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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. 


   


 

PARAMEDIC STUDENT ATTACKED OUTSIDE JAX FIREHOUSE

Friday, August 29, 2014  The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is investigating an attack on a female paramedic student at a fire station on the Westside.

According to the incident report obtained by Action News, a woman told police she left Fire Station No. 52 on Collins Road at 12:45 a.m. when someone attacked her.

JFRD spokesman Tom Francis and Chief Marty Senterfitt told Action News the victim is a paramedic student.

Police said the woman suffered a puncture wound below her rib cage and multiple lacerations on her upper thighs.

"Upon learning the details of this incredibly reprehensible and despicable crime we were saddened and above all else angered," said JFRD Public Information Officer Tom Francis.  

The woman told police the attacker ran off in an undetermined direction, according to the report.  The woman said she went to the fire station and banged on the door for help before passing out.

According to police, she cam... [ more ]

     

Action News JAX Video



 

COVER-UP ACCUSATION IN THE LINE OF DUTY DEATH OF A TEXAS FIREFIGHTER

Friday, August 29, 2014  Five days after Dallas Firefighter Stan Wilson was killed in an apartment fire, the state fire marshal ruled the cause of the fire as undetermined, according to records obtained by media. Wilson's family and a retired firefighter have accused the department of delaying the release of the report because it would reveal serious mistakes made on the day that Wilson died.
Wilson was killed when a roof at the Hearthwood Condominiums fell on him and four other firefighters.
Retired firefighter Jim Crump says the firefighter was ordered by a deputy chief to go back into the collapsing building even though water cannons were still blasting the roof of the building. "If you are going to send somebody back in, first you have to turn off those big guns," Crump previously told the media.
The department has repeatedly refused to release any documents or recordings in connection with the case.

Yet more than 15 months later, Dallas Fire-Rescue continues to... [ more ]

   


 

FIREFIGHTER SERIOUSLY INJURED AS FIRE APPARATUS OVERTURNS DURING WATER SHUTTLE IN WEST VIRGINIA

Friday, August 29, 2014  A Firefighter with the Milton (WV) Volunteer Fire Department received serious injuries this afternoon when his fire truck overturned.
Cabell County 911 received word of the crash at 1:57 p.m. Friday. It occurred in the 1800 block of Glenwood Road near Milton.
Authorities believe the truck and its lone occupant were returning to the scene of a morning structure fire at the time, according to Cabell County 911. The impact trapped the driver inside.
Those arriving at the scene described the firefighter as conscious and alert, although he suffered heavy bleeding.
Crews quickly freed the firefighter and transported him to a local hospital, according to Cabell County 911.
The fire occurred Friday morning along the Left Fork of Barker Ridge Road. Authorities believe the truck’s driver had returned to downtown to obtain more water before the crash occurred, according to Cabell County 911.

   


 

FIREFIGHTER FALLS THROUGH THE ROOF OF A COMMERCIAL BUILDING

Friday, August 29, 2014  Sacramento Metro (Calif) Firefighter was injured operating at a fire after he fell more than 20 feet this morning. Companies were working a heavy fire in a two-story building that started at about 10:15 a.m. on Auburn Boulevard.
Firefighters were on the roof when one of them fell through the roof and down to the ground, which was at least 20 feet below. According to crews, the firefighter was on fire when he fell, and they had to hose him down with water before he got out of the building.


Read more: http://www.kcra.com/news/local-news/news-sacramento/firefighter-falls-20-feet-battling-sac-building-fire/27793190#ixzz3BoSuZplg

   


 

A BAD JOB...A GOOD JOB...and "EMERGENCY"

Friday, August 29, 2014   With the 13th Anniversary of the attacks and murders on our Country-9/11/01-here are three films well worthy of of your time-and the time of anyone else you can pass this on to. With the very recent threats and proven behaviors of the IS/ISIS group, we (and all of our North American leaders) better remember every aspect and the pre-warnings of 9/11/01.(In case there are people in your lives that fail to remember-we have some reminders below)


Hopefully, by now, your department or company plans are set for honoring all those killed on 9/11. This year, 9/11 falls on a Thursday...two weeks from yesterday. 


