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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Experts Agree National Standards for Fire Service Emergency Response Policies Will Improve Firefighters Safety

Everyone Goes Home - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 08:30
Download the Report: Advocating for a National Emergency Response Policy

Every fire department throughout the country encounters unique opportunities and challenges to serving their communities. While these approaches can be distinctive hallmarks and a source of pride from a cultural perspective, they can limit effectiveness and potentially endanger firefighters and citizens.

In May 2018, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) gathered 30 fire service subject matter experts to evaluate and discuss Firefighter Life Safety Initiative #11: National standards for emergency response policies should be developed and championed. They reviewed the history on the initiative as well as relevant reports from agencies that have implemented successful programs.

In the end, the attendees unanimously supported the development of national response policy standards. This recommendation upholds the belief that such standards will help reduce firefighter injuries and preventable fatalities. A copy of the full report can be accessed here.

“The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is very pleased with the recommendation of this esteemed group,” said Chief Ronald J. Siarnicki, Executive Director of the Foundation. “As an organization, we believe that implementing such standards and protocols will help the nation’s fire service make inroads in reducing the number of firefighter injuries and deaths that occur each year.”

Funding for the meeting was made possible through the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. It was hosted by Columbus (OH) International Association of Fire Fighters Local 67 at the local’s headquarters.

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Sign up today for webinar on the ABCs of educational messaging

NFPA - Safety Source - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 07:08
How do fire departments fit effective messaging into a tweet, infographic, press release, or advertisement? NFPA Regional Education Specialist Meredith Hawes explains in the webinar, “The ABCs of Educational Messaging.” This timely webinar,
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NFPA Educational Messages Desk Reference expands safety messaging

NFPA - Safety Source - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 07:08
The just released 2018 edition of the NFPA Educational Messages Desk Reference for the Fire Service and Fire and Life Safety Educators includes a new chapter devoted to messaging on safety from wildfires. The chapter includes three
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U.S. Department of Labor Cites Florida Construction Company After Employee Suffers Serious Laceration

OSHA - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 07:00
August 14, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Cites Florida Construction Company After Employee Suffers Serious Laceration
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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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August issue of Safety Source includes Fire Prevention Week news and details on delivery of Domino’s pizza along with fire safety messaging

NFPA - Safety Source - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 13:28
The August issue of Safety Source, NFPA’s public education newsletter, is now available. In this issue you will find: All the resources you’ll need to raise awareness on fire and life safety during Fire Prevention Week Details on the
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Boost interest in your presentations with new edition of NFPA Educational Messages Desk Reference

NFPA - Safety Source - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 06:02
The 2018 edition of this must-have tool for firefighters and fire and life safety educators is now available and includes new chapters on college and university housing and wildfires, as well as a new section on portable cooking equipment. Fire and burn
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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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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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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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U.S. Department of Labor Forms Safety Partnership with Builder and Unions on Potawatomi Hotel Expansion Project

OSHA - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 07:00
August 9, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Forms Safety Partnership with Builder and Unions on Potawatomi Hotel Expansion Project
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Firefighter Close Calls - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 15:11
We regret to pass on that Dekalb Co, GA Firefighter Barry Everett, age 42,, was found deceased in bed at the fire station this morning.
Firefighter Everett worked a 24-hour shift and responded to multiple emergencies, the last emergency being at 0000hrs. During shift change, at 0800hrs, Everett was found deceased in bed at the fire station. The nature and cause of fatal injury are still to be reported. Our condolences to all those affected. Rest In Peace.
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Firefighter Close Calls - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 12:18

Two Franktown firefighters responding to a house fire in Sedalia rolled in their water truck Tuesday evening and were airlifted to area hospitals in critical condition, a spokesperson for South Metro Fire and Franktown Fire told 9NEWS.

Early Wednesday morning, Franktown Fire said that one firefighter has been released from the hospital. The condition of the other firefighter has improved as well.

Public information officer Kim Spuhler said the crash happened as the water truck was headed north on Perry Park and that no other vehicles were involved. Both firefighters had to be cut from the water truck after emergency crews arrived.

The pair was airlifted to Swedish Medical Center. Spuhler said both men would be facing “an uphill battle.”

The firetruck crashed on someone’s property and appeared to roll through a fence. The roads were dry when they crashed, Spuhler said and added that because of the size of the vehicle, it’s going to be sometime before the exact reason for the crash is known.

The water truck, called a tender, dumps water into a portable tank to be used by fire engines. The tender was carrying about 3,000 gallons of water because there are no fire hydrants in Perry Park.

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U.S. Department of Labor Extends Some Compliance Dates For General Industry Beryllium Standard

OSHA - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 07:00
August 8, 2018 Contact: Office of Communications Phone: 202-693-1999
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