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WATCH: Firefighter Uses Hoses To Go On A Magic Carpet Ride

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 04.18.2014 | Weird News

This firefighter wasn't Russian to do his job. Instead, the Russian firefighter was in a hurry to use his high-powered hoses for a different, crea...

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...

Lynne Peeples

Firefighters Sound Alarm On Toxic Chemicals

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green

More than 200 empty pairs of firefighter boots lined the steps of the Rotunda in San Francisco's City Hall on Wednesday. Each pair represented a l...

Firefighters Sing 'Let It Go' To Calm Scared Child During Rescue

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.27.2014 | Good News

These Massachusetts firemen found a unique (and adorable) way to soothe a little girl while rescuing her and her family from a stuck elevator shaft. ...

5 Ways Wildfire Fighting Is Exactly As Insane As It Sounds

Cracked | Posted 03.25.2014 | Weird News

I'm Drew Miller, professional wildland firefighter. I protect people's sacred right to live in places that regularly combust. Here's what I've learned...

Black Firefighters Announce $98 Million Settlement

AP | JAKE PEARSON | Posted 03.18.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — A black firefighters' group that had sued New York City, alleging discrimination, said Tuesday that minority fire department applica...

An African-American Heritage Tour Complements LA's Pan African Film Festival

Dwight Brown | Posted 02.19.2014 | Los Angeles
Dwight Brown

The 22nd annual Pan African Film Festival, a cornerstone of Black History Month in Los Angeles, opens the door to LA's thriving black community.

An Iranian-American 'Pioneer' Celebrates 50 years in America

David Shams | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
David Shams

On Feb. 7, Beatles lovers will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the band's arrival in America. While I like the Beatles, my siblings and I will be celebrating a different 50th anniversary: The arrival of our father in the United States.

Military Pension Cuts Prove Hypocrisy of Republicans

Dale Hansen | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

The question the Republicans who are fighting to restore the cuts to military pensions really need to answer is, what makes all of these other brave men and women who work for the government less deserving of good pay, great benefits and public adoration?

WATCH: How Firefighting Planes Refill Water On The Go

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

The Colby Fire broke out at approximately 6 a.m. on Jan. 16, and blazed through Glendora and Azusa in east Los Angeles, but is fortunately 95 percent ...

Yoga: Empowering First Responders and Children

Rob Schware | Posted 03.15.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Debby Kaminsky, a former advertising executive who decided in 2006 she wanted to sell the benefits of transformation. She to...

PHOTOS: This Firefighter Just Rescued A Husky From An Ice-Covered Bay

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Firefighters man, they just have a knack for being in the right place at the right time. Sylvie, a 13-year-old Siberian husky, was playing with her...

Fire Departments Relieved By Obamacare

Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass. | Patrick Cassidy | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

Regulators have put to rest fears that the new federal health care law would decimate local fire departments that rely on volunteer or on-call firefig...

Reflecting on George Harrison's Death: A Visit to Ground Zero During Thanksgiving 2001

Elan Barnehama | Posted 01.26.2014 | New York
Elan Barnehama

Since September 11, I have often turned to music to remind me of what is important. I am inspired by new bands that do their part to promote community and compassion over consumption.

Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc

Lisa Longo | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Lisa Longo

Some insurance companies are canceling policies, so therefore our president must have lied. Nope. Not true. It is a handy talking point for the opposition, but it is in fact, just another logical fallacy. Once you start listening for them, you'll find them everywhere.

Lynne Peeples

Flame-Retardant Chemicals Endanger Firefighters, Gymnasts

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.17.2013 | Green

Flame-retardant chemicals permeate the world, and the bodies of nearly every person. But a new film and a new scientific study point to two groups of ...

David Lohr

Firefighters Charge Family Nearly $20,000 After Home Burns Down

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 11.11.2013 | Weird News

An Arizona couple recently left homeless when their mobile home burned to the ground couldn't believe their eyes when they received a bill for nearly ...

On the Set of Chicago Fire

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

It turned out that I wasn't in an actual office at all! I was accidentally sitting on the set of Chicago Fire, in the Bullpen, the office where the firefighters work when there isn't a fire. This staged office was so real, so detailed, so accurate, that I was on the set of Chicago Fire and didn't even know it.

'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 ...

Celebrating Everyday Heroes This National First Responders Appreciation Day

Chief Bob Harvey | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Chief Bob Harvey

All of our nation's defenders, including firefighters, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and law enforcement, can find comfort in knowing that we protect America's communities as best as we humanely can. And so, with National First Responders Appreciation Day on the horizon, I encourage you to pause and say "thank you" to those who, without fail, show up.

The Burden of Responsibility

Lillie Leonardi | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Lillie Leonardi

We have taken it upon ourselves to carry the encumbrance of all that should have been done. Even though these thoughts of conjecture bare no fact, they have somehow embedded themselves into the already troubled minds and hearts of the responders.

These Photos Of 9/11 First Responders Break Our Hearts, But They Also Make Us Damn Proud

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

Very little needs to be said about the following photos of first responders on September 11th, 2001 and during the subsequent recovery efforts. The im...

AWW: Community Replaces Firefighter's Missing Wedding Ring

Posted 09.04.2013 | Weddings

One Colorado firefighter was so focused on fighting the Black Forest fire in June that he didn't notice his wedding ring slip off. But according to...

LOOK: Inmates Become Heroes In Battle Against California Wildfire

Posted 08.30.2013 | Good News

Many Californians owe the safety of their homes and loved ones to the firefighters battling the wildfire that's been engulfing the rim of Yosemite Nat...

How to Cover a Western Wildfire

Brian Rooney | Posted 10.27.2013 | Media
Brian Rooney

While Western forests burn through late summer, it occurred to me as a former Senior National Wildfire Correspondent that it might be helpful to offer fellow television reporters advice and instruction on how to cover wildland fire.