Fire Service

Drone video & more from two homes burning in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey

Statter 911 - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 19:07
Fire Sunday afternoon
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Firefighter Close Calls - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 10:10

Firefighters in Newark who were rushing to a fire and were on the way to help others were in need of some rescuing of their own.

The fire truck collided with a GMC Acadia and a Camry as it was traveling westbound on Orange Street near Clifton Ave. The truck completely flipped around, crushing the other two cars.

However, it was happened next that reminds you of what firefighters are trained for. Witnesses say the firefighter in the front, trapped inside, banged up from the collision jumped into action.

“He was injured, had blood by his arm, he hopped out the window of the truck, and landed on the car and started helping the people that were injured in the SUV,” Jeff O’Connor said.

“It was a quick hop out the window like he was MacGyver,” added Denise Morales.

Witnesses say first responders had to rip the doors off the SUV to free two men inside. Shaken up and dazed, they were rushed to the hospital. Officials say two firefighters were also hurt.

The driver of the Camry appeared to be okay. The Camry was a part of a scary moment later in the night – when it was moved from the fire truck, the truck started rolling down the street with no one behind the wheel. A firefighter was able to jump inside and pull the brakes, just feet from causing more damage.

There were still a lot of unanswered questions on Saturday night. The extent of the injuries is not yet known. It is also not known which vehicle had the light, or which vehicle caused the collision.

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Video: Numerous rescues at multi-alarm apartment fire in Washington, DC

Statter 911 - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 16:18
Fire early Saturday on Peabody Street, NW
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Drone video & more from Sanford, Maine mill fire

Statter 911 - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 00:40
Lots of video from large fire on Friday
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Firefighter Close Calls - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 17:31

Over 160 firefighters battled a 4-alarm fire at a home in the Bronx section of New York City that spread to three other buildings before it was brought under control. Eight firefirefighters were hurt, one seriously. One civilian was also hurt.


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Today is Friday the 23rd of June, 2017

ARFF Working Group - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 07:51

We end this week with the following few stories.

Everyone have a great weekend and be safe out there!


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Two Dead, one Injured in Helicopter Crash in Schinias Wetland, Greece

ARFF Working Group - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 07:49

A private company’s spray helicopter crashed just before 10 a.m. on Friday morning in the wetland of Schinias, eastern Attica region, Greece.

Attica vice governor Petros Filippou said to Athens Macedonian News Agency that the pilot of the helicopter and a wetland guard were killed while the third passenger, a university student, was injured.

Filippou said that when the helicopter completed the aerial spraying against mosquitoes, the pilot took on board the student and the guard to fly with him over the wetland, however, the helicopter hit barbed wire fence and crashed.
(Source: ANA-MPA)

The helicopter crash in Schinias was streamed live on Facebook:

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Early video from Houston, Texas house fire

Statter 911 - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 07:48
Fire Saturday at Lindsay Street and Baird Street
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KLM aircraft hit by lightning at Amsterdam airport gate

ARFF Working Group - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 07:47
Date: 22-JUN-2017 Time: ca 17:00 Type: Boeing 737-8K2 (WL) Owner/operator: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Registration: PH-BXA C/n / msn: 29131/198 Fatalities: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: Other fatalities: 0 Airplane damage: Unknown Location: Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM) –    Netherlands Phase: Standing Nature: International Scheduled Passenger Departure airport: Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM) Destination airport: Manchester International Airport (MAN/EGCC)

KLM flight KL1093 to Manchester was parked at the gate at Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport, Netherlands when it was reportedly hit by lightning.
Smoke is said to have developed in the cabin and cockpit, forcing passengers already on board, to deplane.

Weather at the airport
EHAM 221525Z 24010KT 210V270 9999 FEW008 FEW070CB 19/18 Q1009 RETSRA TEMPO BKN012
>> EHAM 221455Z 21014KT 180V250 1700 R18C/1400D R27/1800N R18R/1900N R06/P2000N +TSRA FEW009 BKN070CB 18/18 Q1010 BECMG FM1520 9999 NSW
EHAM 221425Z 20006KT 170V230 9999 -SHRA FEW025 FEW070CB 20/18 Q1008 RETSRA TEMPO 26020G30KT 4000 TSRA
EHAM 221355Z 27010KT 220V300 9999 -SHRA SCT070CB 21/16 Q1009 TEMPO 26020G30KT 4000 TSRA

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Boom Announces Orders for 76 of its Supersonic Transports

ARFF Working Group - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 07:44

First flight of the new SST planned for late 2018.

