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Arrival video at West Virginia house fire

Statter 911 - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 07:18

Fire Monday morning on Shrewsbury Street

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Ashburn House Fire Ruled Arson; Reward Offered

Ashburn House Fire Ruled Arson; Reward Offered
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GoldenNozzle: An unusal fire department banquet video

Statter 911 - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 23:47

Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department in Texas invokes Bond

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Firefighter Close Calls - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 18:37

A firefighter was injured during a house fire and explosion Monday morning.  The fire was reported at around 3 o’clock Monday morning in the 1400 block of Preble County Butler Township Road.  That’s about halfway between New Madison and Castine.  Crews reported there was an explosion and a firefighter was down.  The firefighter’s injuries were non-life-threatening.  The fire reportedly started in an attached garage before spreading to the home.  A family was home at the time and was able to make it out without injury.

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Firefighter Close Calls - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 14:09

A new study co-authored by Western University and the McMaster School of Rehabilitation Science reveals that chronic pain is almost guaranteed for firefighters.

Nearly 300 firefighters from Hamilton were examined over a 13-month period.

During that time, the firefighters tracked the location and severity of any musculoskeletal problems they may have had.

Data revealed that almost half of the firefighters had problems with their arms or legs, about one in five had neck-related problems, and one in three had back pain.

READ MORE: Work long hours on the job? You’re more likely to have heart problems, study says

Joy MacDermid, a physical therapy professor at Western University, tells 980 CFPL, the research focus will shift towards prevention and treatment.

“We’re focusing on how tasks are done… to see if there are ways we could make those tasks a little bit safer,” said MacDermid.

The study adds that screening for upper-limb musculoskeletal disabilities might also help with early intervention and treatment.

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Firefighter Close Calls - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 14:07

Fire investigators are looking for the cause of overnight flames that damaged a Scranton apartment building.
One woman was taken to the hospital — and a firefighter suffered minor injuries — in the fire. Eyewitness News Reporter Eric Deabill has our story.

Scranton firefighters say it’s one of the toughest calls to get.
Fire  in the middle of the night  in an occupied apartment building.
This time it was in t he 600-block of Willow Street in South Scranton.

“When we arrived on scene we had heavy fire on the outside of the rear of the structure”
said Jim Floryshak, Assistant Fire Chief, Scranton Fire Department
A total of nine people live in the building.
Eight of them were home.
They were all able to get out safely — but one woman was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Octavio Collado owns the building.

“Nobody ever really prepares for something like this but you always try to think of all the possible emergencies that could arise when you own a property like this”   Said Collado,
Scranton’s Assistant Fire Chief says immediately after getting the fire knocked down in the back of the building his team went inside to make sure no one was trapped.

“The fact that it’s a multi-family dwelling, a very large building with advanced fire conditions on arrival made it a very, very difficult job” noted Floryshak

While the apartment building has fire, smoke and water damage the owner is hoping to be able to repair it.

“I would have to wait for the insurance company to come in and let them make them make their assessment and see where we go from there” added Collado/

At this time  we don’t know the condition of the woman taken to the hospital.
The American Red Cross is now helping out all of the fire victims.

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Firefighter Close Calls - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 14:04

Lincoln Fire and Rescue said the cause of a fire at the Terminal building in downtown Lincoln is still under investigation.

LFR said no civilians were hurt as a result of the fire, but one firefighter was taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries.

The fire broke out just before 6 a.m. Monday on the 8th floor of the north side of the building.

Multiple fire crews responded and got the blaze under control.

LFR said some firefighters did get trapped in an elevator but were able to make it out.

Due to the fire, there was only one working elevator, and crews had to carry gear up 8 flights of stairs.

LFR said nobody was inside the offices impacted by the fire due to the President’s Day holiday.

LPD said traffic in the area will be affected including 9th and 10th along O and N Streets for much of the day, although some parts of 10th Street have started opening up.

Plan an alternative route and expect delays.

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Moms protest AR-15 raffle at fire department fundraiser

Statter 911 - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 09:15

Deputy chief in Cameron Park, CA says they followed the letter of the law

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Video: New Jersey ambulance squad building destroyed by fire

Statter 911 - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 08:32

Fire early Monday in Woodstown

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Today is Monday the 19th of February, 2018

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 08:01

We kick off the new week with the following stories…

Have a great week, and be careful out there!


