• A firefighter douses burning shelters in the makeshift migrant camp known as "the jungle" near Calais, northern France, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Firefighters have doused several dozen fires set by migrants as they left the makeshift camp where they have been living near the northern French city of Calais. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Fires burn overnight at Calais ‘Jungle’ as migrants begin to relocate

Several fires burned inside the Calais ‘Jungle’ Tuesday evening one day after French authorities began a major operation to relocate migrants and demolish the notorious shantytown. More than 30 fires had been contained by early morning Wednesday, though some continued to smoulder. One person was taken to hospital with a minor injury. The fires broke [...]

October 26th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Parents suing medic for “gross negligence” after newborn baby suffers deep, second-degree burns

An Idaho paramedic is being sued for burning a newborn baby that was in his care two years ago. New parents Michael and Jenise Porter say Troyce Miskin, a paramedic for the Rexburg Fire Dept., was not trained properly by the city and that Miskin was negligent while providing medical care to their newborn baby [...]

October 25th, 2016|Fire News, Legal Issues|0 Comments
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Activist urge university to stop using live pigs for paramedic training

A medical activism group is demanding three universities stop using pigs to train paramedics in wound treatment. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and Snohomish County, Washington, paramedic Cindy Coker want three universities -University of Washington, the College of Southern Nevada and the Baylor College of Medicine in Texas- to cease using live pigs to [...]

October 25th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Paramedic nicknamed ‘Pavarotti’ reveals stunning opera voice

A British paramedic is dealing with his new-found fame after a clip of him singing opera while in uniform went viral on social media. Lewis Quinn, 37, a North West Ambulance Service paramedic based in Merseyside, England, earned the nickname "Pavarotti paramedic" when he was filmed singing "Nessun dorma," a song often associated with opera superstar Luciano Pavarotti. Quinn [...]

October 25th, 2016|Fire News, Humor|0 Comments
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Two chiefs fired after investigation over call sheets

Oct. 19--SOUTH WEBER -- Mayor Tammy Long dismissed South Weber Fire Chief Thomas Graydon after he refused to terminate the deputy chief following an investigation into allegedly falsified payroll sheets, City Manager Tom Smith said Tuesday. The investigation by Graydon determined Deputy Chief Frank Patrick entered inaccurate information on South Weber Fire Department run sheets, which are records of firefighter participation on fire calls and are used to [...]

October 25th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Fire truck and Medevac helicopter responding to accident hit by drunk driver

A Medevac helicopter in New Mexico was destroyed in an accident after it was hit by a drunk driver. The incident took place near Gallup, New Mexico, where a crash on the highway called for a Medevac helicopter to be called in and landed on the highway. Police set up barricades while fire crews tended [...]

October 25th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Firefighter missing for over a week has been found dead

Oct. 23--GEORGE -- The body of a King County firefighter missing since last weekend was found Saturday near the Wild Horse Monument, nine miles west of George. A man scouting for deer found the body of Ken Ward, around 4:30 p.m., Grant County Sheriff's officials announced Saturday in a news release. The victim was a short distance from his vehicle, which was parked [...]

October 24th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Firefighter recovering after being thrown up to 20 feet in Portland gas explosion

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An injured firefighter who's being hailed as a hero for helping to evacuate a building before a powerful gas explosion in a Portland shopping district said Thursday he was tossed up to 20 feet by the blast. The explosion hurt eight people Wednesday morning, demolished a three-story historic building and ignited a fire that [...]

October 24th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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FDNY firefighter hazed by 7 fellow firefighters

Seven FDNY firefighters will be going up to a month without pay and short a few vacation days after hazing a black firefighter at their station, sources say, Five firefighters and two officers at Lincoln Center’s Engine 40-Ladder 35 (who go by the moniker “The Cavemen”) reportedly ridiculed a black firefighter at the station by [...]

October 24th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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13 killed, 31 hurt in California bus wreck

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — A maintenance crew had slowed down traffic on a California highway through the night, and the work had gone on for hours without problems. Then a tour bus returning to Los Angeles from a casino trip slammed into the back of a semi-truck. Passengers who were asleep on the bus woke up to loud [...]

October 24th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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