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    Arbitrator Defends Pay Raise For Boston Firefighters

    Arbitrator Defends Pay Raise For Boston Firefighters
    A representative for the city in contentious firefighter contract talks accused an arbitrator of pulling an 11th hour “about-face” in awarding raises - a claim the union angrily rejected last night. Leominster Mayor Dean Mazzarella, a member of the team that was negotiating a deal between Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Boston Firefighters Local 718, fired off a harshly worded letter ...
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    Military Firefighters Help Train Iraqi Responders

    Military Firefighters Help Train Iraqi Responders
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Two U.S. Soldiers here have spent nearly a year working to boost not only the capabilities of Iraqi firefighters but their standing and reputation in the community as well. According to Lt. Col. Gary Esson, the senior fire service advisor and a native of Joplin, Mo., and Spc. Michael Burris, a fire service advisor and Fayetteville, N.C., native, ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Man Found Safe After Explosion at Texas Refinery

    Man Found Safe After Explosion at Texas Refinery
    SAN ANTONIO — Authorities say a man believed to have been missing after a fuel-laden 18-wheeler exploded at a Texas refinery has been found safe. San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood says the man is a driver of one of three tanker trucks that were at an AGE Refining Inc. fueling station when the Wednesday explosion happened. Hood says another driver ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Firefighter Charged with DUI After Hospital Parking Lot Crash

    LEOMINSTER -- Police on Sunday arrested a city firefighter -- who has been out on unpaid leave for several months -- after he allegedly crashed his truck into three vehicles and a sign in the HealthAlliance Hospital/Leominster parking lot, according to court documents. Ryan Muth, 33, of 10 Spindle Top Drive, allegedly drove his truck into the sign and then three ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Maui Brushfire 60% Contained

    WEST MAUI, HI - A West Maui brushfire that has burned 1,100 acres since Monday in the Olowalu area is 60 percent contained and firefighters are expected to continue monitoring the area tonight, Maui County said Wednesday. The county says the area of the fire is closed to public access for safety reasons. Mayor Charmaine Tavares said Wednesday, "I would like ...
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    Judge Declines to Hear FF Groping Case

    NORTH SALEM — A town justice has declined to hear the case of an assistant chief of the Croton Falls Fire Department accused of groping a female firefighter at the department's annual Christmas party in December. Justice Ralph R. Mackin recused himself from hearing a motion Monday from John Blauvelt, 34, of Carmel to dismiss misdemeanor charges state police lodged against ...
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    FF Injured by Electric Saw While Fighting Blaze

    FF Injured by Electric Saw While Fighting Blaze
    CHESTERFIELD, NJ — A firefighter suffered a severe arm laceration from an electric saw while helping battle a three-alarm blaze at the site of the township’s new elementary school yesterday. He was in guarded condition late last night waiting to go into the operating room in Capital Health Regional’s trauma unit in Trenton. The volunteer for Chesterfield Fire Company was not ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -5
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    Abandoned Baby Twins Found at Fire Station

    Abandoned Baby Twins Found at Fire Station
    SHAWNEE, OK - Authorities in Shawnee say a phone call to dispatchers led to the discovery of twins left in a pickup truck outside a fire station. The twin boy and girl were found about 6:30 a.m. Saturday in the back of the truck owned by fire Lt. Chuck Tade that was parked outside the station, The Oklahoman newspaper reports. Tade ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Roof Collapses at Scene; Four Firefighters Injured

    Roof Collapses at Scene; Four Firefighters Injured
    AFFTON, Mo. (AP) — Four firefighters are recovering after they were hurt battling a blaze in south St. Louis County. The fire broke out Monday afternoon in Affton. KMOX-TV reports that two firefighters were hospitalized and two others treated at the scene. Firefighters thought the elderly homeowner was inside and went in to get him. In fact, Good Samaritans had already ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    New Technology Helps Extinguish FF Fears

    New Technology Helps Extinguish FF Fears
    HONG KONG - Officials yesterday unveiled increased safety features in new breathing apparatus supplied to firefighters in the wake of a Cheung Sha Wan blaze that claimed a senior fireman's life. The high-tech apparatus features blinking masks and beeping alarms that help track a fireman in distress as well as a device that tracks the amount of air supply left. About ...
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    Woman Set Fatal Fire In Bid for Man's Attention

