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    Educate Yourself: Attend New Safety Summit on Safe Implementation of Electric Vehicles

    DETROIT - The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the SAE International will be co-sponsoring the U.S. National Electric Vehicles Safety Standards Summit on October 19-20, 2010, at the Cobo Convention Center in Detroit, Michigan. The purpose of the U.S. National Electric Vehicles Safety Standards Summit is to support the rapid implementation of electrical and hybrid-electric vehicles in the United States, ...
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    Historic Forge Burns to the Ground

    Historic Forge Burns to the Ground
    GROVE CITY -- The Wendell August Forge, an American institution that has furnished generations of families with its hand-cast decorative ornaments and plates, burned to the ground Saturday afternoon. About 25 employees and 15 tourists and shoppers were in the building when the fire started. They all escaped unharmed. The fire started around 2 p.m. in a workshop where an employee ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    City Approves $2.5M Payout to Two CA Fire Captains

    City Approves $2.5M Payout to Two CA Fire Captains
    LOS ANGELES - The costs of a 2004 firehouse incident in which a black firefighter was fed dog food continues to ripple through a Los Angeles city budget already battered by recession. The City Council approved the payment Friday of $2.5 million to two white fire captains, who won a court case alleging that the department racially discriminated against them in ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Two Missing After Small Plane Crashes Into IL Home; 75 Firefighters Respond

    Two Missing After Small Plane Crashes Into IL Home; 75 Firefighters Respond
    BELLEVILLE, IL - Two people aboard a small private plane are unaccounted for after the plane crashed into an airplane hangar and home in the Villa Hills area about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Signal Hill Fire Chief Greg Render. Render wouldn't confirm the two aboard had been killed, but he said no one was recovered from the plane and that ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Off-Duty Coroners Save Choking Boy at Eatery

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Two off-duty deputy coroners in central Pennsylvania showed they're pretty good with living patients too. Centre County deputy coroners Judy Pleskonko and Debra Smeal — still wearing their scrubs — were having dinner at a steakhouse Wednesday when a 15-year-old boy near them started choking on a piece of meat. Pleskonko performed the Heimlich maneuver on the ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Firefighters Battle Limestone Restaurant Fire On Fish Fry Night

    Firefighters Battle Limestone Restaurant Fire On Fish Fry Night
    ELKMONT, Ala. — An out-of-control grease fire ended Friday fish night at Country Boys' Cafe after flames engulfed the 3-month-old business, burning the restaurant to the ground, authorities said. Five employees and two diners safely escaped the business at 28941 Alabama 127 after grease from a fish fryer on the back patio caught fire shortly before 5:20 p.m. Elkmont Police Chief ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Seattle Firefighters Rescue Tangled Window Washer

    Seattle Firefighters Rescue Tangled Window Washer
    SEATTLE - A window washer was rescued by Seattle firefighters Thursday after he fell off his seat and dangled from his safety harness about 65 feet above the ground outside McCaw Hall at Seattle Center. The man was not injured, but "he's being checked out by a medic unit as we speak," Kyle Moore, spokesman for the Seattle Fire Department, said ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Paramedics Aid Man Covered In Bees

    Paramedics Aid Man Covered In Bees
    TAMPA — The two young paramedics called out to a man covered in bees Friday morning, asking him to come closer to their ambulance and hoping all the bees wouldn't. "They were swarming," said Sophia Cardenas, a firefighter with Tampa Fire Rescue. "He had a look of desperation on his face." The 47-year-old man had been cutting grass at 1224 E ...
    Published about 4 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 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Cochran Returns to Atlanta to Finish What He Started

    Cochran Returns to Atlanta to Finish What He Started
    ATLANTA — When Kelvin Cochran was approached in mid-2009 by President Barack Obama to become the U.S. fire administrator, he made three phone calls. Atlanta was in the midst of a heated mayoral election and Mayor Shirley Franklin, who had hired him as the chief of the Department of Fire Rescue, was vacating the office. As an appointed official, that left ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    USFA Conducts Arson Awareness Week

