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UPDATE: TEXAS FIRE APPARATUS CRASH-FIREFIGHTERS REMAIN CRITICAL-FIRE DEPT MUTUAL AID EMS UNIT CRASHES WHILE RESPONDING TO THE APPARATUS CRASH-THOSE MEMBERS OK

Sunday, April 19, 2015   2 Firefighters remain in critical condition following a series of crashes on a stretch of rural Texas road Friday, that involved several vehicles including a fire truck and a responding ambulance.The Officer was reportedly ejected and members were trapped under the apparatus. 5 Firefighters were trapped after their truck overturned following a collision with a pickup truck that drove through an intersection. 
NOTE: An ambulance from the Killeen FD whose crew was en route to the crash scene (with other KFD companies) was also involved in an accident. Road conditions at the time were wet.



HERE IS VIDEO FROM THE APPARATUS CRASH SCENE:
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Killeen FD EMS Unit Crashed While Responding To Help Apparatus Crash Victims

Killeen FD EMS Unit Crashed While
      Responding To Help Apparatus Crash
      Victims

Initial Crash

Initial Crash



 

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3 FIREFIGHTERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY-FOLLOWING FIRE IN A SILO-FIRE CHIEF'S SON AMONG THE FALLEN - SOUTH AMERICA

Saturday, April 18, 2015   3 Firefighters were killed in the Line of Duty late yesterday in the City of Minga Guazú, where they responded this morning to continue cooling after a fire yesterday. The area is in Paraguay, in Central South America.

The members who lost their lives are FF's Ronald Aguilera, Arnaldo Gonzalez and Saturnino Riveros. The latter is the son of the Commander of the Fire Department of Minga Guazú, Syriac Riveros, who was also at the scene, was injured but was rescued alive.

The four Firefighters responded to the silo for some post-fire tasks. The fire, which started at 16:00, was knocked down, but required a lot of overhaul and continued cooling. The company was on site and operating when they fell to the dryer and became trapped, according to preliminary reports, indicating they had suffocated. Our condolences to all those affected. RIP.

   


 

FF BURNED AT PHILLY FIRE

6ABC Video

Saturday, April 18, 2015  A father and son along with a firefighter were hurt in an apartment blaze in Northeast Philadelphia late Friday night.

The fire broke out just after 11:00 p.m. at the Green Terrace Apartments on the 2200 block of Tremont Street.

Crews had to rescue a father and son from a second-floor balcony.
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Saturday, April 18, 2015  NEBRASKA FIREFIGHTER LODD AT SCENE

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A Dakota City Fire and Rescue volunteer Firefighter collapsed and died while preparing to leave the scene of a fire Thursday evening. Emergency responders on the scene made numerous attempts to revive Andrew “Andy” Zalme without success, the release said. The exact cause of death wasn't known and will require medical tests.
Zalme, 42, a longtime member of the department, was with crews that had responded to a fire on Highway 35. The Nebraska State Volunteer Firefighters Association said in a statement he will be greatly missed by the organization and the city. Survivors include his wife, Bobbi, and three children. Funeral arrangements were pending Friday. KTIYP's. RIP.

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FIREFIGHTER, 42, DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY AT FIRE SCENE

Saturday, April 18, 2015   A Dakota City (Nebraska) Fire and Rescue volunteer Firefighter collapsed and died while preparing to leave the scene of a fire Thursday evening. Emergency responders on the scene made numerous attempts to revive Andrew “Andy” Zalme without success, the release said. The exact cause of death wasn't known and will require medical tests.
Zalme, 42, a longtime member of the department, was with crews that had responded to a fire on Highway 35. The Nebraska State Volunteer Firefighters Association said in a statement he will be greatly missed by the organization and the city. Survivors include his wife, Bobbi, and three children. Funeral arrangements were pending Friday. KTIYP's. RIP.

   


 

UPDATE-FIREFIGHTERS CRITICAL AFTER TEXAS APPARATUS CRASH

Saturday, April 18, 2015   5 Firefighters from the Central Bell Fire Rescue volunteer fire department have been transported to a Scott & White Hospital in Temple after their fire apparatus rolled over on FM 439 near Belton last night.
2 Firefighters are reported to be in critical condition with traumatic injuries and 3 were expected to be late last night or early this morning. 2 civilians were also reported injured.
Central Bell County Fire Rescue is a volunteer fire department that operates out of Nolanville not far from Waco. KTIYP's-we'll keep you advised.

   


 

SF FF HAS MEDICAL EMERGENCY DURING LIVE FIRE TRAINING

Saturday, April 18, 2015   A San Francisco firefighter is in the hospital after a scary incident during training on Thursday morning.The unidentified veteran firefighter was at the city's Fire Training Facility on Treasure Island, a place that helps firefighters stay ready for all the situations they face.

