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    Firefighter Dies During Training

    Firefighter Dies During Training
    SOMERSET, PA - A Somerset County fire department is mourning the loss of a firefighter who was rushed to the hospital Saturday afternoon from training. Scalp Level & Paint Volunteer Fire Co. President Dennis Berkey said John Palomino was taken to Miners Medical Center in Hastings where he died. “He was a really good member,” Berkey said. Berkey said Palomino, who ...
    Published about 4 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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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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 about 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Fallen Firefighter Was Always Protecting Others

    BRIGHTON, MI - For career fireman Ed Weber, safety first wasn't merely an on-the-job requirement, it was a practice routinely observed on the home front, as well. Mr. Weber, the former chief of the Birmingham Fire Department and a 30-year veteran of the force, died of brain cancer Jan. 26 at Caretel Inns of Brighton. The Brighton resident was 73. "He ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Fallen Brother: Terry Cannon

    Fallen Brother: Terry Cannon
    LOUISVILLE, KY - 33-year veteran firefighter Major Terry Cannon died of a heart attack hours after responding to a residential fire alarm Sunday, January 17th. Cannon, age 52, had been a member of the Buechel Fire Department in Funeral services are pending.
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Firefighter Fatality: Charles Hornberger

    Firefighter Fatality: Charles Hornberger
    MILMONT PARK, PA - On Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at approximately 1140hrs, Engineer Hornberger responded to the fire station for an alarm of a commercial building fire. He arrived at the station but missed the truck. He stayed at the station until his company returned and then went home. While leaving his house a short while later, he collapsed. He was ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Greenwood VFD Lays Fellow Firefighter to Rest

    WEATHERFORD -- A somber mood hangs over the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Department today as they lay to rest one of their own. Jeffrey Karl Bergt died unexpectedly Friday afternoon in a Fort Worth Hospital. Greenwood VFD Chief John Burgoyne said Bergt suffered a heart attack May 12, and had stayed in the hospital for follow-up surgery on May 18. "He just ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Fire Officials Blamed in Blaze That Killed Firefighter

    Fire Officials Blamed in Blaze That Killed Firefighter
    The state fire marshal's investigation into the death of Wharton firefighter Thomas Araguz has found that command staff erred in sending him into an egg farm warehouse inferno last summer since no lives were being threatened. Araguz, a 30-year-old father of two, died July 4, 2010, when he could not find his way out of the blaze at the Maxim Farm ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: -6
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    Fallen Brother: John Coyle

    Fallen Brother: John Coyle
    PRIEST RIVER, ID - Assistant Fire Chief John Coyle of West Pend Oreille Fire District passed away while working at the department's new fire station that is under construction. The apparent cause of death is a heart attack. Incident Location: 4458 Old Priest River Road, Priest River, ID 83856. Donations can be made in honor of Assistant Fire Chief Coyle to ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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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 almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    OC Firefighter Dies During Routine Training

    OC Firefighter Dies During Routine Training
    ORANGE COUNTY, CA - An Orange County firefighter died Thursday morning after a routine training exercise, authorities said. Battalion Chief Kris Concepcion of the Orange County Fire Authority said James M. Owen, 56, collapsed in full cardiac arrest after an urban search-and-rescue drill in Irvine. Concepcion did not know if Owen had just finished a classroom session or an active part ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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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 about 3 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 ...
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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 almost 4 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 ...
    Published almost 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 about 3 years ago | Rated: -1
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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 ...
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    On-Duty Firefighter Deaths Hit Record Low

    BOSTON (AP) — The number of on-duty firefighter deaths last year in the United States was the lowest in more than three decades. In a report released Monday, the National Fire Protection Association said 72 firefighters died on-duty in 2010. That's a sharp drop from the 105 on-duty deaths in 2008 and 82 in 2009. The group said it's the lowest ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rate This

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