Firefighters used 'Frozen' to unfreeze child

Monday, March 24, 2014 


When you are working with scared children, you have to get on their level and make a connection with them. That's exactly what firefighter Scott Myette and his partner John Keough did with 4 year old Kaelyn Kerr. Kerr was trapped in an elevator with her family and the only way out was to climb up the scary looking ladder with the firefighters. The two firefighters learned of her love for the new Disney movie "Frozen" and quickly pulled out their cell phone and played the theme song. Kerr felt calm enough to climb up the ladder with the men and together they sang 'Let it Go.'  Read more at:



More bad news for DC FEMS

Monday, March 24, 2014 


As if there isn't enough bad news circling DC FEMS, now another incident has occurred. Rose Preston, who was suffering a medical emergency and was to be a patient transported to the hospital, got out of the ambulance and took the Metro to the hospital instead. She reports that the crew were arguing among themselves about something apparently personal in nature, to the point where she felt uncomfortable and unsafe. She got out of the ambulance and took the Metro to the hospital. Read more at:



Firefighter honored for saving 4yo boy

Monday, March 24, 2014 


Firefighter David Sholl was honored by Benjamin Franklin Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution for his heroic efforts that saved the life of 4 year old Daxton Townsend-Burton from a house fire. Sholl went back into the structure to search again for the missing child and found him in a small bedroom. Read more about Sholl's quick thinking and professionalism at:



Auxillary treasurer & spouse charged with theft

Saturday, March 22, 2014 


Laurie Mitchell, former treasurer of the Coal Valley auxillary, and her husband are facing theft charges of an amount between $300-$10,000. Allegedly she used money from the fund and her husband tried to conceal it. Read more at:



State Fire Warden arrested for drunken driving

Thursday, March 20, 2014 


Shawn Bush, State Fire Warden of District 7, was among others during a training session and then allegedly partook in alcoholic beverages with his classmates afterwards. The problem came when he got behind the wheel of a vehicle, with fire department insignia, and drove. Bush allegedly could not complete the field sobriety testing that officers conducted. Read more at:



Former volunteer firefighter charged with 20 counts of arson

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 


One of Washington Parish Fire District's own firefighters has been charged with 20 counts of arson. An investigation revealed former volunteer Johnny Tarver was connected to the fires, seen leaving the seen of one of them, and has since been  charged. Read more at:



Firefighter charged with theft after $8K of fuel charges

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 


Lake Aerial Volunteer Fire Department is making changes to their bylaws after the discovery of over $8,000 worth of personal fuel charges to a company credit card. Firefighter Aaron Joseph Rossignol was charged with theft when the investigation showed he made countless fuel charges for his personal use. Read more at:



Firefighter suspended after being arrested for meth

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 


Douglas County Firefighter Alex White has been suspended without pay, pending an investigation, following his arrest for possession of meth and distribution. Read more at:



Off-duty firefighters attack homeless man

Monday, March 17, 2014 


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:



Yarmouth fire alarm operator honored for saving life

Monday, March 17, 2014 

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:



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