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65 dead on crashed Iranian plane that had been grounded for years

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 07:58

Nasser Karimi in Tehran

February 19 2018 2:30 AM

Officials fear all on board an Iranian commercial aeroplane that crashed in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran have died.

The plane, which was carrying 65 people, was only brought back into service months ago after being grounded for seven years.

The crash of the Aseman Airlines ATR-72 marks yet another fatal aviation disaster for Iran, which for years was barred from buying aeroplane parts for essential maintenance due to Western sanctions over its contested nuclear programme.

Its nuclear accord with world powers allows it to get those parts and the country has made deals worth tens of billions of dollars for new aircraft. However, US President Donald Trump’s refusal to re-certify the deal has injected uncertainty into those sales while Iranians still fly in ageing aircraft.

The ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down near its destination of the southern Iranian city of Yasuj, some 485 miles south of the Iranian capital, Tehran, where it took off.

It is not clear what caused the crash, although weather was severe in the area. Dense fog, high winds and heavy snow in the Zagros Mountains made it impossible for rescue crews in helicopters to reach the site yesterday, state television reported.

Aseman Airlines spokesman Mohammad Taghi Tabatabai told state TV that all on board Flight EP3704 were killed. Those on board included 59 passengers and six crew members, the state-run IRNA news agency reported last night, lowering the death toll to 65 from an initially reported 66.

“After searching the area, we learned that unfortunately … our dear passengers had lost their lives,” Mr Tabatabai said.

Both Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani offered their condolences.

Mr Tabatabai said the plane crashed into Mount Dena, which is about 4,400 meters (14,435 feet) tall. The plane’s last signal showed it at 16,975 feet and descending, according to aeroplane-tracking website FlightRadar24. The pilot was in contact with the tower 14 miles from the airport, state TV said.

One previous passenger on the route posted a video showing that the flight typically comes in just over the mountain peaks. Aeronautical charts for the airport warn pilots to keep an altitude of 15,000ft in the area. The airport itself is at nearly 6,000ft.

The Iranian Red Crescent said it had deployed to the area. Locals described hearing the crash, although no one had found the crash site yet, according to state TV.

Aseman Airlines, owned by Iran’s civil service pension foundation, is a semi-private air carrier based in Tehran that specialises in flights to remote airfields across the country. It also flies internationally.

Aseman Airlines is Iran’s third-largest airline, behind state carrier Iran Air and Mahan Air. However, it is banned from flying in the European Union over safety concerns.

The carrier has a fleet of 29 aircraft, including six ATR aircraft, according to FlightRadar24. The ATR-72 that crashed on Sunday was built in 1993.

Aseman Airlines highlighted the doomed aircraft in October, saying it had been “grounded” for seven years but would be “repaired and will be operational after checking and testing”.

Irish Independent

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Plane crashes near Evanston, Wyoming two dead

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 07:57


UPDATE: 8:33 p.m. Uinta County Wyoming Sheriffs have confirmed two people have died. 

The identities have not yet been released, but the owner of the aircraft has ties to Evanston and/or Park City, according to Sheriffs.

The bodies were both badly burned in the wreck in which the plane caught fire after crashing.

(KUTV) – A small plane crashed near Evanston, Wyoming at 3:07 p.m., killing everyone on board.

According to the Uinta County Wyoming Sheriffs Department, the plane caught fire after crashing about one mile north of Evanston near the Bear River.

According to Ian Gregor with the FAA, the plane was a Socata TBM-700, a multi-million dollar airplane that can hold up to seven people.

The airplane left out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It’s unknown where the plane was headed.

Sheriffs have yet to determine how many people were on board or why the plane crashed.

An investigation into the plane’s flight plan is ongoing.

The FAA is expected to arrive Monday to help with the investigation. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will also investigate.

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Military helicopter crashes in Mexico, killing 14 quake survivors on the ground

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 07:55

After a powerful earthquake struck Mexico Friday, frightened survivors near the quake’s epicenter gathered in a field, opting to spend the night sleeping under the stars or in vehicles instead of in damaged homes vulnerable to aftershocks.

