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    Three firefighters arrested in traffic incidents.

    (New York-AP) -- Two firefighters were arrested on charges of
    drunken driving over the weekend and another was arrested for
    allegedly causing an accident on a Brooklyn highway.
    Police say all three firefighters were off-duty at the time of
    their arrests and no one was hurt. But the arrests come as recent
    investigations into on-duty drinking, firehouse brawling and drug
    abuse have tarnished the fire department's public image.
    In the weekend's first incident, 32-year-old Firefighter Daniel
    McGowan was riding in the passenger seat of a car that his
    girlfriend was driving early Saturday on the Belt Parkway in
    Brooklyn. Police say the two began to fight, and McGowan tried to
    take control of the steering wheel, sending the car into another
    lane and causing it to hit another car.
    McGowan was arrested on charges of reckless endangerment.
    Also Saturday, police say 37-year-old Firefighter Joseph Canale
    was arrested on a drunken driving charge after he ran a stop sign
    in Queens.
    In the second drunken driving arrest, 32-year-old Firefighter
    Gregory Penny was pulled over after he allegedly ran into a car in
    the Bronx late Sunday.

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    March 17, 2004 -- An explosion injured a firefighter battling a blaze in a Con Edison manhole last night, in the latest of a series of frightening incidents to beset the utility in the East Village.
    The fire broke out in the manhole at Avenue B and East 12th Street at about 8:30 p.m.

    A few minutes later, an electrical panel exploded in the basement of 183 Ave. B, injuring the firefighter.

    "We heard a loud pop," said East Village resident Ken Petricig, 40, who was eating at a nearby restaurant.

    "We all said, 'What was that?' - like it was a bomb."

    The firefighter was taken to Bellevue Hospital. Officials said his injuries did not appear to be serious.

    An FDNY source said the explosion occurred when the manhole fire spread to the basement.



    But Con Ed spokeswoman D. Joy Faber insisted it wasn't clear if the two incidents were connected.

    The cause is under investigation and fire officials are checking to see if it was weather-related.

    The fire and explosion occurred about three blocks from where Jodi Lane, 30, was killed by stray voltage while walking her dogs in January.

    Earlier this month, two more dogs were shocked while walking on First Avenue near East Ninth Street.

    Faber said what happened last night "is an isolated incident. There is no direct correlation at all with the other incidents."
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    You'd think FF's know better than to drink and drive.
    "This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?

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