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VIDEO UPDATE: MOUNT CARMEL PA ROW HOME FIRE w MAYDAY

Tuesday, March 17, 2015   2 Videos from local photographers of yesterdays MayDay

     

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3 FFs INJURED IN ABU DHABI FIRE

Tuesday, March 17, 2015   Three firefighters were injured while attempting to extinguish a fire that ripped through a Mussaffah warehouse on Monday.Six workers at the warehouse, belonging to Giffin Traffiks, escaped uninjured. They were in the process of moving equipment when the fire started in Mussaffah 13 area at about 11.10am and it took firefighters about two hours to put out.

The Civil Defence team kept the fire from spreading to other warehouses, police said. Investigations are under way to identify the cause of the fire. Two of the injured firefighters suffered smoke inhalation and were taken to Mafraq Hospital, police said.

The Abu Dhabi Civil Defence Department has urged warehouse owners and renters to observe storage regulations and ensure regular maintenance of fire systems.

Karim Nasser, a sales engineer, who was in the building at the time of the fire, said: “I was in my office conducting my daily activities when the watchmen informed me of the fire.
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UPDATE: MAYDAY IN PA

Monday, March 16, 2015  Borough firefighter James Reed has some burns in his airway and is being transferred to the burn unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, his son, James Jr. reported through Facebook this afternoon.The younger Reed wrote, “Thanks for the thoughts and good wishes. I know everyone is worried about him.”

Reed Sr. was carried unconscious from a burning home along South Walnut Street earlier today. By the time he was transported across town to meet up with Life Flight helicopter at a landing site at Mount Carmel Area High School, he was conscious and talking to emergency responders, borough police chief Todd Owens said in updating the situation at about 2:30 p.m.

In fact, Owens said, the chief was concerned about the continuing firefighting effort, asking if the fire had been knocked down yet.

Elysburg Ambulance personnel had Reed intubated and were “pacing him with a heart monitor,” Owens said.

Reed is a longtime firefighter in the borough and... [ more ]

     
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MAINE MAN THREATENS FFs TRY TO EXTINGUISH FIRE

Monday, March 16, 2015  Maine fire officials say a man was hospitalized after he threatened firefighters and tried to prevent them from putting out a fire in a shed behind his Thorndike home.
No firefighters were injured after they responded to the fire Saturday morning.
Sgt. Ken Grimes of the state fire marshal's office told WMTW (http://bit.ly/1baqw3C ) there are some "unusual circumstances" about the fire.
Firefighters said the man became physical and had to be restrained. He was taken to a Bangor hospital.
Officials did not release the homeowner's name.
The investigation by the state fire marshal's office and the Waldo County Sheriff's Office is ongoing.



   


 

2 PHILLY FFs SHOCKED AT FIRE SCENE

NBC Philly Video

Monday, March 16, 2015  Two Philadelphia firefighters were shocked after fighting a blaze in North Philadelphia, according to Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer.
Firefighters were called to a house fire on the 2400 block of Ringgold St. at about 9:30 a.m. Monday for a minor blaze that they placed under control in less than 4 minutes, said officials.The firefighters were pulling a metal ladder away from the roof when it hit a power line, said Sawyer.
"His body just stiffened and he just fell right back." witness Rodney Whetstone.told NBC10.

Both were taken to Temple University Hospital in stable conditions. One of the injured is expected to be released late Monday while the other will stay overnight for observation, Sawyer said.
Officials remained on scene and inspected the equipment of the injured firefighters.


Read more: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/2-Firefighters-Injured-After-Fighting-North-Philadelphia-Blaze-296434481.html#ixzz3Ua0BEe1X
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MO FF STRUCK BY MASTER STREAM

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Monday, March 16, 2015  A two story home caught on fire Monday morning near the intersection of Plymouth and Stephen Jones in Wellson. The home was vacant. Children could be seen running from occupied neighboring homes.Firefighters were able to take control of the situation. The fire appears to be out. But, it looks like the home may be a total loss. Surrounding homes have been spared through the firefighter’s efforts.

