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The jury deliberated less than four hours over two days before returning with the verdict. ...
Police said he was incoherent when they arrested shortly after the incident; he was taken to the hospital for treatment ...
Under current policy, the agencies fighting wildfires divert money toward firefighting from other programs during particularly busy years ...
Legal counsel for firefighters said the case might make responders think twice about who is responsible on scene and might leave political subdivisions vulnerable ...
The settlement will pay the families $50,000 each; some vowed to donate the money to a new wildland firefighter safety foundation ...
The proclamation allows officials to quickly activate the National Guard; the governor urged people to limit or forgo fireworks. ...
Commissioner Adam Putnam: "I'm profoundly disappointed. Our forest firefighters put their lives on the line. They're demonstrably underpaid." ...
The EMS chief says neither department was consulted and both were caught by surprise by the proposal. ...
The hydrants are not capable of supplying firefighting needs, so the water district has put them on lockdown. ...
The helicopter crashed in a 2008 forest fire, killing seven firefighters and two pilots; exec provided false performance specifications ...
Intimidated by the revised grant application, many needy fire departments are not going after available money; here's how to quell those fears. ...
The projects are part of a new Interior Department program uniting federal agencies, tribes, states and groups to create fire-resilient landscapes. ...
Gov. Andrew Cuomo want firefighters and cops injured on the job to receive a benefit equal to 75 percent of their salaries ...
Firefighters delivered emotional testimony at the trial of a trio charged with murder in a fatal Nov. 2012 house explosion. ...
Union president Paul Doughty says the bill would prevent firefighters from being forced to work longer hours without full compensation ...
How a fire department allocates its money says more about its priorities than does any mission statement; how you spend is who you are. ...
The legislation would exempt volunteer firefighters from paying more than $47 in fees for state and federal background clearances ...
Older, single-family rental properties fall outside inspection requirements; one fire marshal is looking to change that. ...
The $1,000 tax credit will help departments recruit and retain volunteers; NVFC called on firefighters support the bill ...
A retired colonel and captain were sentenced to one year in jail for having granted the nightclub a permit to operate, even though it lacked the necessary fire prevention system ...