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Posted: Dec 29, 2015

Man Charged with Stealing Chicago Fire SUV

Chicago firefighters were responding to a routine drill in a Loop high-rise hotel Saturday when a West Side man allegedly took advantage of their distraction and stole a Chicago Fire Department SUV from the scene, authorities said Monday. Joseph Gunn, 43, of the 4200 block of West Cermak Road, allegedly made off with the department-issued SUV of the first battalion chief that was left running outside the Hilton Chicago at 720 S.
- PUB DATE: 12/29/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Chicago Tribune
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Posted: Dec 28, 2015

Ohio Firefighter Dies After Falling Through Floor

A Hamilton firefighter was killed while battling a house fire Monday morning. Multiple fire departments responded to the fire in the 1300 block of Pater Avenue around 1:11 a.m., according to Butler County dispatch. Heavy smoke was visible when fire crews arrived at the scene, according to a release from the Hamilton Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 12/28/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Cincinnati.com
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Posted: Dec 28, 2015

Woman who failed FDNY physical test 6 times gets another chance

A woman who six times failed the physical test to become an FDNY firefighter is being given another chance — and this time, critics say, the fix is in. “She’ll graduate, no question,” said an FDNY member. “The department does­n’t want another black eye.” Wendy Tapia was allowed to conditionally graduate from the Fire Academy on May 17, 2013, even though she had failed the running test.
- PUB DATE: 12/28/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New York Post
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Posted: Dec 28, 2015

Alabama fire rescue unit carjacked; 3 shots fired inside Rescue 12

An armed woman commandeered a Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service unit this morning, firing three shots inside the truck. No one was seriously injured, and the rescue was recovered in the Smithfield community a short time later after a brief police chase. It all began about 10:40 a.m. when rescue workers were dispatched to the airport on a report of a woman feeling dizzy, said Birmingham Fire and Rescue Chief Charles Gordon.
- PUB DATE: 12/28/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Al.com
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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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