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NEWPORT NEWS FF SUFFERS HEAT EXHAUSTION AT XMAS FIRE

Thursday, December 25, 2014  One firefighter was injured while fighting a two-alarm blaze at a Newport News business early Christmas morning.

Crews arrived at the business in the 152000 block of Warwick Blvd. around 2:30 a.m.

Heavy smoke was coming from the structure when firefighters arrived.

One firefighter was taken to Riverside Regional Hospital for heat exhaustion, officials said. His condition is unknown.

No further information was immediately released.


   


 

FF INJURED AT NY HOUSE FIRE

A firefighter was injured battling a fire on Angela Drive. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Art Roosa III

A firefighter was injured battling a
      fire on Angela Drive. Photo Credit:
      Courtesy of Art Roosa III

Thursday, December 25, 2014  A firefighter was injured battling a house fire on Angela Drive in Montrose Monday morning.
According to fire officials, the fireman was transported via ambulance. The Montrose Fire Department is still on the scene fighting the blaze.
The fire began early in the morning. All occupants were out of the the three-story house by the time firefighters arrived, according to fire officials.
Heavy fire was reported on the second and third floor. Con Edison was called due to a wire on the ground, according to fire officials.
Firefighters from Ossining, Verplanck and Croton are providing assistance.  

   


 

VOLUNTEER FF TAKES RIG FOR DRUNKEN JOYRIDE IN KS

Thursday, December 25, 2014   A volunteer firefighter allegedly took a fire truck on a drunken joy ride and then apparently called dispatchers to complain about another firefighter following her.Investigators say the sirens were blaring with Chelsea Matthew behind the wheel. The 24-year-old woman was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence.

The Lincoln-Ottawa-Harrison fire district keeps their trucks locked up. Matthew had access to the fire district's rig that is used to fight grass fires.

As she traveled down a road, Matthew apparently used the emergency radio to reach dispatchers, according to dispatch recordings obtained by KCTV5.

The recording captures a 911 dispatcher asking the woman what her emergency was.

"There is another firefighter on my tail and he's trying to (expletive) kill me," the woman allegedly radioed back.

Dispatchers got Matthew's exact location from her and sent a deputy to investigate.

"The emergency is... [ more ]

   


 

AMBULANCE HITS BUILDING IN NC

Thursday, December 25, 2014  A Moore County EMS ambulance hit a building Wednesday morning

The crash occurred during heavy rain about 11:30 a.m. Two people inside the ambulance weren't hurt.The building, on McReynolds Street at the corner of Old Glendon Road in Carthage, received extensive damage as the ambulance hit one side of the structure and went out the other wall.

The crash remained under investigation Wednesday afternoon.



Read more: http://www.wxii12.com/news/ambulance-crashes-into-building/30388428#ixzz3MvYUUuXC

   


 

FATAL MULTI FIRE APPARATUS CRASH IN NORTH CAROLINA

Wednesday, December 24, 2014  This morning at around 0900 Hours, the Mebane Fire Department of Alamance County (North Carolina) was working a crash on I-85 at the 155 mm, at the Alamance/Orange County line.
While working that first crash, a civilian hydroplaned and struck the Chief’s vehicle, the engine, the heavy rescue truck. The Chief was transported to hosp and has since been released. The civilian was killed.

AND THEN, AFTER THAT, a Greyhound bus and a State Trooper crashed at same location, resulting in a Multi-Patient Incident. Trooper not hurt the police vehicle was totaled.
There are pictures on twitter @FireNews, and at www.FireNews.net.

WATCH OUT AND EXPECT THEM TO NOT SEE US...

     
FireNews.net

FireNews.net

FireNews.net

FireNews.net



 

TROUBLE IN HARTFORD - SAFETY ISSUES - LACK OF STANDARDS - POOR LEADERSHIP

FoxCT Video

Wednesday, December 24, 2014   Five Hartford firefighters are accusing the fire department of rampant mismanagement after a slew of incidents, including firefighter arrests and the death of a firefighter in the line of duty. All of them spoke under the condition of anonymity.The department is “in a dangerous place, and if it continues in this direction there are definitely going to be more injuries and potentially firefighter deaths. It’s inevitable,” one firefighter said.

Earlier this month, emails from within the department obtained through the Freedom of Information Act revealed safety concerns in the months and days leading up to the fire that killed firefighter Kevin Bell. Those concerns included empty back-up air tanks and a broken thermal imaging camera used to detect victims or fallen firefighters in smoke-filled conditions. It is still unknown if either of those issues were linked to Bell’s death.

On Tuesday, firefighters claimed they had other non-reported issues rela... [ more ]

   


 

Watch Out for the Holiday Depression

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 

 Watch Out for the Holiday Mayday: Depression

By Mark Lamplugh



This is the time of year when we all come together to celebrate something, whether it’s Christmas, Hanukah, or whatever tradition you follow during the holiday season. Spending time with our family and friends is something that we do; we ride around on the fire truck, give kids candy canes, have Secret Santas, and throw Christmas parties. December is a time of joy in most of our eyes. Firefighters also know that usually around this time we will see fatalities.

Every year at this time, one particular call from my firefighter experi... [ more ]

   


 

ANOTHER TYPE OF CLOSECALL - SAN JOSE FIREHOUSE CLOSED DUE TO MOLD

ABC7News.com

Wednesday, December 24, 2014   Firefighters in San Jose from Fire Station 16 are patrolling the streets, instead of remaining in their firehouse because of a potentially dangerous mold problem. It's likely this fire station could be out of commission for a long time.

