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Firefighters resign over long-running territorial dispute
Firefighter and city councilman charged the mayor with planning to dismantle the fire department.

Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyo. town

Mo. fire chiefs unsure about joining consolidated dispatch
Some report having communication problems with the central dispatch, while the police chief expects most agencies will join.

Firefighters rescue unconscious man from house fire
Firefighters also saved the man's cat; the man's dog was already dead.

NAACP wants hiring changes at Conn. fire department
Interim fire chief vows to keep politics out and deal with life safety as he tries to replace 116 firefighters.

Heavy smoke slowed firefighters in printing plant blaze
Neither employees nor the building's sprinkler system could contain the fire.

Firefighter position cut to pay for Black Forest fire investigation
A part-time firefighter position is being eliminated and there will no longer be any paid firefighters at one fire station

Volunteer firefighter arrested on arson charges
Blake T. Walsh, 24, was arrested in connection with a series of arsons involving hay bales and grass fields

Man charged in wreck that killed Atlanta firefighter
Sgt. Frank Guinn, a veteran Atlanta firefighter, was riding his bicycle with two others when he was struck by a car

FDNY firefighters take in dog rescued in fire
The dog was left with nobody to care of it while his owner recovers in the hospital — until the warmhearted firefighters said they’ll take him home temporarily

Firefighters help free boy's hand stuck in escalator
Firefighters and medics worked for more than two hours to free the hand of the boy

Mom to firefighters, medics: You saved my son's life
Crystal Johnson thanked the firefighters who worked on her 3-year-old son for 22-minutes after he fell into the family's pool

Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12
The Associated Press KATMANDU, Nepal — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. The Sherpa guides had gone early in the morning to fix ropes for other climbers when the avalanche hit just them below Camp 2 at about 6:30 a.m., Nepal Tourism Ministry ...

West, Texas honors 15 killed in year-ago explosion

Chicago firefighters suspended for falsifying mileage records
The city's inspector general said they should be fired, but the city noted a prior failure to make that punishment stick in a related case

Fire chief: Injured firefighters aided civilians after crash
The chief praised the firefighters for overcoming their own injuries to aid the nine civilians who were hurt, one of them critically

Photos of the Week for April 18, 2014

The Command Post Podcast: Social media for firefighters, fitness tips
Lt. Rom Duckworth and Chief Rob Wylie bring expert perspective to hot topics, frontline tactics and leadership lessons that firefighters and officers need to be safe and successful

How to sell your story in grant applications
Include emotional anecdotes and photos on your grant application, and make sure your facts back it up

Volunteer firefighter dies from skating accident
Firefighters LaDonna Hurd suffered serious injuries after falling while rolling skating with her children

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