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  • Utah firefighter adopts stray dog he rescued from California wildfire

    09/01/2018 11:52:52 AM PDT · by Innovative · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 1, 2018 | Janine Puhak - Fox News
    One German shepherd puppy has found a forever home with a Utah firefighter who rescued him from the Mendocino Complex wildfire in California. On August 28, KTVU reported that Draper City Fire Department member Patrick Cullen had been in Mendocino County to battle the massive blaze in August when he crossed paths with the 2-year-old pup, in the middle of the night.
  • Firefighter suspended over supportive social media posts for Tommy Robinson

    06/04/2018 9:52:59 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 42 replies
    The British Journal ^ | June 3, 2018 | The British Journal
    A firefighter named ‘Jono Booth’ has allegedly been suspended from duty in Nottinghamshire after posting support for Tommy Robinson publicly on Facebook.  Mr Booth has now taken to social media to voice his concerns on the matter.  There are many people who are outraged. Tommy Robinson was sentenced to thirteen months in prison after breeching court orders.  There have been many people on social media voicing their anger towards the Judge’s sentencing of Tommy Robinson.Mr Booth has now used Facebook to hit out at what he sees as clampdown of freedom of speech in the United Kingdom.  He says that...
  • El Monte firefighters rescue inverted equine from ditch (Milpitas, CA)

    04/19/2018 9:52:25 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 14 replies
    Los Altos Town Crier ^ | 4/18/18 | Megan V. Winslow
    In the seven years since the Santa Clara County Fire Department’s El Monte Fire Station crew first assembled its cache of large-animal rescue equipment, firefighters have employed it for jobs ranging from extracting a deer from a fence to helping an immobile horse with cancer access medical treatment. On Easter firefighters faced their most challenging animal rescue operation: liberating an upside-down, 900-pound Arabian mare from a drainage ditch. Firefighter engineer Jeff Brown and Capt. Matthew Maxson are among the El Monte Fire Station firefighters credited with helping to save the horse. The emergency call came at approximately 6:15 p.m. April...
  • Recovering teen gets signed picture from President Trump

    01/09/2018 3:42:54 PM PST · by fishtank · 10 replies
    KOB TV ^ | January 08, 2018 11:58 AM | Marian Camacho
    Recovering teen gets signed picture from President Trump Marian Camacho January 08, 2018 11:58 AM ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – If you’ve been following the story of 14-year-old Wyatt Taylor at all, you already know he is a strong teenager. In mid-December, the young volunteer firefighter from La Cueva, New Mexico crashed his ATV only to be pinned underneath the machine for nearly 30-minutes. Taylor was able to free himself and hike to the nearest home for help. Taylor was airlifted to UNM Hospital and has been there since with family and friends by his side as he undergoes multiple surgeries and...
  • Ex-World Series star is fighting the California wildfires

    12/07/2017 12:22:15 PM PST · by DFG · 10 replies
    Big League Stew via Yahoo ^ | 12/07/2017 | Liz Roscher
    Baseball players don’t always go into broadcasting or managing after their MLB career is finished. Former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Anthony Reyes took a different path, deciding to pick up a hose and become a firefighter in Los Angeles County. And as an L.A. County firefighter, he’s now reportedly on the front lines of the California wildfires, working with many others to try and contain them.
  • Detroit Firefighter Fired for Bringing ‘Racially Insensitive’ Watermelon to Work

    10/08/2017 7:14:13 PM PDT · by Lera · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Oct 2017 | Katherine Rodriguez
    A Detroit firefighter was fired before he officially began his first day on the job for bringing a watermelon to work. Robert Pattison, 41, introduced himself to his fellow firefighters at Engine 55 at the corner of Joy and Southfield in Detroit by bringing a welcome gift, WJBK reported. Second Battalion Chief Shawn McCarty calls this welcome gift “a tradition” for Engine 55’s firefighters. “It’s not mandatory, it’s voluntary,” he said. “You come in bearing gifts. The usual gift is doughnuts, but you are allowed to bring whatever you want to bring in.” Pattison, who was a probationary firefighter, decided...
  • QUESTION: What Will Illinois Pension Recipients Do When Their Automatic Deposits Quit Coming ?

