Check out:Forget?  NEVER! 9-11-01 Check out:  Facebook.com Check out our site sponsor:  GordonGraham.Com
 
 
 

CA FIREFIGHTER CRITICAL - SERIOUS TRAUMA AT WILDFIRE

ABC7 Video

Thursday, February 25, 2016   Bad news out of Southern California where an inmate Firefighter is critical after operating at a wildland fire.

Reports are that she was struck by a rock and suffered very critical injuries including a related fall.

While Firefighters were able to regain her pulses and a BP, the injured Firefighter remains in critical condition.



   


 

Firefighter Critical - Serious Trauma At Fire (The Secret List)

Thursday, February 25, 2016   Hey,



Bad news out of Southern California where an inmate Firefighter is critical after operating at a wildland fire.

Reports are that she was struck by a rock and suffered very critical injuries including a related fall.

While Firefighters were able to regain her pulses and a BP, the injured Firefighter remains in critical condition.

Check out the below video showing the rescue and removal of that Firefighter.

KHIYP's

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

The Secret List 2-25-2016-1130 hours

www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com

 

http://abc7.com/news/brush-fire-prompts-voluntary-evacuations-in-malibu/1218127/=

   


 

WIND DRIVEN FIRE CLOSE CALL IN TN

Thursday, February 25, 2016   Strong winds Wednesday afternoon fed the flames when fire broke out in a house at 902 Wheeler Avenue shortly before 2 p.m. 
Captain Wadie Suttles with Engine 4 said light smoke was showing when the first firefighters arrived. When the firefighters forced their way inside the house with hand-held hoselines, the fire was initially difficult to locate because the visibility was so low.


Moments later, flames blew out a front window. Captain Scott Pell, the incident commander, said high winds blew in through the open window, fanning the flames. One firefighter said it was as if the fire turned into a blow torch.

 
With temperatures soaring inside, one firefighter received relatively minor burns to his neck, face and arms. He was removed from the house and handed off to paramedics with Hamilton County EMS, who transported him to a local hospital. Though his burns are not life threatening, he is expected to be taken to the the burn uni... [ more ]

   


 

OKLAHOMA FIREFIGHTER HIT BY CAR SAYS HE IS FORTUNATE

Thursday, February 25, 2016   A volunteer firefighter is back home after his leg was broken in three places when he was hit by a car while fighting a wildfire last week.Centralia Volunteer firefighter Jeff Mueller was near Highway 60 on Thursday helping fight some of the wildfires when he was hit by a car.

He knew instantly his leg was broken.

Mueller is having a hard time getting around or even getting comfortable.

But he feels fortunate only to have suffered a broken leg.

“This could have been a whole lot worse,” he said. “If it would have been a full-sized vehicle instead of a small car, I probably wouldn't have survived it."

The fire in Nowata County was the third fire of the day for Centralia Volunteer Firefighters.

He parked a tanker truck on the highway away from the fire, but conditions quickly changed.

"It was flying across those fields,” Mueller said. “So I thought, ‘I need to move my truck, this is going to ... [ more ]

   


 

FDNY's JEFF COOL LIVES WITH THE PAIN OF BLACK SUNDAY

LOHUD.com Video

Wednesday, February 24, 2016   Jeff Cool of Pomona said Tuesday that a $183 million New York City jury verdict for him and four other families does little to ease the memory of the day his body was broken and several of his FDNY brothers were killed or severely injured in what became known as the "Black Sunday" fire."I'd rather turn the clock back to that day with all the brothers and still be fighting fires for the city of New York," Cool said Tuesday. "I had worked two jobs outside the FDNY to keep my family going. I (would) prefer to be that person today."

"The money doesn't bring joy," Cool said. "There's the pain, the suffering. I am going to have aches and pains the rest of my life."

Cool survived a four-story fall Jan. 22, 2005 from a burning Bronx building filled with illegal rooms.

