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MN FF BURNED AT HOUSE FIRE

Sunday, August 16, 2015  A firefighter was injured Saturday morning, at a house fire in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis Fire Department was called to a house fire in Minneapolis on the 3500 block of 3rd Avenue South, around 6:30 Saturday morning.

When the crew arrived on the scene, they found the front porch ‘fully engulfed’ in the flames. The fire and smoke reached to buildings around the home, causing damage.

Photo Goes Here Minneapolis firefighter injured at house fire Saturday morning
The firefighter was taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center where he was treated for 2nd degree burns. The Minneapolis firefighter was later released Saturday morning.

No other injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is still unknown and currently under investigation.

   


 

85 FIREFIGHTERS STILL MISSING IN CHINA EXPLOSION AND FIRES

Sunday, August 16, 2015   Reports this morning are that 85 Firefighters in China are still missing after those explosions that hit Tianjin, near Beijing. This is IN ADDITION to the 21 bodies of Firefighters killed in the Line of Duty that have been recovered. 
The latest death toll has risen to 112 today (Sunday) while 95 others including 85 Firefighters were still missing. There were 56 explosion hit patients in critical conditions besides nearly 700 others with less injuries. 

PROTESTS:
Tianjin saw several protests from people affected by the blasts. Relatives of dead and missing people are protesting against what they consider the government's refusal to disclose what chemicals were stored and how the accident took place. 

The site was also witness to demonstrators demanding that the government should buy new homes for them because the explosions had destroyed their apartments. Questions are being asked why residential buildings were allowed to be built just 1000... [ more ]

   


 

ONE HELL OF A DAY FOR FIREFIGHTERS IN NEW YORK AND BALTIMORE FOLLOWING COWARDICE SHOOTINGS-SOME HISTORY ABOUT FIREFIGHTERS BEING SHOT

Friday, August 14, 2015  FDNY THIS MORNING-WHAT HAPPENED?

Here is the news conference with Fire Commissioner Dan Nigro explaining what happened:
WATCH THIS:
http://abc7ny.com/news/nypd-flew-in-gunmans-mom-to-staten-island-scene-during-standoff/929372/

ADDITIONAL VIDEO:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmHTwyWT_fA





BALTIMORE CITY THIS AFTERNOON
-WHAT HAPPENED?
2 people including that on-duty Baltimore City Firefighter were shot and injured “for no apparent reason” off Liberty Heights Avenue this afternoon, a... [ more ]

     



 

FIREFIGHTER SHOT IN BALTIMORE CITY THIS AFTERNOON

Friday, August 14, 2015   A Baltimore City Firefighter was shot walking across the street from the firehouse this afternoon. The shooting happened in the 3900 block of W. Garrison Boulevard at Liberty Heights Avenue. The on-duty firefighter was shot and in his hand is expected to be OK. It's not clear where the other person was shot. 

   


 

FDNY SHOOTING UPDATE: GANG LEADER DEAD, FIRE OFFICER WOUNDED

Friday, August 14, 2015   The East Coast head of the Bloods gang — who wounded a firefighter after torching his Staten Island house Friday morning during a confrontation with US marshals — is dead after a gunfight with cops, law enforcement sources said.
The gunman, 38-year-old Garland Tyree, had come out of his home shooting again at officers around 11:45 a.m., and authorities responded with gunfire and tear gas.

Tyree, who went by the nickname “Murder,” was fatally shot by an Emergency Services Unit cop in the exchange, the sources added.
His distraught family was at the scene.

The shootout came several hours after Tyree declared “Today I die” on Facebook before torching his Staten Island house when marshals came to serve a federal warrant on him. An FDNY lieutenant was shot in the leg and buttocks as he responded to the blaze.

Authorities surrounded the house at 15 Destiny Court, and Garland continued shooting with an assault rifle, sources sa... [ more ]

   


 

REPORT: BLAME IS SPREAD ON THE LINE OF DUTY DEATHS OF TWO TOLEDO, OHIO FIREFIGHTERS

Friday, August 14, 2015   An internal Toledo FD report on the 2014 North Toledo apartment building arson blaze that killed two firefighters concluded 12 factors contributed to their deaths — including a delay in getting to the building, communication failures, incorrect assessments of where the fire had started, and deployment of crews to the second floor while the fire burned below them downstairs.

