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UPDATE FROM POLICE RE NJ LODD EMS CRASH

Saturday, July 25, 2015   Units were dispatched to a serious motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Cranbury Road and Ryders Lane.  Mark C. Seube of Hamilton, NJ was operating a Spotswood ambulance on Ryders Lane near Cranbury Road. Hinal Patel of Piscataway, NJ was the front seat passenger. Both Mark Seube and Hinal Patel are EMTs with Spotswood EMS. The EMTs were responding to assist East Brunswick Rescue Squad as mutual aid at a motor vehicle crash with injuries in East Brunswick Township. Initial investigation revealed the ambulance, a 2008 Ford van, was traveling west on Ryders Lane at intersection with Cranbury Road. The vehicle had its emergency lights and sirens activated. The ambulance proceeded through the intersection and was struck by a 2013 Toyota Prius traveling south on Cranbury Road operated by Kathleen Meade of East Brunswick, NJ. The ambulance overturned and slid into a 2011 Subaru Legacy that was stopped on Ryders Lane in the east bound lanes operated by Kristen Fahrman o... [ more ]

     



 

GA FF STRUCK AT BOOT DRIVE

Saturday, July 25, 2015   A firefighter in Habersham County collecting donations for the Empty Boot drive has been airlifted to Grady Hospital in Atlanta after being struck by a pick up truck Saturday morning while standing along Duncan Bridge Road.

The Georgia State Patrol is working the incident at the intersection of Duncan Bridge (SR 384) and Mud Creek Roadwhich happened around 10:45.

No names or further information is available at this time.

   


 

UPDATE: 20 YEAR OLD EMT KILLED IN NEW JERSEY RESPONDING CRASH

Saturday, July 25, 2015  As you know, a Spotswood (MIddlesex Co, NJ) Emergency Medical Services EMT was killed in the Line of Duty this morning in a multi vehicle crash in East Brunswick, responding to a separate mutual aid crash, Reports are now that the 20 year old EMT who lost her life was working her final shift before starting medical school. At least three vehicles appeared to have been involved in the crash. The 2nd EMT is reported in critical condition. Law enforcement is identifying the young Spotswood EMT as Hinal Patel, from Piscataway, NJ. Our condolences go out to her family, friends the Spotswood EMS members as well as to the critically injured EMT. KTIYP's. More to follow.




     



 

APPARATUS CRASH IN WI

Saturday, July 25, 2015  A driver was hospitalized Friday morning with injuries that weren’t life-threatening after a crash with a La Crosse firetruck.

Firefighters were responding to calls at 4135 and 4245 Fairway St. about 9 a.m., and the firetruck was operating with lights and sirens southbound on Hwy. 35 when a white pickup truck drove into the path of the firetruck turning turn left onto the highway from Walmart Drive, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol.

The State Patrol, brought in for impartiality, will reconstruct the crash and determine which vehicle had the right of way.

No firefighters were injured in the crash.

Fire investigators suspect lightning struck gas lines leading to 4135 and 4245 Fairway St., according to the department. A small fire in the basement ceiling at 4135 Fairway St. left moderate damage and a separate fire at 4245 Fairway St. caused minor damage.








   


 

SC FFs REMOVED FROM DUTY DUE TO WEIGHT

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Saturday, July 25, 2015  Fighting fires requires stamina and physical fitness. That’s why each year firefighters must undergo physicals.This March, three firefighters with Roebuck District Fire Department were removed from direct duty after failing their physicals.

“That individual could drive the rig, they could drive the fire truck, but they could not put on any structural firefighting gear and they could not go into a fire fight,” said Roebuck Fire Captain Chris Harvey.

One of those men is Matthew Newton. The 34-year-old weighed 325 pounds in March.

“I was devastated,” Newton said.

Being forced to sit on the sidelines gave Newton the motivation that he needed.

“I had to better it for myself, so I said enough is enough, so finally realized if I want to keep doing it,” said Newton.

Since March, Newton says he went from working out 20 minutes a day to an hour of Crossfit and a half hour of walking every day. He’s dropped 42 po... [ more ]

   


 

CA DEPUTY CHIEF LOSES BATTLE WITH CANCER

Saturday, July 25, 2015   He will be remembered as "well-loved and received" by his colleagues at the Fremont Fire Department, said Capt. Diane Hendry.His cancer was occupationally related and this is being considered a line-of-duty death.

"It's been a long road," Hendry said.

Martin was diagnosed with cancer three years ago and fought it for a year, she said. He returned to work with a "clean bill of health," but the cancer returned this year.

"He spent the better part of this year fighting it again," Hendry said.

Martin was just shy of his 30-year anniversary with the Fremont Fire Department. He climbed the ranks from captain, to battalion chief to deputy chief. Martin also spent several terms as the local union president.

The fallen firefighter always made time for others, Hendry said.

"He always made everybody feel like they were the most important person in that moment and gave them whatever time he had," she said.

Martin... [ more ]

   


 

NEW JERSEY EMT KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY-2nd EMT CRITICAL FOLLOWING A CRASH WHILE RESPONDING

Saturday, July 25, 2015   We regret to pass on that an EMS crew member was killed in the Line of Duty and another was critically injured after an ambulance responding crash this morning. A Spotswood ambulance (Middlesex County) was responding to assist at a crash in East Brunswick when it collided with a civilian car at about 0800 hours at the intersection of Ryder Lane and Cranbury Road. One EMT in the ambulance was pronounced dead at the scene. A second EMT in the ambulance was taken to Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center in critical condition. No patients were in the ambulance at the time. More details to follow. RIP.

