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    City Rejects Grant That Would Hire More FFs

    GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — Grand Island has rejected a federal grant that would have paid the full salary and benefits for six new Grand Island firefighters for two years. The Grand Island Independent is reporting that the City Council allowed Fire Chief Troy Hughes to apply for the grant in June 2009. The city won the grant offered through the U.S. ...
    Published about 4 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 about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Firefighter Discovers Horrific Scene After Shooting Spree

    Firefighter Discovers Horrific Scene After Shooting Spree
    UK - A RETAINED firefighter recounted the moment he came across a victim of the shooting spree. Councillor David Moore, watch manager with Seascale Fire Service, said his crew yesterday received a call at 11.30am to what they believed to be a road traffic collision in the village. On arrival, the fire crew found a man who had been shot at ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Judge Declines to Hear FF Groping Case

    NORTH SALEM — A town justice has declined to hear the case of an assistant chief of the Croton Falls Fire Department accused of groping a female firefighter at the department's annual Christmas party in December. Justice Ralph R. Mackin recused himself from hearing a motion Monday from John Blauvelt, 34, of Carmel to dismiss misdemeanor charges state police lodged against ...
    Published about 5 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 5 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Boston FFs See Major Pay Increase; Random Drug Tests

    Boston FFs See Major Pay Increase; Random Drug Tests
    BOSTON - A labor arbitration panel has ruled that Boston firefighters must submit to random drug and alcohol testing in exchange for a 19 percent raise over four years, a significant bump that will dwarf the pay increases for other city unions. The decision, released yesterday after a bitter four-year standoff, is largely a victory for the firefighters, who the city ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    New Fire Commissioner Promises to Embrace Older Black Applicants

    New Fire Commissioner Promises to Embrace Older Black Applicants
    CHICAGO - Mayor Daley’s appointment of third-generation firefighter Robert Hoff to replace ousted Fire Commissioner John Brooks sailed through a City Council committee on Monday — with a promise from Hoff to embrace older black applicants bypassed by the city’s discriminatory handling of a 1995 firefighters exam. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last month that African-American applicants did not wait too ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Over 200 Gather For Fallen Heroes Memorial Service

    Over 200 Gather For Fallen Heroes Memorial Service
    SYRACUSE, NY -- Nearly 200 people, half of them in uniform, gathered for a memorial service for fallen firefighters and Onondaga County Sheriff's deputies. The service included the reading of the names of all firefighters, auxiliary members and sheriff's deputies who died this year. Also read was a list of county firefighters who died in the line of duty. They stretched ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    FF Thrown 30ft In Explosion; Breaks Back, Neck

    FF Thrown 30ft In Explosion; Breaks Back, Neck
    SANDWICH - Daniel Keane, one of two Sandwich firefighters injured yesterday fighting a house fire is reported in stable condition at Cape Cod Hospital this morning. Keane, a firefighter/paramedic, has a broken neck and a broken back. Yesterday Sandwich fire Capt. James Huska said doctors were watching for signs of paralysis, but Keane was moving his toes. An updated condition on ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    NYC Fire Marshals Arrest Bartender for Fiery Trick

    NEW YORK (AP) - A barkeep whose flaming liquor show was featured in "Real Housewives of New York City" has been arrested for performing the fiery feat. Authorities said undercover fire marshals arrested the barkeep about 2 a.m. Sunday after he set alight Apotheke's bar top, where he had poured various liquors. Chief Fire Marshal Robert Byrnes said the stunt sparked ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    FFs Work to Extinguish Boat's Blaze; One Injured

    FFs Work to Extinguish Boat's Blaze; One Injured
    WEST PALM BEACH - A 70-foot pleasure craft returning from the Bahamas caught fire early this morning and pulled into Rybovich Marina at 45th Street and Flagler Drive, where emergency crews responded. The fire was brought under control. Up to 35 firefighters were on the scene, according to authorities. One West Palm Beach firefighter received slight injuries to his upper hand; ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Golfer's Swing Sparks 12-acre Wildfire

    IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - Forget "Fore!" "Fire!" was the cry of the day for a golfer whose off-target swing sparked a 12-acre blaze in Southern California. The golfer at the Shady Canyon Golf Course in Irvine landed a shot in the rough Saturday. On his next swing, his club snagged a rock, causing a spark that lit the rough ablaze and ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: -4
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    Firefighters Battling Ibiza's Largest Wildfire

    Firefighters Battling Ibiza's Largest Wildfire
    Spanish firefighters battled a spreading wildfire on the Mediterranean resort island of Ibiza Friday and hundreds of people were forced to evacuate. "Things look bad," said Defense Minister Carme Chacon, who flew over the area in a helicopter. The fire, described as the worst ever on the island, had burned an area of about 5,000 acres, El Pais reported. Firefighting efforts ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    On-Duty Firefighters Hit By Thieves

    On-Duty Firefighters Hit By Thieves
    BAYFIELD, UK - Thieves who made off with the possessions of volunteer firefighters in Bayfield while they battled a small boat blaze showed unbelievable nerve and disrespect, a firefighter says. The firefighter, who asked not to be named, said his flashing green dashboard light that lets motorists know he’s responding to a call was stolen while his car was at the ...
    Published almost 5 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 about 5 years ago | Rated: -1
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    FF Battling Cancer Gets Help From Around the Globe

    FF Battling Cancer Gets Help From Around the Globe
    PORTSMOUTH, VA - The Portsmouth Fire Department set out to raise money for one of their own who is fighting cancer while raising three small children by selling $5 fire helmet decals and $10 vehicle decals. The effort is helping Sarah and Matthew Fox pay their bills while Sarah, a 38-year-old paramedic and firefighter, battles cancer, which has spread from her ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    NYC Manhole Shoots Out 10 Foot Flames

    NYC Manhole Shoots Out 10 Foot Flames
    NEW YORK — A manhole fire blamed on underground electrical cables shot flames 10 feet into the air Monday afternoon near Times Square, startling passers-by and closing a street just blocks from where a failed bomb was found over the weekend. No injuries were reported, but acrid smoke still filled the air an hour-and-a-half later, and Fire Chief Mike Meyers said ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Could You Beat the 44 Second Fastest Dresser Title?

    MACON, GA - It all started with a little trash talking at the fire station. Several months later, Macon-Bibb County firefighter Ellen Kicklighter has been honored as the fastest firefighter in the state when it comes to getting dressed into her fire gear. Kicklighter, a 43-year-old mother of two, beat out other Macon-Bibb firefighters during competition at the Cherry Blossom Festival ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    14-Year Old Boy Admits to Starting LA Wildfire

    14-Year Old Boy Admits to Starting LA Wildfire
    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — A 14-year-old boy who allegedly told deputies he dropped a lighter as he was trying to smoke pot in a field Sunday sparked a 40-acre blaze that briefly threatened some 50 homes and forced evacuations before it was contained, authorities said. The boy from Saugus, one of four people detained in connection with the blaze, was booked ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: -1

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