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    Hope of Finding Earthquake Survivors Fading

    Hope of Finding Earthquake Survivors Fading
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The distance between life and death narrowed in this flattened city Thursday, with survival depending on the luck of being freed from under rubble, on treating the thousands of wounded, and on speeding the flow of emergency food and water. Two days after a huge earthquake struck the capital, the international Red Cross estimated the number of deaths ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Firefighters Spend the Day Closing Hydrants they Didn't Open

    Firefighters Spend the Day Closing Hydrants they Didn't Open
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Firefighters spent a portion of their Sunday shutting hydrants that were apparently opened by people looking to get relief from the hot weather. At the corner of South Ohio Avenue and Siebert Street, a fire hydrant was opened at least four times on Sunday, it was reported. One firefighter said that he has responded to 15 reports of ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Paramedic Hit by Vehicle While Responding to Highway Crash

    Paramedic Hit by Vehicle While Responding to Highway Crash
    TULSA - A paramedic had to be taken to the hospital herself after being hit by a Jeep while responding to an accident near 51st and Harvard. It happened early Friday morning. It started with an accident in the intersection in which the driver of a car t-boned a minivan. While investigators were attempting to move the car and minivan out ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Impassable Road Thwarts First Responder Rescue Attempt

    Impassable Road Thwarts First Responder Rescue Attempt
    LEWISTOWN — Lewistown Fire Chief John Spotloe said an inaccessible road thwarted firefighters who responded to a barn fire Wednesday. "When we turned onto Otto Road we were met with a big orange sign which said 'Road Closed,' " Spotloe said after fire destroyed a barn at the Jewel Bucy residence, 7601 N. Otto Road. Jewel and Janis Bucy lost their ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Firefighter-In-Training Killed in Motorcycle Crash

    Firefighter-In-Training Killed in Motorcycle Crash
    CRYSTAL LAKE – He was a firefighter-in-training, but the Woodstock Fire Department still relied on Trent Steckel as a member of the crew. “We knew he would have had a very successful career in the fire service,” Chief Ralph Webster said. Steckel, 24, of Crystal Lake, was killed early Friday in a motorcycle crash. He was scheduled to work a shift ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: -4
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    Paramedics Under Siege Are Too Frightened to Serve

    Paramedics Under Siege Are Too Frightened to Serve
    ROODEPOORT, South Africa - If there's a crisis in Roodepoort's Durban Deep, don't expect paramedics to turn up to help. Paramedics are under siege, fearing whether a callout may be an ambush, following the weekend rape of an ambulance crew while tending to a child. At Station 21, where the two paramedics are based, colleagues were still shaken from the incident. ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -5
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    Man Admits to Smoking Pot Each Time He Worked as a FF

    Man Admits to Smoking Pot Each Time He Worked as a FF
    BOSTON - A federal judge in Maine, sentencing a 32-year-old former Boston firefighter on a marijuana-growing charge this week, noted that the man had admitted smoking about 2 ounces of the drug each week during the time he worked as a firefighter, prosecutors said. The comments came when Sean Berte was sentenced Thursday by US District Judge George Z. Singal in ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Firefighter Cuffed for Refusing to Move Responder-Protecting Fire Engine

    Firefighter Cuffed for Refusing to Move Responder-Protecting Fire Engine
    MONTECITO, Calif.—The California Highway Patrol is investigating why a firefighter was handcuffed for refusing to move a fire engine from a freeway in Santa Barbara County. CHP Capt. Jeff Sgobba says the incident on Feb. 15 was rare, regrettable and embarrassing. The confrontation took place in Montecito when CHP officers responded to a freeway crash that caused minor injuries. Sgobba says ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Firefighter Fundraiser Given the OK, but with a Catch

    Firefighter Fundraiser Given the OK, but with a Catch
    ANCHORAGE - Firefighters can ethically take to the streets while on duty to raise money for charity in the annual "Fill the Boot" campaign under an amendment to city law the Anchorage Assembly approved Tuesday night. The measure passed 6-4, but it doesn't mean that firefighters will necessarily be out this Labor Day weekend. In fact, even after it passed, there ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Seattle's Deadliest Fire In Years Kills 4 Children, 1 Adult

