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  • Firefighters battle a three-alarm fire in the historic Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava, Sunday, May 1, 2016, in New York. Authoritirs say no injuries have been reported in the blaze that broke out early Sunday evening in the church. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Four-alarm fire destroys Orthodox church in Manhattan following celebration

A massive fire destroyed a historic Serbian Orthodox church in Manhattan on Sunday. The New York Fire Department battled the four-alarm fire with 168 firefighters on the scene. Earlier that day, 700 parishioners at the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava on West 25th Street had celebrated Easter, which fell on May 1 this year [...]

May 2nd, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Image source: Jon Elliot Facebook page.

Firefighter’s car stolen from Sandbridge fire station

May 01--When Jon Elliott stepped back into the Sandbridge fire station at the end of an overnight shift, he thought his buddies were playing a practical joke on him. He had left his car running for less than 30 seconds so he could grab one more bag from inside before heading to his next job [...]

May 1st, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Ashlee Hutchinson-McGee, 23, of St. Paul, graduates from the St. Paul EMS Academy on Monday, April 25, 2016 (Courtesy photo)

She wants to save lives – and now she’s a St. Paul EMS Academy grad

April 26--When Ashlee Hutchinson-McGee told her St. Paul EMS Academy instructors last week she'd earned her national certification as an Emergency Medical Technician, tears streamed down her face. The 23-year-old from St. Paul was overjoyed she'd reached her goal, but her father -- the person who'd encouraged her to become an EMT -- wasn't there [...]

May 1st, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Author: Brett Gustafson.

First responders want law to protect them from ‘frivolous’ lawsuits

April 30--A group representing firefighters and municipalities hopes to revive a law that protects first responders from getting sued by people they try to help. The so-called "public duty rule" dates to the 1800s and provides firefighters and paramedics broad immunity from lawsuits stemming from their on-the-job actions. But earlier this year, a divided Illinois [...]

April 30th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Report: SC firefighter killed after trying to jump on truck

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — A report from state troopers says a South Carolina firefighter who died last month had tried to jump onto a fire truck. The South Carolina Highway Patrol's incident report said 42-year-old Christopher Ray of Green Sea slipped as he tried to leap onto the truck as it backed up at about [...]

April 29th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Body of missing Georgia firefighter found in Lake Lanier

The body of a DeKalb County, Georgia firefighter has been found in a lake, near the area where he was last seen. According to officials, 37-year-old Jason Blalock was at a party last Saturday near the docks at Sunset Cove. He was on leave from work since last Friday and was to report back to [...]

April 29th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Idle train delays New Boston fire crew from reaching burning house

A stopped train prevented Michigan firefighters from getting to a burning building, causing first responders to question if future emergencies will face delayed response time as well. According to Fox2Detroit, the firefighters were called to a house fire in the New Boston area, after a neighbor noticed smoke and flames. "I got up, looked out [...]

April 29th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Gulfport Fire Department says no to dreadlocks, sued for $2.5 million

April 28--GULFPORT -- He really wanted to be a firefighter, Larry Christmas Jr. said, but he gave up his dream and filed a lawsuit because the Fire Department insisted he cut off his dreadlocks. In the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, Christmas accuses the city of racial discrimination. He requests $500,000 in compensation for losing the job and $2 million in [...]

April 29th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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DPD: Detroit firefighter received paychecks, overtime while sitting in jail cell

A Detroit firefighter is accused of collecting paychecks and overtime while he was behind bars. Detroit police are now investigating the case involving local firefighter, Lt. Steven Cooley -- who claims to have been in two places at once after his arrest several months ago. Cooley was taken into custody for drunk driving last December [...]

April 28th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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2-year-old thoroughbred, named after fallen KY firefighter, wins very first race

Number 5 was a big hit this week at the Keeneland horse racing complex in Kentucky. "Captain Grider" competed Wednesday at Keeneland and as the horse was led away to begin his first race ever, the family of Capt. Tony Grider, a fallen Kentucky firefighter, felt anxious and hopeful. Tony's family had an emotional day [...]

April 28th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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