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  • Firefighter hopes theft suspect gets help

    08/05/2014 4:42:06 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement
    Boston Herald ^ | August 5, 2014 | Marie Szaniszlo
    A big-hearted Revere firefighter who left his wallet to dry on a firehouse window ledge after battling a blaze said yesterday he pities the career criminal accused of stealing it — but he’s more concerned about the two tykes she had in tow. “I feel sorry for her and for the kids she was with, too,” Jamie Nadworny told the Herald. “I’m glad they have her if she has a rap sheet. Hopefully she’ll get whatever help she needs. And I feel really bad for the kids. I hope they don’t follow in her footsteps.”
  • Probe launched into fireman handcuffed during call (Louisiana)

    03/29/2014 9:20:42 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 37 replies
    WBRZ.com ^ | March 26, 2014 | Chris Nakamoto
    Less than 24 hours after the News 2 Investigative Unit aired a story about a fireman getting handcuffed during a 911 call, the State Fire Marshal's Office launched an investigation into the incident. It happened Monday night in the 100 block of Cherry Street. According to witnesses, a firefighter rendering aid during a medical call was asked to move his fire truck. The fire truck had flashing lights turned on and was parked on the side of the street. When he refused, a New Roads Police officer handcuffed and detained the fireman. (snip) Initially, New Roads Police Chief Kevin McDonald...
  • Modern boys want to be dancers rather than firemen

    08/17/2013 2:30:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3:08PM BST 14 Aug 2013 | Steve Hawkes
    More boys are dreaming of becoming dancers than firefighters or policemen, as reality shows such as Britain’s Got Talent and Strictly Come Dancing trigger a cultural shift. A survey found dancing was the third most popular career choice of boys aged between two and 12—just behind doctor in first place and footballers in second. More boys—8 percent—want to be dancers than girls—5 percent. Some 7 percent of girls would rather be a footballer than pursue a more traditional female career, such as a nursing. The research by Mothercare and Save the Children shows the impression left on the kids of...
  • 19 Firefighters Working Yarnell Hill Fire Confirmed Dead (Arizona) (Update: 19 dead)

    06/30/2013 7:45:43 PM PDT · by kristinn · 220 replies
    KSAZ-TV ^ | Sunday, June 30, 2013 | Jessica Flores
    Prescott Fire Department confirmed 19 firefighters have died while battling the Yarnell Hill fire on Sunday night. They're part of the Prescott Granite Mountain Hot Shots. The wildfire was likely caused by a lightning strike Saturday night. The Yarnell Hill fire, about 35 miles southwest of Prescott, has burned about 1,300 acres and forced the evacuation of 50 homes. The fire started Friday and has not yet burned down any structures, but Sunday night firefighters pushed the blaze back away from communities, hoping to keep the blaze from overtaking any homes. A growing fire in Yarnell forced about 600 residents...
  • N.J. pension board members denounce former Harrison firefighter as a cheat, fraud

    01/12/2011 12:24:13 PM PST · by Coleus · 7 replies
    The chairman of a state pension board publicly denounced a former Harrison firefighter as a cheat and a fraud Monday for collecting a $2,500-per-month disability pension from New Jersey while working as a full-time firefighter in North Carolina. As Herman Ellis looked on impassively during a hearing in Trenton, the board voted to refer the case to the state Attorney General’s Office for criminal investigation. Board members also said they plan to review whether they can recoup the money Ellis has been paid. "This is clearly fraud — fraud to steal from the state of New Jersey pension fund," board...
  • Bogus firehouse drill nets suspensions for 2

    12/18/2010 6:57:56 AM PST · by glorgau · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9:24 p.m. CST, December 17, 2010 | Hal Dardick and Todd Lighty
    But Fire Department response to home remodeling allegation less severe than city recommendation Ten on-duty Chicago firefighters helped a colleague renovate his home under the guise of a training exercise, but they were spotted by neighbors who knew an abuse of taxpayer resources when they saw one, internal city watchdogs concluded. The phony drill involved sending a truck and engine from a far Southwest Side firehouse to a nearby home, where firefighters stripped siding from the exterior walls, sources said. Investigators later determined firehouse supervisors — and the firefighter they helped — misled them in an attempt to cover it...
  • Fighting Fires

