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Philadelphia's loss can be a gain

 There is no better example of a society's failure to protect its members than a fire that could have been prevented. This tragic loss in Philadelphia is such an example.  While the community attacks the fire department, so many other...Show More Summary

Obama Defense Department Issuing Pink Slips to Soldiers Deployed In Afghanistan

Thank you for your service. You’re fired: In a stunning display of callousness, the Defense Department has announced that thousands of soldiers — many serving as commanding officers in Afghanistan — will be notified in the coming weeks...Show More Summary

Inside San Franciso's Fire Department, Where Ladders Are Made by Hand

19 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

San Francisco's Fire Department is one of the few left in the United States that still uses wooden ladders. Each is made by hand at a dedicated workshop. Some have been in rotation for nearly a century. We'll get to the why and how, but hang on: Wouldn't a wooden ladder burn? Yes. They go up in flames. Read more...

Sen. McCaskill proposes whistleblower-protection bill for VA

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) will introduce legislation Tuesday that would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire employees who retaliate against whistleblowers, according to her office. The move comes as the Office of Special Counsel is investigating nearly 70 complaints of reprisals against VA workers, many of whom tried to report problems related to […]

FDNY at scene of reported midtown transformer fire

The FDNY says it's at the scene of a possible transformer fire in midtown Manhattan. No injuries have been reported. The Fire Department responded around 9:30 a.m. Friday at Sixth Avenue near 45th... To view the full story, click the title link.

Metrolink train hits big rig in San Dimas; no injuries reported

A Metrolink train struck a big rig in San Dimas late Wednesday but no injuries were reported, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

Gunman opens fire at Tenn. National Guard armory, injures 1

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Police in western Tennessee searched on Wednesday for a suspect in a shooting at a National Guard armory outside Nashville that left one person wounded, according to the county sheriff's department and local media reports. The shooting occurred at about 5 p.m. Show More Summary

CA Firefighters Facing the Worst Conditions Seen 'In Recorded History'

A fire near Smartsville, California that scorched nearly 50 acres on Tuesday is now 100 percent contained, although the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) called the conditions in the area over the last month the worst they have ever seen for this time of year. Show More Summary

Visitor Accidentally Gets Locked in Jail for 30 Hours

2 days agoNews : NewsFeed

He was rescued after he broke a sprinkler to alert the fire department

Somebody call the fire department because the new Tricky album is on FIRE (duh, it features Mykki Blanco!)

I’m pretty sure that every time I write a story about Tricky I preface it with something like “Tricky’s baaaaaack!!!!” or “don’t call it a comeback!” or something like that. But this new album, whoa. It’s Tricky’s 11th album and is named after the man himself: Adrian Thaws. Show More Summary

Village’s Banishment of Former Fire Chief Upheld By Appellate Court

Pasqua lost his appeal for reinstatement to his fire department after the Village of Mamaroneck, New York, had banished him from the department

What I Learned From Firing My Employee of 20 Years

Nobody in the company, myself included, has had a minute of management training. We all come from small, struggling companies where management training and human resources departments are unheard of, where even something as basic as an employee manual is unusual.

MUCH OF THE U.S. REELING FROM SEVERE WEATHER

Severe weather has produced flooding, wind damage and deaths in several parts of the United States. In Hornsby, Tennessee, the fire department is reporting people trapped in their homes by rising flood water. In Madison County, New York, the sheriff’s department is reporting four people killed as severe storms destroyed four homes. A spectacular lightning […]

Firefighter's Helmetcam Gives Rare View Inside House Fire

3 days agoNews : Trending Now

Homeowners in the town of Vista, in the New York City suburbs panicked and ran out of the house after they smelled smoke. The response from the small Vista Fire Department was caught on a heatproof helmetcam (aka FireCam). It gets us so close we can almost touch the flames. Show More Summary

SEE IT: Helmet cam footage shows firefighters battling Westchester County blaze

The video, filmed by Vista Fire Department at an undisclosed location in Westchester County, shows two laddermen combating 5-meter high flames surging from inside a wooden house.

People trapped about 30 feet above ground on Magic Mountain ride

About two dozen people were trapped in a ride at Magic Mountain and four others were injured, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

Buddhist monks caught with illegal fireworks in New Mexico

4 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Responding to a called-in complaint, Albuquerque Fire Department inspector Darrick Pino said a group of Buddhist monks was found setting off illegal fireworks, including Roman candles and mortars.

Is Advertising and Marketing with the U.S. Flag Unethical?

Happy (belated) Independence Day. This weekend was America’s birthday. Contact the fire department for these 238 candles. Now, go to the store — any store — and you will see brands adorned with Old Glory everywhere. Up and down the shelves, the U.S. Show More Summary

How 911 Become the Emergency Call Number

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Before the 1960s, the United States didn't have one universal phone number for Americans to call if they needed help from the police or fire department. Callers simply had to know the phone number for each department in the area they were currently in. Read more...

IN 89 DEGREE HEAT ANOTHER CHILD FOUND UNRESPONSIVE IN A CAR

 Emergency personnel are responding to reports of an unresponsive child found in a car at a home in Far East El Paso, according to the El Paso Fire Department. Click here to read the story.

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