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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘firefighters’

Dawn Nguyen Sentenced To 8 Years For Role In Shooting Spree

It was a Christmas tragedy that has since haunted the Webster, N.Y. community. On Christmas Eve in 2012, a gunman named William Spengler stormed into the West Webster firehouse and went on a shooting spree. The 63-year-old injured firefighters Ted Scardino and Joseph Hofstetter and killed firefighters Mike Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka. A body found at Spengler’s home was later …

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Firefighter Funeral: Servicemen Nationwide Pay Respect to Deceased Firemen

The memorial processions for two fallen firefighters who died in a nine-alarm fire last week brought together firemen, police officers, and other civil servicemen from across the nation. The wake for Boston firefighter Michael R. Kennedy, 33, was held Wednesday at the P.E. Murray Funeral Home in West Roxbury. The streets were lined with thousands of first responders to pay respects to Kennedy and his fellow colleague Lt. …

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East Harlem Building Collapse: 2 Dead, Many Injured

At 9:31 am EST, New York City firefighters responded to an explosion and building collapse at 1644-46 Park Avenue in East Harlem. Thus far, two people been reported dead, with at least 16 more suffering from injuries. Prior to the explosion, Con Edison, a New York City utility service, had received a call from a resident at 1652 Park Avenue …

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Minneapolis Explosion Erupts In Apartment Building

There was a New Year’s tragedy today when an early morning explosion resulted in a fire inside a three-story building containing apartments and a grocery store. There have been at least 14 reported injuries with 6 being in critical condition from the fire located within Minneapolis’ Cedar-Riverside neighborhood. Some of the victims have been transported to Hennepin County Medical Center. …

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Minneapolis Explosion In Building Injures 13

A building that holds apartments and a small grocery store exploded and caught fire this morning, January 1, 2014, injuring 13 people. Six of those people were considered critical, and all were rushed to local hospitals. Robert Ball of Hennepin County EMS described the injuries as ranging from burns to trauma suffered while falling or jumping from windows. “This is …

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Minneapolis Explosion Destroys Building, Injures 13

At 8:16 AM this morning, an explosion erupted at a Minneapolis building containing apartments and a grocery store. Shortly after the explosion, a three-alarm fire broke out, prompting firefighters to respond to the scene. Upon their arrival at 9:30 AM, firefighters witnessed a roaring blaze on the second and third floors of the building and victims standing on the sidewalk …

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Ripon Fire Forces 26 People to Leave Apartments

A downtown Ripon fire erupted on Watson Street in the early morning of Wednesday that destroyed three businesses and burned through apartments impacting 26 people. Ripon District Fire Chief Tim Saul spoke about the fire. “It was too far ahead of us to put our guys in there and knowing everyone was out that was the mode we took. We …

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Firefighters Honored; Officials Climb 110 Stories

In honor of the World Trade Center towers collapse on 9/11, a ceremony will take place this Sunday. Many law enforcement officials will climb the stairwells of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel to remember all of those who lost lives on the day of the tragedy. Those loosing lives included 343 firefighters. According to the CBS 8 news-station, “The …

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Colockum Tarps Fire Endangers Homes

The Colockum Tarps fire has been raging since July burning a path through the vast, open area of Wenatchee, Washington, of nearly 125 square miles. While the actual cause behind this event has yet to be officially confirmed, many are voicing opinions. The Colockum Tarps Fire was human caused. How, by whom still pending http://t.co/5sPmi65hy2 — Christine Pratt (@CPrattWW) August 6, …

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Houston Fire Critically Injures 2 Firefighters

Houston firefighters this afternoon responded to a fire at a Bhojan Restaurant in Houston. According to the Houston Fire Department, the blaze injured four firefighters, who were take to hospitals in the area. The call for the fire went out just after noon on Friday, and by 1 pm the fire was upgraded to 5-alarm status. The cause of the …

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Atlantic City Firefighters Use Bible iPad App to Swear in During Promotion Ceremony

The image you see below is of several Atlantic City firefighters swearing allegiance to Steve Jobs in order to be promoted to the ranks of Battalion Chief and Fire Captain. No, not really. What you’re actually seeing is several Atlantic City firefighters swearing in on a bible iPad app in lieu of an actual bible because someone forgot to bring …

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Firefighter’s Helmet Cam Takes Us Through a Year on the Job [VIDEO]

Firefighters have a dangerous job – everybody knows that. But it’s rare to see a first-person account of the daily grind of one of the nation’s bravest public servants. One Detroit firefighter compiled footage from a year of fighting fires in Detroit’s Highland Park, and the result is 8 minutes of intense footage. “This video is to show people what …

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