"A BAD JOB"
Just days after September 11, 2001, the Environmental Protection Agency assured the public that there should be no concern about any health hazards associated with exposure to smoke and debris in lower Manhattan. They (the EPA and it's so called leadership) did a bad job...a HORR... [ more ]

   


 

FDNY COMMISSIONER ORDERS MASSIVE CLEAN UP AFTER MRSA CASES INCREASE AT FIRE ACADEMY

Friday, August 29, 2014   The FDNY commissioner has ordered a massive cleanup of the fire academy and its gear after more probationary firefighters were pulled from the class due to possible infection from the drug-resistant MRSA superbug, DNAinfo has learned.Commi... [ more ]

   


 

2 FFs SHOCKED AT WILDLAND FIRE IN CA

Friday, August 29, 2014  Two firefighters were hurt after being shocked by downed power lines while battling a brush fire near Corona on Thursday, officials said.

The fire was reported after 4 p.m. near Quebec Avenue and Hillside Street in unincorporated El Cerrito, near Corona, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. It was knocked down by 7 p.m.

Two structures were damaged in the blaze, and four cars were burned.

The firefighters were airlifted to a hospital after being shocked, Cal Fire Capt. Lucas Spelman said. Their condition w... [ more ]

   


 

HELP NEEDED FOR THE FIREFIGHTERS THAT WERE BURNED LAST WEEK IN THE TOWER LADDER ELECTRICAL SHOCK INCIDENT, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY

Thursday, August 28, 2014  The families of Campbellsville, Kentucky (FF's burned in tower ladder electric shock) Captain Tony Grider and Firefighter Alex Quinn want to express their appreciation for all the thoughts, prayers, calls, visits, messages of support, and department patches that have been received.  The outpouring of support has been more than overwhelming. 

The patches have been placed in each firefighter's room as visible signs of the support that has poured in.

 

--PLEASE SEND PATCHES:


Fire departments and fire/rescue/EMS companies wishing to send patches (two would be appreciated) can please send them to:

 

University of Louisville Hospital

c/o Burn Unit-Tony Grider and Alex Quinn

530 S. Jackson St

Louisville, KY 40202-1675

 

While other items have been offered, both families are asking that only patches be sent at this stage.more ]

   


 

MAYDAY AT OREGON FIRE FOLLOWING SMOKE EXPLOSION

KPTV Video

Wednesday, August 27, 2014  Firefighters had to call for help while putting out a fire at a commercial building in Oregon City Wednesday morning.

A passer-by called 911 to report the fire in a shopping center on Molalla Avenue near May Street just before 5 a.m.

Firefighters responding to the scene made a mayday call after a backdraft threw two crew members back about 10 feet. One firefighter was injured and taken to the hospital with minor burns.

Firefighters said they had the flames under control by 6:45. They said it appeared the fire started in the back of the building.

Investigators have not yet determined what caused the fire.

   


 

FF INJURED AT PA FIRE

Carmine S Video MCFDTV

Wednesday, August 27, 2014  A firefighter was taken to a hospital for heat-related injuries he suffered while battling a fire that damaged six homes in the borough Tuesday evening. It was just after 6 p.m. when firefighters were called for a structure fire to the rear of the 200 block of East Centre Street and met with heavy smoke and fire. Anthony Blackwell, Mahanoy City Fire Department administrative assistant and safety officer, said it is believed the fire originated to the rear of 223 and 225 E. Centre St. and spread from there. Fire damage was reported to an occupied building at 217 E. Centre St., with heavier fire damage to unoccupied homes at 219, 221, 223, 225 and 227 E. Centre St. Blackwell said two additional occupied homes at 229 and 231 E. Centre St. sustained some smoke and water damage. The cause of the fire remains under investigation and Blackwell said a state police fire marshal will be called into assist. Blackwell said he did not know the identity of those living in the occupied buildings b... [ more ]

   


 

WHEELS FALLING OFF APPARATUS IN BALTIMORE

Tuesday, August 26, 2014  Photos of 2 recent issues in Baltimore of wheels falling off engine companies.


     



 
 
 

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