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NE FIREFIGHTER SUFFERS MINOR HAND BURNS AT FIRE

Firefighter Close Calls - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 14:30

A fire at the Shadow Ridge Apartments near 84th and Giles injured one firefighter Wednesday evening as the blaze spread from one garage to another.

Officials said a man was working on his car in one of the garages when it caught fire.

The man thought he had the flame put out but the flames spread to adjoining units.

One firefighter suffered minor burns battling the fire. The burns lead to blistering on his hand.

By the time the fire was contained at least 14 garages had been heavily damaged.

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Long Island village votes to eliminate career firefighters

Statter 911 - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 06:46

Garden City is one of only two career departments on Long Island

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VA politician questions why they give firefighters awards in middle of ceremony

Statter 911 - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 09:32

King William Supervisor David Hansen wants to know what "they do that's above and beyond"

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In middle of ceremony VA politician questions why they give firefighters & EMS awards

Statter 911 - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 08:08

King William Supervisor David Hansen wants to know what "they do that's above & beyond"

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Grovetown Fire Ruled Arson; Reward Being Offered

Grovetown Fire Ruled Arson; Reward Being Offered
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MA FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT FIRE

Firefighter Close Calls - Tue, 07/24/2018 - 18:53

One firefighter was taken to the hospital after battling an electrical fire at a Rockland oil company early Monday. His injuries were non-life-threatening and he was released Monday morning.

Flames broke out at Kelliher Brothers Oil on Plain Street just after 3:30 a.m., Rockland Fire Chief Scott Duffey said.

“The first arriving units could see the fire in the sky prior to even getting on scene, so they started requesting mutual aid help at that point,” he said. “Then when they got on scene they quickly struck a second alarm to call in more help.”

Roughly half of the building went up in flames, Duffey said, and the department was also contending with power lines that fell nearby. There are four large oil tanks on the south side of the company, but they were mostly empty.

“There is no product maintained in those, but there is still sludge and vapor left in those tank so that adds some concern,” Duffey said. “There was also a large oil truck parked right by the tanks and a service truck parked next to that, so some of the first water used at the fire was put there to try to cool the tanks and trucks.”

It took firefighters been 30 and 40 minutes to strike down the bulk of the blaze Duffey said he estimates more than $100,000 in damage.

The state Fire Marshal’s Office has ruled the fire accidental and says it was caused by an overloaded power strip.

“It’s important not to overload extension cords and power strips,” Fire Marshal Ostroskey said in a statement. “Extension cords and power strips are designed for temporary use only and should not replace regular outlets.”

Units from Abington, Whitman, Hanover, Hingham, Hanson, Norwell and Pembroke assisted at the scene.

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Maryland LODD Memorial Details

Firefighter Close Calls - Tue, 07/24/2018 - 18:51

Memorial service information for Howard County Firefighter Nathan Flynn, who was killed in the Line of Duty at that house fire Monday morning is as follows. The viewing will be Friday, July 27 from 12 to 8 p.m.

The memorial service will be Saturday, July 28 at 11 a.m.

Both will be held at Mountain Christian Church at 1824 Mountain Road in Joppa, Maryland. There will not be a procession or internment. 

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