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    Paramedics Under Siege Are Too Frightened to Serve

    Paramedics Under Siege Are Too Frightened to Serve
    ROODEPOORT, South Africa - If there's a crisis in Roodepoort's Durban Deep, don't expect paramedics to turn up to help. Paramedics are under siege, fearing whether a callout may be an ambush, following the weekend rape of an ambulance crew while tending to a child. At Station 21, where the two paramedics are based, colleagues were still shaken from the incident. ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: -5
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    New Firefighter Location Technology Unveiled

    New Firefighter Location Technology Unveiled
    WORCESTER - Scientists at Worcester Polytechnic Institute today demonstrated new technologies that could save the lives of firefighters trapped inside burning buildings. At WPI's annual conference on indoor location tracking for rescue workers, held in Worcester, researchers demonstrated new electronic systems that cut in half the average time needed to track down a lost firefighter. "The technology's actually better than we ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    IL Firefighters Find New Way to 'Fill the Boot'

    IL Firefighters Find New Way to 'Fill the Boot'
    HOMEWOOD, IL - Firefighters are used to handling tough situations. Going into a building fully engulfed in flames to rescue people is not done by those who can't deal with adversity. That may help explain how firefighters in Homewood and Chicago Ridge approached the situation of being told their usual way of collecting funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association was being ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Watch: Rare Brazillian 'Fire Tornado' Caught on Video

    Watch: Rare Brazillian 'Fire Tornado' Caught on Video
    BRAZIL - Like a special effect from a Harry Potter film, a tornado of fire rises from the ground as if enchanted. This rare phenomenon then swept through burning fields and stopped traffic in Brazil as bush fires spread across the country. The whirlwind of flame, several metres high, was caught on camera in Aracatuba, in southern Sao Paulo state. It ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Tires of Plane Catch Fire in CA Landing

    Tires of Plane Catch Fire in CA Landing
    SACRAMENTO — The tires of a JetBlue airplane caught fire yesterday during a hard landing in Sacramento that sent passengers down emergency slides to escape the aircraft and left 15 people with minor injuries. Passenger Michelle McDuffie said people onboard felt a thud when the plane touched down at about 12:50 p.m. after a flight from Long Beach, Calif., but nobody ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Transgendered Widow of FF Regrets Springer Appearance

    Transgendered Widow of FF Regrets Springer Appearance
    WHATRON, TX - The transgender widow at the center of a court battle focusing on her late firefighter husband's estate apologized Tuesday for her appearance on a tabloid talk show 15 years ago during which she surprised a man who once kissed her with the news that she was born a boy. Nikki Araguz, 35, expressed deep regret for not telling ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: -1
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    New Fire Trucks Advertise Paramedic Abilities

    New Fire Trucks Advertise Paramedic Abilities
    BARTLETT, IL — The Bartlett Fire Protection District is placing new signs on ITS fire engines and ladder truck that say “Paramedics,” indicating that even these vehicles designed for firefighting now carry advanced life support capabilities. Fire Chief Michael Falese said these vehicles have the obvious fire suppression capabilities that most people are aware of, but they also have carried fully ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Immediate Danger Has Passed After 'Catastrophic' Dam Break

    Immediate Danger Has Passed After 'Catastrophic' Dam Break
    Iowa Governor Chet Culver said Saturday night the immediate danger near Lake Delhi had passed after a "catastrophic" dam breach sent water spilling downstream and hundreds of people fleeing for safety, The Des Moines Register reported. Culver praised the quick action of emergency personnel in response to the dam break which sent water downstream from the Maquoketa River into the streets ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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    NY Fire Chief and Firefighter Busted in Pedestrian Gun Threat

    NY Fire Chief and Firefighter Busted in Pedestrian Gun Threat
    NEW YORK - A Long Island town's fire chief and a New York City firefighter were arrested Tuesday for brandishing guns while threatening a pedestrian, officials said. Michael Charles, the Hempstead fire chief, held a handgun on his hip while Brian Schuck, an eight-year-FDNY veteran, toted a shotgun when they harassed a man walking down a Hempstead street Sunday afternoon, Nassau ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Firefighter Caught Cheating on Promotions Test Gets Promoted

    Firefighter Caught Cheating on Promotions Test Gets Promoted
    ORLANDO, FL - An announcement regarding an Orlando firefighter who was caught cheating on a promotions test has his department in a frenzy: he's getting a promotion. Two years ago, Orlando Assistant Fire Chief Rudy Johnson said he didn't cheat after listening in on radio transmissions for advanced information on the promotions test. Johnson claims that it was broadcast over open ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: -5
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    Firefighters Save Drowning Surfer

