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WATCH: Gas Explosion Video - Today

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015   Another reminder of why GAS LEAKS MUST always be taken seriously. This is today's incident in NJ.

WATCH THIS:

http://youtu.be/9LuGUBPl5z8





HISTORY-GAS LEAKS/SMELL OF GAS:

TRAINING & HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE:
Gas leaks resulting in explosions and injured "arriving/operating" Firefighters have a SIGNIFICANT HISTORY in fire operations. 

HERE are several examples YOU can use to share with YOUR FF's:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtOOIJCzMSo  (Prince Georges County, MD Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUcSKtBvLt8 (Haverstraw, NY)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YE... [ more ]

   


 

FIREFIGHTERS CLOSE CALL-TRAPPED IN MICHIGAN FIRE

WNEM.com Video

Tuesday, February 24, 2015  Three firefighters trapped in a burning house were running out of oxygen and time Thursday night while they fought a blaze on Pratt Lake Road in Gladwin. On Monday, one of the firefighters trapped spoke exclusively to TV5's Andrew Keller."I don't remember asking God to save me because I didn't think he was going to. I just figured it was in the cards, this was what God has for me," Travis Povey said.

Povey , a Gladwin Rural Urban Fire Department firefighter, thought he had answered his final alarm when he responded to the burning home in Gladwin. "I didn't want anything to come down, and everything, that I could see, looked solid," Povey said.

Crews were able to get the fire under control so Povey, a 13-year veteran of the department, took two newer firefighters inside to show them how fire works. Shortly after they entered, things went terribly wrong.

"We heard, sounded like a shotgun went off, just a big crack, and the three of us all went down tog... [ more ]

   


 

Responding Fire Apparatus Crash In Malaysia

Tuesday, February 24, 2015   Three volunteer firefighters from Jalan Kundor here were injured when their fire engine was involved in an accident in Jalan Kuala Kedah while rushing to a fire scene which destroyed a furniture and shoes factories in Mergong at noon today.It is learnt that the fire engine’s driver lost control of the vehicle while making a sharp turn, causing the fire engine to crash in the 12.30pm incident.

The injured volunteer firemen, who suffered minor injuries were rushed to Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital.

   


 

APPARATUS CRASH IN DALLAS

Tuesday, February 24, 2015  Multiple motor vehicle wrecks near the Highway 691 overpass of U.S. Highway 75 Sunday night culminated with a rear-end collision that left a Denison Fire Department engine enfeebled and out of service.

The trouble started around 6 p.m., when authorities responded to a four-vehicle wreck at that location, closing the highway completely before reopening one lane to northbound traffic about an hour later. A DFD engine from Station 2 was attempting to enter the flow of vehicles around 7:30 p.m. when it was struck by oncoming traffic, said Assistant Fire Chief Bill Ray.

“There were a bunch of wrecks last night out in that area and (the engine) was out blocking traffic,” said Ray. “The driver of the fire engine, they were going to move a crew on the other side of the bridge, and as he pulled onto the roadway, a car struck him from behind.”

The bridge was shut-down again just before 8 p.m. in order to allow time for the Texas Department of Transport... [ more ]

   


 

FOUR FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT BUFFALO FIRE

WGRZ Video

Tuesday, February 24, 2015  Four Buffalo firefighters were injured while battling a two-alarm fire on Maurice Street Monday night.The extent of the injuries to the firefighters is unknown. They were taken to ECMC after the building started collapsing and were inside when that happened.

Buffalo Fire Commissioner Garnell Whitfield says two of the firefighters went to the hospital right away, the other two stayed on duty for a while longer.

No one was inside the house when firefighters got there.

In addition to smoke and flames, firefighters also had to contend with subzero temperatures. In fact, it was so cold that two 2 On Your Side cameras froze while recording the fire. Whitfield called conditions horrendous and said water lines were freezing. He says crews also had to deal with a frozen hydrant, and firefighters had to walk through a foot of water in front of the building.

"Our guys tried to get inside to get to the seat of the flames. They weren't able to do that.... [ more ]

   


 

Houston FD LODD Memorial Details (The Secret List)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015   All,

A memorial service has been announced for the late Houston FD Captain Dwight Bazile, who died in the Line of Duty Saturday night, after collapsing at a fire last Thursday in Southeast Houston.




Captain Bazile, known as B.B. to fellow firefighters, was a 37-year veteran on the Houston Fire Department. During a duplex fire in the 6300 block of England Street, Captain Bazile suffered cardiac arrest and collapsed in the street. He was immediately treated and rushed to Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Medical Center, where he tragically died.

 

==SERVICE:

The memorial service will be held at 1000 hours on Friday February 27, 2015.


 

==LOCATION:

The Church Without Walls

5725 Queenston Blvd

Houston, Texas 77084

RIP.

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

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HOUSTON FIRE CAPTAIN LODD MEMORIAL SERVICES ANNOUNCED

Tuesday, February 24, 2015   A memorial service has been announced for the late Houston FD Captain Dwight Bazile, who died in the Line of Duty Saturday night, after collapsing at a fire last Thursday in Southeast Houston.

Captain Bazile, known as B.B. to fellow firefighters, was a 37-year veteran on the Houston Fire Department. During a duplex fire in the 6300 block of England Street, Captain Bazile suffered cardiac arrest and collapsed in the street. He was immediately treated and rushed to Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Medical Center, where he tragically died.


==SERVICE:
The memoria... [ more ]

   


 

SEATTLE FF BURNS FEET AT FURNACE EXPLOSION

Monday, February 23, 2015    West Seattle.  An employee was also hurt.

