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UPDATE: INJURED CAMPBELLSVILLE FFs IMPROVING

Thursday, September 11, 2014  The conditions of two hospitalized firefighters are improving.

That's the word from Campbellsville's Fire Chief as two firefighters remain hospitalized.

Captain Tony Grider and Firefighter Alex Quinn were in a fire truck when the department was helping with an ice bucket challenge at Campbellsville University.

Electricity arced from nearby powerlines, shocking both men.

In a short statement, Fire Chief Kyle Smith said that Quinn's condition is improving and that he's now in good spirits.

Captain G... [ more ]

   


 

FFs FEET CRUSHED BY LADDER IN MT. JULIET, TN

Wednesday, September 10, 2014  There was a close call in the city of Mount Juliet, TN on Sept 9th, 2014. Firefighters were performing training on a Pierce 105' Aerial Apparatus when the ladder was being brought in with a volunteer firefighter (Chris Smith) on the ladder. His feet became entangled in between the ladder rungs as the ladder was being brought in. He suffered fractures of all bones in the right foot, and muscle tearing and some fractures in the left foot and ankle.

   


 

CHARLESTON CO COMMUNICATION DIRECTOR DIES OF HEART ATTACK AT SWAT STANDOFF - OFFICER LODD

Tuesday, September 9, 2014  Charleston County authorities have identified the man suspected of shooting and killing one deputy and injuring another at an apartment complex in West Ashley.


  • Law enforcement agencies are taking to social media to offer their support to the Charleston County Sheriff's Office after the shooting of two deputies Monday night.

     At 12 a.m., Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon announced one deputy had died and another remained in the hospital in serious condition following a shooting at the Gardens of Ashley River apartment complex Monday just after 7:30 p.m.

    Investigators say two off-duty deputies who were working security  with three on-duty deputies responded to the apartment complex for a report of a disorderly subject creating a disturbance.

    When deputies attempted to make contact with the male subject at this apartment, officials say the subject fire... [ more ]

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    OH FF CONTINUING TO IMPROVE AFTER LIGHTNING STRIKE

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014  A central Ohio firefighter who went into cardiac arrest when lightning struck outside a soccer stadium in June is improving.

    The Columbus Division of Fire said Tuesday that Lt. Stu Tudor is alert and has all his memory, but still is unable to talk. However, he's able to move his mouth to form words and shake his head to simple yes-or-no questions.

    The agency says Tudor is working with therapists, and his body movements continue to slowly improve.

    Authorities believe the off-duty firefighter was struck by lightning while attending a charity event before an MLS game at Crew Stadium in Columbus on June 28.

    He initially was put into a medically induced coma.

       


     

    3 FDNY FFs INJURED AT MURDER SUICIDE FIRE

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014  A family from Korea was killed in an apparent murder-suicide when a fire was set inside their Queens apartment Tuesday, officials said.

    The blaze that killed father Joon Lee, 54, mother Sung Lee, 53, and their 16-year-old son, Brian Lee, erupted around 4:50 a.m. on the sixth floor of the seven-story Blair House apartment co-op on Roosevelt Avenue near Parsons Boulevard in Flushing, fire officials said.

    “The fire is still under investigation, but the police are telling me this is a murder-suicide,” said Councilman Peter Koo.

    “It is very important to know about mental or emotional problems with the people you live with. You need to tell your local spiritual leader or counselor about such problems,” he added.

    Twelve fire units and 60 firefighters responded to the one-alarm fire and battled the flames until the blaze was under control at 5:24 a.m., officials said.

    The teen was attending Brooklyn Tech high school... [ more ]

       


     

    CHIEFS VEHICLE STRUCK AT HIGH WAY CRASH SCENE

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014  Authorities are investigating a multi-vehicle accident that ended with the Alamo fire chief in the hospital.

    It all happened while firefighters were responding to another auto accident off westbound Expressway 83 and Alamo Road on Monday morning.

    Investigators told Action 4 News that firefighters were at the scene of the first accident and diverting traffic when the second accident happened.

    Alamo police said a car hit a truck sending it into an Alamo Fire Department unit where Chief Rolando Espinoza was inside.

    Paramedics rushed Chief Espinoza to a local hospital where he is expected to recover.

    It's not clear if charges will be filed at this time but the accident remains under investigation.

       


     

    CLOSE CALL AT INDIANA HIGH ANGLE TRAINING

    WANE.com Video

    Monday, September 8, 2014  Check out the high point anchor failure towards the end of the video.


    Once everything was secure and checked, it was time to load the basket and lower it to the parking garage. Another set of ropes did the work to lower and then raise the basket back up.

    “When we sent them down, the rope stretched. When they came back up, they were hanging a couple of feet below the parapet. We needed to try to haul that slack out on the yellow and red line (the track line),” McCurdy said.

    Before they could, the tripod unexpectedly toppled over.

