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NC firefighter suffers fatal heart attack while helping car crash victim

A North Carolina firefighter suffered a heart attack and died while helping a car crash victim over the weekend. Officials say John Davis was called to Johnston County to assist with an overturned vehicle. As he was helping the crash victim, he reportedly started feeling chest pains. He was transported to the hospital where he [...]

May 9th, 2016|Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Thousands gather for Pineville firefighter’s funeral

May 07--Hundreds of firefighters from across the Charlotte region lined Park Road and filled a dimly lit Forest Hill Church to honor Pineville volunteer firefighter Richard Sheltra, one of their own who apparently got lost or trapped in a burning golf supply store a week ago and later died. "Richard lived his life dedicated to [...]

May 7th, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Pineville firefighter ‘got lost’ inside burning building, audio suggests

May 02--Firefighters who were working to put out a fire at a Pineville golf store Saturday night at one point reported that Richard Sheltra was lost in the building but was on his way out, according to an audio tape of communications at the scene. The tape, which has several unintelligible exchanges between firefighters, appears [...]

May 3rd, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Hundreds turn out to pay their final respects to Maryland firefighter killed in the line of duty

First responders from as far away as Canada travelled to Hollywood, Maryland to pay their respects and say their final goodbyes to fallen firefighter John Ulmschneider. The 37- year-old Prince George County firefighter was killed in the line of duty over the weekend. He was shot to death by a homeowner he thought he was [...]

April 21st, 2016|Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Veteran Memphis firefighter dies after fighting house fire

April 17--A veteran Memphis firefighter collapsed and died just after battling a house fire in the Westwood area of South Memphis late Saturday night. Around 11:45 p.m., Lt. Rodney Eddins and his crew were looking for hot spots inside the small home in the 4500 block of Marigold Lane when he collapsed. His fellow firefighters carried him out and began CPR on the home's [...]

April 18th, 2016|Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Man who shot firefighters released from custody, no charges to be filed

TEMPLE HILLS, Md. (AP) — As police worked Saturday to determine why a person opened fire on firefighters who were responding to a call for help at a home in a Maryland suburb of Washington, they shooter was released from custody. Image credit: Official Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department Page. John Ulmschneider, a [...]

April 17th, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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LODD: Two firefighters shot, one killed entering home in D.C. suburb

TEMPLE HILLS, Md. — Authorities say one of two firefighters shot while making a welfare check in a Maryland suburb of Washington has died. Prince George's County Police Department spokeswoman Julie Parker says 39-year-old John Ulmshneider died Friday night. He was a 13-year veteran of the department. Firefighters and police had gone to the Temple [...]

April 16th, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Conway firefighter dies after being hit by fire engine while on call

A Conway, SC firefighter was killed last Sunday while responding to a structure fire. According to Myrtle Beach Online, the firefighter fell off the engine he was riding on and was struck when the truck reversed over him during the early stages of the call. “Firefighter II Christopher Gene Ray, from the Green Sea community [...]

March 21st, 2016|Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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EMT dies in freak accident while working on ambulance

A horrible accident in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, where an EMT was killed after getting crushed by a vehicle rack-- inside a maintenance shop. According to NOLA.com, two EMT"s and a mechanic were servicing an ambulance in the Marrero shop, when the rack it was sitting on gave way, causing the ambulance to fall. "The vehicle [...]

February 11th, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Nail salon owner faces more charges in blaze that killed KC firefighters

Jan. 22--A Kansas City woman accused of second-degree murder in the October  fire  that killed two firefighters now faces additional charges, prosecutors announced Friday. A grand jury indicted Thu Hong Nguyen, 43, this week on the three original charges and three new ones: causing catastrophe and two counts of second-degree assault. She allegedly set the Oct. 12  fire  that [...]

January 25th, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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