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  • Firefighters in Suburbia

    NYT > Fires and Firefighters
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Joyce M. Lannert, a former Westchester County planning commissioner, responds to a Sunday Review news analysis.
  • Firefighter Injured In Jeffersonville Apartment Fire

    FireFightingNews.com - US Fire & Rescue News
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    A fire at an apartment building in Jeffersonville Monday night sent a resident and a firefighter to University of Louisville Hospital and displaced...
  • Firefighter Injured In Jeffersonville Apartment Fire

    All Countries - Fire and Rescue News
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    A fire at an apartment building in Jeffersonville Monday night sent a resident and a firefighter to University of Louisville Hospital and displaced 16 families. The blaze occurred about 10:30 p.m. at Executive …
  • Top 5 firefighting videos of August 2014

    Firerescue1 Daily News
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Best clips include a reality training video on how to attack a car fire and a firefighter taking a nasty fall after a ladder is not heeled properly
  • Wis. fire department builds green station that pays for itself

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    8 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
 
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  • Firefighter Injured In Jeffersonville Apartment Fire

    11 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    A fire at an apartment building in Jeffersonville Monday night sent a resident and a firefighter to University of Louisville Hospital and displaced 16 families. The blaze occurred about 10:30 p.m. at Executive …
  • House Fire Blamed On Lightning: No Injuries In Four-alarm Blaze

    4 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Firefighters battled a four-alarm house fire Thursday caused when lightning struck it during a passing thundershower. Shortly after 6 p.m., two occupants of the home on 36 Long Meadow Farm Drive fled to safety …
  • 4 Children Killed In SW Philly Fire

    4 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Four children were killed early Saturday when a fire that apparently started in a couch on a porch spread quicky to neighboring row homes in Southwest Philadelphia, engulfing eight of them in flames, officials …
  • Kingston Man Dies In Collision With Fire Truck

    4 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    A 48-year-old Kingston man died Friday morning in traffic collision involving a North Kitsap Fire and Rescue truck. Shortly after 11 a.m. Friday the pumper truck heading south on Miller Bay Road NE attempted to …
  • Wildland Fire Scorches South San Jose Hills

    4 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    On Monday, June 30, 2014, at 1340 PM, 9-1-1 calls began to flood the San Jose Fire Department communications center with reports of a vegetation fire in the Santa Teresa Hills above Curie Drive on the citys south …
 
 
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  • LAFD Battles Encino Blaze that Claims Two Lives

    LAFD
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:57 am
    ENCINO - The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) extinguished structure fire that claimed two lives and hospitalized six, including one firefighter.Just before 9:00 PM on August 28, 2014, firefighters responded to 5330 Lindley Avenue to find a three-story center-hallway apartment/condo building over a parking structure, with one unit on the third floor well involved in flames. An aggressive attack ensued and additional firefighters were quickly requested.Over 100 firefighters, under the command of Battalion Chief Al Valle, fully extinguished the flames in just over one…
  • Venice Beach Lightning Strike Survivor Reunites with Rescuers

    LAFD
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:56 pm
    VENICE  – On the afternoon of July 27, 2014, a bolt of lightning from an unexpected summer storm struck Venice Beach. LA County Fire Department  (LACoFD) Lifeguards and Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) units sprang into action to assist numerous injured people. The first person rescued from the ocean was 56-year-old Robert Kilroy, an off-duty seasonal LA County Lifeguard and a professional chiropractor. Dr. Kilroy was pulled by his 15-year-old daughter Emily from the water in cardiac arrest. First responders began immediate CPR on Dr. Kilroy and transported him to Ronald…
  • No Functional Smoke Alarms in Fatal Los Angeles Fire

    LAFD
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:31 pm
    FAIRCREST HEIGHTS – A male in his 70’s, two dogs and a bird were found dead in a burning home Sunday afternoon. The Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned at 4:51 PM on August 24, 2014 to the report of a structure fire at 1568 South Point View Street in the Faircrest Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. Firefighters arrived quickly to find heavy smoke showing from the attic of a one story 1,544 square-foot home. Access was difficult due to excessive storage in front yard, back yard, roof and throughout the 80 year old residence. During fire attack, LAFD responders discovered a man…
  • Napa Earthquake - A Reminder to Prepare

