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Woman arrested after leaving nasty note on ambulance

A British woman was arrested for leaving an angry note on an ambulance in the West Midlands, which told emergency crews they couldn’t park in front of her home. In the note, the 26-year-old women from Staffordshire told paramedics that unless “this van is for anyone but No.14 then you have no right to park [...]

February 20th, 2018|Fire News|0 Comments

California moms raise a fuss after rifle is auctioned off at Cal Fire fundraiser

The recent raffling of a (California-legal) AR15 by the Cameron Park Fire Department ended up ruffling the feathers of several soccer moms, who felt threatened and offended by the choice of prize. The semi-automatic rifle (which is heavily modified and functionally inferior to similar rifles sold outside of the gun control-heavy state of California) was [...]

February 20th, 2018|Fire News|1 Comment

Fort Smith firefighters receive medal of valor for life-saving actions during structure fire

Max Bryan Times Record, Fort Smith, Ark. (TNS) Three firefighters with the Fort Smith Fire Department were recently honored for their life-saving actions in a recent structure fire. Capt. Jesse Chandler and firefighters Avery Short and Heath Philpot with the Fire Department each received a medal of valor for reportedly saving the life of a [...]

February 19th, 2018|Fire News|0 Comments

Fracking explosion prompts evacuation in Ohio

Ohio first responders near Captina Creek had to evacuate local residents on Thursday after a gas explosion. XTO Energy spokeswoman Karen Matusic said that the company would provide hotel rooms to residents evacuated within 1 mile of the fire, which erupted Thursday morning during a fracking operation. “We had a loss of control, which led [...]

February 16th, 2018|Fire News|0 Comments

Firefighter sentenced for selling cocaine out of fire house

John Nickerson The Advocate, Stamford, Conn. (TNS) STAMFORD — As his wife cried in a courtroom pew, a former Norwalk firefighter was sentenced Thursday to three years in jail for selling cocaine out of the central firehouse. Mark Monroe, 46, pleaded guilty in December to selling crack cocaine four times to undercover officers as part [...]

February 16th, 2018|Fire News|0 Comments

Rhode Island volunteer firefighter dies after collapsing while on duty

A Rhode Island volunteer is dead after being killed at the scene of a chimney fire. Pascoag VFD Lieutenant Richard Jenks was rushed to the hospital after collapsing on the scene of the fire, moments after he was dragged out. Tripping and falling inside, the firefighter wanted to continue to battle the blaze, but eventually [...]

February 15th, 2018|Fire News|0 Comments

Firefighters perform miraculous rescue after car crushed by semi truck

Two people in Middle Tennessee are lucky to be alive after they were pulled from a car- that found wrapped under the trailer of a semi-truck on Interstate 24. The Pleasant View Fire Department were in shock as they pulled the two car passengers from the wreck, as there seemed to be almost nothing left [...]

February 14th, 2018|Fire News|0 Comments

Actor Luke Wilson and pro golf star Bill Haas involved in fatal car wreck

Pro golfer Bill Haas and two others were injured and another man was killed after a Ferrari plowed into several vehicles -including a SUV owned by Luke Wilson- in Los Angeles. 35-year-old Haas was seriously injured while riding in the Ferrari, owned by the now late Mark Gibello. At 71 years of age, Gibello was [...]

February 14th, 2018|Fire News|0 Comments

Jaw-dropping Brazilian firefighter heats up Rio’s Carnival

A 29-year-old firefighter in Brazil traded in her uniform for a flamboyant costume as she became the star of Carnival’s Samba performance. After speaking with her husband (who also serves on the department) and getting approval from her fire unit, Flavia Lyra promised that she would be dressed classily and would not embarrass her beloved [...]

February 13th, 2018|Fire News|0 Comments

Tennessee firefighting community mourns loss of firefighter killed in house fire

WSMV News 4 A Tennessee firefighter in Lawrenceburg was killed last night while battling a house fire. Lawrenceburg Fire Engineer Jason Dickey -an 11-year veteran of the fire department- lost his life on Monday, leaving behind a wife, three children and one child on the way. "We lost a hero, we lost a man who [...]

February 13th, 2018|Fire News|0 Comments
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