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    50 Firefighters Suspended Over Fake Medical Training

    50 Firefighters Suspended Over Fake Medical Training
    BOSTON - The Boston Fire Department suspended 54 firefighters yesterday who were among more than 200 EMTs who state investigators say faked medical training certifications in a fraudulent scheme that came to light last year. While many private ambulance companies planned to fire emergency medical technicians named in the state public health investigation, the Boston Fire Department began its own yearlong ...
    Published over 6 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 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Former Battalion Chief Linked to High-Stakes Firehouse Betting Ring

    Former Battalion Chief Linked to High-Stakes Firehouse Betting Ring
    SAN FRANCISCO - A former South San Francisco firefighter has been charged with running a high-stakes sports betting ring, using city phones to wager an average of $500 a week and soliciting colleagues to participate, authorities said. James Anthony Selvitella Jr., 52, a onetime battalion chief, was charged with conspiracy and bookmaking in San Mateo County Superior Court along with four ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Father Who Was Set on Fire Dies; Son Charged With Murder

    TAMPA - Ronald W. Harris Sr., the victim burned by his son Ronald Harris Jr., has succumbed to his injuries. Harris died shortly before 6 p.m., Monday. Harris Jr., is now charged with first degree murder and arson. He is scheduled for his first appearance in court today at 1 p.m. As reported Monday by the Polk County Sheriff's Office, at ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Volunteer Rescues Man Swept Down Falls

    MADERA, Calif.—A volunteer firefighter is being credited with saving a Georgia man who fell into a creek and plunged down a waterfall while hiking in the Sierra National Forest. Madera County sheriff's spokeswoman Erica Stuart says 46-year-old Billy Williams was trying to cross a creek above Corlieu Falls Saturday when he slipped, fell into the creek and plunged down a 30-foot ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Firefighting and MMA: The Perfect Combo?

    Firefighting and MMA: The Perfect Combo?
    Chris Lytle is one of a few Ultimate Fighting Championship veterans who still keeps his day job. Technically, it's a day/night job. He's a firefighter in Indianapolis. Between his job, a busy fight schedule in UFC and his four kids, he has little time for anything else. He admits he doesn't have other hobbies and says his many fight-night bonuses have ...
    Published about 7 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 over 7 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Are Pregnant Firefighters Being Discriminated Against?

    Are Pregnant Firefighters Being Discriminated Against?
    WASHINGTON, DC - The D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department in recent years has developed a bit of an overtime problem. And part of the solution has created an entirely different problem: angry, pregnant firefighters. The root of the problem is that too many firefighters haven’t been on full-duty status, so their colleagues have been collecting time-and-a-half to fill in, ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Firefighter Relives Horrific Fire Scene at Arsonist's Trial

    Firefighter Relives Horrific Fire Scene at Arsonist's Trial
    HARTFORD — - The fire lieutenant who led the initial attack on the ferocious blaze that consumed William Beckerman's 3,200-square-foot West Hartford home last February was the first witness called Wednesday in Beckerman's trial on charges that he set the fire. Lt. Chris Gordon, who retired from the West Hartford Fire Department in July, described being confronted with blinding smoke as ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Fired FFs Brave the Heat to Honor a Good Cause

    Bryan Schwesing donned his fireman's hat and braved the heat and humidity Sunday as he walked down the center lane of Eureka Road near Telegraph in Taylor carrying a boot in hopes of raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. As sweat rolled down his face, Schwesing thanked the motorists who rolled down their windows to put dollar bills and coins ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: -1
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    FF, Police Teamwork Responsible for Saving Drowning Man's Life

    FF, Police Teamwork Responsible for Saving Drowning Man's Life
    NEW YORK - Three firefighters and a cop plunged into the roiling East River yesterday to rescue a suicidal man who jumped from an East Harlem pier as well as two men who tried desperately to save him, authorities said. The drama on Pier 107 began at about 12:15 p.m. when Richard Karin, 60, who had been drinking, leaped in, sources ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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    911 Reveals Chaos After Plane Hit IRS Building

    911 Reveals Chaos After Plane Hit IRS Building
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Callers to 911 emergency officials in February told of seeing and hearing a fiery plane crash at an IRS office building in Austin, Texas and described a chaotic scene afterward with people running all around. Some callers were frantic and others remarkably calm in the 911 recordings released Monday by the Austin Police Department. "I'm calling about the ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Houston Pushes for More Females to Join the Brotherhood

    Houston Pushes for More Females to Join the Brotherhood
    HOUSTON - Her small frame consumed by 60 pounds of firefighting gear, 18-year-old Andreina Rodriguez paused to steal a moment on the steps after escaping a burning building. Her expression masked by her helmet, Andreina quietly pumped her fists in the air. She was celebrating guts; that her grit had overpowered fear. Moments later, the sweat-soaked Sterling High teen freed her ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Rescue Workers Help 603Lb Woman Leave Home for First Time in 3 Years

    Rescue Workers Help 603Lb Woman Leave Home for First Time in 3 Years
    BANGKOK (AP) - A 603-pound (274-kilogram) woman believed to be the heaviest in Thailand left her apartment for the first time in three years Thursday with the help of Bangkok city hall and a forklift. Neighbors of 40-year-old Umnuayporn Tongprapai contacted the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority when they learned she needed medical attention to remove a tumor in her right leg. Bangkok's ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Highest Ranking 9/11 Survivor Recounts that Fateful Day

    JOHNSTOWN — Richard Picciotto, the highest ranking firefighter to survive the collapse of the World Trade Center during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, spoke Thursday night in Richland Township about how the events that day brought America closer together. Picciotto spoke to about 400 people during a fundraising dinner at Pitt-Johns-town for the benefit of the Richland Township Fire Department ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Flood Effects Felt Across the Region

    Flood Effects Felt Across the Region
    BRISTOL - "We'll add that to the list." That was pretty much the phrase for the day among emergency personnel throughout the region Tuesday as they struggled to run from one water emergency to another. "Three feet of water in the basement," a Norton dispatcher announced over the police scanner. "Need more pumps here," an Attleboro firefighter reported to headquarters. "We'll ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Homeowner Recalls Escape from Forest Fire

    Homeowner Recalls Escape from Forest Fire
    SOUTH BRANCH TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Authorities say 12 homes were destroyed and two damaged by the inferno that blasted across Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula after a resident lost control of a brush fire. The fire in Crawford County has covered roughly 8,800 acres. The fire is considered 80 percent contained, or secure enough that flames were unlikely to jump a line ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This