Tag: firefighter

Firefighters in Vermont saved Thanksgiving for one family after their oven caught fire

Firefighers in Vermont saved Thanksgiving for one family after an oven fire derailed their plans for a home-cooked holiday meal. The Ludlow Fire Department responded to a call for an oven fire at 11 a.m. Thursday, according to a post on the department Facebook page. Although the fire smothered itself before firefighters arrived, the oven was […]

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Newport News firefighter battles cancer and with the city he works for

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A Newport News firefighter won a battle against the city after surviving cancer. Adrian Manning Adrian Manning feels lucky to be alive with his family on their small horse farm after being diagnosed with stage 3 rectal cancer last July. He’s been fighting two difficult battles. One to try and stay alive and […]

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Firefighter dies saving comrades from house fire the morning before his family’s Disney vacation

Just hours before a planned family vacation to Disney World, a veteran firefighter was killed early Wednesday when his ladder crew got trapped while searching for residents in a four-alarm fire, authorities in Worcester, Massachusetts, said. Lt. Jason Menard, 39, was among the firefighters who responded to calls of a fire on the second floor […]

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Dairy Queen stores across Hampton Roads honoring first responders on National First Responder Day

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – Local Dairy Queen stores are honoring first responders by offering them free food for National First Responder Day October 28. Fire, police and EMS in uniform can receive a free chili dog and shake at participating Dairy Queen locations from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. In addition, 20 percent of sales […]

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Strangers give ‘determined’ Air Force vet, Virginia firefighter battling cancer a ‘great day’

Please enable Javascript to watch this video CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Strangers, friends and family members rallied around an Air Force veteran and firefighter battling cancer during a benefit at Kindred Spirit Brewing Sunday. Mike Lecik was diagnosed with late-stage multiple myeloma, which requires chemo and radiation, earlier this year. Shortly after that, he suffered […]

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