Switzerland tells slightly tipsy volunteer firefighters: Cheers!
Switzerland is easing an alcohol ban for volunteer firefighters and other emergency workers using heavy vehicles, saying it had led to staffing shortages when crises demanded quick action, especially in smaller towns lacking professional personnel.
Starting on Jan. 1, slightly tipsy volunteer firefighters and off-duty members of so-called professional "blue light" organizations responding to urgent situations will be no longer face punishment - provided their blood-alcohol level does not exceed 0.
- PUB DATE: 10/26/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Reuters.com
Georgia firefighter honored for saving fellow firefighter's life
VIDEO - An Albany Firefighter earned the department's highest honor after saving a fellow worker's life.
Tawanna Maples was honored as the Albany Firefighter of the Year at Tuesday night's city commission meeting.
In June, she quickly administered the Heimlich maneuver when another firefighter began chocking at a firehouse.
- PUB DATE: 10/26/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTOC-TV CBS 11 Savannah
Two California firefighters arrested after off-duty attack on cops, police say
Two Contra Costa firefighters and their companions were arrested early Sunday morning in a hotel room after a drunken attack that injured two Walnut Creek police officers, police said Tuesday.
The melee happened around 5 a.m., just hours after the Second Annual Firefighters Ball at the Marriott Walnut Creek hotel had ended.
- PUB DATE: 10/26/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: East Bay Times