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Firefighter Who Rescued Snake From Blaze: 'I Would Do It For Any Creature'

AP | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) - A firefighter put his reptile-handling experience to good use when he rescued a 7-foot-long boa constrictor from a burning home...

David Lohr

Teen Jailed 13 Days ... Over A Pocketknife

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.10.2014 | Crime

A high school senior in Ohio is facing felony charges after officials at the technical school he was attending for firefighter training searched his v...

'We Don't Just Rescue Two-Legged Victims'

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 11.01.2013 | Green

The Austin Fire Department has been battling widespread flooding after a fall storm dumped up to 15 inches of rain over parts of central Texas. Crews ...

Radio Problems Cited In Deaths Of Yarnell Firefighters

AP | FELICIA FONSECA and MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 11.28.2013 | Green

PRESCOTT, Ariz. — Shortly before 19 elite firefighters perished in a raging Arizona wildfire, commanders thought the crew was in a safe place. N...

Firefighter Meets Bone Marrow Recipient He Saved Twice

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.28.2013 | Impact

New York firefighter Doug Chiz might have made his greatest rescue without extinguishing a blaze. On Wednesday, he met the woman he saved -- twice -- ...

What Led This Woman To Become A Firefighter In Her 60s?

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 02.13.2013 | Fifty

Standing at 5’5" and weighing 122 lbs, 68-year-old Andrea Peterson isn’t what you’d envision a firefighter to look like. But that didn't stop th...

WATCH: A Year In The Life Of A Firefighter, As Seen From His Helmet

Posted 01.03.2013 | Detroit

Detroit has one of the worst problems with fires in the country. As budget cuts weaken the fire department, recent documentary "BURN: One Year on the ...

'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition': Firefighter Lost Home To Fire

Posted 12.04.2012 | TV

The holiday season of giving continued for "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." This week, the team headed to Heart of the Pines, TX to surprise the Zdro...

Firefighter Leaves Tip After Allegedly Robbing Bank

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.16.2012 | Weird News

He might be a bank robber, but hey, the guy's a gentleman. A firefighter was arrested on Tuesday after allegedly robbing a Dallas Chase Bank -- and...

Firefighters Save Family, Christmas After Suspected Arsonist Burns Home

Posted 01.06.2012 | Impact

It was anything but a happy new year for one Oklahoma family. An arsonist is believed to have set fire to Stephanie Jackson's home in Tulsa, Okla.,...

SHOCK VIDEO: Firefighter In Critical Condition After Savage Thanksgiving Assault

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.28.2011 | San Francisco

A Bay Area firefighter, single father and former Marine is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after being intentionally hit with a car fol...

Weekly Audit: Massive Protest In Wisconsin Shows Walker's Overreach

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger About 100,000 people gathered in Madison, Wisconsin to protest Gov. Scott Walker's new anti-collective...

Former Brazil Fire Chief Turns Himself In For Vigilante Murder Spree

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAO PAULO — Brazilian authorities says a former fire chief has turned himself in to face allegations he killed at least eight drug users in the ...

"Missed by a Hair"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Always a bridesmaid, never a bride: It's the story of my life. But the hairiest part of the story is that I am the only bridesmaid I know with a musta...

Denver Drug Bust: 35 Accused Of Cocaine Trafficking

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Gang members, a retired Denver firefighter and a college team coach were among 35 people accused of transporting more than 40 pounds of...

Astoria Characters: The Veteran Bookseller, the Sequel

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Where's Harry? That's what we've all been asking since spring, when Harry Fiegelson didn't show up on his usual corner at 31st and Ditmars to sell us his used books.

New York's Match.com Alternative: Firemen

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Lindsay Maizel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit Finding dates in New York City can be a grueling process. Finding dates that resemble th...

Five-Alarm Hotties: Vote On Your Favorite NY Firefighter (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The annual New York Firefighter "Hunks" Calendar is out featuring some of the city's finest. Below is a slideshow of a few of the men wearing some of...