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Third firefighter has died from September blaze set by homeowner’s daughter

A Delaware firefighter has succumbed to injuries sustained after an arson in December. Wilmington Fire Chief Anthony Goode announced the death of Senior Firefighter Ardy Hope on Thursday, saying she died around 4:30 PM. It is with the heaviest heart that I announce the Line of Duty Death of Senior Firefighter Ardy Hope. #RIP Ardy, [...]

December 2nd, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Man admits obstructing firefighters battling blaze

Dec. 01--A former East Union Township man will not have to spend time in prison after admitting Wednesday in Schuylkill County Court that he tried to prevent firefighters from battling a blaze in February at the building where he lived. Henry C. Polk, 56, of Lebanon, formerly of Sheppton, pleaded guilty to obstructing emergency services, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession [...]

December 2nd, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Rasso Chambers, 19, of Spring Valley, faces a felony charge of destroying evidence following the stabbing death of firefighter Justin Speight in Orange County Photo: State Police

Man charged with felony charge of tampering with physical evidence in death of firefighter

A 19-year-old New Yorker has been accused of deleting evidence from his mobile device after stabbing an Orange County volunteer firefighter to death at a 2016 New Year’s party. Arraigned on Wednesday, Rasso Chambers on the felony charge of tampering with physical evidence and sent to Orange County jail on a $25,000 cash bail or [...]

December 1st, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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US firefighters join Israeli brothers to battle blazes

‘It’s not about politics, it’s not about religion – it’s about firefighting, brotherhood, saving lives’ As fires engulfed large swaths of the country over the past week, 40 veteran US firefighters refused to watch the tragedy unfold from afar. Instead, they boarded planes from as far away as Los Angeles and Dallas and traveled for up to 20 hours, [...]

December 1st, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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13 of our favorite firefighter and paramedic mustaches

With all the attention the "Movember" campaign brings for men's health, many fire departments around the country have let their firefighters grow mustaches for the month of November.  So as we come to the end of 'Movember', we wanted to bring you thirteen of our favorite mustaches.  Enjoy! 1.  The Horseshoe Image credit:  Tumblr 2. [...]

November 30th, 2016|Fire News, Humor|0 Comments
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VIDEO: Welsh ambulance worker waits four hours in front of ER to offload patient

Hospital officials at one of the busiest facilities in Wales are responding to criticism, after video surfaced of more than a dozen ambulances in line outside the ER waiting to offload patients. A fed-up member of the Welsh Ambulance Service shot the footage to show how frustrating the job can be when you’re sitting outside [...]

November 30th, 2016|Fire News, Videos|0 Comments
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Gas pipeline rupture sparks fire in Missouri; no injuries

SMITHVILLE, Mo. — A fire erupted when a gas pipeline ruptured north of Kansas City, Missouri, but authorities say no one was injured in the blaze. A Platte County Sheriff's Department dispatcher says the fire was reported about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Platte County, not far from Kansas City International Airport. The fire was later [...]

November 30th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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‘Mighty’ Tonka dump truck pulled from shelves after toy sets fire to family’s REAL pick-up truck

Toys “R” Us has issued a recall on a Tonka truck, after a Washington family reported the toy caused their real pick-up truck to burst into flames. The Bellingham family said they bought the Tonka 12V Ride-On Dump Truck on Friday, as a Christmas gift for their grandson. The “mighty” truck’s features include: “Two passenger [...]

November 30th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Three dead, 15,000 acres scorched as fire in Tennessee continues burning

Fire officials say the worst fire in Tennessee in 100 years had people "basically running for their lives" Monday evening, but officials were hopeful that rain Tuesday night and Wednesday could help firefighters start to get an upper hand on the blaze. More than 14,000 people were evacuated from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Monday evening as winds caused smaller spot fires [...]

November 30th, 2016|Fire News, Wildfire News|0 Comments
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Fire chiefs voice concerns over county’s oversight policies

Those who preserve property and save lives must also have oversight and controls regarding how they use taxpayers' money. That was the thought behind Cherokee County Council's proposal to impose policies on how the county's volunteer fire departments (VFDs) are using the funds they are appropriated by the county. In a meeting with council Monday, the volunteer [...]

November 29th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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