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Seven Occupants of Three Homes Displaced by Thursday Fire

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a townhouse fire Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at approximately 3:20 p.m., in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County. The single-family home is located at 3375 Beechcliff Dr.Firefighters encountered heavy smoke and fire coming from the second and top floor of a three-story townhouse upon arrival. Despite the heavy fire, firefighters conducted an aggressive interior fire...
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Eddie Wood, celebrities' security, came home to start grocery - So Md...

Eddie Wood, celebrities' security, came home to start grocerySo Md NewsThe pattern of freezing nights and thawing daytime temperatures hasn't run its course yet in St. Mary's, but county government is wary of the potential for harsher winter weather, and has offered an online link on how to be prepared for the worst. To ...and more »

People & Places: Three county battalion chiefs rise through the ranks -...

Fairfaxtimes.comPeople & Places: Three county battalion chiefs rise through the ranksFairfaxtimes.comFire Chief Richie Bowers of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department has promoted battalion chiefs Rodney Colbert, Jason Jenkins and Reginald Johnson to deputy fire chief this month. • Colbert is now chief training officer. He has served as a ...and more »

Loudoun seeks residents' input on plans for Dulles South development - Washington...

Loudoun seeks residents' input on plans for Dulles South developmentWashington PostThe Dulles planning area is bordered by Broad Run and Ryan Road to the north, Route 659 and power line easements to the west, Braddock Road to the south, and Dulles Airport and the Fairfax County line to the east, said Cindy Keegan, Loudoun's program ...and more »

Fire Causes $100000 Damage to Lorton Restaurant - Patch.com

Fire Causes $100000 Damage to Lorton RestaurantPatch.comFairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a commercial building fire Tuesday at 10 a.m., in the Lorton area, according to a news release from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue. The restaurant, La Brasa Chicken, is located at 7738 ...

PUBLIC SAFETY BRIEFS - Fairfaxtimes.com

PUBLIC SAFETY BRIEFSFairfaxtimes.comFairfax County Fire and Rescue Department fire investigators have charged two juveniles with intentionally setting a fire Jan. 15. Both are charged with burning a building with intent to commit a felony, and setting fire to woods. The charges are ...and more »

Two Injured, Three Homes Damaged in Alexandria Fire - CBS Local

CBS LocalTwo Injured, Three Homes Damaged in Alexandria FireCBS LocalLANHAM, Md. (WNEW) – Two people are injured, including a firefighter, and three townhouses are damaged after a fire in Fairfax County on Thursday afternoon. The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department says one man was being treated on the scene ...Portable Sauna Starts Fire at Springfield HomePatch.comall 8 news articles »
Fire News

Off-duty firefighter steps up to save man's life - Dearborn...

Off-duty firefighter steps up to save man's lifeDearborn Press and GuideAn off-duty Dearborn firefighter is getting kudos for helping save a man's life at the Dearborn Health and Racquet Club Sunday morning. Firefighter Craig Snapp was working out at the club that morning when a man fell down and hit...

West Manatee Fire Rescue names Bradenton firefighter its best in...

Bradenton HeraldWest Manatee Fire Rescue names Bradenton firefighter its best in 2014Bradenton HeraldWest Manatee Fire Rescue Capt. Ryan Moore, 39, in the middle after being named Fire Officer of the Year. Deputy Fire Chief Tom Sousa, left, and Chief Andy Price, right, were among personnel honored Thursday evening in Bradenton....

Young girl rescued from icy pond thanks firefighter who saved...

6abc.comYoung girl rescued from icy pond thanks firefighter who saved her6abc.comYoung girl rescued from icy pond thanks firefighter who saved her. VIDEO: Child rescued from icy pond thanks firefighter who saved her. It was quite a reunion Thursday between an 8-year-old girl and the volunteer firefighter who rescued her from...

Firefighter staffing law continues to ignite debate - Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneFirefighter staffing law continues to ignite debateChicago TribuneWhichever side is right, when contract negotiations restart next year, Lake Forest firefighters — like those in every other community in the state — will have more muscle at the bargaining table because of a new law that says the number of...