    LAFD
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:54 am
    A strong earthquake near Napa in Northern California this week, reminds us that disasters can strike without warning. What would you do... ...if basic services - water, gas, electricity and telephones - were entirely cut off? ...if roads were impassible or neighborhood firefighters were committed to major emergencies and unable to reach you right away?The answer is Preparedness!The men and women of the Los Angeles Fire Department want you and your family to be safe. Here are some tips for getting and staying prepared:Know the types of disasters that can occur in your community.Make a family…
  • LAFD Battles 30 Acre Van Nuys Brush Fire

    LAFD
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:17 am
    VAN NUYS - Over 125 firefighters battled a brush fire that erupted within the Sepulveda basin on August 22, 2014, scorching 30 acres.Just before 4:00 PM the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) responded to the 15700 block of Burbank Boulevard to find thick brush and trees on fire in the Sepulveda basin.A 10 mph southerly wind began blowing embers, creating several spot fires. The flames quickly spread to 10-acres and began burning two different areas, South and North of Burbank Boulevard, prompting the Incident Commander to create two separate branches of…
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  • ESO Solutions Acquires JefBar Billing and Dispatch Software

    29 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    ESO adds to its industry leading software suite. ESO Solutions, Inc., the leader in pre-hospital electronic medical record (EMR) software solutions, announces the acquisition of JefBar Software Services innovative pre-hospital billing and dispatch software. This creates a premium end-to-end software solution for the emergency medical services and mobile health industry. "The team at JefBar have ...
  • Apollo MedFlight (TX) Chooses Aladtec for Staff Scheduling and Data Management Solutions

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:19 am
    Untitled Document This organization requires tools that allow them to be as flexible as possible in the extremely fluid environment of air medical transport. Amarillo, TX - The medical team at Apollo MedFlight continually looks for new ...
  • Globe, DuPont, and NVFC Announce More Winners in 2014 Gear Giveaway

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont), and the NVFC have announced the second round of winners in the 2014 Globe Gear Giveaway. The Cape Ferrelo Rural Fire Protection District (Brookings, OR) and the Stratton (CO) Volunteer Fire Dept. will each receive four sets of new, Globe turnout gear.
  • FDNY Christens BullEx Shipboard Simulator

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Untitled Document Randall’s Island, NY - BullEx is proud to have been chosen for the task of preparing FDNY members to keep their 520 miles of coastline safe. The FDNY christened a new BullEx Shipboard Simulator named “Port ...
  • Original Footwear Purchases Altama and Wellco Footwear Brands

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:13 am
    STOCKTON, CA (August, 2014) - Original S.W.A.T.®, the leading value-minded tactical footwear manufacturer, is pleased to announce that our company, Original Footwear, has purchased the majority of the assets of Tactical Holdings and Operations Inc. as of August 15th, 2014. Most notably we welcome the Wellco and Altama companies—brands with a wealth of history, research, and footwear technology. These ...
 
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  • Another Wrong-Way Driver Crashes Into Ambulance

    firegeezer
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:56 am
    Driver Tried To Flee …. Failed A RURAL-METRO AMBULANCE IN BUFFALO, New York, was struck head on early Friday morning on a city street by a wrong-way driver.  The ambulance was responding to a hospital with a child/patient on board when the accident occurred causing the ambulance to roll over. WGRZ-TV A 25-yr.old man, Jeremy Parrilla was arrested and charged with obstruction of governmental administration, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, leaving the scene of an injury accident and other charges. WIVB-TV tells us:  A neighbor who lives on the corner says he heard the…
  • Sunday Matinee

    firegeezer
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:11 am
    Cartoon Feature Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd “To Duck Or Not To Duck” Short Subject – Documentary “Inside Engine 4″ Highlighting the Allentown, PA Fire Department’s Engine company 4. Allentown is Pennsylvania’s third largest city with a population of over 106,000 inhabitants. Engine 4 is stationed at the Central Fire Station in center city and is one of 6 stations in the city. Engine 4 is one of 7 engines protecting the citizens of Allentown. Feature Presentation Adam-12 – Episode 2:20 “The Bomb” Note:  If the video does not play,…
  • Explosion Demolishes French Apartment Building

