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Smoke Signals

Indians used smoke to send signals, today firefighters get signals from smoke but the information is a lot different.  When we arrive at the scene of a fire, there is a lot of information that can be gained by looking at the smoke. Responding to calls, we also use the smoke to help us determine [...]

May 23rd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Firefighter suffers 2nd, 3rd degree burns while burning brush at fire station

A firefighter from Hebron suffered burns for injuries sustained while burning brush at the station Sunday evening, the Hebron Fire spokesperson said. According to WLWT News, the 10-year veteran of the department used a flammable liquid to burn the brush and a flash fire ignited, the spokesperson said. WLWT reports the man has second-and third-degree [...]

May 23rd, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

First female Fire Chief in West Palm Beach has been named

For her entire adult life she’s lived by one simple mantra, “Work hard and someday you’ll be chief.” Monday, that dream came to fruition for Fire Chief Diana Matty city when the city commission confirmed Matty as fire chief. She received a standing ovation from about 60 members from the fire department. Matty was serving as [...]

May 23rd, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Firefighter dies after being hit by emergency vehicle at accident scene

Botetourt County and regional first responders are mourning the death of an Eagle Rock volunteer firefighter who was fatally struck Friday by an emergency vehicle at an accident scene. Roger D. Johns, 63, of Eagle Rock was serving as a ground guide at an auto wreck on U.S. 220 at Catawba Creek Road when he was injured at around 3 p.m. A 55-year-old department employee, [...]

May 23rd, 2017|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments

Rope rescue and haul system used for 14 trapped in casino elevator

May 23--Firefighters rescued 14 people trapped for hours in a stifling-hot, standing-room-only elevator that stalled at an Atlantic City hotel over the weekend by hoisting each of them 100 feet up the elevator shaft. The passengers were at the Tropicana Casino & Resort to celebrate a 21st birthday when their elevator got stuck just before midnight Saturday, Capt. Bill Dilorenzo of [...]

May 23rd, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Man arrested after threatening firefighters outside station, head-butts police officer

An Albuquerque man being held on a roughly $7000 bond after allegedly threatening emergency responders as they headed to a call Saturday morning. KRQE News reports Asegi Woldetadik walked up and started yelling vulgarities and threatening to fight the firefighters at Fire Station 5 on Central near Pennsylvania — one of the busiest stations in [...]

May 22nd, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Toxic, hostile work environment prompts Fire Chief’s surprise resignation

A Fire Chief from Wilmington, Vermont is citing a toxic work environment supported by city leaders who hired him to enact positive change as the reason behind his letter of resignation. Fire Chief Ken March’s “personal reasons” for resigning last week are underscored in a letter submitted to the interim town manager, reports the Brattleboro [...]

May 22nd, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Social media whining prompts Fire Chief to make public apology

A Fire Chief in California is planning to make a public apology to the city of Hemet amid disparaging comments from current and former Cal Fire employees. Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Chief John Hawkins tells The Press-Enterprise he will write a letter to the City Council and that he’s already privately apologized to Hemet Fire [...]

May 22nd, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

President Trump Appoints Chief G. Keith Bryant as U.S. Fire Administrator

FAIRFAX, Va., - The International Association of Fire Chiefs issued the following news release: President Donald J. Trump announced May 18 his intention to appoint Chief G. Keith Bryant, 2014-2015 IAFC president, as U.S. fire administrator. As an entity of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Fire Administration provides national leadership to foster a solid foundation for American fire and emergency service [...]

May 22nd, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Firefighters proud of their semi-pro football team’s unique mascot

A semi-pro football team comprised of FDNY firefighters is proud to boast its team mascot — a chicken named Pudgie they found in Chicago. Last month, members of the FDNY Bravest rescued the malnourished chicken as she wandered near a Chicago-area slaughterhouse. The Daily News reports Pudgie is named in memory of team founder Lt. [...]

May 22nd, 2017|Fire News, Humor|0 Comments
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