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Monday, July 27, 2015   And this folks is EXACTLY why NFPA 1403 Exists!

   


 

FF BURNED AT PA FIRE THAT DISPLACES 12

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Monday, July 27, 2015  A dozen people were forced out of their homes and a firefighter was injured when fire hit in Columbia County.

Crews were called to this double block home on West Front Street in Berwick at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

According to fire officials, the fire started at the home on the left and it is now unlivable.

The other side has smoke and water damage, but everyone managed to make it out safely.

Fire officials say one firefighter was taken to the hospital to be treated for burns. There is no word on his condition.

Fire officials believe the fire started upstairs at the home in Columbia County.

   


 

FLORIDA APPARATUS CRASH SENDS 8 TO HOSITAL

Monday, July 27, 2015  Eight people were injured in a crash involving a Brevard County Fire Rescue truck and a car Friday night, Brevard County officials said.
The crash happened just before 10:30 p.m. on Stadium Parkway and Viera Boulevard in Melbourne.
Two of the people injured were firefighters, officials said.
The firefighters and four other patients were taken to a nearby hospital via ambulance, while the two remaining patients had to be airlifted.
Officials said six people were in the car.
The fire truck was seen in the middle of an intersection surrounded by other emergency vehicles.
The firefighters were on their way back to the station after responding to a call.
No other information has been released. 

   


 

4 FFs BURNED AT CA WILDFIRE

Monday, July 27, 2015  Four firefighters suffered burns Sunday and were airlifted from a growing blaze in the Sierra foothills, the first injuries in a tough weekend for fire crews across California.
As firefighters wrestled some wildfires under control, other fires closed roads and forced evacuations.
The four injured firefighters were battling the Lowell Fire, which erupted Saturday afternoon west of Alta in Nevada County. The wildfire scorched 1,500 acres by Sunday evening and was threatening 1,800 buildings.The California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention, also known as Cal Fire, released few details about the injured firefighters but said they were being evaluated by paramedics. Many nearby residents had already been told to leave the area, with an evacuation center established at Nevada Union High

The wildfire’s cause remained unknown. Officials first said they were looking for a white Jeep Wrangler without a top that reportedly had been seen in the area when the fire sta... [ more ]

   


 

7 NJ FFs TREATED AFTER FIRE

Monday, July 27, 2015  Dozens of people were displaced in a fire Sunday involving at least three apartment buildings, authorities confirmed. Fire heavily damaged a building in the 600 block of 10th Street as well as two adjoining buildings on Central Avenue, said Chief Frank Montagne of North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue. Another home on 10th Street was damaged by smoke.

Officer Frank Depinto and his partner Jose Ascencio of the Union City Police Department were on patrol around 4:45 p.m. when they encountered a "wall of smoke" on Central Avenue, Depinto said. A neighbor said a column of smoke from the blaze was visible from the New Jersey Turnpike.

Depinto and Ascencio helped occupants out of the 10th Street addresses, while arriving firefighters assisted other residents, some of whom were unaware of the fire, Depinto said.

Five North Hudson firefighters were treated for dehydration and another two firefighters, from Jersey City, were injured when a banister gave way... [ more ]

   


 

FUNERAL DETAILS FOR NJ EMT KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY

Sunday, July 26, 2015   The following are details for EMT Hinal Patel of Spotswood EMS and the North Stelton Fire Company, as coordinated by The Crabiel Home for Funerals, 170 N. Main Street, Milltown. Services will be held Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Franklin Memorial Park, 1800 Rt. 27 in North Brunswick. Crabiel has posted an online obituary email guestbook here.

A lifelong resident of Piscataway, Patel was on her last shift with Spotswood EMS when she was killed in the Line of Duty. A member of the North Stelton Fire Company, the recent Rutgers University graduate was planning on pursuing a master's degree at the Rutgers Graduate Sch... [ more ]

     



 

TN FIRE CHIEF SUFFERS HEART ATTACK

Sunday, July 26, 2015  Gibson County Fire Chief Bryan Cathey is in the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital after having a heart attack earlier today, according to the Gibson County Fire Department.Ryan Shanklin, assistant to Cathey, said Cathey is currently doing much better and will spend the night in the intensive care unit.

Shanklin said Cathey had the heart attack while responding to a fire in Dyer at 10 a.m. No one was hurt in the fire, he said.

"He's doing pretty good," Shanklin said. "He's a fighter."

   


 

3 FFs EJECTED, 1 CIVILIAN DEAD IN TX APPARATUS CRASH

Sunday, July 26, 2015   Three firefighters were injured Sunday morning in a collision that left an 18-wheeler and an Irving fire truck on their sides.Emergency crews were called to Highway 183 near Beltline Road for an emergency involving a drunk driver. 

The 18-wheeler slammed into the fire truck, flipping both rigs, according to NBCDFW.com.

The firefighters were ejected from their apparatus and the extent of their injuries is unknown.

The driver of the tractor-trailer died at the scene, officials say.

Several other vehicles were involved in the crash.

   


 

FIREFIGHTERS TREATED FOR SMOKE INHALATION AT LONG ISLAND DWELLING FIRE

Sunday, July 26, 2015  Several first responders were treated for smoke inhalation and high blood pressure as firefighters battled hot spots after a fire destroyed a home on Wyandanch Lane in Southampton Village Saturday afternoon.According to Southampton Fire Department 1st Assistant Chief Chris Brenner, the fire was reported at 12:23 p.m. Saturday. Fire Chief Michael Kampf, who was in charge of the scene, was one of the first to respond and arrived while people were still evacuating the home.

