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From time to time articles related to fire safety, emergency medical services, and fire incidents appear in local news publications.  This page lets you read each article.  Simply click on the article title to see the full story. 

Click to enlarge - Carson City firefighter Bryon Hunt watches his 3-year-old son Tyler open a present while Meri Gscheidle, Bryon's mother, puts away Tyler's other gifts on Monday afternoon.  Photo credit - Brad Horn/Nevada Appeal(Nevada Appeal, Tuesday, December 26, 2006) Working Christmas has its rewards, pitfalls  For many Carson City residents, Christmas is another work day - or is it?  Yes and no.  For Carson City firefighters, major holidays mean no inspections or training and getting a special meal or two. Their co-workers are sort of like family.

Click to enlarge - Carson City Fire Department engineer John Arneson and his daughter Natalie, 19, shop for the Toys for Joy program Wednesday at Wal-Mart. Members of the Carson City Firefighters Association spent about $6,500 for the Salvation Army program, which will help 750 area kids.  Photo credit - Cathleen Allison/Nevada Appeal(Nevada Appeal, Thursday, December 21, 2006) Carson firefighters make like elves to help the needy  Though Santa Claus only needs one sleigh, it took more than a dozen shopping carts to hold about $6,500 worth of gifts for local children.


 

Click to enlarge - No one was injured in a two-vehicle accident at Williams and Roop streets Tuesday afternoon. Betty Divine, 80, the driver of the Subaru, was cited for failure to yield after pulling in front of an eastbound Ford Ranger.  Photo credit - Cathleen Allison/Nevada Appeal.(Nevada Appeal, Wednesday, November 29, 2006) No injuries in accident at Roop/William  No one was injured in a rollover accident at Roop and William streets just after 3 p.m. Tuesday.  Related video

 

Click to enlarge - An elderly driver lost consciousness and slammed into the front wall of Office Depot on October 25, 2006, causing damage to the structure and forcing inspectors to close the business down.  Photo credit - Dave Morgan/NewsCarsonCity.com(Nevada Appeal, Thursday, October 26, 2006) Collision into building closes business  An elderly driver lost consciousness and slammed into the front wall of Office Depot on Wednesday morning, causing damage to the structure and forcing inspectors to close the business down.  Related video

Click to enlarge - Carson City firefighters work to contain a house fire at 1351 S. Sutro Terrace on Monday morning.  Photo credit - Brad Horn/Nevada Appeal(Nevada Appeal, Tuesday, October 10, 2006) Dog dies in Sutro house fire  A fire on South Sutro Terrace in North Carson City claimed the life of a family pet and destroyed the garage and a portion of the kitchen Monday morning.  Related video

Click to enlarge - Emergency personnel evacuated the Department of Public Safety building Thursday morning after reports of a strong noxious odor. Officials determined the fumes originated at the Carson Mall where crews were sealing the parking lot.  Photo credit - Cathleen Allison/Nevada Appeal(Nevada Appeal, Friday, September 29, 2006) Sealant source of noxious fumes  A noxious odor caused by an asphalt sealant in the Carson Mall parking lot led to a voluntary evacuation of a state office building Thursday morning and a response by the fire department.   Related video

Click to enlarge - Carson City fire department investigator Duane Lemons, center, looks through the detectives' unit at the Carson City Sheriff's office after a fire on Saturday afternoon. The message light on the phone, seen melted in the right lower corner of the photo, was blinking.  Photo credit - Brad Horn/Nevada Appeal(Nevada Appeal, Sunday, September 24, 2006) Fire hits Sheriff's office  A piece of cardboard left near a radiant heater started a fire in the Carson City Sheriff's Department offices Saturday afternoon that caused an estimated $50,000 in damage.  Related story   Related video

Click to enlarge - Four people were injured in an accident Tuesday on Curry Street near Koontz Lane, when a yellow 1970s Camaro struck a second vehicle head-on. A passenger in the Camaro had to be extricated, and he was taken by helicopter to Washoe Medical Center.  Photo credit Chad Lundquist/Nevada Appeal(Nevada Appeal, Wednesday, September 13, 2006) Four hurt in Curry Street accident  Four people were injured Tuesday in a late afternoon head-on accident on Curry Street near Koontz Lane.  Related story   Related video

 
Click to enlarge - Rescue personnel work to prep one of the victims for airlift from the scene of an accident at South Carson Street and Snyder Avenue on Monday. The Dodge Neon traveling northbound collided with a commercial truck and trailer carrying pavement sealer after it attempted to cross the car's path. Three children were seriously injured. Photo credit - Chad Lundquist/Nevada Appeal.(Nevada Appeal, Tuesday, August 15, 2006Three children critically hurt in wreck Three children, including one who was ejected and another who was trapped in the windshield, were seriously injured in an accident Monday afternoon in South Carson City.  Related video

Click to enlarge - Carson City firefighters work to free Shane Bikman, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, after he flipped his tractor trailer at the corner of Highway 50 West and U.S. 395 on Thursday afternoon.  Photo credit Brad Horn/Nevada Appeal(Nevada Appeal, Friday, August 11, 2006Truck flips at junction to Spooner An Idaho truck driver narrowly escaped serious injury Thursday when his brakes failed on Spooner Summit, and he barreled through a Carson City intersection at lunchtime.  Related video
 
Click to enlarge - Carson City firefighters and inspectors survey the home on Conte Drive that was destroyed by a fire August 11, 2006. The home was under construction at the time of the fire.  Photo credit Brad Horn/Nevada Appeal(Nevada Appeal, Saturday, August 12, 2006Conte house fire being investigated A team of investigators is trying to determine why a home being built with fireproofing in mind burned to the ground early Friday morning in southeast Carson City.  Related video

(Nevada Appeal, Thursday, July 20, 2006Fire singes contents of storage units A fire that was possibly sparked by a lightning strike or combustible materials spread through six storage units off Highway 50 East on Wednesday afternoon.

(Nevada Appeal, Wednesday, July 19, 2006) Bullet causes Carson range fire; five other fires fizzle out  A fire at the Carson City shooting range at 9:16 p.m. Monday was likely started by a spark from an electrical box damaged by a bullet.  Related video

(Nevada Appeal, Tuesday, July 11, 2006Fire safety robot reports for duty Pluggie the Fireplug robot arrived in Carson City last month. He lives at fire station No. 1, and sleeps in the hose bed of one of the fire trucks.

Click to enlarge - Crews battle the Flint fire Sunday, on the east side of Carson City. Photo credit - Chad Lundquist/Nevada Appeal.(Nevada Appeal, Sunday, July 2, 2006Crews battle fire near Carson landfill Fire crews from nine agencies accompanied by six air tankers and two helicopters are battling gusty winds to control a 215-acre blaze near the Carson City landfill. Related story

 
(Nevada Appeal, Saturday, July 1, 2006Crews quickly knock down Spooner fire Two air tankers and a helicopter successfully snuffed out a fire Friday on Highway 50 a quarter mile west of Highway 395.

(Nevada Appeal, Tuesday, June 20, 2006Fireworks sparked S Hill fire Children playing with fireworks could be to blame for an S Hill brush fire Monday that was nipped in the bud before it could reach nearby homes, an official said.

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