The 82-page report by the Toledo Fire Department, obtained Thursday by The Blade, follows the release earlier this year of a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health report that also detailed the Jan. 26, 2014, fire at 528 Magnolia St. Pvts. Stephen Machcinski, 42, and James “Jamie” Dickman, 31, died when they became trapped inside the burning two-story, six-unit apartment building. Both men were assigned to Engine 3.

The internal report, written by Deputy Chief Tom Jaksetic, Battalion Chief Sally Glombowski, and Captain Mike Benadum, offered some sobering fi... [ more ]

   


 

FDNY Firefighter Shot on Staten Island After U.S. Marshals Serve Warrant

Friday, August 14, 2015  A firefighter was shot outside a house on Staten Island Friday morning after federal agents tried to serve a warrant at the home, law enforcement sources tell NBC 4 New York.
U.S. Marshals were attempting to execute the warrant at the residence on Destiny Court in Mariners Harbor on the northwestern portion of the island, when a fire was set, the sources say.Firefighters responded to put out the blaze, and the firefighter was shot once or twice in the legs, sources say. It's not clear if it was police or the fugitive inside the home that opened fire.
Police say the firefighter didn't appear to suffer serious injuries.

Sources say the fugitive appears to have emotional issues. Authorities say that the fugitive is still inside the building.
Dozens of firefighters went to the scene after the shooting, and heavy police presence can be seen outside the house.  

   


 

Firefighter Found Alive 31 Hours After Massive Explosions in Tianjin, China: Official

Friday, August 14, 2015  A firefighter trapped for more than 31 hours was rescued from the blast site in the Chinese port city of Tianjin, according to a city official and state media.At least 56 people — including 21 firefighters — were killed when two explosions erupted at around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday local time. Several firefighters are reportedly missing.

Gong Xian Shang, a Tianjin official, told a press conference that an individual had been rescued at 7:05 a.m. local time Friday (7:05 p.m. Thursday ET). No other details were provided.

The survivor was a 19-year-old firefighter named Zhou Ti, according to state media. China's state broadcaster CCTV said he received treatment for burns, smoke inhalation and an injured leg.

"Forces from all sides are searching for the (remaining) missing firefighters," Tianjin Fire Department head Zhou Tian said at a news conference early Friday, according to The Associated Press.

State news agency Xinhua said that a total o... [ more ]

   


 

17 FIREFIGHTERS NOW REPORTED DEAD, 30+ MISSING FOLLOWING CHINA EXPLOSION AND FIRE

Friday, August 14, 2015   As of late this evening 17 Firefighters were killed in the Line of Duty in the explosion in China. They were among the 50 people killed (known so far) in the warehouse blasts in the northern Chinese port of Tianjin.More than 30 Firefighters are still missing, most of them in their 20s or 30s.

The initial explosion, at a warehouse storing dangerous chemicals, at about 11:20 pm on Wednesday was followed by a number of smaller blasts. About 700 people were injured, 70 of them seriously.

More at: http://news.asiaone.com

   


 

22 YEAR OLD EMT DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY FOLLOWING LIFE SAVING ATTEMPT IN PENNSYLVANIA

Friday, August 14, 2015   Samantha Agins’ legacy was "If you can help someone, you have to try," according to her mother, Paula Agins.

Agins, 22, of Tobyhanna, died Tuesday after suffering a series of strokes after trying to save another woman’s life while working as an EMT at the New Jersey Jaycee Camp, the Pocono Record reports.

Samantha had aspirations of becoming a physician’s assistant, was a senior at East Stroudsburg University with a 4.0 GPA and on her way to achieving her dreams of helping others, her mother said Thursday.

When a woman at the camp suffered a cardiac arrest, she jumped into action. 

“Sam started giving her CPR,” Paula Agins said. “She hooked up the (automated external defibrillator), and it kept telling her to push harder. She never wanted to quit.”