And then, a second unexpected crisis hit. This time, it fell from the sky.

A military helicopter carrying top officials assessing quake damage was preparing to land nearby when the pilot lost control. A few seconds later, the helicopter crashed to the earth — directly onto several vehicles packed with earthquake survivors. 

Fourteen people on the ground died and least 21 people were injured, according to the state prosecutor’s office in Oaxaca, where the crash took place. The dead include at least three children.

Interior Secretary Alfonso Navarrete, Oaxaca Gov. Alejandro Murat and everybody else aboard the helicopter survived with only minor injuries, officials said.

Navarrete told a local journalist that the pilot of the Blackhawk helicopter lost control about 100 feet above the ground as it was preparing to land in the town of Jamiltepec, about 20 miles from the earthquake’s epicenter.

“It is unfortunate that this happened,” Navarrete told Televisa news Friday night, adding that it was good that “there was no greater loss of human lives.”

On Saturday, Secretary of National Defense Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda arrived in Jamiltepec and apologized to residents, saying his agency “assumes total responsibility for what happened here.”

“This misfortune originated from our interest in helping the community here,” he said, adding that his agency would help reconstruct homes and provide other assistance in the area.

Mexicans reacted angrily to the crash, with some questioning why a helicopter would try to land in a darkened field.

“In Oaxaca, a helicopter should not fly at night,” tweeted Mexican Sen. Layda Sansores, who belongs to the left-leaning Morena party.

She called the accident “an act of stupidity, of failed leadership and unforgivable irresponsibility.”

The accident was another embarrassment for Navarrete, who was chosen to head the Interior Department last month by President Enrique Peña Nieto. Earlier this month, an intelligence agent from an agency overseen by Navarrete was caught tailing a presidential candidate running against Peña Nieto’s Institutional Revolutionary Party.

Navarrete and Murat were evaluating damage from the earthquake before their helicopter crashed.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the 7.2 magnitude quake struck near the town of Pinotepa in Oaxaca state at about 5:30 p.m. Friday. A magnitude 5.9 aftershock also centered in Oaxaca struck about an hour later, and was followed by a series of smaller aftershocks throughout the night and next day.

While some homes and businesses near the quake’s epicenter were damaged, there were no reports of deaths, officials said. About 200 miles away in Mexico City, where an earthquake early warning system sent hundreds of thousands of people fleeing into the streets for safety Friday, only minor damage was reported.

Many Mexicans are still traumatized from twin earthquakes that struck days apart in September, killing more than 400 people across the southern and central parts of the country.

Oaxaca was particularly hard hit by the first quake, on Sept. 8, which struck off the coast of Mexico with a staggering magnitude of 8.2. Nearly 100 people died in that quake, most of them in Oaxaca, and many communities are only now beginning to rebuild collapsed structures.

Friday’s helicopter accident was an unexpected tragedy for a small community that appeared to have miraculously been spared in the latest earthquake. While geophysicists warned in the aftermath of the quake that communities near the epicenter could be severely affected, no deaths were reported.

According to local newspaper Imparcial de la Costa, the damage in Jamiltepec was limited to about 50 homes and the Catholic Church.

That was until the helicopter crashed Friday night at about 10 p.m. The newspaper reported that before trying to land, the helicopter had circled several times, kicking up dust and likely reducing visibility.

The newspaper said at least five families were affected by the crash. Photos of the accident site show at least two mangled vehicles, overturned plastic chairs, a sleeping bag and several blankets scattered on the ground.

“Who ordered this helicopter to fly at night, with the evident risk to those flying and to civilians?” Tweeted journalist Julio Hernandez. “Who is responsible for this accident?”

Cecilia Sanchez in the Times’ Mexico City bureau contributed to this report.


2:30 p.m.: This article was updated with new details that include an apology to residents from Secretary of National Defense Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, who arrived in Jamiltepec on Saturday.

11:25 a.m.: This article was updated throughout with staff reporting that include comments from Mexican Senator Layda Sansores, who was critical of the attempt to land the helicopter in the area at night.

