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Source: Fox News

Maine fire chief dies after suffering medical episode while attending firefighter's funeral

11-Mar-2019

A Maine fire chief died Sunday after suffering a medical episode while attending the funeral of a firefighter who was killed battling a blaze earlier this month, the state's governor said.

The Portland Fire Department told Fox 23 it responded to a parking garage outside the downtown Cross Insurance Arena approximately one hour before the scheduled start of the funeral service for Berwick Fire Capt.

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Firefighters slam 'idiot' first-time campers for fire in 'controversial' Facebook post

Wednesday 16:21 GMT

A group of young first-time campers were called out on Facebook by firefighters in Victoria, Australia, last week after lighting a fire in the middle of a forest without taking the proper precautions first.

“During the Fire Danger period you are allowed to have a fire for warmth and cooking AS LONG AS there is little wind, the fire is in a properly constructed fireplace or a pit at [least] 30cm deep, the fire is no more than 1 sq [meter] in size, an area 3 [meters] wide is cleared around the fire, someone is in attendance with means to extinguish the fire,” the post read.

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Source: Global News

Joe Biden tells firefighters union he may need their support ‘in a few weeks’

Thursday 00:34 GMT

Former Vice President Joe Biden teased a possible bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday, telling a friendly crowd of union members he may need their support “in a few weeks.” “Be careful what you wish for,” Biden joked to a gathering of the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) in Washington, as a room of boisterous firefighters shouted, “Run, Joe, run!”. WATCH: 2020 Democratic contenders voice thoughts on potential of Joe Biden entering race. Biden, a 76-year-old former U.S. senator from Delaware who served two four-year terms as vice president to President Barack Obama, has publicly said he is weighing a run as the party’s elder statesman and is in the final stages of making a decision.


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