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Crimea firemen switch sides in Soviet-style ceremony

- Crimea's firefighters proudly switched allegiance on Tuesday, becoming the disputed peninsula's first department under Russia's full control after a hastily arranged ceremony reminiscent of the Soviet era."Lutsevich!
In the Media by Maria ANTONOVA (AFP)

Switzerland hosts first national fire hydrant toss event

The Scots toss the caber, and apparently Alpine farmers have a traditional stone toss event, and now some firemen in the canton of Aargau have come up with their own version. The first-ever national "toss the fire hydrant event."
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Firefighters gaining, but Rim Fire increases to 187,466 acres

Groveland - Firefighters continue to battle the flames in California's Sierra mountains, but the fire continues to grow. Still more than 5,500 structures threatened.
In the Media by Gar Swaffar - 7 comments

Hundreds evacuated in Mallorca due to out-of-control forest fires

Andraitx - 700 people have been evacuated from the town of Estellencs in the west of Mallorca as a fierce forest fire rages out of control. 300 firefighters from all over the island are fighting the blaze.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Las Vegas-area wildfire has consumed 25,500 acres since July 1 Special

Las Vegas - The wildfire raging west of the Las Vegas Valley was started by a lightning strike on July 1 and since then it has consumed more than 25,000 acres. The costs of fighting it are nearing $6 million and counting.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 3 comments

Op-Ed: 19 firefighters who died as heroes

Prescott - Nineteen firefighters lost their lives while fighting a wildfire in Arizona, the hightest amount of firefighters to lose their life in the line of duty since the 343 firefighters died on 9/11.
In the Media by Timothy Whitt - 1 comment

Firefighters lost in Arizona fire

Prescott - The Yarnell Hill fire in Arizona has claimed the lives of firefighters. The official pronouncement came just before 8:00 p.m. PST tonight.
In the Media by Gar Swaffar - 2 comments

Baby dumped in toilet rescued from sewage pipe

A baby boy just a few days old, dumped in a toilet, was rescued by firefighters who took him to hospital still stuck inside the connecting sewage pipe.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 9 comments

Review: Powerful documentary BURN opening May 3 in Toronto Special

Detroit - In the 1950s Detroit was thriving. Times have changed. The population is down to 750,000 from 1.8 million with a third of the people unemployed. For the Detroit Fire Department it's a powder keg that ignites every night of the year.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins

5 Firefighters taken hostage in Georgia

At least five firefighters have been taken hostage in northwest Georgia, with the hostage taker barricading himself alongside the firefighters.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari
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It's The Little Things (that make you crazy)

On Saturday morning, I woke up to the loud sound of a "beep". There has been a lot of construction around here lately,...
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