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Posted: Nov 6, 2015

Striking French firefighters start fires, occupy train station during protest

VIDEO - Over 500 French firefighters set off fireworks and burned tires before storming and occupying a railway station in Lille in the latest in a series of escalating protests against the local council’s budget cuts. Staff in full uniform gathered outside the fire station of the northern city at 10:30 a.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: rt.com
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Posted: Nov 6, 2015

Virginia firefighter killed in wreck en route to work

Jesse Daniel Clingenpeel always wanted to be a soldier. He dressed in camouflage every Halloween and imitated his father’s buzz cut as a child. But a year after a combat injury led to his honorable discharge from the Army in 2012, the Roanoke County native eagerly joined up as a Roanoke firefighter-EMT, Chief David Hoback said.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: the roanoke times
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Posted: Nov 6, 2015

First-responders to Oklahoma City bombing responsible for raising thousands for memorial

It may have been 20 years since the Oklahoma City bombing, but those first responders who came together on April 19, 1995 are still making an impact today. A memorial badge was created in their honor to benefit the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum. The Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation received more than $75,000 Thursday morning after a limited time badge and coin were created.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KFOR-TV News Channel 4
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Posted: Nov 6, 2015

Update: Tennessee community refuses to cover new neighborhood in case of fire emergency

Tempers flared Thursday night at a Foster Falls community meeting as representatives for the new Jasper Highlands development tried to convince the local fire department to respond to emergency calls while the developers construct their own fire department. By the end of the meeting, which was filled with shouting and accusations, nothing changed.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Chattanooga Times Free Press
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Posted: Nov 6, 2015

Fire Truck Photo of the Day-Pierce Ladder Truck

Velocity cab and chassis; Detroit DD13 500-hp engine; Waterous CSU 2,000-gpm single-stage pump; UPF Poly 300-gallon tank.

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