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    Pension Board Calls Former FF A Cheat, Fraud

    Pension Board Calls Former FF A Cheat, Fraud
    TRENTON — The chairman of a state pension board publicly denounced a former Harrison firefighter as a cheat and a fraud Monday for collecting a $2,500-per-month disability pension from New Jersey while working as a full-time firefighter in North Carolina. As Herman Ellis looked on impassively during a hearing in Trenton, the board voted to refer the case to the state ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Guns and Hoses: Police, Fire Compete for a Good Cause

    Guns and Hoses: Police, Fire Compete for a Good Cause
    LEXINGTON, KY - Lexington police officer Jackie Newman is supposed to keep the peace. But she couldn't help but stir up a little trouble when it came to picking out a T-shirt to wear to Sunday's sixth annual charity softball game between Lexington police and fire departments. "God made police so firemen would have heroes," read the officer's specially made T-shirt. ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Chicago's Finest Faces Off Against Chicago's Bravest for Good Cause

    Chicago's Finest Faces Off Against Chicago's Bravest for Good Cause
    CHICAGO - The 11th Annual Chicago's Finest vs Chicago's Bravest Charity Baseball Game will be held Saturday August 21st 11:30am at U.S. Cellular Field. This game honors Fallen Officers & Firefighters and all proceeds go to The CPD Memorial and Gold Badge Families. Pre-sold tickets are $5.00 and $10.00 at the park. Families will be entertained by Bagpipes, K-9, Mounted Unit, ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Statue of Liberty to Get New Staircase for Safety

    Statue of Liberty to Get New Staircase for Safety
    NEW YORK — A set of 354 narrow steps spirals all the way up to the Statue of Liberty's crown, and it's the only escape route for tourists in an emergency. On a recent summer day, one tourist put his hands on his knees and gasped for air as a few others funneled down the tightly twisting staircase to the statue's ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Fallout Over Suspended Firefighter's Continued Pay

    Fallout Over Suspended Firefighter's Continued Pay
    WASHINGTON - There is more fallout tonight from a FOX 5 investigation into a D.C. firefighter who has been on the payroll for the last three and a half years, but has not worked a day. By some estimates, taxpayers have paid a quarter of a million dollars while D.C. Fire and EMS sits on her case. On Wednesday, there was ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -5
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    9/11 First Responder Stole More Than $1 Million

    9/11 First Responder Stole More Than $1 Million
    NEW YORK - A 9/11 hero-turned-tax-cheat pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing more than $1.3 million in business taxes from the government. Ex-firefighter Thomas Casatelli, who runs The Kettle Black in Bay Ridge, admitted to swindling the city and state out of five years worth of taxes by filing false returns and paying most of his employees off-the-books. He will serve 90 ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Chief Scolded by Mayor for Hurtful Staff Meeting

    Chief Scolded by Mayor for Hurtful Staff Meeting
    HOUSTON - On the day that Houston firefighter Jane Draycott returned to Station 54 for the first time after accusing her colleagues of harassment, she was met by the fire chief, his command staff, a psychologist and at least a dozen coworkers for what the chief dubbed a “team building” session. Instead, according to Draycott, it turned into an “insulting” and ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Racial Epithet Leaves Three Firefighters Out of Work

    Racial Epithet Leaves Three Firefighters Out of Work
    HOUSTON, TX - Houston's acting fire chief has fired three firefighters, saying they were each culpable in an incident where a racial epithet was entered on an EMS report using an ambulance computer terminal. The head of the firefighters union called the firings a "travesty“ and said the department failed to determine who actually was responsible. A spokesman for Acting Fire ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Twisted, Rusted I-Beam Helps Town Remember September 11

    Twisted, Rusted I-Beam Helps Town Remember September 11
    MOUNT LAUREL, PA - Every Sept. 11 since the world changed, the firefighters of Station 362 in Mount Laurel have gathered by their flagpole to observe a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., when the first hijacked plane struck the World Trade Center. They bow their heads and fold their hands in memory of the 343 firefighters and nearly 2,500 other ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Widow Rescues Firefighter Benefits

    Widow Rescues Firefighter Benefits
    DAYTONA BEACH, FL - A young Volusia County widow's quest to close a legal loophole that would protect firefighter death benefits ended happily Friday -- thanks to a timely save from Orange County sheriff's deputies. Kristen Curry had been lobbying -- for two years -- for a bill that would guarantee full death benefits to firefighters who are killed during a ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    VIDEO: Alaska Wildfire Eats Up Over 700 acres

