Two Oakland firefighters shot, one dead in San Jose’s Japantown

An off-duty Oakland firefighter is dead and another hospitalized in stable condition following a Thursday night shooting outside Gordon Biersch brewery near San Jose’s Japantown. San Jose police tell CBS News at 9:37 p.m. officers received a call from emergency dispatchers of a shooting. When police arrived on scene, they found two shooting victims with [...]

August 18th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Firefighter attacked, jaw broken on scene after allegedly showing up drunk to call

A DC firefighter remains hospitalized after being attacked and suffering a broken jaw during a call, and now officials are conducting an investigation to determine if he was drunk on the job. DC Fire and EMS officials tell FOX 5 News the firefighter was responding to a call Sunday afternoon for a 3-year-old girl who [...]

August 17th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Volunteer firefighter arrested for faking U.S. Army deployment documents

A former Levittown, Long Island, volunteer firefighter is facing felony charges after authorities say he attempted to gain pension credits without putting in the required work by creating counterfeit Army deployment orders. Raymond Nicholson III, 34, of Levittown, was arrested Tuesday on two counts each of criminal possession of a forged instrument and offering a [...]

August 16th, 2017|Blunders, Fire News, Pension Issues|0 Comments

Firefighters called in to remove a puma from office building

Firefighters in the Sao Paulo, Brazil were called on Monday to help remove a puma hiding in an office building. Brazil’s Globo newspaper reported that employees found their new colleague when they arrived for work on the morning of August 14. In one of their posts, the fire department said they believe the puma had [...]

August 15th, 2017|Fire News, Humor|0 Comments

Fire Department admitting volunteer support staff

A year of deliberation led to the decision by Tom Bauguess to join the Elkin Fire Department as a member of its volunteer support staff, a new program set up for those who want to be part of the department, but maybe not in a role to actually fight fire. Bauguess said he saw an initial email recruiting members [...]

August 14th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Filer firefighters: We’ve lost confidence in the city government

FILER -- Recent actions by the mayor and the City Council have resulted in "political chaos," say local firefighters, as the town's woes over its budget continue to plague its elected officials. The all-volunteer Filer Fire Department penned a letter to Mayor Rick Dunn and the Filer City Council last week, expressing dismay over the firing of former Police Chief Tim Reeves and the Oct. 1 elimination of [...]

August 14th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Video: Firefighter learns the hard way when he fails to comply with officers’ orders

A Detroit firefighter learned a valuable lesson in June after officers responded to a neighbor’s complaint. In body cam video captured at the scene, Firefighter Michael Cretu is seen initially non-confrontational with officers, but the situation escalated quickly when Cretu advances toward one officer. When the officer places his hand out to keep space between [...]

August 14th, 2017|Fire News, Videos|0 Comments

Firefighter chooses path less traveled, returns to duty after leg amputation

There is nothing typical about Fishers, Ind., firefighter Lt. Brandon Anderson, and when he was faced with life-changing decisions, he knew he had only one choice — defy the odds. Anderson, a 15-year-veteran firefighter, had to have his right leg amputated above the knee from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. During his recovery, he [...]

August 14th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Neighbors, firefighters save 3 babies from fire set by father

Aug. 13--RIVIERA BEACH -- Quick action by neighbors and firefighters -- and a little luck -- saved three infants trapped inside a burning apartment on Friday that police say was set on fire by their father after a domestic dispute with the children's 19-year-old mother. Using hammers, chairs and whatever they could grab to smash [...]

August 13th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

EMS workers become ill after responding to overdose call

Two employees of Bath County Emergency Medical Services were treated Tuesday after they were exposed to what was thought to be heroin laced with carfentanil, WKYT reported. One worker began feeling ill after responding to a call regarding two people who had overdosed in Owingsville, the station reported. While taking one patient to St. Claire Regional Medical Center in [...]

August 11th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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