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    Firefighter Creates System to Save Pets from Home Fires

    For years, Firefighter Rick Rickerson has been plagued by a problem. According to the National Volunteer Fire Council, each year in the United States, approximately 500,000 pets are affected by home fires; and according to the Live Safe Foundation, around 40,000 of those pets die every year. Unfortunately, Rickerson has been witness to this fact more than most people. As a ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rate This
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    AL Mayor Withdraws Plan To Build New Firefighter Museum

    AL Mayor Withdraws Plan To Build New Firefighter Museum
    PELHAM, Ala. — The mayor of Pelham is backing away from plans to melt the city's main ice skating rink and replace it with a firefighter museum. Pelham Mayor Don Murphy says he received hundreds of calls and emails from residents who were angry about his plan to remove one of two ice rinks at the Pelham Civic Complex. The rink ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Three Hurt in Fire Truck Collision

    Three Hurt in Fire Truck Collision
    WASHINGTON — Three people are seriously hurt after a crash involving a fire truck in downtown Washington. D.C. fire department spokesman Pete Piringer says a fire truck responding to a fire at a library at George Washington University was involved in a crash with two other vehicles at about 7:30 a.m. on Friday. Three people in the two cars were ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Flames Explode from New York Manhole

    Flames Explode from New York Manhole
    NEW YORK - A buildup of carbon monoxide under a Midtown street caused an underground fire and a manhole explosion Tuesday afternoon, prompting the evacuation of four buildings near Times Square, the authorities said. The explosion occurred at 4:30 p.m. outside of 226 West 52nd Street, the Novotel Hotel. No one was injured, but the hotel and three other buildings were ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Man Gets to Meet NY Firefighter Who Saved His Life With Bone Marrow Donation

    Man Gets to Meet NY Firefighter Who Saved His Life With Bone Marrow Donation
    NEW YORK CITY - A Mississippi tourist's first trip to New York will include all the regular attractions, plus an unusual stop at the downtown Brooklyn home of the city's Bravest. He's going off the beaten track to say thanks to a man he's never met. Gary Williams, 55, received a lifesaving donation of bone marrow, and Monday he'll get a ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +8
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    New 911 Program Could Ease Crowded ERs

    New 911 Program Could Ease Crowded ERs
    LOUISVILLE - Hoping to ease crowded emergency rooms and trim ambulance runs, Louisville Metro Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has launched a program that aims to screen low-priority calls and divert patients from hospitals into more appropriate health care. Under the program, which started April 19, a small number of the lowest priority calls — such as those for an earache or ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Fire Forces Thousands to Evacuate International Auto Show [Video]

    Fire Forces Thousands to Evacuate International Auto Show [Video]
    DETROIT - No one was injured and there were no reports of significant damage from an electrical fire at a Detroit auto show exhibit that shut the event down for a few hours today, officials said. The fire, which spread smoke throughout Cobo Center and forced the evacuation of the main showroom, began in scaffolding and high-powered lights in the ceiling ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Talks Stalled for Camden Firefighters, Police

    Talks Stalled for Camden Firefighters, Police
    CAMDEN - Days before Camden lays off as many as half of its police officers and a third of its Fire Department, negotiations between the city and the public safety unions appear to be at a stalemate, with the mayor saying the unions won't accept concessions. "Police and fire have not given up one thing," Camden Mayor Dana L. Redd said ...
    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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    9/11 Heroes Still Waiting for Their Due

    9/11 Heroes Still Waiting for Their Due
    NEW YORK - After many years of costly litigation, the news broke this week that lawyers for thousands who were injured in the World Trade Center attacks have reached a settlement with the City of New York and others that could provide more than $650 million to those who sustained illnesses or injuries in rescue and recovery operations at Ground Zero. ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Ford Donates $75,000 for L.A. County Fire's Fallen Firefighter Families

    Ford Donates $75,000 for L.A. County Fire's Fallen Firefighter Families
    Los Angeles, Calif. – Ford Motor Company presented the Los Angeles County Fire Department with a $75,000 donation on Tuesday to honor the firefighters’ Widows and Orphans Fund. The donation stems from Ford’s fundraising efforts at the Los Angeles Auto Show in December where Ford representatives and local firefighters were on hand to educate the public on fire safety and related ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    FFs Respond to 9-Alarm Call; Biggest Blaze Seen In Recent Years

    FFs Respond to 9-Alarm Call; Biggest Blaze Seen In Recent Years
    BOSTON - Residents heard the fire alarms just before 2 p.m., but thought little of them as they made their way down the stairs of their 10-story condominium building in the Back Bay. But the alarm turned out to be the largest firefighting operation the city has seen in recent years — flames roared out the seventh-floor windows, and smoke billowed ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Historic Forge Burns to the Ground

    Historic Forge Burns to the Ground
    GROVE CITY -- The Wendell August Forge, an American institution that has furnished generations of families with its hand-cast decorative ornaments and plates, burned to the ground Saturday afternoon. About 25 employees and 15 tourists and shoppers were in the building when the fire started. They all escaped unharmed. The fire started around 2 p.m. in a workshop where an employee ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Victims Recount Stories of Killer Tornado

    Victims Recount Stories of Killer Tornado
    JOPLIN, Mo. — Rod Pace, manager of the Med Flight helicopter service at St. John's Regional Medical Center, had just finished payroll paperwork Sunday evening when he decided to stay an extra 15 to 20 minutes to let the menacing weather pass. From the second floor, he watched the storm approach from the southwest, just like so many other systems. The ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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    CT Firefighter Fired Over Acid Incident

    SHELTON, Conn. (AP) — A veteran Bridgeport firefighter charged with dumping poison acid onto his neighbor's water line has been fired. Fire Chief Brian Rooney says Edward Voccola "brought discredit" to the department and was fired for violating the city's ethics code as well as city rules. The Connecticut Post reports that the 52-year-old Voccola, a 22-year veteran, was placed on ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Volly FF Hit By Vehicle Driven By Brother Volunteer

    Volly FF Hit By Vehicle Driven By Brother Volunteer
    WILSON—A South Wilson volunteer firefighter was injured Monday when he was hit by a vehicle driven by another volunteer as he crossed the road responding to a call. The identities of the driver and the victim were not released. The injured man was crossing the street responding to a minor industrial accident at 4210 Chestnut Road and was “bumped” by the ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    City Approves $2.5M Payout to Two CA Fire Captains

    City Approves $2.5M Payout to Two CA Fire Captains
    LOS ANGELES - The costs of a 2004 firehouse incident in which a black firefighter was fed dog food continues to ripple through a Los Angeles city budget already battered by recession. The City Council approved the payment Friday of $2.5 million to two white fire captains, who won a court case alleging that the department racially discriminated against them in ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    MA Firefighters Demand Military Training Pay

    MA Firefighters Demand Military Training Pay
    WATERTOWN, MA - Six Watertown firefighters are asking the town to compensate them for pay they say they earned while undergoing military training, according to town and union officials. The town says its investigation shows that four of the firefighters are owed pay, and it has promised to rectify the situation quickly. One of the firefighters, Brian Rand, completed training to ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Firefighter Accused of Time Theft Resignes

    Firefighter Accused of Time Theft Resignes
    ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A veteran Rockford firefighter accused of stealing more than $15,000 from the department by falsifying time sheets has resigned. Rockford fire lieutenant Brian Watkins stepped down Saturday during a hearing to decide whether he would keep his job. He'd been with the department for nearly 20 years. [widget:flywheel_links] Watkins told supporters at the Rockford Board of Fire ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -2

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