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    Firefighters Save Drowning Surfer

    Firefighters Save Drowning Surfer
    NEW YORK - A surfer was clinging to life Friday night after firefighters pulled him from the choppy waters of the Rockaways. The 20-year-old victim got tangled in a jetty off the boardwalk near Beach 92nd St. about 4:15p.m., officials and witnesses said. Fellow surfers swam to help the distressed man, whose ankle tether - a line that ties the board ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Former Manhattan DA Quits FDNY Bias Fight

    Former Manhattan DA Quits FDNY Bias Fight
    NEW YORK CITY - Days after the city blasted him as biased, Robert Morgenthau stepped down Tuesday as the court-appointed master overseeing new procedures for hiring firefighters. The former Manhattan district attorney called the Bloomberg administration's accusations "absurd," but said it was in the court's "best interest" to name someone the city didn't have a "grudge" against. Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Few Remain As 1962 Coal Town Fire Still Burns

    Few Remain As 1962 Coal Town Fire Still Burns
    CENTRALIA, Pa. – Standing before the wreckage of his bulldozed home, John Lokitis Jr. felt sick to his stomach, certain that a terrible mistake had been made. He'd fought for years to stay in the house. It was one of the few left standing in the moonscape of Centralia, a once-proud coal town whose population fled an underground mine fire that ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: -4
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    NY Fire Chief and Firefighter Busted in Pedestrian Gun Threat

    NY Fire Chief and Firefighter Busted in Pedestrian Gun Threat
    NEW YORK - A Long Island town's fire chief and a New York City firefighter were arrested Tuesday for brandishing guns while threatening a pedestrian, officials said. Michael Charles, the Hempstead fire chief, held a handgun on his hip while Brian Schuck, an eight-year-FDNY veteran, toted a shotgun when they harassed a man walking down a Hempstead street Sunday afternoon, Nassau ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Immediate Danger Has Passed After 'Catastrophic' Dam Break

    Immediate Danger Has Passed After 'Catastrophic' Dam Break
    Iowa Governor Chet Culver said Saturday night the immediate danger near Lake Delhi had passed after a "catastrophic" dam breach sent water spilling downstream and hundreds of people fleeing for safety, The Des Moines Register reported. Culver praised the quick action of emergency personnel in response to the dam break which sent water downstream from the Maquoketa River into the streets ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    'Ladder 49' Pays Proper Tribute to Baltimore's Bravest

    'Ladder 49' Pays Proper Tribute to Baltimore's Bravest
    BALTIMORE - I was on leave when it opened, but after the harrowing events of the last 24 hours the next movie on my rental list is "Ladder 49." This salute to Baltimore's firefighters left Roger Ebert "thoughtful and sad" and "surprisingly affected." Stephanie Zacharek, then at Salon, admired "the way it suggests the texture of a firefighter's daily routine. We ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    A Firefighter's Determination Can't Be Beat

    A Firefighter's Determination Can't Be Beat
    HOUSTON - One year ago, a Cy-Fair volunteer firefighter's life was changed forever. Thomas Shuster lost both of his legs at the hands of a suspected drunken driver. And now, he's telling us about the journey he's taken the past year and his hope for the future. Success comes in the small victories for Shuster. "I've realized that my life changed ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Fallen Brother: Stanley L. Giles

    Fallen Brother: Stanley L. Giles
    LINN VALLEY LAKES, KS - Linn Valley Lakes Fire Chief Stanley L. Giles died Wednesday in a work accident at a Kansas fire station south of Kansas City. Giles, 69, became trapped between a fire truck and a parked car around 2:45 p.m., according to a preliminary online report by the Kansas Highway Patrol. According to the report, Brian Hall, 47, ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Firefighter Struck by SUV Driven by EMS Supervisor

    Firefighter Struck by SUV Driven by EMS Supervisor
    FAIRFAX, VA - Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department spokesman Dan Schmidt says a captain responding to the crash as EMS 401 was behind the wheel of the SUV. Engine 404 and Medic 404 from Herndon were already on the scene. The EMS 401 vehicle was described as moving slowly through the area when the collision occurred. [widget:news__wtop] The incident took ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Climber Killed In Oregon Fall Id'd As Fire-Medic

    Climber Killed In Oregon Fall Id'd As Fire-Medic
    PORTLAND - A 30-year-old Southeast Portland climber who fell off Beacon Rock and died Sunday evening was a firefighter-paramedic who worked in Oregon, Skamania County sheriff’s officials said. Nathan “Nate” Turner fell about 5:30 p.m., according to a bulletin from the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office. Rescuers first believed he’d only suffered a broken arm and leg. Skamania County Undersheriff Dave Cox ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Airline Cockpit Fire Forces Emergency Landing

