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Posted: Sep 15, 2020

Assaults against first responders raising nationwide concern

A reported assault on two Baltimore City firefighters is contributing to the nationwide, rising concern over attacks on first responders. According to the department, the firefighters were assaulted while responding to a reported fire on Eastern Avenue in southeast Baltimore Sunday night. Officials say a man threw glass bottles at the crew as they attempted to enter the home.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBFF-TV FOX 45 Baltimore
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Posted: Sep 15, 2020

NYPD vs. FDNY baseball game: A manager, player among many remembered on 9/11

VIDEO: It has been 19 years, but Scott Miller gets the details right. Some memories — especially the really good and really bad — are indelible. Friday night, Miller managed the FDNY baseball team, which, despite nearly blowing an 11-run lead and leaving 17 men on base, edged the NYPD 12-10 in a four-hour marathon.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Poughkeepsie Journal
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Posted: Sep 15, 2020

Pennsylvania borough to disband unionized, full-time fire department

Borough leaders recently informed firefighters here they would eliminate unionized, full-time positions and transition to a department that relies on part-timers, volunteers and subcontractors. Firefighters whose jobs are on the line are steamed and residents plan to stage a protest outside of Tuesday night’s council meeting at the borough’s municipal “The fire department has religiously worked in the best interest of the borough,” said firefighter John Fronzoni, a 20-year veteran who is union steward for the department.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Citizens' Voice
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Posted: Sep 14, 2020

Off-duty New York City firefighter carries out neighbor as massive fire rips through own home

VIDEO: An off-duty New York City firefighter watched flames engulf his own home on Sunday but that didn't stop him from doing his duty and rescuing his neighbors -- all without any fire protective gear. The blaze broke out shortly before midnight inside Peter Orlowski's home in the Dyker Heights section of Brooklyn, authorities said.
- PUB DATE: 9/14/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WNBC-TV NBC 4 New York
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Posted: Sep 14, 2020

Oregon fire chief and crew lose homes, station as they battle Holiday Farm Fire

A rural fire chief and several of her volunteer firefighters in Oregon lost their homes and station house to the Holiday Farm Fire as they battled the blaze over the last few days. Upper McKenzie Rural Fire Chief Christiana Rainbow Plews is among thousands of first responders who have been combating the fires that have ravaged the West Coast for weeks.
- PUB DATE: 9/14/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NBC News
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