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    Firefighter Down: David Hunsinger, Jr.

    Firefighter Down: David Hunsinger, Jr.
    Name: David Hunsinger, Jr. Rank: Firefighter Age: 24 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 7+ Date of Incident: 04/07/2011 Time of Incident: 1745hrs Date of Death: 04/07/2011 Fire Department: Tar Heel Rural Volunteer Fire Department Address: 269 Tar Heel Ferry RD, PO Box 189, Tar Heel, NC 28392 Fire Department Chief: David Hunsinger, Sr. Fire Department POC: Assistant Chief Robert ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Fallen Firefighter: Thomas Shields

    Fallen Firefighter: Thomas Shields
    Age: 42 Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion Rank: Second Assistant Fire Chief Nature of Death: Heart Attack Classification: Volunteer Emergency Duty: No Incident Date: 05/31/2011 Duty Type: After Incident Time: 12:52 Activity Type: Other Death Date: 05/31/2011 Fixed Prop. Use: Residential Fire Dept. Info: Flanders Fire Department Company #1 and Rescue 27 Main ST Flanders , New Jersey 07836 Chief: Greg Widzemok ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Staten Island Thug Arrested After Punching Firefighter, Sister

    Staten Island Thug Arrested After Punching Firefighter, Sister
    STATEN ISLAND, NY - A shoeless Staten Island thug was busted Thursday after he punched his sister in the face and then socked a firefighter who came to her aid, police and fire sources said. Anthony Valentine, 24, choked his sister and then clocked her "in the face with a closed fist" across from the firehouse for the FDNY's Engine 157/Ladder ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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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 almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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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 ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Fallen Firefighter: Anthony M. Valerio

    Fallen Firefighter: Anthony M. Valerio
    Age: 53 Cause of Death: Caught or Trapped Rank: Firefighter/Paramedic 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: 06/04/2011 Fixed Prop. Use: Residential Fire Dept. Info: San Francisco Fire Department 698 2ND ST USNG: 10SEG53648165 San Francisco , California 94107 ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rate This
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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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    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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    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 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Air Packs Under Scrutiny in Probe of Firefighters' Deaths

    Air Packs Under Scrutiny in Probe of Firefighters' Deaths
    FAIRFIELD, CT -- Dennis Eannotti arrives at the firehouse on Reef Road to start his shift. The first thing he does is go over to the rack and his turnout gear -- hat, pants and coat. He looks them over for any rips or tears and then goes to the truck he's assigned to, picks up the gear of the firefighter ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Survivor of Ghent Propane Explosion Dies at 74

    Survivor of Ghent Propane Explosion Dies at 74
    BECKLEY, W.Va. -- A volunteer firefighter who survived a deadly 2007 propane tank explosion at a convenience store in Ghent but was never well enough to return to duty has died. Services were held Monday in Beckley for Donnie Ray Caldwell, 74, of Coal City. Four people were killed when propane gas suddenly blew through a faulty valve that was stuck ...
    Published almost 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 almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Fallen Firefighter: Jacob Anthony Carter

    Fallen Firefighter: Jacob Anthony Carter
    Name: Jacob Anthony Carter Rank: Firefighter Age: 18 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Date of Incident: 4/17/2011 Time of Incident: 11:55 Date of Death: 4/17/2011 Fire Department: Becker-Athens Volunteer Fire Department Address: PO Box 60, MS USNG: 16S CC 621 557 Becker , Mississippi  38825 Fire Department Chief: Doug Buchanan Incident Description: While responding to a mutual aid fire call, Firefighter Carter ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rate This
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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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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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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    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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    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 over 3 years ago | Rated: -1
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    FF Charged with Stealing Gear, Selling It On Ebay

    FF Charged with Stealing Gear, Selling It On Ebay
    SHEBOYGAN, WI - A former volunteer firefighter will make an initial court appearance today for allegedly stealing more than $20,000 worth of gear from the Town of Sheboygan Fire Department and auctioning it on eBay. Items reported stolen included two sets of fire gear, 15 pagers, 13 defibrillator batteries, two defibrillators, a dash-mounted two-way radio, a set of vehicle emergency lights ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Fallen Brother: Donald Mellott

    Fallen Brother: Donald Mellott
    BALD EAGLE TOWNSHIP — Fire policeman Donald G. Mellott, 62, was killed Friday while directing foot traffic around an accident scene. He was struck by a car which drove through a coned-off area, state police at Lamar said. Mellott was killed in the crash which happened at 1:37pm in Bald Eagle Township, Clinton County. Investigators say Mellott was struck by a ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -3

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