    10/18/2010 2:25:42 PM PDT · by neverhome · 6 replies
    Burkhart's Blog ^ | 10.18.10 | Alan Burkhart
    In modern-day America one of the things most of us take for granted is the ability to punch "9-1-1" on any phone and instantly call for help during an emergency. Be it a burglar, a heart attack or a fire, help can be on the way in short order. We all know that medical professionals attend school for years to be able to do what they do. We know that law enforcement requires rigorous training to do the often dangerous work of patrolling our streets and helping us stay safe. But have you ever wondered just what a fire fighter...
  • Firefighters Save Dogs Life (Video)

    08/23/2010 12:28:48 AM PDT · by Gigantor · 10 replies
    Oakland, California - (Helmet Cam) Firefighters performed rescue breathing on a dog that was found unconscious/unresponsive in a house fire.
  • Airmen Teach Iraqis Firefighting Skills, Help Kids

    09/03/2009 5:24:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 205+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | http://www.defenselink.mil//news/newsarticle.aspx?id=55727
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2009 – An Air Force firefighting squadron is making a big difference in Iraq by training firefighters and helping local children. The 407th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Protection Flight, a 40-man team of firefighters who provides fire response and airfield operations to Ali Base, Iraq, are training Iraqi firefighters in lifesaving and firefighting skills. The team provides fire response for airfield operations and all coalition forces assigned to the base, about 13,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, said Air Force Master Sgt. Charles M. Harrison, the flight’s operations chief. “The team responds to everything on the...
  • Firefighter accused of having sex on duty

    08/22/2009 5:46:53 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 33 replies · 1,690+ views
    Halifax Chronicle-Herald ^ | August 22, 2009 | Canadian Press
    WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg firefighter is accused of having a sexual tryst in a shed behind the firehall while on duty, leaving the station unable to respond to an emergency call. The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service has launched an internal investigation into the incident, which allegedly occurred last month. Ken Sim, deputy chief of operations, said Thursday the allegations of wrongdoing involving the firefighter and a female visitor to the station appear to have "merit" and are being treated seriously by the department. "If someone has put themselves off-site or in an compromising situation, there could be consequences," said Sim....
  • Thai fireman in 'spider-man' rescue of autistic boy

    03/24/2009 3:29:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 11 replies · 664+ views
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | March 24, 2008
    A Thai fireman turned superhero when he dressed up as comic-book character Spider-Man to coax a frightened eight-year-old from a balcony, police said Tuesday. Teachers at a special needs school in Bangkok alerted authorities on Monday when an autistic pupil, scared of attending his first day at school, sat out on the third-floor ledge and refused to come inside, a police sergeant told AFP.
  • One Less Firefighter Standing

    11/17/2008 4:14:56 AM PST · by Westlander · 20 replies · 1,366+ views
    http://www.firehouse.com/ ^ | 11-16-2008 | BILLY GOLDFEDER
    With the operating conditions in Detroit, so many wondered what would eventually happen related to the Detroit Fire Department (DFD), as far as their firefighters being injured, or worse, killed in the line of duty. And when I heard about the comments so emotionally screamed by a Detroit fire seargant today, "What a complete waste," ...he died.. "For what? For what? Some dump of a house?" The words hit hard...as they should.
  • New York Fireman Serves with Distinction

    06/11/2008 5:23:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 35+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Cpl. Ryan L. Tomlinson, USA
    CAMP KOREAN VILLAGE — During the dark aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks in New York City, firefighters from around the country were working tirelessly digging through ground zero in search of survivors. Through all of the emotion and terror, one firefighter accepted a challenge to join a team in search for the ones responsible. Lance Cpl. Christopher E. Ford, a scout with Delta Company, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd LAR Bn., Regimental Combat Team 5, volunteered to take time away from his normal job, being a firefighter with the New York City Fire Department, to be a Marine...
  • Fireman Was Set Up, Lawyer Says (Uniformed Perv Trolling In Park)

    11/13/2007 4:21:33 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 42 replies · 363+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | November 13, 2007 | Jodi Andes
    Fireman was set up, lawyer says Police put camera in city park where topless woman sunbathed, judge is told Tuesday, November 13, 2007 3:51 AM By Jodi Andes THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH Robin Garrison is accused of exposing himself in Berliner Park. He was off duty but in uniform.Robin Garrison is accused of exposing himself in Berliner Park. He was off duty but in uniform. A Columbus firefighter charged with exposing himself in a city park went on trial yesterday, but his attorney said the charge was a police trap. Robin Garrison, 42, was charged with public indecency, a misdemeanor, after...
  • How can these Republicans help labor unions to victory?

