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    Firefighters Are an Asset Worth Saving

    Firefighters Are an Asset Worth Saving
    TULSA - The differences in how the police and firefighter budget negotiations played out in recent weeks could not be more stark. While firefighters and their leaders appeared open all along to working out a compromise beneficial to all, the police union leaders seemed hell-bent on getting their way, no matter the cost. By the weekend deadline, firefighters by an overwhelming ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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    339 Sticks Of Dynamite Found Near GA Wildfire

    339 Sticks Of Dynamite Found Near GA Wildfire
    WAYCROSS, Ga. -- Firefighters battling a wildfire in south Georgia discovered 339 sticks of dynamite, and a U.S. Army bomb squad was called to detonate the explosives. The dynamite was found Monday in a bunker-like structure at Okefenokee Swamp Park about eight miles south of Waycross, Ga. Park manager Martin Bell said it was left over from the construction of the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +5
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    9/11 Street Sign Named For Seven Fallen Firefighters

    9/11 Street Sign Named For Seven Fallen Firefighters
    NEW YORK, NY - Ralph Gullickson never found his firefighter brother's remains after 9/11. All he has is a street sign honoring him - and now a city atheist group wants to take it away. The Manhattan-based NYC Atheists are demanding the city change the name of a Brooklyn block christened "Seven in Heaven Way" in honor of seven area firefighters ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 3 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Off-Duty Bravest Rescues Boy, Dog from Home Engulfed in Flames

    Off-Duty Bravest Rescues Boy, Dog from Home Engulfed in Flames
    QUEENS, NY - Queens firefighter Robert Moore is only on the job two years, and he has already made a lifesaving rescue. And he did it alone, while off duty. Moore, 26, grabbed a 15-year-old boy and the teen's Lhasa apso dog from their smoke-engulfed home, getting them out a second-floor window as he perched on the top of a ladder. ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Firefighter's Widow Gets Millions in Settlement

    Firefighter's Widow Gets Millions in Settlement
    SAN PABLO -- The widow of one of two Contra Costa County firefighters who died in a 2007 house fire will receive $4.6 million to settle her wrongful-death lawsuit against two security companies she blamed for mishandling the initial report of the blaze. The fire at 149 Michele Drive in San Pablo killed fire Engineer Scott Desmond, 37, of Brentwood and ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Watch: Rare Brazillian 'Fire Tornado' Caught on Video

    Watch: Rare Brazillian 'Fire Tornado' Caught on Video
    BRAZIL - Like a special effect from a Harry Potter film, a tornado of fire rises from the ground as if enchanted. This rare phenomenon then swept through burning fields and stopped traffic in Brazil as bush fires spread across the country. The whirlwind of flame, several metres high, was caught on camera in Aracatuba, in southern Sao Paulo state. It ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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    FF Defends Stair Climb Title, Breaks Own World Record

    FF Defends Stair Climb Title, Breaks Own World Record
    MISSOULA, Mont. — A Missoula firefighter has won a stairclimbing competition in Seattle for the third straight year. The Missoulian reports Missoula Rural Fire's Kory Burgess won the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb Sunday by running up 69 flights of stairs in 10 minutes, 53.78 seconds, breaking the record he set two years ago. About 1,500 firefighters competed in the event, in which ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Laid Off Firefighters Get a Second Chance

    Laid Off Firefighters Get a Second Chance
    A few years ago, Brian Jones applied to become a Shreveport firefighter. He didn't make the cut, so he submitted his application to Bossier City Fire Department and was hired. The 25-year-old worked two years for Bossier City before being laid off in December due to budget cuts. On Tuesday, Jones returned to Shreveport Fire Department as a member of its ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    A Fire Station's Roll Call Double Take

    A Fire Station's Roll Call Double Take
    WORCESTER — District Chief Geoffrey Gardell gets a little laugh when the Fire Department’s morning roll call is broadcast. His name is announced, then his brother’s — Capt. Timothy Gardell, who is an acting district chief. “I giggle every time I hear it,” Geoffrey said recently, standing outside the Franklin Street Fire Station. For the Gardell brothers, their lives are a ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Firefighter Declares Mayday At Maryland Fire

    Firefighter Declares Mayday At Maryland Fire
    EMMITSBURG, MD - A firefighter declared "Mayday" and was rescued by fire personnel who were with him at the scene of a fire in Emmitsburg this afternoon, said Wayne Powell, a retired public information officer for Vigilant Hose Company. "When a firefighter gets in trouble, gets trapped, can't find their way out, they declare 'Mayday,' Powell said. In this case the ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    A Unique Rescue Situation

    A Unique Rescue Situation
    GRAND ISLAND, NE - With almost 30 classes packed into just three days during the 73rd annual Nebraska State Fire School in Grand Island, there simply wasn't time for every volunteer firefighter to take every course that was offered. That's why volunteer firefighters Aaron Pokorny of Madison and Chad Winkelbauer and Paul Leiting, both of Randolph, gathered at 4 p.m. Saturday ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    1929 Fire Truck Is Still Rolling, at 35 MPH

    1929 Fire Truck Is Still Rolling, at 35 MPH
    BOTHELL, WA - The application states it is a form for nominations to Bothell’s local register of historic landmarks. In this case, what is being nominated probably isn’t normally thought of as a landmark. Still, if you’ve lived in the Bothell area for any period of time, you’ve most likely seen it on holidays, in parades or at other municipal events. ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Firefighter Okay After Near Drowning

    Firefighter Okay After Near Drowning
    LOS ANGELES -- A training exercise became a real life emergency Tuesday when veteran firefighter nearly drowned during a simulated rescue. "Everything worked ," said firefighter Dave Danielson, 40, outside a nearby hospital two hours after the mishap. Danielson was portraying a drowning person for trainees at the Los Angeles Aqueduct, when he went under for about 30 seconds, "I hit ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Truck Carrying 17 Million Bees Involved in 4-Car Crash

    Truck Carrying 17 Million Bees Involved in 4-Car Crash
    LAKEVILLE, Minn. - Rescue crews were using fire hoses to douse an angry swarm of bees after a fatal crash that involved a semitrailer carrying about 17 million of the insects. Authorities say a truck hauling 7,000 bee hives was involved in the four-vehicle crash Monday on Interstate 35 near Lakeville, about 35 miles south of Minneapolis. Minnesota State Patrol spokesman ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    FFs Overcome Winter Hardships to Save House from Fire

    FFs Overcome Winter Hardships to Save House from Fire
    HARDYSTON — Ice, snow and a lack of water did not deter local firefighters from putting out a house fire on the shores of Beaver Lake Wednesday night. The first two fire trucks were stuck on icy private roads leading up to the single-story house, so firefighters hauled hoses some 300 yards through snowdrifts to the blaze, according to Frank Lacatena, ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Off-Duty FDNY Rescue Man During Gym Workout

    Off-Duty FDNY Rescue Man During Gym Workout
    STATEN ISLAND - He's lucky to be alive. A man who collapsed at a Staten Island health club was saved when an off-duty firefighter, off-duty EMT and a retired FDNY lieutenant all pitched in and came to the rescue. FDNY Firefighter Ken Labarbera, EMT James Manti and retired Lt. Fred Capetta were exercising at the New York Sports Club on the ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +4

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