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FIRE STATION FIRE IN VERMONT

Tuesday, September 1, 2015  Reports this morning that the Randolph Village (Central VT) fire station suffered a devastating fire. Companies are still on the scene and one report advises it may be a total loss.

     



 

NEW FIREFIGHTER/FIRE OPERATIONS TRAINING VIDEOS-NO COST-GREAT TRAINING VALUE FROM USFA & ISFSI

Tuesday, September 1, 2015  Thanks to funding from USFA/DHS, ISFSI today releases the second phase of training videos for the Principles of Modern Fire Attack. The ISFSI has built a series of training videos to assist departments in educating their professionals in the initial attack sequence, incorporating the fire dynamics research from the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) and Underwriters Laboratory (UL).

The next four videos in this series break down the SLICE-RS acronym and provide expanded knowledge for today’s fire service.



 

·      Video 1: A quick introduction to the training video series

·      Video 2: The importance of Size-Up/360 and properly using the TIC for size-up

·      Video 3: Preforming Rescues while using SLICE-RS including VEIS
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Fire Chief/Police Officer Returns Home After Being Shot

6ABC.com

Tuesday, September 1, 2015  A Delaware County police officer is home from the hospital after being shot at an apartment complex.Showing his wounds on the front lawn of a family member's home, 45-year-old Ridley Park Police Officer Marc Hanly is amazed.

The 14-year-veteran of the force and married father of two was shot twice, once in the chest and once in the leg.

His bullet proof vest caught the bullet to the chest.

"Thank God for the vest," Hanly asid.

The other bullet while hitting his leg, missed vital organs and his bone.

"To get hit twice and 12 hours later to be able to stand here, someone was looking out for me," Hanly said.

Police identify the shooting suspect as Darrel Burt.

The call came out just after 1:00 a.m. Sunday for a suicidal man inside a Norwood apartment complex in the 600 block of Mohawk.

Hanly and his partner tried talking to the suspect.

"The subject after a few minutes opened the door and... [ more ]

   


 

ST PAUL FIREFIGHTER DIES IN QUARTERS

Tuesday, September 1, 2015   A St. Paul firefighter died Monday after he fell ill and collapsed while on duty.Shane Clifton, a 38-year-old firefighter and paramedic, was working at Fire Station No. 14, 111 Snelling Av. N., when he collapsed, according to fire officials. His colleagues immediately began treatment and while rushing him to Regions Hospital. The staff there worked several hours to save his life, St. Paul fire officials said.

Clifton was a U.S. Navy veteran who was named Command Sailor of the Year for 2001 aboard the USS Curtis Wilbur. He worked as an emergency department technician for Unity Hospital in Fridley, and Allina EMS, before joining the St. Paul Fire Department on October 1, 2007.

This is the 63rd St. Paul firefighter to die in the line of duty and the first since Ray Hain died in 2009.

     



 

MAX FIRE BOX What? A Very Unique Tool As a Part of Firefighter Operations, Rescue & Survival Training

Tuesday, September 1, 2015  That's what I thought when I was told to check this out. So I checked it out and I am now passing this on to you. Since we started The Secret List and FireFighterCloseCalls in 1998, we share/send you info on stuff because we want to send you info on stuff. We don't charge to pass stuff on and we accept no advertising or sponsorship's. We also rarely pass stuff on unless it's something very unique or different. The Max Fire Box is a unique device for #firefighter training purposes, so take a look for yourself:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_KQYuDgSS8 (VIDEO 1)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWL9U-aJjns (VIDEO 2)

http://www.maxfirebox.com/about.html (WEBSITE)

Take a look-its a unique training tool that can be a part of your overall program. 


   


 

SO WITH ALL THIS RECENT "UL" FIREFIGHTING "STUFF"...What Do You Think?