    Woman Set Fatal Fire In Bid for Man's Attention
    WAYNE COUNTY, TX - Susan Marie Bates told state police she wanted to get boyfriend Timothy Wood's attention when she wrapped herself in a Dallas Cowboys fleece and set the blanket ablaze. The fire was the third that Ms. Bates is accused of setting Saturday afternoon at the rented home she and Mr. Wood shared in Wayne County's Texas Twp. Mr. ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -3
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    NYC Manhole Shoots Out 10 Foot Flames

    NYC Manhole Shoots Out 10 Foot Flames
    NEW YORK — A manhole fire blamed on underground electrical cables shot flames 10 feet into the air Monday afternoon near Times Square, startling passers-by and closing a street just blocks from where a failed bomb was found over the weekend. No injuries were reported, but acrid smoke still filled the air an hour-and-a-half later, and Fire Chief Mike Meyers said ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    FFs Rescue Man's Best Friend From 6th Floor Ledge

    DENVER - Denver firefighters helped a dog from a sixth-floor ledge of the Denver Dry Lofts building this morning. Phil Champagne, spokesman for the Denver Fire Department, said the person who owned the dog tried several times to get the dog off the ledge without success. However firefighters, who worked their way along the ledge, were able to grab the dog ...
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    Second Fired FF Wins Back His Job

    DEKALB COUNTY, GA - A second DeKalb County firefighter dismissed after a fatal Dunwoody fire has won back his job, WSB-TV is reporting. A hearing officer ruled for William Jeffrey Greene when he appealed his termination last week, according to reports. Greene was one of the five firefighters fired when a blaze killed 74-year-old Ann Bartlett, hours after the firemen responded ...
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    Paramedic Recounts Horrific Scene After Schoolyard Shootout

    NEWARK, NJ - Derron Brice was a Navy Corpsman for eight years and has a Desert Storm ribbon. He has been a paramedic for UMDNJ in Newark for four years. He has seen trauma from gunshots, schrapnel, blunt force; all the things, as he says in paramedic vernacular, make “bodies no longer viable.” He has seen his share of such bodies. ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Young Woman Indicted In Fire That Injured Firefighter

    Young Woman Indicted In Fire That Injured Firefighter
    BALTIMORE, MD - In case you missed it over the weekend, prosecutors said a 19-year-old woman was indicted on charges that she set a fire her apartment last month, severely injuring a firefighter who rescued two people, because she was angry during a domestic fight. The Baltimore Sun's Jessica Anderson reported that Brittany Katina Garcia was indicted on charges of first-degree ...
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    Training Turns Into Real Life Rescue for Veteran FF

    Training Turns Into Real Life Rescue for Veteran FF
    LOUISA, KY - A Kentucky firefighter is recovering in the hospital after he was swept under water during a fire school training Sunday afternoon. Mark Hammond, Regional Training Coordinator for Kentucky Fire Commission, said it happened at about 1:30 p.m. Hammond said the Northeast Kentucky Fire School was conducting a swift water rescue training at Yatesville Lake in Louisa. The firefighter ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    USFA Conducts Arson Awareness Week

    USFA Conducts Arson Awareness Week
    The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the theme of Arson Awareness Week 2010: Community Arson Prevention. USFA and its partners are conducting education and awareness efforts based on that theme today through Saturday. The goal is to give communities tools and strategies to combat arson in their neighborhoods, businesses, schools, and places of worship. USFA's partners are the International Association of ...
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    FF Battling Cancer Gets Help From Around the Globe

    FF Battling Cancer Gets Help From Around the Globe
    PORTSMOUTH, VA - The Portsmouth Fire Department set out to raise money for one of their own who is fighting cancer while raising three small children by selling $5 fire helmet decals and $10 vehicle decals. The effort is helping Sarah and Matthew Fox pay their bills while Sarah, a 38-year-old paramedic and firefighter, battles cancer, which has spread from her ...
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    Bad Communication Named Reason for LAFD Deaths

    Bad Communication Named Reason for LAFD Deaths
    LOS ANGELES—A new report says poor communications and unexpected fire conditions caused the deaths of two firefighters whose truck plunged off a mountain road last year during a massive Los Angeles County wildfire. Capt. Tedmund Hall and Arnaldo Quinones died on Aug. 30 during the 250-square-mile Station fire in the foothills above Los Angeles. A county Fire Department report issued this ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -2

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