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    Top 25 Cities for Firefighters

    Top 25 Cities for Firefighters
    As budget cuts threaten to shut fire departments -- it’s important to get the best bang for your buck. And there’s no question about it — when it comes to value, not every U.S. city is created equally for Firefighters. Why chase a great salary if your rent swallows most of it, unemployment is skyrocketing at nearby departments and you spend ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +28
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    50 Firefighters Suspended Over Fake Medical Training

    50 Firefighters Suspended Over Fake Medical Training
    BOSTON - The Boston Fire Department suspended 54 firefighters yesterday who were among more than 200 EMTs who state investigators say faked medical training certifications in a fraudulent scheme that came to light last year. While many private ambulance companies planned to fire emergency medical technicians named in the state public health investigation, the Boston Fire Department began its own yearlong ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Rising Skyline Presents New Challenges to Firefighters

    Rising Skyline Presents New Challenges to Firefighters
    [gate] ATLANTIC CITY — Next year, the city’s skyline will grow taller with the completion of Revel’s 710-foot casino — 200 feet higher than Harrah’s, which is now the city’s tallest building. Only the 781-foot Goldman Sachs Building in Jersey City will be taller in the state. The towering plans raise the question: Can the city’s fire department handle a blaze ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Ex-Firefighter On Trial For Fraud Charges

    BOSTON - Federal prosecutors trying an ex-Boston firefighter on fraud charges this week plan to graphically chart what they say was the jake’s robust, healthy lifestyle of playing baseball and competing in bodybuilding contests while he was being paid to sit home with a bad back. Albert Arroyo, 49, of Roslindale is accused of applying for tax-free accidental-disability retirement benefits for ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: -1
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    New Legislation Lowers Firefighter, Police Pensions

    New Legislation Lowers Firefighter, Police Pensions
    Illinois lawmakers approved legislation Thursday that reduces pension benefits for future local police officers and firefighters. The measure also requires greater contributions from municipalities over the next 30 years to catch up with underfunded retirement programs. The Senate voted 46-4 on the bill, sending it to Gov. Pat Quinn. A spokeswoman would not say whether Quinn would sign it. Police and ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Fears for Emergency Services as Training Terminated

    Fears for Emergency Services as Training Terminated
    WEST CAPE, South Africa - The DA claims private paramedic college owners and working paramedics are furious at the government’s decision to terminate emergency medical services (EMS) short courses, which are responsible for training 99 percent of emergency medical personnel. The decision was to phase out short courses offered by private institution over the next four years, was taken by the ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Search Dogs are Ready to Rescue

    Search Dogs are Ready to Rescue
    DALLAS -- The challenge for Hayden was to find Dallas fire Capt. Laurel Pitman in a pile of concrete blocks as smoke filled the air and strong winds blew. When his handler let him go, the 2-year-old Labrador-Chesapeake Bay retriever made just one circle around the debris. It took him eight seconds to sniff out Pitman. "Oh, he works so fast," ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Retired Firefighter Killed Wife, then Self

    Retired Firefighter Killed Wife, then Self
    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say a retired firefighter in Southern Oregon shot and killed his estranged wife when she came home to pick up some belongings, then turned the gun on himself as deputies arrived. The Josephine County sheriff's office told The Grants Pass Daily Courier newspaper that investigators found 59-year-old Ted T. Richardson and 52-year-old Susan C. Richardson ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Search Suspended for Woman, Teen in Potomac

    Search Suspended for Woman, Teen in Potomac
    McLEAN, Va. - Rescue workers have temporarily suspended the search for a mother and daughter who disappeared in the Potomac River Monday afternoon. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue River Rescue and Tactical Services crews will resume the search later Tuesday, once the glare from the midday sun dies down. [widget:news__wtop] Helicopters using infrared technology and searchers in rescue boats combed the ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    4 Firefighters Hurt in Mass. Fire Engine Crash