    Seattle's Deadliest Fire In Years Kills 4 Children, 1 Adult
    SEATTLE — A blaze tore through a Seattle apartment Saturday and killed five people, including a number of children, fire officials said. The fire was reported just after 10 a.m. in what authorities described as a two-story apartment unit in the city's Fremont neighborhood north of downtown. The first engine to respond had a problem with a pump that prevented it ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Fire Hazard Forces Maytag to Recall 1.7M Dishwashers

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Whirlpool Corp.'s Maytag unit is recalling about 1.7 million dishwashers because of a fire hazard. The Consumer Product Safety Commission, which announced the recall Thursday, says the company, part of Whirlpool Corp., has received 12 reports of electrical failures in the dishwasher heating element that led to fires and damage. One kitchen fire caused extensive damage, the agency ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Firefighter Injured In Blaze that Destroyed Three Homes

    TROY, PA - Two Troy Hill families lost their homes to fire this morning after a vacant dwelling between them burned to the ground. One Pittsburgh firefighter was injured when he slipped while climbing from a ladder onto the railing a 20-foot-high deck at the rear of one of the properties. The man, who has not yet been identified, may have ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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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 ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Man Charged in Fatal NY Blaze

    QUEENS, NY - A 23-year-old Queens man was charged on Thursday with setting a fire that killed his pregnant girlfriend and her 2-year-old son, the authorities said. The boyfriend, Jimmy Humphrey, was charged with arson and assault, said Richard A. Brown, the Queens district attorney. The woman, Linda Anderson, 25, died early Tuesday, apparently in the fire at her home on ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Sinking Fire Station Raises Concern

    Sinking Fire Station Raises Concern
    ALLENTOWN, PA - Allentown's aging East Side Fire Station is crumbling and sinking into the ground, posing a health risk to firefighters, according to a recent assessment by the city's top firefighter. "The station is literally falling apart at the seams and sinking," Chief Robert Scheirer told the federal government last June. "We are now at the point where the station ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -8
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    Whoops: Police Officer Sprays Burning Man with Pepper Spray

    Whoops: Police Officer Sprays Burning Man with Pepper Spray
    PORTLAND - A Portland police officer accidentally used pepper spray instead of a fire extinguisher on a man who lit himself on fire downtown near a fur store Wednesday. Portland Police Bureau Chief Rosie Sizer said the officer was at a stoplight at Southwest 12th Avenue and Yamhill Street when she saw a man in flames. When the officer went to ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Firefighter Injured After Falling From Second Story Window

    Firefighter Injured After Falling From Second Story Window
    BALTIMORE - One firefighter was in serious condition after falling from a second-story window at an apartment fire in Northwest Baltimore late Wednesday. The firefighter, who also had burns to both hands, was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, said Chief Kevin Cartwright, a department spokesman. The injuries were not considered life-threatening. He was not identified. Two residents were also injured ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Tragic Loss the Aftermath of Horrific NY Blaze

    Tragic Loss the Aftermath of Horrific NY Blaze
    FORT EDWARD, NY - As a lethal fire intensified, one woman shoved an air conditioner out a window and then threw a 5-year-old boy out after it to safety, even as the blaze devoured a two-story house, killing six children. Two other adults tried in vain to rescue the children trapped inside the blazing building in a faded mill town along ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Paramedic Brutally Attacked by Drunk Student

    Paramedic Brutally Attacked by Drunk Student
    MANCHESTER CITY, UK - "Getting verbally abused is the norm but this was no way near normal - in my 26 years as a paramedic I have never been subjected to an attack like this." Ann Sumner had much of her hair pulled out of her head, she was punched and scratched and left with a form of whiplash in her ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: -5
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    Emergency Fire Vehicle Stolen While Firefighter Attended Party

    BOULDER, CO - A Lefthand Fire Protection District volunteer firefighter at a party in Boulder had his Silver 2006 Doge Ram 1500 truck stolen Monday night. Police said the truck had an emergency light bar, firefighting equipment and Colorado firefighter license plates. "The biggest concern would be someone driving around with an emergency light bar and pulling people over falsely," Detective ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1

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