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    Inmate Firefighter Killed in Line of Duty

    Inmate Firefighter Killed in Line of Duty
    GORMAN, Calif. -- A truck carrying a prison inmate fire crew collided with a car on a narrow highway north of Los Angeles on Tuesday, killing one inmate and one person from the car and leaving a dozen people injured, authorities said. The car and truck crashed at 2:20 p.m. on Highway 138 near Interstate 4 south of Gorman, Los Angeles ...
    Published about 6 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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 6 years ago | Rated: -2
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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 over 5 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 over 6 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: -2
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Report Shows FF Died in House Fire After Removing Mask

    Report Shows FF Died in House Fire After Removing Mask
    KANSAS CITY - In a house filled with smoke, Shawnee firefighter John Glaser became sick in his breathing mask, removed it and died, investigators reported. The report from Kansas fire investigators said Glaser, 33, rescued a dog before going back in to look for the homeowner, who was not there. According to the report released Thursday by Shawnee: Glaser, his partner ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Fallen Firefighter: Vincent A. Perez

    Fallen Firefighter: Vincent A. Perez
    Age: 48 Cause of Death: Caught or Trapped Rank: Lieutenant Nature of Death: Burns Classification: Career Emergency Duty: Yes Incident Date: 06/02/2011 Duty Type: On-Scene Fire Incident Time: 10:44 Activity Type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland) Death Date: 06/02/2011 Fixed Prop. Use: Residential Fire Dept. Info: San Francisco Fire Department 698 2ND ST USNG: 10SEG53648165 San Francisco , California 94107 ...
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    Odessa Firefighter Honored at National Memorial

    Odessa Firefighter Honored at National Memorial
    ODESSA, MO. - A Missouri firefighter who died in the line of duty is in the national spotlight. Odessa firefighter Roger Vorwark was working his third fire of the day when he collapsed and died in March of 2009. More than 700 people turned out for his memorial services in the small city of Odessa. Now, Vorwark is being honored in ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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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 almost 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 ...
    Published over 6 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 over 5 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Body of Missing Firefighter Located

    Body of Missing Firefighter Located
    OAKRIDGE — Lane County and U.S. Forest Service search crews have located and retrieved the body of Steven Dickerson, a 32-year-old Forest Service wildland firefighter, northeast of Oakridge in the Willamette National Forest. There appears to be no indication of foul play in Dickerson’s death, officials said. Dickerson, of Oakridge, had left behind a note indicating that he was despondent, officials ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Fallen Firefighter: Michael C. Webb

    Fallen Firefighter: Michael C. Webb
    Age: 46 Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion Rank: Captain Nature of Death: Heart Attack Classification: Volunteer Emergency Duty: No Incident Date: 04/26/2011 Duty Type: After Incident Time: 21:30 Activity Type: EMS/Patient Care Death Date: 04/27/2011 Fixed Prop. Use: Outdoor Property Fire Dept. Info: Neon Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department 50 Rescue ST USNG: 17S LB 4799 1752 Neon , Kentucky 41840 Chief: ...
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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 almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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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 6 years ago | Rated: -3
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 7 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 6 years ago | Rated: -2