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    Fired FFs Brave the Heat to Honor a Good Cause

    Bryan Schwesing donned his fireman's hat and braved the heat and humidity Sunday as he walked down the center lane of Eureka Road near Telegraph in Taylor carrying a boot in hopes of raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. As sweat rolled down his face, Schwesing thanked the motorists who rolled down their windows to put dollar bills and coins ...
    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 6 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 almost 6 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 about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Flood Effects Felt Across the Region

    Flood Effects Felt Across the Region
    BRISTOL - "We'll add that to the list." That was pretty much the phrase for the day among emergency personnel throughout the region Tuesday as they struggled to run from one water emergency to another. "Three feet of water in the basement," a Norton dispatcher announced over the police scanner. "Need more pumps here," an Attleboro firefighter reported to headquarters. "We'll ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Seven Firefighters Injured In New York Blaze

    Seven Firefighters Injured In New York Blaze
    NEW YORK (AP) - A stubborn blaze at a one-story commercial building in New York City took more than 10 hours to bring under control and injured seven firefighters, one seriously. Rich Viglione of the New York Fire Department says the blaze began at about 6 p.m. Monday inside a large metal-works warehouse in Queens. Crews brought it under control early ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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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 ...
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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, ...
    Published over 4 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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Three Firefighters Injured In Paint Store Flashover

    Three Firefighters Injured In Paint Store Flashover
    JOLIET, IL - Republic Avenue was shut down Thursday afternoon as a Dumpster fire spread into a nearby building. The blaze was reported around 12:45 p.m. on the south end of 251 Republic. Formerly a large paint store, the building now houses Joliet Economy Furniture in the front, with a performance auto shop, medical technology company and electrical contractor under the ...
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    Firefighting and MMA: The Perfect Combo?

    Firefighting and MMA: The Perfect Combo?
    Chris Lytle is one of a few Ultimate Fighting Championship veterans who still keeps his day job. Technically, it's a day/night job. He's a firefighter in Indianapolis. Between his job, a busy fight schedule in UFC and his four kids, he has little time for anything else. He admits he doesn't have other hobbies and says his many fight-night bonuses have ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Huge Gas Line Explosion Destroys CA Neighborhood

    Huge Gas Line Explosion Destroys CA Neighborhood
    SAN BRUNO, CA -- With a thunderous roar heard for miles, a natural gas line explosion ripped through a San Bruno neighborhood Thursday evening, sending up a geyser of fire that killed at least one person and injured more than 20 others, and igniting a blaze that destroyed 53 homes and damaged 120 more, authorities said. The wind-whipped blaze leaped from ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Retired Firefighters Donate Time to Paint Freedom Memorial

    Retired Firefighters Donate Time to Paint Freedom Memorial
    NAPLES, FL — When it comes to paint, they've got it covered. But, money is a different story. Members of the Gulf Coast Retired Firefighters Association gave the Freedom Memorial a coat of primer and paint Wednesday at Freedom Park in Naples. The Freedom Memorial Task Force raised $450,000 to erect the concrete American flag in Fall 2009, but still needs ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Motorcyclist Fleeing Cops Crashed Into Ambulance Crew That Treated Him

    Motorcyclist Fleeing Cops Crashed Into Ambulance Crew That Treated Him
    CONWAY, AK - A motorcyclist who crashed his bike while fleeing Arkansas state troopers and local police at high speeds didn’t have to wait long for medical care. Gregory Wallace, 22, led police on a high-speed chase down Interstate-40 and through a heavily congested area near Little Rock, until he crashed his Suzuki Hayabusa into an ambulance, whose crew was the ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: -1
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    FF Fights Fire, Learns Brother Killed In Same Flames

    SELDEN, N.Y. — A Long Island firefighter says he had a bad feeling as he rushed to a house fire. It claimed the life of a visitor — his brother. Selden volunteer Richie Zdenek tells Newsday that he knew when he saw the fire address Sunday that his brother was often at that house. Before he left home, he checked his ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -3
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Improperly Installed Dryer Caused Home Explosion

    Improperly Installed Dryer Caused Home Explosion
    ROCKVILLE, Md. - Investigators are now saying it was an improperly installed natural gas clothes dryer that caused an early morning explosion. The Montgomery County Fire Department says the dryer was not installed by a licensed professional and began leaking gas into the house. Two people were injured in the explosion. A woman is in critical condition with potentially life-threatening injuries, ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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    York Firefighters Win 21 Medals in Can-Am Games

    York Firefighters Win 21 Medals in Can-Am Games
    YORK, PA - The York Area Firefighter Combat Challenge Team won 21 gold, silver and bronze medals at the 2010 Can-Am Police-Fire Games, held last week in Dublin, Ohio. Team founder Mike Anderson, a York City Fire/Rescue Services firefighter, said he won five medals; Diane Keith, a volunteer EMT with York Area United Fire and Rescue, won one; and YAUFR firefighters ...
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