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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 Officials Say Lamp Caused Centreville Home Fire, $100000 Damage - Patch.com

Fire Officials Say Lamp Caused Centreville Home Fire, $100000 DamagePatch.comFirefighters conducted an aggressive fire attack and brought the fire under control in approximately 10 minutes, the county noted. The occupants escaped unharmed when smoke alarms sounded, according to Fairfax County Fire and Rescue. Three occupants ...and more »

Vienna Crime: Early Morning Noise Violation, Concealed Weapon Violation - Patch.com

Patch.comVienna Crime: Early Morning Noise Violation, Concealed Weapon ViolationPatch.comMedical Case 15-002388 600 Block Hillcrest Drive, SW March 02 11:26 p.m. A resident reported his son had been suffering from a medical emergency. PFC Lyons responded and was met by members of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department who ...

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

Patch.comFire 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 ...Firefighters Respond to Blaze Thursday Night at Wiehle-Reston East StationPatch.comNews Flame, Flooding Briefly Close Wiehle-Reston EastReston NowWiehle-Reston Metro...

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 »

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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Mayor cuts firefighter pension deal; experts call it bad bargain...

KHOUMayor cuts firefighter pension deal; experts call it bad bargainKHOUMayor Annise Parker and the Houston Firefighters Relief and Retirement Fund have announced they've struck an agreement under which firefighters would temporarily pay more and the city would temporarily pay less into the pension fund. If it's approved ...Mayor, firefighter pension...

Marine-turned-firefighter saves boy from house fire - Marine Corps Times

Marine Corps TimesMarine-turned-firefighter saves boy from house fireMarine Corps TimesA Marine veteran and off-duty firefighter is being hailed as a hero after running into a burning home to rescue a child. Rob McVoy was driving through Peabody, Massachusetts, on Feb. 23 after leaving his shift at the nearby Melrose Fire...

Atlantic City To Apply For Firefighter Grant - CBS Local

Atlantic City To Apply For Firefighter GrantCBS LocalATLANTIC CITY, NJ (CBS) – Concern tonight over the job security of 50 Atlantic City, New Jersey firefighters. For the last four years Atlantic City has paid for those firefighters through a Homeland Security grant nick-named “S.A.F.E.R” – Staffing for ...

Firefighter hoods possibly leading to cancer - WTNH

Firefighter hoods possibly leading to cancerWTNHWATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Firefighters wear hoods that are meant to protect them in fires, but these tools could be hurting crews long after the flames are out. “Unfortunately, our culture was the more soot you had on you, it was almost a badge of...

Community says goodbye to Fort Wayne firefighter - WANE

WANECommunity says goodbye to Fort Wayne firefighterWANENate started his life as a firefighter as a volunteer in Markle in 1993 when he was 19 years old. He fell in love with the job on his first day. To be able to make more runs, he also trained as an EMT...
Paramedics & EMS

Nazi salute paramedic banned from football matches for three years...

Belfast TelegraphNazi salute paramedic banned from football matches for three yearsBelfast TelegraphSouthall, a paramedic with West Midlands Ambulance Service, was today found guilty at North Liverpool Criminal Justice Court of racially aggravated harassment. The court heard that the Aston Villa fan was off duty at the time and and had...

Mourners honor paramedic killed in Cambria County tragedy - Centre...

Centre Daily TimesMourners honor paramedic killed in Cambria County tragedyCentre Daily TimesA Johnstown police officer holds the U.S. Honor Flag as Janice Keen Livingston's casket is carried off a West End ambulance before her funeral Friday, Match 6, 2015, at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena. Livingston was killed Monday...

Massive Funeral Planned for Paramedic Who Was Killed While Responding...

NBC 10 PhiladelphiaMassive Funeral Planned for Paramedic Who Was Killed While Responding to ...NBC 10 PhiladelphiaA massive funeral is set for a paramedic killed when she was hit by a coal truck while responding to two other crashes on an icy Pennsylvania road. The funeral for 38-year-old Janice Livingston will...

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....

Brevard paramedic dismissed after flipping stretcher - Florida Today

Florida TodayBrevard paramedic dismissed after flipping stretcherFlorida TodayA Brevard County Fire Rescue paramedic was dismissed today after a disciplinary hearing into charges that he flipped a hospice patient out of a backboard and onto a hospital floor. The hearing took place about 11 a.m. today at the Brevard County Fire ...Brevard...
IAFF News

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 »

Pittsburgh and Firefighters Reach Contract Deal - 90.5 WESA

90.5 WESAPittsburgh and Firefighters Reach Contract Deal90.5 WESA“The city is still dealing with financial problems but [this deal] still maintains the safety necessary for the residents as well as our firefighters,” said Ralph Sicuro, president of IAFF Local No. 1. The deal retains the old staffing rules and does ...and...

St. Paul Ward 1 candidates seek DFL endorsement Saturday -...

St. Paul Ward 1 candidates seek DFL endorsement SaturdayTwinCities.com-Pioneer PressHe has been endorsed by St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, the St. Paul Firefighters IAFF Local 21, the Minnesota Nurses Association, the St. Paul Regional Labor Federation, Operating Engineers 49 and Teamsters Local 120. He was recently recognized as ...and more »

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

Pasco HR director resigns amid criticism from unions, sheriffSuncoast NewsWill 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 ...

Cheyenne to firefighters: Keep specialty pay, forgo raises - Wyoming...

Cheyenne to firefighters: Keep specialty pay, forgo raisesWyoming TribuneThe IAFF Local 279 is the union to which Cheyenne Fire and Rescue personnel belong. In previous negotiating sessions, the city offered the union base pay increases that "ranged from 1.5 percent on the low end to approximately 6 percent on the...