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    Fire Crew Walks Over 60,000 Miles in Fitness Challenge

    Fire Crew Walks Over 60,000 Miles in Fitness Challenge
    BOSTON -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) today announced the winners of its’ Firefighter Fitness Challenge, a 12-week challenge pitting over 160 firefighters in seven cities/towns (Arlington, Framingham, Hingham, Hudson, Ludlow, Peabody and Rockland) in a friendly competition to improve their health and wellness. Hudson, the winning station, received a $2,000 wellness grant today at Florian Hall in Dorchester. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Military Firefighters Help Train Iraqi Responders

    Military Firefighters Help Train Iraqi Responders
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Two U.S. Soldiers here have spent nearly a year working to boost not only the capabilities of Iraqi firefighters but their standing and reputation in the community as well. According to Lt. Col. Gary Esson, the senior fire service advisor and a native of Joplin, Mo., and Spc. Michael Burris, a fire service advisor and Fayetteville, N.C., native, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Fire and Rescue Cleans Up With New Drug Testing Incentive

    Fire and Rescue Cleans Up With New Drug Testing Incentive
    Top Hub fire brass could reap tens of thousands of dollars over the next decade for taking random drug and alcohol tests, padding their pay and straining city coffers for years to come, a City Hall watchdog warned. “It’s a runaway cost, and every year it will get to be more and more,” said Matthew Cahill, executive director of the Boston ...
    Published over 5 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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    New Budget For Police Is Good News for Firefighters Too

    New Budget For Police Is Good News for Firefighters Too
    TULSA, OK – Now that Tulsa's laid-off police officers may be coming back, some are wondering about the sacrifices Tulsa firefighters made to keep the city's budget balanced. Tulsa police lost officers, while the fire department lost pay. City leaders say it doesn't have to be a competition between Tulsa's finest and Tulsa's bravest. If the police department gets more money ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Two Firefighters Injured By Apartment Building Odor

    ELGIN, IL - Two Elgin firefighters and a police officer were taken to area hospitals Monday night after each became ill at the scene of a hazardous materials call at an apartment building. Emergency crews were called to investigate the hazmat call at a six-flat apartment building on the 1100 block of Birch Drive at about 5:20 p.m., officials said. The ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    After Years of Service to Others; FF Needs Help

    After Years of Service to Others; FF Needs Help
    BOWER HILL, PA - Bryan Pritchard of Collier has been a volunteer with the Bower Hill Volunteer Fire Department in Scott for a half-dozen years, giving his time and talents to his community. Now the community can return the favor. A candidate for a kidney and pancreas transplant, Mr. Pritchard, 38, is waiting for the organs to become available. He has ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Three Injured When Fire Trucks Collide

    Three Injured When Fire Trucks Collide
    TOWN OF WALLKILL — A City of Middletown firetruck and a Pocatello Fire Department firetruck collided at the intersection of County Route 78 and Wawayanda Avenue on Monday afternoon. The crash sent at least three firefighters to the hospital with what authorities said were non-life-threatening injuries. Both trucks sustained significant damage and were taken out of commission. [photo:156972] The trucks were ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: -1
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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 5 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 over 5 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Firefighter Charged in Salty Dog Bar Brawl

    BROOKLYN, NY - Criminal charges against one firefighter involved in a boozy Brooklyn bar brawl were dropped Thursday, but a second has been indicted on two misdemeanors. Firefighter Ryan Warnock was charged with assault and disorderly conduct in connection with the Jan. 29 slugfest at the Salty Dog in Bay Ridge. Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes refused to charge firefighter Michael ...
    Published about 5 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 about 5 years ago | Rated: -1
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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 about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    9-1-1 Dispatcher Suspended Over April Fool's Prank

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A 911 dispatcher in Missoula who broadcast a false report of an explosion as an April Fool's Day prank will be suspended for one week but will not be prosecuted. Missoula County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg said Thursday it would be "extremely difficult" to establish criminal intent in the case. The request for an emergency response came ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Firefighters Flex Their Muscles Against Police

    COLUMBUS, OH - Police officers and firefighters clumped together on opposite ends of the rope. Some heckled the other side, some adjusted the perfect grip. "The fire department never shows up to lose," said Stephen Smith, battalion chief of the Washington Township Fire Department. The first match was quick. Firefighters yanked the Dublin police officers over the line in seconds. Police ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    1978 Arson that Killed Eight Under Investigation Once Again

    1978 Arson that Killed Eight Under Investigation Once Again
    NEW YORK — A woman who lost seven children and her husband in a 1978 arson at their home near Albany was questioned again this week as investigators put renewed effort into solving the case. No one was ever charged for setting the fire 32 years ago in Cohoes. Detectives traveled to Okanogan, Wash., and spent several hours Wednesday questioning Virginia ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Firefighters See Firsthand How 'Fill The Boot' Helps

    Firefighters See Firsthand How 'Fill The Boot' Helps
    Last week, firefighters from Marion County Fire Rescue and the International Association of Firefighters Local 3169 conducted their annual Fill The Boot campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. For three days, firefighters from 24 stations manned intersections across the county, offering their boots to be filled with cash and coins from passing motorists. According to Orlando MDA Executive Director, Brittany Lara, ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Firefighter Talks about Beekeeper Rescue

    Firefighter Talks about Beekeeper Rescue
    PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, MI - We all love fresh honey, but no one wants to be stung. A Pittsfield Township beekeeper is now recovering after bees attacked her in defense of their queen. "Person in distress. They told us had something to do with bees," said Pittsfield Township Fire Captain Jeff Foulke. A day later at the Pittsfield Township home and you'd ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    New Budget Could Restore 13 FF Jobs in Camden

    New Budget Could Restore 13 FF Jobs in Camden
    CAMDEN — A new budget, set to be considered by the city council Tuesday, proposes the rehiring of 47 Camden police officers and 13 firefighters following increased taxation, according to a report on CourierPostOnline.com. The budget, created by Camden Mayor Dana Redd, contains an additional $3.3 million for the police department and $2.2 million for the fire department, after the state ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1