    10/12/2007 12:27:01 PM PDT · by redwill · 3 replies · 374+ views
    Congress.org ^ | 10/12/07 | Will Fine
    How could these Republicans help Labor Unions to victory? Stop S.2123 now! Call your Senator To all who read this: Copy and paste it and send it along to your family and friends. Call your Senator now to stop S.2123. The misnamed and egregious "Public Safety Employer-Employee cooperation act of 2007" was introduced by Senator Gregg on October 1 with enough Republicans (nine Republicans) to invoke cloture and pass the Bill.
  • Brutal attack on jake

    06/05/2007 7:10:20 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies · 907+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | June 5, 2007 | Michele McPhee
    Police are hunting for four thugs wearing Yankees baseball caps who attacked a veteran Boston Fire Department commander outside a Charlestown firehouse, leaving him with a broken eye socket and 14 stitches across his forehead. But the deepest wound Lt. Christopher Corwin suffered in the assault was that his injuries forced him to miss a fellow firefighter’s funeral yesterday. Corwin, 42, was helping a tractor-trailer driver turn around, using the apron of Ladder 9/Engine 32’s lot in Sullivan Square around 11:30 p.m. Sunday night, when a dark-colored sedan allegedly tried to race around the truck, almost hitting another firefighter.
  • Bikini-wearing fireman arrested

    04/05/2007 10:54:12 PM PDT · by JohnSheppard · 6 replies · 429+ views
    A FIREFIGHTER wearing a woman's wig and a string bikini has been charged with taking a drunken afternoon romp through a park. Steven S. Cole, a 46-year-old volunteer firefighter, told an officer he was on his way to a Dayton bar to perform as a woman in a contest offering a $10,000 prize, the arrest report said. In a photo released by the Mason City Police Department Steven S. Cole is shown dressed in the bikini and wig. Cole, 46, a Wayne Township volunteer firefighter has been charged with drunken driving, public indecency and disorderly conduct after being arrested, Tuesday,...
  • Bride gets fireman's lift to church

    10/04/2006 2:39:19 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 4 replies · 472+ views
    icCoventry ^ | October 4, 2006 | Barbara Goulden
    WHEN a vintage car broke down on the way to her wedding, Coventry bride Candy Neill thought she'd have to hitch up her long white dress and run down the road to the church. Candy was already half-an-hour late for the service at St Paul's Church, Foleshill, Coventry, and was having a quiet weep as the old Daimler spluttered to a halt for the second time, stranding her on the Blue Ribbon roundabout near Phoenix Way. As other drivers whizzed by offering sympathetic glances, suddenly help materialised in the form of two fire engines which drew up alongside. Foleshill station...
  • NY firemen come to reinforce locals (volunteer in Israel to assist firemen combating rocket strikes)

    08/03/2006 4:58:16 PM PDT · by ChicagoHebrew · 8 replies · 293+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | August 4, 2006 | MAX KITAJ
    Eleven New York firefighters put their lives on hold this week and paid their way to Jerusalem, where they have been volunteering in a number of understaffed stations. Because of rocket-caused fires in the North, fire stations elsewhere started sending units to help, leaving places like Jerusalem in need of more personnel. "It's a good feeling to know somebody's thinking about you," said Arik Nisimov, a firefighter at the Giva station. "That here are guys that will come and help, no matter how far we are between countries." Nathan Rothschild, commissioner of the Monsey fire district in New York's Rockland...
  • FDNY Performs Dramatic Roof Rescue at Blaze

    03/02/2006 1:45:17 PM PST · by XR7 · 8 replies · 832+ views
    Fire forced a women to climb out of a window on the 25th floor of an apartment building. As she dangled 250 feet in the air, her husband and firefighters struggled to pull her to safety. It happened at 1700 Bedford Avenue in the Crown Heights, section of Brooklyn. That's where we find Eyewitness News reporter Stacey Sager, live with the story. It is not a time when you want to look down, that's for sure. In fact it's hard to believe anyone could stay clam when they're hanging off the roof of a high rise building. There's no doubt...
  • Murder suspect is ex-firefighter

    02/27/2006 11:34:52 AM PST · by JZelle · 5 replies · 300+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2-27-06 | Matthew Cella
    A suspect in the 2003 killings of two elderly women in a Suitland flower shop was a D.C. firefighter who had graduated from a recently suspended federally funded cadet program that gives jobs to at-risk youth. Adam I. Neal, 24, no longer works for the fire department, but fire officials would not say when or why he left or whether he was working for the department at the time of the slayings. Mr. Neal graduated from the cadet program in June 2002. His former colleagues said he was stationed at Engine 22 Fire House, at 5760 Georgia Avenue NW, before...
  • Va. man arrested in Eastern Shore arson spree is a firefighter