A firefighter was hit by an aerial spray while working on the fire. The pressure from the spray was enough to knock him down. He appears to be in good condition.



   


 

FIRE CHIEF CONSCIOUS AND TALKING AFTER BEING RESCUED AT MT. CARMEL PA FIRE

Monday, March 16, 2015   Borough Fire Chief James Reed, the firefighter carried unconscious from a burning home in Mount Carmel earlier today, was conscious and talking to emergency responders by the time he was loaded into Life Flight helicopter at Mount Carmel Area High School, according to borough police chief Todd Owens.Owens updated the situation with Reed at about 2:30 p.m.

In fact, Owens said, Reed asked if the fire had been knocked down yet.

Elysburg Ambulance personnel had Reed intubated and were “pacing him with a heart monitor,” Owens said.

Reed is a longtime firefighter in the borough and president of American Hose and Chemical Fire Company, one of the borough’s fire companies.

The ambulance that transported Reed to the school had left the fire scene about 1:15 p.m. Reed was carried on a gurney from one of the burning homes, with emergency responders performing CPR outside the house.

It was shortly before that a “may day” cal... [ more ]

   


 

PROPER BLOCKING PREVENTS FF INJURES AT CRASH SCENE - DRIVER ARRESTED FOR DUI

Monday, March 16, 2015  Officials with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District said the proper placement of a fire engine at the scene of an overturned vehicle crash Sunday morning saved firefighters’ lives.
California Highway Patrol officers and firefighters responded to a report of a 2002 Nissan Pathfinder that had overturned in the eastbound lanes of Interstate Highway 80 east of Willow Avenue near Hercules, CHP Officer Ron Simmons said.
Fire officials said a fire engine was positioned some 200 feet away from the crash scene in the second right lane of a four-lane section of Highway 80.
CHP had placed a flare pattern approximately 300 feet to the rear of the fire engine to warn approaching motorists about the closed lanes, fire officials said.
Shortly before 2 a.m., a 2013 Ford Taurus crashed into the fire engine, Simmons said. 

   


 

RIG GETS MELTED AT FIRE IN THE UK

Monday, March 16, 2015   A large blaze at an industrial site in Salford was so fierce it melted the letters on one of the fire engines.The fire at the Junction Eco Park estate, in the Clifton area of Swinton, involved recycled plastics.

The blaze was first reported at 16:40 GMT on Sunday. At its height, 50 firefighters were tackling it.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service tweeted that heat from the fire was "so intense" it "melted" the letters on one of its fire engines.

Firefighters are expected to remain at the site throughout Monday.

Area manager Wayne Shields, who was the officer in charge, said: "Crews were faced with a severe fire at a waste recycling plant.

"When they first arrived plastic was melting and running down to the adjacent buildings.

"They did a fantastic job and worked extremely hard to protect the surrounding buildings."

Ambulances were sent to the scene, but nobody was injured.

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ODD CLOSE CALL - POLICE OFFICER INJURED AT FIRE SCENE DURING SCUFFLE WITH SUSPECT

Sunday, March 15, 2015  The scene of a two-alarm fire being placed under control by the Trenton Fire Department Saturday afternoon turned into a frightening hit-and-run scenario that saw a suspect apprehended after a foot chase, injuring a Trenton police officer.According to Trenton firefighter Ernie Lampkin, as firefighters worked on the blaze that caused extensive damage to two residences on Elmhurst Avenue shortly after 3 p.m., a young male driving a blue Ford vehicle attempted to cut through the scene as a woman chased on foot.

The woman signaled that the vehicle had just struck Trenton FD Battalion Chief Terrence Mulryne's emergency response vehicle, which was parked nearby.

As responders on the scene signaled the driver to stop, he slowed down briefly before accelerating around parked emergency vehicles and personnel, who darted out of the vehicle's path.

