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FIREFIGHTER STRUCK ON NEW YORK INTERSTATE

Saturday, February 13, 2016  Interstate 390 near Geneseo has reopened, as it had been closed for about 90 minutes after icy conditions caused several weather-related vehicle crashes. A Geneseo firefighter was reportedly struck by a vehicle at the scene. We are awaiting reports of the a Firefighters condition. KTIYP's

     



 

FIRE EXTINGUISHER EXPLODES CRITICALLY INJURING TWO

Saturday, February 13, 2016  Two workers were seriously hurt when a fire extinguisher tank exploded at a fire equipment supply business in Orange County, NY this morning. The explosion happened at Oprandy’s Fire & Safety Equipment. around 9:30 a.m. A woman who lives across the street said the explosion shook her house. The two workers were identified as Frank J. Buono, 23, of Goshen, and Christopher Foust, 35, of Warwick.

Foust was filling a fire extinguisher tank with air in a rear room of the building when the tank ruptured for an as yet unknown reason. Foust suffered severe injuries to both of his legs and Buono, who was standing nearby, suffered a severe injury to his right leg.

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ONE OF THE TWO SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES SHOT AND KILLED IN MARYLAND WAS ALSO A FIREFIGHTER

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Saturday, February 13, 2016  We regret to pass on to you that one of the two murdered Deputy Sheriffs in Maryland earlier this week was also a veteran Firefighter, as well as being a Marine.Harford County Sheriffs Deputy Patrick Dailey (of Harford County's Joppa-Magnolia Fire Company) and Deputy Mark Logsdon were both fatally gunned down in Abingdon Wednesday, while responding to a complaint about a man inside a Panera Bread restaurant. The who dirt bag who shot them was killed by other deputies.
Here are more details on his service as a Deputy, a Firefighter and the fact that his kids are also Firefighters. 
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/harford/fallston-joppa... [ more ]

   


 

MEDICAL EMERGENCY AT NY FIRE SCENE

Thursday, February 11, 2016   A fire official at the scene of a house fire at Snyder's Lake was carried from the scene on a stretcher Wednesday morning.Officials say William Gummer, a Rensselaer County assistant fire coordinator, had been ill. He was taken to a local hospital for observation and is expected to be released Thursday.

The fire at 39 Overlook Ave., was reported about 8:30 a.m. Neighbors said the residents of the home were able to escape. Their names were unavailable.


Neighbors said they heard ammunition and possibly an oxygen tank exploding at the scene.

Officials at the scene said nearby fire hydrants were frozen.

   


 

FIREFIGHTER PARAMEDICS OK AFTER AMBULANCE ROLLS IN NASTY OHIO WEATHER

Thursday, February 11, 2016   Two Madison Fire District paramedics were hospitalized after their ambulance flipped Tuesday night while taking a patient to Geneva Hospital.
The ambulance was eastbound about 10:40 p.m. Tuesday on Route 20 near County Line Road in Unionville when it encountered "terrible road conditions," Madison Fire District Chief Gene Lutz said in a Facebook post Wednesday. The ambulance, which was taking a patient in a non-emergency situation, hit ruts in the road, causing its rear end to sway. The driver overcorrected. The ambulance slid sideways, hit a curb and flipped onto its roof. The paramedics were taken to the emergency room as a precaution and were released without injuries, Lutz said. The patient in the ambulance was taken onto Geneva Hospital with no additional complaints, Lutz said. The crash is under investigation by the state highway patrol. 

     



 

FIREFIGHTER DIES IN QUARTERS-LODD-KENTUCKY

Thursday, February 11, 2016   It is with regret that we pass on to you information that Lt. David Conley, 48, with the Olive Hill Fire Department, died from an apparent heart attack while working at the station last night at approximately 2145 hours. CPR was administered immediately along with AED, and he was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced a short time later. Lt. Conley is survived by his wife Kayla and four children Dalton, Blade, Tabitha and Garrett. Our condolences to all those affected. RIP.Olive Hill is East of Lexington and SE of Cincinnati, Ohio.



   


 

ENGINE STRUCK ON VA INTERSTATE

WTVR Video

Thursday, February 11, 2016   A Henrico fire truck got stuck on an icy overpass while responding a crash in eastern Henrico, according to police at the scene. The struck fire truck blocked lanes on Interstate 295, near Interstate 64, in the East End.While a Henrico Fire official said the department was still investigating exactly what happened, he added the truck was now off the bridge and no one was hurt.

   


 

EMT KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY WHEN AMBULANCE FALLS OFF OF MAINTENACE RACK

Thursday, February 11, 2016  Tragic news out of Louisiana when an Emergency Medical Technician died in the Line of Duty at the West Jefferson Medical Center EMS Headquarters after an ambulance apparently fell off a collapsed rack, and on top of two personnel. It happened late this afternoon/early evenings. 


Reports are that the ambulance on a rack at a mechanic shop fell on top of two EMTs when the rack itself failed. One of them, a 44-year-old man lost his life and a second EMT, a 37-year-old man, suffered minor injuries.

