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  • N.C. fire truck rolls, 1 firefighter hurt

    Firerescue1 Daily News
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:25 am
    The tower was responding to a call when it rolled, only the driver was injured.
  • New rule: Ohio firefighters need chief's permission to leave station

    Firerescue1 Daily News
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:19 am
    The union head says it is wrong to keep firefighters separated from the community.
  • California: Arson Ruled in Downtown Los Angeles Fire

    NYT > Fires and Firefighters
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A fire that reduced an unfinished apartment building to a block-long mountain of blackened wood was purposely set, the Fire Department said.
  • Large fire engulfs Alvarado manufacturing plant - WFAA

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    21 Dec 2014 | 6:38 pm
    WFAALarge fire engulfs Alvarado manufacturing plantWFAAFirefighters from Alvarado, Burleson, and Keene were called in to help put out the blaze. Sabre Tubular Structures manufactures utility poles and other steel products used by utility companies for transmission lines, according to its website. The cause Torch Ignites Business Fire in AlvaradoNBC 5 Dallas-Fort WorthThree departments fight fire at SabreAlvarado Starall 6 news articles »
  • Top 5 funniest firefighting videos of 2014

    Firerescue1 Topic Articles
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Firefighting requires bravery, courage, and discipline, but judging from these videos, it also requires a fun sense of humor
 
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  • Large fire engulfs Alvarado manufacturing plant - WFAA

    21 Dec 2014 | 6:38 pm
    WFAALarge fire engulfs Alvarado manufacturing plantWFAAFirefighters from Alvarado, Burleson, and Keene were called in to help put out the blaze. Sabre Tubular Structures manufactures utility poles and other steel products used by utility companies for transmission lines, according to its website. The cause Torch Ignites Business Fire in AlvaradoNBC 5 Dallas-Fort WorthThree departments fight fire at SabreAlvarado Starall 6 news articles »
  • Investigators working to identify 5 killed in fire - WYFF Greenville

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:32 pm
    WYFF GreenvilleInvestigators working to identify 5 killed in fireWYFF GreenvilleWhitney Fire District Chief Shawn Petras said crews were called to the Southern Pines Apartments on Bryant Road around 12:30 Saturday morning. Spartanburg Raging Flames Petras said the building was up in flames when firefighters arrived. Saturday ...Five dead in massive apartment fire in WhitneySpartanburg Herald JournalInvestigation into cause of Spartanburg deadly fire to be completed MondayWHNS GreenvilleCoroner: 5 Dead In Spartanburg Co. Apartment FireWSPA.comFireEngineering.com -The Stateall 30 news…
  • Two fire trucks from same station overturn within months of each other - WSOC Charlotte

    21 Dec 2014 | 3:49 pm
    WSOC CharlotteTwo fire trucks from same station overturn within months of each otherWSOC CharlotteA fire truck rushing to a call crashed in a South Charlotte neighborhood and flipped over into a woman's backyard. Four firefighters were in the truck when it flipped over. All of them are OK. IMAGES: Fire truck overturns in south Charlotte The crashed ...Driver injured when Charlotte fire truck overturnsCharlotte Observerall 22 news articles »
  • Horses perish in Rowlett stable fire - WFAA

    21 Dec 2014 | 2:13 pm
    CBS LocalHorses perish in Rowlett stable fireWFAAThe stable was destroyed, but no people were injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Zimmerman told News 8 that a witness reported hearing three loud "pops" at the time of the fire. Any witnesses are urged to contact the Rowlett Fire Fire flattens stable, kills horses in RowlettDallas Morning News (blog)At Least Seven Horses Dead in Rowlett Barn FireNBC 5 Dallas-Fort WorthEight Horses Die In Stable FireCBS LocalStar Local Media -Fort Worth Star Telegramall 11 news articles »
  • 1 dead in Claymont, Del. apartment fire - 6abc.com

