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Orthodox Jewish firemen fight ban for refusing to shave beard

last weekNews : NY Daily News

Two suspended Long Island volunteer firefighters are sueing after benched over their Fire Department's facial hair policy.

Dramatic nighttime rescues in flooded Houston suburbs as Harvey rolls on

CYPRESS, Texas (Reuters) - The mayday call went out near midnight to all members of the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department organizing rescue operations in the outskirts of Houston. There was a new emergency: Four of their own in peri...

How a Hawk and Its Serpentine Meal Sparked a Montana Wildfire

A swiftly moving wildfire near Black Eagle, Montana, consumed about 40 acres of grass before members of the Black Eagle Volunteer Fire Department managed to extinguish the flames. No one was hurt, but one of the firefighters did happen...Show More Summary

Hurricane Harvey : Texas cities start assessing damage

HOUSTON — The Latest on Hurricane Harvey (all times local): 1:30 a.m. Emergency personnel in Aransas County, Texas, are assessing damage reports from Hurricane Harvey as they are able. Rockport Volunteer Fire Department spokeswoman Gillian Cox tells the Corpus Christi Caller-Times that the roof of Rockport’s high school has partially caved in. But Cox says […]

Bizarre sulfur fire footage will leave you in awe

2 months agoNews : The Newsroom

The Worland Volunteer Fire Department in Wyoming was recently called upon to extinguish an unusual fire — and the footage they captured is stunning. Firefighters determined the otherworldly blaze was the result of a sulfur mound that had been ignited. Show More Summary

Firefighter living his ‘childhood dream’ becomes chief in Prince George’s

Benjamin Barksdale to lead nation’s largest combination volunteer/career fire department

Ray McGrath, SFFD captain and longtime volunteer, dies

Ray McGrath, a retired San Francisco Fire Department captain who stayed on as a toy drive volunteer and morale booster, sometimes walking from station to station throughout the city, has died at 95. Among the duties he adopted was as...Show More Summary

Popular Questions You’ll be Asked When You Say You’re Hiking the PCT

When we made the decision to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, it was nearly two years ago as we were living out of a hammock in the Prescott National Forest, working for a volunteer fire department doing fuels reduction. We spent most of...Show More Summary

Compassionate Fire Department Award to Abingdon Volunteer Fire & Rescue

The post Compassionate Fire Department Award to Abingdon Volunteer Fire & Rescue appeared first on PETA.

Firefighters say 19 dead in fire at Guatemala orphanage

The spokesman for Guatemala's volunteer fire departments said at least 19 people have been found dead at the scene of a fire in a troubled orphanage near Guatemala City. Spokesman Mario Cruz told the Emisoras Unidas radio station that firefighters were still extinguishing parts of Wednesday's blaze....

Ex-firemen treasurer embezzled $5.7M to spend on antiques

6 months agoNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

The former treasurer of the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department was such a smoke-eater buff that he spent $9,000 to buy himself a 1931 American LaFrance antique fire engine. Problem is — the money wasn’t his. Michael Klein pleaded guilty in White Plains federal court Tuesday for stealing more than $5.7 million from his fire department...

Salmonella outbreak traced to fish fry likely winding down

More than 50 people have been sickened in a Salmonella outbreak in Tennessee apparently stemming from a volunteer fire department fish fry fund raiser earlier this month. Multiple media in and around Lacassas, TN, are reporting that a Sept. 10 fish fry at the Lascassas Fire Department has been identified as the likely outbreak event,... Continue Reading

Firefighter Loses Home To Fire Days After He Receives Racist Threat

Volunteer firefighter Kenneth Walker received a threatening, racist letter telling him to resign from New York’s North Tonawanda Fire Department on Monday night. Two days later, his home caught on fire. “We believe it was retaliation,” his wife, Amanda Walker, told Buffalo News. Show More Summary

Fallowfield Township Firefighters Receive PETA Award for Rescuing Dog Trapped in Mine Shaft

PETA’s Compassionate Fire Department Award is on its way to the Fallowfield Township Volunteer Fire Company for its July 20 rescue of a dog named Blaze, who had fallen... The post Fallowfield Township Firefighters Receive PETA Award for Rescuing Dog Trapped in Mine Shaft appeared first on PETA.

Fundraising Fireworks

On Monday, July 4th Agitator readers in the U.S. and we editors celebrate America’s 240th Independence Day. There will be fireworks, barbeques, volunteer fire department parades, the televised public broadcasting special from the National...Show More Summary

Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department’s ex-treasurer stole $6M

last yearNews : NY Daily News

The former treasurer of the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department stole nearly $6 million from his fellow smoke-eaters, prosecutors allege.

Pa. firefighters accused of false alarms for joy rides

last yearNews / Crime : Crimesider

Logan Township Volunteer Fire Department suspended four men and police have charged them with making the false alarms

Indiana’s new baby drop boxes let moms abandon their kids safely

last yearNews : The Raw Story

The Woodburn Volunteer Fire Department, located about 15 miles east of Fort Wayne in Indiana, is offering a new amenity for mothers. It’s called the Safe Haven Baby Box, a padded, climate-controlled container for newborns. It’s connected to a security system, so the emergency personnel inside the...

Bedford Firefighters Receive PETA Award for Saving Dog From House Fire

A Compassionate Fire Department Award is on its way from PETA to the Bedford Township Fire Department after volunteer firefighters responded to a house fire in the 8200 block... The post Bedford Firefighters Receive PETA Award for Saving Dog From House Fire appeared first on PETA.

2/11/16 13:59 Incident

The Burlington Volunteer Fire Department was called to Prospect St for a lock out by the Burlington Police Department. Rescue 9 was responding before being cancelled at 14:10. All units clear

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