Tuesday, September 1, 2015  The UL-FSRI (Fire Service Research Inst) has worked for the past 10 years to provide the fire service with firefighter safety research to help us learn more about the fire environment and our tactics. UL-FSRI now needs your help. They need to measure their success and shortfalls so they can continue to meet their mission of reducing firefighter injuries and LODD's. Please help them measure our success by completing this short survey. 
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FIREFIGHTER LOST, FIREFIGHTER LODD-A REPORT FROM THE TEXAS STATE FIRE MARSHAL

Monday, August 31, 2015   We want to pass on information and the link to the Texas State FM investigative report related to the Houston Fire Department’s LODD of Firefighter Daniel Groover. This report was released two weeks ago.   

On July 9, 2014, at 3:52 p.m., the Houston FD received a report of a residential fire at 1510 Mistletoe Lane. Engine 104 was first on scene, staffed with: 

·         An officer (E104A).  

·         Two firefighters, E104B and Daniel Groover (E104C).  

·         A driver, Engineer Operator (E104D). 

 

When Engine 104 arrived on the scene there was fire on the Delta (west) side of the two story residence. The fire was engulfing an attached storage shed used to store ammunition and ammunition reload equipment. Ammunition in the shed was explo... [ more ]

     


 

Houston FF LODD Rpt-FF Lost/Disor, LODD Conference (The Secret List)

Monday, August 31, 2015   All,

We want to pass on information and the link to the Texas State FM investigative report related to the Houston Fire Department’s LODD of Firefighter Daniel Groover. This report was released two weeks ago. 

 

On July 9, 2014, at 3:52 p.m., the Houston FD received a report of a residential fire at 1510 Mistletoe Lane. Engine 104 was first on scene, staffed with: 

·         An officer (E104A).  

·         Two firefighters, E104B and Daniel Groover (E104C).  

·         A driver, Engineer Operator (E104D). 

 

When Engine 104 arrived on the scene there was fire on the Delta (west) side of the two story residence. The fire was engulfing an attached storage shed used to store ammunition and ammunition reload equipment. Ammu... [ more ]

   


 

FF INJURED IN FALL THRU PORCH IN SC

Monday, August 31, 2015  Doctors are treating a Lancaster Co firefighter they said was hurt after he fell through a porch while fighting a house fire last week.
Crews were called out to an abandoned house on Monroe Highway Friday night and while battling the flames, Capt. Ray Ingram with the Shiloh Zion Volunteer Fire Department fell through the concrete porch.
Ingram had to be helped out, and although he was in pain, continued trying to put out the fire, officials told Channel 9.
Ingram was then taken to Springs Memorial Hospital, where a CT scan revealed he suffered a fractured vertebrate and a fractured tail bone. 




   


 

FF INJURED AT MO HOUSE FIRE

Monday, August 31, 2015  A firefighter was injured Sunday morning working to contain a fire that completely gutted a home in Jefferson City.Jefferson City Fire Chief Jason Turner said the injured firefighter is currently being hospitalized, but is hopeful he will be released tomorrow.

The injured firefighter fell as walls and floors collapsed in the home at 1207 E. McCarty St. The firefighter's injuries were not life threatening.

Firefighters arrived on scene around 1:41 a.m. to find heavy smoke coming from the two-story home. No one was inside during the fire. It took firefighters about 30 minutes to bring the fire under control.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation, although officials said they are not ruling out arson.

"We want to make sure we have covered all of the avenues and we studied the evidence that is in front of us," Turner said. "That way if it is an accidental fire, we can prove that. And then if it is a intentionally set fire, we ... [ more ]

   


 

2 AMBULANCES INVOLVED IN SAME CRASH IN MO

Monday, August 31, 2015   Two Barry-Lawrence County Ambulance District ambulances received damage in a three-vehicle collision at 4:08 p.m. on Friday on Highway 60, three miles east of Neosho at Highway 59.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the ambulances were eastbound on Highway 60 and approached a 2001 Ford Windstar SUV, driven by Joshua Gose, 30, of Springfield, that had stopped in traffic to make a left turn onto Highway 59. The first ambulance, driven by Shala Bass, 25, of Diamond, slowed to stop, but was struck in the rear by the second ambulance, driven by Jesse Merritt, 25, of Aurora. The impact pushed the first ambulance into the rear of Gose's SUV before traveling off the south edge of the roadway. The ambulance driven by Merritt continued east and also collided with the SUV.