    21 Dec 2014 | 1:27 pm
    6abc.com1 dead in Claymont, Del. apartment fire6abc.comOne person is dead and another hospitalized after a 2-alarm fire at an apartment complex in Claymont, Delaware. The fire broke out around 2:30 a.m. at the Harbor House apartments on the unit block of Harbor Drive. Arriving crews were met with flames ...Deadly fire early Sunday in ClaymontThe News JournalOne Dead, One Injured In Delaware Apartment FireCBS Local1 dead, 2 hurt after fire at Harbor House Apartments in ClaymontWDEL 1150AMall 13 news articles »
 
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  • CA-SBF Angelus Oaks Winter Understory Burn (Prescribed Fire) #CaFire

    11 Dec 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Angelus Oaks Prescribed Fire (Prescribed Fire)Posted: 10 Dec 2014 11:18 AM PSTForest Service Fire crews are conducting a prescribed fire today as part of the Angelus Oaks Fuel Reduction project as weather and conditions permit. Burning will continue throughout the winter with completion expected by May 2015. San Bernardino National Forest Angelus Oaks Understory Burn (Prescribed Fire)Incident OverviewForest Service Fire crews are conducting a precribed fire today as part of the Angelus Oaks Fuel Reduction project as weather and conditions permit. Burning will continue…
  • RED FLAG WARNING FOR GUSTY SANTA ANA WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES MOUNTAINS AND VALLEYS OF RIVERSIDE AND SAN DIEGO COUNTIES

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:03 am
    Red Flag WarningURGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA310 AM PST WED NOV 26 2014...RED FLAG WARNING FOR GUSTY SANTA ANA WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIESTHROUGH THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE MOUNTAINS AND INLAND VALLEYS OFRIVERSIDE AND SAN DIEGO COUNTIES....SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES TO WEAKEN...BUT SHOULD BESUFFICIENT TO CONTINUE LOCALLY GUSTY EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS ANDLOW HUMIDITIES FOR THE COASTAL SLOPES OF THE MOUNTAINS INTO THEFAR INLAND VALLEYS IN RIVERSIDE AND SAN DIEGO COUNTIES. WEAKERWINDS WITH A SLIGHT RECOVERY IN HUMIDITIES WILL CONTINUE INTOTHANKSGIVING DAY.Read…
  • The Next Big Thing In Wildland Fire Should Be This Small Thing #RescueMeBalloon #CaFire

    17 Nov 2014 | 1:02 pm
    #Rescue Me Balloon This simple cheap device could save wildland firefighters lives and should be required to be attached to every fire shelter by next season.Rescue Me Balloon Uses Helium To Raise Bright Beacon With LED Lights 150' Above Your Shelter Deployment Location.The balloon, made of durable plastic, is stored in a small canister with a clip for attaching to your belt, backpack or a your fire shelter. When deployed, the balloon rises up to 150 feet in the air, tethered by a lightweight cord. Easily spotted from ground and air.The RMB also has a built-in flashing LED signal,…
  • Heart Attacks and Motor Vehicle Crashes, Leading Causes of Death for Sleep Deprived US Firefighters

    17 Nov 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Lack of Sleep Implicated in Heart Attacks and Motor Vehicle Crashes, The Leading Causes of Death for United States FirefightersFirefighters Need Good Restful SleepResearchers found that 37% of 7,000 firefighters had at least one sleep disorder, making them about twice as likely to get in a crash than their well-rested peers.They were also twice as likely to have cardiovascular disease or diabetes, and more than three times as likely to report depression and anxiety, according to the study, published in The Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.That increased risk is especially important because…
  • RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FOR MODERATE TO STRONG SANTA ANA WIND EVENT OVER LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES

    16 Nov 2014 | 3:09 pm
    OSCC - NWS Red Flag WarningRead watches, warnings & advisoriesZoomOutHigh Wind WarningFreeze WarningRed Flag WarningSmall Craft AdvisoryWind AdvisoryFrost AdvisoryFreeze WatchHazardous Weather OutlookLast map update: Nov, 16th 2014 at 3:03:16 pm PSTURGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA944 AM PST SUN NOV 16 2014RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH 8 PM PST MONDAY OVER MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES DUE TO GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES.STRONG SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE GREAT BASIN COMBINED WITH STRONG AND COLD NORTHERLY WINDS ALOFT WILL…
 
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  • Morning Lineup -December 21, 2014

