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An off-duty firefighter had never put his Heimlich maneuver training into practice until Wednesday when he saved a choking victim at an Olive garden in Leominster.

Mike Massone, a federal firefighter in San Diego and member of the California Professional firefighters, a group that advocates on behalf of more than 30,000 firefighters across the state, said more than 1,000 federal firefighters in California would ...
With prom just around the corner, firefighters are trying to convince seniors at Deerfield Beach high school how easily a bad decision can ruin their lives.
Winter Haven (FOX 13) - A rescue worker's arm was "filleted" by a suspect who was fighting to get away from a deputy, according to Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd.
This latest edition particularly addresses critical incident stress as a part of overall firefighter health. She also noted there are several suicide prevention education initiatives are available from fire service organizations such as the National ...

"It's important to preserve the memory of those who served and lost their lives so they aren't forgotten and so that the community can remember that service," Freeman said.
The union president said because news began to surface on social media that firefighters were involved, threats have been made to firehouses in New Orleans.
"Michigan firefighters put their own lives at risk on a daily basis to protect our communities and save lives," Stamas said.
... at this difficult time." Fire officials said an autopsy was pending and funeral details would be released at a later date.
BETHPAGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) - Thousands of firefighters gathered Thursday to bid a final farewell to FDNY firefighter William Tolley, who died in the line of ...
"firefighter Thoms is an intelligent, courteous and open communicator, which is essential in this profession," said Christopher Stoecklein, Canton deputy director of fire.
The fire chief says the company has more active volunteers than most with about 20 to 25 regular members but still, 20 years ago when class requirements for becoming a firefighter were less time-consuming and costly, there were about 30 to 35 regular ...
Twenty six firefighters are vying for one of 15 calendar spots in Charleston Animal Society's 2018 firefighter Calendar, brought to you by Title Sponsors Kia Country of Charleston and Tito's Handmade Vodka.
BARSTOW - A firefighter suffered a minor injury while combating a blaze that tore through a home on Wednesday evening, authorities said.
firefighters continue to battle a wildfire Friday morning that jumped State Road 44 east of DeLand the day before, closing the busy road as flames leaped in the trees on both sides of the road and black smoke billowed high into the air.
New York state has about 45,000 volunteer fire companies, and back in the early 2000s, the firemen's Association of the State of New York spotted an alarming trend: The number of volunteer firefighters was dropping off, big-time. The rolls of ...