None of the home’s occupants were injured in the fire, according to authorities.

The blaze, Chief Brenner said, is believed to have started in the kitchen before spreading to the rest of the house, which is not habitable.

Chief Brenner was not sure how many firefighters were inured, but said several were transported via the Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance and Southampton Ambulance to Southampton Hospital for treatment of both smoke inhalation and elevated blood pressure.more ]

   


 

FIREFIGHTER LINE OF DUTY DEATH-NY YANKEES AND BOSTON RED SOX

Sunday, July 26, 2015  A FUNDRAISER FOR THE FAMILY OF A NY FIREFIGHTER WHO WAS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY AT A DWELLING FIRE-Help Pay Off Their Mortgage!

 

The Siller Foundation* (Tunnel to Towers*) is running a fundraiser to help Chief Joe Sanford's family pay off their mortgage.  There are about 300 tickets left (we have sold 700 so far).  It's a Yankees/Red Sox game on August 4th. If they sell the remaining 300 tickets they will have raised enough money to pay off the mortgage!!  If you cannot attend the game sponsors and donations are welcome as well.

 

As you will remember, Joseph Sanford Jr., of the Inwood (Nassau Co, Long Island) Fire Department, died in the Line of Duty on December 23, 2014 at the age of 43, 4 days after operating at a house fire in Woodme... [ more ]

     



 

NJ FFs PAY IT FORWARD

Sunday, July 26, 2015  One act of kindness led to another in New Jersey when a waitress' decision to pay for some firefighters' breakfast prompted strangers to help her.

Two firefighters stopped in a diner after an overnight shift containing a warehouse fire earlier this week and had breakfast at the Route 130 Diner in Delran, according to ABC News affiliate WPVI.

A waitress, Liz Woodward, overheard the firefighters, Tim Young and and Paul Higgins, talking about the fire. That's when she decided to pay them back for their efforts, according to WPVI.

She wrote a note on the back of the check -- complete with drawn fireman's helmet and ax.
Young then shared a photo of the check, along with a call for his friends to visit the diner, and to "tip big" if they ever had Woodward as a waitress.

He didn't stop there. He wrote another post highlighting a GoFundMe campaign that Woodward had started in December to pay for a wheelchair accessible van for her father.
... [ more ]

     



 

UPDATE FROM POLICE RE NJ LODD EMS CRASH

Saturday, July 25, 2015   Units were dispatched to a serious motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Cranbury Road and Ryders Lane.  Mark C. Seube of Hamilton, NJ was operating a Spotswood ambulance on Ryders Lane near Cranbury Road. Hinal Patel of Piscataway, NJ was the front seat passenger. Both Mark Seube and Hinal Patel are EMTs with Spotswood EMS. The EMTs were responding to assist East Brunswick Rescue Squad as mutual aid at a motor vehicle crash with injuries in East Brunswick Township. Initial investigation revealed the ambulance, a 2008 Ford van, was traveling west on Ryders Lane at intersection with Cranbury Road. The vehicle had its emergency lights and sirens activated. The ambulance proceeded through the intersection and was struck by a 2013 Toyota Prius traveling south on Cranbury Road operated by Kathleen Meade of East Brunswick, NJ. The ambulance overturned and slid into a 2011 Subaru Legacy that was stopped on Ryders Lane in the east bound lanes operated by Kristen Fahrman o... [ more ]

     



 

GA FF STRUCK AT BOOT DRIVE

Saturday, July 25, 2015   A firefighter in Habersham County collecting donations for the Empty Boot drive has been airlifted to Grady Hospital in Atlanta after being struck by a pick up truck Saturday morning while standing along Duncan Bridge Road.

The Georgia State Patrol is working the incident at the intersection of Duncan Bridge (SR 384) and Mud Creek Roadwhich happened around 10:45.

No names or further information is available at this time.

   


 

UPDATE: 20 YEAR OLD EMT KILLED IN NEW JERSEY RESPONDING CRASH

Saturday, July 25, 2015  As you know, a Spotswood (MIddlesex Co, NJ) Emergency Medical Services EMT was killed in the Line of Duty this morning in a multi vehicle crash in East Brunswick, responding to a separate mutual aid crash, Reports are now that the 20 year old EMT who lost her life was working her final shift before starting medical school. At least three vehicles appeared to have been involved in the crash. The 2nd EMT is reported in critical condition. Law enforcement is identifying the young Spotswood EMT as Hinal Patel, from Piscataway, NJ. Our condolences go out to her family, friends the Spotswood EMS members as well as to the critically injured EMT. KTIYP's. More to follow.




     



 

APPARATUS CRASH IN WI

Saturday, July 25, 2015  A driver was hospitalized Friday morning with injuries that weren’t life-threatening after a crash with a La Crosse firetruck.

Firefighters were responding to calls at 4135 and 4245 Fairway St. about 9 a.m., and the firetruck was operating with lights and sirens southbound on Hwy. 35 when a white pickup truck drove into the path of the firetruck turning turn left onto the highway from Walmart Drive, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol.

The State Patrol, brought in for impartiality, will reconstruct the crash and determine which vehicle had the right of way.

No firefighters were injured in the crash.

Fire investigators suspect lightning struck gas lines leading to 4135 and 4245 Fairway St., according to the department. A small fire in the basement ceiling at 4135 Fairway St. left moderate damage and a separate fire at 4245 Fairway St. caused minor damage.








   


 
 
 

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