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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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Fire extinguished under rail car at Silver Line Metro station - Washington...

Reston NowFire extinguished under rail car at Silver Line Metro stationWashington PostMetro's control center called Fairfax County fire officials to report fire beneath a car at the Wiehle -Reston East station about 8:30 p.m., said Mike Tolbert, a Metro spokesman. No one was on the ... Robert Konczal, a fire department spokesman. Once ...Wiehle-Reston Metro Station Temporarily Closed Due to Fire Response, FloodingCBS LocalNews Flame, Flooding Briefly Close Wiehle-Reston EastReston...

Public Commission To Review Police Policy - Virginia Connection Newspapers

Public Commission To Review Police PolicyVirginia Connection NewspapersPhoto by Tim Peterson. Demonstrators from around Virginia met Jan. 8 in front of the Fairfax County Courthouse and Police and Fire department headquarters to demand an independent investigation of the shooting death of John Geer. #“This is not the time ...and more »

Express lanes tolls to be donated to fire and rescue companies -...

Fredericksburg.comExpress lanes tolls to be donated to fire and rescue companiesFredericksburg.comTHE MONEY WILL GO TO FIRE AND RESCUE COMPANIES IN STAFFORD, PRINCE WILLIAM AND FAIRFAX COUNTIES. Posted: Thursday, March 5, 2015 12:00 am. Express lanes tolls to be donated to fire and rescue companies BY SCOTT SHENK/THE ...and more »

Cat dies in Falls Church-area house fire - Inside NoVA

Cat dies in Falls Church-area house fireInside NoVAFairfax County Fire and Rescue units responded to a single-family house fire at 3040 Holmes Run Road in the Falls Church area on Feb. 24 at around 11 a.m.. Firefighters upon arrival encountered heavy smoke and fire coming from the rear deck and roof of ...and more »

Dog rescued after falling through ice in Fairfax County - W*USA 9

W*USA 9Dog rescued after falling through ice in Fairfax CountyW*USA 9BURKE, Va. (WUSA 9) -- A dog was rescued Thursday evening after falling through thin ice at Woodglen Lake in Burke, according to Fairfax County Fire and Rescue. Crews were able to rescue the dog from the freezing water and reunite him with his owner.and more »

Discarded cigarettes cause 4 fires in Fairfax Co. in a week -...

Discarded cigarettes cause 4 fires in Fairfax Co. in a weekWTOPThe most recent fire early Sunday caused $173,000 in damage to a town house in the Lorton area, and an adjoining town house. Fairfax County Fire and Rescue responded to the fire at 9510 Greencastle Lane at 12:20 a. m. Sunday and sent one of two ...
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Should firefighters campaign on county time? - WTSP 10 News

WTSP 10 NewsShould firefighters campaign on county time?WTSP 10 NewsAnd to cover these firefighters' shifts while they're campaigning, the fire department brings in another firefighter who then is paid time and half leading to the big overtime issue. "Your job, you shouldn't bring anybody else in and pay them more...

3 Firefighters, 2 Utility Workers Injured In Brooklyn Manhole Explosions...

CBS Local3 Firefighters, 2 Utility Workers Injured In Brooklyn Manhole ExplosionsCBS LocalThree FDNY firefighters were rushed to area hospitals after a manhole explosion and fire were reported at 9:54 p.m. at Broadway and Ralph Avenue in Brooklyn, officials told CBS2. At least one firefighter was escorted by police to Kings...

Man Found Dead at Airport Was Firefighter - Santa Barbara...

Santa Barbara IndependentMan Found Dead at Airport Was FirefighterSanta Barbara IndependentThe 35-year-old man found dead in his car Wednesday at the Santa Barbara Airport's fire station has been identified as firefighter Daniel Corrigan, officials announced Thursday. Corrigan was stricken with “an unknown medical emergency,” they said.Fire Department Mourns Loss of...

Man pleads guilty to burning ex-girlfriend's home, says firefighter injury...

MLive.comMan pleads guilty to burning ex-girlfriend's home, says firefighter injury ...MLive.comGRAND RAPIDS, MI - The 19-year-old registered sex offender who was upset at his ex-girlfriend when he burned down a Kentwood duplex faces at least seven years in prison for the arson, but he does not take responsibility for a...

