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Top Stories - October 5, 2015

South Carolina Flood: Swamped Streets, Hundreds Of Rescues, More Door-to-door Searches Next
South Carolina flood: Swamped streets, hundreds of rescues, more door-to-door searches next
Posted October 5, 2015

Days of torrential rains kept much of South Carolina and its capital gripped by floodwaters early Monday as emergency workers promised renewed door-to-door searches for anyone still trapped after a weekend deluge and hun... Full Story

Oregon Shooting: Victim Treven Anspach, 20, Called A Quiet Leader And Was The Son Of A Firefighter
Oregon shooting: Victim Treven Anspach, 20, called a quiet leader and was the son of a firefighter
October 5, 2015

Treven Anspach, 20, of Sutherlin was among the students killed in the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College....

I Started Making Fire When I Fell Out Of Love With Firefighting
I started making fire when I fell out of love with firefighting
October 5, 2015

As a child, there were few things I wanted to do more than join the fire service, say play rugby for England perhaps....

National Fire Prevention Week Is Here. A Message From The Penfield Fire Marshal
National Fire Prevention Week is Here. A message from the Penfield Fire Marshal
October 5, 2015

On October 4 we begin to recognize Fire Prevention Week. This year's theme is "Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alar...

Obama Cites Sacrifices Made By Fallen Firefighters
Obama cites sacrifices made by fallen firefighters
October 5, 2015

President Barack Obama has paid tribute to firefighters who died in the line of duty and cited the sacrifices they made in service to a grateful natio...

911 Operator Busted For Making Fake Emergency Calls
911 Operator Busted for Making Fake Emergency Calls
October 4, 2015

Joselene Brunot, a 28-year-old NYPD 911 operator who allegedly made fake 911 calls was arrested on two counts of falsely reporting an incident....

Firefighter Moonlighting On 'Chicago Med' Set Spots Fire, Saves Family
Firefighter moonlighting on 'Chicago Med' set spots fire, saves family
October 4, 2015

Firefighter Michael Agostinelli was moonlighting on the set of a new TV show about a Chicago trauma center when he smelled smoke and noticed a light h...

Manchester Firefighter Hits One Of His Own While Driving To Non-existent Fire
Manchester firefighter hits one of his own while driving to non-existent fire
October 2, 2015

A York, Pennsylvania first responder --on his way to the scene of an apparent fire-- struck a fellow firefighter, sending him to the hospital....

Butte Fire Reported 100 Percent Contained
 Butte fire reported 100 percent contained
October 2, 2015

The Butte fire, which claimed two lives and destroyed 475 homes, was reported fully contained Thursday evening....

Drone Cam Makes Firefighting Tactical Debut In Letterkenny Fire
Drone cam makes firefighting tactical debut in Letterkenny fire
October 2, 2015

The use of a drone-mounted camera at a brush fire at Letterkenny Army Depot over the weekend was likely the first "tactical" use of a drone by local f...

Overweight Firefighters More Likely To Attempt Weight Loss If Advised By Doctor
Overweight firefighters more likely to attempt weight loss if advised by doctor
October 2, 2015

Overweight firefighters are twice as likely to attempt to lose weight if their health care provider gives them weight loss advice, according to new re...

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