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GUILTY! ARSON/MURDER OF OHIO FIREFIGHTER

A homeowner and his nephew were found guilty today of aggravated arson and murder in the death of a 28-year-old City of Hamilton (near Cincinnati) Firefighter Patrick Wolterman. Lester Parker, 66, and William Tucker, 49, of Richmond, Kentucky, face 15 years to life in prison when they are sentenced. The jury reached the verdict shortly...
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3 EMS CREW MEMBERS KILLED IN MEDEVAC HELICOPTER CRASH-LODD

A Pafford Air One (Ruston, Louisiana) medical helicopter crashed early Sunday morning in DeWitt, Arkansas, killing all three EMS personnel in the Line of Duty The victims have been identified as 26-year-old John Auld III “Trey” of Shreveport, 46-year-old Michael Bollen of Hot Springs, and 61-year-old James Lawson Spruiell of Sulligent, Alabama. Auld is a...
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“DIE AT YOUR NEXT FIRE” THREATENS FORMER UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR TO FIREFIGHTERS

Former Northern Arizona University Professor Melissa Ann Santana, was arrested on Oct. 30 on charges of felony stalking and making false statements. She allegedly threatened, stalked and harassed three Firefighters of the Flagstaff and Globe “Hotshot” firefighting crews, one of their fiancees, and an NAU student. She reportedly made these connections via Tinder. The Firefighters...
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FIREFIGHTERS DOWN, EXPLOSIONS AT COSMETICS FACTORY FIRE IN UPSTATE NY

Two explosions and a fire at a cosmetics factory in this Orange County (NY) have injured at least 13 people, including five firefighters caught in the second blast. Fire companies from across the region have been battling the blaze at the Verla International plant, which is at 463 Temple Hill Road in New Windsor. The...
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THE STATE SAYS NO, BUT THE 7 DEAD EACH DAY WOULD SAY YES-TO RESIDENTIAL FIRE SPRINKLERS

Some of our old pals, some home builders associations, continue their efforts to fight home fire sprinklers. Their public arguments are the same-it’s a cost that shouldn’t be required. With that logic, safe electrical home wiring and smoke alarms should be voluntary and purchased “at the discretion of the homeowner” as well. HeII, lets give...
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FIRE CAPTAIN TAKES HIS OWN LIFE

Sad news out of California as a Fire Captain took his own life on Sunday. CalFire Fire Captain Ryan Mitchell from Station 20, Battalion 4, took his own life at the Pine Valley Bridge shortly after completing his shift. Units from Battalion 4 responded to the call that came into the Cal Fire’s Monte Vista...
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