    USFA Conducts Arson Awareness Week
    The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the theme of Arson Awareness Week 2010: Community Arson Prevention. USFA and its partners are conducting education and awareness efforts based on that theme today through Saturday. The goal is to give communities tools and strategies to combat arson in their neighborhoods, businesses, schools, and places of worship. USFA's partners are the International Association of ...
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    Firefighters Miss Victim Hiding in Bathtub

    Firefighters Miss Victim Hiding in Bathtub
    NORTHWOODS — By the time Quincy Harris learned there had been a fire early Tuesday at his godmother's house, the firefighters were long gone. Left behind, though, was Harris' godmother, Gloria Banks, 80. Her body later was found in a bathtub where she may have sought refuge from the flames. Firefighters responded to the fire at 7115 Groveland Drive about 3 ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -7
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    WWII Veteran Co-Founded Fire Department

    WWII Veteran Co-Founded Fire Department
    MONROEVILLE, PA - Monroeville was just beginning to grow into a bustling suburb and commercial district in July 1949 when Raymond J. Genley led a meeting to start a new fire department there. The new William Penn Highway was about to be lined with the Miracle Mile and other shopping centers. Mr. Genley and 17 neighbors from the Mellon Plan neighborhood ...
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    Retired Firefighter Aids in Haiti Relief

    Retired Firefighter Aids in Haiti Relief
    SALEM - As Dennis Covey watched news coverage of the earthquake in Haiti, the 51-year-old retired Salem firefighter wanted to help in any way he could. "I just said, 'We've got to go,'" he said yesterday. Covey, a lieutenant with the Fire Department who now lives in Palm Bay, Fla., said he could not make a big financial contribution. But he ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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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 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    FAA Slow to Act on Cockpit Fires

    FAA Slow to Act on Cockpit Fires
    WASHINGTON — Federal aviation officials have known for years that cockpit window heaters in some Boeing planes catch fire. But they haven't required airlines to fix the problem, even after dozens of incidents that unnerved pilots and, in many cases, forced emergency landings. Pilots have complained about heaters that burned, smoldered or sent electric currents dancing across cockpit windows since at ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Firefighter Leprechaun Wins Car on "Let's Make a Deal"

    Firefighter Leprechaun Wins Car on "Let's Make a Deal"
    It had to be the luck of the Irish. Cape Coral firefighter/engineer Ryan Corlew, dressed as a leprechaun in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, picked the right door and won the grand prize on “Let’s Make a Deal” — a 2010 Mustang with a $21,845 price tag. “I couldn’t believe it. The green leprechaun got the gold Mustang,” said Corlew, 38, ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Dog Saves Woman's Life From Animal Shelter Fire

    SAN FRANCISCO - A dozen cats died in a fire that damaged the Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society early today, authorities said, but a woman who lives above the animal shelter is crediting her pit bull mix with waking her up and saving her life. The fire broke out in a dryer at the shelter at 2700 Ninth Street in west Berkeley ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Blaze Destroys Fire Station; Department Loses Everything

    Blaze Destroys Fire Station; Department Loses Everything
    To Donate to the Ashland Fire Department email FireLink member Karpone at: karpone62@aol.com ASHLAND — Fire companies from as far away as New Jersey are planning to donate gear and apparatus to the Ashland Fire Department in the wake of Sunday’s devastating fire that destroyed Ashland’s firehouse and adjacent town hall. A human chain of volunteeers fought to save files of ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -4
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    Lightning Strikes Gas Tank; Forces Closure of Two Highways

    Lightning Strikes Gas Tank; Forces Closure of Two Highways
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Two interstate highways were temporarily closed after lightning struck a large gasoline tank early yesterday in North Carolina, officials said. The closed sections of interstates 40 and 73 through Greensboro were reopened within hours, the North Carolina Department of Transportation said. The tank’s owner, Colonial Pipeline Co., said the burning gasoline was extinguished by firefighters using special foam, ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This

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