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RESCUE/EMS

“I AM IN COMMAND” – Fire Captain Sues After Being Ordered Into Unoccupied Bldg Fire

Here is an interesting situation that adds to the ever-ongoing discussion of when we go in and when we don’t. IMO: Like much of what we do-it depends on size up, conditions, immediately available resources, and information determined by the OIC who may be the first arriving fire officer, chief, or in some cases, a...
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FDNY Lieutenant arrested for ‘strangling’ NYC EMT on the job during altercation (NY Post)

An FDNY lieutenant was arrested Saturday for allegedly choking a city emergency medical technician during a heated on-the-job altercation, sources said.  Neal Francis, 47, of Brooklyn’s Engine 234 in Crown Heights, was charged with strangulation, police said. Although the NYPD refused to provide specifics about the confrontation – including whether anyone was seriously injured or who...
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UPDATE: PRIVATE AMBULANCE CREW DID NOT GET OUT OF TRUCK TO LOOK FOR WOMAN WHO DIED OF HYPOTHERMIA – WISCONSIN

After receiving a 911 call about a woman who had fallen and hit her head near a bus stop in subzero temperatures, crew members with the private Curtis Ambulance service did not get out of their truck to look for the woman, whose body was obscured by a snowbank, and she died of hypothermia. That’s...
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FIRE COLLAPSE KILLS FIREFIGHTER IN AUSTRALIA

A Firefighter has died in the Line of Duty while operating at a fire in an Airbnb near Sydney, New South Wales, Australia this Tuesday morning. The Firefighter, 51, was one of the first Fire and Rescue NSW Firefighters to arrive at the fire just before 0800. The Firefighter was hit by a falling beam while...
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FATAL EMS CRASH-Car Strikes Rear of Maryland Ambulance

Howard County (Maryland) Ambulance 126 of the Waterloo Station was struck on Route 1 last evening. The EMS personnel were reported Priority 3’s but the driver of the civilian vehicle that struck them was reportedly killed.
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ILLINOIS FIREFIGHTER KILLED WHILE WORKING AS A TOW TRUCK OPERATOR/STRUCK ON THE INTERSTATE

While not a Firefighter LODD, this is a tragic reminder of any of us operating on the roadways. Wade Bivins, 57, was struck and killed on Interstate 255 Wednesday. He was a tow truck operator responding to a call for a vehicle that had trouble. Bivins was a volunteer firefighter with Prairie Du Pont Fire...
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