Minnesota firefighter suspended after flying Confederate flag in parade
The nationâ€™s pitched and passionate debate over the display of the Confederate flag has found its voice in the northern state of Minnesota, where a firefighter flew the most enduring symbol of the Civil War South alongside Old Glory on a fire truck in a July 4th weekend parade in Albert Lea.
The Confederate flag flew at the same height as the U.
- PUB DATE: 7/6/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Star Tribune
Massachusetts fire chief falls 8 feet from deck fighting fire
Gardner Fire Chief Richard Ares, who was injured fighting the Templeton fire, was in stable condition Saturday morning at UMass Memorial Medical Center â€” University Campus in Worcester, according to a nursing supervisor. The chief suffered a concussion and a back injury, according to fire officials.
The 59-year-old chief and an EMT from Templeton were hurt fighting the blaze at 165 North Main St.
- PUB DATE: 7/6/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Telegram.com
Nebraska Supreme Court states fire department can be sued
More than five-and-a-half years ago, a woman in rural Adams County was driving past a place where corn mash had been spilled the day before. She lost control of her vehicle and was injured.
Now, officials say a Nebraska Supreme Court decision concerning a resulting lawsuit could change the way emergency personnel and government officials respond to some calls.
- PUB DATE: 7/6/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Grand Island Independent
Son of ex-fire commish returns to FDNY despite racist and anti-Semitic tweets
The disgraced son of former FDNY Commissioner Sal Cassano never should have been permitted to rejoin the department after his racist Twitter rant â€” and was only allowed to because of a â€śhorrific double standard,â€ť furious department sources said Friday.
In what one senior FDNY official called â€śdefinitely a violation of standard protocol,â€ť Cassano let his son, Joe, resign from his probationary position as an EMT in March 2013 after posting the offensive tweets, instead of being axed.
- PUB DATE: 7/6/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New York Post
California Fire Department Cracks Down on Illegal Fireworks by Going Undercover
The Fourth of July may be over, but the work continues for the Clovis and Fresno Fire Departments as they compile all the firework-related fires and crimes committed during the holiday weekend.
Clovis Fire Chief Micheal Despain said he expected Sunday night to be just as busy because people may continue the Fourth of July celebration through the whole weekend.
- PUB DATE: 7/6/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: yourcentralvalley.com
Mayday called in Kentucky fire; 2 people killed, 5 taken to hospital
Two people were killed and five others were taken to a hospital - including a firefighter - after an apartment fire in Old Louisville Thursday morning.
Fire Chief Greg Frederick said other people might still be inside the three-story building in the 1100 block of South Second Street. WAVE 3 News' Katherine Kington reported at 10 a.
- PUB DATE: 7/2/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: wave3.com
Retired Oregon Fire Chief Oscar "Sox" Lee known for firefighter training, dies
Retired Beaverton Fire Chief Oscar "Sox" Lee, one of the people responsible for Oregon's modern day firefighting techniques, died June 24 at age 92.
Sox, as his friends called him, understood the importance of training firefighters having spent decades as one, himself, said Brian Bay, who worked with Lee as a deputy state fire marshal.
- PUB DATE: 7/2/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: oregonlive.com