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Advice for preventing fires during the Holidays

By Danielle Braff Nov. 23--The holidays are the best time of the year ... except when they're the worst. Between 2009 and 2013, fire departments responded to an average of 210 house fires per year that started with  Christmas trees , which caused an average of seven deaths, 19 injuries and $17.5 million in direct [...]

November 25th, 2015|Fire News|0 Comments
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3 Things to Bring Up Your Morale

When I think of morale I can’t help but compare it to attitude.  We usually think of morale as a group kind of thing, but attitude we think of as an individual thing.  We are all in control of our attitude, and if morale is a group attitude, why do we always blame someone else [...]

November 25th, 2015|Blog, Fire News|0 Comments
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Photo Story: N.C. County firefighters use pumper and ladder truck to put out fire

After receiving a 911 call that reported smoke and flames from a home in Whitakers, N.C., three Fire Departments were dispatched to the scene.  When the Whitakers and Batteboro Fire Departments from Nash County and Leggett Fire Company from Edgeombe County arrived, they found heavy fire coming from the roof of a large brick ranch [...]

November 24th, 2015|Fire News|0 Comments
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Two firefighters said to have feces, feathers in blood, lungs

By Alexandra Seltzer Nov. 23-- BOYNTON BEACH  --  Boynton Beach firefighters who work out of Station 3 have been asked to get chest X-rays after two of them were found to have feces and feathers in their blood and lungs, The Palm Beach Post has learned from city officials. The station at Congress Avenue and Miner Road has been closed for [...]

November 24th, 2015|Fire News|0 Comments
  • In an abandoned subway station in a lower Manhattan, emergency responders stage a drill simulating a terrorist attack Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in New York. Following the Nov. 13 terror attack in Paris and four days before New York's Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, members of the NYPD, Fire Deptartment of New York and Homeland Security participated in the drill. (New York Police Department via AP)

EMT’s in NYC say they’d have major problem in mass shooting scenario underground

Hundreds of emergency responders converged on a subway station in Manhattan over the weekend to conduct an emergency drill designed to deal with a Paris-like terrorist attack. The Dept. of Homeland Security, FDNY and NYPD staged the scene of a mass shooting -- inside a NYC subway station -- to test their response if two [...]

November 23rd, 2015|Fire News|0 Comments
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Struggling female firefighter suffers injury just 10 days into new job

The controversy doesn't seem to end surrounding one of FDNY's newest female firefighters. Fellow firefighters are reportedly fuming over the preferential treatment being given to Choeurlyne Doirin-Holder. Despite failing physical tests, Doirin-Holder was allowed to graduate the Academy in early November becoming one of four new female Bravest. And now, the NY Post reports that [...]

November 23rd, 2015|Fire News|0 Comments
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‘Being a firefighter, you become part of a brotherhood’

Nov. 21--At 10:51 a.m., the Lincolnway Fire Co.'s 1982 Mack engine, adorned with black streamers around the sides, made the turn into Greenmount Cemetery, passing under two ladders that were hoisting up a huge American flag. It's an engine that was Marshall Woodward's "baby" when he served as fire chief in the early 1990s. It [...]

November 22nd, 2015|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Firefighters shot at when arriving on scene of fire

Nov. 21--MAYBEURY -- The West Virginia State Police and the State Fire Marshal's office are investigating a McDowell County fire where firefighters reported that they were fired on when they arrived at the scene. Northfork Fire Chief Eric Graham ordered his firefighters to withdraw from the scene of a structure fire on Simmons Mountain Road, [...]

November 21st, 2015|Fire News|0 Comments
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Are There Any Departments Out There with Good Morale?

We all run around and talk about having the greatest job in the world.  We talk about loving to help people and how great it is to work with such a great bunch of guys.  Sit around the coffee table for a while and it seems quite different. If it’s just us firefighters sitting around [...]

November 20th, 2015|Fire News|0 Comments
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Funny Photo: Firefighters to the rescue as five UK police officers get trapped in elevator at Police Station

A little comic relief for cops in the UK... When five officers got trapped in an elevator while on their way to a meeting at the Swinton Police Station -- they had to be rescued by the local fire service. The Manchester Evening News reports that the five constables loaded into the lift at 8am [...]

November 20th, 2015|Fire News, Humor|0 Comments
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