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Posted: Jan 18, 2022

Dead Baby Found in Duffel Bag at Chicago (IL) Fire Station

Firefighters in Chicago (IL) found a baby in a duffel bag outside a fire station Saturday morning when they went outside to shovel, reports ABC7.

The discovery was made around 5 a.m. outside of a station on the 1000 block of North Orleans Street. Firefighters reported there was no attempt made to contact anyone in the station.

Illinois’ Safe Haven Law law allows anyone to drop off a newborn baby at fire stations, hospitals, police stations, and emergency rooms.

The Chicago Fire Department is reminding the public that someone can leave newborns with firefighters and paramedics with no questions asked.

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Posted: Jan 18, 2022

Police Probe Newark (NJ) Fire Captain’s Apparent Overdose in Fire Station

A fire department captain found dead at his Newark (NJ) firehouse died sometime Friday night or early Saturday morning of an apparent overdose.

At shift change Saturday morning firefighters entered the office at the Newark fire station on Park Avenue and discovered a fire captain and a retired firefighter passed out inside, News 4 reports. The two men were reportedly long-time friends. Both were transported to the hospital. The captain is dead and the other man is being treated.

Police say the retired firefighter came to the station with a controlled substance. They continue to investigate.

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Posted: Jan 18, 2022

Photo of the Day: January 18, 2021

Pierce—Hastings (NE) Fire and Rescue 110-foot Ascendant heavy-duty aerial platform quint. Enforcer cab and chassis; Cummins L9 450-hp engine; Pierce PUC 1,500-gpm pump; UPF Poly 500-gallon water tank; 20-gallon foam cell; Pierce Husky 3 single-agent foam system; Harrison 6-kW generator. Dealer: Todd Clyne, MacQueen Emergency, Lincoln, NE.


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Posted: Jan 18, 2022

Investigation underway after wind-driven blaze destroys motel, several other buildings in Massachusetts

VIDEO: Officials launched an investigation after several buildings in Salisbury were destroyed by a nine-alarm fire as whipping wind gusts battered the seaside town early Monday morning. Firefighters responding to a reported fire in the area of Central Avenue and North End Boulevard around 2 a.m. found heavy flames tearing through Michael’s Oceanfront Motel.
- PUB DATE: 1/18/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHDH-TV 7 Boston
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Posted: Jan 18, 2022

Concrete truck in South Carolina is doing 'heavy' recruiting for volunteer firefighters

VIDEO: There's creative and then there's creative. The Newberry Fire Department was trying to come up with ideas to help get more people interested in applying to be a volunteer firefighter. Gene Shealy, captain of recruitment for the fire department in Newberry said, "the thought came up why don't we try to put a sign on these concrete trucks.
- PUB DATE: 1/18/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLTX-TV CBS 19 Columbia
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