The former hockey player broke 13 ribs, both shoulders, his pelvis in four places, cracked bones in his spine an... [ more ]

   


 

RESPONDING CHIEF CRASH IN FL

Wednesday, February 24, 2016   A battalion chief who was responding to a Fire Rescue call was injured in a Tuesday morning crash near Interstate 95, said sheriff's officials.Scott Legg was driving a Fire Rescue SUV with lights and sirens westbound on Martin Highway about 11:20 a.m. Tuesday when a tractor-trailer exiting I-95 failed to yield to the SUV, said sheriff's traffic supervisor Lt. Stephen Mochen.

Legg tried to avoid the tractor-trailer, but hit the left rear side of it head-on, Mochen said.

Legg sustained nonlife-threatening injuries and was flown to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute in Fort Pierce, Mochen said. He was stable Tuesday afternoon, Mochen said.

Legg had been heading toward a serious crash at Dunklin Park in Indiantown, said sheriff's officials.

Martin Highway west of I-95 remained closed until 2:30 p.m. while rescue crews were on the scene, Mochen said.

Florida Highway Patrol continued Tuesday afternoon investi... [ more ]

   


 

NEW VIDEO FOLLOWING CRITICALLY BURNED FIREFIGHTERS

NIST Video

Tuesday, February 23, 2016  The Firefighters at NIST have created another excellent training video that, in just 8.5 minutes, will help us further understand some significant fire behavior and operational factors. As you may recall, on February 24, 2012, at 2111 hours, Prince George’s County (Maryland) Fire & EMS Department members responded to a dwelling fire at 6404 57th Avenue in Riverdale Heights. 


Upon arrival, Firefighters had fire extending out of a basement window, pressurized smoke on the first floor, and high winds impacting the rear of the structure. 


Shortly after arriving, firefighters forced the front door of the structure, which immediately changed the fire’s flow path and dynamics by adding a ventilation opening above the fire. This situation was intensified by weather conditions (high winds impacting the rear of the structure). Firefighters entered the structure through the front door, placing themselves above the basement fire and in ... [ more ]

   


 

New Video Following Critically Burned Firefighters (The Secret List)

Tuesday, February 23, 2016   Hey,

The Firefighters at NIST have created another excellent training video that, in just 8.5 minutes, will help us further understand some significant fire behavior and operational factors.

 

As you may recall, on February 24, 2012, at 2111 hours, Prince George’s County (Maryland) Fire & EMS Department members responded to a dwelling fire at 6404 57th Avenue in Riverdale Heights. 

 

Upon arrival, Firefighters had fire extending out of a basement window, pressurized smoke on the first floor, and high winds impacting the rear of the structure. 

 

Shortly after arriving, firefighters forced the front door of the structure, which immediately changed the fire’s flow path and dynamics by adding a ventilation opening above the fire. This situation was intensified by weather conditions (high winds impacting the rear of the structure). Firefighters entered the st... [ more ]

   


 

FIREFIGHTERS AND FAMILY MEMBERS FROM THE BRONX FDNY BLACK SUNDAY AWARDED $183 MILLION

Tuesday, February 23, 2016  Families of five Firefighters who died or were critically injured in the Line of Duty at the infamous 2005 Black Sunday fire in The Bronx were awarded a $183 million in damages today.
The jury found the city of New York and the landlord were responsible for the injuries — and assigned 80% of the blame to the city. That means taxpayers will have to foot that much of the bill unless the city appeals and wins.

At the heart of the lawsuit against the city was a failure by the FDNY to equip its firefighters with personal safety ropes which would have let the men escape from the burning building.

All firefighters previously had such ropes but they were taken away five years earlier and not replaced prior to the fire.

In the Bronx blaze, five firefighters and a lieutenant became trapped in an illegally subdivided Bronx apartment that was consumed by flames. They had to jump five stories to avoid being burned to death.