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    20 Dec 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Sunday Morning Firegeezer is on leave until February 2015 while I revise the website and set up new email and Facebook pages. Enjoy the Holidays and I’ll see you then. Bill S.
  • Turkey Fryer Update

    firegeezer
    30 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    A LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, FAMILY lost their Thanksgiving dinner along with part of their house Thursday when their turkey fryer  which was left unattended set their garage on fire.  KLKN-TV reported: Jeff Johnson, who lives across the street, was on his way back home when he saw their turkey fryer catch fire in the driveway. “By the time I came around the circle drive here, it had grown,” Johnson said. “It’s probably ten foot tall. It was starting to burn the truck up. And it was starting to burn on the garage doors.”  Johnson immediately called 911. Another…
  • Sunday Matinee

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    30 Nov 2014 | 4:54 am
    Cartoon Feature Popeye (1952) “Ancient Fistory” Short Subject – Documentary Chicago FD Squad Co. 5  (1993) “FIRE In The Heat Of The Battle” Feature Presentation Adam-12 – Episode 3:06 “Missing Child” Officers Malloy and Reed search for a missing child whose disappearance becomes increasingly serious as time passes.
  • Saturday Car Toon: 1967 Toyota Sports 800

    fossilmedic
    29 Nov 2014 | 10:27 am
     The Toyota Sports 800 Is The Forefather of Fun Published on Nov 18, 2014 Start with the Lexus LFA and trace your way back through Toyota’s sports car lineage, pausing along the way to admire the Supra, the MR2, the AE86, the Celica, and the 2000GT. But don’t stop there: follow the Japanese carmaker’s family tree to the very root of its sports cars and you’ll find the Sports 800, known to its legions of fans as “Yota-hachi.” Little-known in the United States due its low export numbers, the Sports 800 is a true “hero car” in Japan, where it is one of only two cars ever to be…
  • Police Use Firetruck For Enforcement Decoy

    firegeezer
    29 Nov 2014 | 6:04 am
    Why Not A Police Vehicle? WOODBRIDGE, NEW JERSEY, POLICE RECENTLY used a Woodbridge Fire Department engine parked on the shoulder of a busy highway to see how well drivers comply with the state’s “Move Over” law.  The pumper was placed off the travel lane and had its emergency lights operating,  While it was primarily a part of a traffic enforcement education campaign, they did issue tickets to flagrant violators. NJ Advance photo NJ.com posted an article from the Hunterdon County Democrat that told in part,  Is it possible for a driver to zone out behind the wheel to the…
 
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  • Rest In Peace Brothers in Arms

    Jeffrey Wysowski
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:52 am
    May they Rest In Peace Forever at our Lords side for they where taken Before their time unnecessarily. The lords wrath shall be felt be all those that where involved and those that remained silent they could have acted but didn't are in Gods eyes just as guilty.  Yesterday Two officers where murdered while eating there lunch in there squad car "assassination" style for no logical reason and the perp even posted it on social media yet it still happened? ? http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/21/nyregion/two-police-officers-shot-in-their-patrol-car-in-brooklyn.html://
  • Easy-Button Firefighting

    Dave LeBlanc
    20 Dec 2014 | 5:11 am
    There is no magic bullet, by Capt. Dave LeBlanc As we read today about the incident in Woodmere New York, it drives home the point that no matter how much we train, learn, research and perform, this job is still dangerous and we need to be focused 100% of the time. Because even the best firemen can get hurt or killed. This is not an anti anything article but more of a warning that if we still plan on going inside burning buildings, we owe it to ourselves to be as prepared as possible. And as long as people are still in those buildings we protect, we should have a plan for going in. There is…
  • Don't Wait for Your Ship, You Might Miss It!

    Jason Hoevelmann
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:35 am
    In recent weeks I have had the opportunity to be involved in both sides of the promotional process: as a participant and as an interviewer.  Both are stressful and will challenge you.  You must be able to pull from your training, education, experience and coaching in both circumstances to arrive at a positive decision and hopefully with a successful outcome. This post is going to focus on  being the participant in these processes.  In my classes on officer development I try to hammer home the point about creating a consistent and complete body of work as a firefighter. What I mean by that…
  • Firehouse Nutrition Tip- Eat more fruits and veggies....

