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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

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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.

   


 

Dear Firefighters: Two Strikes & You're Out.

Friday, December 19, 2014  Every once in a while we like to "pass on" actions that some take related to AVOIDING things going wrong, close calls or direct hits. This would be one of those cases. This is a memo sent to the members of the San Antonio Fire Department by their Chief, Charles Hood a few weeks ago. It's pretty simple and clearly spelled out regarding his and the departments stand on driving while intoxicated. 

How do you argue with a boss who is looking out for his people, their family and the other innocent victims of DUI? You can't. Well-I guess you can. You can also argue that water on a fire isn't a priority. But anyway....


Here is Chief Hoods letter as written:


Dear Members of the San Antonio Fire Department Family: 


Throughout my tenure as Fire Chief I have had the unpleasant responsibility of addressing a wide range of disciplinary issues relate... [ more ]

   


 

4 FFs INJURED IN LONG ISLAND FIRE

Friday, December 19, 2014   Four firefighters sustained minor injuries battling a house fire in Sea Cliff Thursday, authorities said.Nassau County Arson/Bomb Squad detectives say fire broke out at 12:27 p.m. at 88 Prospect Ave.

The home was unoccupied and in the process of being restored. Workers discovered the fire as they were removing paint on the second floor of the residence, police said.

Sea Cliff, Glen Cove, Glenwood Landing, Roslyn, East Norwich, Bayville, Oyster Bay, and Locust Valley Fire Departments responded with 20 trucks and approximately 100 fire personnel to extinguish the fire, police said.

Two of the injured firefighters were treated and released at the scene. Two more were transported to a local hospital for treatment, according to police.

The home sustained major damage, police said.

The fire has been deemed accidental and non-suspicious, according to police.

   


 

FIREFIGHTER DOWN-LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK

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Friday, December 19, 2014   Bad news from Nassau County, New York (Long Island) this morning. Initial reports are that there was a working house fire on Central Avenue in Woodmere, which is close to the Queens, NYC border. While operating at the fire, a Firefighter on mutual aid from nearby Inwood was a MAYDAY and removed with CPR in progress. That FF was transported with no further details at this time, other than he is now in extremely critical condition.We'll post more as it is made available. KTIYP's.

   


 

2 CLEVELAND FFs INJURED AT HOUSE FIRE

Thursday, December 18, 2014   The Cleveland Fire Department responded to a house fire at 16508 Southland Avenue on the city's west side on Wednesday night. 

Fire spokesman Larry Gray says that when fire crews arrived at the scene, they found a 67-year-old woman in the house. Crews were able to rescue her and revive her from respiratory arrest. She was then transported to MetroHealth Medical Center with unknown injuries.

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2 PA FFs INJURED IN GAS EXPLOSION

Thursday, December 18, 2014   Two city firefighters were taken to the hospital after a gas explosion at a Lancaster city home Wednesday night.

Both were treated for first-degree burns to their head and face and then released. One returned to the fire scene while the other went home, according to Battalion Chief Jeffrey Oatman.

A city fire marshal is investigating the incident after an apparent bullet hole was discovered in the gas meter, Oatman said.

UGI officials took possession of the meter which will be examined.

Fire crews were dispatched to 56 S. Franklin St. around 6:10 p.m. after a resident of the two-unit apartment building called 911 and said she "heard a bang," then detected a heavy odor of gas, Oatman said.

The residents of the building were told to evacuate.

Upon arrival, firefighters went to the basement of the building, where they discovered a heavy gas smell and active leak.

As they attempted to turn off the gas, an... [ more ]

   


 

Six Firefighters Injured In Anderson County Fire Truck Crash

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014   A fire truck crash in Anderson County injured six firefighters Tuesday night, according to the fire department.Investigators said the fire truck was headed to a car crash on Puckett Road, when it crashed.

An eyewitness told ABC 36 News that he saw the fire truck run off the road, hit a tree, which caused part of the truck to cave-in.

The fire department confirmed that one firefighter had to be cut out of the wreckage. He was taken to UK Hospital in Lexington. He was conscious and talking, according to firefighters.

The other five firefighters who were hurt, were treated and released from UK Hospital, according to the fire department.

A Battalion Chief said it was an emotional night for the department.

"We're going to be here to support them. We ask the community to say a prayer for them and be there and support them through this incident. This is not just tonight. This is going to be for the next week or so, and month... [ more ]

   


 

4 FFs INJURED IN RIVERDALE IL MAYDAY

Wednesday, December 17, 2014   Fur firefighters suffered non-life-threatening injuries while battling an extra-alarm blaze at a condominium building Tuesday in Riverdale, officials said.
About 100 firefighters from departments all over the south suburbs responded to the fire in a three-story building within the Riverwood Condominiums at 137th Street and Stewart Avenue.

The Riverdale Fire Department's deputy chief, Art Schweitzer, said he doesn't know how the firefighters were hurt, but said they will be OK.

The injured firefighters were taken to Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey and MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island, Schweitzer said. Two are with Riverdale Fire, one is a Calumet Park firefighter and the fourth is with Markham.

One civilian also complained of difficulty breathing, apparently because of asthma, Schweitzer said.

He also said Riverdale police officers knocked on the doors of other residents in the building, helping them evacuate safely.more ]

   


 

NJ FIREHOUSE FIRE

Tuesday, December 16, 2014   A fire in Elk Township on Monday night damaged the Ferrell Firehouse.The smell of smoke drifted more than a mile from the corner of Elk and Ellis Mill roads, and the night was lit up by engines from several neighboring communities.

Patrick Spring, mayor of the township and captain with the Ferrell Fire Co., said the flames started in the lounge of the firehouse at about 10:30 p.m. No one was in the building when the fire began.

Fire companies from neighboring towns, including Harrisonville, Clayton, Aura, Ewan and Monroeville, were on hand. By 10:50, the fire was under control, but not before the building's lounge and office were damaged. The truck bays and all vehicles inside were undamaged.

"There's nothing in that building we can't replace," Spring said. "We will rebuild."

Still, Spring said, the experience of having your own firehouse burn was a harrowing one.

"When it's your own house, it's a little different," h... [ more ]

     



 

OKC RIG STRUCK AT SCENE

Tuesday, December 16, 2014   Police said a car crashed into a fire truck that was on the scene of a multi-vehicle collision in southwest Oklahoma City, Monday morning.

According to Oklahoma City police, emergency crews responded to a three-vehicle collision at Interstate 44 and S.W. 149th Street. However, as crews worked to clear the scene of that collision, another car struck a fire truck.

Police said three people were injured in the original crash. They have been transported to the hospital.

Fire officials said no firefighters were injured in the second crash. But the fire truck sustained minor damage.

Both collisions are still under investigation.

   


 

CA FF INJURED BY FALLING ROOF

Tuesday, December 16, 2014   A firefighter is recovering after he was injured battling an overnight fire in Southeast Fresno.

The flames broke out shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday in a two-story townhouse in the area of Butler and Winery. Fresno Fire officials say a firefighter went into the house and was cutting a hole in the wall when the roof came down on top of the firefighter.

Authorities say the firefighter was t... [ more ]

   


 
 
 

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