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Off-duty Calif. EMT Saves Same Patient on Same Field
For the second time in six months, the softball player has been revived during a game.
Ex-Battalion Chief Admits Setting Fire in Calif. Station
The Compton fire officer set the fire to cover up stealing a city-owned radio.
Buyer of Guns Used in West Webster FF Ambush Convicted
Dawn Nguyen was convicted for falsifying records because she lied saying the weapons were for her.
Ground Broken for $6.2M Texas Refinery Fire Complex
In 1948, the department was housed in a 20-foot Quonset hut.
Boys Jump Into Arms of Chicago Cops, Neighbors
An officer suffered a minor injury catching the youths, 15 and 8.
Eight Charged for Setting Okla. Man Ablaze
Firefighters found the body burning when they responded for a grass fire.
Massive Rescue Underway After Ferry Sank off Korean Coast
There are 325 high school students aboard on a school field trip.
Kan. Teen: 'God will decide who's evil'
Cops link garage blaze and crash that left two brother injured.
Ticks Weaken Moose Rescued from Conn. Well
The moose grew weaker so a trooper shot and killed it.
Backpacks Found at Boston Finish Line; Man in Custody
Police blew up the unattended backpacks, and the area was evacuated.
Ohio Capt. Quits as IAFF's Books Don't Balance
The Youngstown captain was treasurer of the IAFF.
Funds at Pa. Fire Company Go Missing
Some of the money taken from Reliance Fire Company had been paid back.
Texas Fire Trucks Collide; Two Firefighters Hospitalized
A San Antonio engine and a ladder collided responding to a structure fire. Two firefighters, who were both wearing seat belts, suffered minor injuries.
Drone Interferes With Ohio Med Chopper Landing
Fire officials in Clark County said a man flying a drone, taking photos and videos, over a crash scene interfered with a medical helicopter landing.
One Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombing Revisited
A year after three people died and more than 260 people were injured, life has resumed on the streets of Boston.
Md. Vol. Ambulance Co. Threatened With Suspension
Leadership woes and failure to meet minimum standards has plagued Emmitsburg Ambulance Co. No. 26 and threatened funding.
Calif. Firefighters Continue Extinguishing 5-Alarm Fire
A former television news studio was destroyed in a 5-alarm fire that kept San Jose firefighters busy for hours.
CPR By Colleagues Saves Retired Conn. Firefighter
A former Farmington firefighter's heart stopped beating at the fire chief's retirement party. Fortunately, responders and medics were already on the scene.
Rise of Buffalo (N.Y.) Fire Dept. Brass Appears Political
Buffalo Fire Department is now run by three people who don't have enough civil service rank to oversee a fire scene or a firehouse.
Officials: Md. FF Set '07 Blaze that Injured Firefighters
The allegations came up while the English Consul firefighter was being screened to join the Secret Service.
Two Firefighters Injured at Ohio Barn Fire
One Howell firefighter was taken away by helicopter.
Treasurer of Ohio Fire Dept. Charged With Theft
The treasurer of the Valley Township Fire Department has been charged with stealing thousands from a department fundraising account.
Memphis Medics Hurt in Ambulance Overturn
The Memphis paramedics were treated and released.
Ala. Backup Fire Engine Damaged in Wreck
Athens Fire Department's only back up engine was damaged in a collision with a full-sized pickup truck. The 1988 engine is the oldest in the fleet.
Pittsburgh Firefighters Sue Over State Oversight
Pittsburgh firefighters say the oversight of the financially distressed city is being used like a 'sword' to limit union gains during collective bargaining.
Fla. Tech Rescue Team Saves Teen Stuck on Catwalk
A teen at East Lake High School was pulled 75 feet in the air by stage rigging and required the help of Pinellas County Technical Rescue team to get down.
Illinois Man Killed Instantly in a Tractor Mishap
Responders say a Mulberry Grove man died when the tractor he was using to remove a tree flipped over on him.
Fire Caused by Candle Damages 15 Ga. Apartments
When Norcross firefighters arrived on the scene they found a "massive fire" that engulfed 15 of 20 apartments in The Reserve at Peachtree Corners.
Brewers Buy Dinner for Milwaukee Firefighters in Boston
"We were there in Boston where they just recently had a tragedy..." pitcher Kyle Lohse said. "It was a little token of our appreciation. The least we could do was pick up their dinner."
Former Texas FF Charged with Not Returning Gear
Ponderosa Fire Chief Fred Windisch contacted the fire marshal's office after Shane Fisher failed to return $4,000 worth of equipment when he left.

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