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THAT SOMEONE SPECIAL......AT YOUR DEPARTMENT

Saturday, December 27, 2014  Do you have someone in your FD that - well, er, uh...ummm....when they are out of town - things actually seem to go better?  You know, that very special "someone" who you wish you could just send away for a week - so that you can actually get some work done? 
So you can actually enjoy some peace and quiet? 
And NOT have to listen to their ranting and raving? 
Hmmm-sounds strangely familiar. Anyway....Have we got a deal for you.


HERE is a chance to send that deserving member to FDIC in Indianapolis for THE WEEK-with their travel, their downtown hotel, full admission to all classes and exhibits all fully paid for!


There are many deserving firefighters and fire officers who can't afford to go to FDIC! AND NOW YOU can help them win a FREE travel, hotel and attendance to 2015 FDIC! 


It's a WIN WIN! They think you actually love'm, they come back with rea... [ more ]

   


 

MAN PULLS GUN ON FFs CONDUCTING WELFARE CHECK IN AZ

ABC15.com Video

Saturday, December 27, 2014    A 53-year-old Phoenix man was arrested on Thursday after pointing a gun at firefighters who were called to conduct a welfare check.Police arrested Steven Whitlock and booked him into jail on charges of aggravated assault and theft.

Phoenix police said authorities were called to an apartment complex near 17th and Missouri avenues around 2:30 p.m. on Christmas Day.

Firefighters arrived first and attempted to contact Whitlock, but he didn't immediately answer the door.

As firefighte... [ more ]

   


 

NY FIREFIGHTERS INJURED IN LONG ISLAND DWELLING FIRE CLOSE CALL

H Schnapp Photo

H Schnapp Photo

Saturday, December 27, 2014   At least three firefighters suffered minor injuries operating at a house fire on Spruce Street in Nassau County's West Hempstead community. The fire started in the two-story home's unfinished basement and quickly spread to the rest of the dwelling....initially the homeowners were inside and saw smoke. They ran out of the house and called for help and were not hurt in the fire.
It took Firefighters from nine departments to get the fire under control. All firefighter injuries were NLT.

   


 

FIREFIGHTER LINE OF DUTY DEATH FUNERAL DETAILS-INWOOD, LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK

Saturday, December 27, 2014   Below are details for the funeral/memorial services for past Inwood Fire Department Assistant Chief Joseph Sanford Jr, who tragically was killed in the Line of Duty while operating at that mutual aid dwelling fire in nearby Woodmere, last week. 

For those traveling, as a point of reference, Inwood is very close to NYC's Kennedy Airport, near the Queens (NYC) / Nassau County line.


---Visitation1-3 PM and - 6-9 PM, Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Our Lady of Good Counsel
68 Wanser Aven... [ more ]

   


 

HELMET CAM FOOTAGE FROM MD MAYDAY

HelmetCam Video

Friday, December 26, 2014  Helmet-cam video taken by Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad Captain Adam St. John and posted by Brett Russell from a house fire Monday in Burtonsville, Maryland (Montgomery County). A mayday is reported at 4:30 in the video after Firefighter Russell fell through the floor.

A fire at a home in Montgomery County injured a firefighter and displaced one family early Monday.

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RESPONDING FIRE APPARATUS CRASHES WITH POLICE CAR

Friday, December 26, 2014  An Omaha (NE) fire truck crashed into a police cruiser, injuring a police officer.  The officer was stopped at an intersection around 0300 this morning waiting for an Omaha fire truck to pass. The police officer thought the fire truck had already passed through the intersection, pulled out into the intersection, and collided with the fire truck. The fire truck struck the driver's side of the police cruiser. Another officer took the injured officer to the hospital. Police have not released the officer's condition. More to follow.



   


 

NEWPORT NEWS FF SUFFERS HEAT EXHAUSTION AT XMAS FIRE

Thursday, December 25, 2014  One firefighter was injured while fighting a two-alarm blaze at a Newport News business early Christmas morning.

Crews arrived at the business in the 152000 block of Warwick Blvd. around 2:30 a.m.

Heavy smoke was coming from the structure when firefighters arrived.

One firefighter was taken to Riverside Regional Hospital for heat exhaustion, officials said. His condition is unknown.

No further information was immediately released.


   


 

FF INJURED AT NY HOUSE FIRE

A firefighter was injured battling a fire on Angela Drive. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Art Roosa III

A firefighter was injured battling a
      fire on Angela Drive. Photo Credit:
      Courtesy of Art Roosa III

Thursday, December 25, 2014  A firefighter was injured battling a house fire on Angela Drive in Montrose Monday morning.
According to fire officials, the fireman was transported via ambulance. The Montrose Fire Department is still on the scene fighting the blaze.
The fire began early in the morning. All occupants were out of the the three-story house by the time firefighters arrived, according to fire officials.
Heavy fire was reported on the second and third floor. Con Edison was called due to a wire on the ground, according to fire officials.
Firefighters from Ossining, Verplanck and Croton are providing assistance.  