    firegeezer
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:05 am
    Two Dead, Many More Trapped/Unaccounted For A VIOLENT EXPLOSION WRACKED a 4-story apartment building in a Paris, France, suburb Sunday morning.  Most of the building was blown away into rubble and at least two people are known to have perished.  The blast occurred at 7 am local time. Reuters / Hartmann One of the dead is an 8-yr.-old child and the other is a woman who was in her 80′s.  At the time of this posting there are 12 known injured victims, but around two dozen more are unaccounted for. The New York Daily News is reporting: The explosion took place in the suburb of…
  • FF Falls Through Roof of Burning Building While Ventilating

    firegeezer
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:59 am
    Walks Away From 20-Foot Drop A SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA, FIREFIGHTER escaped serious injury Friday when he fell through the roof of a burning commercial building.  The SacMetro firefighter was topside ventilating the roof of the auto repair shop that was ablaze when the fire apparently burned through the roof where he was standing. KOVR-TV The truck co. FF had his full turnout gear on including his SCBA when he dropped about 20 feet to the floor of the shop.  Other firefighters rushed in to his rescue and found him remarkably mobile as he walked out of the structure before being transported…
  • Scofflaw Fire Chief Quits As Feds Move In

    firegeezer
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:29 pm
    After 17 Arrests You Can Expect Some Heat WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania, Fire Chief John Yuknavich has been the topic of several Firegeezer reports over the past 2-½ years as we have talked about his blatant criminal activities.  (See our previous reports HERE, HERE, and HERE.)  Despite his being arrested more than 17 times over the years, and being implicated in several alleged incidents of purloining funds from the fire department, for some reason he was always supported – and seemingly protected – by the membership of the FD who kept re-electing him to office.  But no…
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  • MY DAD MY HERO

    scottyv
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:45 am
    my father is an Air Force Veteran, and a 40 year member of Northwood Engine Company 2 Volunteer FD in Hopatcong NJ, he is a true hero who taught me right from wrong, and how to be a man, he taught me to hunt, and to fish, to build fires, and how to be prepared and survive in any emergency situations, he has helped many many people, and would and has given the shirt off his back for anyone, rich or poor, good or bad, weather they deserved help or not, and even when he had nothing to give, he would still find a way to help, and never asked anything in return, now he is struggling to fight…
  • Patches Moldova

    Pompierul Moldova
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:52 pm
    Dear friends!!! Really happy that you are visiting my personal Firemen Patches collection page Pompierul.md. My name is Igor and I am the first Captain of the rescue service, Head of the Firefighters and Rescue Unit from Orhei, Civil Protection and Emergency Situations Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Moldova. I have been collecting firemen patches since 2011 and I am still a young collector, though with a nice world-wide daily growing pack. If you are interested in collecting firemen patches, please, do give me a helping hand at increasing the number of articles…
  • Small Town Quint

    Jeff Rollins
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:19 pm
    Need some pointers for a small department looking to get a used ladder truck (quint) in the future. i.e. do's and don'ts.
  • Women and Children First on Backstep Firefighter

    Dave LeBlanc
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Unselfish service toward others What does this mean? Quite simply it means that the less able are supposed to be assisted of the sinking ship before the able body males and the ship’s crew. Maritime law (or operational norm) grew from a sense of responsibility the mariners had for the value of human life, and while we can argue that there are as many able bodied women as there are non-able bodied males, the bigger picture was with the exception t of those needed to operate life boats the crew was the last to leave. Yes that is right, the passengers came FIRST! The Fire Service that I grew…
  • We Want To Be Everywhere

    Billy Schmidt
    17 Aug 2014 | 5:02 am
    Yes, as chief officers we want to be everywhere. We manage multiple fire stations and lead teams of firefighters and officers. We want to visit every station and listen to all of their stories, suggestions, and yes, criticisms. We want be at the fires, the bad motor vehicle accidents, and maybe even some of the medical calls. We want to get things done for them that will help them do their jobs. We want to help them grow. But we can’t be everywhere. Or can we? In essence, we need to remember our role and embed ourselves deeply into it with the intent of developing a local influence that…
 
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    Edinburgh Fire Research Blog

  • The IMFSE is renewed by Europe!