The Boom supersonic transport moved another step closer to reality this week when CEO Blake Scholl announced 76 firm orders at the Paris Air Show for the as yet unproven aircraft. While customer identities have not been revealed, except for the Virgin Group, the remaining four are believed to be airlines. Billionaire Richard Branson holds a significant stake in Boom.

The Baby Boom, the 1/3rd scale prototype, also this week successfully completed a preliminary design review at Boom’s Denver-area manufacturing facility. If the new SST successfully enters service in 2023 as planned, it will carry as many as 55 passengers 4,400 nm at speeds of Mach 2.2. The tri-engine Boom will make over-water routes such as Los Angeles-Sydney and Seattle Shanghai possible, shaving many hours from the routes currently flown using sub-sonic aircraft.

Scholl said orders for the initial aircraft are backed by cash deposits creating enough liquidity to continue development of the Baby Boom through its first flight scheduled for late 2018. Supersonic testing of the Baby Boom will later take place at Edwards AFB California.

Although the FAA bans supersonic flight over the Continental U.S., Scholl believes there are as many as 500 city pairs connected by water that will make the aircraft a success. He believes the airplane’s sonic boom, some 30 times quieter than that of the Concorde, could go a long way toward convincing the FAA to relax the supersonic ban.

Scholl expects a business-class ticket on the Boom to cost about $5,000. The price of the aircraft itself is currently listed at approximately $200 million per copy.

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Today in History

ARFF Working Group - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 07:43

32 Years ago today: On 23 June 1985 an Air-India Boeing 747-237B crashed in the Atlantic Ocean; killing all 329 occupants.

Date: Sunday 23 June 1985 Time: 07:15 UTC Type: Boeing 747-237B Operator: Air-India Registration: VT-EFO C/n / msn: 21473/330 First flight: 1978-06-19 (7 years ) Total airframe hrs: 23634 Cycles: 7525 Engines:Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7J Crew: Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22 Passengers: Fatalities: 307 / Occupants: 307 Total: Fatalities: 329 / Occupants: 329 Airplane damage: Destroyed Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair) Location: 176 km (110 mls) W off Cork, Ireland (   Atlantic Ocean) Phase: En route (ENR) Nature: International Scheduled Passenger Departure airport: Montreal-Mirabel International Airport, QC (YMX/CYMX), Canada Destination airport: London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL), United Kingdom Flightnumber: AI182

Air-India Flight 181/182 was operated by Boeing 747 “Emperor Kanishka”. It arrived at Toronto, Canada after a flight from Bombay, Delhi and Frankfurt.
In Toronto a 5th spare engine was fitted below the left wing. The engine had to be ferried for repairs in India. All passengers had disembarked for custom and immigration checks. Some passengers re-boarded the flight to continue to Montreal. A total of 270 passengers boarded the flight. In addition a fresh crew of 22 came aboard. The aircraft took off from Toronto runway 24L at 00:16 UTC. The flight to Montreal was uneventful and the airplane arrived at 01:10 UTC.
Sixty-five passengers destined to Montreal along with three Air-India personnel deplaned at Montreal. The remaining 202 passengers remained on board the aircraft as transit passengers and were not allowed to disembark.
The flight number changed to AI 182 because the flight was heading back to Bombay with en route stops in London and Delhi. A total of 105 passengers boarded the flight through gate 80.
The aircraft took off from Montreal at 02:18 UTC. Its estimated time of arrival at London was 08:33 UTC.
At 07:15 UTC, at FL310 over the Atlantic Ocean an explosion occurred in the forward cargo compartment, causing a rapid decompression. The aft portion of the aircraft separated from the forward portion before striking the water. The wreckage sank to a depth of 6700 feet.
From the wreckage retrieved no direct evidence was found of an explosive device. However, there is a considerable amount of circumstantial and other evidence that an explosive device caused the occurrence.
Furthermore because an explosive device detonated in Tokyo the same day. Just 55 minutes before Air-India 182 crashed, A bag from CP Air Flight 003 exploded at Tokyo-Narita Airport, just 55 minutes before Air India 182 crashed. This was probably an interlined unaccompanied suitcase to be placed on Air-India Flight 301 to Bangkok.
Investigation determined that a suitcase was also interlined unaccompanied from Vancouver via CP Air Flight 060 to Toronto. In Toronto, there is nothing to suggest that the suitcase was not transferred to Terminal 2 and placed on board Air India Flight 181/182 in accordance with normal practice. The aircraft departed Toronto for Montreal-Mirabel and London with the suitcase unaccompanied.
Probable Cause:

