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  • Video: House Fire in Levittown, PA. Pets Rescued.

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    The Fire Critic
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:50 pm
    It looks like a dog and a cat were rescued during the fire. This is a great training video for changing smoke/fire conditions. This video has it all – a great vantage point, great lighting, a lot of exterior support helping interior crews, and Fat Pete on the roof…yeah, no shit…that is what is on the man’s turnout gear “Fat Pete”…check it out! Video by: Ron Roberts. Video info: Chief 13 arrived on scene with smoke showing from a two story single family dwelling. Engine 13 dropped in and went in service with a 1″ 3/4 through the front door.
  • King Fire Arson Arrest Made Suspect Wayne Allen Huntsman, 37 [Picture]

    California Fire News - Structure, Wildland, EMS
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:37 pm
    King Fire Arson Arrest MadeKing Fire Arson Suspect Wayne Allen HuntsmanSuspect Wayne Allen Huntsman, 37 held for arson, deliberately setting the King Fire and was being held in lieu of $10-million bail, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office.Wayne Allen Huntsman was arrested in Placerville after investigators interviewed numerous people and developed multiple leads, El Dorado County Dist. Atty. Vern Pierson told reporters at a midday news conference.The arrest was announced at a morning news conference in Camino attended by Calfire Director Ken Pimlott, U.S.
  • Quick Look Current California Wildfires Today News and Notes (MAP)

    California Fire News - Structure, Wildland, EMS
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Quick Look Current California Wildfires Today (MAP)View California Fire Map in a larger mapCalifornia Fire News and Notes:No Current Fire Weather Watches / WarningsAuthorities Announced today that Wayne Allen Huntsman has been arrested for alleged deliberate arson in starting the #KingFire. KING FIRE MEDIA BRIEFING 9/18/14 REGARDING ARSON ARRESTOSCC - SOUTH OPSJune Fire, CA-INF-001351, Mono County, June Lake Parking Lot, FRA65 acres, 50% ContainedSoCal Type 2 team (Wakoski) assumed command.Unified command with June Lake Fire Protection District, USFS-INF,CHP, and Mono…
  • Man Is Arrested as Northern California Wildfire Rages, Threatening Thousands of Homes

    NYT > Fires and Firefighters
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The wildfire in Placerville, east of Sacramento, burned through 71,000 acres and threatened over 2,000 homes, and was only 5 percent contained.
  • 10 fitness and health apps to keep firefighters on track

    Firerescue1 Daily News
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    When you're a firefighter on the go, you need to make the most of your fitness, when you can fit in the time
 
 
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  • CA-ENF King Fire 70,994 Acres, 5%. EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR [NEW PERIMETER MAPS]

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:43 pm
    King Fire Arson Arrest MadeKing Fire Arson Suspect Wayne Allen HuntsmanSuspect Wayne Allen Huntsman, 37 held for arson, deliberately setting the King Fire and was being held in lieu of $10-million bail, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office.Wayne Allen Huntsman was arrested in Placerville after investigators interviewed numerous people and developed multiple leads, El Dorado County Dist. Atty. Vern Pierson told reporters at a midday news conference.The arrest was announced at a morning news conference in Camino attended by Calfire Director Ken Pimlott, U.S. Forest…
  • King Fire Arson Arrest Made Suspect Wayne Allen Huntsman, 37 [Picture]

    18 Sep 2014 | 1:37 pm
    King Fire Arson Arrest MadeKing Fire Arson Suspect Wayne Allen HuntsmanSuspect Wayne Allen Huntsman, 37 held for arson, deliberately setting the King Fire and was being held in lieu of $10-million bail, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office.Wayne Allen Huntsman was arrested in Placerville after investigators interviewed numerous people and developed multiple leads, El Dorado County Dist. Atty. Vern Pierson told reporters at a midday news conference.The arrest was announced at a morning news conference in Camino attended by Calfire Director Ken Pimlott, U.S.
  • Quick Look Current California Wildfires Today News and Notes (MAP)

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Quick Look Current California Wildfires Today (MAP)View California Fire Map in a larger mapCalifornia Fire News and Notes:No Current Fire Weather Watches / WarningsAuthorities Announced today that Wayne Allen Huntsman has been arrested for alleged deliberate arson in starting the #KingFire. KING FIRE MEDIA BRIEFING 9/18/14 REGARDING ARSON ARRESTOSCC - SOUTH OPSJune Fire, CA-INF-001351, Mono County, June Lake Parking Lot, FRA65 acres, 50% ContainedSoCal Type 2 team (Wakoski) assumed command.Unified command with June Lake Fire Protection District, USFS-INF,CHP, and Mono…
  • CAL OES NEWS: State Operations Center(SOC) Activates in Full Support of the Statewide Fires