    19 Aug 2014 | 7:46 am
    The IMFSE (International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering: www.imfse.ugent.be) Management Board is proud to announce that the IMFSE program has been labelled ‘a very interesting and valuable Erasmus Mundus Master course’ after official Quality Review assessment by the European Commission. As a result, the IMFSE program has been formally included to the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMD) Catalogue of EACEA (Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency). The IMFSE program scores particularly well in terms of ‘relevance’ and ‘attractiveness’. The…
  • Edinburgh Student wins 2014 SFPE Student Scholar Award!

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:05 am
    Many congratulations to Alastair Bartlett, a 2014 MEng Graduate in Structural and Fire Safety Engineering from the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering, who has been awarded the 2014 Student Scholar Award from the Educational and Scientific Foundation of the SFPE. The award was made for Alastair's MEng Thesis, entitled "Charring Rates for Cross Laminated Timber under Standard and Non-Standard Heating Scenarios," which was supervised by Luke Bisby and Rory Hadden.Alastair will present his work at the SFPE Annual Conference in California this autumn, and has recently signed up to undertake an…
  • SiF 2014 – New city, new conference sessions, same old story?

    10 Jul 2014 | 3:04 am
    Views from a post-doc The 8th international conference on Structures in Fire was held in the massive and ever changing city of Shanghai from 11thto 13th June 2014. A large delegation from Edinburgh attended the conference, many for their first taste of this conference series, and many of the delegation had the opportunity to present their research, with 7 oral papers and one poster paper being presented.  The conference attracted over 250 delegates from all around the world (apart, yet again, from Africa).Bund - Shanghai (Copyright D.Rush)This year 282 two-page extended abstracts were…
  • SiF 2014 conference - Shanghai: Paper and Posters

    8 Jul 2014 | 8:13 am
    A strong Edinburgh delegation presented several papers at the 8th International Conference on Structures in Fire, held in Shanghai in June 2014.  The titles and authors of the papers are listed below (Edinburgh authors highlighted in bold), and the proceedings of the conference can be found at http://www.structuresinfire.com/Title: Towards fragility analysis for structural fire resistance: residual capacity of concrete columnsAuthors: D. Rush, L. Bisby, I. Ioannou and T. RossettoProceeding pages: 459 - 466Title: Deformation and response of continuous and restrained post-tensioned…
  • Congratulations to the IMFSE Class of 2014!

    25 Jun 2014 | 9:01 am
    Monday the 26 June marked the graduation of the 3rd cohort of students from our International Master in Fire Safety Engineering which we run with the Universities of Ghent and Lund.There were three parts to an action packed day hosted by the University of Ghent in what must be one of the most beautiful cities in the world.Ghent - surely one of the most beautiful cities in the worldIn the morning the students presented their thesis work. The topics ranged from egress modelling to structures in fire and advanced CFD to performance based design. The students excelled at this and the 7 minutes…
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  • B-Pillar Cut Quick Tip

    Michael Smith
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Here's a quick tip on avoiding problems making a cut at the top of the B-Pillar.  The seatbelt height adjuster is another reason that you should always peel off the interior trim prior to making a cut. The seat belt height adjuster can be found on the B-pillar and even the C-pillar depending on the type of vehicle. Much like a seat track adjuster, the seat belt height adjuster works in the say way. However, the difference between the two is the thickness of the track. A typical seat track that mounts to the floor is around 1.6MM thick. The typical seat belt height adjuster is 3.0MM thick or…
  • Free Webcast from FDIC: Applying Science Without Abandoning Aggressive Tactics

    Frank Ricci
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    Take a look and let me know your thoughts? A tactics class, not a data class! This program reconciles the new science with proven tactics to keep your members safe. Tactical implications with lessons learned from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, UL, and Yale studies without losing our identity are covered, as are command, size-up, fire attack, ventilation, and search. This new understanding is not as scary as it seems. What is considered new is based off tactical pieces of the puzzle that have been in practice for years. The latest science has just given us the full picture…
  • BOOTS AND MARGARITAS

    Paul Combs
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:55 am
    Here's a little end of Summer silliness. Enjoy our last few days of warmth, brothers and sisters - snow is just around the corner. Take care, stay safe, and always make a difference! Click link below to see more of Paul's work or to buy prints: http://www.artstudioseven.com/page-LE_Prints.htm
  • The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: MT

