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  • FFs Demoted In Neb. Cheating Case

    PAPILLION, Neb. -- Papillion officials have named two firefighters who they said provided recruits with test questions and answers, a move that caused the department to invalidate the tests and start over from scratch...

    News • November 10th, 2009

  • Omaha Mayor Slams FFs for Costs

    OMAHA, Neb. --   Mayor Jim Suttle said that half of the city's 2009 $9.5 million budget shortfall is linked to the city's fire department. Suttle said that a large number of firefighters turning in claims for sick and leave time played a major...

    News • November 8th, 2009

  • Neb. Capt. Allegedly Threatens Chief

    OMAHA, Neb. -- An Omaha fire captain has been banned from all city of Omaha buildings because of allegations that he threatened his boss, the Omaha fire chief. KETV NewsWatch 7 has obtained the letter, which was issued...

    News • November 4th, 2009

  • Report: Ohio Layoffs Put Lives at Risk

    Fire houses are being shut down, jobs are going up in smoke, and lives are being put at risk. Every minute, a fire doubles in size, so seconds count. Melissa Watson only needed a few more. Fire houses are being shut down, jobs are going up in smoke...

    News • October 31st, 2009

  • California Arts Building Gutted By Fire

    MODESTO, Calif. -- An early-morning fire gutted an office building that houses the Stanislaus Arts Council, causing $1 million in damage. The two-alarm blaze erupted just before 4 a.m. Thursday and it was an hour before firefighters could extinguish...

    News • October 29th, 2009

  • Pa. Woman Credits Cat for Fire Save

    HOMESTEAD, Pa. -- It's been said that cats have nine lives, but one woman is crediting her 7-month-old kitty for saving one. Chrissy Mitzak had just gotten out of bed inside her Homestead apartment building when she noticed her cat, Sassy, was acting...

    News • October 29th, 2009

  • Boston Firefighter Caught Bodybuilding on Disability

    BOSTON --   A Boston firefighter who was caught bodybuilding while out on disability is one of two Boston firefighters charged with fraud by federal prosecutors. Albert Arroyo, 46, was charged in federal court with fraud involving his applications for...

    News • October 23rd, 2009

  • Cheating Caught on Nebraska FD Test

    PAPILLION, Neb. -- The city of Papillion must start all over with selecting its new crop of firefighters after an investigation revealed that recruits were given test answers ahead of time. Two current firefighters are...

    News • October 21st, 2009

  • Pa. Firefighter Suspended Over Flag Sticker Reinstated

    CHESTER, Pa. -- A Chester City firefighter suspended last week after he refused to remove an American flag sticker from his locker has been reinstated, according to IAFF Local 1400. The union statement also said they have reached an agreement with city to...

    News • October 21st, 2009

  • Fla. Teen Set on Fire, 3 in Custody

    DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla.

    News • October 13th, 2009

  • Tenn. FF Resigns in Sex Scandal

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.

    News • October 11th, 2009

  • 'Mud Bogging' Teen Rescued From Pa. Mud Pit

    LUZERNE TOWNSHIP, Pa. --  It's called "mud bogging," where the goal is to drive a vehicle through a pit of mud. But as one teenager found out in Fayette County, it can be dangerous. Crews had to rescue a 15-year-old who was "mud bogging" in...

    News • October 10th, 2009

  • Man Arrested in Plot to Blow Up Colo. Officer's Home

    PUEBLO, Colo.

    News • October 7th, 2009

  • Plug-In Air Freshener Causes N.C. Fire

    BESSEMER CITY, N.C. --  A plug-in air freshener is to blame for a Bessemer City fire that killed a dozen pets, investigators said. The blaze on Chestnut Wood Road early Wednesday took the lives of four dogs, four cats, a snake and an iguana.

    News • October 7th, 2009

  • Laid-Off Boston FFs Get Jobs Back

    BOSTON --   More than 100 Bay State firefighters who were laid off during budget cuts will get their jobs back, Gov.

    News • October 7th, 2009