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New NYPD fire response protocol bans elevator use -
In a message released following the death of Police Officer Dennis Guerra, who died of injuries suffered after using an elevator to reach a high-rise fire, Chief Banks has advised officers to ...

No felony charges for firefighters in homeless assault -
Two Seattle firefighters accused of beating of a homeless man in Pioneer Square on March 15 will not face felony charges, the King County Prosecutor’s Office announced Wednesday morning.

Former Minn. fire chief sentenced to 5 years for arson -
Former Fire Chief Ryan Scharber received the minimum sentence. He admitted to setting nine forest fires and has been diagnosed as a pyromaniac.

Special Coverage: FDIC 2014 -

Follow FireRescue1 as we scour the exhibit halls at FDIC 2014 in Indianapolis to report on the newest and most interesting firefighter gear and technology from the ...


Death of Pa. firefighter struck by train ruled accidental -
The death of a Youngwood volunteer firefighter who was hit by a train last month while searching for a missing woman has been ruled accidental by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office.

Former SF firefighter surrenders in DUI rig crash -
A former San Francisco firefighter surrendered Monday to face felony drunken-driving charges stemming from an incident last year in which he allegedly struck a motorcyclist while driving a fire rig.

Hundreds pay tribute to fallen Boston firefighters -
Relatives of two firefighters killed Wednesday in a Beacon Street blaze stood in City Hall Plaza today for a solemn ceremony as members of their sons' firehouse raised the Fire Department's red ...

Fallen Pa. firefighter confused by 2 trains at once -
Amid a crisscross of railroad tracks. Fire Chief Lloyd Crago watched his search-and-rescue team run their dogs on a hunt for a missing woman. "There was a whistle from the train behind him, and ...

LAFD suspends recruit program amid controversy -
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti suspended the city's firefighter recruitment program Thursday amid concerns about mismanagement and nepotism, including new emails that show special recruitment ...

Trucker convicted for Ill. firefighter death on highway -
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.


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