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    A Fire Station's Roll Call Double Take

    A Fire Station's Roll Call Double Take
    WORCESTER — District Chief Geoffrey Gardell gets a little laugh when the Fire Department’s morning roll call is broadcast. His name is announced, then his brother’s — Capt. Timothy Gardell, who is an acting district chief. “I giggle every time I hear it,” Geoffrey said recently, standing outside the Franklin Street Fire Station. For the Gardell brothers, their lives are a ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Fire Captain Suspended Over Shady Recruitment Tactics

    Fire Captain Suspended Over Shady Recruitment Tactics
    PHILADELPHIA - Capt. Troy K. Gore, an officer detailed to the Philadelphia Fire Department's recruitment team, was placed on paid leave yesterday over allegations that he proposed a scheme to bring in more minority candidates by doctoring the city's computerized application process. Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers announced the move and said he was opening an investigation into an e-mail sent last ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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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 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Man Found Safe After Explosion at Texas Refinery

    Man Found Safe After Explosion at Texas Refinery
    SAN ANTONIO — Authorities say a man believed to have been missing after a fuel-laden 18-wheeler exploded at a Texas refinery has been found safe. San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood says the man is a driver of one of three tanker trucks that were at an AGE Refining Inc. fueling station when the Wednesday explosion happened. Hood says another driver ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Fire Damages West Virginia Coal Mine

    STOLLINGS, W.Va. — The second fire in a year will delay the reopening of a southern West Virginia coal processing plant, owner Massey Energy Co. said Wednesday. The fire that damaged the new Zigmond Processing plant Tuesday and one that destroyed its predecessor Aug. 27 started with cutting and welding on steel pipe, Mine Safety and Health Administration spokeswoman Amy Louviere ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Boy Falls Six Stories, Walks Away Unharmed

    MIAMI - Call it the miracle on Miami's North Bayshore Drive. Authorities and witnesses say that a palm tree likely saved the life of Joey Williams, a 4-year-old boy who fell Friday morning from a 17th-floor balcony after chasing a balloon through his apartment home at the Doubletree Grand Hotel Biscayne Bay. The boy opened a sliding glass door, climbed over ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Patient Among Five Dead in TX Air Ambulance Crash

    Patient Among Five Dead in TX Air Ambulance Crash
    ALPINE, Texas — A patient and his wife were among the dead when an air ambulance crashed shortly after takeoff from a West Texas airport, killing all 5 people on board. The crash happened about 12:15 a.m. Sunday about a mile east of Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport, around 200 miles southeast of El Paso. The twin-engine Cessna 421 had just taken off ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Neighbors Try, Fail to Save Toddler Before FFs Arrive

    Neighbors Try, Fail to Save Toddler Before FFs Arrive
    At fire scenes, police and neighbors typically wait for firefighters, the ones with the protective gear. But that doesn't work when somebody says a toddler is trapped upstairs in a burning townhouse, which happened early Friday morning in Grandview. At that point, they went. No one was able to save the child. But they tried. First up was the neighbor, Steve ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    FF Award Debate Comes to a Head

    FF Award Debate Comes to a Head
    BOSTON - The roiling debate over the controversial arbitration award for Boston firefighters came to a head today at City Hall, where an army of firefighters held a defiant, spirited rally before standing watch over marathon hearings in the City Council that inflamed passions. The proceedings, stretching into the evening, swung from tedious discussion about city finances to loud, contentious arguments ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    FL Firefighters Train in Underground Rescue

    FL Firefighters Train in Underground Rescue
    BOCA RATON, FL — They brought out pulleys, hoists, straps and boards. The group of Boca Raton firefighters pretended to rescue injured workers stuck in underground pipes. "You're going to take the guy and strap him on here," said private instructor Kevin Mullen as he demonstrated on a plastic board. Tuesday was the second day of training for 17 Boca Raton ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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    FF Battling Cancer Gets Help From Around the Globe

