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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 almost 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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Two Firefighters Killed in Highway Car Crash

    Two Firefighters Killed in Highway Car Crash
    CHARLOTTE - Two members of the Blowing Rock Fire and Rescue Squad were killed Sunday in a two-car crash in McDowell County. The victims were returning from McDowell Fire and Rescue College, where they had attended a weekend firefighting seminar, according to the Blowing Rock Fire and Rescue Squad. The victims were identified as Jeremy Bolick, 23, and Tommy Wright, 20. ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -7
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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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rate This
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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 almost 3 years ago | Rated: -5
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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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    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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    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 over 3 years ago | Rated: -2
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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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    Family of Fallen FF Files Wrongful Death Suit

    Family of Fallen FF Files Wrongful Death Suit
    The family of Lieutenant Kevin M. Kelley of the Boston Fire Department filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Suffolk Superior Court yesterday against six companies contracted by the city to inspect or maintain the braking systems on the firetruck he died in last year. Kelley died Jan. 9, 2009, after Boston Fire Department Ladder 26 suffered catastrophic brake failure and careered ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Retired FDNY Lieutenant Who Survived 9/11 Takes Own Life

    A retired FDNY lieutenant who survived the attack on the World Trade Center and the Deutsche Bank fire took his own life on Friday night. Retired Lt. John Garcia of South Nyack in Rockland County, known to friends as Jack, spent much of his quarter-century as a firefighter at busy Engine 68, Ladder 49 in the Bronx. He responded to the ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: -1
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    FF's HIV-Related Death Recognized at Line of Duty Death

    It has been four years since South King Fire and Rescue veteran Doug Waller died as a result of contracting HIV on the job, but his death is just now being recognized as having occurred in the line of duty. In September, a contingent of South King personnel traveled to Colorado Springs, Colo., with Waller’s wife, Sharon, her two sons and ...
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    Fire Captain Dies After Being Crushed By Fire Truck

    NASHVILLE, Ind. — An Indiana fire captain has been killed while making repairs to a fire truck. Fifty-three-year-old Leonard Murray died Friday. He was a member of the fire department in Brown County's Jackson Township. It's near Nashville and about 40 miles south of Indianapolis. WTHR-TV says Murray was crushed to death when someone else accidentally started the truck as Murray ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Fallen Firefighter: Michael Esposito

    Fallen Firefighter: Michael Esposito
    Ex-Captain Michael Esposito of Baldwin Fire Department fell ill while responding to a residential fire, complaining to other firefighters on-board the apparatus of experiencing chest pain. Several minutes after arrival at the scene, EMS personnel evaluated Espositos condition and subsequently transported him to the South Nassau Communities Hospital where he passed away from a cause still to be determined. Michael Esposito ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: -2
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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 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 ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rate This
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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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    Fallen Brother: LeRoy Kemp

    Fallen Brother: LeRoy Kemp
    A 60-year veteran of the Tioga Center Fire Department was killed early this morning. LeRoy Kemp, a firefighter/ambulance driver was en route to a cardiac call when he the ambulance he was traveling in was involved in a multi-vehicle incident on Route 17C in Tioga Center. Kemp was killed on impact. The MCI closed the road down and delayed several schools ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 3 years ago | Rate This

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