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FIREFIGHTER CAUTION: First of its kind drug lab found inside a home

NewsNet5 Video

Wednesday, May 20, 2015  A welfare check of a 4-year-old girl in Akron led to a chemical drug lab that is likely the first of its kind in the state of Ohio, according to Akron police.Police responded to 760 Silvercrest Avenue in Akron's Kenmore neighborhood to check on a 4-year-old girl around 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Once at the home, officers could smell marijuana from outside in the driveway. According to Lieutenant Brian Simcox, when the officers approached the home a woman came to the door and told them they would need a search warrant to enter the home and check for the girl.

Police went to a judge who signed the search warrant and they entered the home around 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Once inside the home police immediately found a large amount of chemicals and equipment used in chemical drug manufacturing. Simcox said that he and other veteran officers could not identify the chemicals and had to call a BCI chemist to help with processing the scene.

Most of the chemicals are ... [ more ]

   


 

FIREFIGHTERS DOWN/ELECTROCUTED-CITIZEN DEAD AT EMS RESCUE RESPONSE-EXTREME CLOSE CALL

Tuesday, May 19, 2015   In Ottawa County (western MI, west of Grand Rapids) a 43-year-old man was reported unresponsive in the front yard of his home early this evening.

5 Firefighters from Crockery Township arrived on the scene and started to help the man. Not realizing he had been electrocuted and thinking he had a heart problem, they tried CPR and then used an automated external defibrillator (AED).


While the Firefighters were working, one of them got too close to the still-charged telehandler (a portable mobile boom device) and was shocked. He fell into another Firefighter, who was also shocked. They suffered electric shock, as the forks on the machine were fully extended and in contact with an overhead power line.


EXTREME CLOSE CALL: The initial shock caused the first Firefighter--a 38-year-old four-year veteran, to be electrocuted and to go into cardiac arrest, but other Firefighters with an AED were able to regain a pulse.

The seco... [ more ]

   


 

IS FDNY FF A COWARD? HIS COLLEAGUES THINK SO

Monday, May 18, 2015  He’s a firefighter in name only.
Michael D. Johnson won’t fight fires. Instead he stays on the sidelines as his Engine Co. 257 colleagues rush into burning buildings, FDNY insiders told The Post.
Nicknamed “Tragic Johnson” by rank and file, he’s managed to evade the smoke and flames several times since joining the Canarsie, Brooklyn, firehouse last year, sources confirmed.
“To have a guy that you know to be afraid is not going to be there for you when you need him to be — it’s frightening,” said one FDNY source.
The latest fright unfolded April 2 at a three-alarm blaze on East 78th Street, when Johnson’s irked captain radioed a “mayday” after discovering Johnson was AWOL, sources said. He had been assigned as “backup” to the nozzle man carrying the hose into the burning two-story building.
That left just two firefighters — the first and a third — to haul the heavy hose up a long staircase and spray water on the flames.
A photo obtain... [ more ]

     

Johnson (whose head is seen above the car roof) stands on the sidelines while his fellow firefighters battle flames

Johnson (whose head is seen above the
      car roof) stands on the sidelines while
      his fellow firefighters battle flames



 

CHICAGO AMBULANCE STRUCK BY BULLET WHILE TRANSPORTING PT.

Monday, May 18, 2015  Somebody fired a gun into an ambulance while paramedics were treating a patient Sunday evening in the
Englewood neighborhood, according to police and fire department officials.
At 5:35 p.m., paramedics were sent to the 5600 block of South Bishop Street for a traffic crash. But when they got
there, they found an ambulance with its driver's side front window shattered, said Will Knight, a spokesman for
the Chicago Fire Department.
“A large caliber slug was noted on the floor inside the cab,’’ Knight said in an emailed statement.
The shooting happened as two paramedics inside the ambulance, which was not involved in a crash, were treating
a person who suffered shortness of breath, Knight said.
No one was shot, he said.
Police are investigating the incident 

   


 

The Link Has Been Repaired (The Secret List)

Sunday, May 17, 2015   NOTE-THE LINK BELOW SHOULD BE WORKING NOW....IT HAD GONE DOWN ON FRIDAY AFTER WE SENT THE ORIGINAL SECRET LIST RELATED TO PROPER RECOGNITION.


THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE!

....AND PLEASE SUBMIT SOME GOOD FIRE-FOLKS AND/OR FD's FOR WELL DESERVED RECOGNITION RELATED TO FIREFIGHTER SURVIVAL-Thanks!




