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  • Former New York firefighter dies from heart attack while helping neighbor having heart attack
    Robert Cordani had always been there for other people. Whether it was as a firefighter in Wurtsboro, an EMT for the Mamakating First Aid Squad, or a neighbor, friend or brother. “He was one of those neighbors or friends that if you needed something, 24 hours a day, he’s down there to help you,” said his brother, Art Cordani.
    - PUB DATE: 4/20/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: recordonline.com
  • Southwest hero, Texas firefighter Andrew Needum: 'I'm no different than any other firefighter'
    Firefighter Andrew Needum, one of the heroes of ill-fated Southwest Airlines Flight 1380, brushed off accolades for his efforts Thursday, saying he is "no different than any other firefighter." Needum, surrounded by family members, spoke to reporters at his firehouse in Celina, Texas. He and real estate agent Tim McGinty drew national acclaim for pulling passenger Jennifer Riordan out of a smashed window during Tuesday's ordeal.
    - PUB DATE: 4/20/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: USA Today
  • Florida fire captain under internal investigation for fighting fire while off duty
    A captain with Polk County Fire and Rescue is under internal investigation for fighting a house fire earlier this month in North Lakeland while he was off duty. A complaint has been filed against firefighter Jay Schwartz, who is also union president of the Polk County IAFF Local 3531, county officials said.
    - PUB DATE: 4/20/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Ledger
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