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Posted: Jan 6, 2016

Three firefighters rescued during Massachusetts blaze

Three Saugus firefighters overcome by smoke and heat while fighting a futile battle to save a home on Essex Street issued a mayday call from inside the inferno and were safely rescued, Fire Chief Michael Newbury said. The fierce flames were reported at 5 a.m., Newbury said, and are still raging in full view of the morning commute on Route 1, where the sun rose to reveal traffic at a standstill and plumes of smoke billowing over the highway.
- PUB DATE: 1/6/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: boston herald
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Posted: Jan 6, 2016

Heart-attack victim dies after D.C. firefighters stop at wrong scene

A man suffering a heart attack died Sunday hours after District firefighters stopped at the wrong location and returned to their station in Northeast Washington, delaying treatment of the man by at least 20 minutes, according to relatives and a fire department spokesman. Albert Jackson, 67, was pronounced dead at a Prince George’s County hospital shortly after he arrived by a D.
- PUB DATE: 1/6/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: the washington post
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Posted: Jan 6, 2016

Training Paid Off During Texas Tornado Response

A Texas fire chief said training and relationships helped emergency crews respond to a tornado that damaged over 1,000 structures in his community the day after Christmas. The deadly EF4 tornado ripped through Garland before moving northwest to Rowlett. It was on the ground for more than three miles with about half-mile wide path through the southwest quadrant of Rowlett, damaging over 1,100 homes and 30 businesses.
- PUB DATE: 1/6/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: firehouse
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Posted: Jan 6, 2016

Miami firefighter to be suspended after fire truck crash

Disciplinary action will be taken against a firefighter who was behind the wheel of a paramedic truck that collided with a fire truck last August, injuring 12 people near Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami Department of Fire-Rescue officials said Tuesday. Firefighter Gustavo Alzate, who has worked for the city for 2 years and 4 months, will be suspended in the next couple of days, Assistant Fire Chief Adrian Plasencia said.
- PUB DATE: 1/6/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPLG-TV ABC Local10.com - Miami & Fort Lauderdale
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Posted: Jan 6, 2016

Alabama officials react to graffiti calling fire chief 'racist'

VIDEO - Bessemer city leaders are denying allegations of racism within the city’s fire department. Over the weekend someone spray painted graffiti on the Bessemer Fire Department Administration Building. A police investigation is underway to see who committed a criminal act spraypainting a public building.
- PUB DATE: 1/6/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSFA-TV NBC 12 Montgomery
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