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Boston hotel where Pittsburgh Steelers are staying evacuated after fire alarm triggered

BOSTON (AP) — A man has been arrested and charged with setting off an early-morning fire alarm at a Boston hotel that roused the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers ahead of their playoff with the New England Patriots. Massachusetts State Police spokesman Dave Procopio says Pittsburgh's team was staying at the Logan Airport Hilton hotel when a [...]

January 22nd, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Ambulance officers attend to the injured when a car drove into a crowd in Melbourne, January 20, 2017.

Three dead, 15 hurt after car plows crowd in Australia

Lunch and shopping was interrupted for scores of Australians on Friday afternoon after a car barreled into a crowded shopping district, according to emergency personnel responding to the chaotic scene. Three people are dead and as many as 25 people were injured when a man swerved through a busy shopping area in Melbourne early Friday [...]

January 20th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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Latest Update: Signs of more survivors in Italy avalanche hotel

FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) — The Latest on the avalanche that buried a hotel in central Italy (all times local): 3:15 p.m. An Italian firefighter says rescue crews have indications of other survivors under the rubble of avalanche-struck hotel in central Italy. A first group of between six or eight survivors were located by rescuers earlier Friday. They had found an air pocket [...]

January 20th, 2017|Fire News, Rescue News|0 Comments
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188th Wing firefighting team of the Air National Guard in Arkansas in the works

Jan. 19--The 188th Wing of the Arkansas Air National Guard is set to create 15 structure firefighter jobs at Ebbing Air National Guard Base to come into compliance with government requirements. Formerly the 188th Fighter Wing with an A-10 flying mission, the 188th Wing now operates remotely piloted aircraft overseas. With the change in mission, however, came [...]

January 20th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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Report: Fire-proof battery developed using thermal responsive flame-retardant

A Stanford research team developed a method to prevent battery fires in the future, by including a thermal responsive flame-retardant. A research team at Stanford University has designed a lithium-ion battery that releases a flame-retardant when the device gets too hot. The researchers explain that lithium-ion batteries are considered to be one of the most promising power sources of [...]

January 20th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Jonathan Hearn (L) accepted a plea deal in exchange for his testimony against Sabrina Limon (R) who was arrested and has pleaded not guilty in the case.  Image credit:  Video from original story

Former firefighter takes plea deal in murder of girlfriend’s husband

Jan. 19--BAKERSFIELD -- A former Redlands firefighter has taken a plea deal agreeing to testify against his girlfriend in the slaying of her husband. Jonathan Hearn, 26, of Hesperia accepted a plea deal Jan. 9 in a Bakersfield court in exchange for his testimony against Sabrina Limon, 37, who was arrested and has pleaded not guilty in the case. She is scheduled to be back [...]

January 20th, 2017|Fire News, Legal Issues|0 Comments
  • Rock Creek Rural Fire District and Chief Jason Keller was sued by former training Capt. Brent Blamires for violating Idaho’s Whistleblower Act and for wrongful termination.  Image credit:  Magic Valley

Former Captain who claimed wrongful termination for retailation in whistlebloweing suit, settles with fire district

Jan. 19--KIMBERLY -- A lawsuit filed against Rock Creek Fire District and its fire chief by a former firefighter has been settled. The settlement, obtained Friday by the Times-News, resulted in a payment of $26,000 to former training Captain Brent Blamires. Blamires, fired by the district a year ago, sought $107,000 in the wrongful termination lawsuit: $35,000 for lost wages and benefits, $30,000 for three years' lost [...]

January 19th, 2017|Fire News, Legal Issues|0 Comments
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Officials want volunteer firefighters from neighboring townships to receive same tax break under newly passed law

Jan. 17--MAHONING TWP. -- Township officials plan to discuss how best to grant active volunteer firefighters tax breaks under a recently passed state law. They also hope to convince other Montour County municipalities to do the same. The township supervisors, solicitor Ryan Tira and Fire Chief Leslie Young talked about implementing the tax breaks after Young, in her annual report to [...]

January 19th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Capt. Vincent J. D'Ambra
earned over $243K in 2016.  Image credit:  Providence Journal

The $243,000 firefighter: One fire rescue Captain earned that much in 2016

Jan. 19--PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The city paid three Providence fire captains more than $200,000 each in 2016 and paid a total of 220 firefighters more than $100,000 apiece during the same period. Fire rescue Capt. Vincent J. D'Ambra had the biggest payout, $243,000, according to a Providence Journal analysis of the Fire Department's payroll, apparently making him the highest-paid employee on the city's payroll. A total of 29 firefighters [...]

January 19th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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Family cat dies in “freak” fire started by the family dog

A North Carolina dog has been found guilty in starting a house fire that killed the family cat. The fire broke out at 10:45 AM on Tuesday after a clumsy K-9 tried to grab a hot treat off the stove. “It seems in this case, a box of dog treats were left near the stove, [...]

January 19th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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