    01/25/2006 8:31:07 PM PST · by ncountylee · 37 replies · 719+ views
    AP/WRIC ^ | January 25, 2006
    SALISBURY, Md. Authorities say the 36-year-old Virginia man arrested last night after a series of arsons in Salisbury is a firefighter in the Tidewater area. The Norfolk Fire and Rescue department says it has suspended David Parks of Onancock, Virginia, without pay after the arrest. He's been charged with two counts of attempted murder, one count of first-degree arson and four counts of second-degree arson for four fires. They caused nearly 250-thousand dollars damage. The Maryland state fire marshal's office says the fires were set between 9:30 p-m and 11:30 p-m in a car near an antiques store and a...
  • Police Search for Rapist Dressed as Firefighter

    11/03/2005 6:04:28 AM PST · by Calpernia · 3 replies · 305+ views
    1010 WINS NEW YORK ^ | Nov 2, 2005 1:37 pm US/Eastern
    It had the makings of a Halloween prank: a small fire set in a stairwell, a man dressed up as a firefighter and a knock at the front door. But police say the fake fireman was an armed predator who used the ploy to get a 34-year-old woman to let him into her Manhattan apartment, where he bound and molested her for more than 12 hours. Police were searching on Wednesday for the man amid a simultaneous investigation by fire officials. ``There was a clear indication of arson,'' said Fire Department spokesman Frank Gribbon. Authorities believe that at about 6...
  • Crowley Firefighter Faces Computer-Sex Charges (LA)

    10/24/2005 6:44:28 PM PDT · by ncountylee · 6 replies · 275+ views
    WALB ^ | Oct 24, 2005, | Staff
    CROWLEY, La. (AP) - A 26-year-old firefighter with the Crowley Fire Department was arrested and booked by special agents with state attorney general's office on charges of computer-aided sexual solicitation of a minor and pornography involving juveniles. Scotty Lavergne, who lives in Church Point, was arrested at the Central Fire Station in Crowley. Lavergne's arrest is the result of an ongoing Internet undercover operation performed by agents at the attorney general's office. Lavergne is a captain with the Crowley Fire Department. Lavergne allegedly established an unlawful Internet relationship with a person who he believed was a 14-year-old female. Lavergne was...
  • Boxer Engineers Save the Day, Earn Medals

    08/01/2005 7:33:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 20 replies · 844+ views
    Defend America ^ | Aug 1, 2005 | Navy Airman Paul Polach
    ABOARD USS BOXER, Aug. 1, 2005 —Two USS Boxer firemen earned medals for their actions to stop a potentially dangerous steam leak July 12 aboard the San Diego-based amphibious assault ship. With 900-degree steam running through the heart of Boxer at 720 pounds per square inch, Machinist’s Mate Fireman Patrick Clark, from Raleigh, N.C., and Machinist’s Mate Fireman Nicholas Shaw, from Coshocton, Ohio, prevented a major accident when they stopped the leak in Boxer’s aft main machinery room. “I wasn’t expecting something like this just for doing my job. I was only looking out for my safety and the safety...
  • Author of Books About Chicago Fires Charged With Arson

    06/13/2005 8:21:15 PM PDT · by TheOtherOne · 4 replies · 326+ views
    AP ^ | AP-ES-06-13-05 2305EDT
    Author of Books About Chicago Fires Charged With Arson The Associated Press Published: Jun 13, 2005 CHICAGO (AP) - A former firefighter and author of "Great Chicago Fires: Historic Blazes That Shaped a City" has been charged with setting a storage shed outside a church on fire, police said Monday. David Cowan, 41, faces one count of arson for allegedly starting the fire on St. Benedict Church property on the city's North Side, police spokeswoman JoAnn Taylor said. Cowan, a former suburban firefighter, was arrested Thursday hours after witnesses saw him fleeing the scene of the fire. No one was...
  • Beard ban back as safety concern

    06/06/2005 11:35:10 AM PDT · by JZelle · 30 replies · 831+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 6-6-05 | Matthew Cella
    The D.C. Fire and EMS Department is making another attempt to enforce a grooming policy on facial hair that a federal judge in 2001 ruled was a violation of firefighters' First Amendment rights. The enforcement will begin with a test scheduled for tomorrow, during which fire officials will test firefighters to make sure the face masks on their breathing gear have a proper fit. According to a special order issued May 25 by Chief Adrian H. Thompson, all firefighters must be beardless at the time of the test because facial hair can interfere with the mask's ability to seal to...
  • Progress fuels hope for recovery of brain-damaged firefighter