But just before 11 a.m., the firefighter suffered a medical emergency.

"They were doing a drill in our burn room, and one of the firefighters collapsed. And he was transported to the hospital," said Fire Dept. Spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge.

The burn room is where crews train in putting out controlled flames. They're wearing full gear and breathing apparatus. It can be stressful, even for experienced firefighters.

"It's also very hot in the gear. We haven't had an issue like this in the burn room," added Talmadge.

Cal-OSHA will look into the matter, and fire officials are conducting a safety investigation of the facility.

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FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AS FIRE APPARATUS OVERTURNS IN TEXAS

Saturday, April 18, 2015   Five firefighters from the Central Bell Fire Rescue volunteer fire department have been transported to a Bell County hospital after their fire truck rolled over on FM 439 near Belton this evening.
The condition of the firefighters was not immediately available, but all were conscious. Belton firefighters responded to the crash to assist, where two civilians were also reported injured.
Central Bell County Fire Rescue is a volunteer fire department that operates out of Nolanville not far from Waco.

   


 

FIREFIGHTER FROM BURN VICTIM

Friday, April 17, 2015   An young man who suffered third-degree burns to 70 per cent of his body in a childhood accident has faced his fears by becoming a firefighter.
Terry McCarty was just six years old when he was engulfed with flames after his brothers filled a bowl with kerosene which was set alight and accidentally knocked on to him.
The 29-year-old, from Hawthorne, Nevada, endured 58 operations as well as cruel taunts from bullies who called him Freddy Krueger because of the scars on his face, body and arms.
But he was determined to overcome the harrowing experience that had crippled his confidence for years.

He was engulfed with flames after his brothers filled a bowl with kerosene which was set alight and accidentally knocked on to him
He said: 'After the accident I lived in a constant state of fear and uncertainty.
'I struggled to find work as an adult as people always told me I was a liability, and I had started to believe it.
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TENN FF HIT IN HEAD BY GIANT CROSS

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Thursday, April 16, 2015  Investigators are working to determine the cause of an early morning fire that gutted the sanctuary of Saint George Greek Orthodox Church in West Knoxville on Sunday, hours ahead of the parish's planned Orthodox Easter services.Knoxville Fire Department Capt. D.J. Corcoran said arson has not been ruled out as the cause, but the majority of the fire damage is in the sanctuary and foyer where prayer candles say lit overnight.

They don't burn often, but when they do legacy churches can hurt or kill firefighters in many ways

One firefighter was briefly taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center for a nonlife threatening injury when a large crucifix fell on his head, but has since been released, Corcoran said.

The west side of the church, which contains offices and classrooms, is not damaged and church members have been going inside. The sanctuary and foyer section of the church is salvageable, Corcoran said, but currently dangerous to enter.
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Widow of Dallas Firefighter Demands Changes, Mayor Promises Review

NBCDFW.com Video

Thursday, April 16, 2015   Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings promised late Tuesday to review demands from the widow of a fallen firefighter.Jenny Wilson called a press conference Tuesday afternoon, insisting on an independent investigation into her husband's death and changes in fire department policy.

Stanley Wilson, 51, a husband and father, died when a burning building collapsed on him while fighting a six-alarm fire at the Hearthwood Condominiums on Abrams Road in May 2013.



   


 

2 BOSTON JAKES INJURED AT 2nd ALARM

YouTube Video

Wednesday, April 15, 2015   An off-duty Boston cop raced into a smoke-filled building to warn residents about a blaze next door during a two-alarm fire in the North End yesterday.Police officer Shana Cottone said she was leaving Suffolk Superior Court when she spotted the smoke.

She radioed dispatch and told them about the blaze, and then drove over. She said a woman outside the building said there were people on the second and third floors.
“By the time I got there, there now was a good size fire going,” she said. “I ran up the stairs and I started kicking doors in. I had a big adrenaline rush, obviously. I kicked in the second-floor door and there was a guy in there with a dog, and his apartment was filled with smoke. I was like, ‘Get out of here. There’s a fire.’ The dog ran right out. The dog didn’t need to be told twice.”

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2 TN FFs INJURED IN APPARATUS CRASH

Wednesday, April 15, 2015   Two firefighters received minor injuries after their truck ran off the road Tuesday evening in Harriman.A spokesman for the Tennessee Highway Patrol said the wreck happened a little before 6:00 p.m. in the 2700 block of Roane State Highway. THP says the truck was heading west on the highway when it ran off the road. The driver then over corrected and turned onto its top.

Travis May, 19 and Ty Puckett, 21, were both taken to the hospital with minor injuries. They were both said to be wearing their seatbelts.
According to Roane County 911 dispatchers, the truck belongs to the Midtown Volunteer Fire Department.

   


 
 
 

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