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Ky. fire chiefs oppose switch from plain language to 10 codes

Fla. fire dept. seeks $400k SAFER grant for volunteer firefighters
The grant money would train and equip 50 volunteers; the department now has 200 volunteers.

NY serial arsonist gets 12 years in prison
She's accused of setting 11 fires over a month's time, two while out on bail for the other fires.

Youth hockey players escape Mass. rink roof collapse

Congress OKs 1-week bill to keep Homeland Security open
President Obama signed the bill shortly before the midnight deadline.

Real Smokey Bear story told in new book
The author saw Smokey in a D.C. zoo as a teenager; she's published a U.S. Forest Service-sanctioned book from Smokey's perspective.

USFA report details fire-related firefighter injuries

Firefighter thanks Colo. firefighters who saved him
After hiking, the firefighter experienced heart-attack symptoms and called 911; he'd been looking forward to meeting his rescuers for months.

House rejects Homeland Security funding
If DHS shuts down while Congress argues over funding, employees who administer firefighter grants will not be working.

Firefighter who boasted of killing dogs on Facebook quit
A volunteer firefighter for only four months, he resigned after images of two dead dogs in his yard went viral.

2 firefighters invent patient-information device

Fire department founder getting grave marker 133 years after death
In addition to founding the Oregon town's fire department, he is the department's only line of duty death.

Lawsuit claims firefighter helmets caused injury
The firefighters claim the 1044 Cairns model were designed poorly and cause neck and head injuries

Medic arrested for dumping hospice patient on ground
ROCKLEDGE, Fla. — A paramedic was arrested after police say he flipped over a stretcher carrying a hospice patient. Brevard County Fire paramedic Kenneth Hallenbeck was charged with the abuse of the elderly or disabled, and has been suspended with pay following a transport of James Slater, 48, to Wuesthoff Medical Center in Rockledge, Florida Today and report. Once in the triage area ...

Distracted woman survives being run over by train
The Associated Press PHOENIX — An inattentive woman wearing headphones and eating taquitos survived being run over by a locomotive Thursday despite being surrounded by flashing lights and bells at a nearby railroad crossing while the engineer blared the horn, Phoenix police said. The woman was struck as she walked on BNSF Railway tracks near the intersection of three major streets, said Sgt. Trent ...

Arsonist gets life in prison for fire that killed 3
The judge and prosecutors said the fire was one of the most reckless and heinous crimes they had ever seen

W.Va. volunteer fire dept. back in service
The fire department voluntarily closed its doors last February after several complaints were voiced

Budget plan to ax firefighter training program

Car crashes into Philly firehouse
The driver suffered minor injuries in the accident; no one inside the fire station was hurt

Embattled R.I. fire chief terminated by fire board

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