Tag Archives: arson in the volunteer fire service

Indiana Firefighter Sentenced to Five Years For Arson

A volunteer firefighter from Indiana has been sentenced to 5 years in prison for setting three fires in a vacant house last year. William Andrew Desch pled guilty to three counts of arson and burglary. Desch was a member of the Hanover Township Volunteer Fire Company.

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Arson Charges Dismissed Against Two NY Firefighters

Arson charges against two volunteer firefighters from the Central Islip Fire Department have been dismissed following a lengthy trial that raised a number of troubling question about how the case was investigated. Judge John Collins dismissed the charges against Stephen Hernandez and Weldon Drayton.

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PA Volunteer Firefighter Facing Arson Charges

A Pennsylvania firefighter is behind bars facing charges that he set three separate fires including one on January 2, 2016 that destroyed a barn and an 1800 square foot shed. Cody Weidner, a probationary firefighter with the Fleetwood Volunteer Fire Company, is accused of setting three fires and is suspected in a string of suspicious fires.

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