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  • 100 Firefighters Respond To Los Angeles Blaze

    03/11/2018 2:33:03 PM PDT · by Innovative · 9 replies
    Patch ^ | March 11, 2018 | Hoa Quch, Patch Staff
    A large apartment complex caught on fire Sunday afternoon. A large apartment complex in Los Angeles caught on fire Sunday afternoon, prompting the response of more than 100 firefighters. The incident was reported around 1:45 p.m. in the 300 block of North Vermont Avenue. The apartment complex is three stories.
  • Will the FDNY bypass the best firefighters to meet its diversity goals?

    02/12/2018 2:31:53 PM PST · by BBell · 31 replies
    <p>If Fire Commissioner Dan Nigro meets goals he announced at a City Council hearing last week, more than half the citys firefighters will be minority members, and 15 percent female, by 2029. Thats fine but will they be able to put out fires?</p>
  • Fire Reported at Trump Tower

    01/08/2018 6:39:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | January 8, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    Emergency crews responded to a fire at Trump Tower Monday morning in Manhattan.According to a New York Police Department spokesman, a call came in around 7:30 a.m. after a fire alarm went off on the roof of the building. Fire crews are responding to a fire at Trump Tower. There have been no injuries or evacuations, and the President is not currently at Trump Tower.— TODAY (@TODAYshow) January 8, 2018 By 8:16 a.m. the FDNY said the blaze was inside an HVAC system and was “under control.” FDNYalerts MAN 7-5 721 5 AVE, MULTIPLE DWELLING (TRUMP TOWER) FIRE IN...
  • Ex-World Series star is fighting the California wildfires

    12/07/2017 12:22:15 PM PST · by DFG · 10 replies
    Big League Stew via Yahoo ^ | 12/07/2017 | Liz Roscher
    Baseball players dont always go into broadcasting or managing after their MLB career is finished. Former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Anthony Reyes took a different path, deciding to pick up a hose and become a firefighter in Los Angeles County. And as an L.A. County firefighter, hes now reportedly on the front lines of the California wildfires, working with many others to try and contain them.
  • Long Island (Firefighters) Bagpipe band knocks kneeling, wont play for Jets

    10/13/2017 7:02:25 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 35 replies
    Newsday ^ | Oct 13, 2017 | Sloan Yan
    A Nassau bagpipe band has passed on the Jets invite to play during halftime over NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem, officials said Friday. A Jets group sales representative asked the Nassau County Firefighters Pipes and Drums Band early this week to entertain the crowd during the Nov. 2 game against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, said band manager Bobby Hughes, an original member of the band and an East Meadow volunteer firefighter. We dont feel we belong there, said Hughes, a longtime Jets season ticket holder. We cannot in good...
  • Detroits Black Firefighters Back White Recruit Fired over Racially Insensitive Watermelon

    10/12/2017 6:51:56 AM PDT · by Lera · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Oct 2017 | Ben Kew
    A group of black firefighters from Detroit are backing their white colleague after he was fired on his first day for bringing a racially insensitive watermelon to work. Robert Pattinson, 41, was fired after introducing himself to his fellow firefighters by bringing in a watermelon with a pink bow on top as part of workplace tradition of new recruits bringing in a gift for fellow employees on their first day on the job. *snip* However, a number of black firefighters from the same department reacted to the incident with a big show of support for Pattinson, describing him as an...
  • Firefighters defend voters from riot police in Catalonia referendum

    10/01/2017 7:09:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies ^ | 1 Oct 2017 2:14 pm | Jen Mills
    The region, which includes the cities of Barcelona and Girona, has its own language and many who live there want it to become its own republic and break away from Spain. But Madrid refuses to recognise the validity of the referendum and has ordered police to close polling stations and seize ballot boxes. Barcelonas mayor has called for Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to step down in the wake of the violent police response. Ada Colau says that if this is a democracy, the police action should be stopped immediately so we can later have a dialogue, which is what...
  • Bacon Smoked a Second Time...

