Arizona Fire Chief Dies Unexpectedly
Darrell Raburn, chief of the Fort Mojave Mesa Fire Department, died Monday morning. According to reports, Raburn was pronounced dead around 8 a.m. Monday at Western Arizona Regional Medical Center, where he was taken after a 911 call from his wife summoned help from emergency personnel. Raburn was unresponsive when medical personnel arrived at his home.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: mohave daily news
Firefighting death in North Idaho underscores unclear rules
An investigative report on the death of the bulldozer operator in North Idaho said his heart attack was not caused by his firefighting effort. But the brother of Dennis Long of Clarkston, Wash., said the heat, stress and frustration of operating an uninspected bulldozer that overheated on a steep mountain slope between Greer and Kamiah was more than his brother's heart could take.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: idaho statesman
Firefighter Arsonists Continue to Plague Departments
In any given week, there are headlines across the country about firefighters setting fires.
But, the problem is not a new one.
The issue dates back to at least the early 1800s, Montgomery Township, Pa. Fire Chief Bill Wiegman told attendees at Firehouse Expo recently.
Just how many fires are being set by those who don gear to extinguish them is not really known as there is no national data collection system, the chief said.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: firehouse
Off-duty Ohio firefighter helps save shooting victim
Shot multiple times and stabbed in the neck, the wounded woman drove to the first house she found in the Hocking Hills.
The haven that Kimberly S. Napoli found on Saturday night, after she had been injured and her friend had been shot to death, was the home of a Logan firefighter and emergency medical technician, Joe Ellis.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: the columbus dispatch
Los Angeles Fire Dept. to hire 165 new firefighters in wake of recruiting controversy
With a new fire chief awaiting confirmation and thousands of expected applicants, the city of Los Angeles is beginning the process of hiring 165 new firefighters even as standards and procedures are being revamped to avoid the problems that have plagued the department in the past.
Applications will be accepted from 8 a.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: los angeles daily news
Rhode Island firefighter loses hand but plans extraordinary comeback
Braden Leonard faced countless risks on the job as a Johnston firefighter, and off duty as an adrenaline junky whose idea of relaxing is racing a mountain bike through tree covered trails and down steep hills.
But the 32 year oldâ€™s life changing brush with death came from something far more common and unexpected.
- PUB DATE: 7/21/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPRI-TV Providence 12
4 New York EMS workers barred from duty after response to chokehold death
Four emergency-service workers who found a man unconscious on the sidewalk after a cop put him in a chokehold â€” and apparently did nothing to aid him â€” have been barred from going on any more ambulance calls pending a probe, officials said Sunday.
A seven-minute video captured the last few minutes of diabetic dad Eric Garnerâ€™s life â€” and the apparent procedural lapses by two medics and two EMTs, sources told The Post.
- PUB DATE: 7/21/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: new york post