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PHILLY FF INJURED AT APT. FIRE

Friday, October 31, 2014  A firefighter and resident were injured in a massive apartment blaze in West Philadelphia late Thursday night.

The fire broke out around 11:45 p.m at the Chestnut Park apartments on the 100 block of 62nd Street.

Fire crews arrived to heavy flames shooting from the third floor of the 4-story building.

Crews quickly called for a second alarm. It took about an hour and twenty minutes to get the blaze under control.

The building was evacuated. 69 residents were taken by SEPTA to a Red Cross shelter at Sayre High School at 58th and Walnut Street.

Both the firefighter and resident were taken to the hospital for treatment.

They are in stable condition.

The fire marshal is working on finding out what sparked the blaze.

   


 

FIREFIGHTER DIES FOLLOWING TRAINING-NEW YORK

Friday, October 31, 2014   We regret to pass on to you that Donald “Pete” Martin, 84, with 53 years service died yesterday. A member of the Sanborn NY Fire Company, he was at the station for mandatory department training, Firefighter Martin fell ill and other firefighters subsequently took Firefighter Martin to his residence - where 911 was called after he became unresponsive. Firefighter Martin passed away from a nature and cause of injury still to be determined. Our condolences to all affected. RIP.





   


 

FF SUFFERS HAND BURNS IN HOUSTON

ABC13.com Video

Friday, October 31, 2014  One firefighter was injured battling a house fire in southeast Houston.

It happened around 3:00am this morning at a home on the 7700 block of Camwood at De Leon.

When firefighters arrived, smoke was coming from the two story home. As firefighters started putting out the fire, one firefighter received burns to one of his hands. He was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital and treated for his injures.

The firefighter will be released from Memorial Hermann Hospital today, but he won't be on active duty for a while. He's expected to make a full recovery. No one else was injured.

Investigators are still trying to determine if the fire was caused by an electrical problem or arson.

   


 

FIREFIGHTER DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY-KENTUCKY

Friday, October 31, 2014   It is with deep regret that we pass on to you the Line of Duty Death of a Fire Officer in Jefferson County, KY. Major Malcolm Jenkins of the Fern Creek Fire Department passed away yesterday from an apparent heart attack. www.ferncreekfire.com
We'll post more as it becomes available. RIP.

   


 

FIREFIGHTER SEVERELY BURNED AT WILDLAND FIRE-AUS

Friday, October 31, 2014  A volunteer Firefighter and a farmer are among three people burnt in an out-of-control bushfire tearing through farmland in South Australia’s mid-north yesterday afternoon.
The fire at Nantawarra, near Port Wakefield, is fast-moving southeast toward the townships of Whitwarta, Bowmans and Balaklava.
Local firies say there is a risk to lives and homes, and residents should only leave now if there’s a clear path to safety.
At 2.35pm local time, the blaze had burned through around 1400 ha of stubble with a large fire front approximately 10km away from Balaklava and 13km away from Port Wakefield.
A 35-year-old volunteer firefighter has been airlifted south to Adelaide for treatment to severe burns.
It’s being reported two other men – including a local farmer – have also been injured.

   


 

POWER LINE FALLS ON RIG AT NY HOUSE FIRE - TRAPPING DRIVER

Friday, October 31, 2014  A fire that caused heavy damage to an Edward Street home under renovation Wednesday morning also created some tense moments for firefighters when a power line fell on a responding ladder truck.

"The electric service to the building fell down right on top of the tower ladder, and it was a live wire so we had a driver trapped in the truck," Deputy Fire Chief Frank Sylvester said. "We couldn't move it and we had to be careful moving (hoses) because of the live electric wires."

After several tense moments, a crew from New York State Electric and Gas responded to remove the wire. The driver was not injured.

The fire started around 10 a.m. in a home under renovation at 21 Edward St.

Mayor Bill Hanauer said the homeowners "went out shopping and came back to find the fire."

He said one firefighter suffered a minor injury. It was unclear if the cause, while under investigation, was related to the renovation.

Sylveste... [ more ]

     

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2 MD FFs INJURED AT HOUSE FIRE

WJLA Video and Story

Friday, October 31, 2014  Two firefighters were injured battling a house fire in Charles County Tuesday morning.

The family escaped with no injuries, but the home in La Plata was destroyed. It was a major house fire that jolted some residents out of bed on Mallard Lane. For others it was a loud knock at the door. The home of the new family in the neighborhood was on fire.

Around 7:15 a.m. the Charles County Volunteer Fire Department got a call about the house fire in La Plata. Fifty-four firefighters fought the blaze for an hour as it quickly consumed the home. Linda Watson, a neighbor, rushed out of her home just as the fire spread from the kitchen to the rest of the house. That's when she thought the worst




   


 

FF FALLS OFF ROOF - ANOTHER BURNED AT ATLANTA FIRE

AJC.com Video

Friday, October 31, 2014  One firefighter fell 20 feet from a roof and another was burned Thursday morning while battling a blaze at a Buckhead apartment complex.

Firefighters were called to the two-alarm fire at the Victoria complex in the 3500 block of Roswell Road around 11 a.m.

Firefighter Spurgeon Putnam was injured when he fell 20 feet from a roof, fire department spokeswoman Janet Ward said. Firefighter Josh Martinson was burned on his shoulders. Both are from Station 21, Ward said.

“They were working on the roof during ventilation operations, and we don’t really know the details of what caused [Putnam] to fall,” Assistant Fire Chief Chris Wessels said. “As you can imagine, that’s one of the most dangerous things our guys do – wearing all that gear, the roof obviously has a steep angle to it. Fortunately, it looks like one of the vestibules broke his fall, so he didn’t fall straight to the ground, he kind of fell in two smaller falls.
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Update: KY Fire Captain Electrocution

Thursday, October 30, 2014  A Firefighter who died after being jolted with electricity from a high-voltage line in Campbellsville made direct contact with the line, according to a report released Wednesday by the Kentucky Public Service Commission.

Tony Grider, a captain with the Campbellsville fire department, was critically burned and died on Sept. 20, nearly a month after the accident.


Grider, 41, and firefighter Alex Quinn, 22, were in the raised bucket of an aerial ladder truck at Campbellsville University on Aug. 21 to spray water on students as part of an event to raise research money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
The bucket was near a 69,000-volt transmission line that was 40 feet above the ground, according to a report Kentucky Utilities filed with the PSC.
The bucket was 20 to 25 feet off the ground and extended at a right angle to the fire truck parked at an intersection on campus, the report said.
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DID YOU HEAR THE ONE ABOUT THE IC......

RIP FF KEVIN BELL

RIP FF KEVIN BELL

Thursday, October 30, 2014  The term "did you hear the one about..." is usually related to a joke that's being told...or  story,.usually a good one-but not always. This time it's no joke.

Did you hear the one about the Hartford FD incident commander at the fire that tragically killed Hartford FF Kevin Bell? If you read (and especially watched) the news report we passed on earlier-you did hear "the one about." But, like every Line of Duty death-at this early stage, the facts are not out.


In nearly all line of duty deaths, the facts do come out...and I said nearly because there are some where the facts do not come out for a variety of reasons-from confusion to impossible determination to even political. Yeah-political. How about that.


When you watch the news report-it is confusing to you-because you are Firefighters...so when you listened and watched the report I have to assume - word used intentionally - that you, like me, were confused and perhaps even annoyed-becaus... [ more ]

   


 

Questions Raised/Probe/Video re: Hartford CT LODD

NBC CT Video

Thursday, October 30, 2014 

The Hartford (CT) Fire Department is launching an "internal" investigation to find out what happened when a a 6 year Firefighter died in the Line of Duty at that house fire. See video below.