    Aaron Zamzow
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:46 am
    Firefighters have physically and mentally demanding jobs which means we (as fire rescue athletes) have demanding nutritional needs to match.  Unfortunately, research confirms that most are deficient in some essential nutrients. The most common deficiencies are in protein, water (hydration), healthy fatty acids, and the essential vitamins. Research confirms these same deficiencies for all athletes, not just fire rescue athletes.  Let's face it, with all the demands of the job  it’s really hard to get all the essential vitamins and minerals from food alone.  So, I came up with a couple of…
  • FIREFIGHTER TRAINING PODCAST – FIREFIGHTER NEEDS HELP! – AN INTERVIEW WITH MARK LAMPLUGH

    Mark Lamplugh
    14 Dec 2014 | 3:30 pm
    This episode of the Firefighter Training Podcast deals with a very serious topic about members who may be in some emotional distress because of the job, or factors in their life outside of the job. None of us would hesitate to help a brother or sister who called MAYDAY on the fireground, but what do we do with the thousands of silent MAYDAYS that are just as life threatening, but not being called. http://petelamb.com/firefighter-training-podcast-firefighter-needs-help-an-interview-with-mark-lamplugh/
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  • Indexing Day at the Edinburgh Fire Group

    24 Nov 2014 | 7:20 am
    For over five years, the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering at The University of Edinburgh has been taking forward the Edinburgh Fire Digital Preservation Project. This project comprises the cataloguing, indexing and scanning of some 40.000 documents which originally belonged to the BRE Fire Research Archive.Back in 2009, the Archive was relocated from its initial location at the BRE headquarters in Watford to the top floor of the structures lab in King’s Buildings, Edinburgh…a monumental effort! The overall objective of the project is to make the Archive’s…
  • Bang goes the Borders: Science Festival

    23 Sep 2014 | 6:54 am
    Dr Carvel, ready to begin.Saturday 20th September 2014 was the fourth "Bang goes the Borders" science festival, held at St Mary's School in Melrose, in the Scottish Borders. Each year the festival hosts researchers and scientists from several universities, schools and companies who present a variety of hands-on experiments, workshops and some demonstration experiments. Universities present included Heriot-Watt University (one of the event sponsors), University of Edinburgh, Newcastle University, and Glasgow University. Glasgow Science Centre were there too.For the first time, a member of the…
  • Concrete in Fire Forum, Autumn 2014

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:45 am
    The BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering is happy to announce that next installment of the Concrete in Fire Forum, in conjunction with The Concrete Society, will be hosted at the University of Edinburgh.When: 10.30 am Monday 17th November 2014 (we will finish around 4pm)Where: Seminar room, Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions (CSEC), University of Edinburgh, Erskine Williamson Building, The King's Buildings, Mayfield Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JZ, United Kingdom              …
  • Edinburgh Researchers Featured in USDA Forest Service Video Spotlight

    16 Sep 2014 | 4:02 am
    Researchers from the Fire Group, involved in a project on wildland fire behavior in the context of hazardous fuel reduction treatments, have recently been featured in a video put together by the USDA Forest Service. The video highlights several aspects of the experimental fire which was carried out in New Jersey, USA earlier this year. Particular focus is put on efforts to better understand and characterize the generation of firebrands in a wildland fire. This aspect of the project is of significant interest to Edinburgh researchers, and associated work aimed at understanding the ignition of…
  • Playing with Fire - Towers of Babel

    4 Sep 2014 | 1:59 pm
    One night over cocktails almost two years ago Dr Cecilia Abecassis-Empis and Jo Rush started talking about what they respectively do; Cecilia, an academic at the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering; and Jo, a freelance theatre director.  The conversation, like many, quickly moved onto the causes of the 9/11 structural collapses of the World Trade Centre (WTC) towers. Cecilia’s and Luke Bisby’s (who over-hearing the conversation could not help but chime in) frustration that the scientific reasoning and underlying messages around these events were not being heard sparked an idea in…
 
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  • Bedford County Delays Decision to Move Fire/Rescue Administration to Unused County Facility