    4 Firefighters Hurt in Mass. Fire Engine Crash
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) ― Four Framingham firefighters have suffered minor injuries after their fire engine crashed and rolled over. The fire truck was returning from a call when the driver hit a pole before rolling over onto an Edgell Road front yard. The firemen were taken to a local hospital for treatment. A fireman who answered the phone at the station, ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Man Accusing of Killing Teen Also Allegedly Threatened Firefighter

    Man Accusing of Killing Teen Also Allegedly Threatened Firefighter
    NORTH BELFAST, UK - A man accused of stabbing a teenage boy to death also threatened an off-duty firefighter as he left the scene of the attack, it has been alleged in court. Testifying at the Thomas Devlin murder trial, witness Laurence Kelly said two men walked past him on a road, moments before he found the dying boy. Mr Kelly ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    TX Mayor Has Fire, Police Overtime on Agenda

    HOUSTON, TX - Overtime pay for police and firefighters cost Houston taxpayers $67 million last year, including 714 employees who each earned $20,000 or more, and four officers who pulled down more than $100,000. A Houston Chronicle analysis shows that most of the money — $50 million — went to the Houston Police Department, long bedeviled by staffing shortages while trying ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Yellow Ambulances are Coming to Town

    Yellow Ambulances are Coming to Town
    FERNLEY, NV--This Thursday, residents will start seeing yellow ambulances operated by North Lyon County Fire Protection District. The District was awarded the ambulance franchise by the Fernley City Council in September of 2009. While obtaining the licenses and permits, service has been provided via a mutual aid agreement between Central Lyon County Fire Protection District, and fire districts in Storey and ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Firefighter Answers Call; Rescues Own Daughter

    SUSSEX, UK - A three-year-old girl from Sussex was rescued by her firefighter father after becoming stuck in a bed headrest. Watch manager Bob Beard was on duty when he was called to his own house in Crowborough after his daughter's head became wedged on Wednesday morning. The toddler was freed by the fire crew who rotated her head to release ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Boy, 10, Charged in Fire That Killed Two

    HAVERHILL, Mass. — Prosecutors have charged a 10-year-old Massachusetts boy with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly starting a fire that killed two relatives, including a 6-year-old boy. A not guilty plea was entered for the boy Monday in Lawrence Juvenile Court. His name was not released because of his age. Prosecutors say the boy used a lighter to start the fire in ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    9/11 Heroes Still Waiting for Their Due

    9/11 Heroes Still Waiting for Their Due
    NEW YORK - After many years of costly litigation, the news broke this week that lawyers for thousands who were injured in the World Trade Center attacks have reached a settlement with the City of New York and others that could provide more than $650 million to those who sustained illnesses or injuries in rescue and recovery operations at Ground Zero. ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Man Sentenced to Life for Shooting Firefighter

    Man Sentenced to Life for Shooting Firefighter
    ST. LOUIS — Ernest Strong hobbled through the courtroom's swinging gate Friday morning and stopped next to the man who shot him seven times. The two did not look at each other. "This young man has completely turned my life upside down," Strong told the judge who was about to sentence Terrence Hendricks. "I ask that you give him as much ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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    The Best 25 Vacation Cities for Firefighters

    Firefighters work hard and play hard. If you're gearing up for your summer vacation, but aren't sure which direction to go check out FireLink's top 25 cities list. When it comes to vacationing in the U.S., each city is unique. We thought about places that are good for both families and singles, reunions with both friends and relatives. Which city ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Houston Pushes for More Females to Join the Brotherhood

    Houston Pushes for More Females to Join the Brotherhood
    HOUSTON - Her small frame consumed by 60 pounds of firefighting gear, 18-year-old Andreina Rodriguez paused to steal a moment on the steps after escaping a burning building. Her expression masked by her helmet, Andreina quietly pumped her fists in the air. She was celebrating guts; that her grit had overpowered fear. Moments later, the sweat-soaked Sterling High teen freed her ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: -3

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