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:20 pm
    California OES announcement State Operations Center Activates in Full Support of the Statewide Firesby Lilly Wyatt on September 16, 2014 Sacramento – On Tuesday, September 16, 2014 the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) activated the State Operations Center (SOC) in support of the Inland Region Emergency Operations Center (REOC) and locals counties due to 11 fires currently burning throughout California.More than 182,000 acres have been charred across the state fed by high temperatures, wind gusts and dry fuels significantly…
  • CA-ENF- KING 27,930 acres 5%, MAPS / EVACUATIONS ONGOING / UPDATE

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:01 pm
    KING FIRE CA-ENF- KINGUpdate 1900: 27,930 acres 5% This afternoon fire behavior became extreme with plume domination, crown runs and long range spotting.On sceneKingFire photos from CHP Officer Mike Powers 38.782 latitude, -120.604 longitude Map data ©2014 GoogleTerms of UseReport a map errorMapSatellite20 km CA-ENF- KING GOOGLE MAPKing Fire Hotspot map King Fire Incident OverviewThe King Fire is currently located in the canyon of the South Fork of the American River north of the community of Pollock Pines. Special Announcements: Public Meeting - Wednesday at 6:30…
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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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  • Lessons in Apparatus Placement

    firegeezer
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:50 am
    Keep Your Priorities Straight IN MONTREAL, QUEBEC, FIREFIGHTERS take their equipment placement seriously, and occasionally cross-train with the police department. An unidentified videographer recorded this evolution earlier this week in downtown Montreal (be sure to watch it until the end):
  • Lightning Bolt Burns Building in Popular Ghost Town

    firegeezer
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:09 am
    Death Valley Tourist Destination ONE OF THE VERY FEW BUILDINGS REMAINING in Rhyolite, Nevada, burned down Saturday afternoon.  A lightning bolt from a severe thunderstorm struck the Mercantile Building shortly after 3 pm and started a fire that quickly consumed the wood-frame structure. photo by Richard Stephens via Review-Journal The Beatty Volunteer Fire Department is the nearest FD and was on another storm-related call when the alarm was sounded.  By the time they arrived, the building was destroyed.  Rhyolite has no fire hydrants nor any fire brigade.  It is only populated by a…
  • Cop + Heimlich = 1 Save (Full Video)

    firegeezer
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:34 am
    “Are you choking?  You’re chocking? …” A WELL-TRAINED NEW YORK CITY POLICE officer is being hailed for his response to a highway emergency.  The officer who remembered his Heimlich maneuver training perfectly saved a woman’s life Wednesday and the incident was captured on his patrol car’s dashcam. The New York Daily News tells us: Officer Gregory Zakoscielny, of NYPD Highway 1, was cruising down the Bronx River Parkway at 3:20 p.m. Wednesday when he spotted the woman driving erratically before coming to a complete stop on the busy parkway. Dramatic…
  • Deadly Bus Crash in Delaware

    firegeezer
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    2 Dead, 48 Injured A TOUR BUS CARRYING A DRIVER and 49 passengers rolled over near New Castle, Delaware, Sunday afternoon killing two passengers and leaving everyone else with injuries ranging from slight to critical. According to the Delaware State Police, the bus was on an entrance ramp from a state road to U. S. 13 when it drifted off the gradual curve onto the shoulder where it rolled onto its roof and slid on its roof down a grassy embankment before ending up on its side.  The accident occurred around 4:20 pm. Associated Press One passenger who was ejected from the rolling bus was…
  • Sunday Matinee

    firegeezer
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:25 am
    Cartoon Feature Mickey Mouse “Mickey’s Fire Brigade”  (1935) Short Subject – Documentary Sky Rescue: Flying Medics of Russia’s Far North In Russia`s frozen far north, where nomadic families often travel deep into the tundra, medical help isn’t always easy to find. That’s why the air ambulance service was set up, to be there for injuries, illnesses and pregnancies. Flying a helicopter in these extreme polar weather conditions, that can change by the minute, is quite intense. RT meets the courageous flying medics of the Yamal peninsula to witness an…
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  • " An Evening On Broadway "