The Canadian Aviation Safety Board respectfully submits as follows:
Cause-Related Findings:
1. At 0714 GMT, 23 June 1985, and without warning, Air India Flight 182 was subjected to a sudden event at an altitude of 31,000 feet resulting in its crash into the sea and the death of all on board.
2. The forward and aft cargo compartments ruptured before water impact.
3. The section aft of the wings of the aircraft separated from the forward portion before water impact.
4. There is no evidence to indicate that structural failure of the aircraft was the lead event in this occurrence.
5. There is considerable circumstantial and other evidence to indicate that the initial event was an explosion occurring in the forward cargo compartment. This evidence is not conclusive. However, the evidence does not support any other conclusion.

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Firefighter Close Calls - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 06:22

A lighting strike during Monday’s storms ignited a blaze at a home on Lynbrook Road in which two City of Poughkeepsie firefighters were injured.

Firefighters responded to the home around 4:11 p.m., after the strike started a fire in the upper part of the home, said Fire Chief Mark Johnson said.

As firefighters worked to douse the fire, two firefighters were injured including one with a shoulder injury and other who “had the ceiling come down on top of him,” Johnson said.

Both were treated at the hospital and released. Johnson said the firefighter who had the roof collapse on him is “pretty beat up.”

The residents were able to get out of the home without injury, Johnson said.

The home sustained a good amount of fire and smoke damage on the upper floor and attic area and is not habitable at this time, he added.

Firefighters had the blaze under control within 25 minutes with help from the Arlington Fire District and Mobile Life Services.

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Early video from Philly house fire

Statter 911 - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 01:33
Tuesday fire in North Philly
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Lots of video plus radio traffic from Bronx multi-alarm fire

Statter 911 - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 01:07
One firefighter seriously injured
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Firefighter Close Calls - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:41

A South Bend Fire Department fire truck caught fire at Station 4 early Wednesday.

South Bend fire Capt. Gerard Ellis said the fire at Station 4, 220 N. Olive St., was reported around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The fire was contained to the interior of Engine 4, Ellis said. There was no fire damage to the station, however, the smell of smoke did fill the building, which was still being ventilated this morning.

Ellis said one firefighter was taken to the hospital as a precaution for treatment of smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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Today is Thursday the 22nd of June, 2017

ARFF Working Group - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:00

Here are the stories for today…

Be safe out there!


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Crashed jet at Ellington Airport had military ordnance on board

ARFF Working Group - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 09:58

Ellington Airport was shut down Wednesday morning after a fighter jet went up in flames. 

At a news conference Wednesday afternoon, Master Sgt. Sean Cowher, public affairs superintendent for the 147th Attack Wing, said the pilot on board the flight was doing well and in stable condition. He did not know if he had been released from the hospital.

Houston police, firefighters, and the Houston airport system all helped assist with the crash.

“Their quick action mitigated further damage, protected our military members and protected our community from harm,” said Colonel Matthew Barker, Vice Wing Commander for the 147th Attack Wing.

Very few details of what happened were disclosed at the afternoon  press conference, even as investigators were beginning the task of determining the cause of the crash.

An F-16 fighter jet was taking off when it caught on fire about 10:30 a.m., according to a press release from the North American Aerospace Defense Command.

The plane that crashed did not appear to have ever been fully airborne, according to Andrew Scott, spokesman for the continental region of U.S. NORAD.

The F-16 was stationed at Ellington Airport from a detachment of the 138th Fighter Wing in Tulsa, Okla., according to the release.

The pilot, who was conducting a training flight, ejected himself and was taken to an area hospital where he is being evaluated, according to the press release. His name will not be released due to the pending investigation, Barker said. 

Details surrounding the accident remain unclear. Cowher said it could be days before the aircraft is removed from Ellington as the investigation process continues.

He said an Interim Safety board will convene to track pieces of the jet from the crash and investigate what caused the incident.

“The safety of our airmen is always our top priority, so I ask for your patience while we conduct a thorough investigation” said Barker.

It was under the direction of the North American Aerospace Defense Command, an bi-national organization between the United States and Canada that is responsible for securing the North American airspace.

Houston police closed Beltway 8 between Crenshaw and Galveston due to the crash.

