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    Department Under Fire for 'Grim' Station Mural

    Department Under Fire for 'Grim' Station Mural
    Vancouver’s fire department is rushing to remove a colourful mural from its Downtown Eastside station that features a syringe-equipped grim reaper characterizing Canada’s poorest neighbourhood as just about the end of the world. But as a senior fire official on Monday announced a hurried move to get rid of the mural, likely on Tuesday, he said the art made a valid ...
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    Fatal Refinery Fire Blamed on Vapor Cloud

    Fatal Refinery Fire Blamed on Vapor Cloud
    ANACORTES, WA - The deadliest refinery accident since 2005 was described Monday as “more of a fireball than an explosion” but is not yet prompting a federally requested shutdown of the plant. A vapor cloud of hydrocarbons ignited within seconds, killing or burning seven Tesoro employees who were working about 50 feet from a unit used to make high-octane fuel, said ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    No Rest for Weary Firefighters, Paramedics

    No Rest for Weary Firefighters, Paramedics
    LANCASTER, OH - As the lights in Lancaster homes are turned off, children are tucked in and adults end their busy days, most people recognize the quiet and calm of nighttime. Members of the Lancaster Fire Department, however, know that peace can be fleeting. On many nights, medics will respond to calls throughout the entire evening. The most unpleasant nights, they ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Firefighter's Killer Sentenced to 12 Years

    Firefighter's Killer Sentenced to 12 Years
    DeLAND, Fla. -- A man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for the crash that killed an Orange County firefighter. Raymond Thomas Youngblood was sentenced Monday. He pleaded no contest to DUI manslaughter and was adjudicated guilty. An e-mail left with his attorney was not immediately returned, and there was no answer at his office. The 62-year-old Youngblood is ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Honoring a Fallen Hero

    Honoring a Fallen Hero
    CHICAGO - A wake will be held today for a Homewood firefighter who died while trying to save an elderly couple last week. Brian Carey, 28, had been on the job just two months when he rushed into the burning home of Wendell and Bertha Elias Tuesday night. Carey's father, also named Brian, believes his son was hit by a backdraft ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Medical Responder Killed in Ambulance Crash En Route to Scene

    Medical Responder Killed in Ambulance Crash En Route to Scene
    SAN DIEGO — Hours before he was fatally struck by a car while setting up flares around a highway traffic accident, emergency medical technician Esteban Bahena made this post to his Facebook account: “Just transported a patient coming off a jet plane. Love my job.” Bahena, 24, died about 8:30 a.m. Thursday after getting hit on state Route 163 south of ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -7
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    Off-Duty Paramedic Saves Motorcyclist's Life

    Off-Duty Paramedic Saves Motorcyclist's Life
    SUFFOLK, UK - A motorcyclist is recovering in hospital after he was saved by an off-duty paramedic driving his son to a football match. Steve Todd has told how he rescued the 23-year-old biker, who was face down in a water filled ditch and whose helmet was stopping him from breathing properly. "I don't really like to say it, but there ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Young Firefighter Receives Surgery After Fighting Fatal Blaze

    Young Firefighter Receives Surgery After Fighting Fatal Blaze
    HOMEWOOD, IL - A 21-year-old Homewood firefighter underwent skin-graft surgery Thursday to repair first- and second-degree burns suffered in an extra-alarm fire Tuesday night that claimed the life of a firefighter and an elderly war veteran. Karra Kopas, a part-time firefighter/paramedic and Prairie State College student, was upgraded to fair condition Thursday while recovering in the burn unit at the University ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Woman Names Baby After Medic Who Saved Her Life

    Woman Names Baby After Medic Who Saved Her Life
    ST. CHARLES, MO - A St. Charles County woman went into sudden cardiac arrest at just 32 years old, but skilled medics brought her back to life. Now those paramedics are getting a surprise from their miracle patient. "It came out as an unconscious female," remembers paramedic Kevin Griffith of the call that came into ambulance station 14 on August 29, ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Fire Crews Fight Stubborn 700-acre Blaze

    Fire Crews Fight Stubborn 700-acre Blaze
    CHEYENNE -- One of the county's largest grass fires in recent memory burned southwest of town Wednesday afternoon behind commercial explosive producer Dyno Nobel Inc. Fire officials said the area burned was approximately 700 acres. Laramie County Fire District 2 public information officer Lew Simpson said the fire reignited from a blaze that crews extinguished early Wednesday morning. The first fire ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Search Dogs are Ready to Rescue

