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RESCUE WATER CRAFT FLIPS IN CLOSE CALL FOR OHIO RESCUERS IN SEARCH FOR 8 YEAR OLD CHILD

WCPO Video

Tuesday, September 2, 2014  A rescue craft overturned late today-but all rescuers are ok-in their search for an 8 year old child missing and presumed drowned since Monday in Hamilton County, Ohio near Cincinnati.

Rescuers have now paused their search this evening in the Great Miami River in Whitewater Township due to high water and dark skies.

Sonar had "hit" an unidentified object at the bottom of the river during the afternoon.

Hamilton County emergency crews have been searching for Bryan Nolasco Morales in the river along US 50, between US 128 and Kilby Road, since about 4 p.m. Monday.

Harrison Fire Chief William Hursong said search dogs “hit on one spot in the river real hard" about 24 hours later Tuesday. He said sonar later showed signs of an object near the area where the Great Miami and Whitewater rivers meet, close to where the boy was last seen.

Just after 5:30 p.m., Hursong said divers still didn't know what the object was.

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A REASON FOR ALWAYS WEARING A LADDER BELT

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FIREFIGHTERS AND EMS: YOUR CHALLENGES WHEN RESPONDING!

NBC Video

Tuesday, September 2, 2014  This evening, NBC Nightly News ran Part 1 of an excellent story about the challenges that fire, rescue and EMS have when trying to turnout/respond and safely reach an emergency call in time.

HERE is this evenings episode:

http://www.nbcnews.com/watch/nightly-news/every-second-counts-growing-concerns-for-emergency-responders-324550723614

Watch NBC Nightly News tomorrow evening for Part 2-

Check it out.



   


 

FF FALLS FROM MOVING RIG IN NJ

Tuesday, September 2, 2014  Warren County volunteer firefighter was rushed this morning to the hospital after he fell from a moving firetruck, authorities said. Belvidere's Goodwill Fire Company No. 1 was responding to a fire alarm when Joseph Peters tumbled out of the truck along Water Street in White Township, according to New Jersey State Police.

The 28-year-old Peters was badly injured and taken to St. Luke's University Hospital in Fountain Hill for treatment of a possible head injury, state police spokesman Sgt. First Class Gregory Williams said.

Peters appeared to be sitting inside the truck and was attempting to put on his equipment when his arm accidentally hit a door latch, police said. The door swung open and the Belvidere man fell, police said.

Emergency logs from the Warren County Communications Ce... [ more ]

   


 

REPORT: FOUR FF's DIE IN THE LINE OF DUTY: NEW SAFETY MEASURES RECCOMENDED IN WAKE OF SOUTHWEST INN FIRE

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 




Ten minutes after a caller reported a fire at a southwest Houston hotel, a team that responded ran out of water in its engine's tank as another group searched the grounds for a fire hydrant. The firefighters had to briefly back out, then reenter the building.

It was one moment of chaos among many on the worst day in the Houston Fire Department's history, recounted in a report detailing the department's investigation into the May 31, 2013, fire at the more ]

   


 

SMOKE EXPLOSION IN NJ

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014  Check out this video from Westfield, NJ - luckily no firefighter injuries.  Definitely a close call.


   


 

1 IOWA FF STILL HOSPITALIZED AFTER HIGH RISE FIRE

Tuesday, September 2, 2014  The fire that broke out in Des Moines' Equitable Building early Saturday morning sent five firefighters to the hospital. A few days later, all have been released except for one.


Michael Herrera is a 29-year-veteran of the fire department. At first it was believed he suffered heat exhaustion, but it turns out he was in worse shape than he and medical officials thought.

Herrera is a fire engineer with Station 2, and his told said he's currently at Methodist Hospital in the cardiac unit due to a cardiac event yesterday.

Doctors are still trying to figure out what caused his sudden chest pain Sunday morning.

Herrera had just led a team into the Equitable Building and was following a hose line in the darkness back down the stairwell when he fell down two flights of stairs.


“It was intense heat, it was hot, things were melting off of him … his flashlight disintegrated it was so hot,” his wife Patrice Herrera said.more ]

   


 

MEDICS KEEP WORKING AFTER AMBULANCE FLIPS IN NY

WIVB Video

Tuesday, September 2, 2014  Just after midnight last Friday at Bryant and Ashland in Buffalo, a Rural Metro ambulance was struck by a wrong-way driver.

The driver, 25-year-old Jeremy Parilla fled his vehicle but was taken into custody soon after. He has been charged with driving under the influence.

Three paramedics and a Buffalo firefighter in the ambulance were badly shaken up, but never stopped attending to their very sick passenger. They were transporting an 8-year-old boy who had suffered cardiac arrest. They managed to restore his pulse before attempting to rush him to Women and Children’s Hospital in Buffalo.

Eric Smith was driving the ambulance and was knocked unconscious. He had become wedged under the dash. When he came to, his first thoughts were not about himself.

He says his first actions were, “Me yelling back to my partners if ... [ more ]

   


 

BROTHER FIREFIGHTER IN TAUTON, MA NEEDS ASSISTANCE

Tuesday, September 2, 2014  It is my painful duty to inform you of a tragedy that recently occurred in Local 1391.  On July 29 a crew of our firefighters being relieved of duty, changed from their duty uniforms into their work boots and headed to a brother firefighters house to finish up what they thought to be the last day of a roofing project.  Around 10:00am the call came in that an off duty firefighter had fallen from a roof. The on duty crew rushed to the scene and performed the life saving skills that we practice daily. Only to find out after a Med-flight and hours of surgery that the 25 foot fall had severed his spine.  After three weeks in the Rhode Island Hospital ICU Chad has been stabilized and transferred to Spaulding Rehab where he will begin his long battle.  He is currently paralyzed from the shoulders down but has began breathing on his own and we know if anyone can defy the odds it’s Firefighter Chad Larivee. 

