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Gang leaders call on members to kill Kansas City cops and firefighters

Serious threats being lodged against Kansas City firefighters and police are quickly spreading on social media. Both the KCK and KCMO Fire Departments received notice of the threats on Thursday. The non-specific threat calls on the Crips and Bloods gangs to "shed some blood". "Attack everything in blue except for the mailman," it says. Experts [...]

July 25th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Indy Airport firefighters step in to escort remains of fallen Marine

It's always an emotional image--seeing a soldier, Marine, airman, or sailor on their last journey home after paying the ultimate sacrifice. It's a special kind of sendoff and one that requires certain protocols. So, when a military funeral detail was not available when the remains of a fallen Marine and his escort were leaving Indianapolis [...]

July 25th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Firefighters at Fort Wayne Fire Department's Station No. 15 say conserving energy has become almost routine now that firefighters at the department's 18 stations are six months into an energy-saving contest. Credit:  Kevin Kilbane of The News-Sentinel

Fort Wayne firefighters’ energy-saving contest paying off

July 22--Switching off lights and TVs when no one is in the room. Hanging up some clothing and fire gear to air dry. Shutting off the air conditioning and opening windows when the weather is nice. "It doesn't take a lot extra," said Firefighter Brian Vanderbosch of Station No. 15 on Northland Boulevard. But it has paid off.  [...]

July 25th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Marine veteran firefighter injured by criminal in police chase

A firefighter-in-training, on his way to begin his first day at fire academy, was seriously injured when a burglary suspect hit him head on, while trying to run from police. Police say Corderro Jefferson was trying to elude them, when he got into a head-on collision with Marine Corps veteran and father of two, James [...]

July 25th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Austin fire lieutenant suspended for ‘neglect of duty,’ memo says

July 23--The city's fire chief considered firing or demoting an Austin Fire Department lieutenant based on his attitude toward Austin-Travis County EMS medics and dispatchers, according to a memo she wrote to the civil service director. Austin fire Lt. James Crowther was ultimately suspended from duty for 60 days, a time period that ends Sept. 16, the memo says. "I decided to allow him [...]

July 25th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Steven Gaskin was arrested for pointing a gun at a police officers earlier this week.  Image credit:  Shreveport Police Department

Louisiana firefighter/medic arrested for pointing gun at police

A Louisiana firefighter/paramedic is facing multiple charges stemming from an incident earlier this week, in which he allegedly pointed a gun at police officers. Shreveport police say 38-year-old Steven Gaskin was driving while intoxicated on Wednesday afternoon. According to officials at the Shreveport Police Dept., Gaskin was inside his vehicle when he pointed a gun [...]

July 22nd, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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VIDEO: New three-pound fire ball acts as grenade when fighting fires

It's smaller than a soccer ball - only 3 pounds - but packs a powerful punch. When it comes in contact with extreme heat, this special ball automatically detonates. Makers of the "Elide fire ball" say they were inspired to come up with such a product after a devastating fire in 1997 that ripped through [...]

July 22nd, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Firefighters lauded for ‘great job’ after fire engine went up in flames while putting out house fire

July 22--The June 24 fire that destroyed the 23 Newbury St. beach home was devastating, but those involved expressed their gratitude recently to the emergency responders who worked to save lives and surrounding structures in the closely packed Seabrook Beach enclave. At 7:30 that morning a call came into the Seabrook Fire Department that brought out the men of "Shift 4," according to [...]

July 22nd, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Kayla Renee Dubois, 24, of Navarre, Florida, and Christopher Wimmer, 33 of Crestview, Florida, are accused of taking selfies with unconscious patients being taken to the hospital in ambulances. (WJHG-TV)

Florida paramedics engaged in ‘selfie war’ with unconscious patients arrested

A selfie war has led to two Okaloosa County paramedics being arrested and a total of five employees losing their jobs. The OCSO held a news conference Thursday in correlation with the investigation. According to the OCSO, two former Okaloosa County EMS paramedics were arrested for allegedly using their cell phones to take selfies with patients and [...]

July 22nd, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Cost of pre-exam training hurting search for firefighter candidates

July 22--Local fire departments have seen a drop in the number of recruits applying for open positions, and leaders said changes to training requirements could be behind the decrease. Training that recruits can afford -- including high school students using College Credit Plus program to pay for the classes -- and getting the word out [...]

July 22nd, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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