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20-year-old firefighter suffers brain bleed, remains hospitalized - 07/30/2014

NAPANEE, Ontario — A 20-year-old volunteer firefighter continues to fight for her life after suffering a bleed in her brain.


2 firefighters tased, 3 fire officers disciplined - 07/26/2014

The Meridian Star

JACKSON, Miss. — Meridian Fire Chief Anthony Clayton confirmed Friday that two firefighters were shocked earlier this month with a taser gun.

"The ...


3 hurt in suspected arson fire in Philly - 07/25/2014

By Aubrey Whelan
The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — Arson is suspected in a fire that ripped through a South Philadelphia rowhouse Friday, injuring two adults ...


Every fireground leader must be a 'safety officer' - 07/21/2014

Nobody can, or should, have more positive influence over the behaviors of a firefighter on the emergency scene than his tactical leader.

Whether that leader is the firefighter's ...


How 'fire porn' hurts the fire service - 07/20/2014

Do you prefer prevention or porn?

For the record, I'm not talking about the kind of porn that will get you fired if you watch it at work. I'm referencing "fire porn."

You ...


Taking command: Fast-food restaurant fire - 07/20/2014

Fires in fast-food restaurants have been the setting for too many firefighter deaths and injuries over the years. Fire officers and firefighters alike need to be well versed in the building ...


Massive wildfire empties another Wash. town - 07/19/2014

By Nicholas K. Geranios and Gene Johnson
The Associated Press

PATEROS, Wash. — A massive wildfire that has destroyed at least 100 homes has forced the residents ...


Study: 70 percent of firefighters overweight - 07/11/2014

Los Angeles Times

ATLANTA, Ga. — Sexy images of rippling abs and rock-hard biceps under those firefighter uniforms may obscure a serious problem: More than 70 percent of ...


Memphis firefighters call in sick to protest cuts - 07/10/2014

The Commercial Appeal

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — As a rash of firefighters calling in sick sparked fears that the Memphis Fire Department was joining the police in their work stoppage, ...


Everybody has one ... and they all stink - 07/09/2014

It's officially summer and there are certain benchmarks you can always count on: the smell of charcoal, cookouts, vacations, cutting the grass and or course the municipal budget process.

I'd ...


Landing a helicopter: what firefighters need to know - 07/07/2014

Whether you are involved in wildland fires, trauma response, disaster relief or assisting in an observational flight, helicopter landings should be part of your tactical toolbox. 

With ...


Illegal fireworks set of 2-alarm blaze, 22 evacuated - 07/06/2014

By K.C. Mehaffey

The Wenatchee World

ORONDO, Wash. — Twenty-two residents were evacuated Friday night after fireworks ignited tall, dry brush in Brays Canyon ...


Wash. fire truck, scooter collide, man dies - 07/05/2014

The Kitsap Sun

KINGSTON — A 48-year-old Kingston man died Friday morning in traffic collision involving a North Kitsap Fire & Rescue truck.

Shortly after 11 a.m. ...


Detroit-area firefighters save toddler from burning home - 06/29/2014

By Eric D. Lawrence
The Detroit Free Press

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. — The boy had stopped crying by the time firefighters arrived at the apartment complex in Highland ...


Judge: N.Y. city can cut firefighters, equipment - 06/28/2014

By Matt Gryta
The Buffalo News

LOCKPORT, N.Y. — State Supreme Court Justice Ralph A. Boniello III has given the City of Lockport the green light to make staffing ...


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