    Search Dogs are Ready to Rescue
    DALLAS -- The challenge for Hayden was to find Dallas fire Capt. Laurel Pitman in a pile of concrete blocks as smoke filled the air and strong winds blew. When his handler let him go, the 2-year-old Labrador-Chesapeake Bay retriever made just one circle around the debris. It took him eight seconds to sniff out Pitman. "Oh, he works so fast," ...
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    Stolen Paramedic Vehicle Kills Man in Crash

    Stolen Paramedic Vehicle Kills Man in Crash
    VINELAND, NJ — An 81-year-old Vineland man was killed this morning in a collision with a stolen Underwood-Memorial Hospital paramedic SUV that was fleeing police, authorities said. Alfred Costantino, 81, was pronounced dead at the crash scene, at the intersections of Holmes and Chestnut avenues, said Vineland Det. Lt. Thomas Ulrich. The driver of the stolen 2000 Dodge Durango, Michael D. ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Flood Effects Felt Across the Region

    Flood Effects Felt Across the Region
    BRISTOL - "We'll add that to the list." That was pretty much the phrase for the day among emergency personnel throughout the region Tuesday as they struggled to run from one water emergency to another. "Three feet of water in the basement," a Norton dispatcher announced over the police scanner. "Need more pumps here," an Attleboro firefighter reported to headquarters. "We'll ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Firefighter, Police Officer Honored as Heroes After Saving Couple from Pond

    Firefighter, Police Officer Honored as Heroes After Saving Couple from Pond
    WESTMONT, IL - A Westmont police officer and firefighter scoffed at being called heroes Tuesday despite diving into a frigid retention pond to save an elderly couple whose car plunged into the water. "I didn't think about what I was doing; I just did it," Officer Jennifer Muska said. "In a situation like that your adrenaline kicks in." Added firefighter Brendan ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Firefighter Critically Injured at Scene Died En Route to Hospital

    Firefighter Critically Injured at Scene Died En Route to Hospital
    CHICAGO - One of two Homewood firefighters critically injured Tuesday night in a ferocious house fire that claimed the life of an elderly man has died, authorities said this morning. The firefighter was identified by the Cook County medical examiner's office as 28-year-old Brian Carey of Evergreen Park. The Homewood homeowner killed in the blaze was identified as Wendell Elias, 84. ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Hero Paramedic Pulls Two from Burning Building

    Hero Paramedic Pulls Two from Burning Building
    WAYNESVILLE - A fire in Waynesville early Thursday morning has displaced several families and put two people in the hospital. It could have been a much different story if paramedic Mike McCart hadn't acted quickly to save them. Mike McCart is a jack of all trades. He is not only a paramedic, but a former volunteer firefighter and a member of ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Father Arrested In Death of Firefighter Son

    Father Arrested In Death of Firefighter Son
    WARWICKSHIRE, UK - The father of one of four firefighters killed in a fire at a warehouse in 2007 was one of six men recently arrested in connection with the deaths. Paul Stephens, 54, was questioned along with two others last Wednesday. Three other men were arrested in February. Mr Stephen's son Ashley died alongside Darren Yates-Badley, John Averis and Ian ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Sinking Fire Station Raises Concern

    Sinking Fire Station Raises Concern
    ALLENTOWN, PA - Allentown's aging East Side Fire Station is crumbling and sinking into the ground, posing a health risk to firefighters, according to a recent assessment by the city's top firefighter. "The station is literally falling apart at the seams and sinking," Chief Robert Scheirer told the federal government last June. "We are now at the point where the station ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -8
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    Firefighters, Cops Boost Donations to the Troops

    FAIRFIELD, CT -- Maureen Janda was waiting until the collection box in the lobby at Fairfield police headquarters was full to make a delivery to Give2TheTroops. About a week and a half ago, Janda, secretary to the deputy chief, walked in and saw that the box not only was full, but overflowing. Turns out that Fairfield firefighters had done some shopping ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    WWII Veteran Co-Founded Fire Department

    WWII Veteran Co-Founded Fire Department
    MONROEVILLE, PA - Monroeville was just beginning to grow into a bustling suburb and commercial district in July 1949 when Raymond J. Genley led a meeting to start a new fire department there. The new William Penn Highway was about to be lined with the Miracle Mile and other shopping centers. Mr. Genley and 17 neighbors from the Mellon Plan neighborhood ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This

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