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    Man Loses Hand Trying to Make Larger, Stronger Homemade Firework

    KANSAS CITY - A man is believed to have blown off his hand when a homemade firework exploded while he and another man were trying to make a stronger one. The explosion happened about 10:50 p.m. Monday in the 3100 block of Southeast Third Street in Blue Springs. Police had received a report saying that several people were injured. When Blue ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    NFL Bengals Player's Home Total Loss After Fire

    NFL Bengals Player's Home Total Loss After Fire
    MASON — Investigators at the home of Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Antwan Odom said a fire that started just before 3 a.m. Tuesday morning destroyed the house. Continuing past dawn, plumes of white smoke billowed westward from the home, which is a “total loss,” said Mason Deputy Fire Chief Craig Bryant. No one was inside at the time of the fire. ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Statue of Liberty to Get New Staircase for Safety

    Statue of Liberty to Get New Staircase for Safety
    NEW YORK — A set of 354 narrow steps spirals all the way up to the Statue of Liberty's crown, and it's the only escape route for tourists in an emergency. On a recent summer day, one tourist put his hands on his knees and gasped for air as a few others funneled down the tightly twisting staircase to the statue's ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Fallen Brother: Brian Waynant

    Fallen Brother: Brian Waynant
    WILMINGTON, Del. — Hundreds of Amtrak passengers in the Northeast were delayed for hours late Monday evening, following the fatality of a fire department official that halted at least six trains between New York and Washington into the early-morning hours. The Delaware State Police identified the victim on Tuesday as Brian P. Waynant Sr., a decorated inspector with the Wilmington Fire ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Departments Changing Firefighter Job Requirements

    Departments Changing Firefighter Job Requirements
    SPRINGFIELD - As the Springfield Fire Department prepares to fill some positions that have been frozen for a year, it is changing eligibility requirements to broaden the pool of candidates. Applicants for this summer's Fire Training Academy are now eligible if they meet one of the following qualifications: • Emergency Medical Technician-B certification; • Firefighter I and II certification; • 36 ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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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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    Arizona Wildfire Grows to 10,000 Acres

    Arizona Wildfire Grows to 10,000 Acres
    A wildfire near scenic Parker Canyon Lake has grown to more than 10,000 acres. The lake and a campground there have been closed to the public. The human-caused blaze -- called the Arlene Fire -- started Monday morning and is spreading quickly in dry grass and brush southeast of Sonoita, said Marylee Peterson, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Forest Service. The ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Vicious Fire Season Goes from Bad to Worse

    Vicious Fire Season Goes from Bad to Worse
    Predictions of an early and vicious fire season are coming true, especially in a swath of the Southwest where extreme drought and a killing freeze this winter combined to desiccate grass and shrubs. Fire restrictions are in place on most state and federal lands throughout Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. Dangerous fires break out daily. Southeastern Arizona, including the Tucson area, ...
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    NYC Stops Hiring Firefighters Amid Bias Suit

    NYC Stops Hiring Firefighters Amid Bias Suit
    NEW YORK — City officials on Friday said the Fire Department of New York won't hire any firefighters until a new entry exam is created to replace one a federal judge said discriminated against minorities, which is expected to take at least a year. A federal judge had ordered the city to choose one of five temporary methods for selecting applicants ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Firefighter Charged with DUI After Hospital Parking Lot Crash

    LEOMINSTER -- Police on Sunday arrested a city firefighter -- who has been out on unpaid leave for several months -- after he allegedly crashed his truck into three vehicles and a sign in the HealthAlliance Hospital/Leominster parking lot, according to court documents. Ryan Muth, 33, of 10 Spindle Top Drive, allegedly drove his truck into the sign and then three ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Kanses Looking for Firefighter Calendar Models

    TOPEKA | The Kansas Firefighters Museum is looking for candidates for its first calendar. The Kansas Firefighter Calendar, 2011 edition, needs firefighters to pose for photos. Proceeds from the calendar will support the organization's Coats for Kids Project and the museum's expansion in Wichita. Any Kansas fireman — active duty, volunteer or retired — is encouraged to submit a photo calendar ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Crash Victim Identified as Auxiliary Firefighter

