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    Southern Storm Image Gallery

    Dozens of tornadoes spawned by a powerful storm system wiped out entire towns across a wide swath of the South, killing at least 194 people, and officials expect the death toll to rise. President Barack Obama has requested emergency federal assistance for the affected areas. See the destruction the storms left behind. Next → [page] AP: An American flag flies atop ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    TN Firefighters Honoring 9/11 in 343 Memorial Climb

    GATTATIN, TN - Seven members of the Gallatin Fire Department will lead 343 firefighters during a Sept. 11 memorial climb Saturday inside a Nashville skyscraper. Firefighters will be assigned to represent the names of the 343 firefighters who were killed when the Twin Towers collapsed. Fire personnel from nine states, including New York, will participate in the climb at The Pinnacle ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Twisted, Rusted I-Beam Helps Town Remember September 11

    Twisted, Rusted I-Beam Helps Town Remember September 11
    MOUNT LAUREL, PA - Every Sept. 11 since the world changed, the firefighters of Station 362 in Mount Laurel have gathered by their flagpole to observe a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., when the first hijacked plane struck the World Trade Center. They bow their heads and fold their hands in memory of the 343 firefighters and nearly 2,500 other ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Group Buys One of Nation's First Animal Ambulances

    Group Buys One of Nation's First Animal Ambulances
    MOSS LANDING, CA — In a moments notice, wildlife rescuers from WildRescue of Moss Landing can respond to injured wildlife in one of the nation's first animal ambulances. After raising $5,000 to purchase a used ambulance listed on the Web, WildRescue Founder Rebecca Dmytryk and her team converted the ambulance once used to transport humans. Two months of modifications included fixing ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Cochran Returns to Atlanta to Finish What He Started

    Cochran Returns to Atlanta to Finish What He Started
    ATLANTA — When Kelvin Cochran was approached in mid-2009 by President Barack Obama to become the U.S. fire administrator, he made three phone calls. Atlanta was in the midst of a heated mayoral election and Mayor Shirley Franklin, who had hired him as the chief of the Department of Fire Rescue, was vacating the office. As an appointed official, that left ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    NJ Firefighters Experience Simulated Terrorist Attack

    NJ Firefighters Experience Simulated Terrorist Attack
    NEWARK -- As firefighters from the Bayonne, Hackensack and Newark Fire departments sifted through burned-out cars and cracked cement slabs inside the improvised Metro City Tunnel, none of them heard the mechanical cry for help coming from the back of a truck. Stepping carefully over the shifting, wet debris behind them, Newark firefighter Frank Bellina pulled a life-size mannequin out of ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Widow Rescues Firefighter Benefits

    Widow Rescues Firefighter Benefits
    DAYTONA BEACH, FL - A young Volusia County widow's quest to close a legal loophole that would protect firefighter death benefits ended happily Friday -- thanks to a timely save from Orange County sheriff's deputies. Kristen Curry had been lobbying -- for two years -- for a bill that would guarantee full death benefits to firefighters who are killed during a ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Fire Union Sues City over Pensions

    Fire Union Sues City over Pensions
    BALTIMORE - Baltimore's police and firefighters' unions filed a lawsuit against the city in federal court Thursday, contending that officials "knowingly underfunded" their pension plan over the past decade — ignoring the advice of financial experts hired by the city. The lawsuit threatens to introduce a protracted and costly legal battle into the emotionally charged debate about altering the retirement benefits ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Former Ambulance Turned Into Crime-Fighting Machine

    Former Ambulance Turned Into Crime-Fighting Machine
    ROBESON, PA - Birdsboro and Robeson Township police departments received a shared crime scene vehicle that they hope will help increase efficiency. The 1991 Ford F-350, a former ambulance, was donated by Muhlenberg Township. Birdsboro Chief Theodore R. Roth said their methods of crime scene processing and emergency response were inefficient: Officers would pack whatever equipment they thought they might need ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Firefighters Inspire Children at Fair

