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AR FF INJURED AT CAR FIRE

Sunday, September 21, 2014  Just before 6:30 p.m. Saturday, September 20, a Lamar firefighter was injured while answering a call to duty.
Happy Campers

At approximately 6:15 p.m. Lamar volunteer firefighters were called to respond to the area of Cabin Creek Avenue and Duff Road located in their fire district, on a report of a vehicle fire.

Firefighters arrived on scene and found flames and heavy black smoke exiting a 1998-2000 model Dodge truck. Firefighters prepared to fight the vehicle blaze and Lamar Fire Chief Kavin McCarley prepared to join fellow firefighters as they began to extinguish the flames. It is believed that Chief McCarley was injured after he approached the burning vehicle with a fire hose in hand. As water was supplied to the hose, the force of the water exiting the hose knocked Chief McCarley to the ground, causing injury

Immediately following the incident, Johnson County EMS was requested to respond to the scene. After EMS personnel arrived on scene, Ch... [ more ]

   


 

APPARATUS CRASH IN TX

Sunday, September 21, 2014  A three vehicle accident Friday evening, involving a fire truck, sent three people to the hospital, and closed down a Denison intersection for a time.

Troopers say a Denison fire engine was on an emergency call, headed west on FM 691 through the intersection, when it was hit by a white Tahoe headed south on FM 1417.

The engine was forced into the eastbound lanes of 691 and hit a vehicle approaching the intersection.

Two firefighters were taken to the hospital and released, and another person went to the hospital to be checked out.

None of the injuries were life-threatening and troopers say alcohol was not involved.

They say investigators will reconstruct the accident.

Officials say the fire engine was severely damaged.

   


 

PA FFs FINGERS PINCHED IN AERIAL AT 3rd ALARM

Saturday, September 20, 2014  3rd Alarm with Special Call 525 North 1st Street Shamokin, Pa 13:45 NCCC dispatched a 1st alarm for a working structure fire at 525 North 1st street, Shamokin. Upon arrival of first in units the alarm was upgraded to a confirmed incident to 2nd then 3rd alarm with special calls for additional manpower. Vinyl on neighboring structures melted due to the heat. 2 FF suffered minor injured while 1 required transport to an area Hospital for heat exhaustion, stated Jason Zimmerman, deputy chief of the Shamokin Fire Bureau. The other FF pinched his fingers in the runs of a ladder while it was being raised. The fire is believed to originated on exterior of "C" side of the structure. Helmet Cam by Anthony Bendele who authorized re posting via our site. arrival and roof ops video

     

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FIRE CAPTAIN DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY FOLLOWING TOWER LADDER ELECTRIC SHOCK FOR "ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE"

Saturday, September 20, 2014  We regret to pass on to you that Campbellsville (KY) Fire Department Capt. Tony Grider, 41, who has been in very critical condition at University of Louisville Hospital, has died in the Line of Duty.As you know, he was the most seriously injured Firefighter when electricity from a high-voltage line arced onto the boom of the tower ladder they were using in the student fundraising event at Campbellsville University, several weeks ago.

3 other Firefighters suffered electrical shocks but were released after being treated.

 
The firefighters were helping students in the marching band raise money for ALS. When the bucket was lowered, it got too close to a high-power electrical line overhead. Current from the line arced, striking the bucket holding 2 Firefighters.

The other two firefighters suffered shocks when they took control of the ladder from below, but weren't seriously injured. The accident knocked out electrical power in parts of two c... [ more ]

   


 

2 FFs INJURED AT PHILLY 4 ALARM VACANT WAREHOUSE FIRE

CBSPHL Video

Friday, September 19, 2014  Crews battled a four-alarm fire in the Kensington section of Philadelphia that broke out in a warehouse early this morning, injuring three people.

The fire began about 2:30am at a vacant warehouse at American and York Streets. The blaze then spread to a neighboring paper storage company.

SEE: Photos From The Scene

The fire was placed under control just after 4 a.m., but heavy smoke lingered in the area long beyond then.

“We went to 4-alarms, which is about 33 pieces of apparatus, 120 firefighters,” Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer said.



Local
4-Alarm Fire Engulfs Warehouse In Kensington; 3 Injured
... [ more ]

   


 

FF SHOCKED AT PA FIRE

Friday, September 19, 2014  A Pittsburgh firefighter was shocked by an electrical wire that fell during a fire Friday afternoon in Wilkinsburg.


A Pittsburgh firefighter is shocked by a falling electrical wire while battling a house fire in Wilkinsburg.