    08/22/2017 8:19:11 PM PDT · by Kriggerel · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | August 22 2017 | BBC
    Rescued piglets served up as sausages to the firefighters, who rescued them...
  • Charges Dropped Against Miami-Dade Firefighter Accused of Assault on Cop

    A judge dropped charges Wednesday against a Miam-Dade Fire captain who was arrested for pointing a gun at a police officer. Nicholas Marian, 55, was granted Stand Your Ground immunity in a bizarre encounter with a Miami Shores police officer. Fellow firefighters who had been rallying behind Marian were at the courthouse celebrating the ruling. The fire captain was arrested in March of 2016 for drawing his shot gun at an officer who knocked on his front door. Police responded to Marian's home after getting a complaint about an erratic driver in the neighborhood. Marian's pick-up truck matched the description...
  • How Firefighters Help Explain the Outcome of 2016 Election

    12/27/2016 3:03:23 PM PST · by Rudolphus · 22 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 23, 2016 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    If you want to understand how badly Democrats lost the white working class in the 2016 election, your local fire station is not a bad place to start. Nearly 85 percent of professional firefighters are white, and more than 95 percent are men, making them look a lot like the other blue-collar voters who surged to Donald Trump this year. But firefighters are also heavily unionized, tend to live in cities or suburbs (rural areas often have volunteer fire companies) and are government employees all factors generally associated with the Democratic Party. And all of those characteristics, along with...
  • President-Elect Trump Saluted by Firefighters as He Leaves New York

    11/10/2016 4:14:44 PM PST · by drewh · 11 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Nov 10th, 2016 9:57 | our FRiend Kristinn Taylor
    President-Elect Donald Trump flew out of New York City’s LaGuardia Airport Thursday morning aboard his private jet Trump Force One. As the plane taxied for takeoff firefighters paid their respects to Trump with a traditional water cannon salute. Nearby, a group of firefighters and officials enthusiastically waved to Trump as the plane rolled by them. “La Guardia Airport Firefighters Give Trump A Water-Cannon Salute On His Way To DC… 👍 #TrumpInDC #MAGA” @realDonaldTrump @FoxNews Beautiful act from La Guardia NY firefighters as a Salute to our Pres elect Trump — Krystal Cleer (@Katfan) November 10, 2016 “@realDonaldTrump @FoxNews...
  • Disney firefighters were warned to stop feeding alligators

    07/14/2016 6:47:54 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies ^ | 07/14/2016 | Sandra Pedicini
    The admonitions were in emails from employees at Reedy Creek Emergency Services. Reedy Creek is the Disney-controlled taxing district that provides government services to the theme parks and surrounding areas. The emails were obtained through a public-records request made after an alligator snatched 2-year-old Lane Graves from the shore of the Seven Seas Lagoon on June 14 and drowned him while he was on vacation with family from Nebraska. The attack took place at Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. After that, many tourists came forward with their own stories of alligator sightings at Disney. One employee at the resort said...
  • Firefighters Called Terrorists For Putting American Flag On Truck

    06/03/2016 3:46:56 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 39 replies
    Daily caller ^ | June 2, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    A Rhode Island city official called the citys firefighters terrorists and compared them to ISIS for putting an American flag on their firetruck. The firefighters say they have been told to remove the flag by city officials. A local NBC affiliate obtained audio of Central Coventry Fire District Chairman Fred Gralinski making the comparison at a board meeting. They look like a bunch of yahoos, Gralinski said. Like in the paper, like ISIS in Syria going to take over a city. I dont think they need that big flag on the back of the truck. Thats not America to me....
  • WATCH: Firefighters Rescue Cats Trapped by High Flood Waters

    03/16/2016 7:51:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    SNIP And that hell became reality for two California felines on Tuesday, when high flood waters left them stranded in trees half-submerged in the Sacramento River. The Front Street Animal Shelter created a ramp that would lead the cats to safety, but they refused to cross. SNIP
  • Woman, firefighter recovering after Southeast fire [fireman gave elderly woman his oxygen mask]

