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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 ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Fire Chief Suffers "Critical Medical Episode", Dies on Route to Scene

    Fire Chief Suffers "Critical Medical Episode", Dies on Route to Scene
    THE FORKS, Maine — A man who crashed his snowmobile into a tree in Maine has died — along with a fire department chief who was on his way to rescue him. The Maine Warden Service says Jason Dodge was snowmobiling with his brother Friday night when he crashed into a fir tree on a groomed trail in The Forks, an ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -4
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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 almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Fallen Brother: Gerard Marcheterre

    Fallen Brother: Gerard Marcheterre
    BORODINO, NY -- A Borodino volunteer firefighter died Saturday evening after complaining of trouble breathing while responding to a barn collapse in the town of Spafford. Gerard Marcheterre, 50, was riding in a rescue pumper truck en route to the collapse when his breathing became labored, said his brother, Second Assistant Fire Chief Joseph Marcheterre. A SAVES ambulance met the tanker ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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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 almost 3 years ago | Rated: -4
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    Fallen Brother: Jonathan Siemers

    Fallen Brother: Jonathan Siemers
    Clay Center Fire Chief Jonathan Siemers, 44, died this weekend in the line of duty. It was stated that Siemers was on call for the 24 hours preceding his death answering an alarm call at McKinley Apartments. Assistant fire chief Dallas Cunningham has been appointed interim fire chief as of this morning. Siemers began his career as a firefighter in June ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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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 almost 3 years ago | Rated: -1
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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 almost 3 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Dispute Grows Over Expense of Firefighter Funerals

    Dispute Grows Over Expense of Firefighter Funerals
    BUFFALO - Officials say the city will reimburse the firefighters union for most expenses related to the funerals of two firefighters who died last year, but it will not put up money for alcohol served at the receptions. "It would be foolish for the city to engage in underwriting alcohol- related expenses," Comptroller Andrew A. SanFilippo said Tuesday. The city has ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    AUDIO: Retired Firefighter Killed by Police Officer In Home Intrusion

    AUDIO: Retired Firefighter Killed by Police Officer In Home Intrusion
    YUKON, OK — A retired Yukon firefighter was shot and killed by a Piedmont police officer after forcing his way into the officer's home in Yukon. Police say 47-year-old Devin Nemecek was killed Tuesday by officer Jack Neumann Yukon police spokeswoman Klare Ly said Neumann returned home to find Nemecek banging on a door. Ly said Nemecek forced his way into ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Fallen Firefighter: Elias Jaquez

    Fallen Firefighter: Elias Jaquez
    Age: 49 Cause of Death: Caught or Trapped Rank: Firefighter Nature of Death: Burns Classification: Volunteer Emergency Duty: Yes Incident Date: 04/09/2011 Duty Type: On-Scene Fire Incident Time: 17:00 Activity Type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland) Death Date: 04/20/2011 Fixed Prop. Use: Outdoor Property Fire Dept. Info: Cactus Volunteer Fire Department 201 Hwy 287 USNG: 13S GV 6977 9363 Cactus ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: -1
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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 ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 3 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 3 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Fallen Firefighter: David Smith

    Fallen Firefighter: David Smith
    According to sheriff's deputies in the St. Tammany Parish, a man was arrested yesterday and charged with the first-degree murder of Battalion Fire Chief David Smith. Local news WDSU reports that the suspect was trying to buy a Camaro from the off-duty fire chief when the exchange became heated. The fire chief was found shot to death and stuffed into a ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 over 3 years ago | Rated: -1
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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 over 3 years ago | Rated: -7
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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. ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rate This

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