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Man loses hand to flesh-eating bacteria, feels lucky to be alive

A firefighter in Newport, Rhode Island, who lost his hand to a flesh-eating bacteria, nevertheless feels lucky to be alive.
In the Media by Mike White

Volunteer firefighter cuts heroic figure in Chile fire

Playa Ancha - Big-hearted Chilean Victor Hernandez, a volunteer fireman battling blazes that have charred much of Valparaiso, lost his own home when out trying to protect those of others."I would do it over again -- a million times.
In the Media by Miguel Sanchez (AFP)

Firefighter creating app for Google Glass that could save lives

Patrick Jackson, a firefighter who is also a self-taught programmer in Rocky Mount, N.C., is creating an app for Google Glass that may change the way firefighters do their jobs.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Chile: Firefighter rescues, saves dog’s life by CPR after a fire

Santiago - A firefighter of the Santiago de Chile Fire Department is being hailed as a hero after he rescued from a burning house a dog that was showing faint vital signs and applied resuscitation procedures using rescue breathing and chest compressions (CPR).
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 2 comments

Fires rage across Scottish highlands

Fort William - Firefighters have spent the Easter weekend battling a number of fires in the Scottish highlands. It is believed some of the fires may have been started deliberately.
In the Media by Amanda Payne - 3 comments

Video: FDNY firefighter meets the man who saved his life on 9/11

New York - Luke Rudkowski recently set up a meeting that he will remember for the rest of his life. The meeting was between a 9/11 hero and one of the many lives that he saved that day.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 10 comments

Op-Ed: When first-responders ran into the flames on 9/11

They ran into the flames. Countless first responders lost their lives on September 11, 2001 doing what they did every day. They ran towards danger while others ran the other way.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 4 comments

Is Mike Apatow a radioactive man?

Are we safer or simply under more scrutiny by our government when we can be pulled over for being radioactive? One man may have the answer.
In the Media by Gar Swaffar - 14 comments

Op-Ed: Might the problem be a racist dirtbag in a position of authority?

Miami - This is a story that raises two issues. 1. Why is there no way to screen people in positions of public safety, like fire fighters and cops, for racism? 2. If you are a racist firefighter or cop, why do you post your hatred on Facebook?
In the Media by Bill Schmalfeldt - 5 comments

Firefighter allegedly robs bank, leaves teller $20 tip

Dallas - In an unusual turn of events, a man allegedly robbed a Texas bank, then turned around and tipped the bank teller he'd just stolen from, according to media reports.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 6 comments

Stephen Siller died ten years ago, his legacy lives on

New York - Stephen Siller was supposed to be golfing with his brothers the day that his life ended. He had just finished his overnight shift and was on route home when he heard on his scanner about the World Trade Center. He turned around and headed for danger.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Wildfires in Arizona burn out of control

Causing evacuation and threatening transmission lines, wildfires in Arizona continue to burn out of control almost two weeks after igniting. As of Wednesday more than 600 square miles have been consumed, according to reports from the area.
In the Media by Alexa Tomaszewski

Fire in downtown Toronto blocking local traffic Special

Toronto - Ryerson University will not be open today after a six-alarm fire in downtown Toronto broke out in the early morning hours Monday.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins - 6 comments

Toronto firefighter injured at house fire

Toronto - An explosion at the intersection of Garden Avenue and Indian Road woke residents early this morning. The resulting three alarm fire destroyed a home that was being renovated.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

New Haven Firefighters Get Promotions

Fourteen firefighters who won a discrimination received their promotion badges today. The ceremony was more than just the promotion it was symbolic of their fight to get the promotions and their victory.
In the Media by Michael Bearak

Veteran Firefighter Shoots Biker in the Helmet After Argument

A veteran firefighter in Asheville, North Carolina is suspected of shooting a man on Monday who was biking with his young son on a busy road.
In the Media by Mat Elmore - 2 comments

Firefighter's Computer Found With 300 Child Porn Photos

A Lake County firefighter has been arrested for child pornography, after it was found that he had over 300 images of child porn on his computer. The bail was set at $1.5 million and he has been "charged with hundreds of counts" for child pornography.
In the Media by Debra Myers - 4 comments

Fake Firefighter Showed Up at Disasters

James Campbell seemed to relish being a firefighter, showing up in uniform at the World Trade Center, train wrecks, the aftermaths of hurricanes including Katrina and wildfires.
In the Media by RobotGod - 1 comment

Firefighter Wins $1 Mil on American Inventor

Television viewers voted via text message to give firefighter and father of six (6) children, Greg Chavez the $1 Million grand prize on ABC's television show "American Inventor."
In the Media by malan - 2 comments

Firefighter Charged with Indecency

An Ohio volunteer firefighter is being charged with 'taking a racy afternoon romp through the park'
In the Media by wiccania - 4 comments

It's Your 911 Call Centre Answerphone Here, As We're All Out Getting Doughnuts

A firefighter got the shock of his life when after clicking on a website link, he got told by a voice over saying that 911 was closed as everyone was at the doughnut shop
In the Media by Michelle Duffy - 1 comment

A Firefighter investigated for rescue

A firefighter is at the center of an investigation after wading into a river to rescue a woman.
In the Media by Leah - 2 comments

Firefighter Docked Week's Pay For Donating Bone Marrow to Dying Girl

Saving lives is a major part of a firefighter's job. But one U.K. firefighter was punished for helping save the life of a child.
In the Media by geozone - 6 comments

Arrested while in jail

A small town firefighter has been arrested for violating a restraining order against his estranged wife.
In the Media by 4most_authority - 4 comments

13 Days 13 FireFighters Killed

Thirteen firefighters have been killed in the line of duty over the past thirteen days. Eleven from the United States and two from Canada have died while protecting their citizens.
In the Media by FireFightingNews.com - 5 comments

Massive Squirrels' Nest Blamed In Fire

Squirrels are to blame for a two-alarm fire that injured two jakes and left five people homeless in Charlestown, fire officials said.
In the Media by FireFightingNews.com - 3 comments

Cow Cut Free After Getting Its Horns Trapped In A Feeder

Firefighters arrived at the farm and found the cow had wedged its horns between the bars of the feeder.
In the Media by FireFightingNews.com - 3 comments

Fire Destroys 8 Boats On Lake Norman

A boat caught fire at a Lake Norman marina Tuesday and the blaze spread to seven other boats, highlighting the need for a large fire and rescue boat that can attack from the water, officials said.
In the Media by FireFightingNews.com

Firefighter Dies After Setting Himself On Fire

An off-duty firefighter has died after dousing himself in petrol and setting his clothes alight in front of horrified colleagues.
In the Media by FireFightingNews.com - 1 comment

Los Angeles fire chief retires amid racial, hazing flaps

The city's fire chief announced his retirement Friday amid a furor over a black firefighter's claim that he suffered racial discrimination when his spaghetti was spiked with dog food.
In the Media by Iamseven - 3 comments
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