Congratulations to Woodbridge Vol FD on Life Safety Achievement Award

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 


Our congratulations to Woodbridge Volunteer Fire Department on receiving the Life Safety Achievement Award in recognition of their continued fire prevention education efforts in 2013. Read more about this prestigious award and their efforts at:



Former Chief of Vol Fire Co of Halfway back in court

Monday, September 15, 2014 



Jeffrey Ringer, the former Fire Chief at Volunteer Fire Co of Halfway, was back in court in relation to his theft charges between 2006 and 2008.  Ringer allegedly paid for non-approved expenses at conventions as well as a relative’s tuition on a personal credit card and then reimbursed himself for more than the original amount with the department’s checkbook.  Read more about his plea for home detention vs jail time at:



Firefighter arrested for poker games

Sunday, September 14, 2014 


McAlester Firefighter Aaron Boatright was arrested even after being warned that his activities were illegal. He was doing more than just hosting a typical poker night with friends. Read more about his felony charges at:



Firefighter domestic leads to officer-involved shooting

Sunday, September 14, 2014 


A domestic between a firefighter and his wife, with weapons, led to an officer –involved shooting .  Read more at:



Firefighters being docked pay for taking sick leave

Saturday, September 13, 2014 


Many career firefighters have second jobs. Taking a sick day is okay, but not taking a sick day to work your second job. That’s the reason that 8 Gilbert Fire Department firefighters are being docked pay for the next 16 weeks.  Read more about their potential punishment at:



Deputy Chief charged with DUI

Saturday, September 13, 2014 


Don’t drink & drive!  East Windsor Volunteer Fire Company Deputy Chief Patrick Brunetti was arrested last week after being involved in an accident and leaving the scene. Witnesses were able to lead authorities to the striking vehicle, found and charged Brunetti with driving under the influence & other charges.  Read more at:



We Remember All of Our Fallen

Thursday, September 11, 2014 

Today we remember ALL of our Fallen heroes and their families...Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Department, and our Armed Forces.

God Bless America!



Ambulance hit head-on with 8yo cardiac patient on board

Saturday, September 6, 2014 


Staying focused on the mission, no matter what… the sole purpose of emergency responders.  While transporting a child who had went into cardiac arrest, a Rural Metro ambulance was struck head-on by a driver going the wrong way. Despite the ambulance being overturned, one of the crew being knocked unconscious, the other three crew members sustaining non-life threatening injuries, they stayed focused on their 8 year old patient.   Police arrived shortly thereafter, and they quickly got into the patrol car and rushed the child to the hospital. Unfortunately the child did not survive the night, but we give thanks to the emergency responders for doing everything within their power to provide care to him. Read more at:



Fire Chief suspended for racial comments

Friday, September 5, 2014 


Many volunteer fire departments operate with an augment of career staff and the split of house duties can be a hot topic. Elsmere Fire Company’s volunteer fire chief is alleged to have made a racial remark during such a discussion inside the station. As a result, Chief James Facciolo has been suspended for two months and then will be on probation, making him ineligible for re-election for 2015. Read more about this at:



Engine & Medic crews did more than save a life

Friday, September 5, 2014 


We have seen and heard it countless times.   An individual is having a medical emergency, calls for help, emergency personnel respond, treat and transport the patient to the hospital, and then they go back to the station to await the next call. What we don’t usually see is something like what occurred in Baytown after a crew returned from transporting a heart patient who collapsed while mowing his yard. The crew arrived, treated and transported the man to the local hospital, but then did something more. They went back to the man’s residence and finished mowing his yard. What a statement of humanity! Nice job crew! See video and read more at:



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