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Volunteer firefighter killed in tanker truck rollover while responding to call

Feb. 23--The driver of a tanker truck for the Leach Fire Department was pronounced dead at the scene of a Wednesday morning traffic accident that occurred while he was responding to a fire call. Dead is Michael Dale Russell, 68, of Rose, according to Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Micah Gibe. He said the crash happened about 3-1/4-mile south of Leach on [...]

February 24th, 2017|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Man’s snapchat of country club fire led to his arrest for arson

Feb. 24--LAKE WORTH -- A 25-year-old man reportedly set fire to a suburban Lake Worth country club last week and posted videos on Snapchat during the blaze, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office records state. Anthony Stowers  of Lake Worth was arrested late Thursday on an arson charge. A judge ordered he be held in the Palm Beach County Jail on a $50,000 bond. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews [...]

February 24th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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Fire chief, city manager investigation over objecting male firefighters as ‘sex objects’ in video, could cost $50K

Feb. 24--A Santa Ana law firm has been hired by the city of San Luis Obispo at a cost of up to $50,000 to conduct an independent investigation into personnel complaints against  fire Chief  Garret Olson and City Manager Katie Lichtig in connection with a video they participated in that allegedly sexually objectified city firefighters. The video, produced by Olson with what he said [...]

February 24th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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Firefighters featured on Today Show with Dale Earnhardt Jr.

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - With the Daytona 500 just days away, some of New Rochelle's Bravest took their talents to the track in New York City for a special Today Show event with Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Tuesday. In the early hours of Monday morning, members of the New Rochelle Uniformed Firefighters Association Local 273 headed to Rockefeller Center to see who had the need for speed [...]

February 23rd, 2017|Fire News, Humor|0 Comments
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FDNY takes part in mass casualty subway response training

FDNY fire crews underwent extensive subway response training in Manhattan, crawling through simulated subway fires in close quarters. "Time is of the essence, you want to get in as fast as possible and get the victims out as fast as possible," said FDNY Fire Academy instructor, Captain Tim Callahan. Firefighter trained at Randall’s Island, where they [...]

February 23rd, 2017|Fire News, Safety|0 Comments
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Three states issued ‘Extremely critical’ wildfire alert

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — Firefighters in New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas are bracing for a busy day as unseasonably warm temperatures, gusty winds and low humidity are expected to create dangerous wildfire conditions. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, says "extremely critical" fire conditions are expected Thursday in eastern New Mexico, western Texas and the Oklahoma Panhandle. The risk area covers 117,000 square miles and includes the [...]

February 23rd, 2017|Fire News, Wildfire News|0 Comments
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Firefighters toss trash from third-floor apartment to get to disabled occupants

Firefighters were forced to toss garbage into the streets of NYC after they responded to a fire at a blind hoarder’s apartment. The Manhattan-based FDNY crews were seen tossing mountains of trash out the third floor window in order to reach the disabled occupants, who were caught in an apartment filled with what was essentially [...]

February 22nd, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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Former paramedic admits putting patients at risk by switching off ambulance tracker

Patients were put at risk when ambulance drivers tampered with GPS trackers to make vehicles unavailable for emergency call-outs, a tribunal has heard. Carl Hudghton, 29, switched off his ambulance's Mobile Data Terminal (MDT) three times in 2014 and on Monday admitted his actions could have had "catastrophic" repercussions. At least 10 Guildford-based paramedics are being investigated [...]

February 22nd, 2017|Fire News, Legal Issues|0 Comments
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Paramedics on scene make transport decisions

As soon as Russellville paramedic Jeremy Glenn arrives at the scene of a medical emergency, he immediately starts work to stabilize the patient and assess the injuries. While he is doing his assessment, he also must determine the best method to transport that patient to a medical treatment facility. "I've got to decide, are we going to [...]

February 22nd, 2017|Fire News, Rescue News|0 Comments
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Fire chief bans union president from representing firefighters, for one year, over records violation

Feb. 21--Last summer, as the Austin fire union was preparing to represent one of its members at a disciplinary hearing, department officials permitted union president Bob Nicks to review confidential documents in the case under a provision of the city's labor contract with firefighters. With a couple of clicks, Nicks secretly downloaded the information onto his personal laptop -- [...]

February 22nd, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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