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Caught on camera: Attack line gets attacked by burning fuel at vehicle fire

Statter 911 - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 07:34

Three vehicles on fire Thursday morning in Gloucester Township, New Jersey

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FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT NJ FIRE

Firefighter Close Calls - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 20:16

A dog was rescued from a 2-alarm fire on Walnut Street Saturday.

According to Montclair Fire officials, at 1:34 PM, the Montclair Fire Department received a call reporting a house fire. Units from four other towns provided assistance to help bring it under control in nearly an hour.

Responding units arrived to find heavy fire venting out of the 2nd floor rear windows, fire officials reported.  Upon inspection, firefighters discovered that the residents were not home at the time of the fire and were able to rescue the family dog.

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Reported damages included the first-floor, which sustained smoke and water damage, the second-floor of the house, which sustained heavy fire, smoke and water damage, and the third-floor sustained fire and heavy smoke damage.

Deputy Chief Robert Duncan reported, “Substantial overhaul was necessary to ensure fire was extinguished in all walls and voids.”

Fire officials indicated that units from Bloomfield, Clifton, Cedar Grove and West Orange responded to assist.  Montclair Ambulance Unit also responded along with Montclair Police and Verona Rescue Squad.

MAU officials wrote on their Facebook page, “MAU provided some oxygen and an ACO from the Montclair Animal Shelter checked the pup out while awaiting the owners.”

“There was one firefighter injury,” added Duncan.  “There were no reported civilian injuries.”

The last units cleared the scene at 5:30pm.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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CHICAGO FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT SOUTHSIDE FIRE

Firefighter Close Calls - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 19:55

One person was killed and a firefighter was injured in a blaze at a home on Chicago’s Far South Side early Wednesday.

The fire broke out around 3:30 a.m. in the 11800 block of South Perry Avenue in the West Pullman neighborhood, according to fire officials.

Authorities said a 79-year-old man who was trapped inside the building looked conscious when first responders pulled him out, but he was taken to an area hospital where he later died.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality but family members identified him as Jimmy Shearrill.

“I’m mad. I’m sad. I want answers,” close family friend and next door neighbor Denise Leverette said of his death, adding that Shearrill was always “making sure all the kids are doing the right thing. Sitting on the porch. He always says, ‘Be smooth with your cool.'”

Relatives said he had difficulty walking after a hip replacement surgery.

Three other people were in the building at the time of the fire, according to Chicago Fire Department Deputy Dist. Chief Michael Carbone.

One adult jumped out of the building and two people self-evacuated, he said.

Roughly 120 firefighters were called to the blaze, which left one firefighter injured, authorities said.

That firefighter fell through the first floor into the basement, according to Carbone. He walked on his own to the ambulance and was taken to an area hospital where he was treated and released, officials said.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation.

Categories: Fire Service, Safety

CAR SLAMS SAN JOSE ENGINE – MISSES FIREFIGHTER

Firefighter Close Calls - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 19:52
A driver behind the wheel of a sedan slammed into the back of a fire truck in San Jose early Wednesday morning, narrowly missing a firefighter who was working outside of the rig, according to the city’s fire department.

Despite being temporarily trapped in the vehicle, the driver of the sedan was eventually extricated and taken to a local trauma center following the wreck, which happened around 3:30 a.m. in the area of Capitol Expressway and Tuers Road, San Jose Fire Department Deputy Chief Reggie Williams said. The firefighter who was almost struck managed to dive out of the way before the car whizzed by.

Fire crews working at the scene of a vegetation fire parked the fire truck in the far right lane of the roadway, Williams said. The firefighter who was nearly hit was resetting cones that had been knocked over by other drivers when they spotted the car driving at them. The firefighter leaped to safety as the sedan whizzed by and crashed into the truck.

The fire truck’s lights were on at the time of the crash, Williams said.

The driver’s condition was not immediately known, Williams said. The firefighters at the scene escaped physical harm, but Williams said they were “a bit shaken up.”

Officials are investigating to determine the cause of the crash.

Wednesday’s wreck marks the second time in roughly a month that a passing vehicle crashed into a San Jose fire rig, according to Williams.

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Chicago firefighter takes knee during anthem at fire-police football game

Statter 911 - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 19:00

Fallen firefighter & police officer honored at charity game Saturday

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Must see video: SUV driver reverses course

Statter 911 - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 13:18

Ohio driver navigates roads and highways in reverse

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Caught on camera: Man catches baby dropped at SC apartment fire

Statter 911 - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 09:33

Former Marine saves baby in Anderson fire

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Today is Wednesday the 6th of June, 2018

ARFF Working Group - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 07:32

Here are the mid-week stories…

Be safe out there!

Tom

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Three American Men Killed In Eleuthera Plane Crash

ARFF Working Group - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 07:29

By RASHAD ROLLE

Tribune Staff Reporter

THREE American men were killed when a plane heading from Eleuthera to the United States crashed Tuesday. 