   


 

VOLUNTEER FF TAKES RIG FOR DRUNKEN JOYRIDE IN KS

Thursday, December 25, 2014   A volunteer firefighter allegedly took a fire truck on a drunken joy ride and then apparently called dispatchers to complain about another firefighter following her.Investigators say the sirens were blaring with Chelsea Matthew behind the wheel. The 24-year-old woman was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence.

The Lincoln-Ottawa-Harrison fire district keeps their trucks locked up. Matthew had access to the fire district's rig that is used to fight grass fires.

As she traveled down a road, Matthew apparently used the emergency radio to reach dispatchers, according to dispatch recordings obtained by KCTV5.

The recording captures a 911 dispatcher asking the woman what her emergency was.

"There is another firefighter on my tail and he's trying to (expletive) kill me," the woman allegedly radioed back.

Dispatchers got Matthew's exact location from her and sent a deputy to investigate.

"The emergency is... [ more ]

   


 

AMBULANCE HITS BUILDING IN NC

Thursday, December 25, 2014  A Moore County EMS ambulance hit a building Wednesday morning

The crash occurred during heavy rain about 11:30 a.m. Two people inside the ambulance weren't hurt.The building, on McReynolds Street at the corner of Old Glendon Road in Carthage, received extensive damage as the ambulance hit one side of the structure and went out the other wall.

The crash remained under investigation Wednesday afternoon.



Read more: http://www.wxii12.com/news/ambulance-crashes-into-building/30388428#ixzz3MvYUUuXC

   


 

FATAL MULTI FIRE APPARATUS CRASH IN NORTH CAROLINA

Wednesday, December 24, 2014  This morning at around 0900 Hours, the Mebane Fire Department of Alamance County (North Carolina) was working a crash on I-85 at the 155 mm, at the Alamance/Orange County line.
While working that first crash, a civilian hydroplaned and struck the Chief’s vehicle, the engine, the heavy rescue truck. The Chief was transported to hosp and has since been released. The civilian was killed.

AND THEN, AFTER THAT, a Greyhound bus and a State Trooper crashed at same location, resulting in a Multi-Patient Incident. Trooper not hurt the police vehicle was totaled.
There are pictures on twitter @FireNews, and at www.FireNews.net.

WATCH OUT AND EXPECT THEM TO NOT SEE US...

     
FireNews.net

FireNews.net

FireNews.net

FireNews.net



 

TROUBLE IN HARTFORD - SAFETY ISSUES - LACK OF STANDARDS - POOR LEADERSHIP

FoxCT Video

Wednesday, December 24, 2014   Five Hartford firefighters are accusing the fire department of rampant mismanagement after a slew of incidents, including firefighter arrests and the death of a firefighter in the line of duty. All of them spoke under the condition of anonymity.The department is “in a dangerous place, and if it continues in this direction there are definitely going to be more injuries and potentially firefighter deaths. It’s inevitable,” one firefighter said.

Earlier this month, emails from within the department obtained through the Freedom of Information Act revealed safety concerns in the months and days leading up to the fire that killed firefighter Kevin Bell. Those concerns included empty back-up air tanks and a broken thermal imaging camera used to detect victims or fallen firefighters in smoke-filled conditions. It is still unknown if either of those issues were linked to Bell’s death.

On Tuesday, firefighters claimed they had other non-reported issues rela... [ more ]

   


 

Watch Out for the Holiday Depression

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 

 Watch Out for the Holiday Mayday: Depression

By Mark Lamplugh



This is the time of year when we all come together to celebrate something, whether it’s Christmas, Hanukah, or whatever tradition you follow during the holiday season. Spending time with our family and friends is something that we do; we ride around on the fire truck, give kids candy canes, have Secret Santas, and throw Christmas parties. December is a time of joy in most of our eyes. Firefighters also know that usually around this time we will see fatalities.

Every year at this time, one particular call from my firefighter experi... [ more ]

   


 

ANOTHER TYPE OF CLOSECALL - SAN JOSE FIREHOUSE CLOSED DUE TO MOLD

ABC7News.com

Wednesday, December 24, 2014   Firefighters in San Jose from Fire Station 16 are patrolling the streets, instead of remaining in their firehouse because of a potentially dangerous mold problem. It's likely this fire station could be out of commission for a long time.

Before walking through the doors leading to the TV room at San Jose Fire Department's Station 16 on South King Road, ABC7 News was warned it was considered a hot zone because of mold. Inside, more plastic sheeting around the kitchen area, cleaning supplies on the counter and red tape saying 'Do Not Enter.' 
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FIREFIGHTERS BARELY ESCAPE SHOTS FIRED AT THEM IN FLORIDA

Wednesday, December 24, 2014   In Jacksonville (Florida) Firefighters were pumping gas outside Fire Rescue Station 28 near Southside Boulevard and Hogan Road when someone driving by apparently opened fire.About five or six shots were fired, police....in the wake of the shooting, authorities have placed fire stations across the city on high alert.
A JFRD firefighter was grazed during the shooting, but he was not taken to the hospital. Four firefighters escaped serious injury.
More to follow.

   


 
 
 

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