Firefighter arrested for arson of neighbor's home

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 


Glen Hope Volunteer Fire Department firefighter Nathaniel Mostoller was sentenced to state prison for arson. Mostoller plead guilty when he was arrested and charged following a house fire in which he lived next to and intentionally set fire to. Read more at:



EMT pulls crash victim to safety

Monday, October 20, 2014 


Being at the right place at the right time, an off-duty EMT reacted with some quick thinking to help save lives. The passing EMT came upon a collision in which she pulled victims out of the wreckage just before one of the vehicle caught fire. Read more about the heroic efforts at:




Halloween decorations dispute could cost firefighter his job

Sunday, October 19, 2014 


A firefighter’s future is now in jeopardy due to his actions over some Halloween decorations. Fire Chief Bryant stated his department will conduct an internal investigation into the accused Firefighter Matthew Jones’s involvement in a dispute between him and his neighbor.  It is alleged that a neighbor’s trash can was blocking the view of Jones’s decorations, he pushed them over, and an argument broke out between he and the neighbor.  Read more at:



Firefighter charged with sexual conduct crimes

Friday, October 17, 2014 


A judge has sentenced a former firefighter to jail time after the 24 year old man engaged in inappropriate text messages and sexual conduct with a 14 year old he met at the firehouse.  Nathanial Roland met the young girl during a meeting at Shiremanstown Fire Department in December 2012. Read more at:



Paramedic chose to stay beside the grenade

Monday, October 13, 2014 


A veteran paramedic of 18 years, Cameron Padbury has seen a lot of things in the field, but none like what he faced over the weekend.  Padbury was called to render aid to a patient who had a practice grenade lodged in his thigh. It would take crews several hours to find and transport a combat medic who would be able to remove the grenade. When the medic arrived on scene, Padbury was given the option to leave the isolated ambulance and go inside the hospital for safety but he chose to stay by his patient’s side until the end. Read more at:



Remembering our Fallen

Sunday, October 12, 2014 


Members of CVVFA join in Emmitsburg MD this weekend for the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend where all of our Fallen Firefighters from 2013 are honored and remembered.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the families as they continue on their journey of healing.



Treasurer charged with theft of $300K

Saturday, October 11, 2014 


Over a 6 year period, the treasurer of Westwood Fire Company stole $300,000 from their funds for personal use, including purchases while on vacation in Hawaii. Hower Smith was a long standing member of the department and now faces multiple counts of theft related charges.  Read more at:



Two separate incidents put Philadelphia FD in spotlight

Sunday, October 5, 2014 


Philadelphia Fire Department is in the public eye for two separate incidents involving their off-duty personnel.  Lt Jemal Johnson was charged with kidnapping and sexual assault while Firefighter Michael Lawson was charged with assault on two individuals. Whether on or off-duty, your actions will reflect upon your department.  Read more at:



Firefighter arrested after speeding over 100mph on highway

Saturday, October 4, 2014 


Owings Mills volunteer firefighter Anthony Muniz is facing a list of charging after leaving a bar and speeding down the highway at over 100mph. When police got Muniz stopped, they found him smelling of alcohol, bloodshot eyes, and had slurred speech. Muniz had a suspended license, open alcohol containers, marijuana books, and more. Read  the rest of the story at:,0,6326737.story



Federal funding in question due to fraud

Friday, October 3, 2014 


The Department of the Interior Inspector General has issued a full report that outlines how the Bureau of Land Management failed to keep accurate accounts of where the federal dollars were allocated to, and in some cases spent funds on things other than what was permitted including fires that didn’t even happen. Read more at:



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