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Phoenix Fire Department sees an alarming trend in suicides

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016  Firefighters train to be physically strong and more recently, Phoenix firefighters are also getting new training on how to be mentally strong, as well."In 2010, we had four suicides in a really short period of time," said Phoenix Fire Capt. Ray Maione said.

Since then, Capt. Ray Maione says more than eight more of his brothers went on to end their own lives. Coping with the nature of their jobs, the sheer volume of calls, the high stress and lack of sleep all take its toll.

"When the average citizen is sleeping, we're up dealing with all kinds of problems," Capt. Maione said. "You can go from a fire to saving a baby in a house, to a baby drowning, to an older person having a heart attack. You never know what you're going to see on a daily basis."

It's not something firefighters can easily talk about, let alone admit is a problem.

"In the past, it's always been something you just kept pushing to the side," Capt. Maione said. "Now, we train ... [ more ]

   


 

UPDATE: FDNY FIREFIGHTER IDENTIFIED IN MAYDAY-FLOOR COLLAPSE PIC

Tuesday, February 2, 2016  The FDNY has identified the firefighter who was injured while fighting a three-alarm blaze in Staten Island night as Lawrence J. Wasser.Wasser, 23, a probationary firefighter who is assigned to Ladder 82 in Great Kills, is recovering from serious burns on both of his hands suffered while responding to the fire at 1053 Sinclair Ave.

The November graduate of the FDNY Fire Academy who, public records indicate, lives in New Springville, is in stable condition at Staten Island University Hospital.

"While operating inside the home, the supportive beams on the first floor collapsed as a result of heavy fire conditions, causing Firefighter Wasser to fall through the floor and into the flame-filled basement below," the FDNY statement said.

Fire marshals have determined that the blaze in the two-story, two-family home was an accidental electrical fire.

About 100 firefighters responded to the three-alarm blaze before it was brought under control at a... [ more ]

     



 

FIRE APPARATUS ROLLS IN CANADA

Tuesday, February 2, 2016  One Firefighter was taken to the hospital this morning after a firetruck overturned at the Seeley’s Cove Road turn off in Penfield, New Brunswick. Blacks Harbour Fire Department confirmed the accident, and said they are still investigating the cause of the accident.
There are reports there was black ice in the area, which may have contributed to the incident. The firefighter was taken to hospital as a precaution, but has no injuries.

   


 

DRIVER DOESN'T "MOVE OVER" STRIKES PD AND FD VEHICLES AT SCENE IN GA

NewsInc Video

Tuesday, February 2, 2016  A Marietta police car was struck by a driver who failed to move one lane over while police and fire personnel were working an accident.The crash happened around 2 am Sunday morning on I-75. Police say the vehicle hit both the patrol car and a Marietta fire truck.

The officer was not in his vehicle when the accident happened, and no other injuries were reported.


Here is Georgia’s law requiring motorists to move over one lane when approaching police or fire vehicles:

Move-Over-Law: Georgia Code, Title 40-6-16.

A. The operator of a motor vehicle approaching a stationary authorized emergency vehicle that is displaying flashing yellow, amber, white, red, or blue lights shall approach the authorized emergency vehicle with due caution and shall, absent any other direction by a peace officer, proceed as follows:
1. Make a lane change into a lane not adjacent to the authorized emergency vehicle if possible in the existing safety and traffi... [ more ]

   


 

UPDATE: FDNY PROBIE BURNED IN DWELLING FIRE

Tuesday, February 2, 2016   A probationary firefighter was seriously burned in a 3-alarm blaze in Huguenot after the floor he was standing on collapsed, sending the rookie crashing into a raging inferno in the home's basement, fire officials said.FDNY members from Rescue 5 managed to save the probie, who suffered second-and-third degree burns on 5 percent of his body, said Chief of Department James Leonard.

He is currently in stable condition at Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze, he said.

"We were extremely, extremely lucky," the chief said.

Firefighters transmitted a mayday call at around 9 p.m. after a firefighter became lost in the burning basement at 1053 Sinclair Ave., Chief Leonard said.

The powerful flames burned through 12 beams in the basement, collapsing the first-floor living room as the probationary firefighter was entering the home to search for any victims, Chief Leonard said.



"Fortunately we had other firefigh... [ more ]

     

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FDNY FIREFIGHTERS SERIOUSLY BURNED AT MULTI ALARM DWELLING FIRE

Tuesday, February 2, 2016  5 Firefighters were injured after a three-alarm fire broke out at a home in Staten Island Monday night, officials said.Officials say the fire started in the basement of a house at 1053 Sinclair Avenue in the Huguenot section of Staten Island at around 9 p.m.

FDNY officials told the

media that the fire was so intense, it burned through 12 beams in the basement of the house.

   


 

Firefighter Line Of Duty Death spurs Retirements, Hiking Overtime Costs

Cincinatti.Com Video

Monday, February 1, 2016  The on-duty death of firefighter Daryl Gordon has spurred more than double the expected number of firefighters to resign in recent months.Gordon's died while trying to save lives amid a Madisonville fire on March 26.The retirements are hiking the Cincinnati Fire Department's already over-budget overtime costs, said Fire Chief Richard Braun on Monday. The department budgeted 1.6 million for overtime this fiscal year, which ends June 30, but has already spent $2 million and is projecting a year-end cost of $4 million.

"That has changed the dynamics in the department," Braun told the City Council's Law and Public Safety Committee, noting he recently bid farewell to 17-year and 25-year veterans. The department expected 11 retirements this year but has already seen 17 retirements and expects 6 more by the end of the fiscal year.

