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This School Fire Drill Is Anything But Routine

Firefighter takes opportunity to propose

An Ohio firefighter found a creative way to propose, when he unexpectedly showed up to a fire drill at the school where his girlfriend works as a counselor. Read More »

'The Makers': One Of NYC's First Female Firefighters Talks Of Hazing And Harassment   [VIDEO]

'The Makers': One Of NYC's First Female Firefighters Talks Of Hazing And Harassment [VIDEO]

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How To Become A Firefighter  [Infographic]

How To Become A Firefighter [Infographic]

By Claire Kaufman Firefighters are the nation's heroes, from the local volunteer fire brigade to the brave FDNY force who rushed into the burning Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. Despite the dangers of the job, firefighting attracts many more applicants than there are positions available. The career is... Read More »

L.A. Fire Department Pays Firefighter Nearly $500,000 After Sex Abuse Jokes

L.A. Fire Department Pays Firefighter Nearly $500,000 After Sex Abuse Jokes

When Anthony Almeida's fellow firefighters learned that he had been sexually abused by a priest as a child, some apparently thought that was hilarious. It certainly proved great fodder for lewd jokes. But there's little to laugh at now -- as the Los Angeles City Fire Department recently agreed to pay Almeida... Read More »

Firefighter Fired For Entering Bodybuilding Contest While On Disability -- Acquitted

Firefighter Fired For Entering Bodybuilding Contest While On Disability -- Acquitted

A former Boston firefighter who was fired three years ago after entering a bodybuilding contest while on disability leave has been found not guilty of defrauding taxpayers. The verdict earlier this week ends a more than three-year-long saga that began in April 2008 when firefighter Albert Arroyo, then 46,... Read More »

Controversy Ignites Over Firefighter Posing Topless (Video)

Controversy Ignites Over Firefighter Posing Topless (Video)

Philadelphia fire officials are inflamed over a firefighter who posed topless for a charity calendar. A reassignment has been instigated and an investigation for protocol violation is underway because the firefighter was photographed "showing nipples." Read More »

My Spectacular Job: Female Firefighter

My Spectacular Job: Female Firefighter

I was an editorial assistant at a big legal paper. It was supposed to be a sweet job, a stepping stone to bigger things, but I didn't see the value of articles about promotions, new court appointments and meager scandals. I was bored to tears. I thought, "Is this all there is to working life?" I made... Read More »

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