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Posted: Mar 31, 2016

Expert: No scientific basis for arson ruling in fatal 1985 Philadelphia blaze

Philadelphia fire investigators had no scientific basis to conclude that a 1985 rowhouse fire in Oxford Circle was arson, a defense expert testified about the blaze that killed two boys and sent their father to death row for their murder. Nationally known fire consultant John Lentini said that when he heard that a city fire marshal, and then a second, had identified three separate points of origin for the fire, "I said, 'He must be magic, because it can't be done.
- PUB DATE: 3/31/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: philly.com
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Posted: Mar 30, 2016

4 Los Angeles Firefighters Injured When Driver Suffers Medical Emergency, Crashes Fire Truck

PHOTO - Four firefighters were injured Wednesday morning when the driver of a fire engine lost control of the vehicle after suffering a medical emergency and crashed into several parked cars in Valley Glen. The firefighters were responding to another medical emergency call about 2 a.m. when the driver lost control near the intersection of Burbank Boulevard and Woodman Way, said Capt.
- PUB DATE: 3/30/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTLA-TV WB 5 Los Angeles
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Posted: Mar 30, 2016

Cops question Delaware fire inspector snooping outside city

A Wilmington Fire Marshal inspector conducting residency investigations outside the city was questioned by two different police agencies last week, including one in Pennsylvania. In one instance, he pulled a gun on a man who said he photographed the inspector coming out of neighbors' backyards. No charges were brought against Thomas L.
- PUB DATE: 3/30/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal
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Posted: Mar 30, 2016

FDNY’s highest overtime earners aren’t putting out fires

The Fire Department employees who racked up the most overtime last year weren’t putting out fires, according to an analysis of payroll records. The records showed that not one of the FDNY’s top 25 OT earners was a firefighter or officer. Thirteen were fire marshals, seven were marine engineers who repair fireboats, and the rest were mechanics and other blue-collar civilian workers.
- PUB DATE: 3/30/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: new york post
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Posted: Mar 30, 2016

San Francisco Fire Department unveils new logo for 150th birthday

San Francisco fire trucks are about to get spiffed up for a big birthday party, because that’s what you do when you turn a nice round number like 150. The Fire Department unveiled its new logo Tuesday, a sparkly, golden shield with images of San Francisco landmarks and a legendary phoenix surrounded by flames that any of San Francisco’s 1,500 firefighters are duty-bound to extinguish.
- PUB DATE: 3/30/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: SFgate
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