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2 Firefighters Burned After Generator Fire-Michigan

Authorities say two firefighters were injured while putting out a blaze that was started by a gasoline-powered generator in the basement of a West Michigan home. The Muskegon Chronicle reports the fire started about 9:45 p.m. Thursday in Muskegon County’s Fruitport Township. Fire Chief Ken Doctor says a fuel tank on top of the generator...
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TEXAS FIREFIGHTER DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY

We regret to advise you that a Firefighter from the Huntington (Angelina County, Texas) Fire Department has died in the Line of Duty. Firefighter David Goins, age 47, died between 1700 and 1800 hours this evening (Thursday) while assisting the Texas Forest Service at a brush fire in Huntington near his own residence. The exact...
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APPARATUS ROAD RAGE IN FL – FF FIREFIGHTER OFFICER DEMOTED!

An Orange County FL firefighter was fired and another has been demoted in connection with a road rage incident in Orange County. Fire officials said a video was released showing Orange County fire engineer David Jordan driving a 15-ton truck and tailgating a car, whose driver wouldn’t move over, last May 1. Investigators said Jordan nearly hits...
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IN THIS DAY AND AGE? REALLY????

When the city added a third ambulance shift in March, the firefighters union immediately filed a grievance. The third shift is good — and needed to meet the growing number of medical calls — but it has caused staffing levels that violate the union’s bargaining agreement, said union President James Elliott. On Tuesday, the grievance...
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TWO FIREFIGHTERS RAPIDLY EXTRICATE FROM FIRST FLOOR AT WORKING BASEMENT FIRE IN ADAMS COUNTY, PA

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 0800 This morning around 0800 hrs Adams County alerted units to a house fire at 5 Spook Lane in Mt. Pleasant Township, PA. First arriving units reported heavy black smoke showing. Crews went to work right away and found a fire in a heavily cluttered basement, which made this fire extremely...
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TWO FIREFIGHTERS RAPIDLY EXTRICATE FROM FIRST FLOOR AT WORKING BASEMENT FIRE IN ADAMS COUNTY, PA

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 0800 This morning around 0800 hrs Adams County alerted units to a house fire at 5 Spook Lane in Mt. Pleasant Township, PA. First arriving units reported heavy black smoke showing. Crews went to work right away and found a fire in a heavily cluttered basement, which made this fire extremely...
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