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    Fears for Emergency Services as Training Terminated

    Fears for Emergency Services as Training Terminated
    WEST CAPE, South Africa - The DA claims private paramedic college owners and working paramedics are furious at the government’s decision to terminate emergency medical services (EMS) short courses, which are responsible for training 99 percent of emergency medical personnel. The decision was to phase out short courses offered by private institution over the next four years, was taken by the ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -1
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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 over 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 over 7 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 almost 7 years ago | Rated: -2
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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 over 6 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 7 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 over 7 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 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 over 7 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Firefighters Resuscitate Pets After Home Fire

    Firefighters Resuscitate Pets After Home Fire
    LAKELAND, Tenn. - Pet oxygen mask helped save five cats and one dog in a Lakeland house fire. 14 other cats died after the fire broke out Tuesday morning. "The cats, by all outward appearances, appeared to have died," said Firefighter Brent Perkins. The pet oxygen masks were bought a year and a half ago, as part of a grant from ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Man Charged in Crash Which Injured Paramedic

    Man Charged in Crash Which Injured Paramedic
    UK - A man has been charged in connection with a road crash in Essex in which a paramedic was seriously injured. A quad bike struck two parked vehicles on Western Esplanade in Southend-on-Sea on Sunday, injuring the paramedic at the scene of a previous crash. James Lewis, 28, of Broomfield Street, Poplar, is charged with causing grievous bodily harm, five ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Couple Dies in House Fire One Day After Moving In

    Couple Dies in House Fire One Day After Moving In
    FORT LEE, N.J. — Two people who'd moved into a northern New Jersey town house a day earlier have died in a fire that started in their kitchen and spread upstairs. Police say 52-year-old Eliot C. Nisenbaum and 55-year-old Ronald Sandberg were found Saturday night in the second-floor master bedroom of their home in Fort Lee, overlooking the Hudson River. Firefighters ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: -2
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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 over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    MD Firefighter Critically Injured in Fall From Engine

    MD Firefighter Critically Injured in Fall From Engine
    UPDATE 5:02 p.m.: ABC 7's Kris Van Cleave reports that the firefighter is conscious and talking. The fire engine involved has been taken to another location, possibly a county yard in Lanham, to be checked out. Original story 4:07 p.m.: A volunteer Prince George's firefighter was critically injured in a fall from a fire engine while responding to a house fire ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    NY Teen Arrested In Death of EMT

    NEW YORK CITY (AP) - A teenager identified through photos taken of him at a house party over the July 4 weekend was arrested Tuesday in the stabbing death of an emergency medical technician on the street outside, police said. Alexander Hernandez, 19, was arrested on charges of murder and criminal possession of a weapon, police said. Someone who took photos ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    FF Involved in TX Harassment Scandal Arrested

    FF Involved in TX Harassment Scandal Arrested
    HOUSTON - A female Houston firefighter who filed a lawsuit against the City of Houston in April has been released from Harris County jail after posting bond following her arrest. Jane Draycott, 41, was charged with misdemeanor theft on Monday. Draycott is accused of taking a DVD player owned by another man, Jesus Valdez, according to the probable cause document in ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Firefighter Encounters 3-Foot Gator on Way to Work

    Firefighter Encounters 3-Foot Gator on Way to Work
    BROCKTON, MA - A Brockton firefighter had a wild wake-up call on his way to work Sunday after discovering a 3-foot alligator crossing the road near his car. “One car swerved into my lane and it forced me to stop, and then after it passed me, I noticed it was scurrying across the street,” said Scott Hurst, 47, who noticed the ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Elks Lodge Honors Firefighter, Police, Park Rangers for Service and Heroism

    ST. LOUIS - Three police officers, one firefighter and two park rangers were honored by members of St. Charles Elks Lodge 690 at a reception last month for their community service and heroism. Recipients included: St. Charles City park rangers Sgt. Paul Jokerst and Christina Gonzalez, St. Charles Sheriff's Deputy Ron Neupert, St. Charles Police Officer Michael Davis, St. Peters Police ...
    Published about 7 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 over 7 years ago | Rate This