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BATON ROUGE FF INJURES LEG AT APT FIRE

Tuesday, December 23, 2014   A Baton Rouge firefighter suffered a leg injury when two fire departments battled an apartment building blaze early Sunday that damaged all eight units.
Firefighters who were called to the Hampton Court Apartments, 2424 Drusilla Lane, about 4:45 a.m. Sunday, saw smoke coming from the building, Baton Rouge Fire Department spokesman Mark Miles said in a news release.

They found fire in the wall near the heating unit of a downstairs apartment. But when firefighters started putting out the flames, they saw that the fire had gotten into the wall and spread to the attic.

Crews removed Sheetrock from the walls and eventually cut a hole in the roof to control the blaze, Miles’ release says.

Baton Rouge and St. George Fire Department firefighters controlled the fire by about 6:10 a.m. and kept the fire from spreading through the whole building, the release says.

Three of the eight units sustained fire damage, four had water damage and al... [ more ]

   


 

CA FF FALLS THROUGH FLOOR AT FIRE

A firefighter gives oxygen to a puppy rescued in the backyard of a home on Mt. Acadia Boulevard after a fire destroyed a home. — Photo courtesy of San Diego fire

A firefighter gives oxygen to a puppy
      rescued in the backyard of a home on Mt.
      Acadia Boulevard after a fire destroyed
      a home. — Photo courtesy of San Diego
      fire

Tuesday, December 23, 2014   A police officer who responded to a Clairemont house fire Saturday shot and killed a badly wounded dog to end its suffering, while a firefighter battling the blaze from the roof partially fell through the structure and was taken to a hospital, authorities said.The fire was reported on Mt. Acadia Boulevard near Acworth Avenue just before noon, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. The bulk of the blaze was knocked down about 30 minutes later.

A San Diego police officer who arrived at the scene came upon a dog on fire and used his service weapon to "put the dog out of its misery," said fire spokesman Lee Swanson. Another dog, a puppy, was rescued in the backyard and given oxygen, fire officials said.

Meanwhile, a firefighter working on the roof partially fell through but was quickly extricated. He was taken to a hospital with burns along one side of his waist but not believed to be seriously injured.

The home's occupants were not the... [ more ]

   


 

FIREFIGHTER & PARAMEDIC INJURED AT DE MULTI-ALARM APT. FIRE

PhillyFireNews.com Video

Tuesday, December 23, 2014  Less than 24 hours after a deadly fire tore through a Delaware apartment building, a blaze broke out at another New Castle County apartment complex this time leaving three people hurt.
Sunday night’s fire on Butternut Court at the Valley Run Apartments in Claymont around 9:30 p.m. left 12 people from six separate families out of their homes and three people hurt.

A 79-year-old resident was taken to the hospital with a back injury she got while evacuating her apartment. A firefighter got a head injury while suppressing the fire, and a paramedic got an ankle injury while working at the scene. None of the injuries are considered life-threatening.
The American Red Cross helped the families forced out of their homes by the blaze.

The cause of the fire, which caused a portion of the building to collapse, remained under investigation Monday morning.
This blaze came just hours after a deadly blaze at the Harbor House Apartments — just a few miles away — ... [ more ]

   


 

FIREFIGHTERS AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THE MEMORIAL SERVICES/FUNERALS FOR THE SLAIN NYPD OFFICERS

Monday, December 22, 2014  Many FD's Will Want To Attend, So Here Are All The Details Related To The Memorial Services For The Slain NYPD Patrol Officers: www.nycpba.org  RIP




   


 

FIRE APPARATUS CRASH WILE RESPONDING IN LOUISIANA

Monday, December 22, 2014  Two Lafayette (Louisiana) Firefighters were injured early Monday when their fire truck hit a utility pole in the 3900 block of Moss Street.
Firefighters were on their way to a reported fire on Morning Glory Square in the Meadows shortly before 0700 hours when the crash occurred, The firefighters received minor injuries.

