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Firefighter Close Calls - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 17:33

Two Arizona firefighters are recovering today after they were involved in a single-vehicle accident on the way home from their fire assignment in California.

On Monday, August 13th, the two firefighters, from Elephant Head Volunteer Fire Department, were headed back to Arizona from the Carr Fire when their engine blew a tire and rolled along U.S. Highway 95 outside of Hawthorne, Nevada.

The men had to be extricated from the engine and then airlifted to a Nevada hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Both have since been released. The two firefighters were the only ones on the engine at the time of the accident.

The Department of Forestry and Fire Management is working with the Nevada Highway Patrol and sent a safety investigation team to Nevada.

“Considering the seriousness of the accident, we are very lucky these men were able to be released from the hospital so quickly. As firefighters, we are always on the road, and driving is one of the most dangerous parts of our jobs. We cannot stress driver safety enough. Thankfully, these men will both make full recoveries,” said State Forester Jeff Whitney.

Nearly 400 Arizona firefighters are working on fires across the west. The majority are assigned to fires in California. 

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Firefighter Close Calls - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 14:03

A driver had to be pulled from his vehicle early Wednesday after he crashed it into a fire truck, according to an official with the Houston Fire Department.

The crash happened about 3 a.m. in northeast Houston, near  Little York and Maple Leaf.

Car strikes HFD truck backing into station

Media: Metro Video

A pumper truck was backing into a fire station, lights flashing, when the driver tried to go around it at a high rate of speed, said HFD District Chief Eric Hutzley.

The traffic signal outside the station was flashing a red light, but firefighters who witnessed the crash said the driver “didn’t even hit the brakes,” Hutzley said.

The black Chevrolet Impala drove up under the truck, he said. The vehicle was crushed and the driver’s leg was trapped under the dash, so firefighters had to use tools to open the door and pull him from the car.

One firefighter was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries, Hutzley said. The driver was also transported to a hospital in stable condition.

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Floods Trap NY Firefighters During Rescues

Firefighter Close Calls - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 14:00

An upstate fire department got trapped rescuing 50 people from flood waters in southern Seneca County, Gov. Cuomo said Tuesday morning.

State officials are scrambling to rescue the stranded firefighters and residents in the town of Lodi who stayed in their homes during the heavy rainstorm that began Monday.

“We have to send people on boats going through debris, and there’s a sea of debris,” Cuomo told reporters. “It looks like a garbage heap floating in the water.”

“So now it’s a very complicated, dangerous situation, frankly,” he said standing by a closed-off street.

Cuomo — who raced to the area to survey the damage — urged residents living in a region that tends to flood to leave their homes.

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“It only gets worse,” he said. “The ground is saturated. More rain is coming. And it makes a bad situation worse.”

No major injuries have been reported.

The trapped residents will be moved to a shelter at Ovid Federated Church.

Earlier Tuesday, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office issued a no-unnecessary-travel alert Tuesday morning after roads flooded in four towns between Seneca and Cayuga lakes. County officials declared a state of emergency in the towns of Covert, Lodi, Ovid and Romulus.

The National Weather Service said up to 5 inches of rain fell in that area, prompting a flash flood alert advising residents to seek higher ground.

The weather service has issued flash flood warnings for parts of the Finger Lakes and New York’s Southern Tier and bordering Pennsylvania counties, along with flash flood watches for upstate counties from central New York to New England.

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Firefighter Close Calls - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 10:50

A pilot of a plane fighting wildfires survived after the plane crashed in northeast Washington on Tuesday.

Washington Department of Natural Resources officials said the crash happened Tuesday afternoon. Officials said the aircraft experienced an unknown problem and issued a “MayDay” call asking for immediate help.

The pilot had to make a forced landing on a logging road. KXLY-TV reports that the pilot survived the crash and crawled to a nearby road to get help. He was later transported to the hospital.

In this photo released by The Eastern Area Incident Management Team, a Fire Boss plane, top left, a fixed wing aircraft used in wild land fire suppression, continues to battle a wildfire in eastern Washington state Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. (Eastern Area IMT via AP)

According to reports, it was one of five FireBoss planes battling the Horns Mountain fire Tuesday.