The men have a house on the island and had travelled to Eleuthera on Monday to fish, according to Chris Johnson, a porter who serviced them minutes before the crash.

Air Accident Investigation Department Chief Investigator Delvin Major said the men were leaving the Rock Sound International Airport in a private plane when they crashed in a bushy area about a mile north of the runway.

A team from his department will head to Eleuthera Wednesday to investigate the incident.

Authorities would not reveal the identities of the three men yesterday but Mr Major said the pilot had requisite licenses. The crashed aircraft was a Cessna 421.

According to Mr Johnson, he and other porters took two coolers and three bags to the plane ten minutes before the incident.

“They were cool guys,” he said. “It was a father, his brother and his son. The older men looked to be in their forties or fifties while the younger one looked like he was in his twenties.

“They have a house down here. It’s a different group of them that come over from time to time.

“It’s hard for us. It happened so quickly,” the porter said.

http://www.tribune242.com/news/2018/jun/05/three-dead-after-eleuthera-plane-crash/

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Damages, outages reported in Baton Rouge area due to thunderstorms

ARFF Working Group - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 07:21

By WAFB Staff

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) –

Damages are already being reported as severe storms move into the Baton Rouge Parish area on Tuesday.

Heavy storms shifted east and south of metro Baton Rouge as the severe weather threat quickly diminished around the metro area.

There were multiple reports of downed power poles in Baton Rouge, including one on Thomas Road near J.S. Clark Park.

The severe weather also caused mass power outages for the surrounding areas. The Demco outage map reported over 2,300 customers affected at 2 p.m.

At 9:30 p.m., over 1,100 people in East Baton Rouge Parish were still without power.

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will be temporarily closed due to a power outage and multiple downed trees throughout the Zoo. Zoo officials said they are assessing the debris and working to clear it.

At the Baton Rouge airport, a plane had flipped over because of the strong winds that the storm brought.

http://www.wafb.com/story/38354004/damages-outages-reported-in-baton-rouge-area-due-to-thunderstorms

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Landing gear failure causes scare at Abilene airport

ARFF Working Group - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 07:17

By: Joshua Engard

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – An emergency landing situation unfolded at the Abilene Regional Airport Tuesday afternoon after a small plane experienced failure in its landing gear.

The situation began sometime after 4:30 p.m. when the plane could not properly use its landing gear while trying to land, according to a City of Abilene Spokesperson.

After circling the airport multiple times, the plane was able to properly put down its landing gear and land safely on the runway.

Fire crews were notified and ready to respond at the time of the incident.

No injuries were reported from the scene.

http://www.bigcountryhomepage.com/news/main-news/landing-gear-failure-causes-scare-at-abilene-airport/1220498659

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Today in History

ARFF Working Group - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 07:14

47 Years ago today: On 6 June 1971 a Hughes Airwest McDonnell Douglas DC- 9-31 collided with a US Marine F-4B Phantom over the San Gabriel Mts, killing all 49 occupants of the DC-9.

Date: Sunday 6 June 1971 Time: 18:11 Type: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31 Operator: Hughes Airwest Registration: N9345 C/n / msn: 47441/503 First flight: 1969 Total airframe hrs: 5542 Engines:Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7 Crew: Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5 Passengers: Fatalities: 44 / Occupants: 44 Total: Fatalities: 49 / Occupants: 49 Collision casualties: Fatalities: 1 Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair Location: 7 km (4.4 mls) N of Duarte, CA (   United States of America) Phase: En route (ENR) Nature: Domestic Scheduled Passenger Departure airport: Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), United States of America Destination airport: Salt Lake City International Airport, UT (SLC/KSLC), United States of America Flightnumber: 706

Narrative:
Airwest flight 706, a DC-9, was to fly from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Seattle, WA (SEA) with intermediate stops at Salt Lake City (SLC), Boise (BOI), Lewiston (LWS), Pasco (PSC) and Yakima (YKM). The aircraft departed Los Angeles at 18:02. At 18:09 the crew reported leaving FL120 and Los Angeles ARTCC cleared them direct to Daggett. At 17:16 h a US Marine Corps McDonnell F-4B Phantom 151458 departed Naval Auxiliary Air Station (NAAS) Fallon for a flight to MCAS El Toro at low altitude. The aircraft had several technical difficulties, including an inoperative transponder and a leak in the oxygen system. Due to deteriorating visibility northwest of Palmdale, the crew climbed to 15,500 feet . Shortly after level-off, aircraft was 50 miles from MCAS El Toro. The pilot executed a 360° aileron roll at this time, which took approximately 3seconds to complete. The Radar Intercept Officer (RIO) estimated that the true airspeed in the climb and after level-off was 420 knots. The F-4B collided with the Airwest DC-9 about 1 minute and 20sec after the roll, at 15150 feet. After the collision, the F-4 began to tumble violently about the lateral axis. The RIO waited about 5 seconds, and, after seeing numerous warning lights in the cockpit, he ejected from the aircraft . The ejection was successful, and he parachuted to the ground without injury. The other F-4 crewmember did not survive the accident.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: The failure of both crews to see and avoid each other but it is recognized that they had only marginal capability to detect, assess, and avoid the collision. Other causal factors include a very high closure rate, comingling of IFR and VFR traffic in an area where the limitation of the ATC system precludes effective separation of such traffic, and failure of the crew of BuNo458 to request radar advisory service, particularly considering the fact that they had an inoperable transponder.”

