News tagged with firefighting

10 years later, NY responders communicate better

(AP) -- On Sept. 11, 2001, as firefighters rushed into the smoldering twin towers, their radios went dead. Police on the scene couldn't hear orders from their superiors. And none of the agencies responding ...

Aug 10, 2011
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Fire near NM nuclear lab largest in state history

(AP) -- The threat of wildfire reaching the Los Alamos nuclear lab and the town that surrounds it eased as crews made progress under cloud cover and rain, but concerns turned Friday to lands held sacred by ...

Jul 01, 2011
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Firefighters are no macho men

The firefighting profession has a strong trademark characterised by heroes and masculinity. This image is commonly reinforced not only in media but also for example in the firemen calendars produced by the firefighters themselves. ...

Jun 27, 2011
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Wildfire razes Canadian town

A wildfire engulfed the town of Slave Lake in western Canada, forcing the evacuation of its 7,000 residents at the start of the forest fire season, authorities said Monday.

May 16, 2011
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