ROMANIAN FIREFIGHTER KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY
EXTERIOR WALL COLLAPSE AT WORKING FACTORY FIRE
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We regret to pass on to you that a Firefighter was killed in the Line of Duty at a shoe factory in Jilava near Bucharest, this morning, June 6. One of the Firefighters who was operating at the time was killed when a wall collapsed during the fire. See video below.
The fire was reported around 0730 as the fire spread to the production lines and warehouses. Heavy black smoke rose from the burning factory, which stored big quantities of flammable materials.
The Firefighter died during the operations, as an outer wall fell on him. The prosecutors started a criminal investigation on the circumstances of the firefighter’s death. The shoe factory that burned was owned by an Italian investor. The damages may amount to several million euro.
HERE Is video from the fire:
Our condolences. RIP.
RURAL FIREFIGHTING? Wha’ SUP!!??
The below video is an example of reality. For so many departments in rural areas this is how it works. You may like it-you may not-but the fact is, that’s their reality.
I sent this out on twitter earlier (thanks to DaveS) and commented that this is reality, especially for some who don’t know how to play the grant game.
It takes a certain level of skill to do the paperwork etc to hit the “sweet spots” in the grant system. I didn’t say it was bad, just a fact.
Some folks have done very well running businesses helping fire departments get grants.
Others have people on their department that are able to get it done so they see an award.
And then there are the others who have little to no money, few resources, pay for their equipment out of their own pockets and still stand on street corners begging people to fill boots up with pocket change-so that they can fight fires for free, with less than adequate training and equipment.
Check out the below video:
You’ll see some fire and you’ll see some folks doing their best in trying to help.
It isn’t pretty and it’s hard to watch.
Some will argue that they should be better trained…can’t argue with that…but unless it gets done in their town or area, how will they have time working two jobs, taking care of families etc?
Some will say then if that’s the case, they shouldn’t be fighting the fire.
Really? So then is no fire department better than this?
I don’t think so.
I think that when you have good people willing to help their local community, that community needs to step up first and provide basic funding. If the local gov’t can tax for basic services, this probably should be considered a “basic” service, Einstein. If you have a house or home, you CAN afford to provide some basic funding. And maybe the State can help if that doesn’t work.
There is no easy solution to any of this, just a dose of reality for poorly funded departments with limited resources who need current training.
This also may be reality for some very well funded departments as well…but their “SUP” (Screwed Up Priorities) get in the way of what’s best for those having the fire-and those expected to operate at that fire. Again.
CHECK THIS VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omP2O4pzdo4&sns=em
…with Apologies to Was’SUP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBfJ6FcQoTE
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.
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