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    Responder Feels Lucky to Have Escaped With Life

    Responder Feels Lucky to Have Escaped With Life
    NEW KENSINGTON, PA - City firefighter John Shirey was searching for a fire Saturday night but instead, it found him. When he finally felt the fire that he and the other two members of his hose team, brothers Vince and Garrett Sekanick, were looking for inside 425 Ridge Ave., he didn't care about seeing it. "I was on the nozzle and ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Firefighters Change Their Colors for a Good Cause

    Firefighters Change Their Colors for a Good Cause
    PORT ST. LUCIE, FL — Hundreds of Treasure Coast residents donning pink in support of women battling cancer gathered at Tradition Square on Saturday for the Pink Heals Tour. The tour, locally hosted by firefighters from the St. Lucie County Fire District, aims to spread awareness across the country and celebrate women who have fought the killer disease. Four pink fire ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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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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    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 almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Grease Fire Causes Gridlock In Washington DC

    Grease Fire Causes Gridlock In Washington DC
    WASHINGTON -- All lanes of 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue have reopened, following a fire Tuesday morning that shut down streets around the Ronald Reagan Building. The fire had closed 14th Street entirely between Pennsylvania and Constitution avenues. Eastbound Pennsylvania Avenue at 14th Street was also closed. Only certain maintenance staff is allowed to reenter the building, WTOP's Neal Augenstein reports. ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Suspect Arrested in Triple Fatal House Fire [Video]

    Suspect Arrested in Triple Fatal House Fire [Video]
    SPRINGFIELD - A 26-year-old Springfield man was arrested late Tuesday in connection with a fire that led to the deaths of three children. Shortly before 11 p.m. Greene County Jail officials confirmed a man was booked on a 24-hour hold pending the filing of formal charges. He was arrested by Springfield police officers on suspicion of first-degree arson, according to online ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    NYPD: Teen Used Cell Phone Trick to Trigger Turnpike 911 Hoax [Audio]

    NYPD: Teen Used Cell Phone Trick to Trigger Turnpike 911 Hoax [Audio]
    NEW YORK - The call was coming from inside the van. In a surprise twist to a controversial New Jersey Turnpike traffic stop, police Monday arrested a Queens teen they say made a hoax 911 call from inside the van they pulled over. Rodney Tanzymore, 19, was one of a group of 11 black and Hispanic Queens students on an overnight ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Bar Brawlers Want Off-Duty Cops, Firefighters Arrested Too

    Bar Brawlers Want Off-Duty Cops, Firefighters Arrested Too
    NEW YORK - Five men charged with roughing up a cop, a firefighter and a Port Authority police officer in a wild Brooklyn bar brawl are furious cops have not also arrested the off-duty service members. The accused men - including Dan Golden, 23, nephew of Brooklyn state Sen. Marty Golden - claim they were tossed out of The Kettle Black ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Arbitrator Defends Pay Raise For Boston Firefighters

    Arbitrator Defends Pay Raise For Boston Firefighters
    A representative for the city in contentious firefighter contract talks accused an arbitrator of pulling an 11th hour “about-face” in awarding raises - a claim the union angrily rejected last night. Leominster Mayor Dean Mazzarella, a member of the team that was negotiating a deal between Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Boston Firefighters Local 718, fired off a harshly worded letter ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Department Under Fire for 'Grim' Station Mural

    Department Under Fire for 'Grim' Station Mural
    Vancouver’s fire department is rushing to remove a colourful mural from its Downtown Eastside station that features a syringe-equipped grim reaper characterizing Canada’s poorest neighbourhood as just about the end of the world. But as a senior fire official on Monday announced a hurried move to get rid of the mural, likely on Tuesday, he said the art made a valid ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Sharing Benefits and Perks

    Sharing Benefits and Perks
    Quincy firefighters get a 10 percent boost in pay if they earn a master’s degree in business administration. Plymouth firefighters can trade a week of vacation for a week of pay. And Norwell firefighters can work out — situps and pushups, for instance — only if the exercise doesn’t exhaust them so much that they can’t work. The benefits, and quirks, ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    NJ Firefighters, Police Taking a Hit

    NJ Firefighters, Police Taking a Hit
    CAMDEN, NJ - When Camden announced last week that it could lay off nearly half of its police officers and a third of its firefighters next month, the news was surprising only in its scope. After years of cutting in other areas of government and trimming police and fire departments through attrition, cities throughout New Jersey recently have announced a striking ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    FFs Face Losing 30 Percent Pay; Possible Layoffs

    HAVERHILL — The new year started unhappily for the 29 Haverhill firefighters accused of lying to obtain their emergency medical technician recertifications. On Friday, Mayor James Fiorentini notified the firefighters named last year by the state as participants in the EMT training scandal that they face unpaid suspensions and possibly even losing their jobs. Fire Chief Richard Borden has recommended the ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Two Firefighters Awarded Valor Award for Bravery

    Two Firefighters Awarded Valor Award for Bravery
    NEW BRUNSWICK - Two city firefighters were awarded the Valor Award by the Saint Barnabas Burn Foundation for their bravery during a 2009 house fire, according to MyCentralJersey.com Fire Capt. Ramon Schaffer and firefighter Joseph Carman entered the building already engulfed in flames while searching for a missing occupant. They found the man unconscious in a third-floor bedroom and carried him ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +4
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    911 Reveals Chaos After Plane Hit IRS Building

    911 Reveals Chaos After Plane Hit IRS Building
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Callers to 911 emergency officials in February told of seeing and hearing a fiery plane crash at an IRS office building in Austin, Texas and described a chaotic scene afterward with people running all around. Some callers were frantic and others remarkably calm in the 911 recordings released Monday by the Austin Police Department. "I'm calling about the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Stolen Paramedic Vehicle Kills Man in Crash

    Stolen Paramedic Vehicle Kills Man in Crash
    VINELAND, NJ — An 81-year-old Vineland man was killed this morning in a collision with a stolen Underwood-Memorial Hospital paramedic SUV that was fleeing police, authorities said. Alfred Costantino, 81, was pronounced dead at the crash scene, at the intersections of Holmes and Chestnut avenues, said Vineland Det. Lt. Thomas Ulrich. The driver of the stolen 2000 Dodge Durango, Michael D. ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -1

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