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    Air Packs Under Scrutiny in Probe of Firefighters' Deaths

    Air Packs Under Scrutiny in Probe of Firefighters' Deaths
    FAIRFIELD, CT -- Dennis Eannotti arrives at the firehouse on Reef Road to start his shift. The first thing he does is go over to the rack and his turnout gear -- hat, pants and coat. He looks them over for any rips or tears and then goes to the truck he's assigned to, picks up the gear of the firefighter ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Did CT Firefighers' Oxygen Tanks Run Out?

    Did CT Firefighers' Oxygen Tanks Run Out?
    BRIDGEPORT -- Firefighters. They rush into buildings when everyone else is rushing out. "Maybe there's something wrong with our wiring," said Assistant Fire Chief Manuel Firpi, as he stood Sunday outside the 7-11, the Ocean Terrace firehouse. "It's like a calling, like a priest or a teacher or a medic, not everyone can do the job. There's just something inside you ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Firefighter Fatality: Charles Hornberger

    Firefighter Fatality: Charles Hornberger
    MILMONT PARK, PA - On Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at approximately 1140hrs, Engineer Hornberger responded to the fire station for an alarm of a commercial building fire. He arrived at the station but missed the truck. He stayed at the station until his company returned and then went home. While leaving his house a short while later, he collapsed. He was ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Widow of Firefighter Calls $76K for a Life 'Appalling'

    Widow of Firefighter Calls $76K for a Life 'Appalling'
    WASHINGTON - The value of firefighter John McNamara's vanished life is $76,000 under the proposed 9/11 legal settlement. For his widow, that adds up to "appalling." Jennifer McNamara instead is pinning her hopes on the 9/11 health and compensation bill that got its first hearing ever in the U.S. Senate Tuesday. It would provide at least several times the compensation offered ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Georgia Firefighter Dies After Acute Heart Attack

    Georgia Firefighter Dies After Acute Heart Attack
    DODGE COUNTY, GA - While trying to clean up debris after severe weather tore through Dodge County, an area firefighter died from an acute heart attack. The firefighter, 42-year-old Jay C. Brown, was called out to cut down and remove trees that fell during recent storms on Friendship UMC road. At around 6:45pm Brown began feeling short of breath. He was ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Fire Chief Dies After ATV Accident

    Fire Chief Dies After ATV Accident
    North Franklin Fire District 4 Fire Chief Chet Bauermeister of Basin City, Washington, died Wednesday afternoon while responding to a fire, according to local news reports from the Tri-City Herald. The Herald reports that Bauermeister died when ATV he was operating flipped over backward on a steep slope. Read the rest at the Tri-City Herald.
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Remembering the Charleston Nine Three Years Later

    Remembering the Charleston Nine Three Years Later
    CHARLESTON, SC - A solemn, subdued memorial is planned for Friday evening to mark the third anniversary of the Sofa Super Store blaze that claimed the lives of nine Charleston firefighters. The Savannah Highway site of the deadly fire will be open for people to pay their respects. Firefighters and families of the fallen will go first, in a private session ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    FL Firefighter Killed by Lightening Strike

    FL Firefighter Killed by Lightening Strike
    BROWARD COUNTY, FL - A longtime Broward County firefighter has died after lightning struck him as he rode his motorcycle on a Colorado highway, on his way to a fallen firefighter memorial, a firefighter union leader said Wednesday. William "Bill" Carr, a driver-engineer for Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue based in Weston, died Tuesday night at a Denver hospital, where he had ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Military Firefighters to Be Honored at National Fallen Firefighters Memorial

    Military Firefighters to Be Honored at National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
    The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation announced today that military firefighters who die while performing firefighting duties will be honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial located here on the campus of the National Emergency Training Center. Board Chairman Denny Compton stated, "It was an oversight that the military firefighters were not included from the very beginning, and the Foundation's Board of ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Community Lines the Streets to Honor Fallen Firefighter

    Community Lines the Streets to Honor Fallen Firefighter
    OLATHE, KS - From “perfect child” to Marine reservist to Shawnee firefighter, John Glaser of Olathe wanted to help people. In a smoke-filled house last Saturday, he died trying. On Thursday, hundreds of fellow firefighters in dress uniforms joined family, friends and police officers in saying goodbye to the first Shawnee firefighter to die in the line of duty. The somber ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    24-Year Veteran Firefighter Dies in His Sleep at Station