    NPFD Benevolent
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:11 pm
    A night to remember. We will be fundraising for the benefit in relief aid and assistance to just members who are disabled or indigent and to the families of members in such measure as circumstances may require a condition of assistance. With all hope that they will once again raise to there. We will be hosting some of Broadways Finest Singers. Tickets will be $50.00 per person and includes Dinner, Beer, Wine & Soda. Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 6:30pm. hosted by the North Patchogue Fire Department. 33 Davidson Avenue Patchogue, New York Information or tickets please call 631-475-1788 Ext…
  • SteakUmm National Firehouse Challenge

    Joseph T Bonanno
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:03 pm
    FIREFIGHTERS!  SteakUmm has picked the top three finalists in their National Firehouse Challenge. Go to www.steakumm.com and cast your vote on facebook for the "Fan" favorite. Each vote gets $$ donated to the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation and the winner gets $5000 to their firehouse cause. http://www.steakumm.com and cast your vote. 
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    scottyv
    5 Sep 2014 | 6:30 pm
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  • North Patchogue Fire Department is hosting its Annual Haunted House once again please come and share in the fun..

    Northpatchoguefd
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:08 pm
    This years Haunted House will start in October. With this years theme being " MEDICAL DOCTOR ". It will be open from 10/03 - 10/25, every Friday and Saturday from 7pm to 12am. Tickets will be $15.00 per person. For more information please call the fire house at 631-475-1788. Directions are at the link below: Click for map. http://goo.gl/xZKK9G
  • THE DEFINITION OF INSANITY

    scottyv
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:49 pm
    The definition of insanity, doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results, oh well i guess I'm insane, because even though i haven't gotten any results, i'll do anything to help my dad :) http://www.gofundme.com/7dqh60
 
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    Edinburgh Fire Research Blog

  • 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…
  • Fire Group at the IIE Scotland 2nd Postgraduate Conference

    3 Sep 2014 | 6:35 am
    A strong Fire Group delegation presented their work yesterday at the IIE Scotland 2nd Postgraduate Conference. The annual event is organized by the Institutes for Infrastructure & Environment from Heriot-Watt University and The University of Edinburgh.Many congratulations to Cristian Maluk, Mohamed Kiari, Zafiris Triantafyllidis, and Eric Mueller for being awarded in the categories of best paper/presentation and poster.BEST PAPER/PRESENTATION1st placeC. Maluk, L.A. Bisby, G.P. TerrasiFire Resistance Test on Precast CFRP Pretensioned SlabsJoint 2nd placeM. Kiari, T. Stratford, L. BisbyNew…
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  • Extrication "Quick Tip" 18 (RAM BASE)

    Isaac Frazier
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:46 am
    This is a quick tip showing an alternative push base for a Hydraulic Ram. Spreaders pinched on the rocker panel may or may not be recommended depending on your individual hydraulic manufactures recommendations. This is just a quick option to keep the ram base from "running" down the rocker panel. Drive the halligan spike into the rocker with a axe, sledge, etc. Remember on this push that you would have a piece of cribbing to provide a solid pushing point below the rocker panel. The circle shows where the ram base would sit and the arrow is just visualizing the rams upward push. ISAAC FRAZIER…
  • Are You a Hoarder?

    Jason Hoevelmann
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:46 pm
    Have you seen the recent articles, classes and information on hoarding? It is a real problem for us as a society and for us as firefighters.The dangers are obvious based on the conditions of the homes and buildings we have to enter and search. It can make our push very slow and can easily disorient us with so many obstacles.Just like with these homes, some firefighters are hoarders. Not in the sense that they hoard in their homes like we mentioned above, but they don't share.Many firefighters will attend classes and never pass on or share the lessons learned from those trainings or…
  • Looking out for your guys

    Jarrod Sergi
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Have you ever heard someone use the phrase, “they look out for their guys”? I have heard it on several occasions and it has often made me wonder, what the true meaning of these words is. I have had conversations with fellow firefighters and it typically is directed at the company officer. Sometimes the conversation consists of firefighters being in trouble and things being swept under the rug. Sometimes, there is talk of things that are going on around the station that are unprofessional and an officer steps in and shields their people from any disciplinary action. Then sometimes, it is…
  • Garden Apartment Search Blog

    Skip Coleman
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    I would like to continue with the search blogs.  As a reminder, I will post a video of the fire scene and provide some basic information.  I would hope you would respond to the blog by commenting at the bottom of the page.  If you are a little timid, (you’re probably not a “B” shifter) at least think about the situation and figure out what you would do if you were assigned search at that fire.  This fire occurs in a three story garden type apartment. One level is mostly below grade and two more are above grade.  The construction is wood platform with brick veneer. See the floor…
  • Rescue: Remove the Victim or Remove the Fire?

