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    Firefighter Named Mustached American of the Year

    Firefighter Named Mustached American of the Year
    Under the gaze of some 300 enthusiastic hairy and hairless-lipped onlookers, an Orlando, Fla.-area firefighter who founded a mustache-based charity was crowned with this year's "Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year" award. The firefighter, Brian Sheets, managed to capture about 110,000 of more than a half million votes cast online, to win the title and his stately $3 crown ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 6 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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Horseshoe Two Wildfire at Nearly 50,000 Acres

    Horseshoe Two Wildfire at Nearly 50,000 Acres
    TUCSON, Ariz. — An evacuation order has been lifted for residents of three communities near a southeast Arizona wildfire. The Forest Service said Friday that fire crews will stay around Paradise, Cave Creek and the Southwest Research Center to patrol the area for fires. Meanwhile, the Horseshoe Two fire has risen to nearly 50,000 acres and is 40 percent contained. Fire ...
    Published over 6 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 7 years ago | Rate This
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    VIDEO: Retired FF Played Role In Fiery Vehicle Rescue

    VIDEO: Retired FF Played Role In Fiery Vehicle Rescue
    BOCA RATON, FL - You can take the man out of firefighting but, apparently, you can't take firefighting out of the man. During Wednesday night's deadly car accident on Interstate 95 in Boca Raton, a retired EMS supervisor helped control the flames in the burning SUV while a police officer shot out a window and rescued the trapped passenger. "I'll be ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Morning Blaze Lands Firefighter In Intensive Care

    Morning Blaze Lands Firefighter In Intensive Care
    HARKER HEIGHTS — A mobile home fire at the corner of Beeline Lane and Amy Lane early Monday morning sent one Harker Heights firefighter to the hospital and displaced four adults. The four adults are currently being taken care of by the American Red Cross. The firefighter remained in the Scott & White Intensive Care Unit in Temple with fellow firefighters ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Two Rescues in 24 Hours

    Two Rescues in 24 Hours
    BUFFALO - An elderly woman described as being in a dazed condition was rescued by Buffalo firefighters early today after a fire next door began spreading into her home in the city's Jefferson-Ferry area. The rescue was the second in less than 24 hours by Buffalo firefighters. The first occurred early Sunday morning in Allentown. Fire officials said the woman, whose ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Five Firefighters Deliver Memorial Day Miracle

    LANSING, MI - Five firefighters deliver a Memorial Day miracle. Around 11:30 Monday morning the Lansing Fire Department was called to the 4200 block of Glenburne for a woman in labor. But, they never made it to the hospital. On a day dedicated to those who lost their lives, five firefighters helped bring a new life into the world. "We received ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Chef Uses FF Training In Flaming Dessert Fiasco

    Chef Uses FF Training In Flaming Dessert Fiasco
    TAMPA - It's a dessert. Bananas, ice cream, cinnamon and butter. You wouldn't exactly imagine having to save someone from bananas Foster. But for the finishing touch, it's a flambé. Most recipes call for a quarter-cup of dark rum, brought to the table and ignited. On Saturday night, a fun dessert went terribly wrong and five customers at a Palm Harbor ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Man Found Safe After Explosion at Texas Refinery

    Man Found Safe After Explosion at Texas Refinery
    SAN ANTONIO — Authorities say a man believed to have been missing after a fuel-laden 18-wheeler exploded at a Texas refinery has been found safe. San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood says the man is a driver of one of three tanker trucks that were at an AGE Refining Inc. fueling station when the Wednesday explosion happened. Hood says another driver ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    650 Dallas Classrooms Failed to Have Fire Alarms Installed

    650 Dallas Classrooms Failed to Have Fire Alarms Installed
    DALLAS - Dallas ISD has failed to install fire alarms in hundreds of portable buildings across the district, violating fire codes and leaving students without the built-in protection of blaring alerts that signal a blaze on campus. Portable buildings at Kleberg Elementary in Rylie are among the many at southern Dallas schools that are not connected to the main building's fire ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -2
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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 7 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Fake Firefighter Put On Three-Year Probation

    LITTLE VALLEY — An Olean man Monday was placed on probation for three years for impersonating a firefighter during an arson blaze that destroyed the abandoned Fancher Furniture Co. factory in Salamanca last May 7. Bradley M. Thomas, 31, was sentenced by Cattaraugus County Judge Larry Himelein on the misdemeanor criminal impersonation charge. Thomas arrived on the scene of the fire ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    NYFD Brings Early Christmas to Wounded Soldiers

    NYFD Brings Early Christmas to Wounded Soldiers
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. — A group of New York firefighters rolled into Fayetteville Thursday morning to bring Christmas cheer to wounded soldiers. About 30 firefighters from Long Island arrived at Womack Army Medical Center on Fort Bragg shortly before noon to distribute gifts they carried in a U-Haul truck, from laptop computers to iPods, to soldiers wounded in combat. The effort, ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Retired Police Officer Killed In Home Flashover Explosion, Three Fighters Injured

    Retired Police Officer Killed In Home Flashover Explosion, Three Fighters Injured
    PHILADELPHIA - On North Fifth Street in Northern Liberties, Louis Bell was known by his nickname, "Joe" - a friendly retired police officer who enjoyed holiday barbecues, admiring his flower-filled front garden, and sitting on his steps swapping jokes and chitchat. Whenever a neighbor suffered a loss in the family, Bell, 70, who used a wheelchair after falling ill a few ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    DC Firefighter Shot While Off-Duty

    WASHINGTON, DC - The off-duty D.C. firefighter who was shot early Wednesday morning is a 25-year-old man who has been with the department for six years, according to authorities. He has been on leave without pay since March 2010, said Pete Piringer, spokesman for D.C. Fire/EMS. Piringer did not say why he was placed on leave. The shooting happened sometime before ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: -5