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  • Hot Shots 5/14

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    Posted: May 1st, 2014

    WOONSOCKET, RI, MARCH 15, 2014 – Two firefighters fell through the floor and were able to stop their fall with their arms. They gave Maydays and extricated themselves before the arrival of the rapid intervention team. The roof collapsed during the three-alarm fire. Photo by Ken LaBelle   LANSDOWNE BOROUGH, PA, DEC. 31, 2013...


  • Higher Education: Making Education Part of Your Backup Plan

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    Posted: February 1st, 2014

    Michael Charter didn’t originally decide to get an education because he loved school. As a new firefighter, fresh out of the military, he was initially motivated to pursue a degree because he wanted to make sure he had a solid back-up plan. “If something happened to me, if I fell off a roof or something and I wasn’t able to fight fires...


  • LODDs 8/13

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    Posted: August 1st, 2013

    Twenty-five U.S. firefighters recently died in the line of duty. Twenty-two career firefighters and three volunteer firefighters died in seven separate incidents. Twenty-one deaths were the result of direct fireground operations, two deaths were the result of accidents and two deaths were health related. One incident claimed the lives of 19 wildland firefighters; see page 58 for details. FIREFIGHTER LUKE SHEEHY , 28, of the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region in Vallejo, CA, died...


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