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Winnipeg Close Call

Sunday, February 14, 2016  A bitter winter night, a house fire, a dreaded flashover with two firefighters trapped inside the last time that nightmare played out in Winnipeg, two veteran firefighters died. A flashover happened again overnight Saturday when a wall of fire trapped two firefighters conducting a search of a house in St. James. Emergency crews were called to the scene at a one-and-half-storey home in the 100-block of Bruce Avenue at 12:45 a.m. Emergency crews were called to the scene at a one-and-half-storey home in the 100-block of Bruce Avenue at 12:45 a.m. The difference this time is both firefighters lived; they were at home resting Saturday after being treated for burns. Two of four tenants at the house at 126 Bruce Ave. escaped with minor smoke inhalation. The other two tenants werent at home at the time. Tenants said they believed the fire started with electrical wiring in the basement. The cause of the fire has yet to be confirmed, and the blaze remained under investigation Satur... [ more ]

   


 

NUMEROUS FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT NJ FIRE

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Sunday, February 14, 2016  A major fire that ripped through at least two buildings along the city's main business district was declared under control early Sunday.The fire broke out late Saturday and was initially reported at 507 Washington Street, city spokesman Juan Melli said.

The flames also damaged 505 Washington Street, according to the city's official Twitter account. All residents of the mixed residential and commercial buildings were safe.

A cat, named Frankie, was also rescued by firefighters, a Twitter message from the city said.

Police Chief Ken Ferrante thanked teams from the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps for aiding an unspecified number of firefighters who were injured battling the blaze.

The chief said the injuries were minor, but additional details were not immediately available.

On his Twitter account, Ferrante described the scene as a "brutal fire" and said first responders faced "tough conditions."

The National Weather Se... [ more ]

   


 

WOMAN INJURED IN DENVER APPARATUS CRASH

Sunday, February 14, 2016   A woman was hurt after her car was involved in a crash with a Denver Fire truck in southeast Denver Saturday morning. The crash happened at the intersection of E. Hampden Avenue and S. Dayton Street at about 8:40 a.m.

The female driver was in a red Mini Cooper traveling on Dayton through the intersection at Hampden. The fire truck was headed eastbound on Hampden using lights and sirens, when it struck the Mini Cooper. A witness said the car looked like a toy as it was tossed in the air, coming to a stop at least 60 yards away from the intersection.

A Denver Fire Department spokesman said firefighters on the truck were not hurt and immediately went to help the female driver who was initially trapped in her car.

The woman was conscious and speaking to paramedics when she was transported to the hospital according to the DFD spokesman.

Denver Police are investigating the crash and will determine any citations given.

The e... [ more ]

   


 

UNION WARNED AUGUSTA FIRE CHIEF ABOUT TRUCKS

Sunday, February 14, 2016   As Augusta Fire Chief Chris James heads out the door to a new job, members of the local firefighters union issued a letter Friday criticizing him for a contract he negotiated to buy several fire trucks they claim require constant maintenance.The Augusta Professional Firefighters Association claims members warned James years ago about the purchase of eight KME “prototype” fire trucks costing $6 million that now require frequent maintenance. James last week accepted a job as assistant manager of York County, S.C.

In the letter to Augusta Commission members, the association details how an apparatus committee formed in 2012 developed extensive specifications for the purchase of new fire pumpers and aerial ladder trucks.


“There will be no prototype of early production models – no exceptions,” the 
committee recommended, according to the letter.

Despite the committee’s recommendation to purchase other brands and models with ... [ more ]

   


 

FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT PHILLY FIRE

Sunday, February 14, 2016  Three people, including a firefighter, were taken to Temple University Hospital early Saturday afternoon during a massive fire at an auto body shop in the Frankford section of the city.
The six-alarm fire broke out just before 11 a.m. at an auto body shop on the 4600 block of Griscom Street, according to fire officials. The fire was placed under control shortly after 2 p.m.
Snow Squall Causes Massive, Deadly Pileup on I-78
A responding firefighter and two civilians were injured during the blaze and taken to area hospitals. Officials have not yet revealed their conditions.
SEPTA warned passengers of delays as long as crews are still on scene. All Market-Frankford Line trains will be operating from Erie-Torresdale Station to 69th Street Transportation Center, and shuttle buses will be available between Frankford Transportation Center and Erie-Torresdale.
Read more: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Firefighter-Taken-to-Hospital-After-Frankford-Auto-Body-Shop-Fi... [ more ]

   


 

FIREFIGHTER STRUCK ON NEW YORK INTERSTATE

Saturday, February 13, 2016  Interstate 390 near Geneseo has reopened, as it had been closed for about 90 minutes after icy conditions caused several weather-related vehicle crashes. A Geneseo firefighter was reportedly struck by a vehicle at the scene. We are awaiting reports of the a Firefighters condition. KTIYP's

     



 

FIRE EXTINGUISHER EXPLODES CRITICALLY INJURING TWO

Saturday, February 13, 2016  Two workers were seriously hurt when a fire extinguisher tank exploded at a fire equipment supply business in Orange County, NY this morning. The explosion happened at Oprandy’s Fire & Safety Equipment. around 9:30 a.m. A woman who lives across the street said the explosion shook her house. The two workers were identified as Frank J. Buono, 23, of Goshen, and Christopher Foust, 35, of Warwick.

Foust was filling a fire extinguisher tank with air in a rear room of the building when the tank ruptured for an as yet unknown reason. Foust suffered severe injuries to both of his legs and Buono, who was standing nearby, suffered a severe injury to his right leg.