    Brad Hoff
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:24 am
    It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 58th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Fire Chief Dave "Chief 5" Anderson has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Fort Shaw Fire Department. Dave "Chief 5" Anderson Rank: Fire Chief Age: 66Gender: MaleStatus: VolunteerYears of Service: 45 Date of Incident: 07/22/2014Time of Incident: 1000hrsDate of Death: 08/25/2014Fire Department: Fort Shaw Fire…
  • Make It Count

    Bill Carey
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:44 am
    We're only here for a little while. Each day someone from each side(s) calls or writes me, pissed off at the world over all the debates in the fire service. Passion, tradition, pride, education, frustration, etc. it all comes to a head. I don't have all the answers and am very, very, very far from being a solution but the past has taught me that time is short. Make your time meaningful in your own way. Keep it simple Bill Carey is the online public safety news and blog manager with PennWell Public Safety, or more specifically FireRescue Magazine/FirefighterNation.com, JEMS.com, LawOfficer.com…
 
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  • CDC PSAP Ebola Guidance

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:17 am
    Interim Guidance for Monitoring and Movement of Persons with Ebola Virus Disease Exposure Guidance: Air Medical Transport for Patients with Ebola Interim Guidance: EMS Systems & 9-1-1 PSAPs: Management of Patients in the U.S. Clinician Information - U.S. Healthcare Settings Safe Management of Patients in U.S. Hospitals Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Hospitalized Patients with Known or Suspected Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever in U.S. Hospitals Guidance: Safe Handling of Human Remains in U.S. Hospitals and Mortuaries Interim Guidance for Environmental Infection Control in…
  • Dangers of "Dialing Direct"

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:11 am
    Some people believe that driving to a fire station is the quickest way to obtain service in a medical emergency. The danger with this thinking is that apparatus in a station does not necessarily mean that personnel are at the station. Let’s take Station 1 in Chester for instance; if the engine and ambulance are gone, there may still be a brush truck and a spare engine or ambulance in the house. The previous statement would be a situation where there are no personnel in the station. Dialing 9-1-1, for a medical emergency, gets an immediate response of the most appropriate and closest units…
  • NFPA Looks at CA Call Times

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:08 am
    The National Fire Protection Association says the total response time for the Oceano house fire last week is within its standards, though call handling for the initial 911 call does not fall within its recommended time frame. KSBY News spoke with Ken Willette, public fire protection division manager, and he says the agency sets a series of benchmarks for call handling so emergency crews have enough time to respond. The NFPA recommends from the time the very first 911 call is answered, that it take 1 minute 45 seconds to notify the appropriate fire agency. The standard allows for some room, up…
  • FIREFIGHTER HANDCUFFED AFTER NOT MOVING APPARATUS "It's Déjà Vu All Over Again"

    31 Aug 2014 | 12:08 am
     A dispute occurred between emergency responders at the scene of an accident in Winn Parish Saturday morning, resulting in a firefighter in handcuffs.Winnfield (Louisiana) firefighter Jonathan Johnson was taken from the scene of a two-vehicle accident for continuing to block traffic with a fire engine. Johnson was one of two members of the city fire department to respond to the call — which is standard operating procedure for the department, Fire Chief James Keith said — arriving at 7:12 a.m. with the engine and a rescue unit.He blocked traffic with the engine around the wreck…
  • Remembering 2 Firefighters Killed in The Line of Duty (The Secret List)

    30 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    All, 2 Los Angeles County Firefighters gave their lives in the Line of Duty 5 years ago today when they were driven off the side of a road in heavy smoke and into heavy fire conditions in the Mt. Gleason area, south of Acton. Killed in the Line of Duty were FF Specialist Arnaldo "Arnie" Quinones, 35 and Captain Tedmund "Ted" Hall, 47. Captain Hall had been with the LA County FD for 26 years and Arnie Quinones had been with the department 8 years. RIP. HERE is related video: http://youtu.be/ngOTx4Yb5ks Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On. BillyG The Secret List 8-30-2014/1600 hrs…
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  • Video: Behind the Scenes at Chicago Fire (TV show)

