A Texas fire department terminated a volunteer firefighter after he wrote a Facebook post praising Dylann Roof, the suspect in a mass shooting at a historically black church in Charleston that left nine people dead.
A volunteer Texas firefighter was terminated for posting on social media that alleged Charleston shooter Dylann Roof “needs to be praised for the good deed he has done.” The comment by Mabank Fire Department volunteer Kurtis Cook was posted to the Facebook page of a South Carolina...
An East Texas volunteer firefighter was fired for posting on Facebook that the alleged Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof "needs to be praised for the good deed he has done." The Mabank fire department announced that it has "terminated...Show More Summary
A firefighter lost his volunteer job at a Texas fire department for sympathizing with the alleged killer behind the Charleston massacre.
The Center for Children needs volunteers for the annual Touch-A-Truck event, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 16 at Regency Stadium, White Plains. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.The Brandywine Volunteer Fire Department in Prince George’s County is seeking volunteer firefighters, emergency medical technicians and administrative-support personnel. Show More Summary
Seven firefighters in Prince George’s County were injured Sunday after their fire truck overturned as they were responding to a call.The incident involved a truck assigned to the Morningside Volunteer Fire department, according to Twitter messages from several fire officials.Read full article >>
Former Tulsa, Okla., Reserve Deputy Robert C. Bates was not certified on the.357-magnum revolver he used in the shooting death of an unarmed black man. Furthermore, that personal weapon was not on the Sheriff Department’s list of approved weapons, the lawyer for Eric Harris’ family said, according to the Associated Press.
An Indiana Megabus crash happened on Interstate 65 near Edinburgh in Johnson County Monday morning that the Clifford Volunteer Fire Department is calling a “very serious accident.” A number of ambulances were called to the scene following the wreck that occurred around 5:30 a.m. Show More Summary
This Mercedes-Benz L408 G van, for sale on Hemmings.com, entered service with the Freiwillige Feurwehr Heide-Stadt (Volunteer Fire Department of the city of Heide) in 1969, and for the next 45 years it served the town’s residents as an auxiliary fire truck. Heide is a small town, meaning that the Mercedes accumulated just 27,000 kilometers […]
(YouTube link) The Achao, Chile, volunteer fire department is always ready to respond to an emergency. But the firefighters also dance! In full gear! If you’re in a hurry, you can skip ahead. The dancing starts at about 1:45. The song is "Soy Tu Nene Malo" by Nene Malo. -via Daily Picks and Flicks
For 24-year-old Mike Scannell, a lieutenant at the Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Department in Breezy Point, NY, the desire to be a firefighter came to him after having spent years hanging around the firehouse with friends who were already involved. Show More Summary
Today the Department of Awesome Natural Phenomena presents this stunning time-lapse video, created by photographer and volunteer fire lookout Gary Yost, of San Francisco Bay area’s famous fog rolling in to envelop the landscape, illuminated...Show More Summary
When someone’s heart stops, there are just minutes to save them from brain damage or death; by the time medics arrive, it can be too late. This is the problem former San Ramon Valley Fire Department chief Richard Price set out to solve with the crowdsourced iOS app, PulsePoint. Price came up with the idea for the app after […]
This Popeye cartoon opens, as you might expect, at the Volunteer Fire Department (of Sweethaven? Popeye's town is never mentioned in these cartoons, but I think that's his home in the comic strips), which is divided into Company C and Company D. Show More Summary
Most of the fire departments along the Jersey Shore are volunteer. So they rely on fire sirens to alert firefighters of an alarm. (They also use pagers but the old-time sirens are still used as a backup.) But not in Spring Lake, NJ. Because two ospreys decided to use the fire siren there as a […]
ARLINGTON, Washington — Following the deadly mudslide that ripped through the Oso, Wash. community Saturday morning, the Oso Fire Department has been an unofficial headquarters of sorts for volunteer efforts On Wednesday afternoon alone,...Show More Summary
I am fire chief of a volunteer fire department and am questioning after my department is paged out by our county dispatch who has the authority to rescind the dispatch. Does the alarm company have that right or the owners have thatShow More Summary
Volunteer fire departments have now been informed by the U.S. Treasury Department that, despite fears, they will be exempt from provisions in Obamacare that might have forced them to slash volunteer firemen's hours, benefits, or even their jobs. Show More Summary
Senator Joe Donnelly is co-sponsoring a bill called the Protect Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act. It would exempt volunteer fire departments from the Affordable Care Act.
Last week, two women showed up with a van to pick up the donations from the Toys for Tots bin at the volunteer fire department in a Virginia town. There’s nothing sinister about that, except that the women weren’t affiliated with Toys For Tots. Who were they? No one knows. Police certainly would like to know. The area’s actual coordinator … [More]