Firefighter suspended after DWI

Thursday, May 22, 2014 


After being stopped for speeding, Austin firefighter Randall Black was also arrested for driving drunk. As a result, he will be suspended from his job with Austin Fire Dept for 60 days. Read more at:



Firefighter stole pain killers

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 


An addiction to pain medication led firefighter Timothy Greenlee to take Fentanyl from a South Bend ambulance. Greenlee plead guilty to theft and official misconduct however, South Bend Board of Public Safety ruled to terminate him from the department. Read more at:



Firefighter pawns rescue gear

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 


Lower Southampton Volunteer Fire Department firefighter Timothy Kennelly was arrested after crews arrived on an incident and didn’t have all of their gear. Over a four month period, it is alleged that Kennelly took essential rescue gear and then pawned the equipment at a local pawn shop for cash. Read more about this at:



Researching to reduce LODD's

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 


Fire department personnel from across the country are currently in Spartanburg where city owned structures are being burned for research.  Several organizations have made this FEMA grant funded event possible for the past two years in which critical research is being done in efforts to reduce Line of Duty Deaths.  Local news channels have been covering the week-long event as well as CNN and Discovery Channel being on scene today!  Read more at:



Firefighter sentenced for shots fired

Monday, May 19, 2014 


Stemming from a March incident, Jackson Firefighter Corye Martin has been sentenced for acts of vandalism that included shots being fired and hitting a store canopy. Read more about this at:



Fraudulent classes leads Lt. to jail

Monday, May 19, 2014 


Fraudulently registering grades for 42 firefighters has led Tallahasse’s Lt. Matt Schlossman behind bars. Over the course of two years, it is alleged that he conducted 17 classes, passing 42 students, and not a single class actually took place. As investigations continue, it is alleged he took payments from the students in exchange for them not taking the classes.  Read more details at:



FBI takes computer and files from fire department

Monday, May 19, 2014 


Middlebury Fire Department was greeted by FBI agents who were acting upon a complaint of misuse of funds came in and took their computer and files. The visit took Middlebury FD personnel by surprise but they are complying with every request of the FBI. Read more at:



Dancing while in the ambulance

Monday, May 19, 2014 


When a good song comes on the radio, sometimes you can’t help but dance.  Jonathan Williams, a paramedic whose video on YouTube has gone viral, was doing just that…while driving an ambulance.  Williams advises he did not have a patient on board at the time, however was he driving responsibly?  Watch the video on the following link and determine what you think:



CA Battalion Chief man hunt is over

Saturday, May 17, 2014 


The man hunt for the California Battalion Chief Orville “Moe” Fleming is finally over.  Fleming was wanted in the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend, Sarah June Douglas.  After being ‘on the run’ since May 1st, authorities were concerned he was armed and would seek refuge in the mountains of California. As it turned out, he altered his appearance, changed clothes and was not far from where his abandoned fire department vehicle was.  Read more about this at:



Treasurer sentenced for theft & charged with arson

Friday, May 16, 2014 


The former Treasurer of Hershey Fire Company, Thaddeus Austin has been charged with theft and arson. Austin received his minimum of one year in jail sentencing for stealing approximately $130,000 from the fire company, and then was charged with intentionally setting fire to a UPS terminal. Read more at:



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