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    Firefighters Remember Honorary Firefighter, 6, in NYC

    Firefighters Remember Honorary Firefighter, 6, in NYC
    NEW YORK — A 6-year-old boy who was made an honorary New York City firefighter during his battle with cancer has been remembered at a solemn memorial service. Little Liam Witt died Jan. 24 after enduring years of radiation and chemotherapy. The firefighters of Ladder Co. 24 and Engine Co. 1 admired Liam's fighting spirit. They gave him his own locker ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +15
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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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Forced to Leap 50 ft to Escape Flames, Fallen Heroes Receive Honors 5 Years Later

    Forced to Leap 50 ft to Escape Flames, Fallen Heroes Receive Honors 5 Years Later
    NEW YORK - Headed to the blaze where they died five years ago Saturday, Firefighter John Bellew drove and Lt. Curtis Meyran sat beside him. After a dedication Saturday to mark the anniversary of the day they died, known as Black Sunday, Ladder 27 now bears their names just as they sat that day -- Bellew's name on the left windshield, ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Fallen Brother: Stanley L. Giles

    Fallen Brother: Stanley L. Giles
    LINN VALLEY LAKES, KS - Linn Valley Lakes Fire Chief Stanley L. Giles died Wednesday in a work accident at a Kansas fire station south of Kansas City. Giles, 69, became trapped between a fire truck and a parked car around 2:45 p.m., according to a preliminary online report by the Kansas Highway Patrol. According to the report, Brian Hall, 47, ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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