    The Fire Critic
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Check out this video on the behind the scenes training and info about Chicago Fire. What surprised me the most was that one is British and one is Australian, but you wouldn’t know it from their voices on the show. (FC note: this was corrected from my original post that I thought both were British) Video by: Kevin Williamsen. Video info: A behind the scenes video of the firefighter training for NBC’s action drama, Chicago Fire.
  • Video: 3-11 Alarm Commercial Fire in Chicago

    The Fire Critic
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:15 am
    Video by: SRResquire. Video info: Chicago 3-11 alarm in a large vacant commercial building. 2 snorkels, 2 tower ladders, new turret wagon plus numerous other streams
  • Helmet Cam: Short Video of Roof Vent Via Aerial Platform

    The Fire Critic
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:11 am
    Video by: Anthony Bendele. Video info: Short clip from my helmet cam at a working dwelling fire in the city this morning. This was right after I got done making my cut and we were clearing it before moving towards the charlie side to make my next cut. I will post the rest of the video after the investigation is done and I get the ok to.
  • Video: Commercial Fire in Erie County, NY

    The Fire Critic
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:08 am
    Radio traffic with pictures and video thereafter. Video by: Erie County New York Incidents. Video info: Blasdell FD 3rd Alarm Warehouse Fire – Blasdell, NY 250 Lake ave – Samuel & Sons Police were on location reporting an unknown type fire in warehouse Blasdell 9 went on location reporting possible rubbish in the complex. Blasdell 9 further reported a 150×100 warehouse fully involved through the roof with an exposure problem of a 400 x 400 warehouse and requested Tankers to the scene. A 3rd alarm mutual aid to the scene was requested for manpower and water supply.
  • Our Stories: The Type 1 Diabetic Firefighter

    The Fire Critic
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:56 pm
    These stories are shared by firefighters to enable, educate, and encourage other firefighters who have similar experiences, unique characteristics, or may not understand the adversity of their brother and sister firefighters. Many of these stories are submitted/shared anonymously due to the nature of the story and the need for anonymity. Do not assume you know or understand other firefighters battles. The degree of adversity in the stories cannot be judged by others, take them as they are shared and share them with other firefighters if you see fit.  If you have something to share,…
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  • Sunday Links: August 31, 2014

    Jenna
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:16 pm
    I read all the good things this week again. I love when you blog about your passions, what makes you tick, your stories, your truths. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Brave: A Father’s Love: You need tissues to read this post, but you need to read this one. The love oozing from this post makes me believe, despite the hard parts of that story, that hope and love make a difference in our world. Dear Coffee: It’s Complicated (A Story of Anxiety, Creativity, and Caffeine: I really related to a lot of what Hannah shared about her journey with anxiety, creativity, and…
  • Pittsburgh Married Ohio: Weed Whacking vs Weed Eating

    Jenna
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    A Series on Regional Dialect and Marriage I asked first on Instagram and then on Facebook the name of the action my husband was doing in the photo above. It’s been a stress* on our marriage since forever ago. I, hailing from Western Pennsylvania, call that action “weed whacking.” My husband, having grown up in Southeastern Ohio, calls it “weed eating.” He’s obviously wrong. I remember the first time he said he was going to go out and “weed eat,” and I just kind of blinked at him. A lot. “You’re gonna what now?” “Weed…
  • 52 Weeks of Brotherhood: The One with the Back to the Library

    Jenna
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:14 pm
    We’re working to settle into a school year routine. We’ve got soccer practice on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, and by evening I mean five o’flippin’ clock, so I’m usually making dinner while on a conference call. As we always end up with Thursday evenings, the boys will miss the first few months of Children’s Choir, cheating us out of our one hour Thursday night dates. Homework gets done right after school. Right now it’s the easy stuff: read for 15 minutes, go over the math facts you already know, do this worksheet that is eleven billion times…
  • Recipe: Hershey’s Syrups, Cream Cheese, and a Dippin’ Good Time

    Jenna
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:47 am
    Do you know what my favorite thing about get togethers is? Summer, spring, winter, fall? Dips. I adore dips. Sweet dips, savory dips, sweet-and-savory dips. Dips for chips. Dips for fruit. Dips for pretzels and cookies and, well, spoons. Basically, I could eat an entire course of just dips. An entire meal even! My children have inherited my love of all things dip. They love dipping everything from chips to fruit in any number of dips. So when Hershey’s asked me to make something with their delicious syrups, I decided to make… yes, you guessed it: dip! I made three…
  • Training for the Columbus Half Marathon: Time to Take Hydration and Fueling Seriously

