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Video: Firefighters rescue 82-year-old from condominium fire

Brockton firefighters responded Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. to Madrid Square Condominiums off of Oak Street to find a top floor unit in Building 20 fully engulfed in flames. Under severe fire conditions, responders rescued the condo’s sole occupant over ladders from the balcony. The victim, an 82-year-old man, suffered major burn injuries and was transported [...]

March 29th, 2017|Fire News, Rescue News, Videos|0 Comments
  • Police officers watch a woman perched on the edge of a platform atop a construction crane in downtown Los Angeles. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

Woman climbs 150-foot construction crane, gets free cup of Joe

Firefighters and Police in California worked together Tuesday to rescue a distraught woman who climbed a 150-foot construction crane in Los Angeles. Her stunt prompted firefighters and police to respond to a report of a possible jumper. The 26-year-old Hispanic woman, who is possibly homeless, entered the construction area about 4 p.m. and was spotted by [...]

March 29th, 2017|Fire News, Rescue News|0 Comments
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Firefighters may soon have integrated thermal imaging allowing them to see through smoke

CNN reports a U.K. based company is working to make technological strides for firefighters around the world. Design Reality, under a tasking by firefighting equipment manufacturer Scott Safety, is creating a thermal-imaging product that addresses cost, size and most importantly safety. Perhaps the most innovative design feature is the device is fully integrated into the [...]

March 29th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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World Series Champion turns in cleats, becomes L.A. County Firefighter

Probably best known for his performance in the 2006 World Series by leading the Cardinals to a Game 1 victory over Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers by allowing just two earned runs and four hits in eight innings of work — a World Series Champion is stepping into his father’s footsteps by becoming a [...]

March 29th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
  • Oakland firefighters battle a four-alarm fire on San Pablo and Mead avenues in West Oakland, Calif., early Monday, March 27, 2017. (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)

Oakland fire: Landlord moved to evict tenants from ‘deathtrap’ after Ghost Ship blaze

March 27--OAKLAND -- A week after the deadly Ghost Ship warehouse fire, landlord Keith Kim notified tenants of 2551 San Pablo Ave. They were being evicted from the three-story building with a history of code violations and a reputation as a "deathtrap." On Monday morning, Kim's property, leased by nonprofits for use as transitional housing for more than 80 [...]

March 28th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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Firefighter drives under the influence, crashes department vehicle

A Grand Marais, La., firefighter was arrested early Sunday morning after crashing a department vehicle into a home. Trevor J. Olivier, 31, was traveling along Weeks Island Road around 5 a.m. when he crashed a Grand Marais Volunteer Fire Department unit. Trevor J. Olivier / Courtesy: IPSO According to a spokesman with the [...]

March 28th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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Video: Chinese firefighters catch mother, daughter from burning building

Firefighters in China are being hailed for making a pair of heart-stopping rescues at an apartment fire in the country’s eastern Zhejiang province on Saturday. Global News reports the firefighters were called to a burning building and found a woman hanging out of a sixth-floor window. Firefighters rushed into the building and straight to the [...]

March 28th, 2017|Videos|0 Comments
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Former paramedic loses battle to expunge felony arrest record after grabbing officer during call

Although her arrest was called “unfortunate,” the New Mexico Supreme Court has ruled to uphold a decision by the 2nd Judicial District Court saying the paramedic’s arrest is record of how law enforcement operates and as such is important for public accountability. Former Albuquerque paramedic Christine Stump will be saddled with a felony arrest record [...]

March 27th, 2017|Fire News, Legal Issues|0 Comments
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Driver crashes vehicle atop parked boat after medical event

March 26--A car went airborne in a Cedar Mill neighborhood on Sunday morning, crashing atop a boat parked in a driveway. Firefighters were dispatched around 8:30 a.m. to the 13000 block of Northwest Westlawn Terrace, where Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters found the car teetering on the nose of the boat. Firefighters used jacks and wood blocks to stabilize [...]

March 27th, 2017|Fire News, Rescue News|0 Comments
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Who Puts Stickers on the Rigs?

One of the stories that comes up all the time in the fire service involves putting stickers on the apparatus.  We take a lot of pride in our rigs.  We wash them all the time, and we like to show them off.  We like the lights, the sirens, and we all like when people tell [...]

March 27th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments
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