Firefighters get into argument at accident scene

Thursday, October 2, 2014 


Sometimes when you’re so passionate about what you do, it’s hard to suppress when you have a difference of opinion. It happens, but when it happens on the fire scene nobody wins.  Albuquerque Fire Chief David Downey is now faced with figuring out what happened on the scene of an auto accident in which two of his firefighters got into a disagreement of some sort. Read more at:



Volunteer enjoyed the thrill, now arrested for arson

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 


A 19yo man joined Big Cabin Volunteer Fire Department on Aug 1 and allegedly began a string of arson fires. The department answers approximately 60 calls a year, but since Jesse Bennett had joined they ran almost 10 in one month. Bennett was arrested on 8 counts of arson for motive of the thrill of responding and fighting fires. Read more at:



Orlando investigation centers around cash payments for events

Sunday, September 21, 2014 


Have a proper paper trail for any monetary transactions! It is hard to believe, but that is the center of a current investigation surrounding cash payment for events in which emergency personnel received payment for in Orlando.  An estimate of the amount in question is not known at this time; however they provided one example in which $79K is debatable.  Read more about the details at:



Lexington firefighter injures several in hit & run accident

Sunday, September 21, 2014 


The community is saddened to know a firefighter was behind the wheel of a hit and run accident that left several people injured and a business heavily damaged.  Jarad McCargo was arrested after authorities tracked & found his vehicle outside of his home and will now faces several charges.  McCargo was operating a vehicle when it jumped a sidewalk, smashed into a local bar, injuring several, and then immediately sped away.  Read more about this at:



Former Division Chief facing felony charges

Friday, September 19, 2014 


Formerly a division chief of Sioux Falls Fire Rescue, Patrick Warren is now facing over 15 counts of felony charges.  Warren is alleged to have unlawfully using a computer and looking at particular emails & files he shouldn’t have.   Read more about this at:



Suggestive banner could lead to disciplinary action

Thursday, September 18, 2014 


Your words are your image. The fate of firefighters who displayed a banner during a fireman’s convention will soon learn their fate. The banner with suggestive wording was displayed directly underneath their fire company banner, and has a lot of mixed feelings in the public eye. Read more at:



Firefighters left note for victims of house fire

Thursday, September 18, 2014 


When they care enough to say ‘I’m sorry’ it can somehow help heal the wound.  Crews recently battled a house fire in which they were not able to save, but the homeowners were comforted by a handwritten note left for them in their mailbox, by the CalFire.   Read more about the note left by CalFire at:



Off-duty Fire Chief saves a life!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 


Vancouver Fire Department’s off-duty Fire Chief Joe Molina was in the right place, with the right training, at the right time.  While enjoying a meal with family, another patron in the restaurant began choking. Chief Molina immediately began performing the Heimlich Maneuver and saved his life. Read more at:



Captains alleged to have mistreated recruit

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 


Documentation can be your best friend, especially in the case in which Los Angeles Fire Department is in right now with a recruit.  Two of their captains are alleged to have mistreated a recruit, while the captains state the individual in question was ‘performing below standards.’  The individual is the son of a LAFD Battalion Chief. Read more at:



Firefighter accused of sexual advances in the fire station

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 


Inappropriate actions inside the fire station have led a firefighter candidate to a potential suspension before he really gets started. Archbald firefighter candidate George Toth allegedly took a female into the basement of the fire station and made inappropriate sexual advances toward her. Read more about this incident at:



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