Chad is a 43 year old 1... [ more ]

   


 

FIREFIGHTERS UNION PRESIDENT RESIGNS AMID THREATS OF VIOLENCE-HOUSTON, TEXAS

Monday, September 1, 2014   The president of the Houston firefighters union resigned Monday, 11 months into his three-year term, citing threats of violence and infighting.Bryan Sky-Eagle, who led the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 341, said his relationship with the rank and file faltered after certain board members didn't want to follow the local's rules. The problems intensified, he said, when he initiated a lawsuit on behalf of the Houston organization against its umbrella group - the International Association of Fire Fighters - and put union business into the public record.

MORE DETAILS HERE:

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Houston-fire-union-president-resigns-citing-5727233.php


   


 

"A GOOD FIREMAN" RETIRES-FDNY CAPTAIN & UNION LEADER AL HAGAN

Best Wishes On A Long Retirement Captain Al

Best Wishes On A Long Retirement Captain
      Al

Monday, September 1, 2014  An old friend (and one of the original TSL subscribers) Captain Al Hagan has retired from the FDNY. Al was also President of the Uniformed Fire OfficersAssociation IAFF Local 854. www.ufoa.orgMany of you will also know Al as a popular FDIC and Firehouse Expo Instructor-among many other classes and seminars-you are definitely fortunate to have spent time with Al .
He is absolutely one of a kind.


Al retires almost 41 years working as a Firefighter (E-36), Lieutenant (L-44) and Captain (L-43). He retired Saturday morning, August 30th, effective at 0900....Labor Day weekend. He is also retiring as President of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association. In Al's words: "Collectively, it was a wonderful experience that I wouldn't trade for the world!&nb... [ more ]

   


 

FIREFIGHTER HANDCUFFED AFTER NOT MOVING APPARATUS "It's Déjà Vu All Over Again"

Sunday, August 31, 2014   A dispute occurred between emergency responders at the scene of an accident in Winn Parish Saturday morning, resulting in a firefighter in handcuffs.Winnfield (Louisiana) firefighter Jonathan Johnson was taken from the scene of a two-vehicle accident for continuing to block traffic with a fire engine. Johnson was one of two members of the city fire department to respond to the call — which is standard operating procedure for the department, Fire Chief James Keith said — arriving at 7:12 a.m. with the engine and a rescue unit.


He blocked traffic with the engine around the wreck that had occurred in a turning lane of a four-lane road. Keith said Johnson parked the vehicle for scene safety and turned his attention to the driver to check for injuries with the paramedic.


Winn Parish Sheriff Cranford Jordan said the accident was minor and did not warrant a fire engine. There were no injuries.

"I was parish fire chief before ... [ more ]

   


 

5 IA FFs INJURED AT HIGH-RISE FIRE

Saturday, August 30, 2014  Five firefighters were treated for injuries received fighting a fire in a downtown Des Moines building Saturday morning.

The blaze was reported shortly after midnight at the 19-story Equitable Building. Fire Chief John TeKippe said two firefighters were hurt by falling debris, one fell off an eight-foot ladder and two others were treated for heat-related issues.

The fire was contained in a crawl space with electrical wiring and ductwork on the second floor where most of the damage occurred. Some upper floors had smoke damage.

   


 

4 FFs INJURED AT COW BARN FIRE IN NY

Saturday, August 30, 2014  About 30 cows perished and four firefighters were injured in a fire that leveled a large barn at 98 Alburg Road.







The cause was found to be electrical and the fire to have started near hot water heater or exhaust fan, said Moira Volunteer Fire Department Chief Timothy Trimm.

Farm owner Craig Tucker's property was struck by lightning last week, Trimm said, and some appliances in his home were affected.

"Whether that did some damage (to the barn) at that time who knows," he said.

Four firefighters sustained injuries, Trimm said.

Three were treated at the fire site and one went to the hospital via private vehicle.

One firefighter's injury was heat-related, one sustained a cut to his hand, one was hit with a deck gun which resulted in a minor head injury and Trimm suspected he may have broken a rib when he fell.

'GLOWING RED'

The cal... [ more ]

   


 

FIREFIGHTER BEATEN BY CROWDS AFTER APPARATUS RUNS INTO CIVILIANS, KILLING 1 CIVILIAN AND SERIOUSLY INJURING OTHERS-THE PHILIPPINES

Saturday, August 30, 2014  A man was killed and 13 others were injured today after a fire truck hit pedestrians in Manila, Philippines. The fire truck reportedly lost its brakes and rammed through pedestrians along Angel Linao Street in Paco, Manila, this afternoon. 

The fire apparatus driver immediately fled the area after the accident. The injured pedestrians were rushed to the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) in Manila.
It is further reported that the rig belonged to the Manila Southern Volunteer Brigade. 
Reports are that the fire truck driver John Mark Calica, 35, of Southern Manila volunteer fire, did not survive the beatings when the people found him. 


   


 
 
 

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