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2 MEMPHIS TN FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT FIRE

Firefighter Close Calls - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 13:58
The Memphis Fire Department is investigating after a home went up in flames in South Memphis.

According to the MFD, they were called to the house on the 1600 block of Elvis Presley around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday morning.

When firefighters searched the home, they found a woman unresponsive inside. A man tried to rescue her but was unable to.

Firefighters were able to get her out and she was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Two firefighters had to be treated for injuries. Both were electrocuted while fighting the flames.

Memphis Fire Department told FOX13 the fire was set on purpose in a bedroom.

If you have any information about the crime, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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Pumper Rollover Injures KY Firefighter

Firefighter Close Calls - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 13:49

A Calloway County Fire-Rescue firefighter suffered minor injuries when the apparatus he was driving overturned Monday.

William Call was behind the wheel when the pumper left the side of the road and overturned on Butterworth Road, officials from the Calloway County Sheriff’s Office told WPSD.

The crash happened around 7:15 a.m. when Call was responding to a non-emergency fire.

Officials said Call was taken to Murray-Calloway County Hospital where he was treated and released.

The Calloway County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the cause of the crash.

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For Your Fire Station – No Cost

Firefighter Close Calls - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 13:47

Attached is a FFCC NIOSH Firefighter Line of Duty Death report ONE PAGE POSTER that you can print out and post wherever your Firefighters will see it…kitchen, potty, bunkroom, bay floor, day room, closet…..wherever. It’s an “at a glance” item that is designed to draw the interest of your members.

These are created by RudyH from our Firefighter Close Calls crew. He will do one of these for each time a NIOSH report is issued and we’ll pass these on to you.

Take a moment and print a few out and pass them on and post ’em.

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

NIOSH Report F2014-18 – DOWNLOAD HERE!

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Caught on camera: Reporter handcuffed after Denver Police decide HIPAA trumps 1A

Statter 911 - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 08:21

Reporter keeps taking pictures after being ordered to stop

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Caught on camera: Police officer saves family during Texas house fire

Statter 911 - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 09:49

Seagoville officer's body-cam captures the rescues

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5 NJ FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT NJ FIRE – STAIRWAY COLLAPSE

Firefighter Close Calls - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 15:28

Fire officials say five firefighters have been treated or assessed after injuries battling a blaze in Gloucester County.

The fire in the three-story duplex on North Oak Avenue was reported shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday.

Officials said three firefighters were injured when a staircase into the basement of the building collapsed. The extent of their injuries wasn’t immediately available.

Two other firefighters were being assessed by medics, but the reason wasn’t immediately available.

The blaze was brought under control and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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MAN ARRESTED AFTER ATTEMPTING TO STEAL CA FIRE TRUCK

Firefighter Close Calls - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 15:24

A man was arrested Saturday morning in Stockton after he attempted to steal a firetruck, police and fire officials say.

Victor Voroukoumanah, 30, was taken into police custody following an incident that started about 4:45 a.m., when he reportedly was spotted pushing an on-fire garbage can up a driveway on Jill Circle, according to a news release from the Stockton Police Department.

As firefighters responded to the scene to extinguish the fire, “someone hopped in the drivers seat and tried to steal the engine,” Stockton Firefighters Local 456 tweeted.

Firefighters attempted to restrain the man as he tried to put the truck into gear, police and fire officials say, but the man resisted and struck two of them in the process. Neither firefighter suffered injuries.

Voroukoumanah was arrested on suspicion of arson, attempted vehicle theft and battery on a firefighter, according to the Police Department news release.

In a separate incident in mid-July, a pair of suspects were arrested following a more successful fire engine theft, with this one belonging to the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District. An 85-mile police chase ended near Lake Oroville after the truck had been stolen from a grassfire in Rio Linda, according to law enforcement officials.

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NJ FIREFIGHTER FALLS OFF ROOF IN NEWARK

Firefighter Close Calls - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 18:08

One firefighter was injured battling a fire in Newark, New Jersey.

The fire broke out in the three story building on Pacific Street just before 6:40 a.m. Friday.

The firefighter fell off the roof and broke his foot. He was taken to the hospital where he is expected to survive.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Raw video: House fire on North Carolina’s Outer Banks

Statter 911 - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 08:09

Thursday fire in Waves on Hatteras Island

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Must see video: Autistic child crashes ambulance in Coventry, RI

Statter 911 - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 19:15

Firefighter and motorcyclist injured in collision

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