    Firefighters Save Drowning Surfer
    NEW YORK - A surfer was clinging to life Friday night after firefighters pulled him from the choppy waters of the Rockaways. The 20-year-old victim got tangled in a jetty off the boardwalk near Beach 92nd St. about 4:15p.m., officials and witnesses said. Fellow surfers swam to help the distressed man, whose ankle tether - a line that ties the board ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Air Ambulances Agree to Protocol Upgrades

    Air Ambulances Agree to Protocol Upgrades
    ARIZONA - Seven air ambulance companies operating throughout Arizona have agreed to major changes in how pilots will communicate with each other as they approach Flagstaff Medical Center. The changes include well-defined approach paths laid out miles before the hospital and a schedule for radio broadcasts on an assigned frequency intended for other pilots operating in the area to announce their ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Airline Cockpit Fire Forces Emergency Landing

    Airline Cockpit Fire Forces Emergency Landing
    WASHINGTON — Investigators are looking into whether long-known problems with the heating system in a cockpit window of the Boeing 757 played a role in a fire that forced an airliner to make an emergency landing near Washington, federal safety officials said Monday. United Airlines Flight 27 en route from New York to Los Angeles with 112 people aboard made an ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Hearse Transporting Body Catches Fire, Driver Suspected of DUI

    Hearse Transporting Body Catches Fire, Driver Suspected of DUI
    HERCULES — A hearse delivering a body to a funeral caught fire Friday afternoon when sparks from a front tire flattened in a collision sparked a blaze. The driver was later arrested on suspicion of driving drunk, the California Highway Patrol said. The hearse belonged to Mandel Funeral Services in Vallejo and the driver was identified as 55-year-old Daniel A. Mandel, ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Man, Daughter Fall 13 Stories in Chile Quake

    Man, Daughter Fall 13 Stories in Chile Quake
    CONCEPCION, Chile (AP) - When their 13th-floor apartment began to shake, Alberto Rozas pulled his 7-year-old daughter into the bathroom doorway and waited for it to stop. Instead, they fell. Plummeting as their brand-new apartment building toppled like a felled tree, they hugged each other all the way down. Rozas had no idea which way was up until he looked through ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Hero Paramedic Pulls Two from Burning Building

    Hero Paramedic Pulls Two from Burning Building
    WAYNESVILLE - A fire in Waynesville early Thursday morning has displaced several families and put two people in the hospital. It could have been a much different story if paramedic Mike McCart hadn't acted quickly to save them. Mike McCart is a jack of all trades. He is not only a paramedic, but a former volunteer firefighter and a member of ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Soldier Investigated For Shooting FF With Pellet Gun

    Soldier Investigated For Shooting FF With Pellet Gun
    FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Fort Wainwright soldier is being investigated for shooting at a firefighter with a pellet gun. Four soldiers reportedly pulled up in a vehicle alongside the firefighter, who was running near a road on the post last week, and fired the gun. A manager with the Bureau of Land Management's Alaska Fire Service said the firefighter was hit by ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Woman Gets Life After Setting Nightclub Dancer on Fire

    Woman Gets Life After Setting Nightclub Dancer on Fire
    A 28-year-old Tarzana woman was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for setting a nightclub dancer on fire. Rianne Celine Theriault-Odom was found guilty last month of aggravated mayhem and torture in connection with the February 2009 attack on Roberta Dos Santos Busby, officials said. During an argument, Theriault-Odom took a Dr. Pepper bottle filled with gasoline and hurled its contents ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: -6
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    Massive 5-Alarm Fire Tests Brooklyn's Bravest

    Massive 5-Alarm Fire Tests Brooklyn's Bravest
    BROOKLYN - A massive five-alarm Brooklyn factory fire, spewing smoke that could been seen for miles, was still burning more than 24 hours after it started. About 200 firefighters fought the flames that first engulfed the Rosewood Inc. kitchen cabinet factory in Bushwick at 6 p.m. Thursday, fire officials said. Dark smoke poured from the Evergreen Ave. warehouse overnight, and intense ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Ambulance Stolen While Paramedics Treat Patient Inside

    Ambulance Stolen While Paramedics Treat Patient Inside
    CHICAGO (AP) - Bond was set at $50,000 for a 27-year-old Chicago man accused of stealing an ambulance over the weekend while two paramedics treated someone he apparently knew in the back. Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said Jimmy McCoy allegedly jumped into the stopped ambulance and drove off with the emergency lights on. The paramedics then radioed that they're ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1