Milford Fire Dept honored for their part in serving our Country

Tuesday, September 1, 2015   MILFORD, CT

Milford Fire Department was recognized by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) for their part in serving our Country.  An office within the Department of Defense, the ESGR award program recognizes employers who make it easier for their employees to proudly serve in our nation's armed services.  Milford FD ensures their employees that their jobs will be there upon their return home from deployment, maintains their salary and benefits, and also send them care packages while they are gone.  Employers like this enable our soldiers to deploy with a peace of mind that they are cared for and will be taken care of.  

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Firefighter charged in death of EMS supervisor

Tuesday, September 1, 2015   WEST MORELAND COUNTY, PA

If you've been drinking, DON'T get behind the wheel of a vehicle, EVER!  A firefighter is now awaiting his preliminary hearing after being charged with homicide by vehicle.  The firefighter was operating a vehicle that crashed and led to the death of his EMS supervisor passenger.  

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Firefighter among those arrested for throwing water jugs

Monday, August 31, 2015   GALVEZ, LA

A volunteer firefighter from Galvez-Lake Volunteer Fire Department was one three who were arrested this weekend for throwing full gallon water jugs at passing motorists. Luckily no injuries resulted in the actions.  

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Former Fire Chief arrested for embezzlement

Monday, August 31, 2015   LUMBERTON, NC

Once the department's Fire Chief, was currently in the position of Vice President, Charlie Ray Hunt was voted out of office as the same day he was arrested for embezzlement of company funds.   The arrest followed an discrepancies found during an investigation that was prompted by the company's annual audit.  Does your department have this safeguard in place too?  

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Virginia Beach FD received Ben Franklin Award of Valor

Friday, August 28, 2015   VIRGINIA BEACH, VA

During the IAFC's Annual Conference & Expo, a crew from Virginia Beach Fire Dept was recognized for their heroic efforts during a horrific crash in April 2014.  A vehicle of 7, 6 of them being children, was hit by a pick-up truck.  Any crash can affect our first responders, especially when there is children involved and in this case there were 6 of them.  The Virginia Beach crew worked passionately to free each of them and rescue them from harm, however four children did not survive.  Our congratulations go out to the crew for their dedication and strong work, and we remember the families.  

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Division Chief arrested following domestic with wife

Friday, August 28, 2015  ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MD

According to authorities, police arrested Anne Arundel County Division Chief Harvey Cornwell after his wife called 9-1-1 to report an assault.  Upon arrival and after interviews of each party, police arrested and charged the Chief with first and second-degree assault.  He has currently been placed on paid administrative leave until the department conducts their own investigation. While this incident occurred off duty and in his own home, the reprocussions will follow into his career.

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Fire scene leads to altercation

Thursday, August 27, 2015   HARTFORT, CT

A lieutenant and a captain are now on paid administrative leave from the department following an incident that occurred on the scene of a fire earlier.  The lieutenant is also facing charges of second-degree breach of peace.  The two got into a verbal and physical altercation after the lieutenant started to leave the scene before being dismissed according to the captain. Read more at:



Firefighters honored for over 50 years of service

Wednesday, August 26, 2015   MIDDLETOWN, NJ

It's not too often in this industry that a department has the privilege to honor one of their members with more than 50 years of service. Middletown Township Fire Company No. 1 in New Jersey were blessed to honor THREE of their members with over 50 years of dedicated service to their community!  Take a look at your department, have you recognized the efforts of your members recently?  

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Firefighter fired after training incident

Tuesday, August 25, 2015   PORT OF PORTLAND, OR

About a dozen firefighters attended a training in Texas in 2014, and during that time a firefighter was charged with sexual assault of one of his colleagues.  The firefighter has since been indicted and last week was fired from the department after their internal investigation revealed he was in violation of their work policies and ordinances.  Does your department's policies and ordinances protect your personnel?

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EMT and Firefighter both arrested in brawl

Monday, August 24, 2015   NEW YORK, NY

A late night fist fight led to mass confusion and all out street fight, and as a result a FDNY firefighter and his EMT sister were both arrested.  Remember, you represent your agency both ON and OFF duty.  

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