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Posted: Dec 28, 2015

Connecticut Firefighters Save One Of Their Own

The call came into the Thompsonville Fire Department at a change of shift on a Monday evening in November — an unresponsive 52-year-old male on Russell Street. Firefighters arrived at the home, and said there was some initial confusion. Then, firefighter Tom O'Brien saw a familiar person standing in the driveway — fellow Thompsonville firefighter Ernie Bouthiette's 16-year-old son.
- PUB DATE: 12/28/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Hartford Courant
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Posted: Dec 28, 2015

Bankruptcy appeal sides with California city over fire union

An appeals court once again ruled against the San Bernardino City Professional Firefighters and in favor of the city Tuesday, affirming U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Meredith Jury’s conclusion that nothing in the city charter or state law prevents the city from outsourcing its Fire Department. In the same ruling, Otis D.
- PUB DATE: 12/28/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Sun
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Posted: Dec 23, 2015

Mississippi fire captain dies of apparent heart attack at station

To his last day on the force, Clarksdale Fire Department Capt. Willie Ratliff could still fight fire with the young guys. That's what his fellow firefighters said about him. It's what the community of Clarksdale knew about him. The 35-year veteran of the Clarksdale Fire Department was two shifts away from retirement Monday night when his shift mates found him, dead of an apparent heart attack at the station.
- PUB DATE: 12/23/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: clarion ledger
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Posted: Dec 23, 2015

Former Alabama rescue squad captain charged in crew member's death

The former captain of the Etowah County Rescue Squad has been arrested for criminally negligent homicide related to the drowning death of a rescue squad volunteer April 25. Michael Ervin Bettis, 49, Gadsden, was arrested on the misdemeanor charge after he was indicted by an Etowah County grand jury, according to a news release from Sheriff Todd Entrekin.
- PUB DATE: 12/23/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: gadsden times
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Posted: Dec 23, 2015

National Fire and Emergency Services Hall of Legends, Legacies and Leaders 2015 Inductees Announced

The National Fire Heritage Center announced this week the Inductees into the “National Fire and Emergency Services Hall of Legends, Legacies and Leaders” (HLLL) the prestigious acknowledgment of contributions of lasting importance to all who serve and those served in communities large and small. This year’s Inductees were: James Braidwood, Keith Royer, Haraldur Stefansson, Ira H.
- PUB DATE: 12/23/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: National Fire Heritage Center
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