Post Tagged with: "first responders"

This Guy Credits God With Saving Him, Files Lawsuit Against Actual Rescuers

Roy Ortiz nearly died in the Colorado floods last year. Fire department personnel rescued him but Ortiz says God did. Now he's suing those who saved him.
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Roy Ortiz nearly died in the Colorado floods last year. Fire department personnel rescued him but Ortiz says God did. Now he’s suing those who saved him.

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Texas Lawmakers Refuse To Hand Over $91 Million In Earmarked Funds For Volunteer Firefighters

Texas Lawmakers Refuse To Hand Over $91 Million In Earmarked Funds For Volunteer Firefighters

Texas is demonstrating that it learned nothing from the 2011 wildfires that ravaged the state, which killed six people and caused $510.927 million in damages.

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Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining: 10 Heroes Of The Boston Marathon Bombings

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Even from the grave, Mr. Rogers knows the right thing to say: Look for the helpers. Luckily, Boston has lots of those.

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Entrapped Firefighters Shot And Killed In Upstate New York (VIDEO)

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In another holiday horror story at the hands of at least one gunman, four firefighters responding to a call in upstate New York were shot. Two died on the scene.

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Stars Earn Stripes – New Reality Show Is A Slap In The Face To The Men And Women Who Serve

Stars Earn Stripes – New Reality Show Is A Slap In The Face To The Men And Women Who Serve

Playing a soldier on T.V. does not make you a soldier

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Senate Republicans Reject Firefighters, Police Officers, And Teachers By Unanimously Blocking Key Piece Of American Jobs Act

Senate Republicans Reject Firefighters, Police Officers, And Teachers By Unanimously Blocking Key Piece Of American Jobs Act

In a callous and yet unexpected move, Senate Republicans unanimously voted against saving the jobs of 400,000 policemen, firefighters, and teachers.

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Whom The Tea Party Would Leave Behind

Whom The Tea Party Would Leave Behind

It’s been a pretty rough few days. Not only did we all have to sit through the sad memories of 9/11, but we also had to sit through two Republican debates, one sponsored by the Tea Party.

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There Is No Wrong Way to Remember 9/11

There Is No Wrong Way to Remember 9/11

I chose not to participate in any of yesterday’s ceremony and for that, I took a lot of heat. Any American capable of feeling was deeply impacted by 9/11. I was no exception.

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Conservative Smackdown of the Day: Eric Cantor 9-10-2011

That's like cutting the fire dept by 75% while your state is being overrun by wildfires. What kind of goddamn idiot would do that?

Mama always said, “Stupid is as stupid does.” Eric Cantor takes it to a whole new level.

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10 Years of Being Held Hostage. It’s Time to Break Free

10 Years of Being Held Hostage. It’s Time to Break Free

As we all know, tomorrow is the 10th anniversary of 9/11. I moved away from the New York area a few months before that day. It still felt like home. My commute to the city often took me to the World Trade Center.

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Remembering 911 In A Different Way

Remembering 911 In A Different Way

The most amazing thing about those few weeks after 9/11, was how much Manhattan changed. Not just because we were all living in fear, but there was something else that was happening around us. The honking stopped. The shouting quieted down and the city became, well, polite.

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Explaining 9/11

Explaining 9/11

After ten years, what’s the easiest way to review, clearly and briefly, the events around Sept. 11, 2011? Perhaps the best way is to imagine you had to explain Sept. 11, 2001 to a child.

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9/11 Dogs Fared Better than their Humans

9/11 Dogs Fared Better than their Humans

10 years after one of the biggest tragedies to hit American soil, many 9/11 first responders are living in their own version of hell. They suffer daily struggles with depression, PTSD and numerous cancers and repiratory illnesses. If there is a single bright side, it is that the long-term health impacts on the 95 search and rescue dogs have been much better.

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