    VIDEO: Alaska Wildfire Eats Up Over 700 acres
    Fairbanks -- Hot, dry and windy weather stoked Alaska's first large wildfire of the season from a quarter-acre blaze north of Fairbanks on Friday afternoon to more than 700 acres of burning hillside by Saturday, fire officials said. The Moose Mountain Fire ignited near the well-populated Goldstream area, but it was burning away from residential areas on Saturday, according to the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Red Cross Assists Virginia Fire Victims

    Red Cross Assists Virginia Fire Victims
    MANASSAS, Va. - Emergency responders are providing food and shelter to the families displaced by Thursday's devastating fire in a Manassas neighborhood. The Red Cross and emergency management officials are administering aid to the 11 residents left homeless after the fire in the Sumner Lake subdivision destroyed three of the $400,000, two-story houses and damaged five others. Only two people were ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Fire Chief Trapped After Trench Wall Collapses

    Fire Chief Trapped After Trench Wall Collapses
    UPDATED CHARLES CITY (AP) — Authorities in Floyd County say the Assistant Charles City Fire Chief needed the help of his department after a trench collapse trapped him up to his armpits in soil. The Charles City Fire Department was called to Assistant Chief David Boehmer's home Monday afternoon. Firefighters say Boehmer was working on a new home on his property ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Doctor Rescued from Blaze Thanks 'Heroes'

    Doctor Rescued from Blaze Thanks 'Heroes'
    SAN RAMON — Thanks to the bravery of eight San Ramon Valley firefighters, Dr. Robert Litman is alive and seeing patients again. The immunology and allergy specialist thanked the crew Wednesday night for rescuing him from his blazing Blackhawk home the night of June 22 — the same blaze that killed Litman's 19-year-old son. "Instead of being a second victim, I ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    No Rest for Weary Firefighters, Paramedics

    No Rest for Weary Firefighters, Paramedics
    LANCASTER, OH - As the lights in Lancaster homes are turned off, children are tucked in and adults end their busy days, most people recognize the quiet and calm of nighttime. Members of the Lancaster Fire Department, however, know that peace can be fleeting. On many nights, medics will respond to calls throughout the entire evening. The most unpleasant nights, they ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Retired Firefighter Killed Wife, then Self

    Retired Firefighter Killed Wife, then Self
    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say a retired firefighter in Southern Oregon shot and killed his estranged wife when she came home to pick up some belongings, then turned the gun on himself as deputies arrived. The Josephine County sheriff's office told The Grants Pass Daily Courier newspaper that investigators found 59-year-old Ted T. Richardson and 52-year-old Susan C. Richardson ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Media Angered by Firefighter's Back-Door Jail Exit

    DAYTONA BEACH -- The arrest of Daytona Beach firefighter Adam Silva angered and surprised many of his colleagues; but his release from the county jail incensed TV media. It was the way Silva left the jail that made tempers rise, Volusia County officials say. The 30-year-old firefighter, arrested twice in one week -- on charges of rape and attempted rape -- ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Firefighters' Jobs Spared; Others Not So Lucky

    Firefighters' Jobs Spared; Others Not So Lucky
    PHOENIX - It started with months of debate over firefighter layoffs, the fear of lengthier response times and the potential for tragedy. In the end, the Phoenix Fire Department avoided losing any first-responder jobs. The budget process began late last year when the Fire Department anticipated cutting as much as $25.8 million, or 144 firefighter positions. The proposal would have eliminated ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Deputy Fire Chief Alleges Sex Discrimination

    Deputy Fire Chief Alleges Sex Discrimination
    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- The top-ranking female member of the High Point Fire Department has accused City Manager Strib Boynton of gender discrimination by denying her a promotion. Deputy Chief Martha Younts told the City Council Monday she filed a grievance with the city against Boynton, arguing that her qualifications, education and experience exceed those of recently-appointed Interim Chief Lee Knight, ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    City Wants to Pay FF $500K To Stay Away for Good

    City Wants to Pay FF $500K To Stay Away for Good
    DAYTONA BEACH -- A city firefighter has been offered a deal that would give her more than $500,000 over the next three years, and she would never once have to show up for work. At their meeting Wednesday night, city commissioners agreed to the deal that would put the firefighter on paid leave until she retires. The firefighter, Kristine Gray, signed ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -8