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Paramedic verbally assaulted and stabbed at scene of car crash

A Paramedic is recovering in hospital after being stabbed in the face while on duty at the weekend. A team of ER24 medics was attacked on Saturday evening after stopping to render assistance at a motor vehicle collision in Ohrtmann Road, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. The paramedics had been on their way to a nearby hospital to [...]

September 26th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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SF medic, accused of having sex in ambulance while on-duty, could get fired

A paramedic with the San Francisco Fire Dept. may lose his job after having sex while on-duty. That paramedic allegedly took an ambulance out for a ride, with another male colleague sometime in the last few months. The two men allegedly picked up an unidentified woman and one of them had sex with her in [...]

September 26th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Man under arrest for assaulting several firefighters who were putting out fire at the home he rented

A Utah man is behind bars after police say he assaulted firefighters who came to his home to help over the weekend. Unified Fire Authority Battalion Chief Mike White told the Daily Herald that firefighters were called to the Cedar Fort home Sunday night after a fire broke out in the one-story structure. The home [...]

September 26th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Two firefighters killed, four firefighters injuried while battling raging rowhouse fire

It was a tragic weekend for the Wilmington Fire Dept as two of their most beloved firefighters died while fighting a raging rowhouse fire. 41-year-old Lt. Chris Leach and Sr. firefighter Jerry Fickes, who was 51years old, had both served more than a decade with the Delaware dept. Leach was assigned to Ladder Co.2 and [...]

September 26th, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Naked man in common shopping area pulled off balcony by firefighters

Boca Raton Fire Rescue were called to Mizner Park on Sunday after reports of man in a common area was spotted naked. The below video, sent in from a viewer, shows the man was naked on a balcony in the popular shopping mall that includes shops, dining and entertainment. He was believed to [...]

September 26th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Firefighting boats work to extinguish a fire aboard the tanker Burgos about seven nautical miles off the coast of the port city of Boca del Rio, Mexico, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. The tanker was carrying about 168,000 barrels of gasoline and diesel fuel. Mexico's Navy rescued 31 crew members and no injuries were reported. There were no immediate reports of fuel spills and the cause of the fire was unknown. (AP Photo/Ilse Huesca)  (The Associated Press

Fuel tanker catches fire in Gulf of Mexico

A fuel tanker carrying gasoline and diesel continued to burn off the Gulf coast of Mexico on Sunday, a day after it erupted in flames. Firefighting boats were battling the blaze aboard the Burgos, which is owned by state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex. A large plume of smoke from the burning ship could be seen from the port of Veracruz. A [...]

September 26th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Dennis and son Drew workout on the treadmill at the Northwest YMCA.  Dennis is now able to work out 6 to 8 times per week.  Image credit: Kelly Presnell | Arizona Daily News

Firefighter defies rare muscle disease with help from his kids

Sept. 21--When he was diagnosed with a rare muscular disease at the age of 35, Dennis Bracety was convinced his firefighting career was over. The 6-foot-1-inch Tucson resident spent months feeling sorry for himself, repeatedly asking an unanswerable question: "Why me?" That mindset is a long way from where he is today -- eager to educate others about living [...]

September 25th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • This photo shows some of the remaining flames from the Ferguson Fire as it neared containment in late July 2014.  Joe Thurmond Askins, who is accused of napping while his campfire sparked the blaze, may have to pay for costs to fight the wildfire.  Credit:  South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership

Napping man, careless rancher caused 2 wildfires, $4.5 million lawsuits claim

Sept. 16--A 64-year-old man who is accused of napping while his campfire spread to start a 200-acre forest fire could have to foot the$892,000 bill of extinguishing the Southern Oregon blaze. That's the goal of the state of Oregon, which this week filed suit against Joe Thurmond Askins -- as well as his wife and stepdaughter, Martha Havlicek-Askins and Ashley Martha Myers. The suit [...]

September 25th, 2016|Fire News, Wildfire News|0 Comments
  • Wilson's caretakers, Mary Glen and Beverly Pedro and his sister, Simone Wilson, say goodbye before LeRoy EMT Chris Dunning and others take him to the Cubs game.  Credit: David Proeber, The Pantagraph

‘Dream come true’: EMTs give paralyzed Cubs fan lift to Wrigley Field

Sept. 20--BLOOMINGTON -- Wearing a Chicago Cubs cap and shirt and a smile, Norman Wilson was nearly ready to take off for Monday night's Cubs game. All he needed was a little help from his team. So there was his family, including his mother, Gerri Wilson, and caregivers Beverly Pedro and Betty Criddell making sure he had everything he needed for the trip to Chicago. There was Rosemary Muchow, [...]

September 24th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Fire chief imposter calls Labor Department

Sept. 23--An inspector with the U.S. Department of Labor came to the Keys to investigate the Key Largo Volunteer Fire Department after receiving several calls from someone falsely claiming to be the chief. The Labor staffer showed up at the mile marker 99 fire station on Sept. 14 asking to see payroll information, Chief Don [...]

September 24th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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