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Paramedic nicknamed ‘Pavarotti’ reveals stunning opera voice

A British paramedic is dealing with his new-found fame after a clip of him singing opera while in uniform went viral on social media. Lewis Quinn, 37, a North West Ambulance Service paramedic based in Merseyside, England, earned the nickname "Pavarotti paramedic" when he was filmed singing "Nessun dorma," a song often associated with opera superstar Luciano Pavarotti. Quinn [...]

October 25th, 2016|Fire News, Humor|0 Comments
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Two chiefs fired after investigation over call sheets

Oct. 19--SOUTH WEBER -- Mayor Tammy Long dismissed South Weber Fire Chief Thomas Graydon after he refused to terminate the deputy chief following an investigation into allegedly falsified payroll sheets, City Manager Tom Smith said Tuesday. The investigation by Graydon determined Deputy Chief Frank Patrick entered inaccurate information on South Weber Fire Department run sheets, which are records of firefighter participation on fire calls and are used to [...]

October 25th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Fire truck and Medevac helicopter responding to accident hit by drunk driver

A Medevac helicopter in New Mexico was destroyed in an accident after it was hit by a drunk driver. The incident took place near Gallup, New Mexico, where a crash on the highway called for a Medevac helicopter to be called in and landed on the highway. Police set up barricades while fire crews tended [...]

October 25th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Firefighter missing for over a week has been found dead

Oct. 23--GEORGE -- The body of a King County firefighter missing since last weekend was found Saturday near the Wild Horse Monument, nine miles west of George. A man scouting for deer found the body of Ken Ward, around 4:30 p.m., Grant County Sheriff's officials announced Saturday in a news release. The victim was a short distance from his vehicle, which was parked [...]

October 24th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Firefighter recovering after being thrown up to 20 feet in Portland gas explosion

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An injured firefighter who's being hailed as a hero for helping to evacuate a building before a powerful gas explosion in a Portland shopping district said Thursday he was tossed up to 20 feet by the blast. The explosion hurt eight people Wednesday morning, demolished a three-story historic building and ignited a fire that [...]

October 24th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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FDNY firefighter hazed by 7 fellow firefighters

Seven FDNY firefighters will be going up to a month without pay and short a few vacation days after hazing a black firefighter at their station, sources say, Five firefighters and two officers at Lincoln Center’s Engine 40-Ladder 35 (who go by the moniker “The Cavemen”) reportedly ridiculed a black firefighter at the station by [...]

October 24th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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13 killed, 31 hurt in California bus wreck

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — A maintenance crew had slowed down traffic on a California highway through the night, and the work had gone on for hours without problems. Then a tour bus returning to Los Angeles from a casino trip slammed into the back of a semi-truck. Passengers who were asleep on the bus woke up to loud [...]

October 24th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Daughter of NY firefighter who died on 9/11 finds out huge news during benefit ceremony

Daniella Giammona is beginning a new chapter in her life.  The New Yorker is getting ready to go off to college after applying for early decision. She was recently announced as the official first admit of the class of 2021 to Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. But like many other milestones for this young lady over [...]

October 23rd, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • The rare 1906 gold medal was awarded by the Carnegie Hero Fund to three Milwaukee firefighters who rescued a man from a tunnel being constructed under the Milwaukee River .  The estimated value is $100,000.  Image credit:  Photo: MPTV Appraisal Fair

Bravery medal given to three firefighters in 1906 stuns appraiser

A gold heroism medal awarded to a Milwaukee firefighter 110 years ago has been determined to be worth over $100,000.   The solid gold 22-karat Carnegie medal is one of three awarded to firefighters who took part in a 1906 maritime/tunneling rescue under the Milwaukee River. The firefighters awarded the rescue were Assistant Chief Lawrence [...]

October 23rd, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
  • “PTSD for Firefighters is real. If your loved one is experiencing signs get them help quickly. 27 years of deaths and babies dying in your hands is a memory that you will never get rid off. It haunted me daily until now. My love to my crews. Be safe , take care. I love you all.” 

-- David Dangerfield on Facebook

First-responders need more help dealing with PTSD

David Dangerfield's suicide was shocking. Almost as surprising was learning about the relative lack of help available for local first-responders with post-traumatic stress disorder. It's time to change that. Dangerfield, 48, a battalion chief with Indian River County Fire-Rescue, shot himself Oct. 15 after putting on his dress blues, posting a farewell note on his [...]

October 23rd, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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