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Fire News Reports

News Reports
Building a fire department from scratch - 12/12/2014
FR1 editor in chief Rick Markley donates his time to the International Fire Relief Mission and is just off a trip to build a fire department in the Bahamas. Here's a collection of stories about ...

The Decision in Ferguson - 11/24/2014
Stay with FireRescue1 for complete coverage of how this situation impacts first responders.

Firefighters Helping Firefighters - 10/28/2014
The International Fire Relief Mission is a nonprofit organization that collects donated fire and EMS equipment and delivers it to needy firefighters around the world. Rick Markley, who volunteers ...

Mold, air-quality issues at Fla. fire stations part of labor dispute - 10/15/2014
Health and safety concerns are just one part of a prolonged labor dispute after many firefighters say the biggest danger they face is mold in their firehouses.

Fire-Rescue International 2014 in Dallas - 07/29/2014
FR1 was in Dallas reporting from Fire-Rescue International 2014 with the latest news, products and tips from the educational sessions.

Mo. board: Reinstate firefighters suspended over campaign photo - 06/18/2014
A citizensí advisory board has recommended that five firefighters who were suspended over their involvement in a campaign ad be reinstated immediately, given back pay and benefits and have the ...

Hangar fire leads to departure of Alaska fire chief, asst. chief - 06/11/2014
A smoky airplane hangar fire in December in the Southcentral Alaska community of Butte left a young firefighter unconscious, overcome by fumes at the top of a ladder as his small team tried to ...

Former PGFD Fire Chief named D.C.'s interim chief - 06/09/2014
After eight months on the department, Eugene Jones was named D.C. Fire and EMS interim fire chief after Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe announced his retirement last week. Jones said heís going to ...

Order to police officers: Don't enter burning buildings - 06/02/2014
Police officers were issued a new training bulletin Friday, ordering them not to enter a building thatís on fire to rescue people inside.

Volunteer rescuer arrested after using emergency lights to deliver pizza - 05/29/2014
One of the Rock Hill Rescue Squad's newest members was jailed last weekend after deputies say he attached emergency lights to his own car so he could deliver pizzas, and then later accused a ...




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Saturday, December 20, 2014

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Gus Losleben - 12/10/2014 - [Hardin County, Tennessee] Joyce Craig Lewis - 12/09/2014 - [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] John Burns - 12/03/2014 - [Myrtle Beach, South Carolina]

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