Rhode Island firefighter loses hand but plans extraordinary comeback
Braden Leonard faced countless risks on the job as a Johnston firefighter, and off duty as an adrenaline junky whose idea of relaxing is racing a mountain bike through tree covered trails and down steep hills.
But the 32 year oldâ€™s life changing brush with death came from something far more common and unexpected.
- PUB DATE: 7/21/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPRI-TV Providence 12
4 New York EMS workers barred from duty after response to chokehold death
Four emergency-service workers who found a man unconscious on the sidewalk after a cop put him in a chokehold â€” and apparently did nothing to aid him â€” have been barred from going on any more ambulance calls pending a probe, officials said Sunday.
A seven-minute video captured the last few minutes of diabetic dad Eric Garnerâ€™s life â€” and the apparent procedural lapses by two medics and two EMTs, sources told The Post.
- PUB DATE: 7/21/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: new york post
Connecticut fire district boss to council: firefighter layoffs 'border on criminal'
The lack of sufficient emergency response that will occur after the Poquonnock Bridge Fire District lays off nine firefighters "borders on the criminal," and the town or state needs to step in, the president of the Old Mystic Fire District board of directors has written to the Groton Town Council.
Old Mystic Fire District President Carl A.
- PUB DATE: 7/21/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: firerescue1
Washington man who became a firefighter in 1975 back on crew at age 70
When a wildfire raged near the Washington State Patrol offices south of Kennewick in 1975, it inspired one man, then 30, to become a firefighter.
"I came and volunteered that night," said Bill Morrison. "I signed my name on the dotted line and was on a fire the next day."
Now almost 71, twice retired from other jobs and away from firefighting for nearly 20 years, Morrison is back at his old post, Station 130 near the intersection of Canal Drive and Grant Street in Kennewick.
- PUB DATE: 7/21/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: the news tribune
Hot air balloon slams into power lines causing explosion in Massachusetts
VIDEO: A hot air balloon named Raspberry Ripple sparked a terrifying explosion as it slammed into power lines in a Clinton neighborhood Saturday night, injuring three of the seven people on board.
â€śAll I heard was a loud, long buzzing noise and my lights flickered,â€ť said Patricia Houck, who was home watching a movie at 7:40 p.
- PUB DATE: 7/21/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: boston herald
28-Year Department Veteran Named New Indianapolis Fire Chief
A longtime member of the Indianapolis Fire Department has been tapped to lead the agency forward.
Ernest Malone, who joined IFD as a firefighter in 1986 and has served as assistant chief since 2010, on Thursday was named the successor to Chief Brian Sanford.
Malone will take over after a 30-day transition period, officials said.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Indianapolis star
Growing Washington wildfire destroys homes, empties town
A small north-central Washington town and a nearby hospital have been evacuated ahead of a wind-whipped wildfire that has already burned at least 35 homes, authorities said.
Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said late Thursday he's heard of no injuries from the Carlton Complex of wildfires.The sheriff issued his highest evacuation notice Thursday for Pateros, a town of about 650 people along the Columbia River.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4