    Crash Victim Identified as Auxiliary Firefighter
    WALTHAM - A 21-year-old auxiliary firefighter from Waltham died Nov. 21 of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Lexington. Jonathan R. Lindsay was a lifelong resident of Waltham and worked as an EMT for LifeLine and Cataldo ambulance services. He had been a Waltham Auxiliary Firefighter since age 16. Mr. Lindsay joined the Waltham Auxiliary Fire Department in February 2006 ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Off Duty Firefighter Battles Blaze with Garden Hose

    Off Duty Firefighter Battles Blaze with Garden Hose
    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - An off-duty Lincoln firefighter was called back to work by smoke down the street from his home. Lamar Reil told the Lincoln Journal Star that he was doing yardwork Wednesday evening when he noticed the smoke. Reil hopped into his truck and drove to a nearby duplex, where flames could be seen on the back porch and ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Good Morning America to Profile Firefighters, Other Public Servants

    Good Morning America to Profile Firefighters, Other Public Servants
    NEW YORK - ABC's "Good Morning America" this week will focus on members of the staff working elsewhere. No, not those who went to another network. Rather, for a series on jobs, the "GMA" hosts and reporters will walk in the shoes of average Americans. More than a thousand viewers applied to show the "GMA" team what their jobs are like. ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Deputy Fire Chief Alleges Sex Discrimination

    Deputy Fire Chief Alleges Sex Discrimination
    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- The top-ranking female member of the High Point Fire Department has accused City Manager Strib Boynton of gender discrimination by denying her a promotion. Deputy Chief Martha Younts told the City Council Monday she filed a grievance with the city against Boynton, arguing that her qualifications, education and experience exceed those of recently-appointed Interim Chief Lee Knight, ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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    No Rest for Weary Firefighters, Paramedics

    No Rest for Weary Firefighters, Paramedics
    LANCASTER, OH - As the lights in Lancaster homes are turned off, children are tucked in and adults end their busy days, most people recognize the quiet and calm of nighttime. Members of the Lancaster Fire Department, however, know that peace can be fleeting. On many nights, medics will respond to calls throughout the entire evening. The most unpleasant nights, they ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Two Visiting FFs Beaten Outside of NY Bar

    Two Visiting FFs Beaten Outside of NY Bar
    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - Police say they have identified at least two people suspected of jumping out of a van and beat two visiting Canadian firefighters outside an upstate New York bar. Police in Saratoga Springs say the two firefighters from Ontario were talking to two women in a minivan stopped at a downtown intersection outside an Irish pub early ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: -3
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    EMT Illegally Fired Over Facebook Rant?

    EMT Illegally Fired Over Facebook Rant?
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Connecticut woman who was fired after she posted disparaging remarks about her boss on Facebook has prompted a first-of-its-kind legal case by federal authorities who say her comments are protected speech under labor laws. The National Labor Relations Board alleges that American Medical Response of Connecticut Inc. illegally fired Dawnmarie Souza from her job as an emergency ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Dozens of Camden Firefighters Rally Around City Hall

    Dozens of Camden Firefighters Rally Around City Hall
    CAMDEN — More than 40 city firefighters and police officers rallied around city hall this morning, demanding Mayor Dana Redd bring back some of the laid-off public safety employees that were let go earlier this year, according to a report on Philly.com. The protest was organized over the weekend, after a firefighter was burned in a house fire Friday night. Union ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: -4
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    Doctor Rescued from Blaze Thanks 'Heroes'

    Doctor Rescued from Blaze Thanks 'Heroes'
    SAN RAMON — Thanks to the bravery of eight San Ramon Valley firefighters, Dr. Robert Litman is alive and seeing patients again. The immunology and allergy specialist thanked the crew Wednesday night for rescuing him from his blazing Blackhawk home the night of June 22 — the same blaze that killed Litman's 19-year-old son. "Instead of being a second victim, I ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1

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