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Lawsuit filed in Florida over a mural showing city’s first Black female firefighter depicted with a White face

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The Boynton Beach City Commission will meet this week to discuss a lawsuit filed on behalf of the city's first Black female firefighter over a mural where she was inaccurately depicted with a White face. "The City...

California firefighter battling Dixie Fire dies, officials say

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The fatality was reported Saturday evening in Cal Fire’s incident update about the devastating Dixie Fire burning above the Cresta Dam near Feather River Canyon in Butte, Plumas, Lassen and Tehama Counties. CALIFORNI...

California firefighter saves US flag just feet away from flames of Dixie Fire

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A series of images taken by AFP photographer Josh Edelson shows the devastating fire and the destruction left behind the following morning in the historic town, which was established during the California Gold Rush. ...

Dallas firefighter allegedly faked his family’s Covid-19 diagnoses and took paid leave to go to a resort

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A Dallas firefighter was charged with theft after allegedly taking paid leave for nearly a month while lying about testing positive for Covid-19. William Jordan Carter, 38, who's been with the Dallas Fire-Rescue De...

Firefighter films bear dragging deer across road in Pennsylvania national forest

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Two Pennsylvania residents were driving through a national forest when they came across an unexpected sight. A bear had apparently come across a deer in the middle of the road and decided to keep it. Howie ...

Brother of FDNY firefighter who died 9/11 walks more than 500 miles in his honor

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Frank Siller, 68, of Staten Island, New York, began a six-week journey spanning six states for his "Never Forget Walk" at Arlington Fire Station 5 in D.C. and to the Pentagon. The purpose was for a private wreath-lay...

Texas firefighter lied about having COVID-19 to get $12K in paid time off

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William Jordan Carter, 38, is now on administrative leave from Fire Station 7 in Dallas following his arrest Friday on a felony theft charge.  CLICK HERE TO FIND A COVID-19 VACCINE NEAR YOU Carter managed to collect...

Firefighter battling western wildfires shares his story on front lines

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Meehan, 38, serves on a handcrew for Grayback Forestry and is part of two Type 2 – Initial Attack (IA) crews working in Missoula, Mont., as part of a critical mission task force along with the Flathead and Helena Hot...

Second DC firefighter in one week has car stolen, this time in armed carjacking

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"It’s extremely frustrating for people that are trying to help other people to have this happen to them," D.C. Fire Chief John Donnelly told NBC 4 Washington. 3 TEENS INVOLVED IN ARMED DC CARJACKING, ONLY 1 IS BEING ...

A couple whose 2020 gender reveal party allegedly sparked a deadly wildfire in California has been charged in the death of a firefighter

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A Southern California couple whose gender reveal party allegedly sparked the deadly El Dorado wildfire in 2020 has been charged with 30 crimes, including involuntary manslaughter, authorities announced Tuesday. A sm...

Firefighter talks new life 5 years after historic face transplant

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After undergoing what was considered in 2016 to be the most extensive face transplant ever performed, Hardison returned to his family in Mississippi to begin his new life over a decade after he sustained extensive fa...

Grieving firefighter recovers his own child’s body from rubble of Florida condo collapse

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The grieving father wrapped the 7-year-old victim of last week’s Champlain Towers collapse in his jacket and placed a small US flag on the gurney, according to WPLG-TV. The child’s uncle was also among the rescuers. ...

The 7-year-old daughter of a Miami firefighter is among the Surfside, Florida, building collapse victims

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A member of City of Miami Fire-Rescue has lost his 7-year-old daughter in the Surfside, Florida, building collapse, officials said Friday. The girl's remains were recovered Thursday night in the rubble by members of...

Georgia firefighter killed in ‘tragic boating accident’ on lake

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Chandler Patterson, 27, a Gainesville Fire Department firefighter and EMT, was on a tube being pulled by a bass boat Saturday while on Lake Tugalo on the Georgia-South Carolina border when he fell off, The Gainesvill...

Firefighter helps veteran suffering from PTSD episode on airplane

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The captain of a South Carolina fire department helped calm a fellow airplane passenger down who was in distress. According to reports, the other passenger was a veteran who was suffering from a PTSD crisis. ...

A California firefighter is dead and another injured after police say a co-worker opened fire. It’s the second workplace shooting within a week

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A firefighter is dead and another is hospitalized after an off-duty colleague fired gunshots at a California fire station before apparently taking his own life, according to authorities. The shooter, a firefighter s...

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