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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Emergency Response: Five Firefighters Fall Into Basement During Call

    Emergency Response: Five Firefighters Fall Into Basement During Call
    BALTIMORE - Five firefighters battling a house fire in Lothian on Wednesday afternoon fell into the basement of the two-story house in the 5800 block of Little Road when the first floor collapsed, a county Fire Department spokesman said. [widget:news__edu_and_gear] Three got out on their own without injuries, but two had to be rescued and were taken by ambulances to area ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: -2
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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 about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Firefighters Train in Underwater Rescue

    Firefighters Train in Underwater Rescue
    MACON, Ga - Macon-Bibb County firefighter Garin Flanders admits it’s a “spooky, eerie feeling” to dive into what’s often murky darkness and use his hands to search in the water. Flanders started diving about 12 years ago while going on cruises and trips to the coast. After joining the fire department, he saw the firefighter dive team as a way to ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated: -3
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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 about 8 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 8 years ago | Rated: +8
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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 over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Wildfire Claims the Lives of Two Forest Rangers

    Wildfire Claims the Lives of Two Forest Rangers
    TALLAHASSEE — Two forest rangers trapped by shifting flames died while fighting a wildfire that also injured two others near Jasper in north Florida, officials said yesterday. The rangers were working Monday to stop a rekindled blaze called the Blue Ribbon Fire in Hamilton County on the Georgia line, one of more than 400 wildfires burning around Florida in one of ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Rookie EMT Saves Man's Life Two Weeks Into Job

    Rookie EMT Saves Man's Life Two Weeks Into Job
    STATEN ISLAND, NY — When Lt. Anthony Weiburg was buttoning up his uniform on the morning of the Fourth of July, all the 22-year-old Travis resident was thinking about was marching in his community’s famed holiday parade. Hours later, he was a hometown hero. Midway through the 100th annual Travis Fourth of July Parade, Weiburg performed life-saving CPR on an unresponsive ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Cops Can't Take the Heat; Firefighters Beat Police in Pepper Eating Contest [Video]

    Cops Can't Take the Heat; Firefighters Beat Police in Pepper Eating Contest [Video]
    OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma City police officers and firefighters squared off against each other in a jalapeno eating contest Tuesday at the Whataburger at NW 36 and MacArthur Boulevard. The firefighters won and received a $750 check to be donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The police officers received a $250 check that will be donated to the Police Action League. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Police: $800 Robbery Preceded Slayings, Fire

    Police: $800 Robbery Preceded Slayings, Fire
    MILWAUKEE — Two felons were charged Thursday with homicide and arson in the deaths of a mother, her two young children and a woman who also was the men's alleged accomplice in a case that began with an $800 robbery. Desmond Laster, 21, and Anthony Edward Barnes, 23, of Milwaukee, face four counts each of first-degree intentional homicide and arson. They ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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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 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Woman With Child Arrested After Meth Lab Fire

    Woman With Child Arrested After Meth Lab Fire
    The Tri Community Fire Department was called to 1259 Lester Lane this afternoon at approximately 4:50 p.m. When they arrived on the scene it was determined that the fire was the result of a suspected methamphetamine lab. Deputies from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office were called to the scene as well as detectives from the narcotics division. Information was received that ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Vol. Firefighter Pleads Guilty to 48 Fake Suicide Calls

    Vol. Firefighter Pleads Guilty to 48 Fake Suicide Calls
    GREELEY, CO - A south Weld County volunteer firefighter pleaded guilty Monday to a felony count of attempting to influence a public servant in a case in which she was accused of making 48 phony suicide and ambulance calls. Caryn Sodaro, 44, who lives in Lochbuie but was a volunteer firefighter in Hudson, took a deal just a little more than ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: -7
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    Retired Firefighter Aids in Haiti Relief

    Retired Firefighter Aids in Haiti Relief
    SALEM - As Dennis Covey watched news coverage of the earthquake in Haiti, the 51-year-old retired Salem firefighter wanted to help in any way he could. "I just said, 'We've got to go,'" he said yesterday. Covey, a lieutenant with the Fire Department who now lives in Palm Bay, Fla., said he could not make a big financial contribution. But he ...
    Published about 8 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 ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    FF Makes Miraculous Rebound After Debilitating Injury

    FF Makes Miraculous Rebound After Debilitating Injury
    LAWRENCE, KS - “It was like a dream.” That’s how Earl Barnes describes the motorcycle accident that cost him the lower part of his right leg. Before the accident, he was doing what he had wanted to do since he was a child: He was a firefighter. “It’s a funny thing about firefighters,” he said. “It’s something we grew up wanting ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Gear Saved Firefighter's Life In Explosion

    Gear Saved Firefighter's Life In Explosion
    VIGO COUNTY, IN - Brandon Hoopingarner said he was fighting a barn fire when a 55 gallon drum of paint thinner near him exploded. "Got up and I thought I was OK and I looked down and I was just on fire," Hoopingarner said. He told us the gear he was using saved his life, and minimized his injuries. Doctors treated ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1