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Brian Kazmierzak

JURY AWARDS $13 MILLION TO FAMILY OF MAN KILLED IN 2018 DC FIRE APPARATUS CRASH

A jury has awarded more than $13.5 million to the family of a man killed in a 2018 crash involving a speeding D.C. fire truck. The award, to be paid to the widow of DeAngelo Green and his six children, came after a jury found that the District was “grossly negligent” in the March 9, 2018...
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SEVEN FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT GIANT APARTMENT BUILDING FIRE IN SPAIN

Valencia, Spain — The death toll from a dramatic fire that left two residential buildings charred in Valencia rose to 10 on Saturday after authorities announced they located the remains of what they believe is the last missing person. Forensic police found the 10th victim inside the scorched building, national government delegate in Valencia Pilar Bernabé told journalists....
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IMPORTANT-From The L.A. City FD

The following was sent by the Los Angeles City Fire Department to share with all Firefighters. Please pass this on and share it far and wide. It applies to EVERY Firefighter, Fire Officer & Chief everywhere. As you know, last Thursday, February 15th, LA City Firefighters responded to a truck on fire, which sent 9 Firefighters to the hospital after...
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FIRE COMPANY RELEASES NAME OF FIREFIGHTER WHO COMMITTED SUICIDE AT STATION

In a posting on social media, Bon Air Fire Company identified the firefighter who ended his life at the station on Sept. 6 as Asif Rahman, 19, and said he will be missed. Rahman joined the department in 2022 and was an active member with the company and was also a member of the Pennsylvania Army National...
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Suicide Prevention: Firefighters Nationwide Are More Likely to Die From Suicide Than In a Fire

SAN DIEGO — It is estimated that a typical person will see one or two traumatic events in his or her lifetime. However, a first responder will see more than 800 traumatic events. According to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, the rate of firefighter suicides is almost double that of the general population. The San Diego...
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Report On First Responders’ Mental Health Issues Sparks Crisis Reaction

Firefighters are more likely to take their own life than to die in the line of duty. First responder PTSD rates are triple the general population. Those are just two of the many devastating statistics House Education Committee Chief Counsel Melissa White laid out in a Tuesday interim meeting of the Joint Committee on Volunteer Fire...
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