Twelve to fifteen acres of unoccupied brush have caught fire in the Gaithersburg area, Montgomery County fire department spokesman Pete Piringer said.Piringer said that about 50 firefighters were battling the blaze, which was reported to the fire department shortly before 1 p.m. by people who saw smoke in the area.Read full article >>
A top Democrat this week will ask President Obama to fire the Commerce Department’s inspector general after a congressional probe uncovered a pattern of alleged misconduct, including retaliation against whistleblowers and the hiring of a suspected girlfriend. Show More Summary
A former city attorney has sued the city Law Department for wrongful termination and discrimination.
But you got to force the last door, let MEow do this one!! #forcingdoors #teamwork #letMEowdoit A photo posted by Boogie (@midtownboogiefdny) on Jan 21, 2015 at 6:43pm PST You might associate Dalmatian dogs with fire departments, and indeed they are traditional. Show More Summary
A 50-year-old parole officer in Florida is being accused of rape after physical and video evidence showed him forcing himself onto a woman during a house visit. Zachary Thomas Bailey had been an officer with the Department of Corrections since 1989. Show More Summary
According to Robert Piparo, Lieutenant of the New Brunswick Fire Department, 40-50% of firefighter deaths in the line of duty are from heart attacks. He's on a mission to reduce that number, by helping his fellow firefighters stay fit. Show More Summary
Dozens of residents of a Prince William County apartment complex were evacuated Thursday after workers who entered an apartment “observed a suspicious device,” the county fire department said. Authorities said they evacuated 45 apartments in three bildings in the Dale Forest Apartments in Woodbridge after an investigation of the workers’ report. Show More Summary
March 27--Four people were transported to Baltimore Washington Medical Center after a Maryland Transit Administration bus and a vehicle collided in Glen Burnie around 6:30 p.m., officials said. Lt. Cliff Kooser, a county fire department spokesman, said those injured in the incident on Ritchie Highway westbound at Americana Circle had minor injuries. Show More Summary
Several Fire Island landmarks have been destroyed. Around 1:30 a.m. Friday morning, flames broke out in the Cherry Grove community of the popular summer resort destination. Over a dozen fire departments responded to the blaze. Officials...Show More Summary
These cats give dalmatians a run for their money.
According to a Justice Department report released today, several agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration reportedly had "sex parties" with...
An explosion in New York City’s East Village Thursday caused a five-story apartment building to catch fire and collapse causing at least a dozen injuries, several of them critical. The New York Fire Department said early reports indicate the fire was caused by a gas explosion and some 250 firefighters were actively fighting the seven alarm fire. Show More Summary
The fire department says it's at the scene of a fire and a partial building collapse in Manhattan. The New York Post reported that there have been 30 injuries. Orange flames and black smoke are... To view the full story, click the title link.
You might have seen the news last month that two students from George Mason University developed a way to put out fires using sound. "It happens so quickly you almost don’t believe it," the Washington Post reported at the time. "Seth...Show More Summary
New York City firefighters are at the scene of a large fire and a partial building collapse in Manhattan. The New York City Fire Department says it has no immediate reports of injuries. Orange flames and black smoke are billowing from...Show More Summary
An abandoned strip mall in Bowie has been getting new life as a training ground for Prince George’s firefighters before wrecking balls demolish the development later this year.The county fire department has taken over the Market Place Mall, offering firefighters a rare chance to train in hands-on simulations not typically available in Prince George’s.Read full article >>
A pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries when he was hit by a car in Capitol Heighs on Wednesday afternoon.Prince George’s County fire department spokesman Mark Brady said that an adult man was hit by a car at a busy intersection on the 8400 block of Central Avenue at 3:11 p.m. Brady did not know what caused the crash.Read full article >>
March 25--The first planning meeting for Fresno's newest train station ran like clockwork. Now if construction of high-speed rail can somehow follow suit. About 60 people showed up Tuesday evening at fire department headquarters to pitch...Show More Summary
Earlier this month, the New York Police Department started using a tool called ShotSpotter in Brooklyn and the Bronx to determine where gunshots are fired. The system was turned on as part of a pilot program “to make the city safer,Show More Summary
The Fort Lauderdale Police Department has fired three officers and another has resigned after an internal investigation found that they had exchanged multiple racist text messages and shared a racist video trailer parodying President Obama. The investigation began after one of the officer's fiancées tipped off his superiors that "her... More »