   


 

UT FF & BOY BURNED WHEN 70 LARGE FIREWORKS LAUNCH IN FIREHOUSE

Saturday, July 25, 2015   One firefighter was taken to the hospital with severe burns after fireworks ignited inside the Marysvale fire station on Thursday.According to Piute County Sheriff Marty Gleave, a firefighter was getting the fireworks ready for the town's Pioneer Day show. In the process of putting electric charges into tubes, a charge ignited and caused one of the fireworks to explode, setting off a chain reaction causing about 70 other large fireworks to explode inside the building.

A 13-year-old boy was also injured in the blast. He was treated for burns and respiratory problems.

While the explosion didn't start a fire inside of the station, the small town's ambulance and fire truck were damaged. The fire truck remains usable, but the ambulance is currently out of commission.

Gleave said that surrounding cities and counties will likely assist the Marysvale fire department until its vehicles are in full working order.

Neither the boy nor the firefi... [ more ]

   


 

UT AMBULANCE ROLLS DUE TO WACKO!

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FIREFIGHTER, 16, SERIOUSLY BURNED AT DWELLING FIRE ALONG WITH 2 OTHERS IN VIRGINIA, AN UPDATE

Friday, July 24, 2015  Last Sunday morning, Fauquier County, Virginia (a suburb of Washington DC) Fire Rescue companies were dispatched to a dwelling fire on Pickett Street in the town of The Plains. First arriving crews had heavy smoke coming from the upper floors and requested assistance from neighboring Loudoun and Prince William Counties. 

During the initial fire attack, conditions rapidly changed and three members were injured. Two were transported to Fauquier Hospital by ambulance with burns to their bodies and another was later driven to the hospital for minor burns to his ears. 


Of the three, two Firefighters were later released and are in good condition. The third, a 16 year old volunteer with the Marshal VFC was transferred to the Washington MedStar hospital burn unit with first and second degree burns to his body. That Firefighter underwent seven hours of surgery and skin grafts Wednesday to treat burns suffered Sunday morning.

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UPDATE: OSCEOLA CO. FL APPARATUS STRUCK BY SEMI

Thursday, July 23, 2015     Rescue workers are calling it a “close call” in Osceola County when a semi-truck smashed into a fire truck on the side of the turnpike last Saturday (PHOTO/Staff Sandra Osborne).

By Sandra Osborne, Anchor/Reporter
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 4:55 PM

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4 FDNY FFs INJURED AT STATEN ISLAND MOTEL FIRE

Wednesday, July 22, 2015  A civilian and four firefighters suffered minor injuries in a fire that burned through the Midland Motor Inn early Wednesday morning.About 33 units and 138 firefighters and EMS responded to the blaze that was called at 1:07 a.m. for the 3-story hotel at 630 Midland Ave. The fire was brought under control at 3:05 a.m., according to a spokesman for the FDNY/EMS.

EMS treated a civilian at the scene who declined further medical attention, but four firefighters were taken to a hospital with minor injuries, the spokesman said.

An employee who declined to give his name said that the fire started in a second floor room occupied by two women. He speculated that a lit cigarette was the cause.

The employee said he grabbed a fire extinguisher and tried to put out the blaze himself, but that the flames spread too fast. He pulled a fire alarm and then ran through the building knocking on doors to make sure that everybody was evacuating.

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NJ FIRE APPARATUS CRASH

Wednesday, July 22, 2015  A Collings Lakes Fire Department engine was struck by a vehicle Tuesday afternoon along Route 54 in Buena Borough, State Police said.
The accident occurred at about 1:15 p.m., authorities said.
A pickup truck with a mechanical failure swerved and struck the fire truck, which was parked near the roadway by a fire hydrant at the old Library restaurant site, State Police said.
No injuries were reported, State Police said.
No further information was available Tuesday evening about the pickup’s driver.
Buena Police, Buena EMS and State Police responded to the scene. Both vehicles were towed, and Route 54 was closed temporarily, State Police said. 

   


 

FF INJURED AT NEW ZEALAND CAR FIRE

Wednesday, July 22, 2015  A firefighter injured in a fall while battling a blaze in the New Plymouth suburb of Merrilands on Tuesday night is recovering at home.The fire brigade was alerted to a car on fire in the driveway of a Kinross Dr house about 9.30pm.

The street was blocked off as firefighters extinguished the flames at the property which was down a right of way. Neighbours watched in their pyjamas, as fire crews worked.

Senior station officer Dave Utumapu said a second fire engine was called when the crew arrived and found the fire posed a threat to a nearby house.

"The first truck on the scene has had to work really hard to prevent it spreading into the house," he said.

A firefighter slipped on the driveway while laying out hose, injuring his knee. He was taken to Taranaki Base Hospital by St John ambulance for treatment and was then discharged.

Utumapu said safety was paramount.

"It's something we take very seriously, we pride oursel... [ more ]

   


 

FL ENGINE STRUCK ON THE INTERSTATE

Wednesday, July 22, 2015   Osceola County, FL E-57 on the FL Turnpike MM219 TT vs. Fire engine. No injuries.

     



 
 
 

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