    Taylor Goodman
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:18 am
    In Bedford County, a county-owned facility has sat empty for some time.  A proposal was presented the Board of Supervisors to allow the Department of Fire & Rescue to move into the facility, giving much-needed classroom space, storage, and office space as well. However, the proposal was almost unanimously denied at a recent BOS meeting. Read why below: Bedford County delays decision on using old group homes for fire and rescue – NewsAdvance.com : News – Lynchburg, Virginia Area.
  • Roanoke County Firefighter and Police Officer Save Lives on Vacation

    Taylor Goodman
    16 Aug 2013 | 12:12 pm
    In Roanoke County, a firefighter and police officer will both be recognized for saving the lives of two people caught in rip current while they were on vacation in Holden Beach, NC. From WSLS: Barry Brown and Eric Austin and their families were vacationing in North Carolina when a woman and her son were caught in the rip current. Now, the two will be recognized by the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors for saving lives hundreds of miles away. “I was glad we all made it out.  The first words I told my wife was I thought all four of us was going to die, because I had never been in a rip…
  • “New” Tower Ladder for the Jefferson Park Volunteers

    Taylor Goodman
    16 Aug 2013 | 11:36 am
    Click image to enlarge. The Jefferson Park Volunteer Fire Department, located in far northern Prince George County, has recently placed a “new” tower ladder in service as Tower  5.   The Jefferson Park area has seen a great deal of both commercial and residential growth over the past few years, much of it related to the expansion of the Fort Lee military base, which is located directly across the street from the JPVFD firehouse. Tower 5 has certainly paid it’s dues across the east coast.  Originally built in for the Stratford (CT) fire department in 1987 by Pierce…
  • Boykins VFD Takes Delivery of Rosenabuer Commander Pumper

    Taylor Goodman
    16 Aug 2013 | 10:43 am
    Click image to enlarge The Boykins Volunteer Fire Department, located just a couple of miles north of the North Carolina state line in Southampton County, has taken delivery of a new 2013 Rosenbauer Commander pumper.  Designated Engine 11, the new rig will replace both a HME/Grumman pumper and a Ford F-series light duty squad truck. The BVFD will be running this as a rescue pumper, as it runs with preconnected Holmatro tools from the rear compartment.  It also features a 1250GPM Darley pump, along with 1000 gallons of the wet stuff in a poly tank.  Power comes from a 380HP Cummins motor…
  • Family Sues Middleburg VFD, Cites Department and Leaders in Loved One’s Death

    Taylor Goodman
    31 Jul 2013 | 10:53 am
    In Loudoun County, family members of Nathan Smith, a man who died in July 2011, are now suing the local volunteer fire department and its past leadership, as well as the County Fire-Rescue chief, claiming their actions diretly contributed to his death. After an altercation arose between the members of the Middleburg Volunteer Fire Department and career members of the the Loudoun County Fire-Rescue (LCFR) department that assist Middleburg with staffing, the LCFR Chief Keith Brower made a decision to remove the career firefighters from the Middleburg firehouse.  These members were…
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  • "Why North Korea Attack Should Matter to Firefighters"

    Frank Ricci
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:00 pm
    By Politics & Tactics Host Frank Ricci The rallying cry "Millions for Defense, Not One Cent for Tribute"  was first attributed to Robert Goodloe Harper a proud Federalist in response to the French attacks on American ships. It was latter made famous by Thomas Jefferson after America's first brush with Islamic terrorists know as Barbary Pirates. Here today we look back at this history and ponder why we are cowering? It is critical to realize that history is not just dates and dead men. It is lessons from the past that we should study and embrace. America is not to be bribed and our fellow…
  • Fifteen Years Ago: A Deadly December

    Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich
    20 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    It’s not hard to remember December in 1999. That year, in the month of December alone, this nation’s fire service lost EIGHTEEN firefighters in the line of duty. Two fires accounted for half of that total. On December 3, 1999, Worcester Massachusetts lost six firefighters in the Cold Storage Warehouse fire. Thomas Spencer, Paul Brotherton, Timothy Jackson, Jeremiah (Jerry) Lucey, James Lyons and Joseph McGuirk all perished in a fire that started as “light smoke showing” and went to an out-of-control raging inferno very quickly. That day was memorialized in the book “3000 Degrees”…
  • Easy-Button Firefighting on Backstep Firefighter

