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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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: -7
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    New Details Emerge In Incident of 2-Month Rookie's Death

    New details about the death of a rookie Homewood firefighter were revealed Monday in a scathing report that indicates the suburban fire department was ill-prepared to handle a fire of the magnitude that killed two people and seriously injured another in March. An investigation into the extra-alarm house fire on March 30 that killed firefighter Brian Carey, 28, determined the Homewood ...
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    Fire Department Deputy Chief Dies Unexpectedly

    HINSDALE- Hinsdale Fire Department Deputy Chief Mark Johnson, 55, died unexpectedly Monday while exercising in the station's fitness room. Johnson, a 24-year veteran of the department, was found unresponsive in the station's workout room Monday afternoon while on duty. Firefighters attempted to revive him on the scene, but Johnson was pronounced dead after arriving at Hinsdale Hospital shortly after, according to ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Family Swept to Sea by Hurricane Wave Rescued by City Firefighter

    Family Swept to Sea by Hurricane Wave Rescued by City Firefighter
    POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ — After a pleasant Sunday morning at Jenkinson’s boardwalk on Point Pleasant Beach, Raechel Fisher went with her 10-year-old son, Zack, to the water’s edge so he could wash the sand off his feet. She leaned down to rinse out his beach toys. When she looked up and saw fierce waves coming, panic set in. "The water ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    OC Firefighter Dies During Routine Training

    OC Firefighter Dies During Routine Training
    ORANGE COUNTY, CA - An Orange County firefighter died Thursday morning after a routine training exercise, authorities said. Battalion Chief Kris Concepcion of the Orange County Fire Authority said James M. Owen, 56, collapsed in full cardiac arrest after an urban search-and-rescue drill in Irvine. Concepcion did not know if Owen had just finished a classroom session or an active part ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Benefit Remembers First FF Killed on 9/11

    Benefit Remembers First FF Killed on 9/11
    NEW YORK CITY - He was the first firefighter killed on 9/11. And Danny Suhr of FDNY Engine Co. 216 will be remembered in his old Brooklyn neighborhood of Marine Park this Sept. 11. The men of 216 were some of the first responders to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and were setting up near the south tower when ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Firefighter Overcome by Fumes in Tragic Manhole Accident

    Firefighter Overcome by Fumes in Tragic Manhole Accident
    TARRYTOWN, NY - Investigators today are trying to figure out why a Tarrytown Volunteer Firefighter and a Department of Public Works employee died after apparently becoming overcome by fumes in a manhole. The victims were identified as public works employee Anthony Ruggiero and firefighter John Kelly by Tarrytown Village Administrator Michael Blau. Public works was investigating a call about backed up ...
    Published almost 4 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 ...
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    Fire Company President Dies from Massive Heart Attack

    Fire Company President Dies from Massive Heart Attack
    YORK, PA - More than anything else, Joyce Farrington remembers her stepson as selfless. Since he was little, he naturally wanted to help people. Delta-Cardiff Volunteer Fire Co. President Douglas Farrington died Monday. Joyce Farrington, his stepmother, said officials told her Doug died from a massive heart attack. He would have been 45 in October. "Everybody in the world knew him," ...
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    FDNY Veteran Accused of Growing 100 Marijuana Plants, Endangering Kids

    FDNY Veteran Accused of Growing 100 Marijuana Plants, Endangering Kids
    NEW YORK - A city firefighter was caught "red-handed" tending more than 100 marijuana plants - each worth $5,000 - in the basement of a Queens house, a prosecutor said Monday. Patrick Murray was not only running an illegal drug operation, but he was also endangering three young kids living above the drug den, exposing them to harmful fumes from powerful ...
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    Missing Georgia Firefighter's Body Finally Recovered

    GWINNET, GA - Searchers late Friday morning found the body of a Gwinnett County firefighter reported missing earlier this week. Late Thursday, David Carr's Jeep Wrangler was found parked at Leita Thompson Memorial Park on Woodstock Road in Roswell. [photo:161333] Searchers from several jurisdictions began combing the park before daybreak Friday, and several hours later found his body in a wooded ...
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    Young First Responder Killed In One-Vehicle Crash

