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    Does Seattle Firefighter Deserve $12.75 Million?

    Does Seattle Firefighter Deserve $12.75 Million?
    KING COUNTY, WA - A King County judge said Friday that the "mental picture" she envisioned of a Seattle firefighter awarded $12.75 million for injuries he suffered in an on-duty fall didn't square with secretly shot video later showing him chopping wood and performing other activities. But Superior Court Judge Susan Craighead also sharply questioned a request by attorneys for the ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Firefighter Among Those Trapped In Ferris Wheel

    Firefighter Among Those Trapped In Ferris Wheel
    RACINE - It was a terrifying situation for more than a dozen children: being trapped on a Ferris wheel for three hours. Luckily, one of the people trapped with them was an off-duty firefighter. Capt. Nick Comande of the Racine Fire Department was riding the Ferris wheel at Racine's Party on the Pavement festival with his 9-year-old daughter Rachel. He had ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Off-Duty FF's Gear Swiped While Helping With Rescue

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Officials in Michigan are seeking the return of hockey equipment taken while an off-duty firefighter was helping a woman trapped in a burning car. Ann Arbor battalion chief Robert Vogel says Monday that the bag of gear either was taken from the bed of John Maguire's truck or plucked from the ground nearby where it had fallen ...
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    Elks Lodge Honors Firefighter, Police, Park Rangers for Service and Heroism

    ST. LOUIS - Three police officers, one firefighter and two park rangers were honored by members of St. Charles Elks Lodge 690 at a reception last month for their community service and heroism. Recipients included: St. Charles City park rangers Sgt. Paul Jokerst and Christina Gonzalez, St. Charles Sheriff's Deputy Ron Neupert, St. Charles Police Officer Michael Davis, St. Peters Police ...
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    Orlando's Longest-Serving Female Firefighter Retiring

    Orlando's Longest-Serving Female Firefighter Retiring
    Barbara Skees, 57, is retiring from Orange County Fire Rescue this month as the agency's longest-serving female firefighter. Skees will have spent 30 years and one month with the department when she retires Oct. 28. During that time, she's gone from one of a handful of women working in the field to one of many – and inspired her son to ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Cleveland Firefighters Take TUFF Titles

    Cleveland Firefighters Take TUFF Titles
    CLEVELAND - Cleveland firefighters brought home three titles from the Tennessee Ultimate Firefighter (TUFF) competition held recently at the Tennessee Fire and Codes Academy in Bell Buckle. Sixteen firefighters from the Cleveland Fire Department competed in the event to benefit the Tennessee Fallen Firefighters Memorial. “I am proud that Cleveland firefighters compete in this event each year,” stated Chief Chuck Atchley. ...
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    Downed Power Line Burns CA Firefighter

    BODEGA, Calif.—Sonoma County Fire officials say a firefighter remains in critical but stable condition at a San Francisco hospital after he either touched or stepped on a downed power line. Fire Marshal Robert MacIntryre identified the injured man Monday as Ben Hakala, a longtime volunteer with the Bodega Volunteer Fire Department. Chief Ron Albini tells the San Francisco Chronicle that the ...
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    Rescue Teams Attacked With Bricks When Responding At Scene

    UNITED KINGDOM - Firefighters were pelted with stones and bricks when they turned up to put out a blaze in woods. The crew, from Blackburn Fire Station, were attacked by youths after arsonists started a rubbish fire in an area off Fishmoor Drive in the town. Yesterday, the yobs were blasted as ‘stupid’ by Lanc-ashire Fire and Rescue Service, which said ...
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    All In A Day's Work: FF Rescues Woman, Dog from Pier

    BOSTON - A 69-year-old Boston woman and her dog were rescued this morning after the canine became stuck on a narrow ledge off Fan Pier while exploring. Mary Gier of Boston said she had let her dog Sammy off his leash to explore the rocks along the seawall, like the canine had done many times before, when the 10-year-old animal found ...
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    After Years of Service to Others; FF Needs Help

    After Years of Service to Others; FF Needs Help
    BOWER HILL, PA - Bryan Pritchard of Collier has been a volunteer with the Bower Hill Volunteer Fire Department in Scott for a half-dozen years, giving his time and talents to his community. Now the community can return the favor. A candidate for a kidney and pancreas transplant, Mr. Pritchard, 38, is waiting for the organs to become available. He has ...
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    MA Firefighters Demand Military Training Pay