    Dave LeBlanc
    20 Dec 2014 | 5:13 am
    There is no magic bullet, by Capt. Dave LeBlanc As we read today about the incident in Woodmere New York, it drives home the point that no matter how much we train, learn, research and perform, this job is still dangerous and we need to be focused 100% of the time. Because even the best firemen can get hurt or killed. This is not an anti anything article but more of a warning that if we still plan on going inside burning buildings, we owe it to ourselves to be as prepared as possible. And as long as people are still in those buildings we protect, we should have a plan for going in. There is…
  • Finding Joy

    Devon Wells
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    I'm of the belief that success is a result of happiness. Unfortunately, there are many that seek success so they can be happy. That is backwards. Simply due to the fact that success is never enough, so you keep pushing to get that next goal, so you can be happy again. Ultimately, you will rarely achieve that happiness, since you keep pushing past your previous successes. Another concept is that true happiness is joy. Joy is not subject to circumstance. In fact, joy defies circumstance. So we should find Joy in all we do. This past summer I had the misfortune of losing my mother-in-law to…
  • Don't Wait for Your Ship, You Might Miss It!

    Jason Hoevelmann
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:38 am
    In recent weeks I have had the opportunity to be involved in both sides of the promotional process: as a participant and as an interviewer.  Both are stressful and will challenge you.  You must be able to pull from your training, education, experience and coaching in both circumstances to arrive at a positive decision and hopefully with a successful outcome. This post is going to focus on  being the participant in these processes.  In my classes on officer development I try to hammer home the point about creating a consistent and complete body of work as a firefighter. What I mean by that…
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  • SMART CAR - DUMB DRIVER HITS FIRE TRUCK IN PORTLAND

    21 Dec 2014 | 6:12 pm
     A Portland woman was arrested early Sunday morning in Clark County after she allegedly drove a Smart Car through a red light, collided with a fire truck and fled the scene.At about 3:15 a.m., a Vancouver Fire Department fire truck was traveling west on Northeast 119th Street through the intersection at 87th Avenue. The fire truck had the green light, but its driver noticed that a red 2013 Smart Car traveling north on 87th Avenue wasn’t stopping for its red light, said Clark County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Fred Neiman.The driver of the fire truck slammed on the brakes but still…
  • FF BURNED AT FL FATAL FIRE

    21 Dec 2014 | 5:12 pm
     A 26-year-old man who was inside a burning home on West 27th Street in northwest Jacksonville early Sunday morning died and a firefighter responding to the fire a suffered a minor burn to his face.The fire broke out between 6 and 7 a.m. according to Jacksonville Fire-Rescue. When firefighters arrived, heavy smoke was showing, and neighbors say flames were shooting as high as 10 feet in the air.Jacksonville Fire-Rescue said they pulled the victim from the home and tried to revive them, but efforts were unsuccessful. At 7:20 a.m., Jacksonville Fire-Rescue said the situation was under…
  • CHARLOTTE LADDER 32 - FLIPS FOR THE 2nd TIME IN 6 MONTHS

    21 Dec 2014 | 10:12 am
     Charlotte. (North Carolina) Ladder 32 overturned last night but thankfully, the only in jury was the driver who has a hand injury. No one else was hurt. Ladder 32 was the company that overturned and caught fire this past summer-but this was a different shift. This truck was a reserve truck they have been using.  Initial reports are that a mechanical failure may have caused the driver to lose control while they were responding to a fire alarm activation around 0330 hours. HERE are photos of the apparatus crash.
  • Apparatus Rollover, Condolences, Long Island Firefighter (The Secret List)

    21 Dec 2014 | 9:12 am
     All, Charlotte. (North Carolina) Ladder 32 overturned last night but thankfully, the only in jury was the driver who has a hand injury. No one else was hurt. Ladder 32 was the company that overturned and caught fire this past summer-but this was a different shift. This truck was a reserve truck they have been using.  Initial reports are that a mechanical failure may have caused the driver to lose control while they were responding to a fire alarm activation around 0330 hours. HERE are photos of the apparatus crash.
  • Enfield Man Killed in Crash With Ambulance in Somers - Connecticut