San Jose: Veteran homegrown firefighter becomes interim fire chief -...

San Jose: Veteran homegrown firefighter becomes interim fire chiefSan Jose Mercury News... responsible for the administration of the department's emergency medical services, training, apparatus, facilities and bond programs. He began his career with San Jose 23 years ago as a firefighter and was promoted to captain in 1999 and battalion...
Paramedics & EMS

Paramedic association calls for more PTSD resources in Canada -...

Edmonton SunParamedic association calls for more PTSD resources in CanadaEdmonton SunAndre Devore, president of the Alberta Paramedic Association, isn't sure whether those who tried to resuscitate Turner will be ever be able to return to work. Turner's death, however, has highlighted the need for improvement in the mental health ...

Southborough paramedic emphasizes community education - Community Advocate

Community AdvocateSouthborough paramedic emphasizes community educationCommunity AdvocateSouthborough – Even at a very young age, Lieutenant Chris Dano knew that he wanted to help people. As he got older, he joined the Army Reserves and simultaneously joined the Auburn Fire Department as a volunteer. He knew immediately that this was ...

Discipline likely in Fire Department sex scandal - Philly.com

Discipline likely in Fire Department sex scandalPhilly.comA fiery sex scandal threatens to burn up multiple firefighters' careers, including some top brass, according to former Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers. Ayers told the Daily News today that the investigation into a young paramedic's claims of sexual ...and more »

Long Beach Paramedic Staffing Model Passes Six-Month Test - Gazette...

Gazette NewspapersLong Beach Paramedic Staffing Model Passes Six-Month TestGazette NewspapersAfter six months of experience with a new and sometimes controversial paramedic staffing model, Long Beach Fire Chief Mike DuRee says the program is looking good. The firefighters union, however, continues to say the program is inefficient and wasting ...

Phila. investigates allegations of on-duty sex in firehouse - Allentown...

Allentown Morning CallPhila. investigates allegations of on-duty sex in firehouseAllentown Morning CallAccording to the administration source, the investigation began last spring when the paramedic filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She alleged sexual harassment by a co-worker. The investigation uncovered reports of ...Findings expected soon in Philadelphia firefighter...
IAFF News

After the Flames: A Taking Action Special Report - whnt.com

whnt.comAfter the Flames: A Taking Action Special Reportwhnt.comIn the meantime, the IAFF has set up a cancer registry to keep track of how many members have been diagnosed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has also gotten involved in the issue. The CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and ...

City Deficit Grows with Firefighters' Overtime Settlement - Georgetowner

GeorgetownerCity Deficit Grows with Firefighters' Overtime SettlementGeorgetownerThe District government has run out of legal options in the long-running dispute, and is expected to pay up to $50 million to settle a dispute with the union, IAFF Local 36. That settlement comes on the heels of Mayor Muriel Bowser's election and...

Transcript Digest: CNWS proposals - Contra Costa Times

Transcript Digest: CNWS proposalsContra Costa TimesPotential master developers for Concord Naval Weapons Station property make proposals to reuse authority. Catellus 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10, at council meeting; Lennar Urban and SunCal, starting 6 p.m. Feb. 11, at special council meeting. Both at Civic Center ...and more »

Balliet retires from VW Fire Department - Van Wert independent

Van Wert independentBalliet retires from VW Fire DepartmentVan Wert independentA gathering was held at the Fire Department, where Balliet was presented with a gold watch from the department and a helmet award from the IAFF Local 681 honoring his time in service to the residents of Van Wert. In attendance...

State rep. candidate Hannah Kane gets Shrewsbury firefighters' endorsement -...

State rep. candidate Hannah Kane gets Shrewsbury firefighters' endorsementWorcester TelegramWe look forward to working with Hannah to maintain the high standard of services residents of Shrewsbury deserve," Aaron Roy, president of the Shrewsbury Firefighters Association IAFF Local 4613, said in the endorsement. Mrs. Kane, 43, a Republican and ...and more »