   


 

SMART CAR - DUMB DRIVER HITS FIRE TRUCK IN PORTLAND

Monday, December 22, 2014   A Portland woman was arrested early Sunday morning in Clark County after she allegedly drove a Smart Car through a red light, collided with a fire truck and fled the scene.At about 3:15 a.m., a Vancouver Fire Department fire truck was traveling west on Northeast 119th Street through the intersection at 87th Avenue. The fire truck had the green light, but its driver noticed that a red 2013 Smart Car traveling north on 87th Avenue wasn’t stopping for its red light, said Clark County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Fred Neiman.

The driver of the fire truck slammed on the brakes but still hit the passenger side of the Smart Car as it drove through the intersection, Neiman said. The car ”spun out, stopped and immediately took off,” he said.

The woman soon pulled over to check out the damage to her vehicle, allowing the fire truck to catch up to her car. But once the fire truck reached her, the woman drove away again, Neiman said.

Police followed her c... [ more ]

   


 

FF BURNED AT FL FATAL FIRE

Monday, December 22, 2014   A 26-year-old man who was inside a burning home on West 27th Street in northwest Jacksonville early Sunday morning died and a firefighter responding to the fire a suffered a minor burn to his face.
The fire broke out between 6 and 7 a.m. according to Jacksonville Fire-Rescue. When firefighters arrived, heavy smoke was showing, and neighbors say flames were shooting as high as 10 feet in the air.

Jacksonville Fire-Rescue said they pulled the victim from the home and tried to revive them, but efforts were unsuccessful. 

At 7:20 a.m., Jacksonville Fire-Rescue said the situation was under control, but believe the home is a total loss. Crews were able to leave the scene around 10 a.m. The state fire marshal's office is investigating.

Neighbors and family members say the man who died was Marcus Cato. Family members are having a tough time dealing with the pain.

"Not taking it well. It's hard to believe. I really don't know, I just ... [ more ]

   


 

CHARLOTTE LADDER 32 - FLIPS FOR THE 2nd TIME IN 6 MONTHS

Sunday, December 21, 2014   Charlotte. (North Carolina) Ladder 32 overturned last night but thankfully, the only in jury was the driver who has a hand injury. No one else was hurt. Ladder 32 was the company that overturned and caught fire this past summer-but this was a different shift. This truck was a reserve truck they have been using. 

Initial reports are that a mechanical failure may have caused the driver to lose control while they were responding to a fire alarm activation around 0330 hours.

HERE are photos of the apparatus crash.

http://www.wsoctv.com/gallery/news/local/images-fire-truck-overturns-south-charlotte/gCQCT/

     



 

FATAL EMS CRASH IN CONNECTICUT

Saturday, December 20, 2014  Reports are that an ambulance hit an SUV Saturday afternoon.Police say the 9-1-1 call came in at 1430 hours. One person has died, police confirm.No word on when road will reopen. No word of any other other injuries. State Police are on scene. LifeStar helicopter was called to the scene, then that call was canceled. Unknown yet the status of EMT's. 

   


 

FIREFIGHTER INJURED IN SAN DIEGO FIRE

Saturday, December 20, 2014  A police officer who responded to a Clairemont house fire Saturday shot and killed a badly wounded dog to end its suffering, while a firefighter battling the blaze from the roof fell through the structure and was taken to a hospital, authorities said.The fire was reported on Mt. Acadia Boulevard near Acworth Avenue just before noon, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. The bulk of the blaze was knocked down about 30 minutes later.

The San Diego police officer used his service weapon to "put the dog out of its misery," said police Sgt. Ray Battrick. Another dog was rescued, fire officials said.

Crews were able to extricate the firefighter who fell through the roof. The firefighter was taken to a hospital with unknown injuries.

