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Posted: Apr 20, 2018

'I'm sorry, Chief,' writes Mississippi firefighter who still can't talk after motorcycle crash

Michael Guitreau is still in the ICU at Memorial Hospital at Gulfport one day after his motorcycle collided with a vehicle on his way to work. The 28-year-old firefighter and father of four was traveling south on Mississippi 603 near Kiln-Waveland Cutoff Road on Wednesday when he struck another vehicle.
- PUB DATE: 4/20/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Sun Herald
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Posted: Apr 20, 2018

Southwest hero, Texas firefighter Andrew Needum: 'I'm no different than any other firefighter'

Firefighter Andrew Needum, one of the heroes of ill-fated Southwest Airlines Flight 1380, brushed off accolades for his efforts Thursday, saying he is "no different than any other firefighter." Needum, surrounded by family members, spoke to reporters at his firehouse in Celina, Texas. He and real estate agent Tim McGinty drew national acclaim for pulling passenger Jennifer Riordan out of a smashed window during Tuesday's ordeal.
- PUB DATE: 4/20/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: USA Today
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Posted: Apr 20, 2018

Florida fire captain under internal investigation for fighting fire while off duty

A captain with Polk County Fire and Rescue is under internal investigation for fighting a house fire earlier this month in North Lakeland while he was off duty. A complaint has been filed against firefighter Jay Schwartz, who is also union president of the Polk County IAFF Local 3531, county officials said.
- PUB DATE: 4/20/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Ledger
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Posted: Apr 20, 2018

Former New York firefighter dies from heart attack while helping neighbor having heart attack

Robert Cordani had always been there for other people. Whether it was as a firefighter in Wurtsboro, an EMT for the Mamakating First Aid Squad, or a neighbor, friend or brother. “He was one of those neighbors or friends that if you needed something, 24 hours a day, he’s down there to help you,” said his brother, Art Cordani.
- PUB DATE: 4/20/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: recordonline.com
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Posted: Apr 20, 2018

Injured Alaska firefighter talks about overcoming fall from ladder

How tough is Anchorage firefighter Ben Schultz? That is what he says he found out over the last several months after a devastating fall from a ladder in June in Anchorage. "I'd say the biggest positive is that I've seen the worst part of my life and seeing how I can overcome that," Schultz said while recovering in Omaha, Nebraska.
- PUB DATE: 4/20/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ktva.com
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