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Firefighter Close Calls - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 10:48

MIRAMAR, Fla. – Rescue crews freed three Miramar firefighters late Monday after they became trapped when a live power line fell on their fire engine, authorities said.

Jose A. Gregorisch, a spokesman for the Miramar Fire-Rescue Department, said the fire engine struck a low-hanging power line in the 9000 block of Miramar Parkway as the engine left the station on a call.

A car had crashed into a utility pole moments before and damaged the power line, Gregorisch said.

One of the firefighters suffered minor injuries but was not hurt by the power line, Gregorisch said. The power line also cracked the windshield of the fire engine.

Paramedics took the firefighter to a local hospital.

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Dennis Rubin to Upper Merion, PA where he’ll establish career department

Statter 911 - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 10:02

The Rube will be first Chief of Fire and EMS for the Department of Public Safety

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Pre-arrival video from Colorado house fire

Statter 911 - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 15:45

Fire in Craig

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CAL FIREFIGHTER LODD-At The Mendocino Complex Fire (The Secret List)

Firefighter Close Calls - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 05:10


The Secret List

More bad news as late last night CalFire advised that a Firefighter died in the Line of Duty, fighting the massive Mendocino Complex fires that have burned 336,399 acres in the state and forced mandatory evacuations. The Firefighter was not immediately identified as the next-of-kin was being notified.

Our condolences to all those affected. Rest In Peace.

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.


The Secret List 8-14-2018, 0335 hrs

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The Rube quits Petersburg, VA for new job – Police chief will replace Rubin

Statter 911 - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 15:03

Dennis Rubin makes his resignation official this time

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Firefighter Close Calls - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 19:59

Exciting drive home tonight! If you get bored skip to about the 5 minute mark (but you’ll miss him trying to pump gas onto himself). Also, yes I tried to talk to the guy with the screwdriver to his neck but he wasn’t interested and I’m not getting stabbed. Enjoy!

Huge shout out/respect for the man in black and the firefighters that came through in a clutch situation! That is not in his job description it just shows the type of men that are here to protect us.

08-09-2018 104th & Portland. Tacoma Wa 



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Must see video: Firefighters tackle man at Tacoma, WA car fire

Statter 911 - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 02:00

Man in distress at service station.

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Structure Collapse Kills Asst Chief-Fire & Funeral Info

Firefighter Close Calls - Sat, 08/11/2018 - 20:33

As an update to yesterdays TSL, the Assistant Chief of the Friendship, Oklahoma, Volunteer Fire Department died in the Line of Duty Friday evening.

Firefighters responded to a house fire near Altus and 54-year-old Friendship Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Madison “Maddy” Lee Clinton Jr. was tragically killed in the Line of Duty.
Clinton was performing suppression operations on that structure fire when during the operation, the structure collapsed on him, pinning him under the roof of the structure.

His funeral will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Altus First Baptist Church. Altus is about 2 hours SW of Oklahoma City.

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Structural collapse at house fire kills assistant chief in Oklahoma

Statter 911 - Sat, 08/11/2018 - 11:33

Jackson County fire took life of Friendship Fire Department Assistant Chief Madison ( Maddy) Lee Clinton Jr.

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Early video: Downed power line starts & delays attack on garage fire in NJ

Statter 911 - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 09:06

Firefighters waited about 40 minutes before power was cut in Saddle Brook

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Firefighter Close Calls - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 15:51

More bad news from The Carr Fire as the Tehama County Coroner’s office has identified the Cal Fire mechanic killed in the Line of Duty, in a crash this morning, Thursday. The CalFire member who died was 40-year-old Andrew Brake of Chico. Brake had been driving northbound on Highway 99 when the Cal Fire support vehicle ran off the road, hit a tree and burst into flames. The collision happened near Los Molinos in Tehama County and he was assigned to the Carr Fire.

Our condolences to all those affected as our Firefighters continued to take a horrendous beating out West. Rest In Peace.

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Ohio fire chief quits after being told he can’t carry a gun

Statter 911 - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 10:28

Chief says half of department carries. Trustees & council say no more.

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