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Firefighters

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Man Hospitalized In Ga. Police-Involved Shooting

Atlanta police say they’re investigating an officer-involved shooting that unfolded while firefighters were responding to a nearby fire.

05/21/2014

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Bill Being Reviewed To Allow Firefighters To Have Guns On Duty

Legislation proposed in the Georgia House would allow firefighters in the state to carry guns while on duty as long as they gain permission from their employer.

01/23/2014

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Police: Hostage-Taker Gave No Signs Of Compromise

As a gunman held four firefighters hostage in his Georgia home, police tried to buy time and create a rapport by meeting his initial demands. But when his requests became unreasonable and negotiations seemed to go nowhere, police said, officers stormed the house and killed him after he fired on them.

04/12/2013

File photo of police handling a hostage situation. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Financial Crises For Ga. Man Who Held Firefighters

A gunman who lured firefighters to his Georgia home with an emergency call, then held four of them hostage for hours before being shot to death faced a series of personal and financial calamities before he lashed out.

04/11/2013

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5 Ga. Firefighters Taken Hostage; SWAT On Scene

Authorities in northwest Georgia say a barricaded man is holding five firefighters hostage.

04/10/2013

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Fire The Teachers, The Cops And The Firefighters?

Remember when Republicans praised first responders? Remember when Republicans where Leaving No Child Behind? There was a time, not so long ago, when the people who kept us safe and the people who educated our […]

06/12/2012

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2 Adults, Toddler Treated For Injuries After Fire

Authorities say two women and a toddler were injured in a house fire outside Atlanta.

06/11/2012

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Firefighters Rescue Children From Hot Car

ATLANTA (WAOK/ AP) – Fire officials broke a car window to rescue two children after being notified that they were locked inside of a hot car. According to Fulton County police, the parents left the […]

WAOK-AM–06/08/2012