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Posted: Mar 28, 2016

Update: Virginia fire department cited for violations in transporting child

The state has cited Stafford’s Fire and Rescue Department for four violations after a February incident in which volunteer firefighters transported an 18-month-old girl having a seizure to the hospital in a fire engine. The two firefighters at the center of the controversy are still working at the Falmouth Fire Station.
- PUB DATE: 3/28/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Charlottesville Daily Progress
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Posted: Mar 28, 2016

Pennsylvania Firefighter Describes Being Trapped Inside Burning Building

“The only thing I was thinking was, ‘holy hell I gotta get out,'” Lieutenant Nicholas Hudek with Penn Hills VFD Station 221 said. Hudek was one of three firefighters injured while fighting flames at a vacant restaurant in Penn Hills Saturday. He injured his hand while trying to find a way into the building.
- PUB DATE: 3/28/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KDKA-TV CBS 2 Pittsburgh
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Posted: Mar 28, 2016

In Florida fire chief’s acrimonious tenure, clues to his firing

When the local union of the Naples Fire-Rescue Department said last October its members had lost confidence in their chief, Steve McInerny, the group's action highlighted evidence of his troubled tenure. City Council members had expressed concerns about McInerny for years. There were public spats during annual budget talks when the council rejected McInerny's expensive requests for new equipment, and McInerny was accused of over-reporting fire incidents to justify new spending.
- PUB DATE: 3/28/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: naples daily news
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Posted: Mar 28, 2016

Ohio state code embraces photoelectric smoke alarms

Ohio has become the fifth state to require photoelectric smoke alarms in new homes. In the state’s first official acknowledgement that traditional ionization alarms are insufficient, new building codes require both ionization and photoelectric alarms on all floors of homes. The rule applies to new homes.
- PUB DATE: 3/28/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: the columbus dispatch
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Posted: Mar 25, 2016

Former FDNY Commissioner Scoppetta dies at age 83

Nicholas Scoppetta, who served in top city government posts spanning six decades and four mayors, has died. Scoppetta, 83, served as the city’s fire commissioner just months after the Sept. 11 terror attacks under then-Mayor Mike Bloomberg. He had the formidable task of rebuilding an agency that lost 343 firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 3/25/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: new york post
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