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Firefighter working huge Calif. wildfire dies
Officials said the firefighter was identified only as a Cal Fire engineer from a San Diego unit
Firefighter saves paralyzed woman from fire on his way to work
John McLaughlin said he saw a handicapped access ramp attached to the home and went inside to find the woman in the living room surrounded by flames
Fire chief: Understaffed fire dept. struggling with medical calls
Bloomington Fire Chief Brian Mohr said that although response times have improved, the increase in medical calls is taxing on the department
Off-duty firefighter helps revive man who had a heart attack during a marathon
Dallas Fire-Rescue Lt. Martin Leos was nearing Mile 9 when he heard people calling for help
Watch: Funeral held for Md. fire lieutenant killed in crash
Deputy Chief Fire Marshal Sander Cohen and Special Agent Carlos Wolff were both hit by a vehicle when Cohen stopped to help Wolff on the side of the highway
2 Texas firefighters injured in fire truck crash
Officials said the Cash Volunteer Fire Department truck flipped over on its side after swerving to avoid a vehicle that pulled in front of it
Los Angeles firefighters using drones to fight wildfires
Two drones were deployed for the first time by the Los Angeles Fire Department while they battled the Skirball fire
Police: Drunken firefighter kills pregnant teen, unborn child in crash
Police said off-duty firefighter Horace Shaw III was drunk and speeding when he hit a vehicle carrying Alyssa Pimentel, 18, and her boyfriend
FirstNet debuts ruthless preemption for first responders
The mission-critical feature allows responders to communicate in situations where networks could become congested
USFA releases 2016 firefighter fatality report
In 2016, 89 firefighters died in the line of the duty, including 23 career firefighters, 56 volunteer and 10 wildland agency members
Calif. wildfires prompt talks on tougher utility rules
The rules would change utility company operations across wide swaths of the state deemed to have a higher risk for wildfires
Mich. legislators OK $23M for fire foam contamination response 
Contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances has been identified in 14 Michigan communities
First responders buy stroller for mom, baby hit by car
Johanna Castillo and her son were hit by a car exiting a driveway, and firefighters had to break the stroller to remove it from the bumper
Firefighters save lions, tigers and bears from wildfire
A strike team surrounded the Wildlife Waystation animal sanctuary to protect the animals that could not be evacuated
Firefighter leaves note apologizing about mess after saving home from fire
“I just decided to write them a quick note, letting them know we’re not a bunch of Neanderthals just destroying property,” firefighter Ernie Valdez said
Firefighters shot at after man mistakes them for burglars
Firefighters were knocking on doors to check for residents in an evacuated apartment building when a man in a wheelchair fired three shots
Firefighters, EMS providers say careless drivers increase response time
Deputy Chief Thomas Rehr said delays are happening more often because of illegal parking and reckless driving
Fire chief, union president stress importance of a strong working relationship
“I think both the chief and I realize that the resolution is more important than the argument,” Pvt. Jeff Koenigseker said
NJ firefighters claim state hired private investigator to track them
Union president John Varallo said firefighters who were out on leave noticed a particular vehicle being parked in front of their houses
Fire union will represent terminated firefighters in noose incident
The union could have left the men to pay for their own representation, but agreed to put its resources behind the ex-firefighters as they seek to be reinstated
07/05/2017

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