A true hero: Hundreds honor life, service of Kenosha firefighter,...

A true hero: Hundreds honor life, service of Kenosha firefighter, Lt. Scott ...fox6now.comKENOSHA (WITI) — Hundreds of people are paying their respects to Lt. Scott Schumacher of the Kenosha Fire Department at Carthage College on Thursday, March 5th. Schumacher died from cancer due to carcinogen exposure during execution of ...'End of...
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Delays expected in Johnstown Friday during funeral for fallen paramedic...

WJAC JohnstownDelays expected in Johnstown Friday during funeral for fallen paramedicWJAC JohnstownJOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- On Friday, a public safety funeral service will be held at the Cambria County War Memorial for fallen paramedic Janice Livingston. Her funeral is expected to bring in thousands of first responders from across the state...

AGUANGA: Paramedic makes special delivery -- his own baby daughter...

Press-EnterpriseAGUANGA: Paramedic makes special delivery -- his own baby daughterPress-EnterpriseAn engineer/paramedic with the Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department, Rivers was on duty at the Lake Riverside Station off Highway 371 in rural Aguanga, a few miles from his home, when he got a call from his wife around 4 a.m....

Viewing Held for Paramedic Killed in the Line of Duty...

WTAJViewing Held for Paramedic Killed in the Line of DutyWTAJViewing Held for Paramedic Killed in the Line of Duty. WTAJ News ? 03/05/2015 01:43 PM. 03/05/2015 02:57 PM. Viewing Held for Paramedic Killed in the Line of Duty. By Associated Press. 03/05/2015 02:57 PM. Share on facebook Share on twitter...

Driver's name released in crash that killed local paramedic -...

WJAC JohnstownDriver's name released in crash that killed local paramedicWJAC JohnstownUPPER YODER TWP., Cambria County, Pa. -- The name of the truck driver involved in a Monday morning crash on Route 271 that killed a local paramedic has been released by authorities. Police said John Bitner, 55, was driving a...

Officials: Brevard County paramedic fired for dumping patient off stretcher...

Officials: Brevard County paramedic fired for dumping patient off stretcherNews 13 OrlandoA Brevard County paramedic is without a job Wednesday night because he's being accused of dumping a patient off a stretcher in the middle of an emergency situation. The incident happened Feb. 25, at Wuesthoff Medical Center, in Rockledge....
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Firefighters, supporters climb 70 floors to raise funds for American...

Firefighters, supporters climb 70 floors to raise funds for American Lung ...Shelby Township Source NewspapersOther local groups who participated in the event included Macomb Township Fire ($3,480), St. Clair Shores Fire Department Supporters ($2,565), Roseville Fire Department ($2,520), Eastpointe Firefighters IAFF 1561 ($2,495), Eastpointe Fire Dept.'s ...and more »

Pasco HR director resigns amid criticism from unions, sheriff -...

Pasco HR director resigns amid criticism from unions, sheriffTBO.comWill Newton, lead negotiator for the IAFF, said DeSimone's dismissive attitude rubbed his members the wrong way. “Our relationship and process hasn't always been pleasant or fruitful, to say the least,” he said. “There were personality conflicts with ...

POLS ON THE STREET: Philadelphia Mayoral Candidates Battle For Key...

Philadelphia Public RecordPOLS ON THE STREET: Philadelphia Mayoral Candidates Battle For Key Labor ...Philadelphia Public RecordThis is a labor town! So political analysts use endorsements from organized labor as one of their ways of calculating the chances of candidates vying for the Democratic mayoral nomination on May 19. So far,...

Elizabeth police, firefighters to square off in hockey game for...

NJ.comElizabeth police, firefighters to square off in hockey game for children's ...NJ.comThe event is sponsored by the Elizabeth Firefighters FMBA Local 9, Elizabeth Fire Officers IAFF Local 2040, and Elizabeth Police PBA Local 4. The venue, staff and ice time are donated by the county's parks and receration department. Members...

'Fair Deal' Avoids Arbitration For Ocean City, Police Union; FOP...

The Dispatch'Fair Deal' Avoids Arbitration For Ocean City, Police Union; FOP Membership ...The DispatchBoth the FOP and International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local 4269 last reached union contract agreements in February 2013. The FOP is under a two-year contract while the IAFF is under a three-year contract. The Fire Department's...