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  • Fire engineer Ryan Osler, an 18-year veteran of the Ventura County Fire Department was killed when his fire engine was involved in an accident responding to a wildfire near Vandenberg Air Force Base when the crash occurred on Sept. 21, 2016.  Image credit:  Original video

Driver of fire engine that killed firefighter in rollover in route to blaze, won’t be charged

Feb. 15--Criminal charges will not be filed against the driver of a firefighting vehicle that overturned in a September crash and killed Ventura County fire engineer Ryan Osler, Santa Barbara County prosecutors said Tuesday. Osler, an 18-year veteran of the Ventura County Fire Department, and a fellow county firefighter were on their way to help fight a wildfire near Vandenberg Air Force [...]

February 21st, 2017|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
  • Fire engulfs a home in the 800 block of Buck Road in Conewago Township.  Photo courtesy Northern York County Regional Police

Firefighters who were shocked mostly likely to be released from hospital today

  Feb. 20--Four firefighters who were shocked while fighting a house fire Sunday afternoon in York County are expected to be released from the hospital Monday, said the fire chief. "They were kept for observation," said Frosty Wertz, chief of Strinestown Fire Company. "The last I heard they should all be released today." Two were from York Area United Regional [...]

February 21st, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Captain Michael Kohlann of Monroeville Volunteer Fire Department 5 and Cinder, the firehouse dog, in the lounge area of their live-in quarters at the station.  Dylan Stevenson is in the background.  Credit:  Lillian Dedomenic / The Tribune-Review

Fire department offer live-in incentives to staff stations

Feb. 21--Volunteer fire department officials know that having the latest equipment at their disposal doesn't mean much without enough people on hand to respond to emergencies. A lack of manpower to answer calls can be especially acute during the day, when many volunteer  firefighters  are working their regular jobs, fire chiefs say. To address those [...]

February 21st, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Image credit:  Wikimedia Commons Attributed by Andreas Lawen, Fotandi

Managing A Big Event

It doesn’t matter if you work in a large city that may host an event like the Super Bowl or a small town with a county fair, you need to prepare for the larger crowds and all the problems that come with those events. There are a lot of things that need to be done [...]

February 21st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments
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81-year-old meets FDNY firefighter who saved him from dramatic rescue

An 81-year-old-man who was rescued from the top floor of a Manhattan building has been reunited with the FDNY firefighters who saved his life. Octogenarian and Manhattan resident Jim Duffy was pleased to meet his rescuers on Thursday, who helped bring him down from his burning fifth-floor apartment. "I'm glad I'm here, thanks to the [...]

February 21st, 2017|Fire News, Rescue News|0 Comments
  • A fire hydrant sits outside a Gatlinburg fire station. Hydrants ran dry on Nov. 28 when a wildfire that began in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park swept into the city, damaging pumping stations. . Credit:  Saul Young/News Sentinel

Firefighters raced to Gatlinburg, only to find some hydrants were running dry

Feb. 17--Firefighters from across the state flocking to Gatlinburg to battle a growing firestorm couldn't be sure the fire hydrants they uncapped would provide any water. And within two hours of the mega wildfire reaching the city on Nov. 28, the hydrants were running dry. "Water loss occurred in certain areas as early as 8:30 p.m. due to the fact [...]

February 17th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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Firefighter, paramedic releases song about the struggles with being a first responder and PTSD

A Canadian paramedic and volunteer firefighter in Nova Scotia has made a music video, claiming that music “heals” him. 43-year-old New Minas resident Kevin Davison and friend Doug Foulkins created a song titled When Those Sirens Are Gone, creating a music video with the help of Ontario’s first responder organization known as TEMA. “I can write [...]

February 17th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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Volunteer firefighter resigned after social media post critiqued firefighters

A Texas volunteer firefighter has resigned after a social media scandal reportedly got out of hand. According to local news outlet Texomas, the Wichita County firefighter resigned after he posted a critique of volunteer firefighters, namely an allegation on their response time. The specifics of the post are unknown at this time. Bowman Fire Chief [...]

February 17th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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Volunteer firefighter, player benched when ice rescue causes him to miss team bus

CLAYTON, N.Y. (AP) — A New York high school basketball player who helped rescue an ice fisherman from Lake Ontario was kept from suiting up for a game because the heroics caused him to miss the team bus. WWNY-TV reports Lucas Patchen was among the volunteer firefighters in Clayton who rescued a stranded fisherman from a drifting ice slab Saturday. Video provided [...]

February 17th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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Firefighter shot 14 times returns to work after 2 years

Told he would never work again, he credits his faith, co-workers and family for giving him the courage to fight back after being shot 14 times outside his College Park, Georgia home in December 2014. Today, College Park firefighter and medic Eddie Baker is back on the job after two years of demanding, physical rehab. [...]

February 16th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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