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DCFD EMS SUPERVISOR-SHOTS FIRED

Friday, April 24, 2015   Shots were fired at a DFCD EMS supervisor as he was following a vehicle involved in a gun battle on Thursday night, April 23rd.
The saga began around midnight when the captain on duty in EMS 2 witnessed 2 vehicles exchanging gunfire at 4th and Morse Streets NE.
He notified police and starting following one of the vehicles that fled the scene. At 4th and K Streets NE, someone in the car began shooting at the EMS vehicle.
A subsequent police chase ensue... [ more ]

   


 

OH FF INJURED IN WALL COLLAPSE

Thursday, April 23, 2015   A Marion firefighter was seriously injured last night battling a blaze in the city’s downtown.The firefighter was hurt in the lower leg while combatting the fire on N. Vine Street, a Marion dispatcher said.

The firefighter’s injury came when a brick wall collapsed, WBNS-TV reported.

The injured firefighter was transported to OhioHealth Grant Medical Center in Columbus.

The blaze affected a brick building and an adjacent house. WBNS-TV reported the brick building was vacant, and that the residents of the house were not at home when the fire erupted.

   


 

FF FALLS OUT OF TRUCK IN PA (NOT BELTED)

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015  Officials say a broken door latch is to blame for injuries to an Arnold firefighter who tumbled from a truck on the way to a fire call Tuesday morning.
Arnold's overall fire chief, J.C. Tedorski, said the injured volunteer was treated and released from Allegheny Valley Hospital in Harrison and was advised to see a shoulder specialist.
“Fortunately, the firefighter was wearing his helmet and other gear, but he still received a head laceration and a shoulder injury,” Tedorski said.
Tedorski declined to identify the man “at his request.” He did say the man is in his 40s and is one of the department's newest members.
The man fell about 4 feet from a 1987 truck that was in use Tuesday because the main fire engine was being serviced.
Arnold Company No. 2 Chief Christopher O'Leath said he was driving the fire engine just after 8:30 a.m. when the incident occurred.
“It was a catastrophic failure of the door latch,” O'Leath said. He said the truck was turning fr... [ more ]

   


 

FDNY RIG FALLS INTO SINK HOLE - 2 FFs INJURED

Wednesday, April 22, 2015  A fire engine had to be rescued in Brooklyn on Tuesday.

The stuck truck was parked on the street outside Brookdale Hospital in East Flatbush when a 15-foot-deep sinkhole opened up and swallowed its front right wheel around noon.
About a dozen firefighters stacked pieces of wood near the tire of the Engine Co. 257 truck to keep it from sinking deeper into Rockaway Parkway.
But one of the planks then sprang out and hit two of the emergency responders.
Both were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Puzzlingly, they were taken to Kings County Hospital instead of being treated at Brook­dale. Authorities could not immediately explain why.
FDNY Chief Stephen Moro of Division 15 said it’s unclear what caused the sinkhole. “This is an odd one,” Moro said.
A few hospital workers who witnessed the incident said it was frightening.
“It’s scary because they just [repaved] this street after putting in new pipes,” said Paulie Johnson, who works... [ more ]

     



 

Man Threatens to Kill Mass. Firefighters

Monday, April 20, 2015  A Massachusetts man was arrested after threatening to kill a firefighter battling a brush fire. "I will kill you if you don't leave. You won't think it's funny when a bullet cracks your helmet," Jason West, 42, is reported to have said to a firefighter, according to MyFoxBoston.

Oxford firefighters had been evacuating the woods, where West lives, when they said the threat occurred.

He reportedly resisted arrest, and once in jail threw feces at a security camera and on the walls of his cell, the station reported.

West was taken to the hospital for an evaluation 

   


 

FF UNDERGOES SURGERY AFTER MI FIELD FIRE

Monday, April 20, 2015   A firefighter from the Chesaning-Brady Fire Department remains hospitalized in Detroit after suffering injuries fighting a field fire Saturday, April 18, according to Chesaning-Brady Fire Chief Scott Fall.The firefighter, whom Fall is not naming, suffered a broken leg when a rotten tree fell on him and another firefighter while they were assisting with an afternoon call on Sharon in St. Charles Township, Fall said.

The firefighter first was airlifted to Covenant HealthCare Hospital and then to Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Fall said. The other firefighter was treated and released at a Saginaw hospital.

Fall said the firefighter who suffered the broken leg was in surgery most of Sunday. He said the belief is that he will not have to have his leg amputated.

In the meantime, the Tri-Township Fire Department is raising funds to have the firefighter's mother stay with him in Detroit, Fall said.

The fire on Sharon, which Fall said was al... [ more ]

   


 

TREE FALLS ON 2 FFs WORKING GRASS FIRE

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Sunday, April 19, 2015  Firefighters across Mid-Michigan were busy Saturday with grass fires. During one fire, two firefighters were hurt.We found the Tri-Township Fire Department working on a grass fire near Sharon and Fergus in St. Charles Township.

Not too far away, another grass fire actually jumped from one side of the road to another.

It burned just a few acres, but kept the Chesaning-Brady Fire Department busy for a while.

We're told with low humidity and our winds, it was the perfect conditions for fires like these to spread.

During one of the many brush fires today two Chesaning-Brady firefighters were hurt.

The Assistant Fire Chief tells us a hollow tree that was on fire fell on the firefighters while they were waiting for a chainsaw to cut it down.

Both men were taken to a hospital.