    24-Year Veteran Firefighter Dies in His Sleep at Station
    YUMA - A firefighter who served the Yuma community for more than 24 years with the Rural/Metro Fire Department died while on duty Saturday night. Captain and paramedic David Irr died in his sleep at Station 2 and was found by fellow firefighters the next morning. He was 49. “We are devastated by the loss of our friend David,” said Gary ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -7
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    Firefighter's Arsonist Killer Could Get 62 Years Behind Bars

    Detroit -- A Detroit businessman was sentenced to 41 2/3 to 62 years in prison today for causing the death of a firefighter who was trying to extinguish an arson blaze. Mario Willis, 27, had faced up to life in prison when sentenced by Wayne County Circuit Judge Michael Callahan. Willis, who was once honored by the City Council with a ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Firefighter Killed in Line of Duty

    Firefighter Killed in Line of Duty
    SHAWNEE, KAN. - The Shawnee Fire Department is trying to figure out what caused a fire that killed a firefighter. The fire broke out just before 9 p.m. Saturday near 75th Court & Pflumm. When crews arrived flames were showing the home was filled with thick black smoke. Fire crews were also told there were possibly two people and a dog ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Firefighter's Killer Could Get 62 Years Behind Bars

    Firefighter's Killer Could Get 62 Years Behind Bars
    Detroit -- A Detroit businessman was sentenced to 41 2/3 to 62 years in prison today for causing the death of a firefighter who was trying to extinguish an arson blaze. Mario Willis, 27, had faced up to life in prison when sentenced by Wayne County Circuit Judge Michael Callahan. Willis, who was once honored by the City Council with a ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    New Report: FFs Didn't Know The Danger They Faced

    New Report: FFs Didn't Know The Danger They Faced
    ST. ANNA — Fire Chief Robert Thome said Wednesday that firefighters didn't realize they faced a metal fire Dec. 29 when they responded to a burning trash bin outside a foundry. The contents of the trash bin exploded after firefighters sprayed streams of water and suppressant foam onto the fire. The blast killed volunteer firefighter Steven Koeser and injured eight others. ...
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    Survivor of Ghent Propane Explosion Dies at 74

    Survivor of Ghent Propane Explosion Dies at 74
    BECKLEY, W.Va. -- A volunteer firefighter who survived a deadly 2007 propane tank explosion at a convenience store in Ghent but was never well enough to return to duty has died. Services were held Monday in Beckley for Donnie Ray Caldwell, 74, of Coal City. Four people were killed when propane gas suddenly blew through a faulty valve that was stuck ...
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    Names of LACoFD FFs Killed In Station Fire Added to Memorial

    Names of LACoFD FFs Killed In Station Fire Added to Memorial
    LOS ANGELES - The names of the two Los Angeles County firefighters who lost their lives in the Station Fire were added to a memorial wall Wednesday in a ceremony honoring fallen heroes. Dozens of somber firefighters stood in line at the county Fire Department's East Los Angeles headquarters to pay their respects to Capt. Tedmund "Ted" Hall and firefighter specialist ...
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    FF Charged with Stealing Gear, Selling It On Ebay

    FF Charged with Stealing Gear, Selling It On Ebay
    SHEBOYGAN, WI - A former volunteer firefighter will make an initial court appearance today for allegedly stealing more than $20,000 worth of gear from the Town of Sheboygan Fire Department and auctioning it on eBay. Items reported stolen included two sets of fire gear, 15 pagers, 13 defibrillator batteries, two defibrillators, a dash-mounted two-way radio, a set of vehicle emergency lights ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Firefighter Dies During Training

    Firefighter Dies During Training
    SOMERSET, PA - A Somerset County fire department is mourning the loss of a firefighter who was rushed to the hospital Saturday afternoon from training. Scalp Level & Paint Volunteer Fire Co. President Dennis Berkey said John Palomino was taken to Miners Medical Center in Hastings where he died. “He was a really good member,” Berkey said. Berkey said Palomino, who ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Man Testifies He Was Paid $20 to Start Fire that Killed FF

    Man Testifies He Was Paid $20 to Start Fire that Killed FF
    DETROIT - Dorian Dove wept Wednesday as he testified that he was paid $20 to set a house fire that killed a Detroit firefighter. "It shouldn't have happened," said Dove, who has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and is a key witness in the trial of the man accused of paying for the 2008 blaze that killed 19-year veteran Detroit firefighter ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -4

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