    MA Firefighters Demand Military Training Pay
    WATERTOWN, MA - Six Watertown firefighters are asking the town to compensate them for pay they say they earned while undergoing military training, according to town and union officials. The town says its investigation shows that four of the firefighters are owed pay, and it has promised to rectify the situation quickly. One of the firefighters, Brian Rand, completed training to ...
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    IL Firefighters Find New Way to 'Fill the Boot'

    IL Firefighters Find New Way to 'Fill the Boot'
    HOMEWOOD, IL - Firefighters are used to handling tough situations. Going into a building fully engulfed in flames to rescue people is not done by those who can't deal with adversity. That may help explain how firefighters in Homewood and Chicago Ridge approached the situation of being told their usual way of collecting funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association was being ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    19-Year-Old Gets 15 Years in Firefighter's Slaying

    JACKSONVILLE - A Jacksonville woman was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison in the December shooting death of a Jacksonville firefighter/paramedic. [photo:162625] Fisthnise St. Breux, 19, had faced up to 30 years after pleading guilty to manslaughter last month. She will be deported to her native Haiti upon completion of her sentence. St. Breux was arrested after Emanuel Porter II, ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Fire Marshal to Testify in Home Invasion Trial

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A fire marshal is expected to testify in the trial of a man charged in the killings of a woman and her two daughters in a Connecticut home invasion three years ago. Testimony is to continue Friday in New Haven Superior Court in the case of Steven Hayes, one of two men charged with capital felony, murder, ...
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    Red Cross Assists Virginia Fire Victims

    Red Cross Assists Virginia Fire Victims
    MANASSAS, Va. - Emergency responders are providing food and shelter to the families displaced by Thursday's devastating fire in a Manassas neighborhood. The Red Cross and emergency management officials are administering aid to the 11 residents left homeless after the fire in the Sumner Lake subdivision destroyed three of the $400,000, two-story houses and damaged five others. Only two people were ...
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    Firefighting and MMA: The Perfect Combo?

    Firefighting and MMA: The Perfect Combo?
    Chris Lytle is one of a few Ultimate Fighting Championship veterans who still keeps his day job. Technically, it's a day/night job. He's a firefighter in Indianapolis. Between his job, a busy fight schedule in UFC and his four kids, he has little time for anything else. He admits he doesn't have other hobbies and says his many fight-night bonuses have ...
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    City Initiates Random Drug Tests On Firefighters

    City Initiates Random Drug Tests On Firefighters
    BOSTON - Unmarked white box trucks arrived without warning outside three Boston firehouses yesterday, as the Fire Department began random drug and alcohol testing, a quiet ending to what had become a bitter and protracted labor dispute. A total of 20 firefighters stepped inside the customized trucks with private bathrooms and running water, submitting to instant-read breathalyzers for alcohol and to ...
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    Firefighters Surprise Burgler When They Discover Home Invasion

    Firefighters Surprise Burgler When They Discover Home Invasion
    CHELSEA - There may not have been fire in a Chelsea apartment yesterday morning, but firefighters responding to a call of smoke found something else. Firefighters who arrived at a Lafayette Avenue apartment complex just after midnight yesterday came upon a home invasion in progress in the same apartment. Police responded, and one of the suspects was arrested and charged with ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Pizza Hut Customers Can Now Order a Firefighter To Go

    Residents will be able to get a firefighter with their pizza Oct. 6 and 7. The Somerset Volunteer Fire Department is teaming up with Pizza Hut in Somerset during Fire Prevention Week to check the smoke alarms of people who order pizza on those days. Pizza Hut owner Erik Bittner said he was happy to help fire department members reach people’s ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Firefighter Injured In 4-Alarm Seattle Blaze

    SEATTLE -- Seattle firefighters have controlled a four-alarm blaze that tore through the former Sunny Jim peanut butter plant in south Seattle, injuring a firefighter and sending smoke high into the air. An estimated 120 firefighters responded Monday to the vacant, city-owned, two-story building. Fire officials say one firefighter was injured by a piece of falling siding. He was reported in ...
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