    Airline Cockpit Fire Forces Emergency Landing
    WASHINGTON — Investigators are looking into whether long-known problems with the heating system in a cockpit window of the Boeing 757 played a role in a fire that forced an airliner to make an emergency landing near Washington, federal safety officials said Monday. United Airlines Flight 27 en route from New York to Los Angeles with 112 people aboard made an ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    EMTs Help Deliver Baby on NYC Subway Platform

    EMTs Help Deliver Baby on NYC Subway Platform
    NEW YORK — An FDNY lieutenant and two EMTs delivered a baby on July 23 in an unlikely spot, the 4/5 subway train platform at Bowling Green in Manhattan. "It was a great experience it was amazing to see another human life to come into the world," said EMT Tom Loggin from Station 4. He and his partner, EMT Jerry Chatelain, ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    FF Killed When Son's Gun Discharges On Hunting Trip

    FF Killed When Son's Gun Discharges On Hunting Trip
    TWINSBURG, OH - Twinsburg is mourning the loss of one of its firefighters, killed in a hunting accident over the weekend in Jefferson County. Ty Marlin, 46, died when his 15-year-old son accidentally shot him Sunday at the Short Creek Sportsman's Club in Adena. Twinsburg Fire Capt. Steven Bosso remembers the firefighter and paramedic as a person who loved to share ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -6
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    VIDEO: Crew Escapes as Tanker Jet Crashes

    VIDEO: Crew Escapes as Tanker Jet Crashes
    VENTURA, Calif. -- Three crew members aboard a Boeing 707 tanker loaded with jet fuel escaped with only minor injuries when the aircraft skidded off the runway and exploded into flames at a Southern California Navy base, officials said. The plane crashed as it was taking off from Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu at about 5:25 p.m. Wednesday. It slid ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Firefighter Killed in Motorcycle-Truck Crash

    Firefighter Killed in Motorcycle-Truck Crash
    WEST PHILADELPHIA - An off-duty firefighter was killed after the motorcycle he was on collided with another vehicle, police say. The firefighter has been identified as Odell Pommells, a 7-year veteran of the Philadelphia Fire Department. At 6:27 p.m., Ladder 6, Medic 3 and Medic 34 responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Lancaster and Wyalusing avenues. There ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    After 75 Years of Service, Firefighter Bill Retires

    After 75 Years of Service, Firefighter Bill Retires
    East Syracuse, NY — How often does a volunteer firefighter stay with his force 75 years? Not very often. That’s why there was a big turnout last week when Bill Lewis Sr. officially retired from the East Syracuse Fire Department. The East Syracuse chief, Mike Cramer, said the department’s bylaws had to be changed to grant the retirement, which is the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Joint FDNY-NYPD Efforts End In Rescue of Two Children in Haiti

    Joint FDNY-NYPD Efforts End In Rescue of Two Children in Haiti
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - A New York rescue squad pulled two miracles from the rubble of Haiti on Tuesday night. One week after the devastating earthquake threw Haiti into chaos, a joint NYPD-FDNY rescue team dragged two children alive from the debris of a two-story building in Port-au-Prince, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said. The 8-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl, believed to be ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Former FF Dog Killer Gets 30 More Days Behind Bars

    Former FF Dog Killer Gets 30 More Days Behind Bars
    COLUMBUS, OH - A former Columbus firefighter who served a 90-day jail sentence last year for killing his dogs to avoid boarding them was sent back to jail yesterday for violating his probation. David P. Santuomo, 44, of Fall Water Court on the Northwest Side, will spend 30 days in jail after Franklin County Municipal Judge Harland H. Hale found that ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    New Fire Trucks Advertise Paramedic Abilities

    New Fire Trucks Advertise Paramedic Abilities
    BARTLETT, IL — The Bartlett Fire Protection District is placing new signs on ITS fire engines and ladder truck that say “Paramedics,” indicating that even these vehicles designed for firefighting now carry advanced life support capabilities. Fire Chief Michael Falese said these vehicles have the obvious fire suppression capabilities that most people are aware of, but they also have carried fully ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Firefighter Killed After Shift In Three-Vehicle Crash

    Firefighter Killed After Shift In Three-Vehicle Crash
    INDIANAPOLIS - An Indianapolis firefighter who had finished with his shift and was about to pull into his driveway was killed Thursday in a three-vehicle accident north of Brownsburg. Duane E. Clark, 35, died in the accident just before 8 a.m. on Ind. 267 just south of Hendricks County Road 900 North. Clark was a nine-year Indianapolis Fire Department veteran who ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -7

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