Firefighter In Polk County Arrested For FraudOn Tuesday, February 1, 2022, the Polk county Sheriff’s Office arrested 34-year-old Desmond James Walker II of Haines City on fraud charges. He electronically deposited a county payroll check into his bank account and then, a day later, cashed the check at an Amscot store.
Recently Upgraded Fire Safety Equipment Can Protect Against COVID-19Hillsborough County Fire Rescue rolls out millions of dollars of new equipment this week in a continual effort to improve firefighter safety.
BREAKING: Apartment Building Fire Witnesses: 2 Men Assisted Evacuations, Likely Preventing InjuriesFirefighters found the wooden staircase leading to the east side upper unit fully involved and ineffectual so they had to enter via ladder through the second story window of the unit to fight the fire. Aerial units were also set up to fight the fire. All residents were able to safely evacuate. According to witnesses at the scene, two men assisted in evacuating the residents prior to Tampa Fire Rescue's arrival likely preventing further and more severe injuries.
Dog Kisses Firefighter After Getting Rescued From RoofA friendly dog's "thank you" to the firefighter who rescued him from a roof has gone viral.