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North Whatcom fire commissioner sues own district, as chief questions if he lives in Canada

Sept. 30--BLAINE -- An elected commissioner of North Whatcom Fire and Rescue is suing his own fire district in small claims court over $1,000 in personal gear that went missing. Meanwhile, the district's fire chief questions whether the commissioner, Dean Berkeley, is even eligible to serve, in light of a statement he made at a [...]

October 1st, 2016|Fire News, Legal Issues|0 Comments
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Homeowner attacks fire chief at scene of blaze

CEDAR FORT, Utah County - A fire chief called to a battle a house fire late Sunday ended up having to defend himself against a homeowner, according to the Utah County Sheriff's Office. Just before midnight, a house fire was reported in Cedar Fort. The owner of the house lives in another home next door, [...]

October 1st, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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FDNY firefighter featured in Jockey Ad campaign, “Show Em What’s Underneath”

“Show ‘Em What’s underneath. Show ‘Em Your Jockey.” That’s the tagline from the new ad campaign from Jockey International Inc., featuring everyday heroes—including a young, female firefighter from New York. The intimate ad shows Lisa Cusimano dressed in Jockey’s signature comfy undergarments, as she’s dancing around with some very unique moves. The idea is to [...]

September 30th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Volunteer firefighter coming back from husband’s funeral, stops to rescue woman

Kings Park firefighter Roseanne Kleppsattel was returning from her husband’s funeral--on the back of a fire engine--when they hit traffic on the Long Island Expressway. A five-vehicle crash had temporarily shut down the westbound lanes of the LIE, Newsday reported. A woman was trapped in her car, pinned next to a bus. Kleppsattel-- whose husband [...]

September 30th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Update: Woman charged with murder for deaths of 2 Delaware firefighters after setting fire intentionally

A woman, living with her father temporarily in Wilmington, Delaware, is being blamed for the deaths of two firefighters after she intentionally set the family’s home on fire. The firefighters were trying to save a family of six when they entered the house on Lakeview Road, just before 3AM on Saturday. Everyone living in the [...]

September 30th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Workers at the bus depot at Broadway and 220th St. took matters into their own hands when they wanted the depot's flag to remain at half mast to honor a fallen firefighter. Credit: Robert Sabo New York Daily News

NYC transit workers threatened with suspension for lowering flag to honor fallen firefighter

New York City transit workers came under fire this week for honoring a fallen firefighter, by lowering flags to half mast, at their bus depot. Workers at the Kingsbridge depot –located in the Inwood section of Manhattan—were reportedly threatened with suspension for lowering the flag. Tim Reilly, an employee at the depot, told the NY [...]

September 30th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Dean Berkeley, a fire commissioner for North Whatcom Fire and Rescue, sued his fire district over $1,000 in missing gear. The fire chief has questioned whether Berkeley lives in the United States, in light of comments he made at a Canadian city council meeting. Credit:  Courtesy to the Bellingham Herald

Fire commissioner sues own district, as chief questions if he lives in Canada

Sept. 30--BLAINE -- An elected commissioner of North Whatcom Fire and Rescue is suing his own fire district in small claims court over$1,000 in personal gear that went missing. Meanwhile, the district's fire chief questions whether the commissioner, Dean Berkeley, is even eligible to serve, in light of a statement he made at a city council hearing in July in White Rock, [...]

September 30th, 2016|Fire News, Legal Issues|0 Comments
  • Emergency responders send off the first of two fallen firefighters on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. The first procession left Wilmington, escorted by Talleyville fire trucks and SUVs.  Emergency responders send off the first of two fallen firefighters on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. The first procession left Wilmington, escorted by Talleyville fire trucks and SUVs. Credit:  Brittany Horn | The News Journal

Fallen firefighters in Delaware to receive traditional Line of Duty memorial

Two firefighters will be laid to rest in Delaware this coming weekend after being killed in the line of duty. Funeral services will be held Friday for Lieutenant Christopher Leach and Senior Firefighter Jerry Fickes, who were killed after the two men became trapped in a basement during a structure fire last Saturday. Wilmington [...]

September 29th, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
  • Jamie Brock is being credited for taking down the 14-year-old Elementary School shooting suspect in South Carolina on Tuesday.  Image credit: Townville FD

SC firefighter being hailed a hero for saving lives in school playground shooting

A Townville, South Carolina firefighter is being praised for his quick response -- which likely saved many lives-- when a gunman opened fire on students at an elementary school playground on Wednesday. Two children and a teacher were struck by gunfire at Townville Elementary School yesterday afternoon. Volunteer firefighter Jamie Brock was one of the [...]

September 29th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Military firefighter, who endured years of abuse because he’s gay, wins compensation

A Canadian appeals tribunal has sided with a former civilian/military firefighter, who endured years of abuse while working at a naval base, because he is gay. The man, who is now in his 50’s, had filed his initial claim in 2012, but it was rejected. So, he then filed an appeal with the Workers’ Compensation [...]

September 29th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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