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Firefighters' Spontaneous Act Of Kindness For Homeless Man Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.21.2016 | Good News

These firefighters' compassionate gesture for a man in need will warm your heart right up.  Members of the City of Riverside Fire Department in C...

Woman Asks Italian Fire Crew To Cut Her Free From Chastity Belt After Losing Key

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.18.2016 | Weird News

A woman in Italy walked into a fire station last week because she had lost the key to her chastity belt and needed help removing it, according to loc...

Left To Die In A Burning House, Mama Pitbull Makes A Miraculous Recovery

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.18.2016 | Crime

For this mother pitbull, the odds of survival seemed painfully slim. The Dallas home where she’d been living was set ablaze by an arsonist, and...

Man Sets Himself And Apartment On Fire While Trying To Kill Bedbugs

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.10.2016 | Weird News

A man accidentally set himself and his Detroit apartment on fire while trying to kill bedbugs, according to reports. The unidentified 30-year-...

Beloved Dalmatian Who Comforted Firefighters After 9/11 Dies

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

The New York City Fire Department said goodbye this week to a beloved member of its team: A Dalmatian named Twenty who served as both companio...

Stranded Santa Claus Saved By Firefighters After Car Blaze

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 12.27.2015 | Good News

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A stranded Santa Claus whose car caught fire Christmas morning is sure to put one northern Urah fire department on his ni...

A Hero Sleeps

Matt Wilson | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
Matt Wilson

My Uncle carries a special place in my heart. There are so many reasons why this is, but a few that stand out to me now revolve around his involvement with family.

Some States Say Yes To Special Treatment For Firefighters With Cancer

Pew's Stateline | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily rep...

Victory Announced as Texas Judge Ordered By Superior Courts to Reinstate Transgender Widow's Marriage to Fallen Firefighter

Nikki Araguz Loyd | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nikki Araguz Loyd

After nearly 6 years of fighting, my life has changed again with just one order.

Earn a #SmokeyBearHug in #FirePreventionMonth

Smokey Bear | Posted 10.27.2015 | Green
Smokey Bear

Since October is #FirePreventionMonth, I'd like to ask you to take one small action to help prevent wildfires. I'm not asking you to stop lightning -- nobody can do that! I'm asking you to step in and help prevent human caused wildfires, since nearly 9 out of 10 wildfires are caused by humans.

Why Would Anyone Want to Be a Cop?

Sandy Malone | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics
Sandy Malone

It scares the hell out of me that we will not have another generation of good cops coming onto police departments because of the hatred and political environment. I don't want any of our family members or friends to join the police department, but I also don't want to live in a country where the people who should have been the cops don't want to be anymore.

To the Single Mom Who Is Not Actually Single

Chelsea Mosher | Posted 10.14.2015 | Parents
Chelsea Mosher

I sink down to the floor outside his bedroom and tears stream down my face. His door is closed but every scream from his little lungs rips through my being, echoing in my ears, permeating my soul.

2 Firefighters Killed In Kansas City Blaze

AP | Kelly Chen | Posted 10.13.2015 | Crime

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#TransWivesMatter: Presidential Recognition and Honor for the Transgender Widow of a Fallen Firefighter

Nikki Araguz Loyd | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nikki Araguz Loyd

Nearly 6 years ago my firefighter husband, Captain Thomas Araguz, was killed in the line of duty. While this was a horrific tragedy, the torture continued as my marriage was voided and all of the support that most widows of fallen heroes receive disappeared.

Obama Cites Sacrifices Made By Fallen Firefighters

AP | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

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These Are The 8 Things I Learned About Parenting From Firefighting

Jessie Adams Haug | Posted 09.22.2015 | Parents
Jessie Adams Haug

Whether you're battling blazes or parenting, you've got to have a thick skin and a tough stomach.

9/11 Should Be a Federal Holiday

Sandy Malone | Posted 09.14.2015 | Politics
Sandy Malone

Make the actual date of September 11th a federal holiday. None of this assigning it an "Every Second Monday" or "Every Second Friday" status. It's not like anybody who has any connection to the date, or even basic human compassion, doesn't spend a lot of time on that day thinking about what happened in 2001.

It Comes With the Job

Jennifer Lizza | Posted 09.10.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Lizza

I kiss him goodbye before his shift and I don't allow myself to think about the danger. I can't. I would never sleep again if I did. Instead I watch my boys play with fire trucks, and pretend to put out fires with the hose and I laugh at their imaginations. Deep down part of me hopes they will outgrow this stage because to be perfectly honest I don't think I could handle all three of the men in my life being firefighters.

New Orleans Mayor Prepared To Spend Rest Of Term In House Arrest Over Firefighters' Pay

The Huffington Post | Dhyana Taylor | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics

If it comes to it, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D) is prepared to govern the next two years while under house arrest.  On Friday, Civil Dis...

My Harrowing Wildfire Escape

Jeff Frost | Posted 08.27.2015 | Los Angeles
Jeff Frost

"No one is leaving this valley. The road is blocked at both ends by the fire, so stay put! It's gonna get really hot and windy. Do not shut your vehicle off!" said the fire chief.

Firefighter Rescued From Blast Zone In China's Tianjin As Death Toll Rises

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.15.2015 | World

TIANJIN, China (AP) — The death toll from an inferno and huge explosions in the Chinese port city of Tianjin climbed to 85 on Saturday, includi...

How Was Your Fire, Honey?

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.11.2015 | Impact
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger George DeVault, author of FIRE CALL! a volunteer firefighter's memoir "How often do you get a fire call?" people ask all the time....

Fire Safety: 'Dumb Stuff' That Typically Smart People Actually Do

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger George DeVault, author of FIRE CALL!, a volunteer firefighter's memoir The blue minivan was a huge ball of fire when our pumper tr...

WATCH: World's Friendliest Restaurant Holds Hug-a-Thon for Charity

HooplaHa | Posted 07.24.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

Tim, who was born with Down syndrome, loves nothing more than doling out hugs by the hundreds and his birthday coincidentally falls on National Hug Day.

Boy Scouts of America Deserves Condemnation -- Not Praise

Peter McGraith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter McGraith

Robert Gates is not to blame that the ban on homosexual adult leaders was not addressed years sooner, but he must answer for the current plan that seeks to devolve anti-LGBT discrimination to all of those faith-based chartered organizations that might prefer to exclude LGBT parents. This is wrong and divisive.