    03/10/2016 4:23:32 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 13 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 10 March 2016 | Michelle Basch
    WASHINGTON A firefighter and the elderly woman he helped save are both recovering at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Northwest. The fire started Wednesday afternoon along the 1700 block of Minnesota Avenue in Southeast. It was intense, very intense, said D.C. police officer Willie Tabor. Going up in there, in that smoke, hits you right at first, hits you right in the face. The officers were flagged down by a resident of the building. They got three residents and a dog out of the building. D.C. firefighter Danny Lovato gave his mask to Phyllis Terrell, who was...
  • AZ: Reloading Accident Fires House; Bullets Bounce off Firefighters, Trucks

    02/17/2016 7:33:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Picture courtesy A house fire in Gilbert, Arizona, appears to be a rare case of a reloading accident getting out of hand. No one has determined the cause of the accident. I hope that smoking was not involved. One of the things forbidden to reloaders is to smoke while engaged in the hobby. The reloader suffered burns to his face and upper body. That is likely why the fire got out of hand. It would not have taken much to get the three vehicles out of the garage. Their loss was certainly a substantial percentage of the total...
  • Firefighters Slam Ted Cruz For Claiming To Be Their Champion While Opposing 9/11 Health Bill

    02/04/2016 8:24:46 AM PST · by Gandalf the Mauve · 109 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 2/3/16 | Amanda Terkel
    A powerful firefighters union went after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) Wednesday for claiming to be their defender and champion in his Iowa caucuses victory speech. "What Ted Cruz did the other night in his Iowa victory speech is disgusting," said Harold Schaitberger, president of the International Association of Fire Fighters. "He said he embraces fire fighters and the dangerous work they do, says he's our friend and calls himself a great patriot. But when it came time to actually have the backs of fire fighters across the U.S., he was AWOL. Cruz is the worst kind of politician who will...
  • Woman who failed FDNY physical test 6 times gets another chance

    12/27/2015 10:47:22 AM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 27, 2015 | Susan Edelman
    A woman who six times failed the physical test to become an FDNY firefighter is being given another chance - and this time, critics say, the fix is in. She will graduate, no question, said an FDNY member. The department does­ not want another black eye. Wendy Tapia was allowed to conditionally graduate from the Fire Academy on May 17, 2013, even though she had failed the running test. After swearing her in, the FDNY gave Tapia five more chances to run the required 1.5 miles in 12 minutes or less, but she could not do it. She quit -...
  • The man with a new face: Severely injured firefighter..most extensive transplant ever performed*

    11/16/2015 7:18:28 PM PST · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 23 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 16 November 2015 | Thomas Burrows
    A former firefighter whose face was so horrifically burnt while tackling a blaze that he 'scared his own children' has been given a brand new one in the most extensive transplant ever performed. Pat Hardison now wears the face of David Rodebaugh - a 26-year-old who died in August following a cycling accident. The procedure - which was the riskiest face transplant carried out to date - has left Hardison feeling normal again and it should restore his impaired sight, too. The Tennessee man was told he had only a 50 per cent chance of surviving the surgery but it...
  • FDNY recruit finally graduates thanks to instructors’ ‘help’

    11/10/2015 2:09:37 AM PST · by lowbridge · 54 replies ^ | november 8, 2015 | susan edelman
    A female FDNY recruit has graduated from the Fire Academy after her instructors fudged on her strength, agility and running requirements, insiders say. Choeurlyne Doirin-Holder, 39, never achieved a passing score of 17 minutes and 50 seconds on the Functional Skills Test, a course of job-related tasks in full gear such as stretching hoses and dragging dummies, according to an FDNY source familiar with the training. She did not come in under 24 minutes in practice tests. Doirin-Holder also failed to run the required 1.5 miles in 12 minutes or less - even after the running course was slashed by...