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Firefighters cook a turkey wrong, set it on fire at Marine Corps station

Firefighters intentionally set a turkey on fire at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar to raise awareness of safe cooking procedures for the holiday season. During the demonstration held for U.S. Marines, firefighters from the Miramar Fire Department dropped an ice-cold turkey into an overfilled fryer, using the wrong type of oil and cooking at [...]

November 25th, 2015|Fire News|0 Comments
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‘Adopt a Hydrant’ in Peabody for this winter

PEABODY -- It might have led to disaster. Last winter, with streets buried in massive piles of snow, firefighters struggled to locate and shovel out hydrants that could mean the difference between life and death. Even after the hydrants had been cleared, explained Lt. Adam Skelton, often they were quickly buried again by plows and blowing winds. [...]

November 25th, 2015|Fire News|0 Comments
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Ordinance requires fire escape inspections. Property owners would be responsible for safety.

Hudson Reporter Publications (NJ) The City Council will soon require owners of buildings with four stories or more to have their fire escapes inspected every five years. A new ordinance was introduced Tuesday, partly because many fire escapes in existing buildings have not been inspected for 75 to 100 years, and some pose eminent risk to [...]

November 25th, 2015|Fire News, Safety|0 Comments
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Drivers may soon be able to use a fire truck alert app now being tested in Michigan

When Chicago resident Cory Hohs had a close call with a fire truck on his motorcycle, he was inspired to create a new app that would help decrease the number of accidents drivers have with oncoming emergency vehicles. This new app, Haasalert, is being tested first in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where the fire department is [...]

November 25th, 2015|Fire News, Safety|0 Comments
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What Makes a Good Driver?

If you ask most people what makes a good driver they will say the driver that is the safest. Safety is of course an important aspect of driving but I have seen some drivers take the safety thing so far that they aren’t very good drivers. For a while we were encouraging emergency drivers to [...]

November 25th, 2015|Blog, Fire News|0 Comments
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Advice for preventing fires during the Holidays

By Danielle Braff Nov. 23--The holidays are the best time of the year ... except when they're the worst. Between 2009 and 2013, fire departments responded to an average of 210 house fires per year that started with  Christmas trees , which caused an average of seven deaths, 19 injuries and $17.5 million in direct [...]

November 25th, 2015|Fire News|0 Comments
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3 Things to Bring Up Your Morale

When I think of morale I can’t help but compare it to attitude.  We usually think of morale as a group kind of thing, but attitude we think of as an individual thing.  We are all in control of our attitude, and if morale is a group attitude, why do we always blame someone else [...]

November 25th, 2015|Blog, Fire News|0 Comments
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Photo Story: N.C. County firefighters use pumper and ladder truck to put out fire

After receiving a 911 call that reported smoke and flames from a home in Whitakers, N.C., three Fire Departments were dispatched to the scene.  When the Whitakers and Batteboro Fire Departments from Nash County and Leggett Fire Company from Edgeombe County arrived, they found heavy fire coming from the roof of a large brick ranch [...]

November 24th, 2015|Fire News|0 Comments
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Two firefighters said to have feces, feathers in blood, lungs

By Alexandra Seltzer Nov. 23-- BOYNTON BEACH  --  Boynton Beach firefighters who work out of Station 3 have been asked to get chest X-rays after two of them were found to have feces and feathers in their blood and lungs, The Palm Beach Post has learned from city officials. The station at Congress Avenue and Miner Road has been closed for [...]

November 24th, 2015|Fire News|0 Comments
  • In an abandoned subway station in a lower Manhattan, emergency responders stage a drill simulating a terrorist attack Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in New York. Following the Nov. 13 terror attack in Paris and four days before New York's Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, members of the NYPD, Fire Deptartment of New York and Homeland Security participated in the drill. (New York Police Department via AP)

EMT’s in NYC say they’d have major problem in mass shooting scenario underground

Hundreds of emergency responders converged on a subway station in Manhattan over the weekend to conduct an emergency drill designed to deal with a Paris-like terrorist attack. The Dept. of Homeland Security, FDNY and NYPD staged the scene of a mass shooting -- inside a NYC subway station -- to test their response if two [...]

November 23rd, 2015|Fire News|0 Comments
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