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10 FDNY FFs INJURED AT APT. FIRE

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014   New York fire officials say one person died and a second person was taken to the hospital with serious burns following a four-alarm blaze in a Hamilton Heights apartment building Monday.

According to the FDNY, the fire started at about 5:45 p.m. in a six-story building at 512 W. 136th St., just off Amsterdam Avenue.

Ten firefighters were also injured, two seriously, but none have life-threatening injuries, a FDNY spokesman said.

The fire raged through all floors and into the bottom of the building's roof, the FDNY spokesman said. The blaze appears to have started in a first-floor hallway. Fire marshals are investigating.

No information was available about which hospitals the injured were taken to.

   


 

FORMER CHIEF, SAFETY DIRECTOR INJURED IN INCIDENT AT FIREHOUSE

Tuesday, August 19, 2014  The Verdoy Fire Department is looking into an incident in the fire station that sent its former chief and current safety coordinator, Jason Wheatley, to the hospital over the weekend, according to a statement issued late Friday by Chief Brian Girard.

Wheatley suffered the unspecified injury while apparently responding to a emergency call for the smell of smoke at a location within the Verdoy fire district that was ultimately handled by the more ]

   


 

FIRE CHIEF RELIEVED OF DUTY FOLLOWING TOWER LADDER FAILURE IN GEORGIA

Monday, August 18, 2014  Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell has been relieved of command over fire services but will retain his post as Emergency Management Agency director following a mishap with a fire truck last month that injured three firefighters

Jeff Hood has been named interim fire chief. 

"I am anxious to find the cause of the truck accident more than anyone," Kimbrell wrote in an internal email this morning obtained by The Times. "I look forward to what (the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) finds when they come in to do their investigation, and the final report of the county and their investigation. Hopefully, that will prevent this... [ more ]

   


 

CORPUS CHRISTI TX FFs INJURED IN WALL COLLAPSE

Monday, August 18, 2014  Two Firefighters were injured while battling a blaze early Sunday at a business on Morgan Avenue.

Fire crews responded about 3 a.m. to the fire at the business at the corner of Morgan and Rosewood Street. There they found a man outside the business that was inside when the blaze started and managed to get himself out, Capt. Daniel Valdez said.

While fighting the fire, a wall collapsed on two firefighters. The men were transported to Christus Spohn Hospital Memorial, where one was treated and released, while the other remained hospitalized, Assistant Fire Chief Andy Cardiel said.

Cardiel said the man that was inside the building was transported to a burn hospital in San Antonio. His condition was unknown late Sunday.

"There were still hot spots in the building so we aren't through investigating. It could be accidental or intentional, but we don't know and need to talk to the victim to find out what went on," Cardiel said.
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REMEMBERING 2 FDNY FIREFIGHTERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY AT THE INFAMOUS DEUTSCHE BANK FIRE

Monday, August 18, 2014  Today marks the 7th year since this fire took the lives of 2 FDNY members. On August 18, 2007 at around 1540 hours, what would become a  7 alarm fire broke out on the 17th floor of the NYC building (under demolition, at the site of the WTC), caused by workers' careless smoking, in violation of the building's safety rules. 

By this time, the skyscraper, once 41 stories, had been reduced to 26, with crews removing a floor a week. At the time of the fire, crews were removing asbestos. The fire spread in both directions, affecting a total of 10 floors (WATCH the below videos). The floors were filled with a maze of protective polyethylene sheets which were designed to prevent the spread of asbestos, but which also trapped smoke making fighting the fire extremely difficult. Firefighting was additionally hampered as the building did not have a functioning standpipe, (although members thought it would work) forcing firefighters to raise hoses up from the street to combat ... [ more ]

   


 

TX FFs TREATED FOR CHEMICAL EXPOSURE

Sunday, August 17, 2014  -A Hazmat team treated several Fort Worth Fire Fighters after being exposed to chemicals while stomping out a fire.

The fire was at 405 E. Daggett Ave at Jar-Texas Industries, a metal finishing company carries numerous chemicals on site.

20 firefighters were exposed to the chemicals while fighting the fire Saturday night.

FWFD Hazardous Materials Response Teams responded to the scene to identify and mitigate the hazardous materials on site.https:

Right now it is not believed any firefighters were contaminated, but their gear was discarded.

The fire was determined to be ac... [ more ]

   


 

DO YOU RESPOND TO FIRES? READ THIS

Sunday, August 17, 2014  Cincinnati Fire Lt. David Herth describes the Queen City Barrel blaze as "one of the most exciting fires" he has fought in his more than 26 years with the CFD.The five-alarm fire had towering flames, billowing smoke and a fireball that just barely missed some of his colleagues.
But Herth has more than dramatic stories to tell from that day a decade ago.
He also has concerns about the long-term health impacts of fighting a fire without knowing exactly what hazards he was exposed to on Aug. 19, 2004.
"I don't think there was any fear of what was burning at the time," said Herth, who is now 52 and still stationed at the Lower Price Hill firehouse not far from where Queen City Barrel once stood. "But after you think about it, what kind of chemicals were in those barrels? That weighed on your mind after the fact."

Two firefighters who were there have since retired with different neurological problems. One had symptoms that mimicked ALS with muscle weakness across his... [ more ]

   


 

Fire Truck, NJ Transit Bus Involved In Camden Car Accident

Sunday, August 17, 2014  A car crashed into a fire truck then a New Jersey Transit Bus in Camden Saturday night.

This happened just after 9 p.m. at Broadway and Ferry Avenue in Camden County.

There were 10 total people on board the bus at the time of the accident who all suffered injuries, none believed to be serious.

