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A Flint firefighters union official can't say whether a man's life would have been saved Monday night had the city not just laid off 22 firefighters.
Stuart Bauer | The Flint Journal - A tulip is left on a fence by neighbor Michael Thomas, 35, to honor the man who was killed in the fire on Bennett Avenue near Lewis Street late Monday night. Thomas and another neighbor, Eric Washburn, helped to free a woman from the fire. Her husband and their dog were lost in the…Continue
We are currently experiencing widespread flooding in the Houston Area. According to the last report I saw 20 major road locations are closed due to high water. Houston Fire had to rescue two of their medics and a patient after one of their ambulances became stranded in a a high water intersection just before daybreak.
Katy ISD (my local School District) has canceled classes for the day as have several near by districts here on the western side of our metro area. Several others are… Continue
Marc Torchi and his family have been getting death threats since South Carolina officials blamed him for the wildfire that has destroyed more than 70 homes and scorched 31 square miles, causing an estimated $16 million in damage.
But Torchi is flabbergasted county firefighters aren't taking responsibility after they came to his Conway home not once but twice to put out a small yard fire that apparently rekindled four days later.
Torchi says the accusations have damaged his… Continue
Michael D. George, who served his country as an Army helicopter pilot in Vietnam and his community as a firefighter and captain with the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, has died at age 62.
He died April 16 of cancer, said his wife, Cheryl.
A Sacramento native, Mr. George enlisted in 1968 and served two tours in the Army. His ability to type landed him a clerical job in Georgia, but he grew bored with noncombat duty and obtained a transfer to flight school.… Continue
Added by Fyre Walker on April 23, 2009 at 9:10pm —
Fellow USFRA members:
I would like you all to consider and vote for El Segundo Police Officer Lieutenant Raymond Garcia, a friend of my MOMs... She works for the City of El Segundo in Southern California, a small suburb south of LAX (Los Angeles International Airport).
Lt Garcia has been nominated for the "America’s Most Wanted All Star Challenge".Award.
His story is posted below, along with a letter to all employees on the interview for the show, encouraging a vote for Lt… Continue
Added by BEAR on April 19, 2009 at 1:58am —
They help protect the public, but firefighters in Minneola are off the job until Friday. In a bizarre move Wednesday afternoon, Minneola's City Manager announced it is shutting down its fire department for 48 hours.
The city says the shutdown is due to performance related issues. That has left residents concerned and worried.
"I was excited about them being so close because that was one of the reasons why we moved here, because it was so close. That really sucks… Continue
To our Brothers and Sisters in Blue
Det. Chris Marks, Pittsburgh PD
This is a petition signed to be presented to the
DA's office to pursue Capital Murder Charges against Richard Poplawski.
Poplawski donned a bulletproof vest and laid in wait.He then shot 5
Pittsburgh Police Office rs mortally wounding Office r Eric Kelly,
Office r Stephen Mayhle, and Office r Paul Sciullo III. This was… Continue
A retired New York City police officer shot an off-duty officer he suspected was having an affair with his police officer wife, then killed himself in the driveway of his suburban home, police said Saturday.
Cecil Ramsay, 51, shot himself in the head after firing at a car carrying his wife and a friend, both off-duty NYPD officers, Suffolk County police said.
He shot Officer Edwin Chittick in the hand after accusing him "of seeing his wife," said Suffolk… Continue
Calling all firefighters! The Five Points Volunteer Fire Department in Washington County needs help from their brothers and sisters in fire service.
Five Points VFD is one of seven finalists across the country to win a brand new fire truck! The department submitted an essay describing it’s need for a new commercial pumper from the perspective of their current fire truck, 34 year-old “Big Red.” Big Red is in need of major repairs and according to the department’s essay, the… Continue
Added by Fyre Walker on April 10, 2009 at 6:56am —
Officials say hundreds, perhaps thousands of people have been displaced by wind-fuel wildfires in Texas and Oklahoma.
So far, officials say nobody has died, but dozens of people have been injured.
Chandler Emergency Management Director Larry Hicks told Oklahoma City TV station KOCO "it's pretty severe." Hicks, who was at a command post in Wellston, Okla., said the wind is the biggest problem with the… Continue
Added by Fyre Walker on April 10, 2009 at 6:20am —
Just received wonderful news in a phone call from my son Michael, stationed in the US Army at Fort Bragg, NC. He has successfully completed the Special Forces Qualification Course. He is now a Special Forces Demolitions Sergeant, his language Russian.
He said it with these words... "Dad, I'm a Green Beret".
His two sisters Tiffany, Tabitha, and I will be heading to NC next week to attend his graduation. A very proud moment for our family.
Today we recognize World Health Day 2009, a global initiative of the World Health Organization. This year, it focuses on the safety of health facilities and the readiness of emergency workers in the face of disaster and emergencies. The Military Health System has always been an integral partner and first responder to disaster and emergency, at home and abroad.
Whether in response to Hurricane Katrina or preparing for pandemic influenza, the MHS plays a critical role in the… Continue
Added by Fyre Walker on April 8, 2009 at 8:00am —
For those of you not aware, I want to share with you information about a toxic fire that occurred many years ago in 1978 in which the residual effects have claimed many lives of those that responded while leaving many more with rare cancers and blood disorders. Though referred to for many years as the Wade Dump Fire, we now refer to it as the Toxic Fire of 1978. The fire was located at Front & Flower in Chester Pennsylvania and involved over 3 million gallons of chemicals dumped illegally;… Continue
In honor of Airmen who trained at what was once the Tyndall Field Flexible Gunnery School of the U.S. Army Air Force here, the base is scheduled to hold a monument-dedication ceremony April 10 at 8 a.m. at Maxwell Flag Park; the event’s keynote speaker will be Brig. Gen. Darryl Roberson, 325th Fighter Wing commander.
The intention of the monument is “to highlight Tyndall’s long and distinguished history through its progression as an enlisted aerial gunner training base, to… Continue
Added by Fyre Walker on April 7, 2009 at 6:33am —
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