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  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...