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Firefighter honored for 50 years of service, surprised by daughter

Leadership in Freehold Borough, N.J., clearly cares for volunteer firefighter Donald Rue. Not only did they feel it necessary to honor him for his 50 years of service to his community, they also decided a small family reunion was in order. “He’s not the kind of guy who’s materialistic so there’s really nothing you could [...]

August 10th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Three homes evacuated after military explosive device caught fire

Three homes were evacuated in south central Florida this afternoon after a construction crew unknowingly uncovered a military explosive device, causing it to catch fire. The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office bomb disposal unit and the St. Lucie County Fire District were called to the Hutchinson location at about 1:30 PM, resulting in a mandatory [...]

August 10th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Seattle fire station closes on a day-to-day basis due to budget cuts

Today Fire Station 83 in Maple Valley sits closed with the only signs of life being a sign on the window. With the fire engine and aid car sitting idol in the dark, the fire department tells KIRO 7 News it was forced to close the fire station Tuesday because there’s no money. According to [...]

August 10th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Part-time firefighter, serial thief arrested after breaking in to Fire station

A Pleasant Grove, Utah, part-time firefighter is behind bars after crime spree targeting the Pleasant Grove fire station. Brenden Ivie, 21, was booked into the Utah County Jail Sunday for charges of drug possession, theft and burglary. Ivie is a part-time firefighter for the Unified Fire Authority and has interned for several agencies in Utah [...]

August 9th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Fire Chief saves desperate woman from jumping off bridge

A Facebook video is proof that first responders are often the last line of defense for people when they feel they’re at the end of the line. St. Paul District Fire Chief Conrad Ertz, the subject of Facebook user Matthew Seaton’s video post, tells ABC 5 News saving a distraught woman contemplating suicide is an [...]

August 9th, 2017|Videos|0 Comments

Who Wants to Be a Firefighter?

During my career I have met a lot of people that want to become a firefighter.  Some ask for advice, and some just think they will get the job whenever they want.  I’m not sure why they think they can just announce they are ready to get hired, but that theory doesn’t really work. Let [...]

August 9th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Feds urge training improvements after firefighter’s fatal fall at warehouse

A Chicago Fire Department battalion chief saw one of his firefighters fall to his death seconds after the chief radioed crews to be on the lookout for openings in the floor that weren't secured or covered, according to a federal safety report. Daniel Capuano, 42 years old and a 15-year veteran of the department, fell through a [...]

August 9th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Former Fire Explorer charged with 8 counts of arson

SAN BERNARDINO -- A 23-year-old Yucaipa man arrested after a fire broke out last week in Mentone has now been connected to at least eight of the fires that have been plaguing San Bernardino County this summer, authorities announced Monday. Jarrod Anthony Samra was charged with eight felony counts of arson, and a ninth count of arson causing great bodily injury for a [...]

August 8th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Wife convicted in Fire Lieutenant’s death gets life without parole

CLEVELAND (AP) — The wife of a Cleveland firefighter accused of soliciting his death to collect insurance money and convicted of aggravated murder has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Uloma Curry-Walker was sentenced Tuesday. A jury last month found the 45-year-old woman guilty of aggravated murder and other charges in William Walker's 2013 shooting death at his Cleveland home. Prosecutors [...]

August 8th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Video: Angry paramedic kicks pregnant nurse in stomach at hospital

A Chilean paramedic is under fire for brutally kicking a pregnant woman in the stomach while at the hospital. The man can be seen arguing with the woman on film, grabbing her by the hair and slamming her into a door before kicking her square in the stomach. According to The Sun, the man continued [...]

August 8th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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