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17 firefighters disciplined for posing on Christmas billboard -

LANCASTER, Ohio — An unauthorized billboard with a "Merry Christmas" message has led to the discipline of nearly one-third of a fire department.

What qualities should a firefighter candidate have? -

A question posted recently on Quora asked, "What qualities should a firefighter ...

NY firefighter burned in mayday released from hospital -

NEW YORK — A probationary firefighter who was burned after he fell through a floor at a house fire has been released from the hospital.

Mayday: NY firefighter falls through floor, rescued -

NEW YORK — A probationary firefighter was burned over 5 percent of his body after he fell through a collapsing floor at a 3-alarm house fire Monday night.

Homeless man thanks firefighter for saving his life -

LOS ANGELES — A firefighter trainee and homeless man were reunited Tuesday after he put his skills into action to help save the man's life.

Firefighter accused of drinking at training event -

The San Diego Union-Tribune

SAN DIEGO — A San Diego firefighter remains employed after getting drunk at a department-sponsored training event — conduct he defended in ...

7 Ala. firefighter trainees fired for cheating on exam -

Montgomery Advertiser

MONTGOMERY, ALA. — Seven trainees at the Montgomery Fire/Rescue Academy have been terminated from the program after allegedly cheating on the ...

How to be a better fire apparatus operator -

By Brian S. Gettemeier, FR1 contributor

Being an apparatus operator is a rite of passage for most of us. Regardless how you came to that honor, your responsibilities far exceeds ...

FDNY rookie who failed physical tests injured 10 days into job -

NEW YORK — A female firefighter allowed to graduate the fire academy despite failing physical tests has been injured after 10 days on the job.

FDNY to graduate 4 female firefighters -

NEW YORK — Four female firefighters will graduate from the FDNY Fire Academy Friday, bringing in a landmark number of women firefighters in its 150-year history.

Rookie firefighter speaks out about sexual assault -

The Dallas Morning News

WAXAHACHIE, Texas — Jason Waldeck sometimes slept at the Ellis County firehouse where he volunteered, just to be sure he wouldn’t miss a ...

5 things firefighters must know about nozzles -

The nozzle on the end of a fire hose is one of the most important pieces of equipment that a firefighter has at their disposal when combating a hostile fire. It's the business end of what ...

Firefighter may have been hit by bullet while training -

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Police are investigating how a firefighter was shot and injured while training over the weekend.

Sources: Firefighter-EMT sleeping on duty has history of issues -

WASHINGTON — A D.C. firefighter/EMT, who appeared to be asleep on the job during an ambulance run, reportedly has had a history of performance issues as a first responder.

How to extinguish volunteer firefighter burnout -

Volunteers make up 69 percent of firefighters in the United States.

That number, however, has declined by about 12 percent since 1984. Those hard numbers are backed by countless ...

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