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Drones ‘Saving Lives’ Of Emergency Workers

Two thirds of fire services in the UK and half of police forces are now using drones or are planning to, Sky News has learned. Specialist ambulance crews, or Hazard Area Response Teams (HART), are also expected to be equipped with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) this year. The aim is to enhance working capability. Drones [...]

May 28th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Man breaks arm diving out coffee shop window he thought was under a terror attack

A man in the UK broke his arm trying to dive out of coffee shop window after customers mistook loud schoolchildren for a terror attack. According to the Manchester Evening News, the incident occurred in a Didsbury coffee shop after schoolchildren began screaming and banging trays on the table, leading customers to believe they heard [...]

May 27th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Weymouth firefighters undergo sensitivity training around addiction

May 27--WEYMOUTH -- Three months after a Weymouth firefighter's disparaging post about drug addicts triggered a social media firestorm and his suspension, the department has completed training aimed at giving firefighters a better understanding of addiction. The department on Thursday completed sensitivity and social media training for the last of its 88 members. The hour-long training session included [...]

May 27th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Portland fire veteran sought over 2 months’ vacation leave while starting new fire chief position in Clark County during same time period

May 25--John Nohr, a Portland Fire & Rescue emergency operations division chief, accepted an offer to serve as fire chief for Clark County Fire and Rescue, starting May 2. He's continued, however, to maintain his position at Portland Fire using vacation leave through July 19, which will enable him to be eligible to retire with greater Portland public safety pension benefits, according to city [...]

May 27th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Firefighters replace WWII Vet’s stolen American flag, pole

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Just in time for Memorial Day, a 91-year-old World War II veteran from New Hampshire has an American flag flying in his yard once again thanks to local firefighters. WMUR-TV reports members of the Nashua Fire Department took up a collection and replaced the flag and flag pole stolen six weeks ago from Richard Chasse's property on Thursday. Chasse told [...]

May 27th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Police: NYC boy burns self in ‘fire challenge’

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a 12-year-old boy suffered severe burns in New York City when he doused himself in flammable liquids, lit a match and set himself on fire as part of a social media challenge. Fire officials tell the Daily News that firefighters responded to a home in the Queens neighborhood of Far Rockaway on Tuesday night and found the burned [...]

May 27th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Investigative Report: TN firefighter alleges fire chief ‘bullied, belittled, harassed’ him for years

A longtime Johnson City, Tennessee firefighter has sparked an internal investigation into alleged harassment by the fire chief --which reportedly went on for years. Over his 25-year career, Sgt. Mike Sagers was recognized for his dedication and passion for the job, was commended by supervisors for his superior driving skills and his effectiveness out in [...]

May 27th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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VIDEO: Underground explosion sends flames shooting into streets of downtown St. Pete

A scary situation in downtown St Petersburg, Florida, where local fire crews had a close call -- after an underground transformer exploded. Video shot by two passersby shows green and black smoke spewing from a manhole - as 2 firefighters are standing close-by. People in the street can be heard telling them to 'back up' [...]

May 26th, 2016|Fire News, Videos|0 Comments
  • Bensalem Fire Rescue firefighter Nick Weaver, who was volunteering with the Nottingham Fire Co. when he fell from the roof of a Bensalem house on Saturday, was hospitalized at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.  Courtesy Bensalem Fire Rescue

Philly-area firefighter in good condition after falling 35 feet from roof during house fire

A 26-year-old firefighter with Bensalem Fire Rescue is recovering in the hospital after falling from a roof while batting a house fire on Saturday. According to the Bucks County Courier Times, Nick Weaver fell from the third-story roof of the home onto a porch roof, then to the ground. Fire officials say he was ventilating [...]

May 26th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Fla. firefighter resigns after sexually explicit selfie goes public, tarnishing already questionable reputation

Clay County firefighter /paramedic Lt. Anthony Myrick reportedly has a history of misconduct. He is currently under investigation for posing in an x-rated photo in uniform, while on duty at station 20 in Green Cove Springs, Florida. Officials say the photo of Myrick exposing himself was sent to a woman on a dating website. Another [...]

May 26th, 2016|Fire News, Legal Issues|0 Comments
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