A "Partner in Progress"

Firefighter OD's after shift

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 

After working his shift as an Akron firefighter, Mark A. Hoffman, went home and overdosed on heroin.  In December, Hoffman was found still in uniform on the floor at his home, not breathing. Currently the county judge has approved for Hoffman to be assessed for eligibility to enter a drug treatment program.  Read more at: http://www.ohio.com/news/akron-firefighter-seeking-treatment-after-heroin-arrest-1.464086



Battalion Chief helped to capture operator of striking vehicle

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 


Orange County Fire Authority Battalion Chief Marc Stone was on his way to work and came upon a bicyclist struck and stopped to render aid, unfortunately the bicyclist did not survive. Just prior to arriving on the scene however, Stone passed a vehicle with obvious windshield damage and quickly provided a description of the vehicle to PD. Area PDs were alerted and requested to be on the lookout and shortly after the fatal incident, the vehicle was located and the operator was arrested. Read more at: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/road-600012-car-stone.html



Firefighter arrested for sexual assault

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 


Volunteer and full-time firefighter John Wesley Hollowell has been arrested on a class 3 felony of sexual assault charges. He has been suspended from his volunteer firehouse pending investigation. It is unknown of his status at his full-time position because the City of Petersburg's policy is not to discuss personnel matters. Read more at: http://www.wric.com/story/24623962/petersburg-fire-captain-arrested-for-sexual-assault-on-16-year-old-girl



Firefighter arrested for sexual assualt of 15 year old

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 


North Cherokee Volunteer Fire Department firefighter Joseph Hayden Terrell has been charged with sexual assault of a 15 year old girl. Read more at: http://www.ketknbc.com/news/crimewatch/etx-volunteer-firefighter-arrested-on-child-sexual



Off-duty firefighter facing drunk driving charges

Saturday, February 1, 2014 


FDNY firefighter John Criscuoli was off-duty when he was involved in an auto accident last week. Criscuoli allegedly presented with signs of intoxication, refused to take a breathilizer test, and will be on a 30-day suspension from the department. Read more at: http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2014/01/off-duty_firefighter_accused_o.html



Firefighter & wife arrested for steroids

Saturday, February 1, 2014 

Parrish firefighter Gregory Russell Waldo and his wife were arrested, charged and plead guilty to a federal offense of trafficing steroids. Read more about this incident at: http://www.bradenton.com/2014/01/31/4966261/parrish-firefighter-wife-arrested.html



Firefighter arrested for two separate theft incidents

Friday, January 31, 2014 


While wearing his uniform and College Station Fire Department jacket, it is alleged Bond Curtiss Donahoe was involved in two separate incidents of theft. Read more about how the store video systems captured it all at: http://kagstv.com/News/KAGSNews/ID/2531/College-Station-Firefighter-Arrested



Firefighter receives citation for efforts

Friday, January 31, 2014 


Yarmouth firefighter Scott Smith was off-duty when he came upon a pedestrian struck who was in trauma cardiac arrest. Smith was presented the Yarmouth Fire Department Individual Citation Award for his life-saving efforts on December 23rd. Read more at: http://www.capecodtoday.com/article/2014/01/31/23843-yarmouth-firefighter-recognized-duty-lifesaving-efforts



Three public safety officials sentenced

Friday, January 31, 2014 


The police chief, police captain, and volunteer firefighter from Old Forge were sentenced from charges in May 2012. A female volunteer firefighter filed claims of sexual abuse when she was 15 years old. Read more about this situation and the sentencing of firefighter Walter Chiavacci and the police captain & chief at: http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/semenza-krenitsky-and-chiavacci-sentenced-1.1623512



DC Lieutenant now on desk duty pending investigation of man's death

Friday, January 31, 2014 


In the right place at the right time, but didn't receive services promptly. While the investigation will reveal the facts, a 77 year old man has lost his life just outside a DC fire station. According to citizen reports, they tried to seek help from the fire station but they couldn't come across the street to help "if my lieutenant doesn't tell me to go."  That lieutenant has now been placed on desk duty until the investigation is complete. All staff on duty at the station that day will be interviewed and a thorough investigation conducted. Read more about this at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/man-77-dies-after-collapsing-near-dc-fire-station-and-not-getting-immediate-aid/2014/01/29/13b44662-88fe-11e3-a5bd-844629433ba3_story.html?tid=ts_carousel



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