The driver of the car was taken to Cooper Hospital. Their condition is not known at this time.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation

   


 

TX FIRE CHIEFS CAR STRUCK BY DRUNK DRIVER

Sunday, August 17, 2014  About 11:45 Friday night a motorcycle southbound on Interstate 45 at Cypresswood hit the curb, lost control and crashed. The driver was transported to the hospital by Cypress Creek EMS. As Harris County deputies were working that crash, a vehicle broke down on the entrance ramp to the freeway. The driver of that vehicle got out and attempted to push it by hand. That’s when another vehicle attempted to enter the freeway. That vehicle did not see the disabled vehicle and driver pushing it and slammed into them. The driver who was pushing the vehicle was transported to the hospital in serious condition.

With the freeway now closed down to one lane, a drunk driver drove up onto the scene and slammed into the rear of the Spring Fire Chief’s new Dodge Charger. That crash pushed the chiefs vehicle into the rear of a Cypress Creek EMS ambulance parked on the scene.

That driver was arrested by Harris County Sheriff’s Department deputies and transport... [ more ]

     



 

LODD IN AUSTRAILIA - WALL COLLAPSE

Sunday, August 17, 2014  Investigators are looking at whether a blaze at a NSW country pub that led to the death of a firefighter was suspicious.

Daniel Howard, 37, was on Sunday morning killed after a wall of the Occidental Hotel in Cobar, west of Dubbo, collapsed onto him and a fellow firefighter.

"Both men were taken to Cobar Hospital, however, (Mr Howard) died a short time later," police said.

"The other man was treated for a broken arm."

Emergency services found the pub well alight when they arrived just before 8am (AEST) and about an hour later it was brought under control.

But when Mr Howard, a full-time electrician who worked weekends with Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW), and a colleague were near the severely damaged building they were hit by a falling wall.

A crime scene has been established and detectives are preparing a ... [ more ]

     

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MOTORCYCLIST CRITICAL AFTER CRASH WITH APPARATUS IN PA

Saturday, August 16, 2014  A Berks County man was thrown from his motorcycle early Friday when it collided with a firetruck on Old Route 100 and was hospitalized in critical condition.

Jarad Kulp, 31, of Bechtelsville was flown by helicopter to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest after the 12:30 a.m. accident near Robin Hill Road in Washington Township, Berks County.
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State police at Reading said Kulp was pulling out from a parking lot to turn left onto northbound Old Route 100 when his motorcycle was hit by the truck, identified in other news media reports as an Eastern Berks Fire Department firetruck.

The fire department was called about 9:10 p.m. Thursday for a garage fire on Treichler Road in District Township and was at the scene until after midnight.

State police did not identify the truck as a fire vehicle in their news release or i... [ more ]

   


 

CANADIAN EMS LINE OF DUTY DEATH-AIRCRAFT DOWN

Saturday, August 16, 2014  We regret to pass on that a Pilot and a Paramedic were killed in the Line of Duty today when their small chartered plane crashed on Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, Canada

Ambulance New Brunswick (ANB) said the Atlantic Charters flight carrying four people crashed in a wooded area near the airport shortly after 0500 hours.

A second pilot and a registered nurse survived the crash.

ANB confirmed the paramedic who died in the Line of Duty was William Mallock. He had almost 20 years of service.



   


 

FIREHOUSE FIRE IN PA

PAHomePage.com Video

Saturday, August 16, 2014  Fire crews battled a three alarm fire at the Friendship Hose Company  in Sunbury.   The fierce fire destroyed the fire house.  Several major roads in the area are also closed while crews clean up the scene.
   The fire started around 6:30 Friday morning on 10th Street in Sunbury.  It started in the kitchen and quickly spread throughout the building.
    Fire crews were able to remove their equipment in time but they say the building is in ruins.
Fortunately no injuries are reported and the fire company is keeping their equipment with other area fire departments until they can fire out a plan.
State Police are investigating but they say the fire is not suspicious...
 
Sunbury Riverfest is still scheduled to take place this weekend...but there are several detours in place 
Parts of Route 61 are closed in and around the area so leave a little extra time for those traffic pattern changes...
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NEBRASKA FIREFIGHTER LODD CRASH WHILE RESPONDING POSSIBLE MEDICAL EVENT

Friday, August 15, 2014  A Fairbury (NE) Firefighter has died in the Line if Duty three days after suffering injuries when his pickup struck a tree.

56-year-old Darrell Parker died yesterday after being injured in the Sunday crash. Parker was on his way to the Fairbury Rural Fire Department to for a fire call in the county when his pickup drove off the roadway, went through a pasture and struck a tree.   Parker was found unresponsive in the driver’s seat. 

Police officers performed C-P-R at the scene and paramedics then took over care for Parker.  He was taken to Jefferson Community Hospital and later transferred by medical helicopter to the Bryan LGH West Campus in Lincoln.

Authorities suspected a medical problem may have led to the crash.  Parker was a member of the Fairbury Rural Fire Department for 27 years and became the department’s certified chaplain, this past year.



   


 

TWO GREAT MODERN FIRE BEHAVIOR VIDEOS - MUST WATCH

Friday, August 15, 2014  The International Society of Fire Service Instructors, in partnership with friends at Blue Card Command, Honeywell First Responder Products, Scott Health and Safety, the IAFC Volunteer and Combination Officers Section, and the IAFC Safety, Health & Survival Section is proud to announce the Principles of Modern Fire Attack SLICE-RS Training Video.


This much anticipated training video is a culmination of years of fire research.  It outlines new tactical operations plans that incorporate the latest fire dynamic research from UL FSRI and NIST and introduces SLICE-RS to the fire community. 

Copies of this video can also be obtained by contacting the ISFSI at www.isfsi.org

In addition, the Indiana State Fire Mars... [ more ]

     

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