The vehicle hit a parked car and PSE&G truck, becoming wedged. The driver exited the vehicle and began running... [ more ]

   


 

LODD IN FRANCE - ANOTHER FF SEVERELY BURNED

Sunday, March 15, 2015  "While they were involved in the municipality of Livry-Gargan for a fire house, two firefighters were seriously injured Paris tonight," said Bernard Cazeneuve, Minister of the Interior, Friday, March 13. Relief of the 14th Company of the first group of the BSPP fire intervened to lodge a fire at 162 Boulevard Edouard Vaillant in Livry-Gargan (Seine-Saint-Denis). Fire interested the two levels, the attic and the roof of a house with an area of ​​40 m2, which was extinguished by three spears, including one on a crane requested by the Cos. At a time when we communicate on this tragic accident, we do not yet know the circumstances of the accident, in which two firefighters Paris have been severely burned. Their life is involved. Medicalized and evacuated by Dragon 75, the helicopter Civil Security, Master Corporal Salel Aurélie, a young woman of 26 years, will lose their lives due to his injuries. This is the first woman who died in the fire in the prestigious unit.The second firef... [ more ]

   


 

T-BONE APPARATUS CRASH IN SC

Friday, March 13, 2015   A fire engine was hit by a pickup truck in Chester, South Carolina on Friday afternoon, officials say.The accident happened around 1 p.m. at the intersection of SC Highway 9 and West Chester School Road. Officials say the engine was responding to an alarm on Castles Road when it was T-boned by a pickup truck.

No one was entrapped in the accident.

   


 

UPDATE: INJURED MN FF RETURNS HOME

CBSMIN Video

Friday, March 13, 2015   Ryan Sabo, the Gibbon volunteer firefighter injured in a fire on February 16, was released from North Memorial Medical Center on Friday, February 27. “We are relieved to finally be here and excited for Ryan to continue his healing process in the comforts of our own home and surrounded by those who love and support him,” wife Nickie wrote in a post on CaringBridge.

She reported that the staff had been commenting positively about Sabo’s progress during the last week of February. They had encouraged the Sabos to start thinking about at-home care and therapy.

There was no timeline as to when Ryan would be released, so the Sabos were pleasantly surprised when he was given the “okay” to go home on Friday afternoon.

ORIGINAL STORY:

A volunteer firefighter was severely injured while responding to a call early Monday morning.

Ryan Sabo was responding with the all-volunteer Gibbon Fire Department, offering mutual aid at... [ more ]

   


 

TUSCON FD RE-WRITES SOPS TO INCORPORATE MODERN FIRE BEHAVIOR

ISFSI Video

Friday, March 13, 2015   Tucson firefighters have been training to use new firefighting techniques that only a handful of departments across the country have had the chance to learn.More than 600 firefighters in the department completed training in the new techniques over the past two months.

"Firefighters can do things wrong, and there's a science behind it," said Capt. Barrett Baker, a department spokesman. "All of the crews have come out to do it, because the training on these new techniques has to be hands-on."

Last May, more than 550 firefighters from 177 departments nationwide attended training called Spartanburg Burns, in South Carolina. Four members of Tucson Fire had the opportunity to explore the science and data behind new techniques for using water and controlling air flow as a way to improve firefighting and firefighter safety.

The training included burning several vacant homes.

The techniques, first applied by New York firefighters, are based o... [ more ]

   


 

FF FALLS FROM WINDOW AT MA FIRE

Friday, March 13, 2015  One firefighter was injured in a three-alarm house fire in Worcester early Friday morning.The flames broke out at a two-family home on Tahanto Road around 3:30 a.m. Friday.

A neighbor took photos of flames shooting from a second floor window when crews arrived.

"We heard a loud boom and he ran and looked out a window," said neighbor Naomi Haaker.

The family on the first floor told firefighters that they had not seen the family that lived on the second floor, so crews entered the building to find the second family. The second-floor family had used a back door to exit the building and when the fire intensified, crews were recalled from the building.

One firefighter fell from a second-story window when he missed the ladder, but he fell into a bush and a pile of snow below.

"He hit the trees and he hit the snow and that kind of helped him out a little bit. If there is a good part to the snow, that's it," said Deputy Chief John Sul... [ more ]

   


 
 
 

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