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Fire News Reports

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Trucker convicted for Ill. firefighter death on highway - 03/19/2014
A jury returned a verdict of reckless homicide Friday against the driver of a semitrailer truck that killed Hudson, Ill. firefighter Chris Brown. The 29-year-old man faces a possible term of 14 years.

Video: Dashcam shows scuffle between firefighters, deputies - 03/17/2014
A heated roadside disagreement turned physical between two S.C. firefighters and the sheriff and his deputies at the scene of a traffic accident in February, Highway Patrol dash camera footage shows.

Driver who struck Ga. firefighter gets probation - 03/12/2014
Nayef Mohammad Al-Shroof had his driver’s license for about three weeks before he struck a Macon-Bibb County firefighter last summer while driving on an interstate.

Trial of S.C. firefighters accused in deputy attack delayed - 03/10/2014
The trial of two Chester County volunteer firefighters accused of assaulting sheriff’s deputies at a crash scene last month has been postponed because prosecutors want state agents to finish ...

Pyromania diagnosed in Minn. chief for setting forest fires - 03/05/2014
The former fire chief of Babbitt, Minn., who is awaiting sentencing for setting a series of fires in the Superior National Forest, has been diagnosed as a pyromaniac, according to a prosecutor ...

Attorney General calls for state probe into arrest of two S.C. firefighters - 03/03/2014
The state Attorney General's Office has asked SLED to investigate a scuffle two weeks ago that pitted two Chester County volunteer firefighters against sheriff's office officials at an accident scene.

Report: Multiple factors caused firefighter training inferno - 02/26/2014
There’s a new report surrounding a training exercise mishap in which firefighters ended up spraying jet fuel instead of water. What we learn from the report is that the academy staff knew in ...

Officials: Toledo's arsons often highest in Ohio - 02/24/2014
Between 2009 and 2012, Toledo annually reported more arsons than any other Ohio city. And, while some 500 structure and vehicle fires are intentionally set each year in Toledo, officials say ...

Vandalism in Milwaukee firehouse linked to union vote - 02/19/2014
Two notes defining the term "scab" were placed inside a vandalized Milwaukee firehouse two weeks after a union vote calling for members not to request a transfer to the station, according to ...

SF firefighters subpoenaed in drunken-crash investigation - 02/12/2014
Two top officials in the San Francisco Fire Department are among at least two dozen firefighters who have been subpoenaed to testify before a criminal grand jury investigating a crash last year ...




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