    FF Battling Cancer Gets Help From Around the Globe
    PORTSMOUTH, VA - The Portsmouth Fire Department set out to raise money for one of their own who is fighting cancer while raising three small children by selling $5 fire helmet decals and $10 vehicle decals. The effort is helping Sarah and Matthew Fox pay their bills while Sarah, a 38-year-old paramedic and firefighter, battles cancer, which has spread from her ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Spontaneous Combustion Kills 110 Cows, Puts Firefighters on Defense

    Spontaneous Combustion Kills 110 Cows, Puts Firefighters on Defense
    WOODSBORO, Md. --The Frederick County Fire Marshal's Office determined the spontaneous combustion of tightly compacted hay bales caused a barn fire Sunday in the 10200 block of Oak Hill Road. Marc McNeal, chief fire marshal at the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services, said a worker in the 75- by 400-foot barn was moving some hay bales when a ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    1978 Arson that Killed Eight Under Investigation Once Again

    1978 Arson that Killed Eight Under Investigation Once Again
    NEW YORK — A woman who lost seven children and her husband in a 1978 arson at their home near Albany was questioned again this week as investigators put renewed effort into solving the case. No one was ever charged for setting the fire 32 years ago in Cohoes. Detectives traveled to Okanogan, Wash., and spent several hours Wednesday questioning Virginia ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Camp Kids Witness FF Shocked by Power Lines

    Camp Kids Witness FF Shocked by Power Lines
    ST. CLOUD, FL - An Osceola County firefighter was hurt today at a demonstration for children at a summer camp. The man, whose name was not released, was putting equipment into a ladder truck when he came into contact with part of the apparatus as another firefighter raised the ladder, said Danny McAvoy, Osceola County deputy fire chief. The aluminum ladder ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: -7
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    Sheriff Opens Closed Jail to House 19 Displaced by Fire

    Sheriff Opens Closed Jail to House 19 Displaced by Fire
    HAMILTON — Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones opened a wing of the recently closed Resolutions Jail facility to house 19 residents of a Hamilton group home displaced by a fire Monday morning, Aug. 2. An exterior light may have caused the fire in which a firefighter was injured. Smoke and flames could be seen coming out the top of the ...
    Published over 3 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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Fire and Rescue Cleans Up With New Drug Testing Incentive

    Fire and Rescue Cleans Up With New Drug Testing Incentive
    Top Hub fire brass could reap tens of thousands of dollars over the next decade for taking random drug and alcohol tests, padding their pay and straining city coffers for years to come, a City Hall watchdog warned. “It’s a runaway cost, and every year it will get to be more and more,” said Matthew Cahill, executive director of the Boston ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Suspect Arrested in Triple Fatal House Fire [Video]

    Suspect Arrested in Triple Fatal House Fire [Video]
    SPRINGFIELD - A 26-year-old Springfield man was arrested late Tuesday in connection with a fire that led to the deaths of three children. Shortly before 11 p.m. Greene County Jail officials confirmed a man was booked on a 24-hour hold pending the filing of formal charges. He was arrested by Springfield police officers on suspicion of first-degree arson, according to online ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Rescuers Pull Man on Fire From Burning Home

    SAN JOSE - Firefighters who arrived at a burning house in San Jose on Wednesday saw a horrifying sight — a man standing in the entryway with his clothes on fire. Two firefighters pulled the man from the house on Tampa Way, rolled him on the grass and began administering medical treatment, according to fire Capt. Chuck Rangel. He was transported ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    New Budget For Police Is Good News for Firefighters Too

    New Budget For Police Is Good News for Firefighters Too
    TULSA, OK – Now that Tulsa's laid-off police officers may be coming back, some are wondering about the sacrifices Tulsa firefighters made to keep the city's budget balanced. Tulsa police lost officers, while the fire department lost pay. City leaders say it doesn't have to be a competition between Tulsa's finest and Tulsa's bravest. If the police department gets more money ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2

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