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  • 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...
  • Fresno fire captain injured while battling house fire recovering (please help injured fire fighter)

    04/04/2015 7:58:33 AM PDT · by Baynative · 22 replies
    ABC News -Fresno ^ | March 30, 2015 | Veronica Miracle
    FRESNO, Calif. -- The Fresno Fire Department has released the name of the firefighter who was injured while battling a house fire on Sunday afternoon. Officials say Fire Captain Pete Dern was leading his crew across the roof to provide ventilation, when he fell through the roof and into the fire. Other firefighters rescued him within minutes, but he suffered second- and third-degree burns across his body. The fire department says he is heavily sedated and breathing on a respirator.
  • Firefighter’s Account of East Village Blast: ‘Oh Man, It’s a Big One’

    03/27/2015 2:59:53 PM PDT · by proxy_user · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 27, 2015 | AL BAKER and MARC SANTORA
    Firefighter Mike Shepherd, 47, of Squad 41 in the Bronx, is a third-generation New York City firefighter, following in the path of his grandfather and great-grandfather. When there was an explosion at a building in the East Village on Thursday, he raced to the scene. This is his account. “I was having lunch at a restaurant around the corner, on Seventh Street,” Firefighter Shepherd said. He was alone and off-duty. “There was a couple. They were taking a photo. I went out and I said, ‘Would you like me to take a photo of the two of you?’ They said...
  • Kentucky: Firefighter hurt in ice bucket challenge dies

    09/20/2014 11:33:53 AM PDT · by rey · 79 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | September 20, 2014
    LOUISVILLE — A central Kentucky firefighter injured in an "ice bucket challenge" has died a month after a power line shocked him and another man. Campbellsville Fire Chief Kyle Smith says 41-year-old Tony Grider died Saturday. Grider was a captain with the department on Aug. 21. He and 22-year-old firefighter Simon Quinn were on the fire truck's ladder when it got too close to a power line after dumping water on Campbellsville University's marching band in the charity stunt to raise awareness for the disease ALS. Quinn was released from the hospital Sept. 15. Two other firefighters were injured, but...
  • American flag given to family of firefighter killed September 11 stolen from outside their home

    07/02/2014 9:57:23 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 9 replies
    UK DailyMail ^ | July 2, 2014 | COREY CHARLTON
    The theft of an American flag from the family of a firefighter killed in September 11 is causing heartache as they desperately plead for its return... The flag stolen from the front of Melissa Brengel's Long Island property was flown over the World Trade Center during the recovery and cleanup and was later gifted to her from the September 11 Families Association. ...His father is also a firefighter and is a co-founder of Tribute WTC, which pays homage to the victims of the attack....
  • Why 20 Years Firefighting May Be Enough For Me (Warning: Dark Content)

    06/27/2014 2:37:10 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 35 replies
    Uniform Stores ^ | Michael Morse
    Twenty years ago I thought I would do this job forever. I had a dream: work in Providence till I was 60 and they threw me out, and then move somewhere else where they have a volunteer department and I could put my experience to good use. The department offered a 50 percent pension after 20 years, we contribute 9.5 percent of our pay toward the fund, and the city contributes the rest. “That’s nice,” I thought, never considering that I would actually leave after 20. Time marches on, and 20 years passed in the blink of an eye. The...
  • CA:Firefighter receives minor injury from burning Ammunition

    05/27/2014 1:17:04 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 May, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Firefighters have known for years that burning small arms ammunition produces a very low level of danger  to firemen.   This is from the SAAMI paper, "Facts About Sporting Ammunition Fires":  Ammunition fired in the open, not enclosed in a gun's chamber, discharges with such inefficiency that the projectile will not even penetrate an ordinary fiberboard shipping container panel at very close range. When not strongly and tightly confined, smokeless propellant powders burn relatively slowly and do not explode as we know they do when fired in a gun. Pressure within a cartridge case must build up to several...
  • BMW Blocks Hydrant, Boston Firefighters Go Right Through It

    04/10/2014 11:54:34 AM PDT · by grundle · 18 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | April 10, 2014 | George Kennedy
    Last night in East Boston, Massachusetts, a seven-alarm fire broke out, which escalated into an eight-alarm fire. Given the lives of Boston Fire Lieutenant Edward Walsh and Boston Firefighter Michael Kennedy were so recently claimed by a nine-alarm fire in Back Bay, concern was high and news crews were quickly on the scene. They did not expect to find the the following scene… As news crews arrived, local WBZ CBS reporter Katie Brace came upon this BMW 3 Series Coupe, which was parked in front of a fire hydrant. Obviously this was dumb, and the Boston Fire Department quickly dispatched...