We responded to report of a house filled smoke in another town. We responded with an engine consisting of an Engineer, a Lieutenant and two Firefighters. While enroute one of the Firefighters told the driver to turn at the next drive knowing a quicker route. The driver made the … [Read more...]
STORM KING LESSONS: DISASTER LEADS TO NEW FIREFIGHTING RULES
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. - By the time Eric Hipke and the other firefighters turned to run, the fire on Storm King Mountain had swept below them and was roaring through shrubs as if they had been soaked in gasoline.Glowing orange embers swirled around the desperate men and women … [Read more...]
FIREFIGHTER STRUCK IN HIT-AND-RUN SAYS DRIVER LECTURED HIM BEFORE DRIVING AWAY!
June 16, 2004 A Chicago firefighter who was struck by a car while on the job said the driver stopped and told him to "get out of the way" before driving off. Richard L. Atkins, 54, was working traffic control at the scene of an accident Tuesday afternoon when a Lincoln Town Car … [Read more...]
WE ARE TARGETS… ON THE ROADWAYS!!!
Approximate time: 0100hrsWeather and road conditions: clear and dryQuint 23 was dispatched to a report of a vehicle fire on our Interstate westbound lane. The exits nearby include approximately 3/4 mile of frontage road from one exit to the next, the frontage divided from the … [Read more...]
OAKLEY, Calif. 7-2-04 -- Two firefighters were injured Thursday afternoon when a fire truck rolled over at the scene of a blaze near Kirker Pass and Hess roads in an unincorporated area of Contra Costa County, officials said. According to Battalion Chief Jim Fajardo, the fire … [Read more...]
FIREFIGHTER DEATH UNDER INVESTIGATION
By Bernie Smith / Staff Writer-www.townonline.com Wednesday, May 12, 2004A lawyer retained by the family of fallen firefighter Irwin "Buzz" Gross is investigating whether the fire truck involved in the accident that fatally injured Gross on April 30 met safety standards, … [Read more...]
"E-4… RESPOND TO A BARREL OF WATER BURNING" !!!
(FFCC's NOTE: In this "FirefighterCloseCall" a single company was dispatched to what is considered as "an outside fire"...our FD would do the same. This firefighter was FULLY GEARED UP and on-air-and it made a BIG difference to what seemed to be a "hoo-hum" response... that BLEW … [Read more...]