    05/02/2005 7:04:39 PM PDT · by BigFinn · 42 replies · 2,674+ views
    AP ^ | May 2, 2005 | By CAROLYN THOMPSON
    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- A firefighter brain-damaged in a 1995 roof collapse had an "amazing" weekend, recognizing and speaking with his four sons and other family and friends for the first time in years, a family spokesman said Monday. "I want to talk to my wife," Donald Herbert said out of the blue Saturday at the skilled nursing facility where he has lived for more than seven years. Staff members put Linda Herbert on the telephone. It was the first of many conversations he had during a 14-hour stretch, Herbert's uncle, Simon Manka said. "How long have I been away?"...
  • Chicago firefighter charged with arson

    02/10/2005 5:29:43 AM PST · by Mike Bates · 5 replies · 292+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/10/2005 | Nancy Ryan
    A Chicago Fire Department lieutenant has been charged with arson after allegedly setting four fires earlier this week, including one that damaged a computer room at a Catholic school, police officials said. Jeffrey Boyle, 46, was charged today with four counts of arson in connection with fires set within a one-mile radius on the city's Far Northwest Side Sunday and Monday, said police spokeswoman Amina Greer.
  • Diverted plane: 9/11 fireman praises passengers

    09/27/2004 10:46:51 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 411+ views
    icNewcastle ^ | September 27 2004
    A New York fireman involved in the rescue effort following the September 11 attacks on the Twin Towers was among passengers on a plane diverted to London after a bomb alert. Robert Santandrea, 33, from Queens, told how the alert on the plane flying from Athens to New York on Sunday brought back memories of 9/11. "I was praying. I was a little nervous but everyone was very calm," said Mr Santandrea as he arrived at a hotel at Stansted airport with other passengers. Mr Santandrea was a member of Engine 45 in the Bronx on September 11 and is...
  • Army Refuses to Distribute Fallen Friends Medals

    06/26/2004 4:22:37 AM PDT · by BluegrassScholar · 66 replies · 653+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 26, 2004 | Elizabeth A. Davis
    KNOXVILLE - Since 1995, Bob Parker has sent nearly 2,000 honorary medallions to survivors of soldiers, police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty. Parker and his nonprofit organization Fallen Friend has 17 more medallions to give, including one for Pat Tillman, the football player who quit the NFL to become an Army Ranger and was killed in April in Afghanistan. But Tillman's family and others won't receive their medallions. The Army has stopped helping Parker and Fallen Friend distribute the medals because there is a reference to a Bible verse on the back, according to two letters...
  • FOR ST. PATRICK'S DAY -- Download "The Ballad of Mike Moran," aka "The Fireman Song"

    03/12/2004 12:02:43 PM PST · by doug from upland · 12 replies · 272+ views
    St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner. Here is an opportunity to get into the spirit by singing the song that was written for fireman Mike Moran to honor his FReeper brother, Battalion Commander John Moran (he was BCM on FR) and other men and women who lost their lives in the cowardly terrorist attack. Mike posts as royalIA. For those knew to FR, this song was written after Mike Moran stood on the stage at the Concert for New York and told Osama bin Laden to "kiss my royal Irish ass." DOWNLOAD HERE. If you would like to...
  • Firefighters set drug house on fire

    06/12/2003 5:55:53 AM PDT · by Stew Padasso · 8 replies · 242+ views
    Firefighters set drug house on fire 06/11/2003 By MARK BOONE / 6NEWS A known drug house in north Charlotte goes up in flames and it's no accident. Firefighters set the fire at a house near Statesville Avenue and I-85 Wednesday morning. Police say the house has been a haven for drug dealers and prostitutes. The problem is so bad, the owner of the rental house agreed to let the city burn the building down. Neighbors say the house has been a nuisance for several years, attracting all kinds of criminal activity. The demolition is also a training exercise for Charlotte's...
  • MIKE MORAN AND DFU AT THE OLD TOWN TAVERN -- THURS 7 PM

    05/21/2003 5:56:05 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 63 replies · 425+ views
    phone conversation with Mike Moran | 5-21-03 | dfu
    I managed to get done what I needed to get done today and this evening. Mike Moran and I will be chugging a beer at the Old Town Tavern -- on 18th between 5th and Broadway. If any of you can make it at 7 PM, we would love to see you there.
  • Britons killed in house fires

