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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: ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Firefighter Killed After Being Hit by School Bus

    Firefighter Killed After Being Hit by School Bus
    DERBY, NY - A 49-year-old volunteer firefighter from Derby was struck and killed by a school bus shortly before dawn Monday at an intersection not far from his home. Ronald Wattie, of Revere Drive, had to be freed from under the school bus that struck him at about 6:55 a.m. at Erie Road (Route 5) and Revere in the Town of ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Fallen Firefighter: Charles Foster

    Fallen Firefighter: Charles Foster
    Age: 59 Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion Rank: Firefighter Nature of Death: Heart Attack Classification: Volunteer Emergency Duty: Yes Incident Date: 04/25/2011 Duty Type: On-Scene Non-Fire Incident Time: 23:30 Activity Type: Other Death Date: 04/29/2011 Fixed Prop. Use: Outdoor Property Fire Dept. Info: Barton Volunteer Fire Department 5135 Hwy 302 USNG: 16S BD 35 72 Olive Branch , Mississippi 38654 [widget:news__lodd_forum] Chief: ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Two Firefighters Killed in Highway Car Crash

    Two Firefighters Killed in Highway Car Crash
    CHARLOTTE - Two members of the Blowing Rock Fire and Rescue Squad were killed Sunday in a two-car crash in McDowell County. The victims were returning from McDowell Fire and Rescue College, where they had attended a weekend firefighting seminar, according to the Blowing Rock Fire and Rescue Squad. The victims were identified as Jeremy Bolick, 23, and Tommy Wright, 20. ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: -7
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    NIOSH Finds Department at Fault for 2009 Death of Firefighter

    NIOSH Finds Department at Fault for 2009 Death of Firefighter
    ST. ANNA, WI - A federal investigation of the Dec. 29 fire and explosion that killed St. Anna firefighter Steven Koeser found fault with the training and decision-making of the St. Anna Fire Department. The investigation by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) also faulted the disposal and storage of materials by Bremer Manufacturing Co., the town of ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: -2
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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 about 6 years ago | Rate This
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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 almost 6 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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: -2
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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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: -6
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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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Off-Duty Firefighter Dies in Fall at Beach Rental Home

    PORT ARTHUR, TX - An off-duty Port Arthur firefighter died over the Fourth of July weekend when he fell from a balcony of a house in Crystal Beach. Steven McShan, 24, of Lumberton, was climbing to a third-floor balcony from the second floor of the house when he fell about 40 feet onto a concrete driveway about 8:45 p.m. Saturday, said ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Firefighter Missing After Being Swept Away by Floodwaters

    Firefighter Missing After Being Swept Away by Floodwaters
    KANAWHA, WVa - A massive search is underway in Raleigh County for a missing Kanawha County volunteer firefighter swept away in floodwaters early Saturday morning. It happened in the Beaver area when a fire department boat capsized during a swift water rescue attempt. MetroNews has learned the Kanawha County firefighter was in Raleigh County as part of a mutual aid agreement. ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: -3
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    24-Year Veteran Firefighter Dies in His Sleep at Station

    24-Year Veteran Firefighter Dies in His Sleep at Station
    YUMA - A firefighter who served the Yuma community for more than 24 years with the Rural/Metro Fire Department died while on duty Saturday night. Captain and paramedic David Irr died in his sleep at Station 2 and was found by fellow firefighters the next morning. He was 49. “We are devastated by the loss of our friend David,” said Gary ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: -7
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    Family of Fallen FF Files Wrongful Death Suit

    Family of Fallen FF Files Wrongful Death Suit
    The family of Lieutenant Kevin M. Kelley of the Boston Fire Department filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Suffolk Superior Court yesterday against six companies contracted by the city to inspect or maintain the braking systems on the firetruck he died in last year. Kelley died Jan. 9, 2009, after Boston Fire Department Ladder 26 suffered catastrophic brake failure and careered ...
    Published over 5 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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Thousands Mourn Fallen Chicago Firefighter

    Thousands Mourn Fallen Chicago Firefighter
    Under the blazing sun, they waited. In their crisp blue uniforms and white gloves, hundreds of firefighters in perfect formation outside the funeral home waited. For more than two miles along the hushed street, children on bicycles and old men waving American flags waited. Outside St. John Fisher Catholic Church, in the grassy yards of strangers, hundreds more waited. And when ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +2