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September 25, 1995
Navy Fireman Jonathan M. Furr is serving in the Adriatic Sea near Bosnia aboard the guided missile cruiser USS South Carolina as part of the USS America battle group.The ship has been helping enforce the no-fly zone over Bosnia with its anti-air capability. Fireman Furr is part of an allied operation that includes other NATO ships and aircraft.He is the son of Robert E. and Patricia A. Furr of Mount Airy. He joined the Navy in June 1991.FireMount Airy: Mount Airy firefighters investigated an odor of an electrical fire in a building in the 14000 block of Harrisville Road at 8:55 p.m. Wednesday.
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By Don Markus | February 8, 2009
In a news release last week announcing his impending retirement, county Fire Chief Joseph Herr said: "I am looking forward to sleeping without an emergency radio and a BlackBerry on my nightstand." The BlackBerry was a recent addition, but the emergency radio has long been a part of Herr's nighttime routine. Herr, 55, will retire March 1 after serving in his current position since December 2000. Before coming to Howard, Herr spent 26 years climbing the ladder - literally and figuratively - in the Washington, D.C., Fire Department, where he started as a firefighter and rose steadily through the ranks before leaving as an assistant chief.
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By Ellen Hawks and Ellen Hawks,Evening Sun Staff | March 26, 1991
VOLUNTEER Captain Robert Jones proves that childhood dreams can come true, ''if you are willing to work for them,'' he says.At age 10 he dreamed of being a fireman. When he was 13 and his family moved from the city to the Woodlawn area, he joined the program for junior volunteer firemen at the Woodlawn Volunteer Fire Company. He's been there ever since.When he was 16 he became eligible to ride the truck as a trainee member and over the years was elected by his co-firemen as a sergeant, 1st lieutenant and then 2nd lieutenant.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | December 2, 2008
[MPL/ATO] *** 1/2 cds How does Paul McCartney, 66, follow up Memory Almost Full, his grand autumnal (but still chipper) statement on life and mortality? By hiding his name and conjuring one kind of heaven: the 1960s as reconstituted with 21st-century multitracking. For Electric Arguments, he regrouped his not-so-anonymous duo the Fireman (McCartney produced by the bassist known as Youth), walked into the studio on 13 nonconsecutive days with no material and finished a track at each session, playing all the instruments.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | December 2, 2008
[MPL/ATO] *** 1/2 cds How does Paul McCartney, 66, follow up Memory Almost Full, his grand autumnal (but still chipper) statement on life and mortality? By hiding his name and conjuring one kind of heaven: the 1960s as reconstituted with 21st-century multitracking. For Electric Arguments, he regrouped his not-so-anonymous duo the Fireman (McCartney produced by the bassist known as Youth), walked into the studio on 13 nonconsecutive days with no material and finished a track at each session, playing all the instruments.
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March 13, 1995
Navy Fireman Brian J. Carns, son of Robert and Deborah Carns of Westminster, is on a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean and Persian Gulf aboard the destroyer USS Cape Cod.The 1991 graduate of Westminster High School is among more than 1,800 sailors on the 645-foot repair ship, which departed from San Diego in October.Fireman Carns and his fellow crew members spent a month in Yokosuka, Japan, where they completed more than 2,000 repair jobs on Navy ships deployed to the Western Pacific Ocean.
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By Ross Hetrick and Ross Hetrick,Staff Writer | May 6, 1992
Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. and a number of subsidiaries have agreed to pay a fine of $50,000 for various alleged violations discovered during an examination of the company's operations by the Maryland Insurance Division.The Novato, Calif.-based company also confirmed yesterday that it has paid $110,982 to nearly 3,000 current and past customers for discounts they should have received for having passive restraints, such as air bags and automatic seat belts, in their vehicles.The state's 47-page report cited a variety of alleged violations, ranging from some agents' not being properly licensed to improper record-keeping.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Sun Staff Writer | August 3, 1995
John Miller never has wandered far from home. He grew up in a house on the edge of Slentz Field in Irvington, graduated from Edmondson High and lives in Westview now.This is a West Baltimore boy, through and through. His wife, Judy, is a Woodlawn High grad.Miller pitched mostly as a starter for the Orioles for parts of five seasons in the 1960s, had a few good moments, then became a fireman -- a real one.When his sore right shoulder rebelled with every pitch and the Kansas City Royals released him during spring training in 1969, Miller left baseball, worked in construction for several years and then became a firefighter.
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By Ross Hetrick and Ross Hetrick,Staff Writer | May 6, 1992
Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. and a number of subsidiaries have agreed to pay a fine of $50,000 for various alleged violations discovered during an examination of the company's operations by the Maryland Insurance Division.The Novato, Calif.-based company also confirmed yesterday that it has paid $110,982 to nearly 3,000 current and past customers for discounts they should have received for having passive restraints, such as air bags and automatic seat belts, in their vehicles.The state's 47-page report cited a variety of violations, ranging from some agents' not being properly licensed to improper record-keeping.
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By JUSTIN FENTON and JUSTIN FENTON,SUN REPORTER | October 2, 2005
A true blue-collar tough guy, Wilson "Skip" Strong Jr. was never much for computers, or showing his feelings for that matter. But recently, he surprised a friend on his birthday by sending an e-mail from work. "You know, it's funny how life can change in just a year," he wrote. "I never thought I would be a father or a crew leader. Sometimes, we don't take the time to sit back and look at how good life really is." Less than two weeks later, Strong, 38, was killed in an accident on a Louisiana interstate.
