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    Another 9/11 Firefighter Passes Away Due to Illness at Ground Zero

    Another 9/11 Firefighter Passes Away Due to Illness at Ground Zero
    A retired city firefighter who spent two months toiling at Ground Zero died of lung disease Tuesday, his wife said. William Quick, 55, a veteran of 23 years with the FDNY, survived 9/11 - but he could not escape Ground Zero's toxic dust. "He was there when both towers came down," his wife, Lisa Quick, said last night, her voice trailing ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -6
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    Twelve FDNY Firefighters Injured In Warehouse Blaze

    Twelve FDNY Firefighters Injured In Warehouse Blaze
    A dozen firefighters were injured battling a fire that raged overnight in a Queens warehouse, officials said Tuesday morning. The blaze at 95-20 150th St. in Jamaica was so hard to handle that the Fire Department's response reached a rare eighth alarm. Flames erupted about 6 p.m. Monday, and the inferno was not contained until 4:44 a.m. Tuesday. The building continued ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Seven Firefighters Injured In New York Blaze

    Seven Firefighters Injured In New York Blaze
    NEW YORK (AP) - A stubborn blaze at a one-story commercial building in New York City took more than 10 hours to bring under control and injured seven firefighters, one seriously. Rich Viglione of the New York Fire Department says the blaze began at about 6 p.m. Monday inside a large metal-works warehouse in Queens. Crews brought it under control early ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Firefighter Responds to Call at Own Business

    Firefighter Responds to Call at Own Business
    CLINTON — Firefighter Dean S. Weeks was on duty last night when the call came in that his restaurant, Tailgaters Grille, just 300 yards from the fire station on Main Street, was on fire. Firefighters at the station this morning were saddened over the loss of what they called Mr. Weeks' dream and passion. “We're heartbroken,” said Firefighter John W. Kobus. ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Okla. boy rescued after tongue gets stuck on pole

    WOODWARD, Okla. (AP) - In a scene straight from the movie "A Christmas Story," an 8-year-old Oklahoma boy got his tongue stuck to a metal pole after he licked it on a dare. Officials say when rescue crews arrived Tuesday morning, the boy was standing on his tiptoes, trying to wriggle his frozen tongue free from a stop sign pole across ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Talks Stalled for Camden Firefighters, Police

    Talks Stalled for Camden Firefighters, Police
    CAMDEN - Days before Camden lays off as many as half of its police officers and a third of its Fire Department, negotiations between the city and the public safety unions appear to be at a stalemate, with the mayor saying the unions won't accept concessions. "Police and fire have not given up one thing," Camden Mayor Dana L. Redd said ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Pension Board Calls Former FF A Cheat, Fraud

    Pension Board Calls Former FF A Cheat, Fraud
    TRENTON — The chairman of a state pension board publicly denounced a former Harrison firefighter as a cheat and a fraud Monday for collecting a $2,500-per-month disability pension from New Jersey while working as a full-time firefighter in North Carolina. As Herman Ellis looked on impassively during a hearing in Trenton, the board voted to refer the case to the state ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -1
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    White House Advisor's Wife Killed in D.C. Car Fire

    White House Advisor's Wife Killed in D.C. Car Fire
    WASHINGTON -- Police and fire officials are still investigating an accident in Southeast Monday morning that left a car engulfed in flames, killing a Washington lobbyist, mother and wife of a senior White House advisor. Ashley Westbrook Turton, director of congressional affairs for Progress Energy, Inc. and mother of three young children, died around 5 a.m. Monday morning outside her home ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -1
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    City Wants to Pay FF $500K To Stay Away for Good

    City Wants to Pay FF $500K To Stay Away for Good
    DAYTONA BEACH -- A city firefighter has been offered a deal that would give her more than $500,000 over the next three years, and she would never once have to show up for work. At their meeting Wednesday night, city commissioners agreed to the deal that would put the firefighter on paid leave until she retires. The firefighter, Kristine Gray, signed ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -8
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    FFs Face Losing 30 Percent Pay; Possible Layoffs

    HAVERHILL — The new year started unhappily for the 29 Haverhill firefighters accused of lying to obtain their emergency medical technician recertifications. On Friday, Mayor James Fiorentini notified the firefighters named last year by the state as participants in the EMT training scandal that they face unpaid suspensions and possibly even losing their jobs. Fire Chief Richard Borden has recommended the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Father Killed In Apartment Blaze Was Training to Become a Firefighter

