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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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    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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    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: 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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    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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    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 ...
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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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