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Inside Colorado’s volunteer firefighter shortage – 9NEWS.com

9NEWS.comThere are 198 all-volunteer departments in Colorado serving more than 450,000 residents, and an additional 137 agencies that are a combination of career and volunteer firefighters. These “hybrid” stations serve 2.2 million residents, and 33 of them …Colorado Volunteer Fire Departments Struggling For RecruitsKUNC all 12 news articles …read more

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Jefferson Parish firefighter arrested on drug distribution charges – The Times-Picayune – NOLA.com

Jefferson Parish firefighter arrested on drug distribution chargesThe Times-Picayune – NOLA.comEric Pigott, a firefighter with the East Bank Consolidated Fire Department, was booked Saturday (Aug. 30) on a charge of possession with intent to distribute schedule II narcotics. An arrest report says he had 50 Roxicodone pills, a brand of oxycodone … and more …read […]

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Borough of Chambersburg ordered to reinstate firefighter – Chambersburg Public Opinion

Borough of Chambersburg ordered to reinstate firefighterChambersburg Public OpinionCHAMBERSBURG >> The Borough of Chambersburg committed unfair labor practices when it fired a firefighter and disciplined another in 2012, according to a hearing examiner with the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board. In an Aug. 21 proposed decision … …read more

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Belvidere firefighter falls from moving firetruck, is taken to hospital – The Express-Times – lehighvalleylive.com

Belvidere firefighter falls from moving firetruck, is taken to hospitalThe Express-Times – lehighvalleylive.comA Warren County volunteer firefighter was rushed this morning to the hospital after he fell from a moving firetruck, authorities said. Belvidere’s Goodwill Fire Company No. 1 was responding to a fire alarm when Joseph Peters tumbled out of the truck … …read […]

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Dallas Fire-Rescue chief to get “firefighter of the year” award from … – Dallas Morning News (blog)

Dallas Fire-Rescue chief to get “firefighter of the year” award from …Dallas Morning News (blog)Dallas Fire-Rescue Chief Louie Bright III will receive a firefighter of the year award from the International Fire Buffs Associates, the department announced Monday. Bright will receive the award at the end of the group’s convention, which is in Dallas … […]

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Firefighter suffers sprained ankle while battling Tenderloin blaze – KTVU San Francisco

Firefighter suffers sprained ankle while battling Tenderloin blazeKTVU San FranciscoA firefighter suffered a sprained ankle while battling a blaze in the basement of a building in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood Tuesday morning, a fire dispatcher said. The one-alarm fire was reported at 6:38 a.m. at 407 Ellis St., a four-story … and more …read more

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Former junior firefighter charged in 3 Jefferson County blazes – AL.com

Former junior firefighter charged in 3 Jefferson County blazesAL.comJEFFERSON COUNTY, Alabama – A former junior firefighter is now in jail after authorities say he intentionally set three fires in Jefferson County last week. Joshua Lynn Dodd, 23, of Bessemer, is charged with three counts of intentionally setting a …Former junior firefighter charged with setting 3 […]

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Raleigh man, firefighter hurt when gasoline fumes ignite in garage – News & Observer

Raleigh man, firefighter hurt when gasoline fumes ignite in garageNews & ObserverRALEIGH — A man was burned on one arm and a firefighter suffered a back injury when a garage behind a home erupted in flames while the man was working on a car, the fire department said. The fire happened about 1:45 p.m. Monday […]

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Firefighter injured battling north Baltimore blaze – WBAL Baltimore

WBAL BaltimoreOfficials said one firefighter suffered minor injuries fighting the blaze. No one else was injured. Fire crews said the building was empty at the time and that they were able to get the fire under control in about a half-hour. There’s no word yet on … …read more

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Lincoln firefighters climb for brothers killed in 9/11 attacks – Lincoln Journal Star

Lincoln firefighters climb for brothers killed in 9/11 attacksLincoln Journal StarTyler Schirm, a 29-year-old firefighter with six years’ experience at LFR, said he’ll wear his gear — helmet, coat, pants and boots and scuba equipment. The climb takes 60 to 75 minutes, and firefighters push the pace to mimic the urgency New York … and […]

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