    Father Killed In Apartment Blaze Was Training to Become a Firefighter
    SEATTLE - The father who was killed in a New Year's morning blaze was training to become a firefighter and had recently passed his initial firefighting tests, says the manager of the apartments where he died. David Thompson, 32, who was killed in the apartment fire along with his four sons, also worked as a maintenance assistant at the apartment complex ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Laid Off Firefighter Takes to the Streets to Earn Wages

    Laid Off Firefighter Takes to the Streets to Earn Wages
    GARY, Ind. — A furloughed Gary firefighter has turned to panhandling to support his family. Gary Pickering is one of 34 firefighters the city laid off last week. The 34-year-old married father of four man has been wearing his turnout gear while he solicits donations from passersby in downtown Gary. He tells The Times of Munster that he receives only $350 ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    9/11 First Responder Stole More Than $1 Million

    9/11 First Responder Stole More Than $1 Million
    NEW YORK - A 9/11 hero-turned-tax-cheat pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing more than $1.3 million in business taxes from the government. Ex-firefighter Thomas Casatelli, who runs The Kettle Black in Bay Ridge, admitted to swindling the city and state out of five years worth of taxes by filing false returns and paying most of his employees off-the-books. He will serve 90 ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Iraq Veteran Bypassed As Firefighter Candidate

    The Somerville Board of Aldermen approved six new additions to the permanent firefighter reserve list at their Dec. 16 meeting. All full-time, active firefighters must be appointed to this reserve list to get a job with the Somerville Fire Department. Missing from the lineup, however, was the most prominent would-be Somerville firefighter: Iraq veteran Sean O'Brien. Over the summer, O'Brien successfully ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    DC Firefighter Shot While Off-Duty

    WASHINGTON, DC - The off-duty D.C. firefighter who was shot early Wednesday morning is a 25-year-old man who has been with the department for six years, according to authorities. He has been on leave without pay since March 2010, said Pete Piringer, spokesman for D.C. Fire/EMS. Piringer did not say why he was placed on leave. The shooting happened sometime before ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: -5
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    Firefighters Save One of Their Own from Cardiac Arrest

    Firefighters Save One of Their Own from Cardiac Arrest
    BANGOR, ME — Capt. John Prentiss, a 23-year Bangor Fire Department veteran, says he hangs out with angels. Those angels are the four medically trained firefighters who worked with him on Sunday and brought him back from the dead. “I wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for those four guardian angels,” Prentiss, 55, said Wednesday while sitting in his Dedham ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Firefighter Found Guilty of Fire Truck DUI

    Firefighter Found Guilty of Fire Truck DUI
    MADISON, S.D. (AP) - A volunteer firefighter in Madison has been convicted of driving a fire truck while drunk over Labor Day weekend. Jurors on Wednesday deliberated about 45 minutes before finding 43-year-old Scott Johnson guilty of driving under the influence. Johnson was arrested following a false alarm call. A police officer tested Johnson's blood-alcohol level as being just over the ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: -7
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    Ex-EMT Admits to Posting Corpse Photos on Facebook

    Ex-EMT Admits to Posting Corpse Photos on Facebook
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Martha and Ronald Wimmer kissed and embraced in court yesterday after a former emergency medical technician admitted he posted a photo of their murdered daughter's corpse on the Internet last year. And while Mark Musarella, 47, must surrender his EMT license and perform 200 hours of community service, the couple was pained that the Oakwood Beach resident ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: -5
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    Budget Blunder Saves Firefighters' Jobs

    Budget Blunder Saves Firefighters' Jobs
    It's a mistake that could have cost the city a four million dollar hole in the budget, but today Mayor Linda Thompson says she has a solution. Firefighters jobs are saved. Thanks to an idea to sell parcels of land that several parking garages sit on. The mayor says the money from the sale will solve the firefighter problem and the ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Two Firefighters Injured In Explosive Flashover

    Two Firefighters Injured In Explosive Flashover
    Two Bethlehem Township Volunteer Fire Company firefighers were admitted to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest after what might have been a "flashover" at a fire they were working to control Wednesday night, according to officials. A family of four also was displaced by the blaze at 2407 12th St. in the township, fire Chief Jamie Hauze said. Hauze did not release the ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: -1

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