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Proper Recognition

Each year the Safety Health and Survival Section of the IAFC presents awards that recognize certain people and certain fire departments for doing good stuff.

 

THIS is a chance for YOU to submit information on firefighters and officers and/or departments to be recognized in 4 different categories - all related to Firefighter Safety, Health and Survival.

 

DO YOU KNOW:

 

1-A Fire Chief That Sets The Example?

 

2-A Fire Depa... [ more ]

   


 

FIREFIGHTER RECOGNITION (The Below Link Has Been Repaired)

Sunday, May 17, 2015  NOTE-THE LINK BELOW SHOULD BE WORKING NOW....IT HAD GONE DOWN ON FRIDAY AFTER WE SENT THE ORIGINAL SECRET LIST RELATED TO PROPER RECOGNITION.

THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE!....AND PLEASE SUBMIT SOME GOOD FIRE-FOLKS AND/OR FD's FOR WELL DESERVED RECOGNITION RELATED TO FIREFIGHTER SURVIVAL-Thanks!

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Proper Recognition

Each year the Safety Health and Survival Section of the IAFC presents awards that recognize certain people and certain fire departments for doing good stuff.


THIS is a chance for YOU to submit information on firefighters and officers and/or departments&... [ more ]

   


 

2 FIREFIGHTERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY IN JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA-TRAPPED IN THE BASEMENT OF A BUILDING FIRE

Sunday, May 17, 2015   We regret to pass on to you that 2 Firefighters were killed in the Line of Duty early this morning after being found in the basement of a 7 story mixed use building. Initially, when EMS arrived to assist, they found 1 Firefighter having been removed, already being treated for smoke inhalation-but 2 other Firefighters were still trapped in the building. At approximately 0100 hours a Firefighter was brought out by other members. He had no signs of life and despite all their efforts they were unable to revive him. At approximately 0300 hours another Firefighter was brought from the building who was declared dead on the scene. Four other firefighters were treated on the scene for various injuries and transported to the hospital.Our condolences to all those affected. RIP.


     



 

AMBULANCE STRUCK BY WRONG WAY DRIVER IN PA - AMAZING VIDEO

Saturday, May 16, 2015  The footage is stunning.
The dash-cam mounted in the White Rose Ambulance transport shows the dark highway, illuminated by the vehicle's headlights. Seconds into the video, a pair of headlights appear to be cresting a hill ahead.

The headlights are in the wrong lane, heading straight for the ambulance.

You hear the crash and the ambulance veers off the road.

A member of the ambulance crew says, "Oh my God!"

Another voice pipes in, "Are you OK?"

And the response is "Oh my God!"

The patient being transported in the ambulance was OK, ambulance company officials said. White Rose was performing a routine transport, returning the patient to Manor Care-Dallastown from York Hospital, when the crash occurred. She was checked out at York Hospital and then transported to the nursing home, officials said. The two crew members, a driver and an attendant, were injured, suffering what the ambulance company described as "non-life-... [ more ]

     

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NC FF INJURED AT HOUSE FIRE

WSOCTV Video

Saturday, May 16, 2015  A firefighter was injured at a house fire on Burke Lane in Matthews, officials said.
A van on the property caught on fire and spread into the home’s attic, the Matthews fire chief said.
James Garris, who is a volunteer Lieutenant with the Matthews Fire Department, fell through the attic and was unconscious when pulled from the home.
The firefighter then had a seizure and was taken to the hospital, the chief said.
Garris was later alert and is expected to survive.
The homeowner who saw the fire and called 911. The homeowner and his son were able to escape without injuries.
Multiple fire departments and MEDIC are at the fire that started at about 8:30 p.m. 

   


 

CAL-FIRE BC STRUCK ASSISTING MOTORIST

Saturday, May 16, 2015  A Cal Fire battalion chief was hospitalized after being hit by a vehicle while helping a stranded motorist near Temecula, fire officials say.
Battalion Chief Casey Hartman came across a stranded motorist about 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14, along Borel Road near Warren Road, CHP officials said.
The vehicle was partially blocking the eastbound lane, so the battalion chief positioned his marked Cal Fire pickup truck behind the vehicle and activated the amber warning lights, CHP officials said in a news release.
As the battalion chief was helping the person, 36-year-old Nuevo resident Ciria Flores was driving westbound on Borel at an unsafe speed in the rain. As she approached the scene, she lost control of her vehicle and smashed into Hartman’s truck, the release said.
The truck skid into Hartman, knocking him to the ground and injuring his leg. Flores’ vehicle then spun out of control and went into a ditch, officials said.
Paramedics took Hartman to a hospital with mo... [ more ]

   


 

FIRE APPARATUS ROLLOVER IN INDIANA

WLFI Video

Friday, May 15, 2015   A narrow driveway may be to blame for a fire truck that rolled over in Montgomery County Thursday afternoon.The incident happened near the intersection of County Road E. 500 North and County Road N. 590 East, near Darlington, Ind.

