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Posted: Jan 22, 2016

Arkansas volunteer firefighter fatally shot during medical response

A firefighter was killed while responding to a patient with a seizure Friday morning in Pulaski County, a spokesman with the sheriff's office said. The East Pulaski firefighter, whose name was not immediately released, responded to a report on Dortch Loop Road outside North Little Rock around 5 a.m.
- PUB DATE: 1/22/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NWAOnline - Northwest Arkansas News
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Posted: Jan 22, 2016

Fallen New York captain inhaled ‘superheated gases’, suffered respiratory failure, investigation finds

Though wearing an air pack, Mount Marion Fire Department Capt. Jack Rose inhaled “superheated gases” and suffered “irreversible respiratory failure,” causing his death while fighting a house fire, town police said Thursday. Rose, 19, died Dec. 19, 2015, after going into distress while helping fight a chimney fire in a home at 11 Fel Qui Road in the Centerville Fire District.
- PUB DATE: 1/22/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: the daily freeman
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Posted: Jan 22, 2016

Ohio firefighter succumbs to injuries from 2014 heart attack

A retired Middletown firefighter and U.S. Marine battled to the end, his mother said. “He was a fighter,” said Ginger Bruggeman. “He was a Marine and he never gave up. He’d be at death’s door one day and one hour later, he’d be telling jokes.” Her son, Scott D. Bruggeman, 45, of Middletown, died Monday after battling heart disease for almost two years.
- PUB DATE: 1/22/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Hamilton journal-news
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Posted: Jan 22, 2016

FDSOA Symposium: Detroit Fire Dept. Weathers City's Bankruptcy

Detroit Fire Department has been, and continues to go through challenging times as the Motown city recovers from bankruptcy and an unprecedented de-population of what was once the fourth largest city in the nation. Until November, Craig Dougherty, a 38-year veteran of the department, served as the second deputy fire commissioner in charge of operations and apparatus.
- PUB DATE: 1/22/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: firehouse
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Posted: Jan 22, 2016

Former Ohio chief calls for investigation of current chief

Former Olmsted Township Fire Chief John Rice has accused Fire Chief Patrick Kelly of conduct violations, and a group of residents is collecting signatures asking the township board of trustees to investigate Kelly. Kelly, the former Cleveland fire chief who took over the small department in September, placed Rice, now assistant chief, on paid administrative leave this month.
- PUB DATE: 1/22/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Cleveland Plain Dealer & Cleveland.com
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