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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 annual conference.
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 flag to half-staff.
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 you could feel that whistle. Lance must have thought it was coming from the train in front of him, but it was the other one," Chief Crago said.
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 workshops were organized for relatives of department insiders.
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.
Video: Dashcam shows scuffle between firefighters, deputies
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
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
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 an investigation into the scuffle.
Pyromania diagnosed in Minn. chief for setting forest fires
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 quoted in a document filed Tuesday in federal court in Minneapolis.
Attorney General calls for state probe into arrest of two S.C. firefighters
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
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 October they had a problem with the aircraft mock up.
Officials: Toledo's arsons often highest in Ohio
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 only a handful of individuals are prosecuted for the crime.
Vandalism in Milwaukee firehouse linked to union vote
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 documents released Tuesday.
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