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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 over 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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    Video: Firefighter Killed In Fall Through Church Roof

    Video: Firefighter Killed In Fall Through Church Roof
    MUNCIE -- More than three hours after flames sent a church's sanctuary roof crashing toward the ground, emergency personnel on the scene gathered around a covered body pulled from the still-steaming rubble and saluted their fallen brother. Scott Davis, a Muncie firefighter and former Yorktown fire chief, died Wednesday afternoon while fighting a blaze at the Tabernacle of Praise. Davis, married ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: -4
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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 over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Dispute Grows Over Expense of Firefighter Funerals

    Dispute Grows Over Expense of Firefighter Funerals
    BUFFALO - Officials say the city will reimburse the firefighters union for most expenses related to the funerals of two firefighters who died last year, but it will not put up money for alcohol served at the receptions. "It would be foolish for the city to engage in underwriting alcohol- related expenses," Comptroller Andrew A. SanFilippo said Tuesday. The city has ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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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 about 4 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 ...
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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 about 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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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 ...
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    Fallen Firefighter: Robert Dean Watts

    Fallen Firefighter: Robert Dean Watts
    Name: Robert Dean Watts Rank: Firefighter Age: 51 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Date of Incident: 4/18/2011 Time of Incident: 20:00 Date of Death: 4/18/2011 Fire Department: Windsor Volunteer Fire Department 275 Broad ST USNG: 18T XM 9566 3583 Windsor , Connecticut  06095 Fire Department Chief: William Lewis Incident Description: Firefighter Watts collapsed while working water supply at the scene of a ...
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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 ...
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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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    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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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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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    Man Charged in Traffic Death of Off-Duty Firefighter

    Man Charged in Traffic Death of Off-Duty Firefighter
    HOUSTON - An off-duty Houston firefighter died after his motorcycle was struck in San Leon by a driver who was later charged with intoxication manslaughter, authorities said Monday. Johnnie Williams, 49, was hit by a Ford pickup truck about 3:45 p.m. Sunday on FM 517 near 27th Street, said officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety. The driver of the ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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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 about 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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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. ...
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