All three drivers were wearing seat belts and were transferred to Joplin hospitals for treatment. Merritt had moderate injuries while Bass and Gose received minor injuries.

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MO FF SERIOUSLY INJURED AT TRAILER FIRE

Monday, August 31, 2015  A Eureka Springs fire fighter is hospitalized in Springfield after suffering serious injuries fighting a fire.

The department reports firefighter Rod Wasson was inside a burning trailer Saturday night when his breathing equipment was knocked loose. Another firefighter pulled Wasson out of the trailer. Emergency medical crews on the scene found that Wasson may have inhaled superheated gases and smoke.

Wasson was airlifted to a Springfield hospital for treatment of his injuries.
The firefighter who rescued Wasson was treated at a Eureka Springs area hospital for minor injuries and released.

The fire department reported Wasson was in stable condition Sunday afternoon. The local fire marshal and the Arkansas State Police are working to determine the cause of the fire.

   


 

FIREFIGHTERS LOST. DISORIENTED IN TIRE WAREHOUSE FIRE

Sunday, August 30, 2015 
Deep inside the smoky and pitch-black third floor Of the Sandone Tire warehouse on Wyoming Avenue in Scanton (PA), shortly before the smoldering building would become a fireball that would shine like a torch Wednesday night, Scranton firefighter Lt. Kelly Hopkins and three others ran dangerously low on air.

They were lost.

Visibility was zero. Stacks of tires, soon to ignite and continue to smolder through Friday night, flanked them. Their hose line, which firefighters are trained to follow out when they can’t see, was wrapped and tangled around the tires. The four firefighters were disoriented and lost more air with each breath they took. Lt. Hopkins, a well-respected 29-year veteran with the city fire department, called “mayday” at 7:16 p.m.

“The hairs on the back of our necks went up,” Scranton Fire Chauffeur James Rivers said. “He’s been through everything. You know when he calls a mayday it’s serious.”

Mr. Rive... [ more ]

   


 

DEPUTY CHIEF DRIVES FIRE TANKER THROUGH DOOR AT FIREHOUSE FIRE

WNEP.com Video

Sunday, August 30, 2015  Of all the places to catch fire, a fire station might be at the bottom of the list. But that’s exactly what happened three weeks ago in Wayne County.The Lakeville Volunteer Fire Company held its annual barbecue fundraiser, which only took an hour and 45 minutes to sell out.

The station was badly damaged after a faulty engine in a paramedic unit started the fire. About $1 million in damage will be covered by insurance but the little things still need replacing.

“It really had put us to the test,” explained Chief Robert Boogertman. “But you know what, we’re going to be back better than ever.”

“People support the people in the community,” said Jeanne McDevitt of Paupack Township. “It’s very important thing for that coordination for people who live here and those who provide the services.”

What people at the barbecue fundraiser might not know is if it weren’t for the quick thinking of one of the firefighters during the ... [ more ]

   


 

CRASH TRUCK ROLLOVER IN MILWAUKEE

Saturday, August 29, 2015   Milwaukee's Mitchell International Airport briefly stopped flights Friday morning after an incident during a training exercise.Airport officials said incoming and outgoing flights were halted for about 30 minutes after an emergency services truck overturned.

WISN 12 News crews observed what appeared to be a fire truck turned over on its side near runway 19.

The accident was reported around 8:30 a.m. Friday. All plane movements on the runways and tarmac were halted briefly as emergency personnel responded to the scene.

Airport crews said the truck was the only vehicle involved in the incident, and a member of the airport's fire department was taken to a medical facility for evaluation.

Regular flight operations resumed around 9:30 a.m

   


 
 
 

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