    06/22/2017 2:11:43 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 104 replies
    Many different sources | June 22, 2017
    Seriously, what will Illinois Pension Recipients Do when their "Checks" quit coming ? Really ! Read these news articles: Barron's on June 20, 2017 Illinois Financial Crisis Looks Ever More Dire June 20,2017 COMPTROLLER MENDOZA REACHES OUT TO STATE LEADERSHIP Fox News Politics June 20, 2017 Illinois careens into financial meltdown – and not even the lottery is safe The Fiscal Times on June 12, 2017 Could Illinois Be the First State to Go Bankrupt? Business Insider on Jun. 13, 2017 Illinois is facing bankruptcy and a junk-bond level credit rating crisis Glenn "Think Tank" on Wednesday, Jun 21,...
  • Md. man sentenced to 4 years after fatal shooting of firefighter, wounding another

    04/15/2017 10:04:56 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 12 replies
    fox 5 ^ | APR 14 2017 | Paul Wagner
    A Temple Hills man who shot two Prince George's County firefighters when they entered his home last year has been sentenced to four years in prison. Darrell Lumpkin apologized in court Friday telling the judge he was very sorry. He claimed he was having a diabetic episode and thought someone was breaking into his home when he opened fire.
  • New property tax approved for New Orleans firefighter back pay

    12/11/2016 12:44:18 PM PST · by BBell · 10 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 12/11/16 | Greg LaRose, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    New Orleans voters have endorsed Mayor Mitch Landrieu's plan to satisfy decades of owed back pay to city firefighters, many long retired. They approved a new property tax Saturday (Dec. 10) that will generate nearly $9 million annually for the next 12 years to satisfy a $75 million settlement in a long-standing lawsuit between the city and firefighters. The 2.5-mill tax adds $87.50 to the tax bill of a home valued at $350,000, plus $25 for each additional $100,000 in value. For commercial properties owners, another $35 per $100,000 in value will be collected. The city has already made a...
  • Firefighter In Full Gear Climbs Gym’s Stair Machine To Honor 9/11 First Responders

    09/13/2016 4:04:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Breibart.com ^ | September 13, 2016 | Katherine Rodriguez
    A photo of a firefighter in full gear climbing the stair machine at a Planet Fitness gym in Tennessee has gone viral on Facebook. Planet Fitness employee Lezlie Bauler said a man walked into the gym suited up as a firefighter and asked her if he could climb 110 sets of stairs in honor of the fallen on 9/11. “I am not one to get emotional, but a few tears were shed,” Bauler wrote on Facebook. “Thank you for your services.”
  • Happy Mother's Day: California Firefighter Delivers Own Baby

    05/08/2016 1:52:28 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 8, 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    A firefighter from Riverside, California is enjoying a particularly special Mother’s Day after delivering his own baby on the way to the hospital on Saturday.
  • Firefighter Shot, Killed in Maryland; Another Critically Wounded

    04/15/2016 9:41:10 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 37 replies
    NBC 4 DC ^ | 4/15/2016 | NBC 4 DC
    One of the two firefighters who were shot Friday night in Maryland has died of his injuries, officials confirmed late Friday. ... The incident began at about 7:30 p.m., when firefighters and police received a 911 call from a "concerned individual" who was worried about the resident of a home in the 5000 block of Sharon Road in Temple Hills in Prince George's County, Stawinski said. The firefighters tried to communicate with the resident, but there was no response. As they tried to go into the house to help the resident, the resident fired several rounds that hit the two...
  • 5 Investigates: Firefighter charged with rape, supplying alcohol to minor