    11/24/2002 10:26:03 AM PST · by babaloo999 · 14 replies · 301+ views
    Associatied Press
    Five people died and the home of a striking firefighter was hit by a suspected arson attack as firefighters continued thier national walkout Saturday. Soldiers manned antiquated firetrucks and firefighters stood on picket lines as politicians and union leaders traded blame for the strike that has hobbled Britiain's fire service. Troops and their outdated "Green Goddess" engines were called to several serious blazes, filling in for 50,000 firefighters who walked off the job Friday morning. A 27 year old man died in a house fire in Eccles, south of London, in the first fatal fire during the strike. A military...
  • Thank You, Sean Hannity for playing "The Ballad of Mike Moran" today!

    09/10/2002 3:02:40 PM PDT · by Vetnet · 7 replies · 245+ views
    The Fireman Song ^ | 9-10-02 | Vetnet
    Today Sean Hannity played "The Ballad of Mike Moran" a.k.a. "The Fireman Song" For those who don't remember it, the song's authors, 'Doug from Upland' and 'Vetnet' met right here on Free Republic and publicly penned the song and got it produced with the encouragement of many of their fellow Freepers. The website for the song is at www.firemansong.com To hear an MP3 of the song, please email me and I'll send you download instructions. (for Freepers only) Sean also played Toby Keith's terrific song, "Courtesy of the Red White and Blue"
  • He let his beers do the talking (firefighter hero, brewer)

    08/02/2002 6:17:30 PM PDT · by Rodney King · 12 replies · 342+ views
    Real Beer ^ | today | Real Beer
    HE LET HIS BEERS DO THE TALKING The best brewers in America are more accomplished than they are famous. Gordon Knight was one of those. Knight, 52, died on Tuesday after his helicopter crashed while he was fighting a fire near Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. He was trying to drop water on hot spots in a 4,400-acre blaze. Knight, flying a 32-year-old French helicopter, radioed in about 6:30 p.m. and calmly reported, "I'm going down," a Forest Service spokeswoman, Ellen Hodges, said. Unless you drank beer along Colorado's Front Range in the 1990s you probably never tasted one...
  • Glo. City blaze kills six (3 NJ firefighters and 3 kids)

    07/05/2002 12:45:37 AM PDT · by LenS · 1 replies · 196+ views
    CourierPost ^ | Friday, July 5, 2002 | Frank Kummer and Tom Lounsberry
    <p>A day of celebration became a time for citywide mourning Thursday when a hellish pre-dawn blaze caused a duplex to collapse, killing three firefighters and three young sisters trapped in the pile of burning rubble.</p> <p>Scores of emergency workers stared in disbelief at the charred, jumbled remains of the 2 1/2-story, wood-frame duplex on Broadway. It was the deadliest blaze for firefighters in New Jersey in more than a decade.</p>
  • The Islamic (Many) Commandments

    06/14/2002 6:37:31 PM PDT · by vannrox · 12 replies · 2,442+ views
    Al Islam ^ | FR Post 6-14-02 | Various
    Background: This information is provided as a service toward understanding and information. Americans generally (those of derived Christian background) are used to the rules of action and behavoir set down in the Old Testiment. This group of rules is commonly referred to as the "Ten Commandments". Compared to the Religion of Islam, Christians "have it easy" with only ten clear and simple rules to follow. This is not so in Islam where their list of "Commandments" reads like it was written by an aggressive Divorce Attorney. It is, in my humble attempt at understanding, quite severe and hard on...
  • Turk 182

    06/09/2002 3:28:55 AM PDT · by Nitro · 2 replies · 231+ views
    HBO ^ | NYFD
    Turk 182 is on..today!!
  • Giuliani: Ground Zero Firemen Risked Death to Raise Flag

    03/11/2002 6:56:04 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 424+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/11/02 | Limbacher
    Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said Sunday that the three firefighters who raised the American flag at Ground Zero just hours after the 9/11 attacks risked their lives to do so. quot;There was a fire of 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit going on, there were buildings still falling down,quot; Giuliani told NBC's quot;Meet the Press.quot; quot;There were at risk of their own lives, and yet, you know, they put up the American flag.quot; Giuliani said the episode, captured by Bergen Record photographer Thomas Franklin, of was a watershed moment for him. quot;And I#146;ve always thought of that, at least for...