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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.

Our condolences to all those 




     



 

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.


H... [ more ]

     



 

BURST HOSELINE AT FATAL MO FIRE

Fox4KC Video

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 ]

   


 

FIREFIGHTER DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY FOLLOWING A FIRE CALL-CONNECTICUT

Monday, February 8, 2016  We regret to pass on to you that James J. Butler, 50, the former Chief of the Derby Fire Department, who served as a Firefighter for more than 30 years died in the Line of Duty today, following a fire call.

Chief Butler also served as an Inspector with the Derby Fire Marshal’s Office. 

Our condolences to all those affected.



   


 

FIREFIGHTER STRUCK BY AMMO AT WORKING HOUSE FIRE

Sunday, February 7, 2016   A Gilbert (Arizona) Firefighter had a very personal close call this morning but escaped serious injury when live ammunition began discharging at a house fire. The well involved garage fire was reported at the house around 1000 hours this morning.  Ammunition could be heard going  off inside the home during the fire. One of the bullets from the fire hit a Gilbert firefighter in the face but the firefighter was wearing a helmet/PPE, so fortunately, he is expected to be okay.
They believe the fire may have started when a man inside the home was loading ammunition into a weapon, leading to some kind of explosion. 
Ya neva know whats burning in there. Anywhere. Be Careful. 


     

Courtesy Fox10

Courtesy Fox10



 

FIREFIGHTER STRUCK ON I-5

Sunday, February 7, 2016  Firefighter/paramedic Eric Oviedo is recovering in the hospital after a car hit him on the side of the road on I-5.He was responding to an accident after a woman hit a tree when Ford Econoline Van rear ended a Honda Civic, according to the Cosumnes Fire Department. The Honda lost control and hit Oviedo throwing him several feet.

“They were 50 to 60 feet off the roadway,” Tracey Hansen, Cosumnes Fire Chief, said. “Once that vehicle left the roadway and started sliding on wet green grass it came through the incident scene very very quickly.”

Oviedo has fractured ribs and a head injury. His colleagues say he's lucky to be alive....

“He's pretty banged up and bruised but I was able to speak to him this morning and he was in good spirits,” Hansen said. “We’re incredibly grateful.”

Everyone else on the scene was unharmed. The CHP is looking into what caused the van to hit the Honda.

“As the investigation proceeds w... [ more ]

   


 

2 APPARATUS CRASH IN SCOTLAND

Sunday, February 7, 2016   This is the scene of destruction after two fire engines came of the road and crashed.Five firefighters were injured and are being treated in hospital after following the incident.

Two of the eight crew members who were on board were more ]

   


 

2 PA FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT FIRE

WTAE Video

Sunday, February 7, 2016  A Brownsville man was injured in a Fayette County house fire early Saturday, a Fayette County dispatcher reports.The fire broke out in a single-family, two-story home in the 300 block of Catherine Avenue shortly after 8 a.m.

The homeowner suffered second-degree burns on his back trying to rescue pet reptiles and other animals in the house, South Brownsville Fire Department Asst. Chief Tracy Rummell said. The homeowner was transported to UPMC Mercy for treatment.

Two South Brownsville firefighters also suffered minor injuries. One firefighter was treated at Mon Valley Hospital and released, and the other was treated at the scene, Asst. Chief Rummell said.

The cause of the fire, which destroyed the home, hasn't been determined. 

   


 

LEXINGTON, KY FF - FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE

Saturday, February 6, 2016   With the upcoming Lexington Firefighter Appreciation day on Friday, firefighters are asking that you help out one of their own."It is absolutely a family, you're a fireman. It doesn't matter where you are at, you are still a fireman," said Captain Dustin Whited, with Station Eight of the Lexington Fire Department.

He said a member of this firefighting family, Matt Logsdon, is now battling cancer and fighting for his life.

"He's diagnosed with stage four cancer. It's in his liver, lungs and bone. And right now he's just trying to grasp the situation," said Whited.

Logsdon is a father of three and a former paramedic. He's been a member of the Lexington Fire Department for the past ten years, and he specializes in rescuing fellow firefighters. Just last Tuesday he fought two fires, while having no idea he was very sick. It wasn't until his fellow firefighters mentioned he looked ill, that he decided he should visit a doctor the next day.

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