Pittsburgh public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said the firefighter was taken to UPMC Presbyterian hospital and is in stable condition.

The one-alarm fire was reported just before 1 p.m. at a home in the 1600 block of Maplewood Avenue.

The Red Cross was assisting one adult and three children who were displaced as a result.

No other injuries were reported.


Read more: http://www.wtae.com/news/firefighter-shocked-by-electrical-wire-at-wilkinsbu... [ more ]

   


 

RIT Rescues Firefighter in West Hollywood (CA) Fire

Friday, September 19, 2014  Firefighters knocked down a dramatic blaze that burned two floors of a luxury condominium building in West Hollywood just north of the Sunset Strip on Thursday afternoon.

The fire was reported at Horn Plaza (map), which is near Sunset Boulevard, shortly before 4 p.m., Los Angeles County Fire Department Supervisor Art Marrujo said.

The blaze burned the second and third floors of the building and prompted a third-alarm response, according to tweets from the Fire Department.

“This building is … at the top of a steep hill. Very difficult getting here,” said fire Capt. Brian Jordan. “Some of the fire engines are parking down on Sunset Boulevard, and they had to hike up this hill with 100 pounds of gear.”

The blaze was declared knocked down at approximately 4:45 p.m., Marrujo said.

The fire also charred a portion of the outside of the building.

One firefighter received an injury of an unknown nature, Marrujo said.... [ more ]

   


 

RESPONDING FIRE CHIEF CRASH IN NEW YORK

Friday, September 19, 2014  Various people were injured when an upstate NY fire chief responding to a fire alarm at the Terrific Northern Mall rear-ended a vehicle, Moyers Corners Fire Chief Michael Brown, 39, of Liverpool, was driving a Ford Explorer north in the left lane of Morgan Road with his emergency lights and sirens on, the sheriff's office said. He was responding to a fire alarm at Macy's in the Fantastic Northern Mall.Tyler Hallock, 17, of Liverpool, was stopped in a Toyota in the left lane of Morgan Road. He was waiting to make a left turn onto Forestbrook Drive, the sheriff's office mentioned.The Explorer rear-ended the Toyota and each autos ended up in the ditch on the east side of the road, the sheriff's office said.Hallock and his front passenger, Halie Rawlins, 17, of Liverpool, complained of back discomfort just after the crash. Hallock's backseat passenger, Anthony Austin, 17, of North Syracuse, suffered head and back injuries. Brown suffered a lot of scrapes and bruises.The sher... [ more ]

   


 

YOU ACTUALLY WANT TO BE IN COMMAND? SERIOUSLY?!

Thursday, September 18, 2014  I remember years ago watching young firefighters in volunteer companies race to ride the front seat-after all, the radio, the sirens and the horns were the priority. In career departments, firefighters would want to "ride up" when the Lieutenant or captain had the day off, sometimes for the same reasons. I did both as many of you did-and do.

Be it the front seat or arriving in a car, the SUV or whatever, having command means you literally own that scene and you are responsible for everyone, everything and anything that can happen. It's no BS and serious, serious stuff. I'm not sure I can emphasize that any more than so many fire service writers have over so many years. 


The first interesting transformation happens (hopefully) when firefighters go from firefighter to company officer-and you have to deal with (as Chase Sargent says) the "Buddy to Boss" stuff. It's a big deal.


The next real interesting transformatio... [ more ]

   


 

IF YOU ARE A COMMAND OFFICERS-OR PLAN TO BE ONE. READ THIS: "INVESTIGATION SHOWS DALLAS FIREFIGHTER DIED DUE TO COMMANDERS DECISIONS, COMMUNICATIONS PROBLEMS"

Thursday, September 18, 2014  State and local investigative reports obtained today show that commanders’ decisions were largely to blame for the death of a Dallas firefighter last year. Dallas Fire-Rescue Chief Louie Bright III handed over two reports Wednesday to Wilson’s widow Jenny and her attorney Barry Hasten.

A State Fire Marshal report found that the department’s commanders failed to conduct proper risk assessment, supervise personnel adequately and make the right decisions about how to battle the blaze and whether to search the buildings.

The Dallas Fire-Rescue line-of-duty-death report makes similar conclusions and details confusion that night between commanders as the building burned. It also gives conflicting accounts on what the commander on scene,


 Deputy Chief Bobby Ross, told Wilson’s crew to do. The account of many firefighters on the scene, excluding Ross, matches what Wilson’s longtime friend Jim Crump, a retired Dallas firefighter, had s... [ more ]

   


 

FF SUFFERS MEDICAL EMERGENCY AT KY FIRE SCENE

Thursday, September 18, 2014  A Scott County firefighter is in stable condition after being taken from the scene of a fire for medical assistance. 



