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    Firefighter Cuffed for Refusing to Move Responder-Protecting Fire Engine

    Firefighter Cuffed for Refusing to Move Responder-Protecting Fire Engine
    MONTECITO, Calif.—The California Highway Patrol is investigating why a firefighter was handcuffed for refusing to move a fire engine from a freeway in Santa Barbara County. CHP Capt. Jeff Sgobba says the incident on Feb. 15 was rare, regrettable and embarrassing. The confrontation took place in Montecito when CHP officers responded to a freeway crash that caused minor injuries. Sgobba says ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: -2
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    MedFlight Services: A Fight for Quality?

    MedFlight Services: A Fight for Quality?
    COLUMBUS, OH - MedFlight is getting into the ambulance business despite the slim profit margin medical transport companies face. "When you look at the ambulance transportation industry, it's very, very expensive to operate," said Ronald L. Grout, executive director of the Ohio Medical Transportation Board. "From insurance to the equipment to the personnel, it's a very expensive undertaking." In Ohio, Medicare ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    New Firefighter Training Simulator Stresses Safety

    ORLAND, IL - The Orland Fire Protection District next week is unveiling a state-of-the-art simulation training program that it hopes eventually will become the go-to facility for departments across the region. The system uses computer-graphic imaging to depict real-life firefighting situations. It is only the fourth in the country based on the Blue Card command training program created by a retired ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Laid Off Firefighter Takes to the Streets to Earn Wages

    Laid Off Firefighter Takes to the Streets to Earn Wages
    GARY, Ind. — A furloughed Gary firefighter has turned to panhandling to support his family. Gary Pickering is one of 34 firefighters the city laid off last week. The 34-year-old married father of four man has been wearing his turnout gear while he solicits donations from passersby in downtown Gary. He tells The Times of Munster that he receives only $350 ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Man Spots House Fire, Alerts Sleeping Family in Time

    Something seemed strange about the roaring house fire that Jeffrey Dancy encountered Tuesday morning while making his extermination rounds in south Columbus. Flames spilled out from the roof and a plume of smoke hovered over the Commander Drive residence. But no one -- including the family inside -- seemed to have noticed the blaze, which had engulfed about half of the ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Jailed Firefighter Wins Monthly Pension

    HAVERHILL -- Former firefighter Kevin Thompson walked out of a retirement board meeting this week with $3,474.04 in monthly benefits and lifetime health insurance. Thompson, 52, quit his job and filed for retirement benefits rather than answer questions about his secret four-month incarceration in a New Hampshire jail and whether he ever drove a city firetruck without a license. City Solicitor ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Quick Thinking FF Helps Save Stabbing Victim

    Quick Thinking FF Helps Save Stabbing Victim
    BOSTON - Though he was weary and exhausted with newborn triplets at home, Boston Fire Academy instructor Danny Gomes was able to snap into action when he witnessed a man being stabbed in front of him on an East Boston street by treating the victim and pointing the suspect out to police. As Gomes, 40, walked out of Muzzy Day Square ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Man Accusing of Killing Teen Also Allegedly Threatened Firefighter

    Man Accusing of Killing Teen Also Allegedly Threatened Firefighter
    NORTH BELFAST, UK - A man accused of stabbing a teenage boy to death also threatened an off-duty firefighter as he left the scene of the attack, it has been alleged in court. Testifying at the Thomas Devlin murder trial, witness Laurence Kelly said two men walked past him on a road, moments before he found the dying boy. Mr Kelly ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: -2
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Firefighter Responds to Call at Own Business

    Firefighter Responds to Call at Own Business
    CLINTON — Firefighter Dean S. Weeks was on duty last night when the call came in that his restaurant, Tailgaters Grille, just 300 yards from the fire station on Main Street, was on fire. Firefighters at the station this morning were saddened over the loss of what they called Mr. Weeks' dream and passion. “We're heartbroken,” said Firefighter John W. Kobus. ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Wildfire Threatens Nuclear Weapons Lab

    Wildfire Threatens Nuclear Weapons Lab
    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire has broken out in New Mexico and forced officials at the Los Alamos National Laboratory to close the site Monday as residents nearby evacuate their homes. The fire has grown to 3,500 acres, or 5.4 square miles, since it started at around 1 p.m. on Sunday about 12 miles southwest of the town ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Psych Patient Killed After Escaping Ambulance on Highway

