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LODD: Captain Succumbs to Injuries Sustained While Operating at a Four-Alarm Fire

Berwick, Maine: It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Captain Joel Barnes of the Berwick Fire Department. Shortly after the first arriving companies got on scene a Mayday was transmitted. No other information was released about circumstances leading up to the Mayday and subsequent death of the Captain. Four other firefighters were injured and were ...

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Gunshots Fired into Milwaukee Wisconsin Fire station

On February 17th the Milwaukee Fire Department station was damaged when someone fired six gunshots at the station. The fact that this station is located next to a park is disturbing, and the shooting happened at 1:00 p.m.!! Thankfully no injuries were reported, but the station has been closed during the investigation. Below is the article from Fox 6 News ...

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Three Firefighters Struck By Lightning in Boca Raton Florida

Three Firefighters from Boca Raton, FL were struck by lightning today while operating on a fire in a backyard that was started by lightning. It was reported that the Firefighters were thrown 15 feet and had a seizure. The Firefighters were transported to the hospital and are all expected to recover. This is a scary situation that could have ended ...

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Detroit Home Owners Insurance Sky Rockets, Detroit’s ISO Jumps From 2-4

Article from detroitnews.com explains why business’ and home owners insurance rates are skyrocketing after Detroit ISO rating jumps from a 2 to 4 this year. Full article below: Chronic problems at the Detroit Fire Department are catching up to homeowners in the form of higher insurance rates. Detroit already has the highest rates in the state. Now, they’re rising again ...

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Test Taking Strategies-How To Smoke The Firefighter Written Test

How to smoke the firefighter written test! The written test can be the first step to a long and successful career or it can be the first step to putting in your application to another job opening. I have found the written test to be the easiest part of the firefighter application process as long as you are well prepared ...

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