Firefighter arrested for sexual assault of child

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 


Lt Kevin D. Holohan with Dwight Fire Department has been arrested for "predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a child." Read more at:



Volunteer fire company changes accounting following theft

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 


Imperial Volunteer Fire Company has changed their accounting methods following the arrest of firefighter and former fire chief, Chester Yurkovic. Yurkovic is accused of stealing more than $5,700 from the department over the course of the past two years. Read more at:



Firefighters get the wheels going again!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 


Firefighters from four area departments responded to a non-emergency call to assist the local Meals on Wheels facility after a water pipe broke and significant damage occured. Read more about how these firefighters came together and helped to get the wheels going again at:



Fire Captain recognized for his fire ground leadership

Monday, January 13, 2014 

Columbiana County Emergency Mangement Agency's Volunteer of the Year was awarded to Captain Brandon Smith for his leadership demonstrated on the fire ground scene of two different incidents in 2013. Read more at:



Deputy Chief honored for heroism

Monday, January 13, 2014 



Elizabeth Fire Department's Deputy Chief, Donald Peterson, was recently awarded the Liberty Mutual Firemark Award for Heroism at an awards ceremony. Read more about this recognition from Liberty Mutual Insurance at:



Former Fire Chief arrested again

Monday, January 13, 2014 


Remember back in August the former Fire Chief of Maple Shade was arrested for aggravated assault? He allegedly didn't not pay his electric bill and assaulted the utility employee who came to shut off services in August. Now he has been arrested for theft of $1,000 from his department to pay the debt. Read more about this at:



A 'peeping firefighter' arrested

Monday, January 13, 2014 


Daniel Yessman is a firefighter with Montebello, and has been charged with peeping on a teenage girl on two separate occasions. Read more at:



Firefighter arrested on suspected rape charge

Monday, January 13, 2014 


Update on the firefighter, Terry Freeman II, who was arrested for alleged rape incident. He is now being accused of rape from four other women. Read more about the newly released information at:

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New Year's Eve didn't go as planned for Deltona Fire Department firefighter, Terry Freeman. He was arrested for sexual battery with weapon. Read more at:



Firefighter & Paramedic recognized for their role in a delivery

Friday, January 10, 2014 


Childbirth in the field can be tricky, and a PG firefighter and paramedic will be recognized for their outstanding professionalism and skills utilized to help bring a new life into this world. Read more at:



Fire Chief fired after 21 years of service

Friday, January 10, 2014 


Tom Keene has been the fire chief of Showhegan Fire Department for 21 years, and has been left go by the town manager. Keene was on medical leave and was ready to return to work, however the town manager stated he wasn't able to perform the functions of the job. Read more at:



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