Recall: What Made News This Past Week

Stories making news this past week were varied.

NTSB investigators revealed that the teenage girl who survived a plane crash was run over not once, but twice by rescue vehicles.

Early on, officials determined the Chinese teen was hit by a vehicle spraying foam. This week the country learned a tanker headed to get more water also ran over her.

No criminal charges were preferred against the firefighters involved.

In an unrelated issue, legislation was introduced to exempt volunteer fire and rescue companies from being required to provide insurance to its members.

As it’s currently worded, volunteers are considered ‘employees’ under the Affordable Care Act.

Personnel are being encouraged to call their elected officials to ask support.

As the week draws to a close, investigators with the state fire marshal’s office in Ohio are probing the cause of a house fire that claimed four people, including two children.

There were no smoke detectors in the Kettering home.

Firefighters said there was nothing they could do when they got to the raging house fire.

The behavior of emergency personnel also made the news this past week.

A FDNY firefighter was banned from the graduation ceremony at the fire academy after making racist rants on social media. 

He is being permitted to take a spot at a station, nonetheless, but will be on extended probation. Read how the department handled it. 

In Chicago, a paramedic driving a private ambulance with its lights and siren activated was arrested following a crash. He was alone in the vehicle when the incident occurred.

He was arrested for DUI, and a blood alcohol test showed he was three times over the limit. His story about where he was going changed a few times.

In an unrelated incident, the FDNY says it’s looking into its policies after a bill for EMS service was sent to “Unknown Asian.”

The bill was sent to an Asian market, and people there took offense.

Also this week, Seattle failed again to get a $12.75M award for an injured firefighter set aside.

The firefighter fell through a hole in the floor where the fire pole was, and suffered extensive injuries when he landed on the concrete below.

The latest ruling from the state’s high court upholds the jury’s award -- again.