Fire Chief Jim Swinkowski announced Deputy Fire Marshal Duane Staten and firefighter Don Burke as the award recipients. Staten is the township's emergency preparedness coordinator.
Ocean City firefighters and paramedics will be allowed to get their arbitration referendum on the ballot in the next election, according to the Worcester County Board of elections.
Darwin, Australia -- firefighters who fought a blaze at a house in the tropical Australian city of Darwin on Thursday contended with the added distraction of being watched by a 13-foot pet crocodile.
DEAL - Plans to lay off the borough's three paid firefighters were put on hold while the mayor meets with the men in hopes of finding another way to save the town money.
Kansas City, MO. -- firefighters were able to keep an early morning fire outside of a south Kansas City restaurant from spreading and causing significant damage Friday morning.
firefighter are a vital part of every community, but the number of volunteer firefighters is on the decline nationwide.
The Basic firefighter / NFPA Firefighter 1 Academy is a six-week training course. The course is designed to prepare firefighters to develop skills and knowledge necessary for entry-level personnel to become functioning members of a fire company. The ...
Longtime firefighter Ed Westrick, who is chairman of the Jackson East Taylor Sewer Authority, also spoke in favor of the proposed ordinance.
Volunteer firefighters who separated from Salisbury Fire Department's Station 1 have won the first step in their efforts to start their own volunteer fire company ...
Although the J-Six area west of Benson remains under a pre-evacuation protocol, firefighters are confident they can contain the Sawmill Fire lines.
(KMSP) - They become firefighters to save lives, but what happens when, in their own minds, all they see is death? Leaders within the fire community say the number of Minnesota firefighters experiencing PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) is alarming ...
After the firefighter had already been bitten, Gardner also attempted to bite another officer's hand multiple times. A taser was deployed in the struggle as the suspect was kicking and bracing his legs against the door.
firefighters arrived just before 10 a.m. to find smoke pouring from the eaves of the two-story house cut into a hillside at 51 McCutcheon Shortcut Road.
It happened around 11:45 p.m. near 43rd and Madison streets after crews responded to a medical call. When police arrived, they saw a man on the ground and several firefighters standing over him. police said the man, Serkan Uman, 50, attempted to pull a ...
"He was a hard-core rocker and also a firefighter with a baby seat in the back of his minivan," Mayor Bill de Blasio said in his eulogy, quoting a friend's description of firefighter Tolley, who died on duty with the New York City Fire Department ...
"Based on the timing of his being 'outed' and the pre-textual reasons given for his demotion from battalion chief to an on-call firefighter," the lawsuit read, "it is clear that although the Eagan fire department may employ gay 'black hat' firefighters ...
An Eagan firefighter is suing the city and its fire chief, claiming he was demoted from a battalion chief position because he is gay.
Memphis firefighters Association President Thomas Malone is not a member of the Jim Strickland fan club these days. "This is getting on the verge of ridiculous when it comes to firefighters," he says. Malone is a guy who likes to work behind the scenes.
Some 120 firefighters responded, knocking down the fire in an hour and 54 minutes. At one point, aerial video from Sky5 showed firefighters focused on an area near a hexagonal pavilion in the northern portion of the hilly, brush-filled 282-acre city park.
Prince William County's professional firefighters are now backing Corey Stewart's bid for the Republican nomination in the Virginia governor's race, providing Stewart with some support from within his own county after several elected officials spurned ...
A neighbor called 911 at about 11:38 a.m. to report smoke coming from a house in the 700 block of garden Grove Drive, NW, said firefighter Capt. Tommy Rutledge. When crews arrived at 11:41 a.m., they saw heavy smoke coming from the second floor and ...
social media rumors boiled into the physical realm Wednesday (April 26) as the leader of the New Orleans firefighters union confirmed that Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration used five or six city firefighters in the dismantling of the Battle of ...
Cleveland, Ohio -- Two firefighters suffered injuries Wednesday as they battled a blaze in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood, according to a fire spokesman.
Though extremely short-staffed because of a traffic accident not far away, firefighters entered the house to ensure no one was inside.
For his 97th birthday, Bill Grun lived out his childhood dream of becoming a firefighter. The Doylestown, Pennsylvania, resident spent 70 rewarding years as a teacher, but always admired firefighters. "I'll say one thing about firemen - they are ...
TORONTO - A woman who was stuck on the top part of a construction crane in downtown Toronto for hours was rescued Wednesday after being strapped to a rappelling firefighter and lowered to the ground. The woman had been perched on a gently ...
Sun burst through thick clouds just as mourners entered St. Philips Episcopal Church in Laurel. And soon after the memorial procession with his urn on a ceremonial fire truck passed beneath the huge American flag and into the Laurel Fire Hall, laughter ...
... Fire Chief Joe Greco said he would try to hire the Third District firefighters who would lose their jobs if the millage passes.
Thousands are expected to turn out Thursday on Long Island for the funeral of FDNY firefighter Billy Tolley, the 14-year veteran killed on the job while battling a fire in Queens.
A rookie Fresno firefighter received a hug from a woman he rescued from a burning car last October as he was awarded a Medal of Bravery from Fresno Fire officials Wednesday.
San Angelo firefighters will hit the streets for three days during their annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association on April 26-28.
Canton Fire Department firefighters are fighting a blaze at Canton Hardwood Sales in the northwest section. About 700 people in the area have lost power.
Sources say on March 30, two Detroit firefighters who work out of Engine 55 on Joy Road wanted to go out for a bit of a joy ride.