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FIREFIGHTERS DOING THEIR BEST

Monday, January 25, 2016   Firefighters on the Jersey Shore have been over challenged in the last few years by incredible weather conditions. This picture shows firefighters doing their best to get to a house fire. It's a huge risk but one they determined was worth it because if they don't get there - no one else can. Be careful out there.

   


 

FIREFIGHTERS INJURED IN TEXAS DWELLING FIRE COLLAPSE

Monday, January 25, 2016  4 San Angelo Firefighters (Texas) were taken to the hospital after part of a structure collapsed on them as they responded to a house fire Saturday. One became trapped for 5-6 minutes before he could be removed. Two were taken to Community Medical Center and two to Shannon Medical Center. The structure fire, on London Court was reported just before 4:30 p.m., and at one point flames were visible from the top of the house.  No one was living in the home, which was under construction. The firefighters were struck by a falling veneer.

We wish the members a rapid recovery. 

   


 

FF INJURED AT MOLINE, IL HOUSE FIRE

WQAD Video

Monday, January 25, 2016   A firefighter was hurt while battling a fire in Moline, Illinois, according to a spokesperson on scene.The fire was reported near 30th Avenue and 7th Street after 8 p.m., on Saturday, January 23, 2016.

Surrounding streets were temporarily blocked off as emergency crews worked on the fire.

There was nobody home at the time and firefighters said they were still determining the cause of the fire.

   


 

FIREFIGHTERS BURNED IN SOUTH CAROLINA DWELLING FIRE

Sunday, January 24, 2016  Two Dillon County (SC) Firefighters were bunred while operating at a fire this afternoon.
Companies responded around 1400 hours to a fire on Calm Street in Latta. Two firefighters were injured operating at the fire, according to the fire department.
Officials say one firefighter had minor burns and another had second degree burns-that Firefighter has been intubated and flown to the Augusta Burn Center.
The cause of the fire is now under investigation-KTIYP's.

   


 

BLACK SUNDAY & THIS YEARS "JOEY D" SEMINAR

Saturday, January 23, 2016   January 23, 2005 was "Black Sunday" in New York when FDNY Lt. Curtis W. Meyran (covering Ladder 27 that day) and FF John G. Bellew (Ladder 27) died in the Line of Duty at an apartment fire in the Bronx. Four other FF's were injured: Jeffrey Cool (Rescue 3) the late Lt. Joseph DiBernardo-Rescue 3 (whose later death is Line of Duty) Brendan Cawley (Ladder 27) and Eugene Stolowski (Ladder 27).
All 6 FF's were forced to jump from the 4thfloor of the apartment building as they were trapped by the fire. And, as you'll also remember, at a separate incident in Brooklyn that day, just 3 hours after the Bronx fire, Brooklyn FF Richard T. Sclafani (Ladder 103) was killed in the Line of Duty after getting trapped in the basement... [ more ]

     



 

FF INJURED AT MD FIRE

Saturday, January 23, 2016  One firefighter is injured after a house fire broke out in a North Potomac home Friday afternoon, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue said.The fire happened on Turley Drive in the basement of the home, officials said. When crews got to the scene they encountered heavy fire and smoke.

Firefighters were able to knock out the bulk of the fire. They are checking the rest of the house.

All occupants were able to get out.

The injured firefighter is being evaluated. 

   


 

HOMEOWNER CHARGED IN THE SHOOTING DEATH OF ARKANSAS FIREFIGHTER

Saturday, January 23, 2016   As an update to this mornings Arkansas Firefighter Line of Duty death, the homeowner, Mark Pruitt has been charged with manslaughter in that fatal shooting of Fire Lieutenant Jason Adams. Pruitt claims that someone came into his home without a uniform and without saying who he was. As you know, Jason Adams, 29, was killed while responding to Pruitt, who was the patient having a seizure just outside of North Little Rock around 0500 hours, in Pulaski County. Reports are that Pruitts wife called 9-1-1 to get EMS assistance. 

     



 

UPDATE: FIREFIGHTER KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY THIS MORNING WAS SHOT BECAUSE THE PATIENT THOUGHT HE WAS AN INTRUDER

Friday, January 22, 2016  As you know, an Arkansas Firefighter (Lt Jason Adams, 29) was shot and killed in the Line of Duty this morning. Even more tragic is that he was mistaken as being an intruder while inside to assist with a medical emergency this morning. Additionally, reports are that one of the first responding ALS providers was Lt Adam's own wife.

The shooting happened about 0500 hours on Dortch Loop in North Little Rock. Word is that Lt Adams responded to that medical emergency call at the house of Greg Pruitt, after Pruitt's wife called 911. Nearby Sherwood Fire Department officials say Adams, who lives about a half-mile away from the home he was responding to on Dortch Loop, was a 5 year member of Sherwood FD, but was responding as an East Pulaski VFD member.
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FIREFIGHTER SHOT & KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY WHILE ON AN EMS RUN

Friday, January 22, 2016   Horrible news out of Arkansas this morning where an East Pulaski County Firefighter has been killed in the Line of Duty-after being shot while he was helping a patient. It happened around 0500 hours this morning on Dortch Loop in North Little Rock. The suspected shooter is in custody. More to follow. Our condolences to ll those affected. RIP.