    20 Dec 2014 | 6:12 pm
    An Enfield resident has died after crashing head-on into an ambulance on Main Street/Route 190 in Somers on Saturday afternoon, according to state police.Police said the driver struck an ambulance on Main Street around 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not identified him by name but said he was a resident of Enfield.According to police, two people, a driver and passenger, were on board the ambulance at the time of the crash and were not injured. The ambulance was not responding to a medical call.Firefighters from the Hazardville section of Enfield…
 
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  • Searching for History of the RFD

    The Fire Critic
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:40 pm
    I am searching for all things related to the Roanoke Fire Department. This includes pictures, tools, equipment, helmets, gear, and even fire apparatus. While I will pay cash for certain artifacts, I am more interested in finding out what is out there and getting copies of photos are just fine.
  • Winners – 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

    The Fire Critic
    14 Dec 2014 | 3:40 pm
    The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway is underway! The winners for day 1 are listed below. View the prize schedule here. You can still enter to win if you haven't already! Enter once per email address.
  • 12 Days of Christmas Prize Schedule (you can still enter to win)

    The Fire Critic
    13 Dec 2014 | 2:55 pm
    The Fire Critic/Iron Firemen 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway begins on 12/14 and ends on 12/25. There will be a total of 29 winners this year. This year each winner will be winning a prize or prize package valued at $200 or more. Daily, we will post on who won the prizes on FireCritic.com. We will also be updating The Fire Critic Facebook page with the winners. All winners will be contacted via email. I cannot thank the companies who gave products for the giveaway enough. This year we have around $10,000 worth of products to give away. That is awesome. I would appreciate it if you patronized…
  • 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway – $10k Worth of Prizes. Enter To Win!

    The Fire Critic
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:39 am
    Each year, the crews at FireCritic.com & IronFiremen.com team up with great companies for a huge giveaway of great products. This year is no different. We focused on quality over quantity this year to ensure the giveaway was most epic! We are giving away almost $10,000 worth of prizes. This year, there will be approximately 29 winners.
  • Top Ten Christmas Gifts for Firefighters (2014 edition)

    The Fire Critic
    2 Dec 2014 | 8:51 pm
    This years Christmas gifts list is coming out just in time. This year, I tried to focus on more affordable gift ideas than helmets and boots I have always had on the list in the past. There are still some higher dollar gifts, but most are within reason I think. . Take your time and look through them. If you are a firefighter, share this with your friends, family, and significant other!
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  • The Darkness and The Light: Thoughts on Faith During a Difficult Year

    Jenna
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:55 pm
    One Sunday late last month, I did something I never do. I sent my husband and sons to church without me. We normally go as a four-person family unit, and every third Sunday, the boys and I make the trek alone as my husband works.…      Related StoriesNormalOne More ThingVoice(s) 
  • Happy 10: What Marriage Is All About

    Jenna
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:15 am
    The boys came down with the sickness this week, like the 50 other kids in their building absent on Monday. We’ve been gently nursing them back to health: Giving ibuprofen when fevers spike and cause headaches. Buying more ibuprofen when we run out.…      Related StoriesSoulmates ReunitedPittsburgh Married Ohio: Weed Whacking vs Weed EatingHappy Birthday, You 
  • 52 Weeks of Brotherhood: The One with the Christmas Program

    Jenna
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Last Thursday, the third grade put on a Christmas program at the elementary school. They did one during the day for the rest of the grades and one at night for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, neighbors, and so on. BigBrother told me a number of times how excited he felt to stand on stage and sing the songs.…      Related StoriesChristmas Tree Farm Day, 201452 Weeks of Brotherhood: The One with Mouse Trap52 Weeks of Brotherhood: The One with the Three-Year Gap 
  • How to Make a Wine Cork Christmas Tree

    Jenna
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:22 am
    I originally started saving wine corks to make a shadow box of corks for our eventual basement bar renovation. Since that project won’t be started any time soon, I started thinking about making a wine cork heart to hang in the dining room.…      Related StoriesSilent Prayers“I Can’t See God”Christmas Tree Farm Day, 2014 
  • A Runner’s World RunStreak Update: 19 Days!

