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Stamford Settles Dispute with Volunteers

A longstanding battle between the city of Stamford, Connecticut and one if its remaining volunteer fire companies has been settled. Mayor David Martin signed a new agreement with the Turn of River Fire Department yesterday, ending not only a lawsuit ...

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Miami Dade Firefighter Faces Child Porn Charges

A Miami Dade firefighter who has been under investigation since last December has been charged with sharing child pornography via Twitter. Gabriel Diaz, 38, a seventeen year veteran assigned to Public Education Unit, was arrested Thursday and remains in custody ...

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Scaling Ladder Rescue In Paris

Just came across this video of a truly heroic ladder rescue at a fire in Paris in 2012 and given my relationship with the Sapeurs Pompiers de Paris – I think it is worthy of mention… even if its not ...

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Maryland Fire Company Loses Bid to be Reinstated

A volunteer fire company in Maryland lost its lawsuit to overturn a county’s decision to withdraw recognition and funding. The Fairplay Volunteer Fire Co., now known as the Community Volunteer Fire Co. Inc. of District No. 12, filed suit last ...

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Illinois Firefighter Charged with Arson

A volunteer firefighter suspected in a series of fires has been arrested in Illinois. Blake T. Walsh, 24, the Williamsfield Fire Department was arrested yesterday in connection with a “series of arsons involving hay bales and grass fields which primarily ...

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NJ Fire Captain Charged with DWI of Ladder

A New Jersey firefighter has been charged with drunk driving a ladder truck at 2 1/2 times the legal limit following an apparatus accident that sent one firefighter to the hospital. Captain Russell Fenn IV of the Elmwood Park Fire ...

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Drone Interferes with Helicopter at Ohio Accident Scene

An Ohio man was arrested at the scene of a motor vehicle accident Saturday because a drone he was operating allegedly interfered with a Careflight helicopter. Kele Stanley, 31, of Springfield, was charged with felony obstructing official business, misdemeanor disorderly ...

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Alaska Supreme Court Reverses North Pole Fire Case

The Supreme Court of Alaska handed down a decision last week overruling a lower court that granted summary judgment the North Pole Fire Department, the North Star Volunteer Fire Department, and several of their officers. The rather strange case arose ...

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