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    'Ladder 49' Pays Proper Tribute to Baltimore's Bravest

    'Ladder 49' Pays Proper Tribute to Baltimore's Bravest
    BALTIMORE - I was on leave when it opened, but after the harrowing events of the last 24 hours the next movie on my rental list is "Ladder 49." This salute to Baltimore's firefighters left Roger Ebert "thoughtful and sad" and "surprisingly affected." Stephanie Zacharek, then at Salon, admired "the way it suggests the texture of a firefighter's daily routine. We ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    110 Firefighters Respond to French Quarter Fire

    110 Firefighters Respond to French Quarter Fire
    Investigators are looking into reports that a suspicious person was seen entering a for-sale historic property owned by Regions Bank on the Vieux Carre block that erupted in flame Thursday morning. The blaze gutted the interior of the building and damaged three buildings in total. Parts of the building fell onto Ursuline Street, presenting a major challenge to the responding firefighters ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Get Your Tattoo Featured on FireLink

    Get Your Tattoo Featured on FireLink
    FireLink's Tattoo Showcase #1 and Tattoo Showcase #2 have been so popular that we're looking for more new tattoos to feature. Want Us To Add Your Tattoo? Email Us and include your tattoo photo! photo | flickr | MelindaRae
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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    FFs Let Home Burn After Fire Protection Fees Left Unpaid

    FFs Let Home Burn After Fire Protection Fees Left Unpaid
    Here’s a real-life variation on what you might call a lifeboat dilemma, in which you are asked what would you do in this situation, and why. It occurred over the weekend in northwest Tennessee, up near the Missouri line. OBION COUNTY, Tenn. – Imagine your home catches fire but the local fire department won’t respond, then watches it burn. That’s exactly ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Inside the Mind of the Serial Arsonist

    Inside the Mind of the Serial Arsonist
    In 1991, a fire at a Los Angeles fabric store called “D & M Yardage” escalated to the point of destruction. An employee remembered, “I could hear all the windows bursting open.” It was a family business, fueled mostly by neighborhood customers and regulars. There was no ill will that the owner knew of, it was a safe neighborhood, and yet ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Cities Hiring Firefighters & EMS in May

    Departments and companies around the country are looking for qualified firefighters and emergency related personnel. Find your next job by browsing these featured jobs. Need to customize your search by location or keyword? Start your own local search now. Page 2: EMS: Paramedic/EMT View featured jobs >> Page 3: Departments: Firefighters/Chiefs View featured jobs >> Page 4: Fire-related careers View featured ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Cee Lo Re-records 'Forget You' to Thank Firefighters

    Cee Lo Re-records 'Forget You' to Thank Firefighters
    Firefighters are important to us all, and Cee Lo is making it known that firefighting professionals are especially important to him. The hit song of the year, "Forget You" has been completely re-recorded in a tribute to firefighters. According to Boombox, Cee Lo credits firefighters for rescuing his mother from a serious car crash. They also report that his mom was ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Fire and Rescue Close Calls

    Awareness is a firefighter's #1 tool when it comes to saving a life. Check out this collection of close calls and ask yourself what you would have done in the situation. Share your thoughts with the community and let's learn from what we've seen! Chimney Collapse → [page] Chimney Collapse Always Read the Smoke → [page] Always Read the Smoke ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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    9 Reasons EMS Rules

    9 Reasons EMS Rules
    In a very basic sense, emergency response is a profession of total selflessness. Being a first responder means giving of yourself, without asking anything in return, and this is what EMS professionals all over the world do every day. You never know what you’re going to get at the beginning of a shift. You might respond to a cat-in-a-tree call, rescue ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Sisters Find $18K in Duffel; Return It To Owner

    SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) - Two sisters found nearly $18,000 in an abandoned duffel bag outside a Spanish Fork store and notified police. Twenty-one-year-old Michelle Pientka and her 16-year-old sister Jessica say they found the bag at a Macey's parking lot Tuesday night. They took it home but didn't look inside until the next morning, when they were startled by the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Russian Agents Infiltrated US Society

    Russian Agents Infiltrated US Society
    NEW YORK (AP) - They sometimes worked in pairs and pretended to be married so they could blend in as the couple next door while working as spies in a throwback to the Cold War, complete with fake identities, invisible ink, coded radio transmissions and encrypted data to avoid detection, authorities say. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Farbiarz, speaking Monday in federal ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    NYC Firefighters Go Topless in 2012 Calendar

    NYC Firefighters Go Topless in 2012 Calendar
    Whether or not it’s back by popular demand, the 2012 New York City Fire Department calendar was unveiled yesterday after three years out of print. Officials from the department made famous by its heroic response to the 9/11 attacks previewed the risqué calendar April 21 on Good Morning America. According to the FDNY website, this is the first official calendar released ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Faces In Fire: Can You Spot Them?

    For one reason or another, sometimes we can spot images in the most unlikey places. We have a collection of photos where some have said they can spot a face - can you see them too? Test your detective skills and tell us what you see! An Easy Warm-Up → [page] Easy Warm-Up Did you find it? Check your answer ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Air Force Flies in for Wildfire Help

    Air Force Flies in for Wildfire Help
    With civilian firefighters stretched to the limit battling wildfires throughout Texas, the Air Force and Air National Guard are adding support to the local and state efforts already in place with new aerial firefighting equipment. FireLink recently heard first-hand from U.S. Air Force Col. Jack H. "Jay" Pittman, commander of 302nd Air Wing, about these efforts in a roundtable interview with ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +4
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    FDNY and Marvel Announce Fire Comic Book

    FDNY and Marvel Announce Fire Comic Book
    "Captain America and Spider-Man are all about protecting us from the bad guys. So it makes perfect sense for these superheroes to team up with our fire heroes to save lives through fire safety," said FDNY Commissioner Salvatore Cassano at the press conference held Tuesday at Midtown Comics in Manhattan, announcing the arrival of a comic book created by Marvel and ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This

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