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CT FIREFIGHTER BURNED AT CHIMNEY FIRE

Wednesday, February 10, 2016   A firefighter sustained a minor burn to his neck, as well as minor smoke inhalation, while tackling a chimney fire that spread quickly through a historic Oxford home overnight Tuesday.The Oxford Fire Department was dispatched to 27 Christian Street around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night, on a report of a rapidly spreading chimney fire. Fire Marshal and Fire Chief Scott Pelletier tells News 8 he believes the two occupants had attempted to extinguish the fire themselves prior to their arrival.

While a fire was lit in the fireplace of the historic Oxford home, built in 1900, the flames worked through the attic and into the walls, says Pelletier. The speed with which it spread was exacerbated by the belongings packing the attic, as well as the home’s balloon frame construction.

One of the first firefighters to arrive at the scene suffered a minor burn to his neck, and a small amount of smoke inhalation, and had to be transported to a nearby hospital.... [ more ]

   


 

PAIR CHARGED WITH ATTACKING CHICAGO PARAMEDICS

Wednesday, February 10, 2016   A man and woman have been charged with attacking Chicago paramedics at a CTA station.

Robert Adams and Cherise Finley attacked the paramedics Sunday night on the Harrison Red Line platform in the 600-block of S. State Street, police said.





Police say the two hit, scratched and spat on the crew as they responded to a call for help. The victims were treated at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for facial abrasions a... [ more ]

   


 

PERSONAL MAYDAY! FDNY FIREFIGHTER NEEDS ASSISTANCE

Wednesday, February 10, 2016  A friend of ours and certainly many of you is Brother Firefighter FDNY Assistant Chief Ron Spadafora. Ron has written several books, numerous articles, has been an FDIC and Firehouse speaker for many years and is one of the sharpest fireground command officers out there. With nearly 40 years on the FDNY, he has "been there and done that."

Ron is now battling cancer. Like so many members of the FDNY, NYPD and other organizations, the murderous attacks on our Country of 9/11/01 continue.


On 9/11, Ron supervised both rescue and fire operations at the North Tower and WTC 7. He was assigned as the WTC Chief of Safety in October 2001 for the entire Recovery Operation that ended in June of 2002. He's also been to Louisiana for the Katrina response, worked the Hurricane Sandy detail and much much more. Undoubtedly now though, the impacts of 9/11 have created his latest battle.


THE MAYDAY: Chief Spadafora needs blood and platelets.


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BURST HOSELINE AT FATAL MO FIRE

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016   As the community reacts to the fire at a Raytown apartment that claimed the life of a 4-year-old boy and hospitalized two other people, the details have emerged in the dramatic rescue mission that put firefighters in serious danger."The hose line burst. I don't know if it was cut or it burned or what, but they had to shelter in another part of the building where there wasn't fire," Raytown deputy fire chief Mike Hunley said.

Fire crews went to the second floor of the building to retrieve 4-year-old Jeremiah Roberts, and his 55-year-old grandmother and 18-month-old brother, where the fire had them trapped.

Investigators said the fire moved so quickly that the firefighters were forced to move to the third floor after their hose broke while another crew entered the building with a working hose line.

The trapped crew brought one victim to rescuers through a window and the other two through a staircase.

"It was reported by the battal... [ more ]

   


 

2 LA FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT COMMERCIAL FIRE

ABC7 Video

Tuesday, February 9, 2016    A fire heavily damaged a single-story commercial building in the downtown Los Angeles area today and left two firefighters injured.Firefighters sent at 7:40 a.m. to Smith & Company, a metal-fabrication business in the 1300 block of Newton Street, extinguished the flames in about 45 minutes, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Two firefighters were hurt in falls, but their injuries were not life- threatening, Humphrey said.

Arriving firefighters found the fire burning through the roof of the building, and they adopted a defensive posture, battling the blaze from the perimeter and preventing the flames from spreading to other structures.





The cause of the blaze was under investigation. A damage estimate was not immediately released.

   


 

VETERAN WILDLAND FIREFIGHTERS RELEASE REPORT ON WILDLAND FIREFIGHTER SURVIVAL AND SAFETY "to call attention to deficiencies in wildand firefighter safety presented by current wildland fire management systems"

Tuesday, February 9, 2016   In January of 2014, about six months after 19 men were killed on the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona, a group of five former wildland firefighters formed a group they called “Safety Matters: A Wildland Firefighter Forum for Change”.  Their goal was “to call attention to deficiencies in wildand firefighter safety presented by current wildland fire management systems”. Since then they initiated a more ]

     



 

5 FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT TX BUILDING FIRE

Tuesday, February 9, 2016  A fire Sunday night devastated a downtown building and sent nearly a half-dozen firefighters to receive medical treatment.Firefighters arrived about 7:20 p.m. to find a setting of smoke and flames.

“When we got to the scene, there were flames coming through the roof,” said Willie Villarreal, a volunteer with O’Donnell’s fire department.

Villarreal and other firefighters from Dawson and Lynn county agencies tackled the blaze through the night. Five of them had to be treated for heat exhaustion, he said.

The structure appeared to be a total loss. A few clouds of smoke still lingered in piles of debris by Monday afternoon.

The state fire marshal’s office is investigating the cause of the blaze.

Local resident Roger Gonzales was among the first bystanders. Driving by on his way home from a circus in Lamesa, he noticed smoke coming from the building and called the fire department.

As firefighters arrived and a cr... [ more ]

   


 
 
 

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