The identity of the firefighter was not released, but Brandon Remley, assistant director of the Georgetown-Scott County Emergency Medical Services, said the firefighter was hospitalized due to a medical emergency.

Scott County Fire Department Battalion Chief Justin Baker said the firefighter was treated for heat-related symptoms.  

The firefighter is in stable condition, Remley said. 

Crews were at the scene of the blaze at 105 Seahawk Trial for several hours battling the house fire. 

The fire was reported around noon Wednesday and it took crews 45 minutes to get the blaze under control. One side of the house was fully involved from the basement to the attic, Baker said.





   


 

FIREFIGHTER MAKES RESCUE-NOW FIGHTING FLESH EATING DISEASE

Thursday, September 18, 2014  A Firefighter was left battling to save his leg after an off-duty rescue saw him contract a vicious flesh-eating bacterial infection.
Ian Buckley, from Augusta, Georgia, was diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis following a dramatic rescue in which he leapt into the Savannah River to save a woman and her four-year-old-son.
While hiking with friends at Sa­vannah Bluff Heritage Pre­serve Mr Buckley saw the mother and young boy stranded in a sunken kayak about 400 yards from the shore.
He waded out the free the kayak and bring the woman and her son back to safety, but as he battled the rapids Mr Buckley cut his leg on rocks below the water.

+3Ian Buckley from Augusta needed six operations to save his life and prevent him from losing leg
'She was just stuck. She needed help,' he told WRDW. 'Going across the rapids like that, it's slippery. You take a beating. I got knocked over a few times.
'All it did was scrape my shin, but I could feel the bruise. I... [ more ]

     



 

VIDEO OBTAINED OF CLEVELAND FIRE TRUCK CRASH

Thursday, September 18, 2014  19 Action News has obtained exclusive video of a Cleveland fire truck crashing into a pole.


The driver, firefighter Richard Nickerson, and his boss, Captain Ron Vargo, are both charged with falsification. Investigators say they lied about how the accident happened, and the video may help prove that.

Back in June, a ladder truck cut through a parking lot at East 116 and Buckeye. The video shows the truck driving straight into the light pole and knocking it over.

Records show the fire truck driver told investigators he had to swerve to miss another car trying to cut him off. Records also show the driver's boss backed up that story.

But as the truck hits the pole, the video does not show any other cars. You see an 18-wheeler turning around, but it is on the other side of a traffic island in the parking lot.

Despite the video, the firefighters are pleading not guilty in city court. And they've even given up their ... [ more ]

   


 

FIREFIGHTER DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY-AUSTRALIA

Thursday, September 18, 2014  We regret to pass on to you that a Rural Fire Service (RFS) volunteer Fire Officer has died on his way to a fire despite his brigade's desperate attempts to keep him alive on the roadside.
Deputy Captain Rudolph Peter Witton was on his way to a house fire at Loadstone, in northern NSW, with the Kyogle RFS team when he appeared to go into shock.
RFS Northern Rivers Superintendent Michael Brett said the volunteers pulled the truck over and hauled the man onto the roadside to help him.
"He was still breathing but was very pale," he told AAP.
"An ambulance came and he went into cardiac arrest."
Capt Witton, who has volunteered with the RFS in 1978, died a short time later in hospital.
"But unfortunately time was against them," Mr Brett said.
He leaves behind family in Kyogle.
"The volunteer had been attached to the Kyogle Rural Fire Service since 1978, selflessly dedicating his life to make sure the community was safe," NSW Emergency Services Minister... [ more ]

   


 

FF PINNED BETWEEN 2 VEHICLES AT CRASH SCENE

Thursday, September 18, 2014  An eastern Wake firefighter was injured early Wednesday responding to a vehicle accident in Knightdale, town officials said.

Emergency crews responded to a wreck near the intersection of Moon Valley Lane and Bethlehem Road in Knightdale at about 6:30 a.m. According to investigators, a car was hit as it was backing out of its driveway.

Firefighter William Boggs, who was responding to the wreck, suffered a broken leg when he became pinned between the two vehicles, state Highway Patrol officials said. Boggs was taken to WakeMed.

Minor injuries were reported in the wreck.


Read more at http://www.wral.com/firefighter-injured-responding-to-vehicle-wreck-in-knightdale/13990208/#Qs0yIXVYWwxSSHxo.99



   


 
 
 

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