No other injuries were reported. The Red Cross was called to help find three displaced residents.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

   


 

FF INJURED FALLING THROUGH FLOOR AT NY STATE HOUSE FIRE

Saturday, December 20, 2014  A Penfield house under renovations received damage after a fire early Saturday.

Firefighters responded to a 911 call about 7 a.m. for a house on fire at 49 Harwood Circle, said Mike De Bree, 1st assistant chief at the Penfield Fire Department.

Flames were coming up the side of the large two-story home when firefighters arrived, said De Bree

While one crew was fighting the fire from outside, another entered the home, he said. One of the firefighters entering the home fell through a hole near the entrance into the basement and was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital with minor injuries, he said.

No one had been living in the home while it was under renovations, said De Bree. The homeowner was notified about the fire.

Their was heavy smoke throughout the house but the fire, which took about 20 minutes to get under control, was contained to one side of the home, said De Bree.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.more ]

     

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FIREFIGHTER LAYOFFS IN WASHINGTON STATE

KOMONews.com

Saturday, December 20, 2014   BONNEY LAKE, Wash. -- They've trimmed the fat and cut to the bone, but ongoing budget problems at East Pierce Fire and Rescue has the agency ready to lay off firefighters.

"It certainly didn't feel good having to talk to our firefighters just before Christmas," said Chief Jerry Thorson, who announced the lay offs this week.

East Pierce Fire and Re... [ more ]

   


 

FIREFIGHTER REMAINS CRITICAL AFTER BEING FOUND IN THE BASEMENT OF A DWELLING FIRE-LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK

Saturday, December 20, 2014  Inwood (Nassau County, LI, NY) Firefighter Joseph Sanford Jr., 43 remains in critical condition at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset after being found in the basement of that mutual aid dwelling fire in Woodmere this morning. He was discovered "by chance" in that basement after the first-floor collapse. The Inwood Chief of Department Rivelli stated that "I didn't know he was missing until I heard the Maydays going out," FF Sanford remains at North Shore University Hospital, breathing with the help of a ventilator - in stable but critical condition.

Sanford is a 17-year department veteran and a former Inwood Assistant Fire Chief. He is a husband and a father who works full time for the Nassau County Public Works Department


More than a dozen departments responded to the dwelling fire on Central Avenue after neighbors reported the fire shortly before 0400 hours.The house had been recently renovated and the owners were at their Manhattan apartment... [ more ]

   


 

SC EX-MARINE NOT GUILTY BY INSANITY IN FATAL FIRE TRUCK CRASH

Friday, December 19, 2014   A judge has ruled a South Carolina man was insane when he stole a fire truck while naked and then struck and killed a pedestrian.Circuit Court Judge Carmen Mullen found Kalvin Hunt not guilty by reason of insanity on Thursday after prosecutors and Hunt's attorneys agreed on his mental state, multiple media outlets reported.

The 28-year-old former Marine fled naked from the Naval Hospital in Beaufort in 2012, stole a Port Royal fire truck that was responding to a medical call at a nearby apartment complex, then struck and killed Justin Nicholas Miller before crashing into woods.

Hunt was sent for treatment to a secure care facility run by the South Carolina mental health department. He must remain there until he regains his sanity, and there will have to be another hearing before he can be released.

"Hunt will remain there until he's not a threat to himself or anyone else," Solicitor Duffie Stone said. "That status has the potential of remaining... [ more ]

   


 

TEEN SUING FDNY AFTER BEING STRUCK BY FIREBOAT PROP

Friday, December 19, 2014   A teenager who flipped his kayak has sued the FDNY, saying he was seriously hurt when responders rescued him.Frank Marino Jr., 17, alleges in the lawsuit that when three firefighters rescued him from Jamaica Bay, he was hit by the propeller of their boat, the New York Post reports. 

It caused "multiple severe and serious lacerations" to his stomach and legs, which required surgery, according to the claims. He’s seeking unspecified damages.

   


 
 
 

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