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Posted: Jun 19, 2018

9 Charleston firefighters killed in Sofa Super Store blaze honored for 'unthinkable sacrifice'

The crowds hadn't yet arrived at Charleston 9 Memorial Park on Monday when Jacqueline Drayton introduced her son to the site where his grandfather died fighting a massive blaze 11 years ago. They stopped at the memorial for Drayton's father, Charleston Firefighter James "Earl" Drayton. And one by one, they visited the plaques honoring the other eight Charleston firefighters who perished on June 18, 2007.
- PUB DATE: 6/19/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Charleston Post and Courier
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Posted: Jun 19, 2018

California city paying $440K to helicopter medics to settle overtime lawsuits

San Diego is paying seven helicopter rescue medics a total of $442,000 because they didn’t receive overtime pay despite regularly working 56-hour weeks. Federal law requires overtime pay of one and a half times the regular wage for all hours worked over 40 in one workweek, but there is an exemption for government workers engaged in fire suppression.
- PUB DATE: 6/19/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: San Diego Union-Tribune
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Posted: Jun 19, 2018

Ohio firefighters suspended for allegedly making porn recording on city property

Two romantically involved Akron firefighters are on paid leave for possibly getting too hot in a firehouse. City administrators have suspended Lt. Art Dean and Provisional Lt. Deann Eller after receiving a tip that the pair of officers allegedly produced pornographic videos on city property, then posted their flames of passion on the internet.
- PUB DATE: 6/19/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Akron Beacon Journal
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Posted: Jun 19, 2018

Importance of TIM, physical health highlighted by NFPA 2017 LODD Report

The recently released NFPA report of 2017 firefighter fatalities is both encouraging and troubling. Clearly, the efforts of many of our industry partners have had an effect on reducing our mortality numbers – the 60 on-duty deaths reported reflect the lowest number reported in over 40 years. However, some of the unexpected shifts identify room for improvement.
- PUB DATE: 6/19/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: FireRescue1
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Posted: Jun 19, 2018

'Hero' civilian in Tumwater Walmart shooting is pastor, volunteer firefighter and medic

An armed civilian is credited with saving several lives when he stopped a man firing shots at a Walmart in Tumwater, Washington on Sunday. The deceased gunman was identified as Tim O. Day, 44, of McCleary, Washington. He shot two people and tried carjacking six people. Day also fired shots inside the Walmart, but did not hit anyone inside the store.
- PUB DATE: 6/19/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCEN-TV NBC 6
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