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  • Firefighters pick up, move parked car blocking their path

    07/27/2017 9:07:07 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 22 replies
    The Extract ^ | 7.27.17
    A number of news outlets have shared a recently uploaded YouTube video that reportedly a group of Brooklyn firefighters manually lifting a moving a small vehicle en route to an emergency.
  • Breaking: Dallas Firefighter Shot, Officers Pinned Down by Gunfire

    05/01/2017 10:29:04 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 41 replies
    Live video from Texas Sky Ranger will appear in the player above. From time to time the signal may go black -- this is normal and the video should return soon. A Dallas firefighter has been shot and police officers are pinned down by gunfire from an active shooter, police and firefighters say. The shooting took place near the 3200 block of Reynolds Avenue in East Dallas, not far from Dolphin Road and Interstate 30, east of downtown
  • 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.
  • 4 Year Old Uses Mom's Thumb To Unlock Her Phone And Call For Help

    03/22/2017 10:55:01 AM PDT · by bogusname · 14 replies
    A 4 year old boy, Roman, in Croydon, south London used his mom's thumb to call for help. He can be heard saying: 'Hello I'm Roman.' The call handler asks for his address - which he provides - and then asks him to go to his mother. He says: 'She's not waking up.' The woman on the phone then says to shake 'mummy' to wake her up, but Roman replies 'it's not working.' Paramedics were able to give life-saving first aid to the woman and she was taken to hospital after regaining consciousness at the home. She has since been...
  • MAGA March March 25th 2017(Nationwide!)USA! USA!

    03/06/2017 7:28:39 PM PST · by chicagolady · 7 replies
    MAGAMarch.org ^ | 03/06/2017 | Chicagolady
    We love our country and owe the men and women who put their own lives on the line to ensure our freedom. We owe those who put their life on the line to ensure we are safe and protected every day! Dedicated to VETERANS and FIRST RESPONDERS!!!! ​"We have wanted change for many years. Every morning we wake up and go to work, take the kids to school, struggle with finances and rising healthcare costs. Five of us women along with millions more fellow patriots around this country were crying tears of joy on 1/20/17. We have hope for the...
  • 'We're Gonna Have a Great 8 Years Together': Trump Invites Overlooked Heroes Into His New Home

    01/23/2017 4:39:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | January 23, 2017 | Bradley Cortright
    On his second full day in office, President Trump hosted an event at the White House to thank law enforcement officials and first responders and emphasized his support for them.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) During the event, Trump thanked the law enforcement for the “safety success” at his Inauguration and said, “We're going to have a great eight years together.” Trump's presidential campaigned focused largely on security and law enforcement, and he branded himself the “law and order candidate,” bringing attention to the individuals who put their lives on the line, often without thanks, to protect lives. During a rally in July, Trump spoke...
  • Donald Trump: ‘I don’t want the celebrities — I want the people’

    01/18/2017 5:54:37 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Jan 18, 2017 | David Sherfinski
    Donald Trump: ‘I don’t want the celebrities — I want the people’ By David Sherfinski - The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 President-elect Donald Trump says he wants “the people” — not the celebrities — at this week’s inaugural events and that there will be crowds “rarely seen before.” “Many of the celebrities that are saying they’re not going — they were never invited,” Mr. Trump said in an interview that aired Wednesday on “Fox & Friends.” “I don’t want the celebrities — I want the people.” “And we have the biggest celebrities in the world there —...
  • How Firefighters Help Explain the Outcome of 2016 Election

    12/27/2016 3:03:23 PM PST · by Rudolphus · 22 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 23, 2016 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    If you want to understand how badly Democrats lost the white working class in the 2016 election, your local fire station is not a bad place to start. Nearly 85 percent of professional firefighters are white, and more than 95 percent are men, making them look a lot like the other blue-collar voters who surged to Donald Trump this year. But firefighters are also heavily unionized, tend to live in cities or suburbs (rural areas often have volunteer fire companies) and are government employees — all factors generally associated with the Democratic Party. And all of those characteristics, along with...
  • Incident Management Preparedness and Coordination Toolkit (IMPACT) - DHS and CDC software

    12/16/2016 11:44:24 AM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 1 replies
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security ^ | December 16, 2016 | U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    .... The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Explosives Division (EXD) has a solution. EXD has funded research at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to continue development of the Incident Management Preparedness and Coordination Toolkit (IMPACT), a geospatial tool designed to enhance situational awareness, communication, and collaboration during and for security events. This tool was originally funded by the DHS Office of Bombing Prevention to help bomb squads assess impacts from improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Since its original release, IMPACT has expanded its capabilities to provide tools to assist in active shooter planning, downwind hazards from the...
  • No record of ‘faithless elector' Chris Suprun as a 9/11 first responder

    12/16/2016 10:21:07 AM PST · by me1og · 57 replies
    WFAA News 8 , Dallas, TX ^ | 15 Dec 2015 | Jason Whitely, WFAA
    DALLAS - The Republican elector who has gotten national attention for refusing to vote for Donald Trump at the Electoral College on Dec. 19 was apparently not a first responder on September 11, 2001 as he has stated for years and has a questionable career history, according to an investigation by WFAA.
  • WHOA! Rogue Anti-Trump TX Elector Said He Was Hero Firefighter at 9-11 Attacks —