The burning F-16 was on the ground at the airport by 11 a.m., according to HFD.

The airport was evacuated following the crash.

Larry Satterwhite, an assistant chief at the Houston Police Department, said the downed plane had “military ordnance” on board, but said he could not specify what kind.

“The plane is still there,” Satterwhite said. “They are still trying to mitigate that situation, we have a perimeter around it to ensure the public is safe.” 

Satterwhite said he did not know if the pilot intended to down the plane. He said, “We just know the pilot is safe and that the plane is down.”

About 17 miles southeast of downtown Houston, Ellington Airport is used by the United States military, NASA and general aviation tenants, with the exception of commercial airlines.

The airport also hosts Houston Spaceport, the 10th commercial spaceport in the United States.

The city of Houston bought Ellington Airport in 1984.

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Passenger plane makes emergency landing at Craig Field

ARFF Working Group - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 09:53

Two people suffered minor injuries after an American Eagle flight made an emergency landing Wednesday morning at Craig Field.

The plane, American Airlines Flight 5559, was heading from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, D.C. when it diverted to Craig Field. 

According to a statement from American Airlines, two people were transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The plane landed because of a strong burning smell in the cockpit and cabin, according to the airline.

The emergency landing happened at about 11:40 a.m. There were 65 passengers and four crew members on board.

Menzo Driskell, Craig Field executive director, said the airport received a call from Montgomery alerting them about the emergency landing.

“My secretary came in and said there is a plane that has an emergency, they have an unresponsive passenger and there’s smoke on the plane. We alerted our volunteer fire department, and you can see the rest is kind of history,” he said. “They got the plane down, got it shut down and got the people off.”

Driskell said two passengers suffered what appeared to be minor injuries after climbing out onto one of the wings and jumping down onto the wet runway. Three passengers were evaluated by medical personnel and two were ultimately transported to the hospital.

The passengers were safely evacuated shortly after landing and were taken from the runway to a hangar to get out of Wednesday’s steady rain.

“They were standing in the rain, but we opened up [this hangar] and got them in here. A lot of my guys pitched in with that,” Driskell said. 

Selma Fire and Rescue and multiple ambulances responded to the scene. Dallas County Schools buses were used to transport passengers from the plane to a hangar.

“They were like you’d expect,” Driskell said. “They were scared and disoriented. The ones I took [to the hangar], it was like they didn’t know where they were. There was one gal actually from Alabama.”

The flight is operated by PSA Airlines, which flies under the American Eagle brand, for American Airlines and left New Orleans at 10:52 a.m. and was scheduled to arrive in D.C. at 2:27 p.m. local time. The plane is a Bombardier CRJ700 jet.

As the passengers waited in the hangar, an airlines representative told them tour buses were on their way from Montgomery to pick them up and carry them back to Montgomery Regional Airport. The airline confirmed the passengers made it safely to Montgomery Wednesday around 4:30 p.m.

“Our customer relations team will be reaching out to each of our customers to offer our apologies for what transpired,” said Ross Feinstein, spokesperson for the airline. “We’ll be offering some compensation of course as well.”

The plane is being inspected to determine what happened.

“Our maintenance team will evaluate the aircraft, and we will most likely ferry that aircraft out of there once the inspection is complete,” Feinstein said. “[The plane] will undergo an additional thorough inspection prior to being placed back in service. It’s preliminary to say when that will be, but of course the aircraft will be inspected by an aircraft maintenance team with PSA, which operated that flight.”

Driskell said there have been emergency situations at Craig Field before but nothing like Wednesday’s.

“Not on anything of a scale like this,” he said. “We’ve had a military plane break a landing gear off, but the crew was three [people] on that thing, and some things like that. We don’t get 100-passenger planes here very often.”

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Plane lands without landing gear at Oxnard Airport; no injuries reported

ARFF Working Group - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 09:51

No injuries were reported after a plane landed at the Oxnard Airport on Wednesday without its landing gear, officials said.

Rescue crews with the Oxnard and Ventura County fire departments responded at 3:27 p.m. to the airport in the 2800 block of West Fifth Street after learning that the plane was having a problem.

Oxnard fire officials said the single-engine private plane was damaged when it landed with its landing gear still up inside the plane. The pilot was the only occupant and was not injured.

Most crews had left the scene by 3:38 p.m., but some personnel and equipment remained there to help get the plane off the runway, officials said.

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