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Video: Firefighters rescue dogs then fold American flag found at burning home

When Fox Lake Fire Protection District firefighters arrived at a log cabin-style home in the Stanton Point subdivision in Ingleside on Thursday night, the front of the structure was in flames, according to Fire Chief Ron Hoehne. "The fire was just rolling when we got there," he said of the residence at 36758 N. Lake Street. "The whole front of the log cabin [...]

April 25th, 2017|Fire News, Videos|0 Comments
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Video: Man in firefighter gear causes stir in court room

A Somerset man jailed Thursday after disrupting Pulaski Circuit Court proceedings is scheduled to next appear in court on May 18. Justin Lee Puckett, 29, was booked into the Pulaski County Detention Center at 2:21 p.m. upon the order from Circuit Judge Jeffrey Burdette that he be held in contempt for 180 days. The courtroom [...]

April 25th, 2017|Fire News, Videos|0 Comments
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5 dead, including 3 children in New York City fire

Five people, including three children, died Sunday afternoon in New York City after a fast-moving fire gutted a Queens Village residence, officials said. The youngest victim was two years old, New York Fire Department Commissioner Daniel Nigro said, adding that two firefighters suffered minor injuries. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called it a "very, very sad day". “An incredibly difficult moment for people on this [...]

April 25th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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Man arrested after running into burning home to ‘save his beer’

A South Dakota man was arrested over the weekend after he risked his life by running into a burning home... to save his beer. The fire broke out in a Sioux Falls apartment Sunday afternoon, injuring three civilians. As police cordoned off the area to allow firefighters to tackle the blaze, the resident pushed through [...]

April 25th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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Fire chief gets approval for $100,000 no-interest relocation assistance loan

April 24--Last Monday, Evanston City Council unanimously approved a no-interest, $100,000 loan for new Fire Department Chief Brian Scott, who is moving from the west suburbs of Chicago to a new home in the north suburban city. "He wants to relocate and asked if he could do this," said City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz. The loan [...]

April 24th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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Moody High student serves as small town’s youngest firefighter

A young man of few words, Branson Aycock speaks mostly through his actions to show his commitment to his small community of a little more than 1,000. Aycock is the youngest firefighter in Moody. The 18-year-old started with the Moody Volunteer Fire Department at 16 as a junior volunteer firefighter but has been around tanker trucks and fire hoses [...]

April 24th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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Woman makes history in Texas after becoming town’s first female firefighter

A first in its 105-year history — a woman is now part of the fire department in Harlingen, Texas. CBS reports women in the past have tried to become firefighters in Harlingen, but after numerous attempts, Bree Rios is the only one to pass the firefighter exam in its entirety. Rios acknowledges the significance of [...]

April 24th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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200 firefighters battle 5-alarm fire near University of Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — More than 200 firefighters are battling a blaze in a six-story building under construction near the University of Maryland. Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department spokesman Mark Brady says the fire broke out Monday morning on the fifth floor of the building in College Park. Construction workers in the building at the time were able to escape [...]

April 24th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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Male firefighter files discrimination lawsuit over the hiring of female firefighters

An aspiring male firefighter is threatening legal action against the Australian ACT Fire and Rescue, claiming their “50/50” gender representation police discriminates against men. In documents filed with the ACT Human Rights Commission, the man noted that of the 802 Fire and Rescue applications received last year, only 144 were women. The numbers, the man [...]

April 24th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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Raw Video: Firefighter captures moment 4-year-old falls out of moving bus

A four-year-old girl is lucky to be alive after she fell out of the back of a moving bus and smashed her face on the road. The incident was filmed by Ryan Ciampoli, a volunteer firefighter who happened to be in the vehicle behind the bus in Harrison, Arkansas. Footage shows the back door of the bus fling [...]

April 24th, 2017|Fire News, Videos|0 Comments
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