A fire tanker loaded with water was heading to a call. The truck was trying to make it up a driveway, when the road gave way and the truck rolled over.

Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said one firefighter had a minor cut on his arm. No other injuries were reported.

The investigation is ongoing.

   


 

MISSISSIPPI FIRE CAPTAIN COLLAPSES WHILE EXERCISING AN HOUR AFTER RESPONDING ON A RUN

RIP CAPTAIN

RIP CAPTAIN

Friday, May 15, 2015   A longtime Philadelphia (Mississippi) Fire Captain, Dwight Greer, 44,who had a big personality and loved his job, collapsed and died last Wednesday night an hour after responding to a run. Despite the best efforts of his personnel, he could not be revived. He died on May 6, 2015.

Fire Capt. Greer, 44, was pronounced dead at the hospital at 1937 hours. Services have already been conducted. He was not married and had no children.

As the PFD Chief Pierce Clark stated that he had "seen men go above and beyond to help a total stranger many times putting their self in harms way, but last night watching my men work on one of their own was the hardest thing I have been part of and hope to never see it again. RIP Captain Dwight Greer." Greer had a big personality and was a just a gentle giant.
Our condolences to all affected. RIP.

   


 

FIREFIGHTERS, FIRE DEPARTMENTS-PROPER RECOGNITION

SOMEONE MAKE A DIFFERENCE? RECOGNIZE THEM NOW.

SOMEONE MAKE A DIFFERENCE? RECOGNIZE
      THEM NOW.

Friday, May 15, 2015  Each year the Safety Health and Survival Section of the IAFC presents awards that recognize certain people and certain fire departments for doing good stuff.

THIS is a chance for YOU to submit information on firefighters and officers and/or departments to be recognized in 4 different categories - all related to Firefighter Safety, Health and Survival.

DO YOU KNOW:

1-A Fire Chief That Sets The Example?

2-A Fire Department That Organizationally Is Focused On FF Survival?

3-A Person Who Has Made A Proven Personal Commitment/Achievement to Firefighter Survival?

4-A Department Safety Officer That Sets The Example?

The purpose of the IAFC Safety, Health and Survival Section Awards program is to recognize both organizations and individuals that have made a significant contribution to the overall environment of FIREFIGHTER health and safety within their own organizations and within the fire service as a whole.

TAKE TIME N... [ more ]

   


 

5 FFs INJURED AT YONKERS, NY HOUSE FIRE

Thursday, May 14, 2015   A Yonkers house fire sent five firefighters to the hospital and forced 18 people from their home on Wednesday, officials said.A blaze snaked through the multifamily house on Lamartine Avenue around 4:41 p.m., Fire Chief David Dronzek said. Flames started on the first floor before rising to the top two floors of the three-story home, he said.

The fire was brought under control in about an hour, Dronzek said, as about 50 firefighters fought the flames. Five firefighters were taken to local hospitals with minor injuries, he said.

Red Cross spokeswoman Carolyn Sherwin said that volunteers were helping 13 adults and five children from four families who live at the house, which was uninhabitable for the night.

There was not a lot of fire damage, Dronzek said, but the house was damaged more by water and firefighters chasing the flames. It was unclear what caused the fire, he said, but it did not seem suspicious.

   


 

5 MO CO MD FFs INJURED IN ROOF COLLAPSE

Thursday, May 14, 2015  Montgomery County fire officials say five firefighters were left with minor injuries after the roof of a burning home collapsed in Gaithersburg.Fire department spokesman Pete Piringer says crews called to the home on Leekes Lot Way early Thursday found heavy fire coming from the second floor. A short time later, officials say part of the roof collapsed on five firefighters, but they were able to escape. All five were treated at a local hospital and released.

Officials say a man who was inside the home when the fire started was able to escape safely. Piringer says the man told investigators that he built a fire, which apparently spread to the chimney and roof.

Damage is estimated at $800,000. 

   


 
 
 

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