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FRESNO FF FALLS THROUGH ROOF AT FIRE - CRITICAL WITH BURNS

Monday, March 30, 2015   A firefighter fell through the roof while battling a fire at a house in Central Fresno on Sunday afternoon.

The fire was reported just before 1:30 p.m. at a home in the area of Cortland and Del Mar avenues; that's near the Manchester Mall in Central Fresno.

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MS FF CRITICAL AFTER APPARATUS ROLLOVER

Monday, March 30, 2015  A Monterey firefighter is in critical condition after an apparatus accident Sunday.Benjamin Haskins, 22, was responding to a call around 12:20 p.m. when the pumper he was in left MS 469, hit a tree and flipped.

He was trapped beneath the fire truck, according toWJTV.com.

After being freed from the wreckage, he was taken by helicopter to UMC.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Facebook page has been set up to provide updates on Haskins' cond... [ more ]

     



 

FF BURNED AT TN FIRE

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JRN.com Video

Sunday, March 29, 2015   A firefighter was burned while battling a blaze in northern Davidson County.The incident happened Friday night at a trailer fire on Monticello Avenue near the Madison and Goodlettsville area.

Officials on the scene said the firefighter fell through a floor and suffered burns to the back of his legs. The person was not taken to an area hospital.

The cause of the blaze was not immediately known.

No one was inside at the time of the fire.

The Fire Marshal has been called to the scene to investigate.

   


 

6 FDNY FFs INJURED AT STATEN ISLAND FIRE

Sunday, March 29, 2015  Six firefighters suffered non-life-threatening injuries while battling a two-alarm blaze in Port Richmond late Friday night, an FDNY spokesman said.

The fire broke out around 11:18 p.m. on the second floor of 97 Nicholas Avenue, a two-story home located a few blocks from Port Richmond High School, and was extinguished about an hour later at 12:10 a.m., the spokesman said.

Neighbor Lori Garcia rushed home from her custodial job at a local health clinic when she heard the news of the fire. When she got home, her house had already been evacuated and the block was shrouded with smoke.

"It was bad. The entire inside was burned out," Ms. Garcia said. "The whole street was smoky. You could smell it all the way from Post Avenue."

An FDNY spokesman couldn't say whether anyone was inside the home when the fire started, but confirmed that only firefighters suffered injuries.

All six were taken to Richmond University Medical Center, West B... [ more ]

   


 

3 FFs INJURED AT TX APT. FIRE

Saturday, March 28, 2015   Three firefighters were injured Friday while battling a blaze at an apartment in northwest Harris County.The fire was reported about 5:15 p.m. at a three-story apartment in the 10700 block of Glenora Drive. Officials at the scene triggered a second alarm, authorities said.

A lieutenant and a district chief with the Cy-Creek Volunteer Fire Department were on a stairwell in the complex when it collapsed.

The lieutenant had a knee injury while the district chief injured his neck and was complaining of respiratory problems. A firefighter with the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department hyper-extended his elbow while he was assisting the two who were injured, officials said.

The three injured firefighters were taken to an area hospital, officials said.

There were no other reported injuries.

Harris County fire marshals are investigating the cause of the blaze.

Red Cross officials were notified to assist any residents who we... [ more ]

   


 

FIREFIGHTER FUNERAL DETAILS-CINCINNATI

Saturday, March 28, 2015   Cincinnati Firefighters IAFF Local 48 have announced funeral arrangements for Firefighter/Fire Apparatus Operator Daryl Gordon. FAO Gordon’s visitation will be Tuesday at the Duke Energy Convention Center from 3 to 8 p.m.
Timeline of events
The Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Memorial Service will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the convention center and will conclude the visitation.
FAO Gordon’s funeral will be Wednesday at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral in Cincinnati at 10 a.m.
FAO Gordon will be buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Springdale immediately following the funeral.
A celebration of life will be held at the convention center immediately following the burial.
He is survived by his wife, Angela, and two daughters, Angelique and Chelsea.
A memorial fund has been established at Kemba Credit Union for Gordon. The donations will benefit Gordon's family. Donations can also be sent to the Cincinnati Firefighters Local 48 office at 1011 West 8th Street, Cincinna... [ more ]

   


 

Silent Killer? Study Raises Questions On Firefighter Gear

CBSMIA.com Video

Saturday, March 28, 2015   As smoke, feared to be toxic, stains South Florida skies, Miami-Dade firefighters don traditional personal protective equipment to save their lives.


But CBS4 News has exclusively obtained and reviewed a just concluded study that some veteran firefighters say raises serious questions about the protection that gear offers when it comes to exposure to elements that could be linked to cancer.


“I feel it basically is confirming our fears on cancer in the fire service,” says Keith Tyson, Firefighter Cancer Support Network Director for Florida, who calls the report eye opening.


“When you look at these types of pictures you start realizing that it is not protecting us 100 percent. Nothing will protect us one hundred percent. But this is frightening. This truly is frightening,” says Tyson in reviewing images included in the January 7, 2015 Fluorescent Aerosol Screening Test, (FAST).


The test participant was... [ more ]

   


 

UPDATE: Residents State Elevators Faulty at LODD Scene

WCPO Video

Friday, March 27, 2015   Daryl Gordon fought through heavy smoke opening doors looking for trapped apartment residents in Madisonville before the sun rose Thursday morning.One of the last doors he opened at Kings Tower building wasn't to an apartment at all. It was to an elevator that was often inoperable, according to residents at the Dahlgren Street complex.

