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Jury Duty Scams

Criminals will do just about anything to get your money! These fraudsters like to hide behind fake names and titles. They are great at making you believe they work in law enforcement or for the government by pretending to be court officers. They will call and accuse you by saying, “You failed to report for Jury Duty.” 

Hundreds of innocent victims get calls and…


Added by Cam Mitchell on September 1, 2018 at 5:03am — 2 Comments

Two men get prison time for marijuana house explosion that killed firefighter

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Two men who caused the death of a New York City fire chief in an explosion at an illegal indoor marijuana-growing operation have been sentenced to prison.

Garivaldi Castillo and Julio Salcedo were…


Added by Cam Mitchell on August 18, 2018 at 11:53am — No Comments

Funeral Arrangements For Arson Investigator Jamie Novak

A visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, August 7, from 3 to 7 pm at:

Grandstrand Funeral Home

11900 Lake Lane North

Lindstrom, MN 55045

A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, August 8. The time will be confirmed on Thursday this week - another announcement…


Added by Cam Mitchell on August 1, 2018 at 2:12pm — 1 Comment

Public Service Announcement: Please do not leave bottled water in your car

A battery technician with the Idaho Power Company was on lunch break when he noticed smoke coming from beneath the center console of his truck. The culprit, he was surprised to learn, was a bottle of water. "I looked over and noticed light was being refracted through a water bottle and starting to catch the seat on fire," said Dioni Amuchastegui in a video shared on the…


Added by Cam Mitchell on July 6, 2018 at 2:14pm — 4 Comments

Fentanyl Overdose of ACSO Detectives

On Friday, June 22, 2018, about 1:30 pm, an ACSO Sergeant and Detective assigned to the Alameda County Narcotics Task Force were exposed to a lethal dose of fentanyl while conducting a drug investigation in a motel room.

Our preliminary review of this incident suggests when the detectives entered the room, they were exposed to an invisible or microscopic dust cloud of…


Added by Cam Mitchell on June 27, 2018 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Rattlesnakes slither out of pool noodles

A family’s unsettling discovery led to a warning from an Arizona fire department.

The Buckeye Fire Department says a family picked up a pair of pool noodles that had been left outside only to see a rattlesnake slither out. They found younger snakes inside the pool noodles.

Experts said it’s likely the snakes were looking for someplace cool to hide so they could…


Added by Cam Mitchell on June 25, 2018 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Program focuses on helping Veterans with diabetes, fend off foot ulcers.

Pictured above: Health science specialist Tova Bergsten watches as Army Reserve Vietnam-era Veteran Stephen Fisher demonstrates a special thermometer being used in STEP UP that can help detect early-stage ulcers. (Photo by Claudie Benjamin)

Researchers at the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System are making steady progress on a four-year, $1.1…


Added by Cam Mitchell on February 25, 2018 at 10:40am — No Comments

FDNY reveals another 32 firefighters have died of 9/11-related illnesses

The number of New York firefighters who have died as a result of 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center has topped 500.

On September 11, 2001, 343 members of FDNY died when the twin towers collapsed following the Al Qaeda attacks.

However, in the 16 years since the…


Added by Cam Mitchell on September 8, 2017 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Fake Solar Eclipse Glasses: Your Community May Be at Risk

Millions of Americans will watch the Aug. 21 solar eclipse and have already purchased (or will) eclipse glasses or handheld solar viewers to do so. …


Added by Cam Mitchell on August 14, 2017 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Gov. Scott vetoes condominium sprinkler legislation, sprinkler requirements to continue

The deadly high-rise fire in London has reverberated in Florida.

Citing the fire, Governor Rick Scott has vetoed legislation that would have ended sprinkler requirements for condominiums in Florida. Fire safety advocates say it's a victory for public safety and for firefighters.

The National Fire Sprinkler Association says there is a fire in a Florida high-rise…


Added by Cam Mitchell on July 7, 2017 at 8:50pm — No Comments

PTSD in firefighters

The images of 9/11 shocked many of us as we watched from home. But deep within the skeleton of the twin towers a group saw the true horrors.

"It's not something that you ever forget," said John Walters.

Walters was one of thousands of New York City firefighters at Ground Zero.

He got out alive, but 19 of the men at his station didn't make it, another one…


Added by Cam Mitchell on September 29, 2016 at 10:05pm — No Comments

Firefighters Practice Disaster Scenarios

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Around 40 emergency responders from Aberdeen, Watertown, Sioux Falls and Rapid City were at the Brown County Fairgrounds Wednesday and Thursday for training.

Jon Groen, response team coordinator with the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, said the training was for the "best of the best" and included firefighters,…


Added by Cam Mitchell on September 17, 2016 at 10:51am — No Comments

What happens when there aren't enough firefighters?

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Brian Martin, earlier this month, responded to a house fire in Rehoboth Beach along with several other fire companies.

The chief of the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company listened as the woman who owned the house expressed her gratitude to the firefighters, thankful that they were paid to respond to emergencies like…


Added by Cam Mitchell on May 10, 2016 at 1:24pm — 1 Comment

Retired PGFD Deputy Fire Chief Carla D. Blue Passes Away

It is with the utmost sadness that the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department announce the sudden passing of retired Deputy Fire Chief Carla D. Blue.  Carla Blue retired in October 2009 after 20 dedicated years of service to the Department and to the residents of Prince George’s County.
Carla passed away after being involved in a…

Added by Cam Mitchell on September 19, 2015 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Yuletide Lighting

Hanging holiday lights can be a fun family activity and adds a festive touch to your home. But if you’re not careful, yuletide illuminations can also increase your risk of a home fire. According to the U.S.…


Added by Cam Mitchell on December 4, 2014 at 9:53pm — No Comments

Vehicle arson motivations and prevention tips

Motivations behind vehicle arson

The motivations behind the burning of vehicles are similar to those of other types of arson crimes.

The most common motive: revenge

According to the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime, the most common motive (41 percent) for a serial arsonist is revenge. An arsonist will target the home of someone in…


Added by Cam Mitchell on April 7, 2014 at 9:19pm — No Comments

Workers injured in Florida propane plant blasts

Explosions Rock Blue Rhino Propane Plant in Florida

Equipment failure and human error likely caused propane tank cylinders to explode at a central Florida refilling plant late Monday, a fire official said Tuesday.…


Added by Cam Mitchell on July 30, 2013 at 8:14pm — 3 Comments

'Tis the Season...For House Fires

It's that time of year again: Time for untangling lights, lugging the Christmas tree in - you know, the whole 'decking the halls' bit.

But if your Christmas decorating spirit goes a little overboard, instead of a red sleigh, you can expect a red truck.

The big message this holiday season: practice good holiday fire safety in your home.

"Mainly good connections with plugs," advised Joe Diprospero, an expert on holiday lighting in the electrical department at…


Added by Cam Mitchell on December 8, 2012 at 5:22am — No Comments

Alabama National Guard 'waiting and ready to go' if needed for Hurricane Sandy recovery

Massachusetts National Guardsmen fill sand bags in preparation for Hurricane Sandy at the Massachusetts Department of Transportation facility. Alabama's National Guard is waiting to hear if it will be needed to assist along the East Coast. (Contributed…

Added by Cam Mitchell on October 30, 2012 at 9:44am — No Comments

Safety Reminders

Because We Can’t Say It Too Much

An old proverb states, “Repetition is the mother of all learning.” That’s why we are again urging parents and caregivers of young children to take two simple steps to save a child’s life: store chemicals and medicines in their proper containers and out of the reach of children, and anchor furniture…


Added by Cam Mitchell on May 2, 2012 at 4:01pm — 1 Comment

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