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As firefighter cancer deaths soar, it’s becoming more difficult for the families to receive compensation

Feb. 26--Fire Capt. Rick Winship died in a hospital bed, not in a raging inferno or a tragic accident while racing to an emergency scene. But his death was in the line of duty all the same, his widow says. The fast-spreading cancer that killed him two years ago was, Heather Winship believes, a result of exposure to toxic [...]

March 1st, 2017|Fire News, Safety|0 Comments
  • Brian Walter, 33, of Feasterville, was charged with misusing more than $51,000 in funds intended to benefit volunteer firefighters in Bucks County.  Credit:  Bucks County District Attorney's Office

Police officer charged with misuse of funds belonging to volunteer firefighters

A Pennsylvania police officer was charged yesterday for misusing over $51,000 in funds intended to help local volunteer firefighters. 33-year-old Brian Walter of Feasterville reportedly abused his position as vice president, treasurer and secretary of the board of the Feasterville Volunteer Firefighters Relief Association, paying for two weddings and a Wave Runner with the funds. [...]

March 1st, 2017|Fire News, Legal Issues|0 Comments
  • Crews board up window at 527 New York Ave. Monday where Former volunteer firefighter Kyle J. Sample helped his family escape a fire Saturday.  Credit:  Justin Sorensen / Watertown Daily Times

Former volunteer firefighter, soldier saves family from burning home

WATERTOWN -- Former volunteer firefighter Kyle J. Sample would be the last one to call himself a hero after saving his family from a fire on New York Avenue early Saturday morning. "He would just tell you that he's a dad," town of Watertown Fire Chief Charlie M. Dillon said. But Chief Dillon said the former Watertown volunteer firefighter should be hailed as a hero. The Fort Drum soldier helped [...]

March 1st, 2017|Fire News, Rescue News|0 Comments
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Donation of fire equipment sparks debate over city contributions to schools

Feb. 22--ELKHART -- A donation of used fire equipment turned an Elkhart Board of Public Works meeting on Monday into a discussion of whether the city helps Elkhart Community Schools too much. The Board of Public Works approved donating a 1987 Pierce fire truck and 40 sets of used fire bunker gear to the school system. The $6,000 estimated donation -- $4,000 for the [...]

February 28th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Jeffny Pally. Pally, 19, was struck Oct. 16 by the vehicle after falling asleep in front of the UConn Fire Department’s facility on the university’s Storrs campus.  Image credit:  CBS New York

Family Sues UConn Firefighter, State In Daughter’s Death

Feb. 28--The parents of a University of Connecticut student who was killed in October after being run over by a campus fire department vehicle are suing the driver and the state over "the negligence and carelessness" that led to the young woman's death. Abraham and Shiny Chemmarappally, of West Hartford, filed the suit Feb. 2 in civil court in Hartford on behalf [...]

February 28th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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Thief steals ‘Jaws of Life’ unit from fire truck during annual dinner

Feb. 27--ELKHART -- Osolo Township Fire Department Chief Mike Smith said he was "shocked" to learn that $6,000 worth of equipment from one of his fire trucks had been stolen. The theft occurred during the department's annual dinner at the Matterhorn Restaurant, located at 2041 Cassopolis St., the evening of Feb. 18. Smith said one of his firefighters noticed a car circling a fire truck [...]

February 28th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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Video: 3 dead, 2 injured in small plane crash that hit houses in California

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Three people died and two were injured when a small plane carrying them home from a cheerleading competition crashed into two Southern California homes and sparked a major fire Monday, authorities said. A husband, wife and three teenagers were on the plane that had just taken off from Riverside Municipal Airport at 4:40 p.m. intending to return to San Jose after the weekend cheerleading event at Disneyland when it crashed in [...]

February 28th, 2017|Fire News, Videos|0 Comments
  • Joe Benally, 20, was arrested on three counts of felony assault and obstructing police and firefighters after he was a passenger in a car involved in a wreck.  Image credit:  CBS4

Man bites firefighter on scene of rollover crash

An Arizona man has been arrested on suspicion of hitting and biting a firefighter who tried to help the man after a rollover crash south of Hesperus. Joe Benally, 20, was released on bail Friday from La Plata County Jail. He is suspected of three counts of felony assault and obstructing police and firefighters. Benally, of Lukachukai, Arizona, was one [...]

February 27th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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Volunteer firefighters threaten walkout due to dispute

A volunteer fire company is threatening to separate from Salisbury Fire Department amid tension brought on by political views and scheduling conflicts. Chief Rick Hoppes says a decision to have volunteers from Company 1 man fire stations at night and on weekends is needed to reduce response times to fires and medical emergencies. Wicomico County Executive [...]

February 27th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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Volunteer firefighter, beloved News Anchor dies during training

A Michigan news anchor and volunteer firefighter died while training over the weekend. 63-year-old Fox 2 News anchor and Milford Firefighter Ron Savage collapsed while training, according to MFD Chief Thomas Moore. "Ron was a dedicated member of the Milford Fire Department since 2014 and this loss will truly be felt," Milford Fire Chief Thomas Moore said [...]

February 27th, 2017|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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