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Posted: Sep 11, 2015

Seattle firefighter, acquitted in park attack, fails to win his job back

Although he was acquitted of criminal charges in the alleged assault on homeless people last year, a former Seattle firefighter will not get his job back after an arbitrator determined he instigated the attack and then lied to police about it. The ruling by labor-management arbitrator and mediator Howell L.
- PUB DATE: 9/11/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: seattle times
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Posted: Sep 11, 2015

Burned Fresno Fire Captain leaves hospital to continue rehabilitation at home

After nearly six months in the hospital, Pete Dern is home. The Fresno fire captain received severe burns when he fell through the roof while trying to put out a house fire. A huge crowd turned out to cheer him on as he left Community Regional Medical Center Wednesday afternoon. This day for Pete Dern started like the past 163 others, with a round of treatment and physical therapy.
- PUB DATE: 9/11/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KFSN-TV ABC 30 Frenso/Visalia
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Posted: Sep 10, 2015

New York firefighter: Arsonist ‘expected me to die’

Nearly 20 feet inside the smoke-filled former synagogue, the words of fellow firefighter Darin Lewis stopped David Abell in his tracks: “I think this is booby-trapped.” That’s when Abell spotted the trip wire connected to two gallon-sized jugs of gasoline. Abell recounted on Tuesday the chilling details of entering the building at 117 Jefferson Ave.
- PUB DATE: 9/10/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ithaca journal
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Posted: Sep 10, 2015

Texas fire chief stabbed multiple times responding to call

On Tuesday around 11 p.m., a Mitchell County Sheriff’s Deputy was called out to report of a man waving a shot gun in the road. The Deputy, called and asked Brandon Hale, Westbrook Fire Chief to keep an eye on the suspect from a distance until he got there. When the deputy had arrived the suspect had already made his way back to his residence, the deputy went to locate him.
- PUB DATE: 9/10/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCBD-TV NBC 11 Lubbock
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Posted: Sep 10, 2015

Alaska firefighters threaten walk-off in snit with borough officials

Tension between the Talkeetna Fire Department and Matanuska-Susitna Borough fire chiefs potentially threatens to leave this Susitna Valley climbing and tourist destination without a hometown firefighting force. Eric Chappel, a Talkeetna fire captain and 17-year responder, got sideways last week with Mat-Su chiefs when he was preparing to use his pickup to pull upright an overturned trailer blocking the Parks Highway.
- PUB DATE: 9/10/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Alaska Dispatch News
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