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Paramedics told woman suffering fatal reaction to painkillers to ‘stop faking it’

An ambulance service has been accused of a failure to provide “the most basic care” after a women who suffered a fatal reaction to painkillers was accused of “faking it” by paramedics. Beatrice Lovane, 22, had an undiagnosed liver condition and fell ill after taking co-codamol tablets for her stomach pain. An inquest heard how [...]

August 1st, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Crews pulled from fire line after illegal marijuana grow found

Aug. 01--Firefighting efforts were halted for several hours in Modoc County last week after fire crews discovered an illegal marijuana growing operation. On the evening of July 25, firefighters battling the Cove Fire in northwestern Modoc County came upon the grow site, according to a Modoc County Sheriff's Office news release. The sheriff and undersheriff met with fire officials and determined [...]

August 1st, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Firefighter and bicyclist killed after being struck by vehicle

July 31--A longtime member of the Peabody Fire Department was killed while riding his bike on the North Shore. Dan Pimenta was a dedicated bicyclist and was an avid rider for the MS Society. In an interview with Salem News, Pimenta, 53, revealed he had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when he was 28. Thanks to an experimental treatment and change [...]

July 31st, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Teen steals keys, purse from fire station, then returns to swipe pickup

ST. LOUIS -- A teenager came into the firehouse at 6500 Michigan Avenue on Monday night looking for a soda, and walked out with a paramedic's purse and keys to a firefighter's pickup. The burglary happened around 7:30 p.m. during a shift change as emergency medical crews were talking outside the station in the Carondelet neighborhood. The boy, estimated to [...]

July 31st, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Fire company brings on career firefighters for first time in over 100 years

For the first time in its 107-year history, the Brunswick Volunteer Fire Company is bringing on career firefighters to provide 24-hour service. Nine career Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services firefighters, including experienced officers and probationary firefighters, joined the Brunswick company July 10. They are working in shifts 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. currently. On Aug. 5, the company will introduce [...]

July 31st, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Firefighter cancer registry bill passes full committee

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., D-N.J., issued the following news release: U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) and Chris Collins (R-NY) authored a bill that would require the CDC to develop and maintain a registry to collect data regarding the incidence of cancer in firefighters, which today advanced through the Energy and Commerce Committee. This piece of legislation addresses an enormous gap [...]

July 31st, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Firefighter’s widow pushes Arizona initiative after club bouncer kills her husband

The widow of a Daisy Mountain firefighter killed by a bouncer at a Phoenix Valley gentleman’s club is working to make sure this type of tragedy never happens again. Heather Jones, firefighter Luke Jones’ widow, fought back tears Thursday, just six months after her husband’s passing, talking about her husband. “What happened to him at [...]

July 31st, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Firefighter skirts suspension, authorities order remedial aerial ladder training

The Holyoke Fire Commission is ordering an 11-year veteran firefighter undergo 40 additional hours of training on ladder truck functions until he proves competent in the skills required as a ladder truck operator. Aerial truck operator Christopher Stortz learned his fate after a 2 1/2-hour disciplinary hearing as commissioners considered — but decided against — [...]

July 28th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Victim disappointed after L.A. County firefighter skirts jail time for violent assault

An L.A. County firefighter is being spared time behind bars and remains on duty following a 2015 Halloween altercation that almost cost victim Samuel Chang his life. Criminal charges were filed against firefighter Eric Carpenter in December 2015, and the probation report concluded Carpenter deserved at least a year in jail, noting Chang could have [...]

July 28th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Video: Old dog’s lucky day — rescued from Biscayne Bay by fireman

July 28--Junior spent Thursday night lounging on a pillow, too tired to move. The nearly 12-yer-old Chinese Shar Pei and Rottweiler mix, who has arthritis and bad vision, had a long day after getting lost, stumbling into Biscayne Bay, getting rescued by a firefighter and then reunited with his owner. "He is just completely exhausted," said his owner Jose [...]

July 28th, 2017|Fire News, Rescue News, Videos|0 Comments