    12/16/2016 8:55:05 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 41 replies
    Gatrway Pundit ^ | 12/15/16 | Jim Hoft
    HE WASN’T, IT WAS A LIE! Chris Suprun is one of 38 Texas electors. He recently went public with his decision to go against the will of the people of Texas; he will not be honoring his pledge to vote for President Elect, Donald Trump. Chris Suprun has taken quite a beating on social media by Americans who are outraged at his decision to go rogue. There was even a petition started to have him removed and replaced. Eyebrows were raised and suspicions grew over what Mr. Suprun’s intentions really are after he penned an op-ed in the New...
  • May God’s Wings be over the heroes in our midst

    11/24/2016 7:23:23 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/24/16 | Judi McLeod
    Most families who lost loved ones with jobs charged to serve and protect, set a place for someone only there in spirit at Thanksgiving Dinner Most families who lost loved ones with jobs charged to serve and protect, set a place for someone only there in spirit at Thanksgiving Dinner. They are the ones who know deep down at heart that there would be no holiday celebrations had it not been for those who gave their lives in foreign lands so that families could gather to celebrate Thanksgiving. They are the ones who would never let Thanksgiving slip by without...
  • President-Elect Trump Saluted by Firefighters as He Leaves New York for Meeting with President Obama

    11/10/2016 9:39:52 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 42 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | November 10, 2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    President-Elect Donald Trump flew out of New York City’s LaGuardia Airport Thursday morning aboard his private jet Trump Force One. As the plane taxied for takeoff firefighters paid their respects to Trump with a traditional water cannon salute. Nearby, a group of firefighters and officials enthusiastically waved to Trump as the plane rolled by them.
  • Kurtis Blow: ‘I Died And These Officers Saved My Life’

    11/04/2016 1:30:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    cbs2la ^ | November 4, 2016 9:56 AM
    Blow, whose name is Kurtis Walker, had collapsed at a bus stop near the Westfield Topanga mall at about 9 p.m. last Saturday night, according to police. ... A mall security guard had seen a younger man yelling at an older man at a bus stop Saturday night, so the initial 911 call described the incident as a robbery. When LAPD officers arrived, they determined there was no robbery happening, but an argument between the 57-year-old man and his son, who is his twenties. As Officers Chris Vege and Calvin Hill, Jr., walked up to the group, the older man...
  • This Town’s EMT Services Are Run Entirely by High School Students

    10/26/2016 5:19:31 PM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 38 replies
    Babble ^ | Oct. 25, 2016 | Samantha Wood
    Darien, Connecticut is a quaint little town that you could easily drive past on I-95 without noticing. And while it seems like a quiet place where nothing notable happens … every siren that goes off in the middle of the night disturbing the peaceful, tree-lined streets tells a different story. Every first responder in the town’s three fire departments and emergency medical services is a volunteer. All medical emergencies, from a fiery motor vehicle rollover on I-95 to a woman going into labor at home, brings the Post 53 ambulances wailing down the streets. And the EMTs who will treat...
  • Firefighters Called ‘Terrorists’ For Putting American Flag On Truck

    06/03/2016 3:46:56 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 39 replies
    Daily caller ^ | June 2, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    A Rhode Island city official called the city’s firefighters “terrorists” and compared them to ISIS for putting an American flag on their firetruck. The firefighters say they have been told to remove the flag by city officials. A local NBC affiliate obtained audio of Central Coventry Fire District Chairman Fred Gralinski making the comparison at a board meeting. “They look like a bunch of yahoos,” Gralinski said. “Like in the paper, like ISIS in Syria going to take over a city. I don’t think they need that big flag on the back of the truck. That’s not America to me....
  • Retired FDNY Captain to Become Catholic Priest for New York Archdiocese: 'Now I Will Save Souls'

    05/27/2016 6:20:57 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/27/16 | Thomas Tracy
    He once fought fires in Hell’s Kitchen. Now he’ll be fighting the fires of hell. After two decades of beating down blazes and saving lives, retired FDNY Captain Tom Colucci has found a higher calling — he’s about to become a Catholic priest for the New York Archdiocese. Timothy Cardinal Dolan will welcome Colucci, 60, to the priesthood on Saturday during a special ceremony at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. “I spent 20 years saving people. Now I will save souls,” said Colucci, the first city firefighter to shed his bunker coat for a priest’s collar. “I thought about being a priest...
  • Paramedic stole James Gandolfini’s Rolex as he lay dying

    05/17/2016 9:58:59 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 69 replies
    A paramedic has been accused of swiping James Gandolfini‘s $3,000 Rolex as he laid dying from a massive heart attack. Claudio Bevilacqua, 43, allegedly stole the Submariner watch from “The Sopranos” star after he collapsed in the Boscolo Luxury Hotel Exedra in Rome during a family trip in June 2013, according to NBC News. He was rushing Gandolfini to the hospital that night when the timepiece disappeared, though it is unclear if it vanished from his hotel room or while the actor was wearing it
  • Firefighters face venomous snakes while battling blaze

    04/20/2016 10:35:07 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    wowk.com ^ | April 20, 2016 | wowk
    JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Firefighters came across a new danger while battling a South Carolina house fire — about a dozen venomous snakes. Local media outlets report the James Island homeowner, who workers in nuisance wildlife removal, told fire crews Tuesday to be aware of up to 80 reptiles in the home's garage. Officials say about a dozen of the reptiles were poisonous snakes. Firefighters had the blaze under control within an hour, but they couldn't enter the home while deadly snakes were potentially on the loose.
  • 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...