     



 

UPDATE: FIRE THAT KILLED YOUNG NEW YORK FIRE CAPTAIN DEEMED "ACCIDENTAL"-HE DIED FROM INHALING SUPERHEATED GASES AND RELATED SMOKE

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Friday, January 22, 2016  New York State officials have determined a fatal 2015 fire was accidental. A fire occurred on December 19, 2015 at a home on Fel Qui Road in the town of Saugerties. While crews were attacking the fire, Captain Jack Rose, 19, went into distress and was rescued from inside the home.
The New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control examined the scene of the fire, conducted interviews, and identified evidence related to the origin of the fire and its cause.
OFPC determined the fire originated within the structure’s south wall, and the incident has been classified as accidental. Officials said the fire involved a wood stove that was situated along the wall.
The investigation into the events leading up to Rose’s death remains under investigation. His cause of death, however, was determined to be “result of the inhalation of superheated gases, leading to irreversible respiratory failure, subsequently resulting in cardiac arrest.”
Saugerties dete... [ more ]

   


 

PHOENIX FF FALLS OFF ROOF AT HOUSE FIRE

ABC15.com Video

Thursday, January 21, 2016  A firefighter is in stable condition after falling off the roof of a home while battling a fire early Tuesday morning.Phoenix Fire spokeswoman Reda Riddle-Bigler said crews were called to a reported house fire near 7th Avenue and Broadway Road before 4 a.m.

Firefighters arrived and found smoke and flames coming from the home, which appears to be vacant, she said.

One firefighter was on the roof, but fell off of it due to the hazy conditions from the smoke.

That firefighter is listed in stable condition, but was taken to the hospital to be checked out, she said. No other injuries were reported.

   


 

THE DEATH OF AN OHIO FIREFIGHTER

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016  Middletown (Ohio) Firefighter Scott D. Bruggeman, 45, died Monday after battling heart disease for almost two years. He had worked with the Middletown Division of Fire for 20 years, retiring in 2015. He also served his country in the Marine Corps. during The Gulf War.NOTE: Bruggeman’s life tragedy turned on March 18, 2014, when he was restraining an uncooperative patient in the Atrium Medical Center emergency room. He had a heart attack during the incident, and later was diagnosed with sarcoidosis, an inflammatory disease that affects multiple organs in the body, which started in his lungs and eventually damaged his heart.

“He went downhill from there,” his Mom said.

Bruggeman, a 1988 Fenwick High School graduate, had several heart surgeries at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati and the Cleveland Clinic. He had an eight-hour surgery the day before Thanksgiving, then was placed in Hospice Care of Middletown.

Throughout his medical journey, fellow fir... [ more ]

   


 

FIRE APPARATUS DELIVERY CRASH IN TEXAS

Wednesday, January 20, 2016  Two people were injured this afternoon when a fire truck crashed into a Dairy Queen in Farmersville.
The Farmersville fire chief confirmed an employee working the drive-thru and the driver of the truck were both transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
According to authorities, the Greenville fire truck was being delivered when the driver lost control. The truck veered off the road and into the fast food restaurant, leaving behind major damage at the building located in the 200 block of East Audie Murphy Parkway.
Jim Stewart, who works next door at JC Auto Sales, said there were several people inside the business at the time of the crash.
Farmersville police have asked people to avoid the area as cleanup is underway.

   


 

FIRE APPARATUS STRUCK ON OHIO INTERSTATE

Wednesday, January 20, 2016  A crash involving a Cleveland fire truck closed the right lanes of Interstate 71 southbound at West 150th Street around 1130 hours this morning. Cleveland fire spokesperson Larry Gray said two men from the car were transported to MetroHealth Medical Center for treatment of injuries. No firefighters were injured. Hazmat was called to the scene to clean up leaked engine fuel.

   


 

FIREFIGHTER CRITICALLY BURNED-REPORT: Fire Department Needs "Culture" Change When It Comes To Safety

Wednesday, January 20, 2016  The Fresno Fire Department has released its final report (link below) on last year’s accident where Captain Pete Dern fell through the roof of a burning garage, suffering critical burns on a large portion of his body. The incident was captured on video and made national headlines.
Fire Chief Kerri Donis says the accident review focuses on policy changes small and large that are necessary to prioritize safety for firefighters on the ground.
 “As I shared with the members, their safety is non-negotiable. The goal here is that everyone goes home at the end of their shift. And that they all have a quality of life in a healthy way when they are done with this career.”

At nearly 300 pages long, the independent review says the department’s internal culture has for too long accepted unnecessary risks at the expense of safety. The findings include the need for better training on modern firefighting practices, the lack of organized command at many fire... [ more ]

     



 
 
 

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