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Driver runs over hose while, while firefighters battle blaze

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Slashing Rescue Vehicle Tires, Gets Man Arrested in NC...

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    A Holly Ridge man has been accused of slashing the tires of a rescue medical response vehicle, delaying officials as they tried to respond to an emergency call. Connor Murray, 39, of Ridge Willow Road in Holly Ridge, was arrested Friday by Holly Ridge Police Department and charged with injury to personal property and property damage. Murray is accused of slashing six tires on three different vehicles that night, one of which was a rescue medical response unit, which were parked outside of the home of the chief of the Holly Ridge Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, according...

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FDNY Firefighters Lose Pay for Hazing

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FDNY Engine 40/Ladder 35 Photo Courtesy: John Roca   Several FDNY firefighters were disciplined for hazing a rookie firefighter. Seven firefighters from Engine 40 and Ladder 35 in Manhattan allegedly poked fun at an African-American firefighter. The punishment included the loss of 15 vacation days and the loss of pay, ranging from three to 30 days, according to the New York Post. If they did not accept the discipline, they could have faced administrative charges.  While the department did not share details of the incident, a source told the newspaper that the firefighter's locker was found in the bathroom. In 2013, then-Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano established a policy against...

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16-year-old volunteer firefighter, JROTC Cadet dies

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The Jackson County community is mourning the loss of 16-year-old Christopher Harrison, after he died Tuesday from complications following a motorcycle accident. On Tuesday, Jackson County Judge-Executive Shane Gabbard officially ordered all flags at county government buildings to be flown at half-staff until Harrison’s funeral is over. Flags were flown at half-staff across Jackson county Tuesday as the community mourns the death of 16 year old Chris Harrison... a young man who was already known to a hero. "Him being the kind of student and citizen that he was, and playing the role he did in our community, it’s...

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Town orders U.S. flags removed from fire trucks

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Photo Credit Poughkeepsie Journal  POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — American flags were removed from three fire trucks in New York on Tuesday sparking heated discussion on social media and disappointment from union members. Arlington Fire Chief Tory Gallante was directed by the Board of Fire Commissioners to remove the flags from the backs of the trucks during Monday's meeting. He declined to comment on specifics of why the decision was made but said he is “very disappointed with their direction.” Arlington Fire Commissioner Chairman Jim Beretta said the board majority feel the flags are a "liability during normal operations for our people and...

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