Charlotte-Mecklenburg (NC) Police say cops perceived an ‘imminent deadly threat’ from a man holding a knife outside of a Charlotte apartment complex this afternoon. The man (27 year old Charlie Shoupe) was shot by officers and later died at the hospital from his injuries. Around 1330 hours today, police, Mecklenburg EMS & Charlotte Firefighters responded...Read More
Cancer Presumption “Eating Smoke Soup” The attached photo was sent to us today-it was on Instagram. This is an example of why we take such a beating when fighting for cancer presumption….and why some cancer stricken firefighters (who are fighting for help thru benefits), get their chops broken by workers comp, insurance, politicians and related...Read More
January 23, 2005 was “Black Sunday” in New York when FDNY Lt. Curtis W. Meyran (covering Ladder 27 that day) and FF John G. Bellew (Ladder 27) died in the Line of Duty at an apartment fire in the Bronx. Four other FF’s were injured: Jeffrey Cool (Rescue 3) the late Lt. Joseph DiBernardo**-Rescue 3...Read More
The Blade: Law enforcement leaders on Thursday touted a combined effort between Toledo’s fire and police departments to investigate arson fires, and recognized the tragic reason behind the collaboration. The Fire Investigative Unit, which consists of firefighters and police investigators, has handled a significant increase in the number of arson-related charges and convictions over the...Read More
By Sarah Cassi, Lehigh Valley Live: Three firefighters were injured in the fatal Bethlehem Township house fire Friday night. Two of the firefighters from the Nancy Run Fire Department suffered second-degree burns in the fire at 3722 Ironstone Rd. Officials said the pair were inside the home when “conditions deteriorated rapidly” and they escaped through a bay...Read More
If you have gray hair, or missing hair, you may remember the cartoon, Dudley Do-Right. He was a conscientious and cheerful Canadian Mountie (Police Officer) who was always trying to get the bad guy, Snidely Whiplash. He always tried to “do right” but just like in reality, his lack of training (or following that training,...Read More
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