Off-duty firefighters attack homeless man

Monday, March 17, 2014 

SEATTLE, WA


Two off-duty Seattle Fire Department firefighters will be facing charges after they allegedly attacked a homeless man who was sleeping near the Seattle Fallen Firefighter's Memorial. The incident led others in the area to get involved, and one of the firefighters to get stabbed. Read more as the ongoing investigation conintues at:  http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Seattle-firefighter-stabbed-during-fight-in-Pioneer-Square-250522681.html

   


 

Yarmouth fire alarm operator honored for saving life

Monday, March 17, 2014 

YARMOUTH, MA
Yarmouth Fire Department fire alarm operator Rachelle Jessop was recognized for her profesionalism and skillset that proved to be key in the life saving efforts of a 3 month old child who had stopped breathing. Jessop's calm and clear instructions guided family to conduct the necessary steps in getting their baby to breathe again. Read more at: http://yarmouth.wickedlocal.com/article/20140312/NEWS/140318821

   


 

Firefighter charged with sexual abuse of minor

Sunday, March 16, 2014 

CHILTON COUNTY, AL


Fairview Volunteer Fire Dept Firefighter Clint Burnett has been charged with several sexual abuse charges of a child under 12 years. The incidents stemming back from 2011, may have taken place at the fire station. Read more at: http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2014/03/chilton_county_volunteer_firef.html

   


 

Fire company Treasurer pleads guilty to $250K theft

Friday, March 14, 2014 

NORRISTOWN, PA


After serving his community for 20+years, former Uper Gwynedd Township Treasurer Ronald Nolan has been charged and plead guilty in theft of $250,000 to pay for personal expenses. Read more at: http://www.thecourierexpress.com/news/state/article_6849c328-21be-59a7-871c-ed2526402906.html

   


 

Off-duty firefighter struck pedestrian & now baby is on life support

Monday, March 10, 2014 

NEW YORK, NY


After allegedly consuming two beers and getting behind the wheel, off-duty FDNY firefighter Sean Farrell, struck a pregnant pedestrian. An emergency C-section was performed and now her two month premature baby is fighting for her life. Read more at: http://gothamist.com/2014/03/08/premature_baby_on_life_support_afte.php#rpctoken=2116128836&forcesecure=1

   


 

Lieutenant arrested over prescription drugs

Monday, March 10, 2014 

WASHINGTON DC


DC FEMS Lieutenant Henry Dent was arrested after he was found to be in possession of drugs, forged prescriptions, and trying to fill more scripts at the local pharmacy. Read more at:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/dc-firefighter-charged-in-prescription-drug-case/2014/03/08/722ad950-a6f3-11e3-9cff-b1406de784f0_story.html

   


 

Fire Chief ordered to return incentive pay

Friday, March 7, 2014 

LEXINGTON, KY
Southeast Bullitt Fire Chief Julius Hatfield received incentive pay for training that he wasn't even in attendance for, a practice that apparently had become common. The KY Fire Commission was made aware and have now ordered the Chief to return the pay. Read more at: http://www.firechief.com/2014/03/06/commission-orders-ky-fire-chief-repay-training-pay-pension/

   


 

24 firefighters fired!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 

LEONIA, NJ
A new ordinance passed by Leonia council members has led to 24 of their firefighters being left go. Firefighters will now be required to pass a physical and background check. Unfortunately there were 24 that didn't meet the requirements so far. Read more at: http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/new_jersey&id=9453339

   


 

Ski for a good cause

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 

BRIDGTON, ME


Most times firefighters respond to the ski slope to transport an injured person. This time they responded to the call in fighting breast cancer.  The event, Mary's Firemen for a Cure, is in it's 11th year after the passing of volunteer firefighter Wayne Allen's wife Mary. Read more at: http://www.firerescue1.com/community/articles/1751758-Maine-firefighters-ski-to-help-fight-breast-cancer/?source=newsletter&nlid=1688474&section_name=topStories

   


 

FD Selling beer out of soda machine

Friday, February 28, 2014 

MANVILLE, NJ


According to Manville Volunteer Fire Co's former president, Jason Zangara, the organization was selling beer out of it's soda vending machines.  The company removed him from office after his voiced concerns with this activity, and he has even stated he observed a firefighter in uniform taking part in the consumption. Read more at: http://www.mycentraljersey.com/article/20140224/NJNEWS20/302240047/Manville-fire-company-illegally-sold-beer-ousted-president-says?gcheck=1&nclick_check=1

   


 
 
 

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