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    Fatal Philly Fire Sparks 'Brownout' Policy Questions

    PHILADELPHIA - A 12-year-old autistic child who died in a West Philadelphia rowhouse fire Saturday night might still be alive if not for a recent city policy of temporarily shutting firehouses to save money, the head of the firefighters union and community members said Sunday. "This is just a Russian roulette game, and now a kid is dead," said Bill Gault, ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Laid Off Firefighter Takes to the Streets to Earn Wages

    Laid Off Firefighter Takes to the Streets to Earn Wages
    GARY, Ind. — A furloughed Gary firefighter has turned to panhandling to support his family. Gary Pickering is one of 34 firefighters the city laid off last week. The 34-year-old married father of four man has been wearing his turnout gear while he solicits donations from passersby in downtown Gary. He tells The Times of Munster that he receives only $350 ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    9/11 Responders: Oil Spill Victims Are Getting Support, Where's Ours?

    9/11 Responders: Oil Spill Victims Are Getting Support, Where's Ours?
    WASHINGTON - The gulf oil catastrophe is striking a raw nerve with 9/11 victims who finally get their first hearing in the U.S. Senate this month. After watching President Obama declare BP will be held accountable, people whose lives were crushed by the 2001 terror attacks said their government remains unaccountable to them. "The government told us it was safe, the ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Does Seattle Firefighter Deserve $12.75 Million?

    Does Seattle Firefighter Deserve $12.75 Million?
    KING COUNTY, WA - A King County judge said Friday that the "mental picture" she envisioned of a Seattle firefighter awarded $12.75 million for injuries he suffered in an on-duty fall didn't square with secretly shot video later showing him chopping wood and performing other activities. But Superior Court Judge Susan Craighead also sharply questioned a request by attorneys for the ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: -3
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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 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Firefighter Gets Lowered Into Well to Rescue Fallen 6 Year-Old Boy

    SHREWSBURY, MA - A 6-year-old Shrewsbury boy escaped with only cuts and scrapes over the weekend after he fell 20 feet into an abandoned well behind his house, firefighters said. The boy, who had just moved with his family to a house on Barrows Road a few days earlier, found the well Saturday afternoon while exploring his new home with friends, ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    1 Dead, 4 Hurt After Small Plane Crashes in Alaska

    1 Dead, 4 Hurt After Small Plane Crashes in Alaska
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Authorities say a small plane has crashed in a busy business district near downtown Anchorage, Alaska, killing a small child and injuring the four other people onboard. Jennifer Rodi, an investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board, says the single-engine Cessna 206 went down shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday after departing Merrill Field about a mile away. The ...
    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 about 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Firefighters Accused of Drinking, Partying on Duty

    Firefighters Accused of Drinking, Partying on Duty
    SPRING HILL, FL — Spring Hill Fire Rescue Chief Mike Rampino said Thursday that he's looking into allegations that on-duty firefighters attended parties where alcohol was served earlier this year and that intoxicated women were allowed on fire station property. The allegations were made at Wednesday's district fire board meeting by Ridge Manor resident Rob Rogoski, who presented commissioners with about ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Anonymous Phone Tip Led to Discovery of EMT Card Scam

    Anonymous Phone Tip Led to Discovery of EMT Card Scam
    BOSTON - The investigation began with an anonymous phone tip to the Department of Public Health: The caller claimed an EMT-paramedic for Salem-based Cataldo Atlantic Ambulance Service had received a recertification card without actually attending a mandatory advanced cardiac life-support training class. State investigators requested documentation for the class, purportedly taught on Feb. 21 at the Burlington Police Department to five ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Firefighters Dismantle Police Car to Rescue Trapped Kitten

    Firefighters Dismantle Police Car to Rescue Trapped Kitten
    VIENNA — This little kitty went home — but only after Vienna police and firefighters partially dismantled a police car to find it. The naughty feline first woke residents of a Vienna neighborhood with its desperate meowing, then kept police and firefighters busy for much of the night. She was found under the hood of a car but eluded her rescuers' ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    BFD Launches Probe Into Largest Fire in 25 Years

    BFD Launches Probe Into Largest Fire in 25 Years
    BOSTON - The owner of a vacant Roxbury warehouse that burned to rubble in a nine-alarm inferno Saturday night said yesterday that he walked away from his business three years ago because concrete chunks from the towerlike building next door kept raining down on his property and Boston authorities were unable for the past decade to get its owners to fix ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    EMTs Help Deliver Baby on NYC Subway Platform

    EMTs Help Deliver Baby on NYC Subway Platform
    NEW YORK — An FDNY lieutenant and two EMTs delivered a baby on July 23 in an unlikely spot, the 4/5 subway train platform at Bowling Green in Manhattan. "It was a great experience it was amazing to see another human life to come into the world," said EMT Tom Loggin from Station 4. He and his partner, EMT Jerry Chatelain, ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Some MD Firefighters to Get a Raise

    ROCKVILLE, Md. - Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has agreed to cut firefighter physical fitness costs from the budget in order to give some emergency workers a pay raise. [widget:news__wtop] Leggett and the Montgomery County firefighters' union recently formed an agreement to drop random drug and alcohol testing and eliminate the department's physiologist position for two years to fund special pay ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Ambulance Software Glitch Blamed For Woman's Death

    PIERCE COUNTY, WI - A software glitch is the likely culprit behind a malfunction onboard a Red Wing ambulance that led to a woman’s death in April, according to ongoing investigations. Janice Hall, Red Wing, died April 22 while being transported to Minneapolis when the ambulance’s onboard oxygen system unexpectedly quit. The malfunction led to her death, according to a Dakota ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Safety, Diversity is Top of Mind for New HFD Chief

    Safety, Diversity is Top of Mind for New HFD Chief
    HOUSTON, TX - Terry Garrison, a tall man with an almost constant grin, is an experienced and well-educated administrator whose management style draws on openness and inclusiveness, say fire and police officials who have worked with him. On Wednesday, Mayor Annise Parker presented Garrison, 52, who until Monday was interim chief of the obscure Daisy Mountain Fire District outside of Phoenix, ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    FL County Adds 37 New Firefighters

    FL County Adds 37 New Firefighters
    BREVARD COUNTY, FL - Brevard County Fire-Rescue has boosted its force with the swearing-in of 37 new firefighters. Firefighters received their badges and were sworn in during a ceremony at the Brevard County Government Center Commission Chambers in Viera. Each new firefighter successfully completed an 8-week orientation class where they were evaluated with both written and hands-on evaluation to ensure proficiency ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    NJ Firefighters, Police Taking a Hit

    NJ Firefighters, Police Taking a Hit
    CAMDEN, NJ - When Camden announced last week that it could lay off nearly half of its police officers and a third of its firefighters next month, the news was surprising only in its scope. After years of cutting in other areas of government and trimming police and fire departments through attrition, cities throughout New Jersey recently have announced a striking ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This

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