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Dancing Firemen

yesterdayOdd : Neatorama

(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

Another Fire Chief Goes Dipping

Perrotti, 47, is accused of embezzling more than $70,000 from the Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department

An Unbreakable Bond: Lieutenant Mike Scannell Finds His Calling

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

And Another Treasurer Goes Dipping

THE TREASURER OF A CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, volunteer fire department was charged yesterday with stealing $300,000 from the department's accounts.

A New Firehouse From The Ashes

IT WAS ONE YEAR AGO THIS MONTH THAT the Gordon Volunteer Fire Department in Douglas County, Wisconsin, lost its firehouse and six trucks to a devastating fire.

Today the Department of Awesome Natural Phenomena presents this...

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

Crowdsourced app gets CPR volunteers to cardiac arrest victims fast

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 […]

Cops: "Ninja" Volunteer Firefighter Started Fires in Vacant Homes

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

A teenage volunteer firefighter in the Philadelphia suburbs has been arrested on charges that he and another teen set fire to vacant homes so that his fire department would be called to extinguish the blazes. A crime so dumb only a Philly boy could think it up. Read more...

Beloved Mont. fire chief, family killed in crash

A fire engine and a family's pickup truck collided on a Montana highway Thursday. Volunteer Fire Chief Todd Rummel was among the six people killed. 'Todd was like a brother. To some folks in the fire department, he was like a father,' one firefighter said.

Ore. firefighters help 900-pound woman leave bedroom

Oregon firefighters helped a 900 pound woman escape her bedroom for the first time in two years. The Eugene Fire Department crew volunteered their time to cart Sharon Hall-Dodson out of her home after contractors cut a hole in her bedroom wall.

The Fleischer Popeyes #16: The Two-Alarm Fire"

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

HOW 2 BIRDS SHUT DOWN A TOWN’S FIRE SIREN

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 […]

Jailed Former Fire Chief Gets Extra Time Added

BILLY JOE CARTER, FORMER FIRE CHIEF of Botetourt Volunteer Fire Department in Buchanan County, Virginia, had additional prison time added to his incarceration Monday.

In Oso, Search and Rescue Volunteers Play the Waiting Game

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

Thieving Fire Chief Pleads Guilty to Five Felonies

A FORMER COUNTY COMMISSIONER WHO was also the fire chief of the volunteer fire department pleaded quilty to five felony counts Wednesday related to his plundering of more than $293,000 from the fire department.

Morning Lineup – March 11

Meddling government agencies harm volunteer fire and EMS departments far more than they help them. Oftentimes this is because the rule-making authorities haven't a clue of how the outfits they're regulating actually work in real lif...

Question about being paged out for a fire department emergency response

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

Investor Refresher (An Intersection Of Investing And Firefighting)

By AdvisorShares: By Roger Nusbaum Anyone who has read my blog for any length of time may recall my active involvement with the local volunteer fire department where I live in Northern Arizona. Occasionally my work in the investment industry intersects with some aspect of firefighting, and one such intersection just occurred last week. Show More Summary

Another Treasurer Goes Down Signing

A FAUQUIER COUNTY (Virginia) GRAND JURY INDICTED the former secretary/treasurer of the Goldvein Volunteer Fire Department Wednesday, charging Kimberly Ann Strayer, 42, with 13 felony counts of embezzlement.

Fire Chief Fired as Firehouse Phantom Filches Funds From Fire Department

THERE'S INNER TURMOIL AT THE Crystal Beach Volunteer Fire Department just north of Galveston, Texas. The small, struggling department of just 15 members is missing $100,000 from their meager treasury and nobody knows where it went. Well, perhaps one person knows.

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