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  • Joe Benally, 20, was arrested on three counts of felony assault and obstructing police and firefighters after he was a passenger in a car involved in a wreck.  Image credit:  CBS4

Man bites firefighter on scene of rollover crash

An Arizona man has been arrested on suspicion of hitting and biting a firefighter who tried to help the man after a rollover crash south of Hesperus. Joe Benally, 20, was released on bail Friday from La Plata County Jail. He is suspected of three counts of felony assault and obstructing police and firefighters. Benally, of Lukachukai, Arizona, was one [...]

February 27th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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Volunteer firefighters threaten walkout due to dispute

A volunteer fire company is threatening to separate from Salisbury Fire Department amid tension brought on by political views and scheduling conflicts. Chief Rick Hoppes says a decision to have volunteers from Company 1 man fire stations at night and on weekends is needed to reduce response times to fires and medical emergencies. Wicomico County Executive [...]

February 27th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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Volunteer firefighter, beloved News Anchor dies during training

A Michigan news anchor and volunteer firefighter died while training over the weekend. 63-year-old Fox 2 News anchor and Milford Firefighter Ron Savage collapsed while training, according to MFD Chief Thomas Moore. "Ron was a dedicated member of the Milford Fire Department since 2014 and this loss will truly be felt," Milford Fire Chief Thomas Moore said [...]

February 27th, 2017|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
  • A stovetop fire in a townhome near The Market Common was extinguished by an overhead residential sprinkler system before the fire could leave the kitchen.   Credit:  Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue

Firefighters say home sprinkler system saved a house, maybe a neighborhood

Feb. 23--A man was cooking shrimp on the stove in his Thrash Way home Wednesday afternoon when grease splashed from the pan and sparked a fire. The flames spread quickly, melting the microwave and charring the cabinets above the stove. The fiery heat spread to the ceiling... and then came relief. The searing heat triggered [...]

February 27th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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Fire lieutenant arrested on attempted carjacking charge

Feb. 26--St. Augustine police arrested a lieutenant with Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department early Sunday following an incident in the parking lot of Prohibition Kitchen on St. George Street. John Lopez III, 37, was arrested on a charge of attempted carjacking without a firearm, according to Mark Samson, spokesman for the St. Augustine Police Department. Lopez is accused of attempting to steal a [...]

February 27th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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Springfield fire, police departments seeing people leave at alarming rate

Feb. 26--SPRINGFIELD -- The city of Springfield has struggled to recruit and retain police officers and firefighters in recent years, which city and union leaders say could lead to re-examining city hiring practices. At its civil service test for prospective firefighters in January of 2013, Springfield had 144 applications and 113 who took the exam, [...]

February 26th, 2017|Fire News, Pension Issues|0 Comments
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Former fire chief indicted for abuse of public trust

Former Buffalo Fire Chief Wendell Perkins has been indicted by a LaRue County grand jury for abuse of public trust less than $10,000. According to the indictment, Perkins committed the offense by using money belonging to the Buffalo Fire Department to pay for automotive-related expenses for non-department vehicles. The indictment further reads the allegations happened [...]

February 25th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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Volunteer firefighter killed in tanker truck rollover while responding to call

Feb. 23--The driver of a tanker truck for the Leach Fire Department was pronounced dead at the scene of a Wednesday morning traffic accident that occurred while he was responding to a fire call. Dead is Michael Dale Russell, 68, of Rose, according to Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Micah Gibe. He said the crash happened about 3-1/4-mile south of Leach on [...]

February 24th, 2017|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Man’s snapchat of country club fire led to his arrest for arson

Feb. 24--LAKE WORTH -- A 25-year-old man reportedly set fire to a suburban Lake Worth country club last week and posted videos on Snapchat during the blaze, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office records state. Anthony Stowers  of Lake Worth was arrested late Thursday on an arson charge. A judge ordered he be held in the Palm Beach County Jail on a $50,000 bond. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews [...]

February 24th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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Fire chief, city manager investigation over objecting male firefighters as ‘sex objects’ in video, could cost $50K

Feb. 24--A Santa Ana law firm has been hired by the city of San Luis Obispo at a cost of up to $50,000 to conduct an independent investigation into personnel complaints against  fire Chief  Garret Olson and City Manager Katie Lichtig in connection with a video they participated in that allegedly sexually objectified city firefighters. The video, produced by Olson with what he said [...]

February 24th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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