Lt. Curtis Meyran and... [ more ]

     



 

MAYDAY IN BOSTON

Sunday, February 21, 2016   A frantic mayday call led to heart-stopping moments last night in Brighton as firefighters battling a raging, three-alarm blaze were ordered to conduct an emergency truck-by-truck head count.The tense roll call -- that resulted in a welcome "all accounted for" -- was triggered by a Hub firefighter who heard the breathing and movement alarms attached to some of the men around him starting to sound, the fire department's Chief of Operations, Jerry Fontana, told the Herald.

"He heard a couple of alarms going off. He did what he was trained because time is of the essence," Fontana said of the quick-thinking firefighter.

"He called a mayday -- not for himself -- but for what he assumed at the time would be two other firefighters or one other firefighter."

A mayday call, Fontana said, is something no fire official ever wants to hear.

"It can be the worst day of your life," he said of hearing it over the radio.

    more ]

   


 

TX APPARATUS FATALLY RUNS OVER MAN

Sunday, February 21, 2016   Amarillo police investigators have determined there was no intent or negligence in an incident in which a firetruck ran over and killed a man sleeping on a futon in an alley early Thursday morning.Police initially thought that there were two trucks that drove down the alley behind V&M Discount at 1000 S.W. 10th Ave. An investigation revealed that only the firetruck drove down the alley on its way to a dumpster fire.

Traffic Investigation Unit officials said there will be no charges filed “as there was no criminal intent or negligence in the accident,” according to a press release.

On Thursday morning, police responded to a call of a man not breathing in the alley.

Officers determined Jesse Lee Lester, 63, had been sleeping on a futon in the alley and was struck by the firetruck. The preliminary autopsy stated that Lester died as a result of his injuries.

Niece Rebecca Mercado said Lester will be buried at Memorial Gardens Cem... [ more ]

   


 

FIREFIGHTER AIRLIFTED AFTER ARK APPARATUS CRASH

Saturday, February 20, 2016   A firefighter and truck driver were injured after as Arkansas State Police responded to an accident involving a fire truck and a semi-truck on Friday afternoon (Feb. 19).

The firefighter was transported by helicopter to a Missouri hospital, while the truck driver was taken via ambulance to a Fayetteville hospital, according to ASP.

Police said the fire truck pulled out from a side road into the path of the tractor-trailer traveling along U. S. Highway 412 just outside of Marble.

     



 

FIREFIGHTER STRUCK AT OK GRASS FIRE

Friday, February 19, 2016   The northern portions of Oklahoma saw several fires break out Thursday.Washington County fire crews battled a large fire in the Wann area. And in Nowata County, fires broke out along Highways 169 and 60.

One firefighter is recovering after troopers say a man hit him while driving through the smoke.

Share this Storymore ]

   


 

OHIO FIREFIGHTERS AND CANCER

NewsNet5 Video

Friday, February 19, 2016   An exclusive 5 On Your Side Investigation reveals how Ohio fails to protect the people willing to risk their lives to save oursNewsChannel5 investigators found Ohio is one of just sixteen states without a law recognizing the link between fighting fires and cancer .

“I feel almost embarrassed as the state of Ohio,” said Ohio Senator Tom Patton (R-District 24.)

“There’s no other disabling injury that someone in Ohio will receive while working that we don’t take care of,” he said.
more ]

   


 

THE SILENT KILLER: FIREFIGHTER CANCER

NFFF Video

Friday, February 19, 2016   Firefighters and authorities who’ve dealt with cancer first-hand or who’ve watched others battle it share their stories in “The Silent Killer: Firefighter Cancer”. Hear what they have to say about why cancer-prevention is so important.“It has nothing to do with what size department you’re with. Even the frequency of the emergency calls you’re on,
because it only takes one.”
– Chief Dennis Compton, Chairman of the Board, NFFF

   


 
 
 

Search for news stories :

Select Year Select Month
Select Category Enter Keyword