Colorado man rescued from creek during September floods could sue his rescuers
A Broomfield man who was rescued from his submerged car during the September floods has filed papers indicating he might sue his rescuers and first responders. Roy Ortiz was rescued by North Metro Fire Rescue District and others who responded to the scene after his car was washed off the road on Sept.
- PUB DATE: 3/7/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Loveland Reporter-Herald
Shots fired into Philadelphia firehouse
Police are investigating a shooting that sent bullets flying into a Philadelphia firehouse Thursday afternoon.
It was a very close call for firefighters. Gunfire tore through Engine 25 located at Hart Lane near Boudinot Street in Kensington around lunchtime.
Four firefighters were inside the kitchen.
- PUB DATE: 3/7/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV 6 ABC.com
Retired Buffalo firefighter meets man he saved as a boy from raging house fire 46 years ago
Vincent Fildes crawled out of the burning house on Sherman Street on his hands and knees, sick to his stomach from the acrid smoke and the unbearable heat.
But the Buffalo fire lieutenant went back in, his only protection a rubber coat and a metal helmet with cloth earflaps.
A boy and a girl were inside.
- PUB DATE: 3/7/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: buffalo news
IAFC's Executive Development Institute returns for second year; Deadline to apply March 14
The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) today announced it has received a grant as part of the Motorola Solutions Foundation's Public Safety and Security Institute; the Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Through the grant, the IAFC will be able to accept 20 aspiring and new fire chiefs into the Fire Service Executive Development Institute (FSEDI), a program designed to give them the tools they need to have a successful and productive tenure as a fire service leader.
- PUB DATE: 3/7/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: international association of fire chiefs
BWI terminates African-American fire chief amid complaints about diversity
Officials at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport announced the hiring of its fire-and-rescue department's first Hispanic fire chief Thursday, shortly after acknowledging that they had terminated its acting chief, an African-American, the day before. The hiring of Victor N. Ferreira Jr., a 52-year-old retired Prince George's County fire official, comes amid complaints about diversity within the airport's fire department, following the hiring of an all-white class of firefighter recruits last month.
- PUB DATE: 3/7/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: baltimore sun
AMR workers flame Las Vegas fire chief over patient transport takeover
With more than 100 private ambulance employees glaring at his back Wednesday, Las Vegas Fire Chief Willie McDonald told City Council members that he has changed the balance of lucrative hospital transports so his department will handle 50 percent of the calls.
McDonaldâ€™s goal is to eliminate the dual response system where medical calls are answered by both the Fire Department and private ambulances, with only one getting to bill for transporting a patient to the hospital.
- PUB DATE: 3/6/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: las vegas review-journal
Officials: 2 Dead, 2 Missing After 4-Alarm New Jersey Blaze
Authorities have recovered two bodies and are searching for two people who are missing at the scene of a four-alarm fire in Jersey City.
Mayor Steven Fulop says a couple in their 80s and their two sons, who are in their 50s, were unaccounted for after the blaze on Grant Street was extinguished early Thursday.
- PUB DATE: 3/6/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: nbc new york