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Caught on camera: BLEVE sends propane tank toward news crew

Statter 911 - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 23:12

Pallet & lumber factory burns Tuesday in Sonoma

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Today is Tuesday the 5th of June, 2018

ARFF Working Group - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 07:43

Here are the stories for today…

Be safe out there!

Tom

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Pilot killed after plane crashes into Salem ravine

ARFF Working Group - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 07:40

By: Velena Jones and KOIN 6 News Staff

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A pilot was killed in Salem on Monday after crashing into a ravine.

The plane crashed at 3:56 p.m. near Blue Skies Farm Airport, which falls on Northeast Lardon Road between Cordon Road and Northeast Howell Prairie Road.

The pilot was the only occupant, deputies said.

Allen Kenitzer, a spokesman for the FAA, said the plane was a Kitfox airplane. It was found with a broken wing.

The FAA and the National Traffic Safety Board is investigating. They’re expected to be on scene for hours.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at 503.588.5032.

http://www.koin.com/news/local/marion-county/one-person-killed-in-plane-crash-near-salem/1218487891

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2 escape plane crash during test flight in California desert

ARFF Working Group - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 07:39

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A pilot and a passenger safely ejected before their single-engine turboprop crashed during a test flight Monday in Southern California’s Mojave Desert, a spokesman for the plane’s developer said.

Both occupants are OK after successfully deploying their parachutes before the GA10 aircraft crashed about 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of Edwards Air Force Base, according to Earle Boyter, a North American official of Australia’s GippsAero.

The 10-seat experimental utility plane was likely destroyed, Boyter said.

It had taken off from Mojave Air and Space Port, about 85 miles (136 kilometers) north of downtown Los Angeles.

A Federal Aviation Administration inspector was dispatched to the crash site, said agency spokesman Ian Gregor. The National Transportation Safety Board will also investigate.

GippsAero manufactures single-engine utility aircraft. The firm based in Morwell, Australia, is owned by Indian conglomerate Mahindra Group.

http://www.stltoday.com/sports/college/escape-plane-crash-during-test-flight-in-california-desert/article_33d29e8b-2ebe-5235-844c-d7a198005f9a.html

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Possible Fuel Spill At Space Coast Regional Airport After Two Aircraft Flip Over Due To High Wind

ARFF Working Group - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 07:37

By Space Coast Daily

BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Titusville Fire Department has responded to a call Monday afternoon about two aircraft that have flipped over, due to high winds, at Space Coast Regional Airport.

Officials with the fire department are looking into a possible fuel spill from aircrafts.

Rescue crews received the call around 4 p.m.

Brevard County Fire Rescue, along with Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) is also on the scene.

Titusville Fire Department is also checking on a possible third aircraft that overturned. ARFF unit on scene. Assisting in checking for hazards/spills.

http://spacecoastdaily.com/2018/06/possible-fuel-spill-at-space-coast-regional-airport-after-two-aircraft-flip-over-due-to-high-wind/

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American Airlines plane forced to make emergency landing in El Paso because of hail damage

ARFF Working Group - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 07:35

María Cortés González, El Paso Times

An American Airlines airplane headed to Phoenix had to make an emergency landing Sunday evening at the El Paso International Airport due to hail damage to its nose and windshield. 

“American Airlines flight 1897, from San Antonio to Phoenix, diverted to El Paso due to damage sustained by weather in flight. We commend the great work of our pilots, along with our flight attendants, who safely landed the Airbus A319 at 8:03 p.m.,” an American Airlines spokesperson said in an email.

The spokesperson added: “The aircraft is currently being evaluated by our maintenance team. We never want to disrupt our customers’ travel plans, and we are sorry for the trouble this caused.”

No injuries were reported and all passengers deplaned normally. The plane had been in the air for about two hours.

The flight had 130 passengers and a crew of five.

American Airlines officials said passengers were able to resume their trip to Phoenix on a different aircraft. That plane took off from El Paso at 11:46 p.m.

Several Twitter users shared photos of the plane’s nose and windshield that showed significant damage.

https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/local/el-paso/2018/06/04/american-airlines-emergency-landing-el-paso-hail-damage/670959002/

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