    Jenna
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:36 am
    Over the halfway point! I’m feeling much better this week, already having run my Day 19 run today as well. Last week brought some cold, windy runs—and one wardrobe malfunction. I will share about my wardrobe malfunction so you can avoid my stupidity mistake.…      Related StoriesA Runner’s World RunStreak Update: 12 Days InOn Run Streaking, Working Out, and Making It Through the HolidaysFriday Five: 5 Things I’m Doing This Weekend 
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  • BLM firefighter recognized as hero for saving two girls from drowning

    Bill Gabbert
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:01 pm
    A Bureau of Land Management wildland firefighter employed at the Miles City, Montana Field Office was recently awarded the Carnegie Medal for Heroism for saving two young girls from drowning in the... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Temperature and precip outlooks through March

    Bill Gabbert
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:15 pm
    The latest seasonal outlooks for January through March, 2015 were updated today.  (via NWS, Western Region) This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • A confluence of wildfire and art

    Bill Gabbert
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:06 pm
    The Fires of Change exhibition is a collaborative science and art partnership among the Southwest Fire Science Consortium, Flagstaff Arts Council, and the Landscape Conservation Initiative. The... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Wildfire briefing, December 18, 2014

    Bill Gabbert
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Possible wildfire suppression scam From the Rapid City Fire Department: Scam Alert: Investigators for the RCPD would like to inform the public of a possible scam targeting local businesses. An... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Bear Mountain’s 2014 fire season

    Bill Gabbert
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:57 am
    This is the time of the year when we start seeing videos from wildland firefighters that show the highlights of their fire season. The latest entry is from the Bear Mountain Hand Crew in South... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
 
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    Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal

  • Automotive Shops and Used Oil Waste: FAQs

    Michael Manouel
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:38 am
    Automotive Shops and Used Oil Waste: FAQs   If you manage an automotive repair facility or maintenance shop, you may have some questions concerning the safe disposal of used oil, used oil filters, contaminated fluids, and other waste streams that are generated in your shop day-to-day. A few of these questions might be: What does […] The post Automotive Shops and Used Oil Waste: FAQs appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • Paging Doctors and Dentists: It’s Time to Talk About X-Ray Waste

    Michael Manouel
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Paging Doctors and Dentists: It’s Time to Talk About X-Ray Waste   It’s so commonplace you might not even notice it, were it not for the heavy lead-lined apron you’re sometimes made to wear: If you’ve ever fractured a bone or had a bad cavity, the process of having an X-ray taken is routine procedure. […] The post Paging Doctors and Dentists: It’s Time to Talk About X-Ray Waste appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • The 3 Rules of Land Disposal Restrictions

    Michael Manouel
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:29 am
    The 3 Rules of Land Disposal Restrictions   In 1984, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) was updated to prevent the disposal of certain hazardous wastes on land. Out of this new rule came the Land Disposal Restrictions (LDR) program, which mandates that certain protective measures be taken before any hazardous waste is disposed […] The post The 3 Rules of Land Disposal Restrictions appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • Calling All RCRA Wunderkinds: Test Your Regulatory IQ With This Fun Quiz

    Michael Manouel
    9 Dec 2014 | 4:32 am
    Calling All RCRA Wunderkinds: Test Your Regulatory IQ With This Fun Quiz   The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, also known as, RCRA (pronounced in acronym form as “reck-rah”) is a labyrinthine piece of legislation. If you work in the environmental sector or with hazardous waste (even in any cursory fashion), you are sure to […] The post Calling All RCRA Wunderkinds: Test Your Regulatory IQ With This Fun Quiz appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • 3 Steps to Building a Green Supply Chain

    Michael Manouel
    4 Dec 2014 | 5:36 am
    3 Steps to Building a Green Supply Chain   You listen to your customers. You read several newspapers a day, so you know all about corporate sustainability—how sustainable companies make record profits and are measurably more popular with the public. You and senior management have made the decision to switch to a leaner, more sustainable business […] The post 3 Steps to Building a Green Supply Chain appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
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