"Some are just feeling the pressures of the job and leaving early; some, their families are giving the pressure," he said. "But this correl... [ more ]

   


 

BRUSH TRUCK ROLLOVER IN OK

Monday, February 1, 2016  A metro fire department lost a fire truck on Saturday while battling grass fires in McClain County.The Washington Fire/Rescue team said they were assisting the Goldsby Fire Department to fight a grass fire when their truck was involved in an accident.

The roll-over crash totaled the department's brush pumper truck.

The department said all firefighters were fine and there were no injuries.

The department thanked residents for their calls of concern in a Facebook post late Sunday evening. 

   


 

FF SELF-RESCUES - FALL THRU FLOOR IN MONT. CO. MD

Sunday, January 31, 2016   At approximately 9 PM last night (January 30) MCFRS units were dispatched to a reported house fire in the 100 block of Park Avenue in Takoma Park.  Upon arrival firefighters found fire in the basement, 1st floor and deck of a 2 ½ story Cape Cod style home. 

Firefighters immediately engaged in fire suppression activities.  Since the status of the occupants were unknown to first arriving firefighters, search and rescue efforts ensued and during the search in low visibility through heat and smoke a firefighter fell through a hole in the floor.  The firefighter fell through the floor to the basement and self-res... [ more ]

   


 

MEMPHIS FF BURNED AT HOUSE FIRE

Sunday, January 31, 2016  A Memphis firefighter was injured responding to a house fire in the Berclair area Saturday morning.The fire happened in 4400 block of Given Avenue just before 3:30 a.m.

First responders reported heavy fire visible from the two story house.

Roughly 44 emergency response personnel responded to the call.

The fire was brought under control around 4:08 a.m.

The house sustained over $100,000 in damage. Two adjacent homes sustained damage as well.

The family survived the fire, but their house, cars and jetskis are gone.

Neighbors said they were woken by an explosion. They saw a man run back inside despite firefighters asking him not to.

The reason he ran back in? To save an eight-week-old puppy.

"Under his belly where I’m holding he got burns on him himself. He barely made it. Just a few more minutes and he would be gone.”

A firefighter was taken to Regional Medical Center in non-critical... [ more ]

   


 

PA FF ATTACKED BY PIT BULL AT FIRE

WPXI Video

Friday, January 29, 2016  A firefighter was attacked by a pitbull while trying to extinguish the flames in two homes in North Braddock Thursday night.Officials said one of the two homes along Price Avenue was abandoned.

The fire spread to a second home, which was occupied.

Investigators said there were three pit bulls chained outside the abandoned home, and one of them bit a firefighter who was trying to move it on the hand.

Animal control officers took the dogs to Ferree Kennels in McKeesport.

The Red Cross provided financial assistance to one adult and four children who escaped the occupied house. 

   


 

FF INJURED AT FIRE IN FOXBORO MA

Friday, January 29, 2016   Two people were injured at an explosive, smoky two-alarm fire that struck an excavating business behind Patriot Place Thursday afternoon.
Several area fire departments fought the blaze for nearly two hours after worker reported it about 3:15 p.m. A large garage-like building at 42 Pine Acres Road was heavily damaged.
A firefighter suffered a laceration under his eye and was treated and released from Norwood Hospital, fire Capt. Donald Treannie said. An employee of the business suffered minor burns and was treated at the scene, he said.
“There were several explosions, mostly probably from acetylene tanks,” Treannie said, adding “there was a lot of gas stored in there.”
The heavy smoke was also attributed to “a lot of fuel oil burning.”
A one-ton dump truck and boat inside the building were destroyed.
It proved a tough blaze to battle.
“There was a lot of debris flying out of the building. We couldn’t get that close,” Treannie said.
The ... [ more ]

   


 

FIRE CHIEF COMMITS SUICIDE ON DUTY

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Friday, January 29, 2016  Chief Rigo Landeros, the Fillmore (California) Fire Chief, Assistant City Manager and acting Public Works Director, committed suicide this month while on duty in his city car, officials confirmed this week.

Chief Landeros, 51, shot himself in the head in his fire chief's car on a rural section of Goodenough Road on Jan. 7, Ventura County sheriff's, coroner's and Fillmore officials said in response to inquiries from The Ventura Star newspaper. A suicide note was found in the car.


The death occurred two days after a Fillmore City Council goal-setting session on Jan. 5 during which Councilman Rick Neal asked Chief Landeros about possible improprieties related to funds used by the Fillmore Firefighters Foundation.

Chief Landeros created the nonprofit foundation in 2011 to help raise funds for the largely volunteer fire department. City Attorney Tiffany Israel looked into Neal's concerns but determined there were no improprieties, City Manager D... [ more ]

   


 

Three Firefighters Burned in Cherry Hill Fatal House Fire

Thursday, January 28, 2016  Units arrived on scene with fire in a two story split level single family dwelling, with reports of a person trapped. Crews made an interior attack, but were forced out due to heavy fire conditions. Fire knocked from the exterior and then crews re-entered an located a victim in a second floor bedroom. The victim was handed over to EMS and transported to the hospital were she was pronounced dead.
Three firefighters suffered minor burns.

   


 

FIREFIGHTER DRAGGED BY HOSE LINE / APPARATUS IN FLORIDA (VIDEO)

Thursday, January 28, 2016  A Hillsborough County (Florida) Firefighter had a significant CLOSE CALL last night, as he helped his clean up after a fire.Apparently while helping an apparatus back up, a Firefighter got tangled up in hose line, was dragged to the ground, and then somehow dragged by the moving apparatus. The firefighter yelled "stop" several times, clearly in pain, and then yelled to the truck to move forward so he could escape.
Fortunately the Firefighter was conscious and alert after the incident, but was but on a stretcher and then taken to the hospital for his injuries, which appeared to be to his legs. 
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