Hacker stole FDNY firefightersâ€™ pay, rerouted it to Russia
A hacker stole the paychecks from four FDNY firefighters by breaking into a computer at their engine company, stealing their passwords â€” and then routing the dough to Russia, sources said on Wednesday.
The firefighters, from Staten Islandâ€™s Engine Co. 167, discovered that their paychecks hadnâ€™t been direct-deposited into their bank accounts about three weeks ago, the sources said.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: new york post
California firefighters to join SWAT as paramedics
A selected number of Vallejo firefighters soon will be in the middle of the action along with the SWAT Team members under a new program.
Under an agreement entered by both Vallejo Fire and Police departments at the beginning of the month, four Vallejo firefighters and a coordinator will receive special training to be part of the Vallejo-Benicia SWAT Team as Tactical Emergency Medical Services.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Vallejo Times-Herald
When a Lesson Took a Dangerous Turn, a Room Full of Firefighters Couldn't Save Texas Firefighter
Firefighter Neal Smith was almost out of the second floor of the six-story training tower when he became disoriented and fell to his knees.
Smith had excelled through the first day's exercises, and he was doing fine on day two. He was one of a few to clear a bunker with air left in his tank; others quickly depleted their supply as instructors, perched above the rafters, threw firecrackers and lassoed the trainees' air tanks with bungee cords.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: houston press
Woman gets 8-year sentence for supplying guns to man who ambushed New York firefighters
A New York woman was sentenced to eight years in federal prison Wednesday for supplying guns to a former neighbor who used them to kill his sister and two firefighters in a Christmas Eve ambush that also caused seven homes to burn to the ground.
Dawn Nguyen, 25, pleaded guilty in June to three felonies, including supplying guns to a known felon.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: syracuse post-standard
California couple moved to tears by note firefighters left at home
The massive fire destroyed about a hundred homes in Weed Monday, but one couple who lost their house found a small memento left behind by fire crews they will cherish.
There is nothing left at the Alvarado home on Hillside Drive. The house is ashes, the motorcycles charred, the swing set melted. Only the chimney was left standing.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVU-TV Oakland, San Francisco, Bay Area
North Carolina Firefighter Killed When Tanker Crashes
PHOTO: A young firefighter was killed late Tuesday afternoon in a crash involving a fire engine in rural Franklin County.
It happened around 5:10 p.m. in the 1300 block of Sykes Road, which is just south of Ruffin Collie Road -- northeast of Bunn.
Franklin County Sheriff Jerry Jones told ABC11 that John Derek Gupton was driving the truck and was killed instantly when it flipped after failing to negotiate a curve in the road.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVD-TV ABC Channel 1
Illinois town files lawsuit to allow fire privatization
The village of North Riverside filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court on Sept. 12, asking a judge to allow it to proceed with a plan to privatize its fire department in order to escape the "prospective devastating financial consequences" that would result from operating its full-time municipal fire department in the future.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Riverside Brookfield Landmark