    “The rope that was to keep the tripod from tipping over didn’t work the way it was supposed to and the tripod tipped. We lost the high point so the [basket] dropped down and they rested on the edge. We fixed that with edge protectors and took them back down,” McCurdy said. “All those backups were in place. No one got dropped. They got lowered a little bit, but they’re safely down... [ more ]

       


     

    2 FFs INJURED WHEN CAR CATCHES HOSE LINE IN CANADA

    Monday, September 8, 2014  Trenton, NJ: Two firefighters injured. A Little Harbour firefighter and a civilian were rigging a hose, away from the fire, when a vehicle driving by caught it, resulting in injury for both.

    Const. Ken MacDonald with the New Glasgow Regional Police said the injuries were not life threatening.

    At approximately 4:15 p.m., Trenton Fire Department was called to the fire on North Main Street.





       


     

    HOUSE FIRE COLLAPSE IN NIAGRA FALLS, NY

    YouTube Video

    Monday, September 8, 2014  Thanks to Dave Statter, www.Statter911.com for sharing this story with us


    Watch the video above at the 1:00 mark as the house on the left suddenly collapses. The video was shot by nixstreetnews during a fire Friday afternoon in Niagara Falls, New York. There were no injuries. Video below by Samar Hamilton shows siding on a house across the street also apparently ignited. Neighbors reported hearing an explosion as the fire broke out.

       


     

    5 FDNY FFs INJURED, 1 SERIOUS AFTER BROOKLYN FIRE

    Monday, September 8, 2014  A firefighter was seriously injured battling a fire in a Brooklyn brownstone. Fire officials say the firefighter is being treated at New York Presbyterian Hospital for a non-life threatening injury.

    Four other firefighters suffered minor injuries in the two-alarm blaze which broke out about 6:30 p.m. on Halsey Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

    No word on what caused the fire.




       


     

    OH FF INJURED AT APT. FIRE

    ABC22Now.com Video

    Sunday, September 7, 2014  A firefighter is injured while battling an apartment fire in Huber Heights.

    Officials tell us the firefighter was transported to Miami Valley Hospital in stable condition. They tell us he was burned on the shoulders.

    There are multiple jurisdictions on scene, so it is unclear which department the firefighter was with.

    Crews with Dayton, Fairborn, Bethel Township, Harrison Township and Huber Heights are all on scene.

    Huber Heights officials say three units were burned, and at least two are a complete loss.

    They are trying to figure out who resides in the units.

       


     

    NO INJURES IN MI AMBULANCE ROLLOVER

    Sunday, September 7, 2014  A Pride Care Ambulance was involved in a one-vehicle rollover accident just before two Sunday morning near the 55000 block of M-43 in Van Buren County. Dispatch says no one was injured and no patients were on board at the time.

       


     

    4 BOSTON JAKES INJURED IN VACANT WAREHOUSE FIRE

    Sunday, September 7, 2014  The Boston Fire Department says four firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion after battling a three-alarm fire in a vacant warehouse Saturday night.

    The call came in around 8:30 p.m. For the blaze on River Street in Hyde Park.

    The fire department confirmed access to the building was difficult, as commuter rails run directly beside the warehouse. The Amtrak and MBTA lines were down as a result of this.

       


     

    John, Joe and Jon, TV This Week (The Secret List)

    Sunday, September 7, 2014 

    Hey,

    The "family" connections to 9/11 are shock upon shock. You may know the story of the Langone Brothers-an FDNY FF (Peter) and an NYPD Emergency Service Officer (Tommy)-both also active volunteer Firefighters in Roslyn, on Long Island....both were murdered on 9/11 while operating at the scene. There are so many others with the "family" connection.....

     

    A very unique video that we wanted to share again, was made about John Vigiano Sr. ...who is a retired FDNY Rescue 2 Captain - whose two sons also followed him into public service—John Jr. was an FDNY Firefighter, too, and Joe was an NYPD Emergency Service Officer/Detective. On September 11, 2001, both Vigiano brothers responded to the call from the World Trade Center, and both were murdered while saving others. Here, John Sr. remembers his sons and reflects on coping with his tremendous loss in a very unique video:

     

    ==WATCH THIS UNUSUAL AN... [ more ]

       


     

    FIREFIGHTERS OVERCOME BY BUG BOMB IN NEW JERSEY

    Saturday, September 6, 2014  One firefighter required hospital treatment and eight others were hosed down after they were affected by fumes as they entered a nail salon on Ramapo Valley Road in Ho Ho Kus on Friday night.Firefighters from seven municipalities and county emergency workers surrounded the closed Pure Skin Salon and Spa after an insect fumigation triggered a fire alarm, authorities said.

    Firefighters arrived at the shortly after 7:30 p.m. and saw what appeared to be a haze inside the building, said borough Councilman Eric Kulmala, who also is an Oakland firefighter. One firefighter was taken to Valley Hospital in Ridgewood for observation, besides the hosing of the eight others affected, he said.

    Borough Mayor Linda Schwager said that firefighters who entered the building had been overcome by the fumes and that it affected their throats and caused itching.

    Firefighters from Ho-Ho-Kus, Allendale, Mahwah, Wyckoff, Midland Park and Ridgewood responded to the scene, auth... [ more ]

       


     
     
     

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