One of them had to be flown to the hospital by a helicopter.T 

   


 

UPDATE: TEXAS FIRE APPARATUS CRASH-FIREFIGHTERS REMAIN CRITICAL-FIRE DEPT MUTUAL AID EMS UNIT CRASHES WHILE RESPONDING TO THE APPARATUS CRASH-THOSE MEMBERS OK

Sunday, April 19, 2015   2 Firefighters remain in critical condition following a series of crashes on a stretch of rural Texas road Friday, that involved several vehicles including a fire truck and a responding ambulance.The Officer was reportedly ejected and members were trapped under the apparatus. 5 Firefighters were trapped after their truck overturned following a collision with a pickup truck that drove through an intersection. 
NOTE: An ambulance from the Killeen FD whose crew was en route to the crash scene (with other KFD companies) was also involved in an accident. Road conditions at the time were wet.



HERE IS VIDEO FROM THE APPARATUS CRASH SCENE:
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Killeen FD EMS Unit Crashed While Responding To Help Apparatus Crash Victims

Killeen FD EMS Unit Crashed While
      Responding To Help Apparatus Crash
      Victims

Initial Crash

Initial Crash



 

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3 FIREFIGHTERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY-FOLLOWING FIRE IN A SILO-FIRE CHIEF'S SON AMONG THE FALLEN - SOUTH AMERICA

Saturday, April 18, 2015   3 Firefighters were killed in the Line of Duty late yesterday in the City of Minga Guazú, where they responded this morning to continue cooling after a fire yesterday. The area is in Paraguay, in Central South America.

The members who lost their lives are FF's Ronald Aguilera, Arnaldo Gonzalez and Saturnino Riveros. The latter is the son of the Commander of the Fire Department of Minga Guazú, Syriac Riveros, who was also at the scene, was injured but was rescued alive.

The four Firefighters responded to the silo for some post-fire tasks. The fire, which started at 16:00, was knocked down, but required a lot of overhaul and continued cooling. The company was on site and operating when they fell to the dryer and became trapped, according to preliminary reports, indicating they had suffocated. Our condolences to all those affected. RIP.

   


 

FF BURNED AT PHILLY FIRE

6ABC Video

Saturday, April 18, 2015  A father and son along with a firefighter were hurt in an apartment blaze in Northeast Philadelphia late Friday night.

The fire broke out just after 11:00 p.m. at the Green Terrace Apartments on the 2200 block of Tremont Street.

Crews had to rescue a father and son from a second-floor balcony.
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FIREFIGHTER LODD AT SCENE, 42 YO (The Secret List)

Saturday, April 18, 2015  NEBRASKA FIREFIGHTER LODD AT SCENE

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A Dakota City Fire and Rescue volunteer Firefighter collapsed and died while preparing to leave the scene of a fire Thursday evening. Emergency responders on the scene made numerous attempts to revive Andrew “Andy” Zalme without success, the release said. The exact cause of death wasn't known and will require medical tests.
Zalme, 42, a longtime member of the department, was with crews that had responded to a fire on Highway 35. The Nebraska State Volunteer Firefighters Association said in a statement he will be greatly missed by the organization and the city. Survivors include his wife, Bobbi, and three children. Funeral arrangements were pending Friday. KTIYP's. RIP.

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FIREFIGHTER, 42, DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY AT FIRE SCENE

Saturday, April 18, 2015   A Dakota City (Nebraska) Fire and Rescue volunteer Firefighter collapsed and died while preparing to leave the scene of a fire Thursday evening. Emergency responders on the scene made numerous attempts to revive Andrew “Andy” Zalme without success, the release said. The exact cause of death wasn't known and will require medical tests.
Zalme, 42, a longtime member of the department, was with crews that had responded to a fire on Highway 35. The Nebraska State Volunteer Firefighters Association said in a statement he will be greatly missed by the organization and the city. Survivors include his wife, Bobbi, and three children. Funeral arrangements were pending Friday. KTIYP's. RIP.

   


 

UPDATE-FIREFIGHTERS CRITICAL AFTER TEXAS APPARATUS CRASH

Saturday, April 18, 2015   5 Firefighters from the Central Bell Fire Rescue volunteer fire department have been transported to a Scott & White Hospital in Temple after their fire apparatus rolled over on FM 439 near Belton last night.
2 Firefighters are reported to be in critical condition with traumatic injuries and 3 were expected to be late last night or early this morning. 2 civilians were also reported injured.
Central Bell County Fire Rescue is a volunteer fire department that operates out of Nolanville not far from Waco. KTIYP's-we'll keep you advised.

   


 

SF FF HAS MEDICAL EMERGENCY DURING LIVE FIRE TRAINING

Saturday, April 18, 2015   A San Francisco firefighter is in the hospital after a scary incident during training on Thursday morning.The unidentified veteran firefighter was at the city's Fire Training Facility on Treasure Island, a place that helps firefighters stay ready for all the situations they face.

But just before 11 a.m., the firefighter suffered a medical emergency.

"They were doing a drill in our burn room, and one of the firefighters collapsed. And he was transported to the hospital," said Fire Dept. Spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge.

The burn room is where crews train in putting out controlled flames. They're wearing full gear and breathing apparatus. It can be stressful, even for experienced firefighters.

"It's also very hot in the gear. We haven't had an issue like this in the burn room," added Talmadge.

Cal-OSHA will look into the matter, and fire officials are conducting a safety investigation of the facility.

The firefighter is... [ more ]

   


 
 
 

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