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Posted: Sep 11, 2015

Report: Warning written on shaft door before Cincinnati firefighter fell

Firefighters wrote a warning on the door to the elevator shaft just two minutes before their their colleague Daryl Gordon opened the door, stepped in and fell to his death in March. "Do not enter, open shaft," the firefighters wrote on the light colored door in what looks like black marker. Smoke and poor visibility in the tight hallway may have prevented Gordon, 54, from seeing the warning written in what looks like black marker on the the light colored door.
- PUB DATE: 9/11/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Cincinnati Enquirer
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Posted: Sep 11, 2015

Burned Fresno Fire Captain leaves hospital to continue rehabilitation at home

After nearly six months in the hospital, Pete Dern is home. The Fresno fire captain received severe burns when he fell through the roof while trying to put out a house fire. A huge crowd turned out to cheer him on as he left Community Regional Medical Center Wednesday afternoon. This day for Pete Dern started like the past 163 others, with a round of treatment and physical therapy.
- PUB DATE: 9/11/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KFSN-TV ABC 30 Frenso/Visalia
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Posted: Sep 11, 2015

How fast is fast enough? - NFPA 1710 and the controversy over response times

Recently, some fire departments have found themselves under scrutiny by the media and elected officials over the issue of response times. NFPA 1710, Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression Operations, Emergency Medical Operations, and Special Operations to the Public by Career Fire Departments, requires specific times for the response of fire and emergency services.
- PUB DATE: 9/11/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: National Fire Protection Association
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Posted: Sep 11, 2015

Seattle firefighter, acquitted in park attack, fails to win his job back

Although he was acquitted of criminal charges in the alleged assault on homeless people last year, a former Seattle firefighter will not get his job back after an arbitrator determined he instigated the attack and then lied to police about it. The ruling by labor-management arbitrator and mediator Howell L.
- PUB DATE: 9/11/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: seattle times
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Posted: Sep 11, 2015

Police: Florida man planned bombing in Kansas City during 9/11 memorial stairclimb

A 20-year-old Florida man has been arrested on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack using explosives at a Kansas City 9/11 memorial event this weekend. The FBI raided Joshua Ryne Goldberg’s home near Jacksonville and took him into custody. He’s accused of sending instructions on how to make a pressure cooker bomb.
- PUB DATE: 9/11/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KMBC-TV ABC 9 Kansas City
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