Sep
2
2014

FF FALLS FROM MOVING RIG IN NJ

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A Warren County volunteer firefighter was rushed this morning to the hospital after he fell from a moving firetruck, authorities said. Belvidere‘s Goodwill Fire Company No. 1 was responding to a fire alarm when Joseph Peters tumbled out of the truck along Water Street in White Township, according to New Jersey State Police. The 28-year-old Peters
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Aug
30
2014

EX-FF ARRESTED FOR TAKING APPARATUS TO FIRE CALLS

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A former firefighter is facing charges for showing up at a fire, but it seems there’s more to the story. Officials say last month, 37-year-old Kyle Norden went to the Hartford Fire Department, put on firefighting gear, and drove off in a fire truck. We’re told that after driving around in the truck, Norden showed
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Aug
30
2014

FIREFIGHTER BEATEN BY CROWDS AFTER APPARATUS RUNS INTO CIVILIANS, KILLING 1 CIVILIAN AND SERIOUSLY INJURING OTHERS-THE PHILIPPINES

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A man was killed and 13 others were injured today after a fire truck hit pedestrians in Manila, Philippines. The fire truck reportedly lost its brakes and rammed through pedestrians along Angel Linao Street in Paco, Manila, this afternoon. The fire apparatus driver immediately fled the area after the accident. The injured pedestrians were rushed to the
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Aug
29
2014

FIREFIGHTER SERIOUSLY INJURED AS FIRE APPARATUS OVERTURNS DURING WATER SHUTTLE IN WEST VIRGINIA

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Firefighter with the Milton (WV) Volunteer Fire Department received serious injuries this afternoon when his fire truck overturned. Cabell County 911 received word of the crash at 1:57 p.m. Friday. It occurred in the 1800 block of Glenwood Road near Milton. Authorities believe the truck and its lone occupant were returning to the scene of
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Aug
25
2014

KY APPARATUS FALLS INTO SINK HOLE

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The tables were turned for local firefighters Sunday who had to have their truck rescued after an accident. Officials say a Summersville Fire Department truck pulled into a parking lot to turn around during a funeral procession in Greensburg, Kentucky. When the truck made the turn, it fell through the basement of an auto parts
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Aug
23
2014

APPARATUS ROLLOVER IN MO – FFs INJURED

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A red fire engine overturned this afternoon just north of Springfield city limit. Two people who were inside the Ebenezer Fire truck suffered minor injuries, said Heath Dalton, assistant fire chief. A third person in the truck was not injured, Dalton said. No other vehicles were involved. Dalton said the truck and crew were returning
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Aug
23
2014

FL ENGINE SLIDES OFF THE ROAD

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Fire Rescue and other county departments began working at 7:30 a.m. Thursday to make a clay shoulder around the truck so it could be towed, Walters said. Muck trucks and dump trucks went back and forth on the road at a slow pace so they wouldn’t also fall off the road. Walters said the workers
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Aug
23
2014

KY FF SUFFERED BURNS OVER 50% OF HIS BODY IN AERIAL MISHAP

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Two central Kentucky firefighters are still hospitalized a day after they were shocked by a power line while helping out with an “ice bucket challenge.” Campbellsville Fire Capt. Tony Grider was in critical condition in the University of Louisville Medical Center’s burn unit Friday afternoon, a hospital spokesman said. Simon Quinn was in fair condition
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Aug
22
2014

BROKEN DRIVE SHAFT STRANDS PHILLY ENGINE

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While en route to a service call Friday, the drive shaft of a Philadelphia fire truck broke off, stranding firefighters and the truck for several hours. Philadelphia fire truck Engine 69, based in the 8200 block of Tinicum Avenue, was responding to a call at about 9:30 a.m. Friday. While driving, the drive shaft of
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