    Young First Responder Killed In One-Vehicle Crash
    ANTIOCH, IL - An Antioch firefighter died early Saturday when a pickup truck he was driving crashed into a utility pole in far north Lake County, authorities said. Eric Norden, 30, of Wilmot, Wis., died from multiple trauma, said Lake County Coroner Richard Keller. He said Norden was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:45 a.m. Keller said Norden was driving ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Firefighter Presumed Dead After Personal Watercraft Accident

    KANSAS CITY, MO - The Missouri State Water Patrol is investigating what’s presumed to be a fatal accident this evening involving a personal watercraft on Longview Lake. The watercraft collided with a deck boat, killing the man on the watercraft, officials said. The accident occurred about 6 p.m. near the Longview Lake Beach. The victim, a Kansas City firefighter believed to ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Brothers Revive a Fellow Firefighter

    Brothers Revive a Fellow Firefighter
    LYNNFIELD — Fire Lieutenant Keith Gauvreau, 48, had just arrived at a brush fire Thursday when he said he was not feeling well and then collapsed and fell to the ground. He was not visibly breathing, and his fellow firefighters could not find a pulse. The 27-year Lynnfield Fire Department veteran had suffered a major heart attack. “He was in trouble,’’ ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Thousands Mourn Fallen Chicago Firefighter

    Thousands Mourn Fallen Chicago Firefighter
    Under the blazing sun, they waited. In their crisp blue uniforms and white gloves, hundreds of firefighters in perfect formation outside the funeral home waited. For more than two miles along the hushed street, children on bicycles and old men waving American flags waited. Outside St. John Fisher Catholic Church, in the grassy yards of strangers, hundreds more waited. And when ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    NIOSH Finds Department at Fault for 2009 Death of Firefighter

    NIOSH Finds Department at Fault for 2009 Death of Firefighter
    ST. ANNA, WI - A federal investigation of the Dec. 29 fire and explosion that killed St. Anna firefighter Steven Koeser found fault with the training and decision-making of the St. Anna Fire Department. The investigation by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) also faulted the disposal and storage of materials by Bremer Manufacturing Co., the town of ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Chicago Firefighter Dies After 4-Story Fall from Ladder

    Chicago Firefighter Dies After 4-Story Fall from Ladder
    CHICAGO - A Chicago firefighter was killed this morning after a he fell from a ladder while fighting a grease-chute fire at a West Looprestaurant. He's been identified as 31-year-old Christopher Wheatley of Chicago. He was pronounced dead at 1:19 a.m. Chicago Fire Department Commissioner spoke outside Stroger Hospital this morning. He said the firefighters were at Avec Restaurant at 615 ...
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    Forestry Commission Firefighter Killed in Rollover Accident

    Forestry Commission Firefighter Killed in Rollover Accident
    LiTTLE ROCK — A state Forestry Commission ranger died today in a rollover accident in Lafayette County. Chris Adams, a 25-year-old firefighter, was killed when the Forestry Commission tractor-trailer he was driving overturned on Arkansas 360, about one-half mile east of its intersection with Arkansas 29 in Lafayette County. Adams was en route to check on a fire from earlier in ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Man Charged in Traffic Death of Off-Duty Firefighter

    Man Charged in Traffic Death of Off-Duty Firefighter
    HOUSTON - An off-duty Houston firefighter died after his motorcycle was struck in San Leon by a driver who was later charged with intoxication manslaughter, authorities said Monday. Johnnie Williams, 49, was hit by a Ford pickup truck about 3:45 p.m. Sunday on FM 517 near 27th Street, said officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety. The driver of the ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Report Shows FF Died in House Fire After Removing Mask

    Report Shows FF Died in House Fire After Removing Mask
    KANSAS CITY - In a house filled with smoke, Shawnee firefighter John Glaser became sick in his breathing mask, removed it and died, investigators reported. The report from Kansas fire investigators said Glaser, 33, rescued a dog before going back in to look for the homeowner, who was not there. According to the report released Thursday by Shawnee: Glaser, his partner ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -2

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