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Plane with flaming engine makes emergency landing in Thailand with 84 passengers on board

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 07:53

Flames were seen coming from one of the plane’s two engines shortly after take-off 

A NokAir plane made an emergency landing at Sakon airport in Thailand after flames were seen coming from one of its two engines and the propeller stopped turning shortly after take-off.

Flight DD9407,  a Bombardier Q400 carrying 84 passengers, left Sakon Nakhon airport about 3.10pm yesterday, due to arrive at Don Mueang airport at 4.35pm.

A few minutes later it suddenly turned back to Sakon Nakhon airport and made an emergency landing. Some passengers were transferred to another flight heading for Don Mueang  late on Sunday night.

Passengers on the aborted flight took videos of the failing engine and the landing and posted them on social media.

One passenger wrote on his Facebook account that he saw flames coming from the engine exhaust on two occasions before the propeller stopped turning.

Nok Air had technicians check the defective plane at Sakon Nakhon airport and used another aircraft for scheduled flights between the northeastern province and Bangkok on Monday.

The airline has apologised to its customers.

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Qeshm Fokker 100 Off Runway in Iran

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 07:50
Date: 16-FEB-2018 Time: 18:28 LT Type: Fokker 100 Owner/operator: Qeshm Air Registration: EP-FQF C/n / msn: 11444 Fatalities: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 104 Other fatalities: 0 Airplane damage: Minor Location: Mashhad Airport (MHD/OIMM), Mashhad, Razavi Khorasan –    Iran Phase: Landing Nature: Domestic Scheduled Passenger Departure airport: Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII) Destination airport: Mashhad Airport (MHD/OIMM)

Qeshm Air flight 1202 from Tehran-Mehrabad Airport, Iran, performed a forced landing at Mashhad when the left main landing gear failed to deploy prior to landing.
The aircraft, a Fokker 100, departed Tehran at 16:39 (13:09 UTC). It was descending towards the destination of Mashhad at 17:38 when a holding pattern was flown. Twenty minutes later the flight performed a low pass over the runway and entered another holding pattern.
A forced landing was carried out on runway 31R at 18:28. The aircraft swerved to the left and departed the left side of the runway, coming to rest between runway 31R and 31L. An evacuation was carried out.

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2 Hurt When Plane Flips Over

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 07:48

LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS4)– Two people were injured when their plane crashed and flipped over at an airport in Longmont. 

Police say the pilot and his passenger were practicing “touch and goes” when the plane skidded off the runway.

The plane landed upside down in a field.

Witnesses helped one man out of the plane. He suffered minor injuries.

Crews had to cut part of the plane to rescue the other man who was seriously injured.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.

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Small Plane Lands On US Route 101 In Santa Clara County

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 07:46

Yep, you read that right. There’s a plane in the grass between the north- and southbound lanes of the 101. Heavy traffic, too.

By Daniel Hampton

SAN MARTIN, CA — A faulty engine forced a pilot to make an emergency landing in the grassy area that splits the northbound and southbound lanes of U.S. Route 101 near San Martin Airport, federal officials say. Video shows the unassuming plane in the grass in Santa Clara County completely intact — as if nothing was awry — as traffic slows to a crawl about 20 miles south of San Jose.

The plane safely landed around 11 a.m. Sunday.

Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration, told Patch in an email the plane’s engine failed.

“A single-engine Piper PA46 experienced engine failure and the pilot landed on the grassy media of Highway 101 near San Martin Airport,” he said.

The pilot, the only person on board, was not hurt and the plane sustained no damage. The FAA will investigate.

The passing lane was briefly blocked but the plane has since been moved off the freeway. Currently, no lanes are blocked, a dispatcher told the news outlet.

KCBS reported that the state Highway Patrol must tow the plane to San Martin airport via the southbound lanes.

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Small jet taxies off runway, gets stuck in snow at Bozeman airport

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 07:45

BELGRADE – A small business jet taxied off of the runway Sunday morning at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, delaying flights for a short time.

Airport Deputy Director Scott Humphrey told MTN News that around 11 a.m., the jet taxied about 20 feet off of the runway and ended up in about 2 feet of snow after the pilot’s vision was obscured.

Humphrey said the airport was forced to divert four flights and delayed a number of others.

It took crews about an hour and a half to dig out the jet before the runway was reopened.

The jet was undamaged, and there were no injuries.

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