    Firefighters Inspire Children at Fair
    SWEET HOME — Many heads turned skyward as EMT/firefighter Alex Thompson carefully climbed to the top of the 105-foot ladder mounted to one of the community’s newer fire trucks Saturday morning during the third annual safety fair sponsored by the city. This event has been renamed the Jim Bean Memorial Safety Fair in honor of the longtime city councilman who died ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    FL County Adds 37 New Firefighters

    FL County Adds 37 New Firefighters
    BREVARD COUNTY, FL - Brevard County Fire-Rescue has boosted its force with the swearing-in of 37 new firefighters. Firefighters received their badges and were sworn in during a ceremony at the Brevard County Government Center Commission Chambers in Viera. Each new firefighter successfully completed an 8-week orientation class where they were evaluated with both written and hands-on evaluation to ensure proficiency ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    EMS Competition & Health Fair in NYC

    EMS Competition & Health Fair in NYC
    When EMS members responded to a call for two cars on the side of the road, they might have assumed there was a minor accident. But instead, there's a woman with no pulse, a burn victim and a hostage that pops out of the trunk of one car. It's not necessarily a typical day on the job. The good news? It's ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    A Life-Saving Ice Rescue

    A Life-Saving Ice Rescue
    INDIANAPOLIS - The Fishers Fire Department rescued an ice fisherman who broke through the ice at Geist Reservoir this morning. The victim was taken to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, said fire Capt. Ron Lipps. The rescue happened at about 7:30 a.m. near Fall Creek and Brook School roads. The victim was ice fishing when the ice gave way, Lipps said. Neighbor ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Firefighters Surprise Burgler When They Discover Home Invasion

    Firefighters Surprise Burgler When They Discover Home Invasion
    CHELSEA - There may not have been fire in a Chelsea apartment yesterday morning, but firefighters responding to a call of smoke found something else. Firefighters who arrived at a Lafayette Avenue apartment complex just after midnight yesterday came upon a home invasion in progress in the same apartment. Police responded, and one of the suspects was arrested and charged with ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Firefigther Tackles Blaze Alone While Visiting Childhood Home

    Firefigther Tackles Blaze Alone While Visiting Childhood Home
    County Firefighter Justin Davidson went to his parents' Pennsylvania home last weekend to relax. But before he could finish his nap Sunday afternoon, his parents, John and Pamela Davidson, woke him up screaming that the house was on fire. Wearing mesh shorts and an Anne Arundel County Fire Department T-shirt, Davidson, 28, who lives in Baltimore, shot out of his childhood ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Firefighter Leprechaun Wins Car on "Let's Make a Deal"

    Firefighter Leprechaun Wins Car on "Let's Make a Deal"
    It had to be the luck of the Irish. Cape Coral firefighter/engineer Ryan Corlew, dressed as a leprechaun in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, picked the right door and won the grand prize on “Let’s Make a Deal” — a 2010 Mustang with a $21,845 price tag. “I couldn’t believe it. The green leprechaun got the gold Mustang,” said Corlew, 38, ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Cops Can't Take the Heat; Firefighters Beat Police in Pepper Eating Contest [Video]

    Cops Can't Take the Heat; Firefighters Beat Police in Pepper Eating Contest [Video]
    OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma City police officers and firefighters squared off against each other in a jalapeno eating contest Tuesday at the Whataburger at NW 36 and MacArthur Boulevard. The firefighters won and received a $750 check to be donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The police officers received a $250 check that will be donated to the Police Action League. ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    New Budget For Police Is Good News for Firefighters Too

    New Budget For Police Is Good News for Firefighters Too
    TULSA, OK – Now that Tulsa's laid-off police officers may be coming back, some are wondering about the sacrifices Tulsa firefighters made to keep the city's budget balanced. Tulsa police lost officers, while the fire department lost pay. City leaders say it doesn't have to be a competition between Tulsa's finest and Tulsa's bravest. If the police department gets more money ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +2