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Kilgore Man Attacks the Kilgore Fire Department

Saturday, August 23, 2014  The Kilgore Police Department says at around 1 a.m. Saturday morning, the Kilgore Fire Department responded to a fire on the 1500 block of Peach Street. The house was fully engulfed and unoccupied. The fire was being extinguished when one of the firefighters saw 39-year-old Kenny Wayne Davlin carrying a gun behind his back. Police report that Davlin could've been intoxicated.  Police report that Kilgore Fire Marshal Brandon Bigos tried to take Davlin's gun, and take him into custody.  Davlin was able to escape and run inside of a house. Police report that Davlin came back outside with an AR-15 Rifle and pointed it at the firefighters working the fire scene. The firefighters took cover behind a Kilgore Fire Truck. Fire Marshal Bigos shot Davlin who was later transported to Good Shepherd Medical Center. His medical condition is unknown at this time. The Texas Rangers have taken over the investigation. 

Davlin has a long criminal history. Accordin... [ more ]

   


 

KY FF SUFFERED BURNS OVER 50% OF HIS BODY IN AERIAL INCIDENT

Saturday, August 23, 2014  Two central Kentucky firefighters are still hospitalized a day after they were shocked by a power line while helping out with an "ice bucket challenge."

Campbellsville Fire Capt. Tony Grider was in critical condition in the University of Louisville Medical Center's burn unit Friday afternoon, a hospital spokesman said. Simon Quinn was in fair condition there.

Both men were on the fire truck's ladder when it got too close to a power line after dumping water on Campbellsville University's marching band on Thursday in the charity stunt to raise awareness for the disease ALS.

Campbellsville Fire Chief Kyle Smith told WDRB-TV (http://bit.ly/1winyCW) on Friday that Grider suffered burns on 55 percent of his body and was sedated.

Two other firefighters were hurt, but they are out of the hospital.

Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette said the power line was never touched Thursday morning, but it carried such a high voltage that it w... [ more ]

   


 

FIREFIGHTER STAFFING-IT'S NOT COMPLICATED: TOO FEW FIREFIGHTERS RESULT IN PREDICTABLE & PREVENTABLE RESULTS

Saturday, August 23, 2014  Lake County (Florida) Fire Rescue’s Station 20 in Umatilla is not staffed most of the time because firefighters are needed at other stations when firefighters are on leave.

But on Aug. 11 when a fire broke out in the Lakeside RV Park near the station, it happened to be staffed that day with two firefighters.Firefighters ended up rescuing an elderly woman from the mobile home, fire officials confirmed.
If firefighters had not been at the station, the next closest station would have had to respond, said Brian Gamble, vice president of the Professional Firefighters of Lake County.

“It would have added five to six minutes in response time,” he said. “A trailer burns quickly. It would have been a very different outcome: worse than it was.”

Gamble said there are not enough firefighters to adequately staff county fire stations like Station 20.

Gamble said the majority of the 24 fire stations are staffed only with two firefighters, ... [ more ]

   


 

FIREFIGHTER SERIOUSLY BURNED ON A PROPANE BBQ RUN

Saturday, August 23, 2014  A St Louis (MO) received serious burns while removing a BBQ tank. The incident took place near the intersection of Missouri Avenue and Pestolozzi. Firefighters said they were initially called to a porch fire. However, as one member of the firefighter crew removed a propane tank, it ignited and sent flames into the firefighters face.

The firefighter suffered serious burns to his face and chest. He was taken to a nearby hospital and admitted to the burn unit. Captain Gregg Favre of the St. Louis Fire Department said the burns are not believed to be life threatening. However, he added that fire injuries are not immediately obvious and sometimes may cause lung damage. The firefighter was conscious and breathing at the scene.

   


 

WALL COLLAPSE INJURES CAMDEN FFs

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Friday, August 22, 2014  A firefighter and one other were injured during a two-alarm blaze that spread across two rowhomes in Camden, New Jersey Friday morning.

The fire broke out on the second floor of a vacant home around 4 a.m. on the 900 block of South 4th Street.

A firefighter was evaluated on the scene after a wall almost collapsed on him, but appears to be fine.

Another person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

   


 

FILTHY FIREFIGHTER "KILLER FIRE PORN" VIDEOS

Friday, August 22, 2014  There's been some interesting chatter recently about "fire porn" - videos showing firefighters in action...so we figured we would share some of our favorite videos. I am warning you-the subjects of these first two videos are as filthy & dirty as it gets...especially for Firefighters:

==This one is a heavenly eleven minutes long....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUqm9DMdISI

==This one is a quick six minutes...perfect for limited time opportunities...

http://vimeo.com/101956499


==AND lastly, for those who enjoy "vintage" adult films-enjoy this one:

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KENTUCKY FIRE CAPTAIN REMAINS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER TOWER LADDER ELECTRIC SHOCK INCIDENT

Tony Grider, left, and Simon A. Quinn

Tony Grider, left, and Simon A. Quinn

Friday, August 22, 2014  Campbellsville (KY) FD Capt. Tony Grider, 41, remains in critical condition this morning at the University of Louisville Hospital. Firefighter Simon A. Quinn, 22, is now reported to be stable.
As you know, Captain Grider and Quinn were rushed to the hospital Thursday afternoon after being seriously injured when electricity from a high-voltage line arced onto the ladder of a fire truck they were using in a student fundraising event — a variation of the popular Ice Bucket Challenge — at Campbellsville University.
Two other firefighters — Capt. Steve Marrs, 37, and Alex Johnson, 28, — also suffered electrical shocks but were released after being treated in Campbellsville.

It happened shortly before noon yesterday, as the firefighters assisted Campbellsville University students with the event to raise research money for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. 


Captain Grider and Quinn were in the raised tower ladder bucket, spraying cold water... [ more ]

   


 

LINE OF DUTY DEATH-JAPANESE FIRE OFFICER DIES WHILE ATTEMPTING RESCUE

Thursday, August 21, 2014   A Japanese fire officer with a rescue unit operating in torrential rain-hit Hiroshima died in the Line of Duty while trying to save an infant. Record amounts of rain early Wednesday triggered massive landslides. 39 people died and 7 others are missing.53-year-old  Fire Officer Noriyoshi Masaoka served as deputy leader of the local rescue team of the Hiroshima City FD.
Masaoka rushed to the area where 8 people were reportedly trapped in landslides. He tried to save a three-year-old boy and his mother. Masaoka was holding the boy in his arms and had nearly left the disaster site. But Masaoka, the boy, and his mother were all caught in another landslide.
Several hours later, he was found dead in the mud. The boy also died, while his mother survived with an injury. Our condolences to all affacted. RIP.


   


 

DETAILS: FIRE CAPTAIN IN CRITICAL CONDITION, OTHER FF'S INJURED IN TOWER LADDER ELECTRICAL SHOCK INCIDENT AT COLLEGE "ICE CHALLENGE" EVENT

Thursday, August 21, 2014   As you know, 4 Firefighters with the Campbellsville (Taylor County, KY) FD were shocked with one being critical, while helping the Campbellsville University marching band with an ALS ice "bucket" challenge this morning.

2 of the injured firefighters are being treated at and will be released from a Campbellsville hospital today. The other two firefighters were transported to University of Louisville Hospital. One of them is in critical condition and the other is in fair condition.

In critical condition from burns at University of Louisville Hospital is Captain Tony Grider and Firefighter Simon Quinn is in fair condition-who were reportedly in the bucket. The other Captain and Firefighter who were on the ground, were treated and released. 


At the conclusion of the event, as the firefighters were preparing the rig for their return to quarters, an arc occurred between the power lines and the ... [ more ]

   


 

2 KY FFs CRITICAL AFTER BEING SHOCKED IN AERIAL BUCKET

Thursday, August 21, 2014  WVLC, a radio station in Campbellsville, Ky., is reporting that two firefighters were critically injured after the ladder from a fire truck came in contact with power lines.
WDRB News spoke with Larry Smith, the operations manager for WVLC, who said told us the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department was on campus at Campbellsville University when the fire truck owned by the Campbellsville Fire Department, came in contact with the power lines.

Two firefighters were critically injured, according to Smith. One was taken from the campus by helicopter, while the other was transported by ambulance.

