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    Firefighter Killed In Freak Station Accident

    Firefighter Killed In Freak Station Accident
    SALISBURY - A Massachusetts firefighter who was badly hurt when a fire department vehicle he was working on slipped from a jack and landed on him has died. Salisbury fire Lt. Timothy Oliveria suffered internal injuries and broken ribs in the accident on Friday and had been hospitalized in critical condition. Deputy Chief Steven LeSage says Oliveria died Sunday afternoon. He ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: -10
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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 about 3 years ago | Rated: -3
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    UK Firefighter Gunned Down While On Vacation

    UK Firefighter Gunned Down While On Vacation
    VENEZUELA - A British tourist has been killed by gunmen in Venezuela in a botched robbery attempt. Thomas Ossel, 28, was shot in the armpit after four armed men burst into the guest house where he was staying with his brother Jack, 21, police confirmed. The keen travellers were staying on the popular holiday island of Isla Margarita when the gunmen ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Fallen Firefighter's Community Comes Together After Tragic Loss

    Fallen Firefighter's Community Comes Together After Tragic Loss
    BROWNWOOD, TX - The shocking images of Texas Rangers fan Shannon Stone toppling over the outfield railing at Rangers Ballpark and later dying last Thursday night have faded from the front page spots they filled in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy. But for the family, friends and coworkers of the 39-year-old Brownwood, Texas, firefighter, the sudden feeling of loss lingers. ...
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    FF Killed Trying to Catch Foul Ball

    FF Killed Trying to Catch Foul Ball
    BROWNWOOD, TX - Members of the Brownwood Fire Department in Texas are mourning the death of their co-worker who fell over a railing at a Rangers game Thursday night and died. Shannon Stone, 39, tumbled when he tried to catch a ball thrown by outfielder Josh Hamilton, instead landing on concrete 20 feet below. He was taken by ambulance to a ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -5
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    Off-Duty Firefighter Dies in Fall at Beach Rental Home

    PORT ARTHUR, TX - An off-duty Port Arthur firefighter died over the Fourth of July weekend when he fell from a balcony of a house in Crystal Beach. Steven McShan, 24, of Lumberton, was climbing to a third-floor balcony from the second floor of the house when he fell about 40 feet onto a concrete driveway about 8:45 p.m. Saturday, said ...
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    Body of Missing Firefighter Located

    Body of Missing Firefighter Located
    OAKRIDGE — Lane County and U.S. Forest Service search crews have located and retrieved the body of Steven Dickerson, a 32-year-old Forest Service wildland firefighter, northeast of Oakridge in the Willamette National Forest. There appears to be no indication of foul play in Dickerson’s death, officials said. Dickerson, of Oakridge, had left behind a note indicating that he was despondent, officials ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Fire Officials Blamed in Blaze That Killed Firefighter

    Fire Officials Blamed in Blaze That Killed Firefighter
    The state fire marshal's investigation into the death of Wharton firefighter Thomas Araguz has found that command staff erred in sending him into an egg farm warehouse inferno last summer since no lives were being threatened. Araguz, a 30-year-old father of two, died July 4, 2010, when he could not find his way out of the blaze at the Maxim Farm ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -6
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    FF Who Posed For Calendar Takes Own Life

    FF Who Posed For Calendar Takes Own Life
    For Philadelphia firefighters, John "Jack" Slivinski Jr. was family; he followed his father into an elite rescue squad. When he got in hot water for posing shirtless for a charity calendar, his buddies rallied around him. On Sunday, those friends and colleagues were stunned and shaken when news spread of Slivinski's death at 31. The former Marine had been found dead ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -2
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    First Responder Was One of Two Killed In Wildfire

    HAMILTON COUNTY, FL - Two Florida Division of Forestry firefighters were killed and two others were injured Monday while fighting the Blue Ribbon Fire in Hamilton County. The dead firefighters were identified this morning as Josh Burch, 31, of Lake City and Brett Fulton, 52, of White Springs. Both were married with two children. “The wildfires have ravaged our state, burning ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Video: Firefighter Killed In Fall Through Church Roof

    Video: Firefighter Killed In Fall Through Church Roof
    MUNCIE -- More than three hours after flames sent a church's sanctuary roof crashing toward the ground, emergency personnel on the scene gathered around a covered body pulled from the still-steaming rubble and saluted their fallen brother. Scott Davis, a Muncie firefighter and former Yorktown fire chief, died Wednesday afternoon while fighting a blaze at the Tabernacle of Praise. Davis, married ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -4
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    On-Duty Firefighter Deaths Hit Record Low