The fire broke out Monday morning at the Meltec Foundry, 3444 113th Avenue Southwest, on Harbor Island, when a furnace blew up and burned a hole through the roof.

"This is a large-scale furnace. It's described to me as big as a small office," said Seattle fire spokesman Kyle Moore.

Witnesses said during the rush to put the fire out, a firefighter didn't notice boiling hot water and molten metal that  had spewed onto the foundry floor.

"He jumped in there, and one of our guys tried to tell him not to, and he burned the bottom of his feet," said employee and witness Ivan Wicker.

The firefighter was pulled out with second-degree burns on his feet and taken to Harborview Medical Center. A mayday call was put out and more crews arrived at the building to find a worker who had also been injured.

"We found him in one of the break rooms. He suffered splatter inju... [ more ]

   


 

CLOSE CALL AT LIVE FIRE TRAINING IN CANADA

Monday, February 23, 2015  Justin McGuigan, fire chief of the Millville Fire Department, was convinced he wasn’t going to get out alive during a knockdown drill the fire department put on last week.
“I couldn’t believe I just about lost my life and left my daughters without a dad and my wife without a husband,” said McGuigan in a telephone interview, Sunday. “That’s what got me the most.”
The fire started at around 8 p.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 18, a day McGuigan said he will never forget.
The volunteer fire fighters were asked to burn a building for the Crabbe Mountain Race Club. McGuigan said the fire department took advantage of the building and planned two quick knockdown drills before letting the building go.
McGuigan, who has been a volunteer firefighter for 19 years, said the team of 10 firefighters carried out the first run without issue.
He then returned inside to light the second fire, but was unable to light the torch. McGuigan then proceeded to remove his gloves to get ... [ more ]

   


 

6 FFs INJURED AT 2nd ALARM PA FIRE

Monday, February 23, 2015   A 2-alarm fire has injured several fire fighters in Chester County. It started Sunday evening shortly after 8 p.m. at a home on Highland Hill Lane in Charlestown Township. Officials say the fire started in a fireplace. Authorities say the blaze was placed under control around 9:15 p.m. Sunday.

Three firefighters are in the hospital with minor injuries. Two firefighters were taken to Paoli Hospital and one was taken to Phoenixville Hospital.

Authorities say two of the firefighters were from East Whiteland and one was from Kimberton.

Firefighters are still on the scene putting out hot spots.

   


 

FLOOR COLLAPSE INJURES OHIO FFs

Fox8.com Video

Monday, February 23, 2015  The Medina Fire Department battled a house fire late Sunday night.The fire broke out at Bella Rosa Court at approximately 10:43 p.m. Four children and their parents escaped from the home unharmed, including their pets.

Two firefighters were fell through a collapsed floor while battling the fire, sending one to the hospital for a shoulder injury.

The home is expected to be a total loss. The fire department is working to determine a cause for the fire. 

   


 

EL PASO FIRE APPARATUS STRUCK RESPONDING

Monday, February 23, 2015   An emergency vehicle was struck as it responded to a fire call Sunday afternoon. Five people were taken to the hospital.A witness told ABC-7 the car that hit the fire truck was to blame.

"We had noticed the fire truck was coming eastbound and had slowed in the intersection and this car ran the red light and hit him and did a 360 (degree turn)," a woman told ABC-7.

The crash happened on Paisano and Gateway East around 3 p.m.

Three emergency responders and two people in the car were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

The fire truck was on the way to the Casa Clark apartment complex at 134 Clark St. in central El Paso when it was hit. No one was injured in the fire, but several residents were displaced.

   


 

FLINT FIRE APPARATUS STRUCK RESPONDING TO SHOOTING

Monday, February 23, 2015  A Flint fire truck was damaged while responding for help Sunday, Feb. 22 at a possible shooting scene on Arlene Avenue.The fire engine had a dent and long, visible scratch along its driver's side door after being struck by a tow truck responding around 12:45 p.m. near the 3500 block of Arlene, off Ballenger Highway.

Police at the scene for the shooting found a black Chrysler PT Cruiser that had run into a snow bank, but no victim was found when police arrived at the scene and no suspect information was available.

Residents on their front porches and peering out windows told officers they heard gunshots in the area, sending police on a search for shell casings on the snow-covered ground and canvassing the area for a suspect and victim.  

   


 

FIRE CHIEF RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL AFTER APPARATUS EXPLOSION

Sunday, February 22, 2015   A Green Country fire chief is recovering at home this afternoon, after breaking his spine on the job two weeks ago.

Bristow Chief David McSpadden was making repairs on a truck that hadn't been used in months when it exploded.

The blast damaged his spine, jaw and eye socket. He's out of the hospital, and has had stitches and staples removed. 
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HOUSTON FIRE CAPTAIN DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY AFTER THURSDAY FIRE

RIP

RIP

Sunday, February 22, 2015   We regret to pass on to you notice that Houston (Texas) Captain Dwight Bazile, station 46 D shift, died in the Line of Duty today at 1815 Hours at Memorial Herman Hospital.  Captain Bazile collapsed on that fire scene Thursday, February 19th 2015 and has been fighting for his life at Memorial Herman Heart & Vascular Institute.  He is survived by his Wife Pamela Bazile, Son Dwight Bazile II, and Mother Charlotte Felder. We ask that you keep the family, of Captain Bazile, and the members of the HFD in your thoughts and prayers.

   


 
 
 

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