    Jenna
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    The Columbus Marathon is in 55 days, or 1 month and 24 days from today. I have 8 weeks left to train for the Columbus Half Marathon as I just finished my eighth week of training. This past week was a recovery week. It didn’t feel like it at the time, as I jammed my four miles, four miles, four miles, and six miles into a four day span, Monday through Thursday. By the end of my six miler on Thursday, my legs were tired, weak, and I was done. But it was okay, because I was done for the week. I learned about flexibility in scheduling with my first half, and have learned time and time again…
 
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    Wildfire Today

  • Washington Post: Congress should do more to protect the country from wildfires

    Bill Gabbert
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Below are excerpts from an article in the August 28 edition of the Washington Post, written by Peter Goldmark, the Washington state commissioner of public lands. **** Congress should do more to... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Fire weather outlook, August 29 through September 2

    Chip Redmond
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:17 pm
    An upper level trough will cross the northwest Pacific states Fri/Sat and eject into the central Plains on Sun. This will bring periodic windy conditions across the western US and cooler weather for... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • California: Happy Camp Complex of fires

    Bill Gabbert
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:06 am
    (UPDATED at 11:08 a.m. MDT, August 30, 2014) The growth of the Happy Camp Complex Fire on Friday was similar to the day before. Continued spread to the northeast added another 13,000 acres and... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Smoke map, August 29, 2014

    Bill Gabbert
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:08 am
    The map shows the distribution of smoke from wildfires in Washington, Oregon, and northern California. Most of the smoke was created by the Happy Camp Complex 40 miles southwest of Medford, Oregon. This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Wildfire near Weaverville slowed by prescribed fire

    Bill Gabbert
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    The spread of a fire with an odd name, the Oregon Fire at Weaverville, California, was slowed with the help of a prescribed fire completed eight months earlier. The fire, 30 miles west of Redding,... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
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  • Electronic Receipts: Should You Go Paperless?

    Jessica Hope
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Electronic Receipts: Should You Go Paperless? If you do much shopping, you have almost certainly heard an associate ask a question like this when closing out your sale: “Would you like your receipt in the bag, or e-mailed to you?” This is the relatively new phenomenon of electronic (or digital) receipts – the option of a customer collecting […] The post Electronic Receipts: Should You Go Paperless? appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • What You Need to Know About Organic Waste

    Jessica Hope
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:29 pm
    What It Is Organic waste, or biodegradable waste, is a natural refuse type that comes from plants or animals. It comes in manifold forms – biodegradable plastics, food waste, green waste, paper waste, manure, human waste, sewage, and slaughterhouse waste. Why Landfills Don’t Work Most organic products sound innocuous enough – they are natural, after all. […] The post What You Need to Know About Organic Waste appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • Lead Contamination in Shooting Ranges

    Jessica Hope
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Shooting Ranges: The Lead Contamination Danger It probably won’t surprise you to hear that lead contamination is a nasty business, but a little repetition is usually worth its nuisance when framed in a new context. Lead can be a pretty scary element. Prolonged exposure to lead contamination leads to an accumulation inside the body, which can, in […] The post Lead Contamination in Shooting Ranges appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • 9 Tips for Safely Handling Flammable Solvents

    Jessica Hope
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:09 am
    Flammable chemicals, like solvents, have widespread usage for a legion of needs – but because they’re dangerous, it’s important to keep in mind that caution and extreme care should always be exercised. Fire Prevention Measures for Solvents To minimize the risk of a fire or explosion, follow these nine tips as preventative measures when dealing with solvents: […] The post 9 Tips for Safely Handling Flammable Solvents appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • Do You Need a Spill Kit?

    Jessica Hope
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    You probably don’t expect a fire to occur in your workplace, but odds are that you keep a fire extinguisher handy all the same – just in case. Prevention will always be your best line of defense, but preparation surely takes a close second. Fire extinguishers offer you the best of both worlds: preparation for […] The post Do You Need a Spill Kit? appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
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