Trial begins for woman who caused crash that killed firefighter Denny DeVoe

April 29--Although her lawyer claimed the prosecution hadn't fully made its case, a woman accused of being high on PCP when she caused a crash that killed a Harrisburg firefighter was ordered Friday afternoon to be tried in Dauphin County Court. District Judge David O'Leary made that call at the end of a preliminary hearing [...]

April 29th, 2017|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Tualatin Valley firefighters’ tires slashed — again

April 29--For the second time in about four months, firefighters in Washington County have had their tires slashed while they were on the job. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters discovered the slashed tires as they were getting ready to leave their shifts at Fire Station 60 early Friday morning, said agency spokeswoman Cassandra Ulven. [...]

April 29th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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Firefighters removed Confederate monument in New Orleans

The head of the New Orleans firefighters union confirmed that the city’s administration utilized half a dozen firefighters in the controversial destruction of the Battle of Liberty Place monument on Monday. Wearing masks, helmets and flak jackets, the crew dismantled the Confederate monument, stirring up rumors that firefighters were put on the demolition detail. "The [...]

April 27th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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Rookie firefighter who pulled a woman from her burning car receives award

A rookie Fresno firefighter received a hug from a woman he rescued from a burning car last October as he was awarded a Medal of Bravery from Fresno Fire officials Wednesday. Rene Gonzales was only two months on the job last Oct. 21 and was off-duty and driving home on Highway 180 when he spotted a burning car. Gonzales stopped [...]

April 27th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
  • A team of three firefighters prepare to go out to help a woman who has fallen at home. Photograph: David Sillitoe for the Guardian

Fallen at home? Firefighter service eases pressure on ambulances

It’s 9.30am on a sunny spring day in Wolverhampton. Three firefighters are in the mess at one of the city’s fire stations when a screeching alarm pierces the air. The team jumps up and leaps into a kitted-out 4x4. Instead of speeding down roads with blaring sirens and lights, however, they travel to their destination without breaking [...]

April 27th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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Firefighters seek donations for sauna saying it will benefit with detox process

OTTUMWA -- The Ottumwa Fire Department is seeking donations to purchase a detox sauna, a method fire departments are using to prevent cancers caused by carcinogens that are unavoidable on the job. Derek Fye, first class firefighter with Ottumwa Fire Department, said he read about the therapy in a firefighter magazine. With studies suggesting that firefighters are more likely [...]

April 27th, 2017|Fire News, Safety|0 Comments
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20-year-old fire truck gets new life as education center

The Toledo Fire and Rescue Department showcased its newest tool to spread safety lessons for both children and adults. Workers adapted a 20-year-old fire truck into an interactive public education rig. Department and city officials unveiled it during a news conference today at Fire Station 12, 3435 Chase St. The truck is emblazoned with various lessons on fire safety. [...]

April 27th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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Ex-paramedic said she tried to help but was arrested

April 26--When a former paramedic saw a man bleeding in a St. Paul road, it never occurred to her to not stop to help. But Christie Jones said her actions as a Good Samaritan in 2013 ran up against a St. Paul police officer who struck her in the chest when she tried to warn him about being exposed to the [...]

April 27th, 2017|Fire News, Legal Issues|0 Comments
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Firefighters battle research building fire at Cancer Hospital

A British cancer research hospital is currently being watched for hotspots by firefighters after the medical center caught fire yesterday morning. The blaze is located in Manchester’s Christie Cancer Hospital which is Europe’s largest single-site cancer center. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service Incident commander Jim Hutton said the fire was "being brought under control.” [...]

April 27th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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Wife of FDNY who died after falling 5 stories gets help to pay off mortgage

NEW YORK (AP) — The family of a New York City firefighter who died after falling five stories while battling a blaze in Queens last week has the support of the city and a charity in helping to pay its debts. The Stephen Siller Tunnels to Tower Foundation announced Monday that it intend to pay off the mortgage of William Tolley's family home on Long [...]

April 26th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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