FF Kevin Bell was killed in that two-alarm fire at a two-family home on Blue Hills Avenue on Oct. 7.

Their board will be made up of seven people, all with very close ties to the HFD. Their goal will be getting answers for the public, but more importantly, Bell's family.

Hartford Fire Chief Carlos Huertas appointed Chief Dan Nolan, who is the deputy fire chief of training, to chair a board of inquiry to review everything that went down on that night. Along with him, the fire marshal, two line deputy chiefs, two union officers and a representative from the employee assistance program make up this board.

For the next six months, they'll be looking into the reports that were filed as well as interviewing the responding firefigh... [ more ]

   


 

MAYDAY/FF INJURED AT PA PIZZA PLACE FIRE

Thursday, October 30, 2014  Two firefighters were blown down a flight of stairs Wednesday during a blaze at the Pizza Joe's building in Nazareth, borough Mayor Carl Strye Jr. said.

The pair entered the structure before water arrived when, Strye explained, the fire "flashed over" and one responder suffered burns to his forearm.

The blaze at the Pizza Joe's Italian Restaurant building was reported just after 10:30 a.m. and was extinguished by noon. Everyone who was in the 550 S. Main St. building when the fire started, left safely, Strye said.

Vigilance Hose Co. No. 1 in Nazareth led the effort to save the building and it was assisted by several other nearby companies.

The restaurant is on the first floor and much of the fire appeared to ... [ more ]

     

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FIRE CAPTAIN DIES DURING TRAINING

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RIP

Thursday, October 30, 2014  We regret to pass on to you that a 13-year veteran New Orleans Fire Captain died Sunday (Oct. 26) while training in New Mexico.Capt. Troy Magee fell ill while taking part in a training course in Albuquerque. The NOFD has not advised the nature of the course, or his illness.

Magee received Mayor Mitch Landrieu's Outstanding Employee award just this past June, after he rescued a car crash victim while off duty on Interstate 10 near Baton Rouge.

Captain Magee's body will arrive at Louis Armstrong airport tonight, where it will be escorted by police and fire department personnel to a funeral home. Our condolences to all affected. RIP.

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

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DAMAGE CLAIMS FILED AGAINST CITY OF PASADENA IN DOUBLE APPARTUS CRASH

Wednesday, October 29, 2014  Two people injured when a Monterey Park fire engine collided with an Alhambra fire ladder truck have filed a pair of damage claims against the city of Pasadena.

Kenneth Thai, 52, lost most of his right leg when Monterey Park’s engine ricocheted off Alhambra’s truck and pushed him into Lu Dumpling House. The heavy vehicle pinned him to the ground and caused him to sustain a traumatic brain injury, severe facial fracture and deformity, genital injury and deformity, and broken bones, according to his claim.



Xu Yang, a 23-year-old waiter who lives in San Bernardino, sustained a severe back injury, his claim alleges.

“It is understood that the city (of Pasadena is) the owner and/or operated the dispatch center that dispatched the colliding fire trucks,” the claim says. “The city is … liable for their own failure to exercise due care and … for the failure of their employees.”

Attorney Carrington Snyder... [ more ]

   


 

FF SERIOUS AFTER 75' FALL FROM CLIFF AT WVA BRUSH FIRE

Your4State.com Video

Wednesday, October 29, 2014  A firefighter had to be rescued after falling nearly 75 feet down a cliff in the National Park area of Harpers Ferry Tuesday night while battling a large brush fire.

Rescue crews were able to reach the firefighter and begin treating him.

Bradley Fritts, the incident commander with the Bakerton Fire Company, said the scene was clear enough to turn over to the National Park Service on Wednesday morning.

The firefighter who fell was taken to Winchester Medical Center for further treatment. Fritts said the injured firefigher will stay there until Friday.

Crews from Jefferson, Washington, Frederick and Loundon Counties also responded.

   


 
 
 

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