Those residents and firefighters said it would not be hard to mistake the elevator for an apartment door, especially in a dark hallway filled with smoke.


Gordon stepped into the open elevator shaft and fell five flights. His body became wedged between the elevator car and the shaft, according to reports, frantic mayday calls and residents.

The 54-year-old was pronounced dead at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

"Today our Cincinnati firefighters did their jobs. They ran into a burning building and saved lives. Women and children were carried out of the building to safety,'' Mayor John Cranle... [ more ]

   


 

FIREFIGHTER LODD AUDIO: Mayday call details chilling Cincinnati fire scene

Fire Scene Audio

Friday, March 27, 2015  “Mayday. Mayday. Mayday. We have a firefighter down.”

Those haunting words no first-responder wants to hear ring out over dispatch communication Thursday morning, seconds after veteran Cincinnati firefighter Daryl Gordon fell several stories down an elevator shaft while battling a blaze at a Madisonville apartment building.

The four-alarm fire at the King's Tower complex on Dahlgren Street was first reported at about 5:45 a.m.

Fire crews said the fire was on the second floor of the complex. Firefighters had to rescue several people on the upper floors when they arrived.

Commanders at the scene issued the ma... [ more ]

   


 

5 FDNY FFs HURT AT 3rd ALARM ON THE UPPER EAST SIDE

Friday, March 27, 2015   Authorities say a fire at a 6-story apartment building on the Upper East Side has been brought under control.A fire department spokesman says five firefighters suffered minor injuries in the early morning blaze at East 66th Street and First Avenue.

He says the fire started in two apartments on the top floor and spread to the roof.

The fire erupted at 1:18 a.m. Friday and was under control at 3:11 a.m.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

   


 

FIREFIGHTERS INJURED IN MASSIVE MULTI ALARM FIRE ON FIRE ISLAND, NEW YORK

Friday, March 27, 2015  Two firefighters were hurt battling a fire that broke out on Fire Island early  today and was still burning hours later, officials said.
The blaze was sparked about 1:30 a.m. in Cherry Grove, according to Suffolk County fire officials.
A fire spokesperson was unsure the number of commercial and residential buildings on fire, but said “many” we ablaze and that the fire was affecting “the entire downtown business district” near Holly Walk and Bayview Walk.
Two firefighters suffered minor injuries in the blaze and were taken to a hospital, the spokesperson said.
As of 5:45 a.m., the fire was still burning. Nine mainland fire departments, seven mainland ambulance companies and all of Fire Island’s fire departments were on the scene.

   


 

FIREFIGHTER DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY AS CONFIRMED BY CINCINNATI MAYORS OFFICE

Thursday, March 26, 2015  We regret to pass on to you that a Cincinnati Firefighter has died in the Line of Duty this morning after suffering grave injuries in a large, occupied four-alarm apartment fire.
The Mayors office confirms that Darryl Gordon, 54, is the first Cincinnati Firefighter to die in the line of duty since 2003.
Mayor John Cranley is holding an 1100 press conference to discuss the incident.
A second Cincinnati firefighter and some residents were hurt when flames ran through the second floor of a building at King Tower Apartments on Dahlgren Street about 5:30 a.m.
"We could just use the community's prayers, the prayers for the family, we have one of our brothers in dire straits," Fire Chief Richard Braun said at the scene.
The other firefighter hurt has second-degree burns, and residents suffered smoke inhalation when flames broke out on the second floor shortly after 5:30 a.m., the Chief said.
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FIREFIGHTER DOWN-CINCINNATI FIREFIGHTER UPDATE

Thursday, March 26, 2015  There are media reports as well as reports from the University of Cincinnati Hospital that the Firefighter who was critically injured this morning has died in the Line of Duty. However, the City of Cincinnati has not issued anything yet-but there is a news conference scheduled for 1100 hours this morning.  Local media outlets include:
www.WCPO.com
www.WLWT.com
www.Fox19.com
www.cincinnati.com

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FIREFIGHTER DOWN-MAYDAY AT WORKING FIRE

Thursday, March 26, 2015  Grimm news this morning from Cincinnati from the scene of a multi alarm working fire with occupants trapped. Most of the injuries are reported minor, but a CFD Firefighter was very seriously hurt. He was reportedly unresponsive about 0620 hours after falling down an elevator shaft at the King Tower Apartments off Dahlgren Street. The firefighter was rescued around 0638 hours and crews removed him from the building.Video below shows some activity from the scene:
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FF BURNED IN MA

Thursday, March 26, 2015    A firefighter was injured responding to a fire at a two-story home on Sewall Street this afternoon.
When the first crews arrived at 15 Sewall St., they were told a child may have been trapped in the home, according to Fire Chief Steven Pasdon. Several searches were conducted but nobody was found, Pasdon said.
During the search, a firefighter in the home was burned and had to be taken to an area hospital as firefighters fought back the flames, Pasdon said.
The department hasn't yet identified the firefighter pending notification of family, Pasdon said. Pasdon said he didn't believe the burns were serious.
The fire chief couldn't yet say how or where the fire started.
There was heavy exterior damage seen on the back of the building, and heavy interior damage on both floors was visible from the street.
Pasdon said there was damage throughout the entire home, but he didn't think it was a total loss.
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