Firefighter found with drugs & loaded weapons

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 


When Jackson Fire Department firefighter Darricus Lemont Gunn was pulled over, the state trooper said the vehicle smelled of marijuana. According to Gunn, he was intending to deliver the found drugs to his cousin. Additionally, Gunn had loaded weapons in the vehicle. Read more about this at:



Enfield CT firefighters finish 1st!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 


A team of firefighters from Enfield Fire Department  participated in the annual American Lung Association’s “Fight For Air Stair Climb” on April 5th and placed first out of over 150 firefighters in the state.  The team successfully raised over $1,700 toward the cause! Congratulations to the members of the team. Read more about their placement at:,0,2025951.story



Firefighters will not be charged in beating

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 


Do you recall the story we shared with you about the off-duty Seattle firefighters who were involved in the beating of two homeless individuals at the Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Pioneer Square? Well King County Prosecutor's Office has announced they do not have sufficient evidence to file felony assault charges against them. This has created quite the controversy as you can imagine. See the following for more information:



Firefighter charged with theft after not returning gear

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 


When you leave Ponderosa Fire Department, you are required to return the department's gear and equipment that was issued to you. Former firefighter Shane Fisher failed to do such, and has now been formally charged with theft for the nearly $4,000 worth of equipment. Read more at:



Injured firefighter arrested for arson

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 


It took investigators a while to get all evidence and documentation in line, but they have now officially charged former English Consul department Deputy Chief Nicholas Hannigan with setting the very fire in which he was injured. Read more about the investigation at:,0,3745386.story#ixzz2yySvP849



Volunteer Treasurer charged with 4th degree felony

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 


The treasurer for Valley Township Fire Department has been charged with a 4th degree felony after allegations that Emily Campbell stole money from their building fund.  According to a department official, apparently several thousand dollars is missing. Read more at:



Asst Fire Chief receives State Firefighter of the Year

Monday, April 14, 2014 


Leavenworth Fire Department Assistant Chief Mark Nietzke was presented the "2013-2014 State Firefighter of the Year" award by the Kansas Veterans of Foreign Wars. Nietzke has been with the department since 1985, and was nominated by his Fire Chief. Read more about this honor at:



Fire Chief fails background check

Saturday, April 12, 2014 


Part of an improvement plan put into place after an alleged molestation incident in the fire station, Borough Council made it mandatory for all personnel to complete and successfully pass a background check. Among those was Fire Chief David Bohnert, who failed his check due to a 1998 conviction of lewdness. Due to this, Borough Council has dismissed him from the department, the second firefighter to fail the check. Read more at:



Firefighter arrested child porn

Saturday, April 12, 2014 


An investigation led authorities to a computer being used in a Schiller Park fire station, where it is alleged firefighter Edward Mendelson downloaded numerous child pornography photos. Read more about Mendelson's felony charges at:



West Jordan firefighters honored for saving a life

Friday, April 11, 2014 


They were in the right place at the right time, with the knowledge and skillset to save a life. That is exactly what happened in March when a man was having chest pains and passed out in his vehicle. Because of the quick actions of Deputy Chief Clint Petersen, Capt Clint Paxton, Engineer Dave Montoya, paramedic Bam Davis and paramedic Troy Harris, the 47 year old man was saved and made a full recovery.  The man was able to personally thank the crew during their presentation of the Jordan Valley Medical Center's Emergency Medical Services Amazing Save Award. Check it out at:



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