Firefighter Close Calls

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04/23/2017 09:30 AM
OWNER GOES TO TRIAL 3 YEARS AFTER TOLEDO FIREFIGHTERS DEATHS
Twice, Toledo Fire Pvt. James Dickman transmitted “Mayday” — the universal distress signal — before he and fellow firefighter Stephen Machcinski lost contact with crews fighting a fire inside a Magnolia Street building. “Command, this is Engine 3. I’m missing two firefighters,” a frantic officer from their engine radioed. Mr. Dickman and Mr. Machcinski had climbed into […]

04/22/2017 08:44 PM
SF CA FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT VACANT BUILDING FIRE
One firefighter was injured in a small blaze Saturday morning that erupted in a vacant building in San Francisco, fire officials said. The fire was first reported about 10:50 a.m. on the first floor of an empty two-story commercial building on the 400 block of Cambridge Street, near McLaren Park, fire officials said. The injured […]

04/22/2017 02:19 PM
IFD picks up detox sauna to fight cancer
  Click here to watch the video. INDIANAPOLIS (WISH)—The Indianapolis Fire Department is battling more than just fires—they’ve picked up a new tool to fight cancer. Fire Station 44 is now home to a Chemical Detox Sauna. The sauna helps firefighters sweat out the toxins they absorb with the goal of preventing cancer. Firefighters return […]

04/22/2017 02:07 PM
The REAL Cancer in Your Gear
My husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer 27 months ago.  The shock and awe of hearing, “yes, it is cancer” is the most powerful, helpless feeling we’ve ever had.  Paul’s cancer was a Gleason 7 score on a scale of 1-10.  For forty-five minutes the doctor talked about options, and what he would do if it were […]

04/22/2017 12:00 PM
FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT ND MACHINE FIRE
One firefighter was injured Thursday morning when crews responded to an equipment fire at J.R. Simplot Co. at 3630 Gateway Drive. Five fire engines remained on the scene late Thursday morning as crews continued to remove debris. According to a statement from the Grand Forks Fire Department, crews first were called about 6 a.m. for […]

04/21/2017 08:42 PM
FDNY FIREFIGHTER LODD FUNERAL DETAILS
Details on services to pay final respects to FDNY Firefighter William Tolley, who died in the Line of Duty yesterday have been set: WAKE: Wake will be held on Tuesday, April 25, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and on Wednesday, April 26, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 […]

04/20/2017 06:42 PM
FDNY LODD UPDATE: FALL AT 2nd ALARM FIRE IN QUEENS
It is with deep regret that we announces the line of duty death of Firefighter William N. Tolley. Firefighter Tolley, 42, was assigned to Ladder 135 and bravely served the Department for 14 years. Firefighter Tolley was critically injured while fighting a 2-alarm fire in Queens. He was transported to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center where […]

04/20/2017 04:08 PM
POWER LINE CLOSE CALL AT NJ FIRE
Thanks to www.Statter911.com for sharing this with us: Check out this pre-arrival video form tornadochaser66 and watch what happens starting at about 3:50 into the video. The fire occurred Tuesday at 134 Boyle Avenue in Totowa, New Jersey. A construction dumpster between two homes caught fire extending to both homes and bringing down a power line. The […]

04/20/2017 03:50 PM
FDNY FIREFIGHTER CRITICALLY INJURED AFTER 5 STY FALL
A firefighter was critically injured after falling from a Queens rooftop while battling a fire Thursday afternoon. The fire broke out on the second floor of an apartment located at1615 Putnam Ave in Ridgewood around 2:30 p.m. Officials say the firefighter fell from the roof of the five-story building. By 3 p.m., the fire was under […]

04/20/2017 03:44 PM
2 FIREFIGHTERS INJURED, 1 ASSUALTED AT IN HOUSE FIRE
Two firefighters were injured during operations at a fire that revealed a drug growing operation at a home in Logansport, Indiana. One firefighter reportedly fell through the roof, while another was allegedly assaulted by one of the home’s occupants. The latter member received injuries to his eye, according to a report. Firefighters reportedly uncovered a […]

04/19/2017 12:16 PM
2 PA FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT FIRE
Firefighters made a gallant attempt to prevent flames from spreading inside the Penn-Jersey Mart building at 316 N. Shamokin St. Monday night, but prior unsafe conditions in the southern half of the building, at 314 N. Shamokin St., and a heavy fire load were too much to overcome. Several structural collapses occurred throughout the night […]

04/19/2017 12:11 PM
FIREFIGHTER BREAKS ANKLE AT JERSEY HOUSE FIRE
A firefighter suffered a broken ankle early Wednesday while battling a raging blaze that burned a house to the ground in Pennsauken. The fire was reported about 2:30 a.m. in the three storey house on the 7400 block of Zimmerman Avenue in the  township’s Delair section and quickly engulfed the wooden structure in flames. View […]

04/18/2017 09:23 PM
RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS AFFECT 1 IN 5 FT. MCMURRAY FIREFIGHTERS
Nearly a year after a wildfire devastated Fort McMurray, many firefighters who worked to save the city are facing lingering health problems, according to preliminary findings of new research. The University of Alberta study surveyed 355 firefighters and found a “very large proportion” of them complained of respiratory issues including coughing, breathlessness, wheezing and chest tightness in […]

04/18/2017 07:42 PM
SCATHING REPORT DETAILS FAILURES LEADING TO PHILADELPHIA FIREFIGHTER JOYCE CRAIG’S DEATH
Bad equipment was something both Lt. Joyce Craig’s fire union and even her family argued were partly to blame for her death. NIOSH REPORT DOWNLOAD HERE: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/pdfs/face201425.pdf A report from the fire department and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health released Monday not only reaffirms their argument, but details the chilling moments Craig drew […]

04/18/2017 05:57 PM
MAYDAY IN CAMBRIDGE, MA
Cambridge firefighters have brought a four-alarm fire under control after the blaze roared through a two-family home Tuesday morning, officials said. The first firefighters on the scene at 54 Reservoir St. in West Cambridge saw heavy flames pouring from the building, leading to three quick alarms being struck for the 87-year-old home about 8 a.m., […]