WDRB News spoke with Eric Johnson, spokesman for Supporting Heroes, an organization that reaches out to families of police officers and firefighters who have died in the line of duty. Johnson confirmed that two fire fighters were hurt when the bucket from a fire truck came in contact with power lines. He said one firefighter suffered more injuries than the o... [ more ]

   


 

UPDATE: UP TO FOUR FIREFIGHTERS REPORTED SHOCKED-WITH ONE IN EXTREMELY CRITICAL CONDITION

NOTE THE POWER LINES PROXIMITY TO THE TOWER LADDER

NOTE THE POWER LINES PROXIMITY TO THE
      TOWER LADDER

Thursday, August 21, 2014  Earlier today, up to four Kentucky Firefighters were injured, with one in very critical condition after their tower ladder came in contact with power lines. Initial reports are that the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department (located an hour and a half south of Louisville) was on campus at Campbellsville University - doing a community related detail - when the truck came in contact with the power lines. Some reports are that they were assisting in a "cold water challenge" involving the school band. 
Two Firefighters were critically injured and transported from the campus by helicopter, while the at least one other was transported by ambulance. The two most critical were flown to University of Louisville Hospital with at least one reported to be extremely critical condition. The incident knocked out the power for all of the city of Campbellsville, according to Smith, as well as the city of Greensburg.


We will keep you advised as additi... [ more ]

   


 

FIREFIGHTER STABBED AT TEXAS VEHICLE FIRE SCENE

Thursday, August 21, 2014  A firefighter was stabbed Tuesday night while attempting to put out a fire in front of a Yorktown home. The fire department responded to a report of a truck on fire about 8:50 p.m. Tuesday, said Yorktown Police Chief Paul Campos. But when firefighters arrived, they discovered a man burning brush, a couch and a city-issued trash bin in front of his home in the 400 block of West Sixth Street. As firefighters prepared to douse the flames, the man - Kirk Engle, 35 - began yelling for them to stop, Campos said. Officials told Engle he was not allowed to burn within the city limits. 

As the firefighters spoke, Engle lunged at one of the men, Campos said.The firefighter, Brian Smolik, thought he had been punched in the stomach. But two other firefighters saw a knife in Engle's hand as he pulled away from Smolik.Smolik, who has been with the department for two or three years, suffered a 2-inch stab to his lower abdomen."Luckily, it didn't hit any vital organs, but ... [ more ]

   


 

MORE: APPARATUS RECALL AND APPARATUS BACKGROUND CHECKS

Wednesday, August 20, 2014   Here are some additional details (and history) related to the recent failures (and previous reported recall) of the Sutphen aerial devices. Naturally, if you have any questions or concerns, reach out to the folks at Sutphen directly. This information was sent via the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. According to their information, recall inspections were done on these rigs (see below) between 2/1/2013 and 5/17/2013, by specially trained technicians. One report shows that 28 of the 156 rigs needed to be repaired. 

HISTORY:
On May 22, 2013 their Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) opened a Preliminary Evaluation investigation (PE13-017) on Sutphen SPH aerial ladder bucket equipped vehicles for cable failures resulting in unintended bucket retraction. ODI closed the PE on November 19, 2013 when Sutphen submitted a safety recall 13V-565 in which they concluded that the... [ more ]

   


 

5 FDNY FFs TREATED AFTER EXPOSURE AT CHEMICAL SUICIDE

Wednesday, August 20, 2014  Five Fire Department emergency responders were taken to an hospital Tuesday night after they were exposed to a noxious substance while attempting to save a man in cardiac arrest in Queens, authorities said.

The emergency workers had responded to a 911 call that brought them to a home on 65th Crescent near 67th Ave. in Fresh Meadows around 9:40 p.m. when they were apparently overcome by fumes from a hazardous liquid inside a bottle at the residence, a fire department official said.

The responders, a mix of firefighters and emergency medical service workers, were taken to New York Hospital Queens, the FDNY official said. They were not believed to be in serious condition.

The man in cardiac arrest died at the scene, police said, after he committed suicide using chemicals to asphyxiate himself.

Police did not identify what the chemicals were but they appear to be what overwhelmed the responders,

Officers also recovered from the ho... [ more ]

   


 

NHTSA TO INVESTIGATE AERIAL FAILURES

Wednesday, August 20, 2014  U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether a recall of 156 fire trucks last year was enough to fix a problem with aerial ladders that can unexpectedly fall.

The probe covers trucks from the 2000 to 2012 model years made by Ohio-based Sutphen Corp.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says two ladders fell after the trucks were recalled in May of last year. Six people were hurt in incidents in Belle Valley, Pennsylvania, and Hall County, Georgia.

Sutphen says in a July statement posted on its website that it is telling fire departments not to use the ladders until further notice. The company says it's investigating and working to fix the problem. Messages were left Monday for a company spokesman.

The government says cables that control the ladders can fail.

   


 
 
 

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