    DETROIT - A mentally ill man was killed Thursday night in the middle of Interstate 94 in St. Joseph Township, police said. The man, John Cameron Rivera of Detroit, was being transported to Lakeland Emergency medical Center in St. Joe, Michigan for psychological evaluation when he started fighting with medics in the back of an ambulance, police said. The driver stopped ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    FFs Rescue 'Hysterical' Woman Dangling from Window

    FFs Rescue 'Hysterical' Woman Dangling from Window
    SOMERVILLE, MA - A hysterical woman, trapped by fast-moving fire and heavy smoke in her third-floor Somerville apartment last night, was rescued by jakes who climbed a ladder to her window and rushed her out to a hospital. Somerville Fire Deputy Jack Memory, one of the first firefighters on Glenwood Street for the triple-decker, three-alarm blaze, said he saw the woman ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    A Dozen Milwaukee Firefighters Hurt Battling 4-Alarm Fire

    A Dozen Milwaukee Firefighters Hurt Battling 4-Alarm Fire
    MILWAUKEE, Wisc. — About a dozen firefighters were injured while battling a four-alarm fire on Milwaukee's south side Friday night. The fire was first reported at 7:41 p.m. in the attic of a vacant house in the 2400 block of S. 8th St., but spread to a house to the north and quickly escalated. The vacant house was destroyed, and 12 ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Yellow Ambulances are Coming to Town

    Yellow Ambulances are Coming to Town
    FERNLEY, NV--This Thursday, residents will start seeing yellow ambulances operated by North Lyon County Fire Protection District. The District was awarded the ambulance franchise by the Fernley City Council in September of 2009. While obtaining the licenses and permits, service has been provided via a mutual aid agreement between Central Lyon County Fire Protection District, and fire districts in Storey and ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Controlled Burn May Have Ended Gulfport Fire

    GULFPORT, Miss. -- A brush fire that kept reigniting for two days along Duckworth Road may have come to an end, Fire Chief Mike Beyerstedt said. The Mississippi Forestry Commission conducted a back-burn along the roadside Friday afternoon, leaving little or no dry vegetation left to catch fire. The brush fire started Thursday on the south side of Duckworth between U.S. ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Young Woman Indicted In Fire That Injured Firefighter

    Young Woman Indicted In Fire That Injured Firefighter
    BALTIMORE, MD - In case you missed it over the weekend, prosecutors said a 19-year-old woman was indicted on charges that she set a fire her apartment last month, severely injuring a firefighter who rescued two people, because she was angry during a domestic fight. The Baltimore Sun's Jessica Anderson reported that Brittany Katina Garcia was indicted on charges of first-degree ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Horrific MVC Takes the Lives of 5 Passengers; Injures 4

    Horrific MVC Takes the Lives of 5 Passengers; Injures 4
    THORTON - A horrific three-vehicle crash that sent an SUV hurtling through the air and landing on top of a pickup truck, killed five people and injured four others in suburban Denver Thursday, authorities said. Police in Thornton said those killed were in the Chevrolet S-10 pickup. "All five occupants were pronounced dead at the scene," police spokesman Matt Barnes said. ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -4
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    Seattle's Deadliest Fire In Years Kills 4 Children, 1 Adult

    Seattle's Deadliest Fire In Years Kills 4 Children, 1 Adult
    SEATTLE — A blaze tore through a Seattle apartment Saturday and killed five people, including a number of children, fire officials said. The fire was reported just after 10 a.m. in what authorities described as a two-story apartment unit in the city's Fremont neighborhood north of downtown. The first engine to respond had a problem with a pump that prevented it ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    FFs Attend Premiere of Film Portraying Their Lives

    FFs Attend Premiere of Film Portraying Their Lives
    PEORIA, MI - Most of a firefighter's life is spent doing something besides fighting fires. That is the point behind "Station House," a potential reality television series which premiered Tuesday and Wednesday nights at Peoria Theater. Peoria firefighters formed the first audience, because Peoria firefighters formed the bulk of the first show. "This movie actually portrays a 24-hour period of what ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This