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Firefighters toss trash from third-floor apartment to get to disabled occupants

Firefighters were forced to toss garbage into the streets of NYC after they responded to a fire at a blind hoarder’s apartment. The Manhattan-based FDNY crews were seen tossing mountains of trash out the third floor window in order to reach the disabled occupants, who were caught in an apartment filled with what was essentially [...]

February 22nd, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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Former paramedic admits putting patients at risk by switching off ambulance tracker

Patients were put at risk when ambulance drivers tampered with GPS trackers to make vehicles unavailable for emergency call-outs, a tribunal has heard. Carl Hudghton, 29, switched off his ambulance's Mobile Data Terminal (MDT) three times in 2014 and on Monday admitted his actions could have had "catastrophic" repercussions. At least 10 Guildford-based paramedics are being investigated [...]

February 22nd, 2017|Fire News, Legal Issues|0 Comments
  • The automatic launch protocol of Air Evac helicopters is tailored to each county using the state health department trauma plan.  Credit:  Matt McKean / Times Daily

Paramedics on scene make transport decisions

As soon as Russellville paramedic Jeremy Glenn arrives at the scene of a medical emergency, he immediately starts work to stabilize the patient and assess the injuries. While he is doing his assessment, he also must determine the best method to transport that patient to a medical treatment facility. "I've got to decide, are we going to [...]

February 22nd, 2017|Fire News, Rescue News|0 Comments
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Fire chief bans union president from representing firefighters, for one year, over records violation

Feb. 21--Last summer, as the Austin fire union was preparing to represent one of its members at a disciplinary hearing, department officials permitted union president Bob Nicks to review confidential documents in the case under a provision of the city's labor contract with firefighters. With a couple of clicks, Nicks secretly downloaded the information onto his personal laptop -- [...]

February 22nd, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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Firefighters rescue 7-year-old pinned under SUV

Feb. 15--A 7-year-old boy was dragged under the family SUV after he tried to stop it from sliding down an icy driveway in Richland on Wednesday. The silver Dodge Journey was warming up at a home in the 1000 block of Allenwhite Drive in Hills West and as the ice began to melt, the SUV [...]

February 22nd, 2017|Fire News, Rescue News|0 Comments
  • Those gathered look on during a training seminar on fire dynamics fundamentals for volunteer firefighters at the Rangers Hose Company in Girardville on Sunday February 12, 2017.  Credit:  Jacqueline Dormer / Republican Herald

Volunteer fire companies’ numbers falling, consider online training

Feb. 14--GIRARDVILLE -- For five generations, there has been a member of Donny Bernosky's family fighting fires with the Rangers Hose Company, Girardville. He joined when he was 14 years old and is now a fire captain. "You don't see that anymore," Frank Zangari, the company's fire chief and president of the Schuylkill County Fire Chiefs Association, said Thursday. "I just don't [...]

February 22nd, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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Fire trucks to be equipped to change stoplights while en-route

Firefighters in a North Carolina town will no longer have to wait at red lights after they gain the ability to turn the traffic signals to their favor while en-route to emergencies. Wilmington Fire Department crews will now be able to change stoplights in a process called traffic preemption, which involves devices outfitted to fire [...]

February 22nd, 2017|Fire News, Safety|0 Comments
  • The emergency lights from the restaurant fire can be seen from a nearby hotel. Image credit:  Christie Barlow via Twitter

3-alarm fire at diner in Times Square injuries three, including two firefighters

Two NYFD firefighters and one civilian suffered minor injuries after a well-known Times Square diner caught fire early on Monday. The blaze was reported at the TSQ Brasserie at around 5AM, reportedly starting in the ductwork and spreading throughout the 12-story building. According to SF Gate, there were no occupants in the eatery at the time [...]

February 22nd, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
  • 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
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