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    Firefighting Nightshift Poses Unseen Dangers

    Firefighting Nightshift Poses Unseen Dangers
    EAGAR, Ariz. (AP) — Firefighter Jay Walter knows the sounds of danger in the pitch black of night — the crackling of burning embers, the whoosh of flames whipped by wind, the hair-raising thump of a burned tree hammering down on the forest floor. The 32-year-old from the Phoenix area is a division crew supervisor overseeing hundreds of firefighters working the ...
    Published over 3 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 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Man Charged in Detroit Arson that Hurt Firefighters

    Man Charged in Detroit Arson that Hurt Firefighters
    DETROIT - A Detroit man has been charged in the arson fire that injured seven Detroit firefighters a week ago, according to the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Samson Wright, 29, was charged today with intentionally damaging/destroying a commercial building by fire, the ATF reported in a news release. The charge carries a penalty of 5-20 years in ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Volunteer Rescues Man Swept Down Falls

    MADERA, Calif.—A volunteer firefighter is being credited with saving a Georgia man who fell into a creek and plunged down a waterfall while hiking in the Sierra National Forest. Madera County sheriff's spokeswoman Erica Stuart says 46-year-old Billy Williams was trying to cross a creek above Corlieu Falls Saturday when he slipped, fell into the creek and plunged down a 30-foot ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Canadian Town Destroyed by Flames

    Canadian Town Destroyed by Flames
    Alberta - A wildfire roared through the Canadian town of Slave Lake Sunday, destroying scores of buildings in a scene described by one resident as Armageddon. The northern Alberta province community of about 7,000 people lost a shopping center, high school, city hall, police station, library, radio station, apartment complexes and an undetermined number of houses, The Globe and Mail in ...
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    FF Pinned by Engine In Rollover; Sustains Serious Injuries

    FF Pinned by Engine In Rollover; Sustains Serious Injuries
    SHAPLEIGH, ME - A Shapleigh firefighter is in the hospital with serious injuries after crashing her engine Sunday evening. Officials say Captain Natasha Kinney was returning to the station after a call when she lost control of the engine she was driving and rolled over on Newfield Road. The engine came to a rest on it's roof and crews had to ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Was Key Information in Station Fire Witheld?

    Was Key Information in Station Fire Witheld?
    LOS ANGELES - The U.S. Forest Service has launched an inspector general’s investigation and invited Congress to order a broad inquiry into last summer’s disastrous Station fire, after the recent discovery that dispatch recordings from the critical early hours of the blaze were withheld from The Times and a federal review team. The inspector general’s probe will focus on why several ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Firefighter Injured In Home Explosion Leaves Hospital Feeling 'Fantastic'

    Firefighter Injured In Home Explosion Leaves Hospital Feeling 'Fantastic'
    SACRAMENTO, CA - Scott McKinney, one of four Sacramento firefighters injured when a home exploded in Oak Park on July 5, was released from the hospital Sunday. "I feel fantastic," McKinney told TV camera crews as he left UC Davis Medical Center. "The care was awesome. The hospital took really good care of me." McKinney spent six days in the hospital ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    New FDNY Commissioner Looking to Make Firefighting Safer

    New FDNY Commissioner Looking to Make Firefighting Safer
    After more than 40 years in the FDNY, new Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano knows the job's glories - and its risks. A "firefighter's firefighter" with five citations for bravery, Cassano's voice still trembles when he describes losing a colleague in a blaze. He has made it his mission to prevent others from making that supreme sacrifice. "If you're going to send ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Anonymous Phone Tip Led to Discovery of EMT Card Scam

    Anonymous Phone Tip Led to Discovery of EMT Card Scam
    BOSTON - The investigation began with an anonymous phone tip to the Department of Public Health: The caller claimed an EMT-paramedic for Salem-based Cataldo Atlantic Ambulance Service had received a recertification card without actually attending a mandatory advanced cardiac life-support training class. State investigators requested documentation for the class, purportedly taught on Feb. 21 at the Burlington Police Department to five ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    City Initiates Random Drug Tests On Firefighters

    City Initiates Random Drug Tests On Firefighters
    BOSTON - Unmarked white box trucks arrived without warning outside three Boston firehouses yesterday, as the Fire Department began random drug and alcohol testing, a quiet ending to what had become a bitter and protracted labor dispute. A total of 20 firefighters stepped inside the customized trucks with private bathrooms and running water, submitting to instant-read breathalyzers for alcohol and to ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Lightning Strikes Gas Tank; Forces Closure of Two Highways

    Lightning Strikes Gas Tank; Forces Closure of Two Highways
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Two interstate highways were temporarily closed after lightning struck a large gasoline tank early yesterday in North Carolina, officials said. The closed sections of interstates 40 and 73 through Greensboro were reopened within hours, the North Carolina Department of Transportation said. The tank’s owner, Colonial Pipeline Co., said the burning gasoline was extinguished by firefighters using special foam, ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Paramedic Attacked By 9-Year-Old Boy

    AUSTRALIA - UNION officials say they are struggling to find new ways to prevent assaults on ambulance officers following a weekend attack on a female paramedic by a nine-year-old boy. A Department of Community Safety spokeswoman confirmed the paramedic suffered a cut to the head after being kicked by the child while attempting to treat a 21-year-old with a broken foot ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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    FFs Relive Dramatic Rescue that Saved Young Girl's Life

    FFs Relive Dramatic Rescue that Saved Young Girl's Life
    NORFOLK, UK - Heroic firefighters - commended for their efforts in saving a young woman from near certain death in a Norwich bedsit - have relived the dramatic rescue. Norfolk fire service's Green Watch were praised by a judge last week as rogue landlord Michael Billings' was jailed for ignoring safety laws at a block of bedsits he owned in Magdalen ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    New Law Allows EMTs To Draw Blood of DUI Suspects

    New Law Allows EMTs To Draw Blood of DUI Suspects
    MANHATTAN — Gov. David Paterson signed the "Jack Shea Bill" into law on Monday, allowing nurses and emergency medical technicians to test suspected drunk drivers' alcohol levels without the supervision of a doctor. The bill was inspired by the 2002 death of two-time Olympic gold medalist Jack Shea, who at 91 years old died was killed in a drunk driving accident ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Toddler Treading Water Miraculously Survives Fire

    Toddler Treading Water Miraculously Survives Fire
    TRENTON - Call Augustine Pope a miracle toddler. About an hour after falling asleep in a Trenton basement, he awoke to flames and smoke clogging the air early Thursday. As at least four others escaped the house, Augustine got trapped in the basement, which began to fill with water as firefighters fought the blaze. Somehow, he stayed afloat as the fire ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    FF Braves Flames To Rescue Elderly Couple

    NEW YORK - Firefighters rushed through a wall of flames to rescue an elderly couple Thursday after an early morning blaze ripped through their Brooklyn apartment, authorities said. The blaze started just after 5 a.m. in a fifth-floor apartment at 111 E. 21st St. in Flatbush belonging to Manuel and Maria Gonzalez. When a firefighter scaling a ladder spotted the unconscious ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Two Firefighters Injured In Explosive Flashover

    Two Firefighters Injured In Explosive Flashover
    Two Bethlehem Township Volunteer Fire Company firefighers were admitted to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest after what might have been a "flashover" at a fire they were working to control Wednesday night, according to officials. A family of four also was displaced by the blaze at 2407 12th St. in the township, fire Chief Jamie Hauze said. Hauze did not release the ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -1

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