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Video: Atlanta firefighter injured battling blaze

According to WSBTV, while working a business fire this morning an Atlanta firefighter was injured and unable to exit the building. Fellow firefighters had to pull him from the fire. Officials say his leg was injured after something fell on him inside. "That's what we do,” Cortez Stafford said to WSBTV. "Come to help our [...]

November 29th, 2015|Fire News, Rescue News, Videos|0 Comments
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Jacksonville fights to keep documents secret in firefighter lawsuit

Nov. 29--A psychologist's report on an obscure subject is complicating Jacksonville's already-difficult position in a long court fight over whether it discriminates against black firefighters seeking promotions. The Justice Department has sued the city since 2012, saying low numbers of black firefighters who advance in rank suggest biased testing. The city has said its 100-question [...]

November 29th, 2015|Fire News|0 Comments
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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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