Samantha Agins kept trying to save the woman’s life until the ambulance showed up.

It was after the chaotic scene that Paula Agins learned S... [ more ]

   


 

OREGON FIREFIGHTER INJURED - BIRDS EYE VIEW OF RESCUE

KOBI5.com Video

Thursday, August 13, 2015  What started off as a slow day at Myrtle Creek Helibase, turned active when a Stouts Creek Firefighter had to be rescued by Air rescue Systems from ashland. Only NBC5's cameras captured that moment thanks to a reconnasince helicopter crew. A crew member is seen dangling in the air as he saves the firefighter who sustained a knee injury.

Oregon Department of Forestry's Kevin Crowell is the Helibase Manager, he makes sure the choppers are safe in the air and when they land.

Crowell said, "They're all tied together."

Dozens take off at the Myrtle Creek Airport whether it's for support missions, rescue missions, or reconassaince they're here ready to go.

Reconnaissance crews are responsible for scoping out the territory. A lot of it now void of trees and vegetation.

They plan with crews on the ground how the fire will be fought each day. 

"They've got a big view from the are...Some areas they can't come down on becau... [ more ]

   


 

UPDATE: The "Entire" Report From The HARTFORD (CT) FIRE DEPARTMENT re FIREFIGHTER KEVIN BELL LINE OF DUTY DEATH

Thursday, August 13, 2015  The original report released was missing pages from the media. Here is the entire report with information on the 22 conclusions and findings from the Hartford Fire Department regarding the loss of FF Bell and the other injured members. 

Click on the PDF


     


 

On Video-Miami Apparatus vs Apparatus Crash

Thursday, August 13, 2015  WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzRdWZRVqW0&feature=youtu.be 

Here is a surveillance camera video from this weeks violent apparatus vs apparatus crash in Miami, Florida. The intersection crash injured numerous Firefighters and civilians.

As you will see, the rescue ambulance (transporting) crosses the intersection without stopping for the red traffic signal-and strikes the side of the responding engine company, going on a separate run.


Could have been worse.


Could have killed some folks or some members-or-as happened in Ohio a few years ago, when the apparatus actually struck and killed two civilians, who were actually relatives of the firefighter driving that apparatus. You never know who's on the roadway. Stop at red lights and ... [ more ]

   


 

On Video-Miami Apparatus vs Apparatus Crash (The Secret List)

Thursday, August 13, 2015   All,

Here is a surveillance camera video from this weeks violent apparatus vs apparatus crash in Miami, Florida. The intersection crash injured numerous Firefighters and civilians.
 
As you will see, the rescue ambulance (transporting) crosses the intersection without stopping for the red traffic signal-and strikes the side of the responding engine company, going on a separate run.
 
Could have been worse.
 
Could have killed some folks or some members-or-as happened in Ohio a few years ago, when the apparatus actually struck and killed two civilians, who were actually relatives of the firefighter driving that apparatus. You never know who's on the roadway. Stop at red lights and stop signs. Just stop. This could have been a multiple LODD.
 
Now it's healing and recovery time and of course, odds are it's wait for "certified mail" from lawyer(s) time for some of those involved. Ask anyone in our business who... [ more ]

   


 

TX FIREFIGHTER ACCIDENTALLY SETS SELF ON FIRE MOVING GAS CAN AT FIRE

Wednesday, August 12, 2015   A Tyler firefighter is on the mend after receiving minor burns while responding to a house fire sparked by lightning.
Tuesday evening, Tyler fire crews were dispatched to the 200 block of Dinah Lane around 7 p.m. after flames enveloped the home's garage.

The firefighter, whose name was not released, was moving a gas can away from the flames. The canister disintegrated, igniting the fuel.

A bystander was videoing the scene at the time the firefighter's leg caught fire and he ran from the scene. Another firefighter is shown spraying a hose in the direction of the injured firefighter.

The firefighter had minor burns, but remained on duty after the fire was extinguished, according to a previous report. While the garage was destroyed, the home itself sustained smoke damage.

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