    03/28/2016 5:49:26 PM PDT · by massmike · 3 replies
    wcvb.com ^ | 03/28/2016 | n/a
    LAKEVILLE, Mass. —A Lakeville firefighter is charged with raping a minor after supplying that person with alcohol. Thomas Dunlevy, 51, of Lakeville, appeared in Wareham District Court on Monday afternoon. According to court documents, Dunlevy also intimidated the victim, who is now 22 and works in public safety. The victim told police that he first met Dunlevy in July 2012 at the scene of a fatal motor vehicle crash. He said that Dunlevy, who was a lieutenant in the department, became a father figure to him. The victim told police that underage drinking regularly occurred at Dunlevy’s home and several...
  • How one firefighter made $210K in OT

    01/10/2016 8:38:58 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 31 replies
    san diego union tribune ^ | 9 Jan 2016 | Lauryn Schroeder 9 Jan 2016
    One San Diego firefighter was paid $210,500 in overtime alone in 2014, according to newly released figures about local government payrolls. "It's a little extra bonus for the guys,"
  • 'Unfireable' female firefighter to get unprecedented seventh chance to pass FDNY physical test

    12/27/2015 6:32:37 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 33 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | December 27, 2015 | Hannah Parry
    A female firefighter who has repeatedly failed the fitness test is being given an unprecedented seventh try. Wendy Tapia, 34, was allowed to conditionally graduate from the FDNY's Randall's Island training academy in May 2013 - despite failing the required running test, New York Post reports. Typically firefighters who fail the exam at the end of academy training don't graduate and are forced to re-take the entire course in the next academy class. But Tapia, blaming a foot injury for her failure, was allowed to take it again not once, but five more times over the next six months.
  • The man with a new face: Severely injured firefighter risked 50/50 survival rate (trunc)

    11/16/2015 6:00:39 PM PST · by Utilizer · 8 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 20:11 EST, 16 November 2015 | Thomas Burrows
    (Full title: The man with a new face: Severely injured firefighter risked 50/50 survival rate to have most extensive transplant ever performed) A former firefighter whose face was so horrifically burnt while tackling a blaze that he 'scared his own children' has been given a brand new one in the most extensive transplant ever performed. Pat Hardison now wears the face of David Rodebaugh - a 26-year-old who died in August following a cycling accident. The procedure - which was the riskiest face transplant carried out to date - has left Hardison feeling normal again and it should restore his...
  • Police: Deliberate hit-and-run killed Michigan firefighter (while collecting for MDA)

    09/10/2015 3:00:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    AP ^ | September 10, 2015
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Police in Michigan have arrested the driver of a pickup truck who they believe intentionally struck a firefighter standing in a roadway collecting money for charity, killing him. [Snip] The 35-year-old Rodeman, who also served in the U.S. Marines in Iraq ... [was] participating in an annual fundraising campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the International Association of Fire Fighters, authorities said. [Snip] Rodeman was married two months ago, and he and his wife were expecting their first child, Fire Chief Randy Talifarro said.
  • Sources To CBS2: Gunman In S.I. Barricade Was Being Probed In Several Homicides

    08/14/2015 7:17:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    CBS 2 (New York) ^ | August 14, 2015
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The man who police said barricaded himself inside a Staten Island home and shot a firefighter Friday was being investigated in connection with several homicides, police sources told CBS2. Garland Tyree, 38, was killed when he allegedly came out shooting at officers just before noon Friday following a six-hour standoff, at his girlfriend’s home in the Mariners Harbor section of Staten Island.
  • Firefighter Takes Down Armed Robber In Gas Station

    07/15/2015 2:25:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    ktrh.com ^ | July 15, 2015 | Michael Berry
    Firefighter Takes Down Armed Robber In Gas Station VIDEO ONLY ON LINK
  • Firefighter injured by gunfire while tending to patient in Milwaukee

    07/06/2015 10:59:04 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 7-6-15 | Ashley Luthern
    A Milwaukee firefighter was shot overnight Sunday while he and other firefighters tended to a patient who had trouble breathing. The 46-year-old firefighter, whose name was not released, suffered a graze wound to the right side of his head and has since been treated and released from the hospital, according to a fire department news release issued Monday. Firefighters were called just after midnight to the area of N. 40th St. and W. Lisbon Ave. to assist a patient with trouble breathing. Firefighters assessed and treated the patient and were in the process of transferring the patient to Curtis Ambulance...