• Leonard Eugene Smith was arrested for stealing ambulance.  Photo credit: York County Sheriff's Office

Man took ambulance for joy ride, strands patient, EMTs

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Emergency workers in central Pennsylvania got an unpleasant surprise when they wheeled a patient out of a home to their ambulance, only to find it wasn't there. Police in York tell the York Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1PVRii8) 21-year-old Leonard Eugene Smith took the vehicle for a quick joyride Friday before ditching it. Police [...]

December 1st, 2015|Fire News|0 Comments
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Indiana firefighter making U.S. Flags out of Fire Hoses, gives back to community

An Indiana firefighter is using an everyday firefighting tool to launch a side business that will give back to his local community. Colton Blanchard, a McCutchanville firefighter, says he's already getting lots of orders for the holidays after only starting his flag business a few weeks ago. Blanchard tells Wave 3 News, when he made [...]

November 30th, 2015|Fire News|0 Comments
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Fire truck slams into parked cars in West Philly injuring five firefighters

Five firefighters were injured over the weekend in West Philadelphia after their truck slammed into several parked cars and took down a utility pole. Slowed down surveillance video -obtained by Action News-- shows the truck swerving to the right as it traveled westbound along Baltimore Avenue in West Philly on Sunday. After crashing, Ladder 13's [...]

November 30th, 2015|Fire News|0 Comments
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Dramatic rescue caught on camera as man and dog get swept away in Texas floods

A man and his dog got caught in a harrowing situation, beneath a bridge in McKinney, Texas, as flooding hit the area over the holiday weekend. The dramatic rescue was caught on camera from start to finish as a professional photographer happened to peek over the guard rail, just as the incident was unfolding. Michael [...]

November 30th, 2015|Fire News, Rescue News|0 Comments
  • Juanee D. Crawford is wanted for criminal attempted homicide after the incident at around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hall Manor complex. (Harrisburg police)

Harrisburg woman wanted for trying to kill paramedic, domestic assault

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania police are looking for a woman accused of domestic assault who attacked a paramedic with a knife on Wednesday. According to Penn Live, Juanee D. Crawford is wanted for attempted homicide after attacking a paramedic around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday. In a press release, the Harrisburg Police Department said first responders arrived at [...]

November 30th, 2015|Fire News|0 Comments
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Fire truck shot at in Publix parking lot over the weekend

By Mike Stucka The fire truck was struck by a bullet at about 8:45 a.m. as it was parked in front of the Publix Super Market at Southdale Shopping Center, along Southern Boulevard east of Interstate 95 between Parker and Lake Avenues. The bullet left a sizable gouge and, perhaps, a bit of fire-truck-red paint embedded in the area. The  firefighter  who [...]

November 30th, 2015|Fire News|0 Comments
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Video: Atlanta firefighter injured battling blaze

According to WSBTV, while working a business fire this morning an Atlanta firefighter was injured and unable to exit the building. Fellow firefighters had to pull him from the fire. Officials say his leg was injured after something fell on him inside. "That's what we do,” Cortez Stafford said to WSBTV. "Come to help our [...]

November 29th, 2015|Fire News, Rescue News, Videos|0 Comments
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Jacksonville fights to keep documents secret in firefighter lawsuit

Nov. 29--A psychologist's report on an obscure subject is complicating Jacksonville's already-difficult position in a long court fight over whether it discriminates against black firefighters seeking promotions. The Justice Department has sued the city since 2012, saying low numbers of black firefighters who advance in rank suggest biased testing. The city has said its 100-question [...]

November 29th, 2015|Fire News|0 Comments
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Firefighters cook a turkey wrong, set it on fire at Marine Corps station

Firefighters intentionally set a turkey on fire at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar to raise awareness of safe cooking procedures for the holiday season. During the demonstration held for U.S. Marines, firefighters from the Miramar Fire Department dropped an ice-cold turkey into an overfilled fryer, using the wrong type of oil and cooking at [...]

November 25th, 2015|Fire News|0 Comments
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‘Adopt a Hydrant’ in Peabody for this winter

PEABODY -- It might have led to disaster. Last winter, with streets buried in massive piles of snow, firefighters struggled to locate and shovel out hydrants that could mean the difference between life and death. Even after the hydrants had been cleared, explained Lt. Adam Skelton, often they were quickly buried again by plows and blowing winds. [...]

November 25th, 2015|Fire News|0 Comments
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