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By Josh Mitchell and Josh Mitchell,Sun reporter | February 17, 2008
A Queen Anne's County man has been charged with impersonating a firefighter in two incidents in which he is accused of administering medical care to an injured woman and taking pictures at the scene of a house fire, fire officials said. Christopher Morgan Hatch, 30, of Stevensville is also charged with reckless endangerment, a deputy state fire marshal said yesterday. It is the third time he has been charged with impersonating a firefighter or police officer, court records show. In the two previous incidents, the impersonation charges were dropped, court records show.
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By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,SUN REPORTER | December 4, 2007
The firefighter who reported finding a knotted rope and a drawing of a noose in an East Baltimore station house is in the process of being fired for unrelated issues, Fire Department officials said yesterday. Donald Maynard, a six-year veteran who reported the discoveries, acknowledged last week that he was the one who brought the items into the station house. Even before that admission, Maynard, who is black, had been suspended without pay for failing to complete emergency medical technician-intermediate training or making any plans to do so, said Roman Clark, a department spokesman.
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By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,SUN REPORTER | March 16, 2007
Fireman speaks up at meeting Lt. Michael D. Jenson sat through an hour of the fire board meeting yesterday, patiently waiting for his turn to speak. When his chance came, he stood up before the department's command staff and gave an impassioned talk about everything he feels is wrong with the department. He had a lot to unload. "I can honestly say that morale at the department is at an all-time low," he said, turning his attention to Fire Chief William J. Goodwin Jr., who had by then left the meeting.
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By Bradley Olson and Andrea F. Siegel and Bradley Olson and Andrea F. Siegel,sun reporters | February 10, 2007
Kenneth Hyde Sr. is a decorated Baltimore City fire division chief who was named one of Baltimore magazine's Baltimoreans of the Year for his actions after a water taxi capsized, was dispatched to aid Hurricane Katrina victims and was declared a hero on the floor of Congress. However, an official investigation into his other role, as chief of the Riviera Beach Volunteer Fire Company in Anne Arundel County, has uncovered allegations of lax discipline at the firehouse. Investigators found evidence of sexual activity there, firefighters watching pornography on station computers and volunteers responding to calls after drinking alcohol.
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By Melissa Harris and Melissa Harris,SUN REPORTER | September 29, 2006
The honor guard carried Sgt. David "Joey" Davis' flag-draped casket out of the church yesterday and hoisted it onto the back of an antique fire engine. It seemed a fitting way for the fun-loving volunteer firefighter and combat medic to go out -- second, perhaps, only to the back of a pick-up truck. Yesterday, relatives and friends laid to rest the 32-year-old Lisbon native, who died Sept. 17 after a homemade bomb exploded next to his armored vehicle as his unit conducted an operation in a teeming, violent Baghdad neighborhood.
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August 30, 2006
National Student Services Inc. is not affiliated with Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. An item in Eileen Ambrose's column in yesterday's Business section might have given the impression that they are.
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By Francis X. Clines and Francis X. Clines,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | May 23, 2002
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Some bibulous rustics call it white lightning, others call it 'shine, while the more soul-struck prefer a snort of holy water. Whatever your designated poison, it is the crystal-clear corn liquor of Appalachia, the illegal essence of three centuries of mountain hollow stills. Payton D. Fireman, a local lawyer with a taste for marketing, has begun bottling and selling the volatile potion legally for the first time in state memory under the label Mountain Moonshine. "Of course it's rough: It's moonshine," said Fireman to a visitor brought bolt upright and teary-eyed by a shot of the clear white whiskey.
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August 30, 2006
National Student Services Inc. is not affiliated with Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. An item in Eileen Ambrose's column in yesterday's Business section might have given the impression that they are.
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By GREG GARLAND and GREG GARLAND,SUN REPORTER | June 18, 2006
Charles E. Polesne Sr., a retired mechanical foreman whose work for a volunteer fire department in White Marsh spanned more than half a century, died June 11 of mucosal melanoma at his home in Perry Hall. He was 71. Born and raised on a farm in Perry Hall, Mr. Polesne went to work for Bethlehem Steel Corp. in 1954 as a machinist apprentice, a year after graduating from Kenwood High School. He retired as general mechanical foreman at the plant's plate mill in 1987. Although he recently moved back to Perry Hall with his wife of 49 years, the former Nuala Cannon, they spent most of their lives in White Marsh, where they raised their four children.
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March 24, 2006
Charles Oden "Doc" Walter, a retired truck driver and 55-year member of the Hampstead Volunteer Fire Engine and Hose Co., died Tuesday from complications of an infection at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster. He was 89. Mr. Walter was born and raised in Reisterstown and graduated from Franklin High School. He worked at the Rush Grain Co. in Hampstead and was a driver for Suburban Propane Co. for 26 years before retiring in 1981. Since 1951, Mr. Walter was an active member of the Hampstead volunteer fire company, where he had served as assistant chief and drove fire apparatus, and had been the company's ambulance driver for 45 years.
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