    BOSTON (AP) — The number of on-duty firefighter deaths last year in the United States was the lowest in more than three decades. In a report released Monday, the National Fire Protection Association said 72 firefighters died on-duty in 2010. That's a sharp drop from the 105 on-duty deaths in 2008 and 82 in 2009. The group said it's the lowest ...
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    Fallen Firefighter: Vincent A. Perez

    Fallen Firefighter: Vincent A. Perez
    Age: 48 Cause of Death: Caught or Trapped Rank: Lieutenant Nature of Death: Burns Classification: Career Emergency Duty: Yes Incident Date: 06/02/2011 Duty Type: On-Scene Fire Incident Time: 10:44 Activity Type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland) Death Date: 06/02/2011 Fixed Prop. Use: Residential Fire Dept. Info: San Francisco Fire Department 698 2ND ST USNG: 10SEG53648165 San Francisco , California 94107 ...
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    Fallen Firefighter: Anthony M. Valerio

    Fallen Firefighter: Anthony M. Valerio
    Age: 53 Cause of Death: Caught or Trapped Rank: Firefighter/Paramedic Nature of Death: Burns Classification: Career Emergency Duty: Yes Incident Date: 06/02/2011 Duty Type: On-Scene Fire Incident Time: 10:44 Activity Type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland) Death Date: 06/04/2011 Fixed Prop. Use: Residential Fire Dept. Info: San Francisco Fire Department 698 2ND ST USNG: 10SEG53648165 San Francisco , California 94107 ...
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    Fallen Firefighter: Thomas Shields

    Fallen Firefighter: Thomas Shields
    Age: 42 Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion Rank: Second Assistant Fire Chief Nature of Death: Heart Attack Classification: Volunteer Emergency Duty: No Incident Date: 05/31/2011 Duty Type: After Incident Time: 12:52 Activity Type: Other Death Date: 05/31/2011 Fixed Prop. Use: Residential Fire Dept. Info: Flanders Fire Department Company #1 and Rescue 27 Main ST Flanders , New Jersey 07836 Chief: Greg Widzemok ...
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    Fallen Firefighter: Thomas "Todd" Lange

    Fallen Firefighter: Thomas "Todd" Lange
    Cause of Death: Exposure Rank: Firefighter Nature of Death: Other Classification: Career Emergency Duty: Yes Incident Date: 02/05/1978 Duty Type: On-Scene Non-Fire Activity Type: EMS/Patient Care Death Date: 05/20/2011 Fixed Prop. Use: Residential Fire Dept. Info: Pittsfield Fire Department 74 Columbus AVE USNG: 18T XN 4353 0145 Pittsfield , Massachusetts 01201 Chief: Robert Czerwinski Initial Summary: Firefighter Lange passed away from ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Fallen Firefigher: Chip Imker

    Fallen Firefigher: Chip Imker
    Age: 35 Cause of Death: Fall Rank: Firefighter Nature of Death: Trauma Classification: Volunteer Emergency Duty: No Incident Date: 05/23/2011 Duty Type: Training Incident Time: 21:30 Activity Type: Other Death Date: 05/23/2011 Fixed Prop. Use: Store/Office Fire Dept. Info: Cambridge Fire Department 300 3rd AVE NE USNG: 15T VL 8275 4684 Cambridge , Minnesota 55008 Chief: Sean Okerland Initial Summary: Initial ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Greenwood VFD Lays Fellow Firefighter to Rest

    WEATHERFORD -- A somber mood hangs over the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Department today as they lay to rest one of their own. Jeffrey Karl Bergt died unexpectedly Friday afternoon in a Fort Worth Hospital. Greenwood VFD Chief John Burgoyne said Bergt suffered a heart attack May 12, and had stayed in the hospital for follow-up surgery on May 18. "He just ...
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    Hero Firefighter Dies Saving 3 Kids from Lake

    Hero Firefighter Dies Saving 3 Kids from Lake
    Macon-Bibb County firefighter Michael Dewayne Jones drowned trying to save his two sons and a little girl from Lake Tobesofkee in Georgia, according to WMAZ in Macon. Jones jumped in the lake after he noticed the little girl starting to drown. While saving the girl, his sons, Jarell, 7, and Joshua, 5, got in to the lake and began to drown. ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Ride Honors EMTs Who Died in Line of Duty

    Ride Honors EMTs Who Died in Line of Duty
    While police and firefighter deaths in the line of duty tend to garner more attention, emergency medical service personnel also suffer similar losses every year. A group of more than 80 cyclists -- made up largely of emergency medical professionals -- from 22 states and a Canadian province passed through the area on Friday as part of a weeklong 500-mile ride ...
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