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ONE OF THE TWO SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES SHOT AND KILLED IN MARYLAND WAS ALSO A FIREFIGHTER

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Saturday, February 13, 2016  We regret to pass on to you that one of the two murdered Deputy Sheriffs in Maryland earlier this week was also a veteran Firefighter, as well as being a Marine.Harford County Sheriffs Deputy Patrick Dailey (of Harford County's Joppa-Magnolia Fire Company) and Deputy Mark Logsdon were both fatally gunned down in Abingdon Wednesday, while responding to a complaint about a man inside a Panera Bread restaurant. The who dirt bag who shot them was killed by other deputies.
Here are more details on his service as a Deputy, a Firefighter and the fact that his kids are also Firefighters. 
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/harford/fallston-joppa... [ more ]

   


 

MEDICAL EMERGENCY AT NY FIRE SCENE

Thursday, February 11, 2016   A fire official at the scene of a house fire at Snyder's Lake was carried from the scene on a stretcher Wednesday morning.Officials say William Gummer, a Rensselaer County assistant fire coordinator, had been ill. He was taken to a local hospital for observation and is expected to be released Thursday.

The fire at 39 Overlook Ave., was reported about 8:30 a.m. Neighbors said the residents of the home were able to escape. Their names were unavailable.


Neighbors said they heard ammunition and possibly an oxygen tank exploding at the scene.

Officials at the scene said nearby fire hydrants were frozen.

   


 

FIREFIGHTER PARAMEDICS OK AFTER AMBULANCE ROLLS IN NASTY OHIO WEATHER

Thursday, February 11, 2016   Two Madison Fire District paramedics were hospitalized after their ambulance flipped Tuesday night while taking a patient to Geneva Hospital.
The ambulance was eastbound about 10:40 p.m. Tuesday on Route 20 near County Line Road in Unionville when it encountered "terrible road conditions," Madison Fire District Chief Gene Lutz said in a Facebook post Wednesday. The ambulance, which was taking a patient in a non-emergency situation, hit ruts in the road, causing its rear end to sway. The driver overcorrected. The ambulance slid sideways, hit a curb and flipped onto its roof. The paramedics were taken to the emergency room as a precaution and were released without injuries, Lutz said. The patient in the ambulance was taken onto Geneva Hospital with no additional complaints, Lutz said. The crash is under investigation by the state highway patrol. 

     



 

FIREFIGHTER DIES IN QUARTERS-LODD-KENTUCKY

Thursday, February 11, 2016   It is with regret that we pass on to you information that Lt. David Conley, 48, with the Olive Hill Fire Department, died from an apparent heart attack while working at the station last night at approximately 2145 hours. CPR was administered immediately along with AED, and he was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced a short time later. Lt. Conley is survived by his wife Kayla and four children Dalton, Blade, Tabitha and Garrett. Our condolences to all those affected. RIP.Olive Hill is East of Lexington and SE of Cincinnati, Ohio.



   


 

ENGINE STRUCK ON VA INTERSTATE

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Thursday, February 11, 2016   A Henrico fire truck got stuck on an icy overpass while responding a crash in eastern Henrico, according to police at the scene. The struck fire truck blocked lanes on Interstate 295, near Interstate 64, in the East End.While a Henrico Fire official said the department was still investigating exactly what happened, he added the truck was now off the bridge and no one was hurt.

   


 

EMT KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY WHEN AMBULANCE FALLS OFF OF MAINTENACE RACK

Thursday, February 11, 2016  Tragic news out of Louisiana when an Emergency Medical Technician died in the Line of Duty at the West Jefferson Medical Center EMS Headquarters after an ambulance apparently fell off a collapsed rack, and on top of two personnel. It happened late this afternoon/early evenings. 


Reports are that the ambulance on a rack at a mechanic shop fell on top of two EMTs when the rack itself failed. One of them, a 44-year-old man lost his life and a second EMT, a 37-year-old man, suffered minor injuries.

Our condolences to all those 




     



 

CT FIREFIGHTER BURNED AT CHIMNEY FIRE

Wednesday, February 10, 2016   A firefighter sustained a minor burn to his neck, as well as minor smoke inhalation, while tackling a chimney fire that spread quickly through a historic Oxford home overnight Tuesday.The Oxford Fire Department was dispatched to 27 Christian Street around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night, on a report of a rapidly spreading chimney fire. Fire Marshal and Fire Chief Scott Pelletier tells News 8 he believes the two occupants had attempted to extinguish the fire themselves prior to their arrival.

While a fire was lit in the fireplace of the historic Oxford home, built in 1900, the flames worked through the attic and into the walls, says Pelletier. The speed with which it spread was exacerbated by the belongings packing the attic, as well as the home’s balloon frame construction.

One of the first firefighters to arrive at the scene suffered a minor burn to his neck, and a small amount of smoke inhalation, and had to be transported to a nearby hospital.... [ more ]

   


 

PAIR CHARGED WITH ATTACKING CHICAGO PARAMEDICS

Wednesday, February 10, 2016   A man and woman have been charged with attacking Chicago paramedics at a CTA station.

Robert Adams and Cherise Finley attacked the paramedics Sunday night on the Harrison Red Line platform in the 600-block of S. State Street, police said.





Police say the two hit, scratched and spat on the crew as they responded to a call for help. The victims were treated at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for facial abrasions a... [ more ]

   


 
 
 

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