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Lynne Peeples

Toxic Smoke Forces Firefighter To Retire, But He's Not Done Protecting Others

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 04.16.2015 | Green

Firefighter Clive Savacool battled his final blaze, a grass fire in Pittsburg, California, in March 2014. He collapsed after a few hours on the scene ...

5-Year-Old Who Climbed 30 Feet Up Tree Gets Down Safely With A Little Encouragement From Firefighters

The Associated Press | Posted 04.14.2015 | Good News

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Firefighters had to be called to help a 5-year-old Pennsylvania boy out of a tree after he climbed up 30 feet to see the ins...

East Village Fire Brings Out The Best In New Yorkers As City Comes Together To Help

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch & Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.31.2015 | Good News

Amid the chaos of a fire that rattled lower Manhattan on Thursday, there were countless acts of altruism from neighbors and business owners showing su...

Fire Extinguisher Factory Erupts In Huge Blaze

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 03.21.2015 | Weird News

Fire extinguishers protect us, but who protects the fire extinguishers? It's a question firefighters will have to ask themselves after a huge blaze...

Dave Jamieson

Biden Warns The Right Is 'Intent On Breaking' Labor Unions

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Speaking to the leading labor union for firefighters on Monday, Vice President Joe Biden hammered the GOP for pursuing budget cuts and t...

The Psychology of the Firefighter

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.26.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Contrary to our intuitions, studies find no consistent link between the extent of on-duty trauma experience and the eventual development of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Some firefighters cope poorly, while others with far more horrific experiences remain symptom-free. Why would that be?

Firefighters Return To Finish Shoveling Heart Attack Victim's Driveway, Launch #ShovelItForward Movement

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.03.2015 | Good News

Firefighters in Wisconsin headed out into the cold to clear the driveway of a heart attack victim and pay it forward. On Sunday, an elderly man h...

God Bless the Night Shift

Edwin Leap, MD | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Edwin Leap, MD

And especially for all those who risk their lives at night to keep us safe, warm and comfortable, we should all say a special thanks and prayer for safety. Because being up all night is interesting, and sometimes profitable. But it's almost never preferable. And I speak from experience.

Navy Veteran-Turned Teacher Uses Raft He Invented To Rescue Man Who Was Drowning

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.19.2014 | Good News

This man's quick thinking helped him save a life in danger. Elias Ruiz, a high school teacher and Navy veteran, was duck hunting on the Tuolumne R...

Does One Illinois Village Hold the Answer to All Our Pension Problems?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.11.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois pensions are in trouble. Everyone can agree on that. But not everyone can agree on how to fix it.

Watch This Firefighter Save Dog From Fire, Revive Pup Using Human Oxygen Mask

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.15.2014 | Good News

This firefighter understands that any life -- no matter the species -- is a life worth saving. Last Thursday, firefighters responded to a burning ...

Friday Night Fights, Part 1 (PHOTOS)

Ken Hamm | Posted 12.14.2014 | Sports
Ken Hamm

Fighter Jon 'JonBoy' Bianco (right) and his sparring partner Victor Plajas. I tried boxing once. I had the same humbling realization as when I watc...

Firefighters Make Daring Rescue Of Man Trapped In Flood Waters

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.10.2014 | Good News

Dramatic helicopter news footage captured the incredible work of one fire crew and their heroic rescue of a man trapped in a van. Parts of Arizona...

Firefighters Rescue Elderly Woman At Her Home, Then Go Extra Mile And Do Her Yard Work

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.03.2014 | Good News

Sometimes a firefighter's job doesn't begin or end with flames. When an 81-year-old woman tripped and fell in front of her home in Santa Barbara, C...

Woman Sheds Tears Of Joy As Firefighters Uncover Wedding Rings From Burned Down Home

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.18.2014 | Good News

A glimmer of hope when all feels lost can often make all the difference. Kathy Besk's home fell victim to one of California's recent wildfires caus...

Chasing Fire

Jeff Frost | Posted 11.18.2014 | Green
Jeff Frost

Way Fire, near Lake Isabella, Wafford Heights, CA Today I faced a choice. The plan was to watch my new film 'Circle of Abstract Ritual' on a 40ft s...

What Did You Do on 9/12?

Chris VanDijk | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Chris VanDijk

My true Sept. 12 moment didn't happen for another thirteen. It took me five years to come out of my stupor; to quit the job in a place with no windows that I took after Sept 11.

Firefighters Show Off Sizzlin' Steps In Fierce Flashmob

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.09.2014 | Good News

Updated: 9:52 a.m. 9/4/2014 These firefighters really brought the heat with their smokin' dance moves! A video uploaded to Facebook by Sacha Ke...

Drones Pose Threat To Firefighters, Wildfire Managers Say

AP | By KEITH RIDLER | Posted 10.15.2014 | Green

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Drones flying over wildfires could lead to firefighter injuries and force retardant bombers to be called off, wildfire managers ...

Meet Some Of The Brave Men And Women Fighting The Nation's Forest Fires

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green

As wildfire season roars on in the western states, thousands of wildland firefighters from across the country are working to save homes and keep us ou...

8 Firefighters Burned Battling California Wildfire

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 08.10.2014 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eight firefighters who suffered minor burns while battling a wildfire in Northern California left the hospital Saturday as crew...

Fast-Spreading Oregon Wildfire Threatens Hundreds Of Homes

Reuters | Courtney Sherwood | Posted 10.08.2014 | Green

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug 8 (Reuters) - A fast-spreading wildfire threatened 740 dwellings in northern Oregon on Friday after destroying a home and five o...

At Least 6 Major Wildfires Keeping Firefighters Busy In California

AP | Posted 10.03.2014 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of federal, state and local firefighters were feverishly attacking at least six major wildfires in central and far no...

The Dangerous Truth Behind Wildfires

Jason Ritchie | Posted 09.21.2014 | Green
Jason Ritchie

This past week, as I drove through Central Washington, I came face to face with the horrifying destruction caused by the wildfires currently raging through much of Washington State. The haze was so thick that it was difficult to see.

Those Who Make It Possible

Anita Casalina | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact
Anita Casalina

On days when you get to relax and have fun gathering with your friends and family for picnics and maybe some fireworks, give a few minute thoughts to those who keep us safe while we do it.