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LAFD Captain sues county after demotion tied to Kobe Bryant crash...

A Los Angeles County fire captain who was at the scene of the helicopter crash that killed NBA star Kobe Bryant and eight others has filed a retaliation lawsuit against the county, alleging he was demoted for refusing to fully cooperate with an investigation into graphic photos taken of the crash site.

Firefighting inmate battling California wildfires faces deportation

A California inmate firefighter who was injured while battling a wildfire near Redding in October faces deportation to Laos, a country he fled when he was 2, according to his attorney.

Former firefighter, now nurse, saves hospital after patient intentionally starts fire

A nurse at a Wichita hospital put his experience as a firefighter to use after a patient started a fire in an emergency room.

Man electrocuted during Tropical Storm ETA, firefighters shocked during response

Surging floodwaters from Tropical Storm Eta rushed into a Bradenton Beach home Wednesday night and electrocuted a 65-year-old man.

Massachusetts firefighters prepare to walk off if city doesn’t fire Emergency...

After a week of controversy, Rockport town officials are planning to conduct a third-party review of the Rockport Fire Department. As such, the mass walk-off threatened by volunteer firefighters for this Friday evening has been delayed.

Ohio firefighter wins 1st Amendment court fight against mayor

In late August, a $5,000 offer of judgement was agreed to by resident Scott Solarz, who last year filed a lawsuit against Olmsted Falls Mayor James Graven and the city claiming his First Amendment rights were violated.

California lifts red-flag warning, danger remains despite calming wildfires

After weeks on high alert, the Bay Area entered a period of calm Wednesday. The region is not under a fire watch, warning or advisory for the first time in weeks. It's one of the few respites since the August lightning siege that kicked off an historically destructive wildfire season two months ago.

New York Fire Commissioner accused of voter fraud by union

The Buffalo firefighters union has filed a complaint with Erie County Board of Elections alleging that Fire Commissioner William Renaldo committed felony voter fraud by voting in the Town of Tonawanda while saying he lived in Buffalo.

Houston FD arson investigator killed during a shootout with suspect

Source: Houston Fire Department Facebook By Anna Bauman and St. John Barned-Smith Houston Chronicle

Speeding driver hits Kansas Fire Station, destroys building and two engines

A truck driving at 100 miles-per-hour rammed into Ellinwood, Kansas' only fire station, and destroyed the building and two engines.