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  • Parents of Ind. FF Blame Death on EMS Cuts

    MONROVIA, Ind. -- The parents of a 20-year-old Monrovia firefighter who collapsed and died in his home early Wednesday said their son could have been saved if not for cuts to township ambulance services. Ricky Tankersley's...

    News • October 20th, 2010

  • CO Leak Sickens Neb. Dispatchers

    OMAHA, Neb. -- A carbon monoxide leak left Sarpy County 911 without a dispatch center for two hours on Thursday night. A couple dispatchers and a visitor at the center got sick from the fumes, authorities said. Emergency calls had to be...

    News • August 28th, 2010

  • Ky. Firefighters Troubled by Lack of AC

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Some Louisville firefighters are hot under the collar after the air conditioning at a 15-month-old fire house has been out throughout the hottest days of June. When the Portland firehouse opened, officials touted its...

    News • July 1st, 2010

  • Mold Forces Calif. Crews From Station

    ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- A company of North County firefighters have been chased out of their station due to a "silent menace." Escondido fire engineer Chris Arnold knew something was wrong. When he'd go to work, he would come down with a cold that...

    News • June 25th, 2010

  • Wash. Medic Allegedly Swipes Meds

    CAMAS, Wash. -- A paramedic is accused of stealing a painkiller used for heart attack victims from a Camas Fire Department ambulance and replacing it with saline solution. Bradley Allen was taken into custody last week...

    News • May 12th, 2010

  • Colo. Man Becomes FF Despite Hep C

    DENVER -- A 21-year-old former Marine who was infected with Hepatitis C at Rose Medical Center said the virus nearly derailed his dream of becoming a firefighter. Last year, Josh Kraft and dozens of other Rose Medical...

    News • May 6th, 2010

  • Vegas FFs Stress Safety on April 'Pools' Day

    LAS VEGAS --  Families in North Las Vegas weren’t laughing Thursday when they saw firefighters going door to door stressing the importance of pool safety. Although temperatures dropped a bit this week, many hotels already have their pools open...

    News • April 2nd, 2010

  • Ohio FFs Treated for Chem. Exposure

    CINCINNATI -- Fire crews are trying to clean up a chemical spill at a local plant. Battalion commanders said sulfur dioxide leaked out at the Cylinder Processors Inc. plant at 1409 Grandin Road in Hamilton Township...

    News • March 18th, 2010

  • Fla. FF Seriously Cuts Arm at Fire

    CASSELBERRY, Fla. -- Two people were injured, including a firefighter, when a Casselberry home caught fire Thursday night. The fire broke out at the mobile home on Osceola Trail off North Winter Park Drive, around 10...

    News • March 5th, 2010

  • Nashville FFs' Cancer Linked to Diesel

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Medical statistics obtained by the Channel Four I-Team show nearly 69 current Nashville firefighters are battling cancer, and a leading researcher wonders if the firefighters exposure to diesel fumes may be to...

    News • February 16th, 2010

  • Kansas Chief Killed in Backing Accident

      LINN VALLEY, Kan. -- The fire chief of Linn Valley was killed in an accident at the Linn Valley Lakes Fire Department on Wednesday afternoon. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the fire truck driver was attempting to back up the truck but...

    News • February 10th, 2010

  • Cold Weather Brings Rash Of Vacant House Fires in Indianapolis

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis fire investigators blame the cold weather for a rash of blazes set at abandoned homes. Firefighters have responded to 20 such fires in the last month, the latest Friday night on the city's east side. Capt. Rita Reith said...

    News • November 7th, 2009

  • Miss. Captain Dies After Exercising at Station

    A captain with the Clinton Fire Department died yesterday (Oct. 21), hours after working out while on duty, according to The Clarion-Ledger. Capt. John Thurman was found unconscious at approximately 5 p.m. by someone walking through a park that sits next...

    News • October 22nd, 2009

  • Ga. Firefighter Collapses, Dies at Medical Call

    A Georgia firefighter collapsed Saturday while assisting on a medical call. Gary D. Street, 60, was stricken after moving a fire department vehicle at the scene of an injured person, according to Chief J.J. McClure of the East Lake Sinclair Vol. Fire...

    News • October 20th, 2009

  • Orlando Dream Fire Station Hits $21M

    ORLANDO, Fla. --   Orlando's new fire station 1 is costing the city a lot of money. The new fire station 1 in downtown Orlando isn't complete yet, but cost estimates are hitting $21 million. The city has built other stations for about $4 million...

    News • October 7th, 2009