Before walking through the doors leading to the TV room at San Jose Fire Department's Station 16 on South King Road, ABC7 News was warned it was considered a hot zone because of mold. Inside, more plastic sheeting around the kitchen area, cleaning supplies on the counter and red tape saying 'Do Not Enter.' 
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FIREFIGHTERS BARELY ESCAPE SHOTS FIRED AT THEM IN FLORIDA

Wednesday, December 24, 2014   In Jacksonville (Florida) Firefighters were pumping gas outside Fire Rescue Station 28 near Southside Boulevard and Hogan Road when someone driving by apparently opened fire.About five or six shots were fired, police....in the wake of the shooting, authorities have placed fire stations across the city on high alert.
A JFRD firefighter was grazed during the shooting, but he was not taken to the hospital. Four firefighters escaped serious injury.
More to follow.

   


 

FIREFIGHTER DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY - HOUSE FIRE - LONG ISLAND NY

Tuesday, December 23, 2014  It's with deep regret that we pass on the sad news that Inwood FD Past Assistant Chief Joe Sanford has succumbed to the injuries that he sustained in that house fire in Woodmere last week.
Details to follow.
Our sincere condolences to all affected. RIP.



   


 

HIT AND RUN FIRE TRUCK CRASH IN OK

Tuesday, December 23, 2014  An impatient driver was cited for leaving the scene of an accident Monday, after he drove into a fire truck and then took off.It happened just before two Monday afternoon at the goodwill village apartments near SW Washington Street and 11th Street. Police say firefighters were on site responding to a medical call and had blocked in a parked car. Instead of waiting for the truck to move, the car's driver tried to maneuver around it, but was unsuccessful and drove into it before crashing into a second parked car. The driver drove away, but returned when a witness called him.

The fire truck was not damaged.

   


 

BATON ROUGE FF INJURES LEG AT APT FIRE

Tuesday, December 23, 2014   A Baton Rouge firefighter suffered a leg injury when two fire departments battled an apartment building blaze early Sunday that damaged all eight units.
Firefighters who were called to the Hampton Court Apartments, 2424 Drusilla Lane, about 4:45 a.m. Sunday, saw smoke coming from the building, Baton Rouge Fire Department spokesman Mark Miles said in a news release.

They found fire in the wall near the heating unit of a downstairs apartment. But when firefighters started putting out the flames, they saw that the fire had gotten into the wall and spread to the attic.

Crews removed Sheetrock from the walls and eventually cut a hole in the roof to control the blaze, Miles’ release says.

Baton Rouge and St. George Fire Department firefighters controlled the fire by about 6:10 a.m. and kept the fire from spreading through the whole building, the release says.

Three of the eight units sustained fire damage, four had water damage and al... [ more ]

   


 

CA FF FALLS THROUGH FLOOR AT FIRE

A firefighter gives oxygen to a puppy rescued in the backyard of a home on Mt. Acadia Boulevard after a fire destroyed a home. — Photo courtesy of San Diego fire

A firefighter gives oxygen to a puppy
      rescued in the backyard of a home on Mt.
      Acadia Boulevard after a fire destroyed
      a home. — Photo courtesy of San Diego
      fire

Tuesday, December 23, 2014   A police officer who responded to a Clairemont house fire Saturday shot and killed a badly wounded dog to end its suffering, while a firefighter battling the blaze from the roof partially fell through the structure and was taken to a hospital, authorities said.The fire was reported on Mt. Acadia Boulevard near Acworth Avenue just before noon, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. The bulk of the blaze was knocked down about 30 minutes later.

A San Diego police officer who arrived at the scene came upon a dog on fire and used his service weapon to "put the dog out of its misery," said fire spokesman Lee Swanson. Another dog, a puppy, was rescued in the backyard and given oxygen, fire officials said.

Meanwhile, a firefighter working on the roof partially fell through but was quickly extricated. He was taken to a hospital with burns along one side of his waist but not believed to be seriously injured.

The home's occupants were not the... [ more ]

   


 

FIREFIGHTER & PARAMEDIC INJURED AT DE MULTI-ALARM APT. FIRE

PhillyFireNews.com Video

Tuesday, December 23, 2014  Less than 24 hours after a deadly fire tore through a Delaware apartment building, a blaze broke out at another New Castle County apartment complex this time leaving three people hurt.
Sunday night’s fire on Butternut Court at the Valley Run Apartments in Claymont around 9:30 p.m. left 12 people from six separate families out of their homes and three people hurt.

A 79-year-old resident was taken to the hospital with a back injury she got while evacuating her apartment. A firefighter got a head injury while suppressing the fire, and a paramedic got an ankle injury while working at the scene. None of the injuries are considered life-threatening.
The American Red Cross helped the families forced out of their homes by the blaze.

The cause of the fire, which caused a portion of the building to collapse, remained under investigation Monday morning.
This blaze came just hours after a deadly blaze at the Harbor House Apartments — just a few miles away — ... [ more ]

   


 

FIREFIGHTERS AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THE MEMORIAL SERVICES/FUNERALS FOR THE SLAIN NYPD OFFICERS

Monday, December 22, 2014  Many FD's Will Want To Attend, So Here Are All The Details Related To The Memorial Services For The Slain NYPD Patrol Officers: www.nycpba.org  RIP




   


 
 
 

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