Breaking News
Miami-Dade would share fire boats, crews with cities under new plan 
Miami-Dade County and three coastal cities would share fire boats and crews under a new plan by Mayor Carlos Gimenez to end a stalemate with unions over how to revive the county’s modest fleet. Under the draft plan, Miami-Dade would tap rescue staffs from Miami and Coral Gables to deploy county boats in the northern and southern reaches of Biscayne Bay, while Miami Beach would dedicate staff to help operate Miami’s own fire boat stationed in the downtown area. “It’s efficient,” Gimenez, a former Miami fire chief, said of the draft plan, which still requires approval by unions and cities. “It will provide coverage for all quadrants of the county. 
Miami Herald
change state
OREGON HEADLINES
Top Rung
Off-duty Florida firefighter rescues man from submerged car 
Volusia County firefighter Lt. Jeremiah Greathouse was on vacation in St. Augustine with his family, about to do some back-to-school shopping for his kids, when they watched a car hop a curb and drive straight into a retention pond. “I told my wife to call 9-1-1 and just dropped what I was doing,” Greathouse said in a phone interview Saturday. He said he and a couple of good Samaritans immediately went into the murky retention pond Friday afternoon near U.S. 1 and State Road 312 and could see the four-door sedan was filling up with water while an elderly man in the driver’s seat was still inside.
Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2012/08/24/2309912/two-off-duty-firefighters-save.html#storylink=cpy
Daytona Beach News-Journal

Sponsored by the Fire Service Bookstore                                                                                                          
PHOTOS & VIDEO
previous item next item
click to view photo
Golden Valley Fire District (AZ) - Golden Valley Firefighters, Paramedics and the GVFD Technical Rescue Team responded in force with Mohave Valley Fire, MCSO and Search & Rescue to rescue a Mohave County Public Works supervisor who drove over the edge of a steep cliff on the Oatman Highway west of Ed’s Camp. The County worker who was the only occupant, ended up approximately 150 feet over the embankment.
FREE QUICK SUBSCRIBE
Sign up to subscribe to custom
state Daily Dispatch emails for free


click to subscribe  
lite version          need more info?
DAILY DISPATCH RSS FEEDS