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Orlando firefighter canned after recording commissioner’s phone call

An Orlando firefighter was fired this week over allegations of violating a patient’s privacy rights. Joshua Granada admitted he used his cell phone to record a medical call involving Commissioner Regina Hill. Only audio was captured in the recording. In the state of Florida, all parties must give consent to the recording of voice in [...]

November 22nd, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

North Carolina Volunteer Fire Department is threatened to lose funding if Confederate flag is not removed

Larry Penkava The Courier Tribune, Asheboro, N.C. (TNS) TROY — The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners will limit funds to the Uwharrie Volunteer Fire Department until the Confederate flag is removed from the station. That was made known in a Nov. 14 letter addressed to the fire department, the Eighth District Democratic Party and the [...]

November 21st, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Woman firefighter participates in no-shave November charity event

WNEM TV 5 A Michigan firefighter isn’t letting her gender -and lack of facial hair- from participating in her department’s “no-shave November” charity event. Stephanie Ittner of the Frankenmuth Fire Department wanted to join in on the tradition but was hampered by her feminine face and lack of facial hair. Getting creative, Ittner decided to [...]

November 21st, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Kansas City FIrefighter charged for leaving dog to die in abandoned apartment

A Missouri man working for the Kansas City Fire Department is being slapped with animal cruelty-related charges after leaving his Labrador to die in a cage after he was evicted from his apartment. 25-year-old Blayne Trevor Theunissen is being charged with misdemeanor animal neglect and animal abuse after his dog was found dead inside of [...]

November 20th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Fireballs rain down on streets of NY as firefighters battle 4 alarm fire

Manhattan is under siege by a four-alarm fire that is sending fireballs raining down on the city below. The blaze broke out on the top floor of a six-story building at around 3:15 PM, according to the FDNY. No injuries have been reported as of yet and scores of firefighters are on the scene. According [...]

November 17th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Caught on Camera: Officer barely escapes deadly California house explosion

California police have released body camera footage of a gas leak explosion in the town of Indio. The incident took place on August 8 and involved an officer being called to the residence on suspicion of a gas leak. According to KESQ, The body cam footage captured the moment an officer was hit by flames [...]

November 17th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Massive 5-alarm fire rips through senior living community

A vicious blaze left twenty injured and countless others displaced when a Philadelphia-area senior living facility caught fire on Thursday night. West Chester and Chester County Emergency Services report that twenty residents of the Barclay Friends Senior Living Community were injured in the five-alarm fire, which began at around 11 PM. Old folks were seen [...]

November 17th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

5 firefighters under investigation for alleged gang-rape of underaged girl.

The Virginia State Police confirmed that they are investigating five Virginia volunteer firefighters accused of gang-raping a teenage girl and then sharing video footage of the acts. The incident reportedly took place in Strasburg, where the five men serve with the town’s only fire station. The local chief of police suggested the investigation be handled by [...]

November 16th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

State rep tells firefighters they have to take responsibility for dealing with carcinogens

Rick Rouan The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio (TNS) The 80 new firefighters Columbus plans to hire next year could be among the first to really understand the risk of cancer they face on the job. For the 50 city firefighters who are expected to retire in 2018 and thousands of others, it could be too late. [...]

November 16th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Ex-firefighter accused of starting fire to cover up Walmart shoplifting spree

A Florida man who spent years with the West Palm Beach Fire Rescue Service is accused of arson and stealing a cart of Halloween decorations from a local Walmart. Kenneth Gray was arrested on October 26 on first-degree arson and theft charges. One a member of the county’s finest, the 34-year-old is one of three [...]

November 15th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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