    Chris Langlois
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
                It’s an age old question that is still debated by firefighters to this day, and often quite vigorously. When responding to an occupied residential structure fire, do you immediately go for the rescue to remove the victims or do you attack the fire? Many firefighters would say that you should do both at the same time, and if you have the available resources showing up quick enough to do so, that is probably the most correct answer. However, many times our reality is that we are showing up with a single engine company that must operate for several minutes alone. In…
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  • Man charged in collision with ambulance in Hoke County - North Carolina

    23 Sep 2014 | 7:09 am
    RAEFORD - One person was charged after a crash involving an emergency vehicle on a country road Sunday afternoon in Hoke County.Vester Sasser, 32, of the 1500 block of Red Springs Road in Raeford, was charged with failure to see before turning from a direct line in a passing zone. He allegedly made a left turn from Red Springs Road into his driveway, while an ambulance tried to pass him, according to state Highway Patrol.There were no patients in the back of the ambulance, said Trooper S.A. Locklear. The driver and passenger of the ambulance were taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center to be…
  • Patient Dies In Marion County Crash Involving Ambulance, Vehicle - West Virginia

    23 Sep 2014 | 7:09 am
    By Jeffrey MorrisBARRACKVILLE, W.Va. – One person died and several people were injured in Marion County after an ambulance and a Jeep crashed, plunging the ambulance over an embankment into a creek.A spokeswoman for Marion County 911 said the accident happened about 1 p.m. Monday on Route 250 at the intersection of Husky Highway and Pike Street. At about 4 p.m., Route 250 remained shut down from Hampton Road all the way to Hillcrest Road.The patient in the ambulance died in the accident, 911 said. One woman rescue squad member was flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital. Several other people…
  • SAW BLADE FAILURE IN SC

    23 Sep 2014 | 6:09 am
    While cutting some metal pipe at the grounds today, an experienced truck company crew had a "blow-out." They had no previous signs of any issue with the blade. Luckily, majority of the truck companies do not run these blades as a first option....
  • HOTSHOT STRUCK, SERIOUSLY INJURED BY FALLING TREE IN OREGON

    23 Sep 2014 | 6:09 am
    A veteran "hotshot" firefighter was struck and seriously injured by a falling snag  Sunday evening while helping battle a 2-week-old wildfire on the Idaho side of the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, officials said Monday evening.Richard (Wally) Ochoa Jr., 51, a member of the Winema Interagency Hotshot Crew, suffered a fractured skull, two broken arms, a broken jaw, a broken thumb and numerous cuts when he was struck by a snag while brushing fire line on the Freezeout Ridge Fire. Fortunately, "no significant spine injury occurred," the Monday evening announcement…
  • 5 FFs HURT IN OVERNIGHT BUFFALO FIRE

    22 Sep 2014 | 11:09 am
    Buffalo Firefighters are working to figure out what sparked a late-night fire that injured five of their own.It started around 11 p.m. Saturday at a home on Lovering Avenue in North Buffalo.Fire crews on the scene say they believe it started on the porch but quickly spread to the rest of the home due to the wind.Everyone living inside made it out safely.Four of the injured firefighters were taken to ECMC. Another was treated at the scene. Their conditions are unknown at this time....
 
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  • Video: House Fire in Levittown, PA. Pets Rescued.

    The Fire Critic
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:50 pm
    It looks like a dog and a cat were rescued during the fire. This is a great training video for changing smoke/fire conditions. This video has it all – a great vantage point, great lighting, a lot of exterior support helping interior crews, and Fat Pete on the roof…yeah, no shit…that is what is on the man’s turnout gear “Fat Pete”…check it out! Video by: Ron Roberts. Video info: Chief 13 arrived on scene with smoke showing from a two story single family dwelling. Engine 13 dropped in and went in service with a 1″ 3/4 through the front door.
  • Video & Radio Traffic: Unity Church of God in Christ Burns in Chicago’s West Side

    The Fire Critic
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:38 am
    Video by: SRResquire. Video info: Sept 20 2014 Tower ladder, snorkel, point of vantage lines. ABCChicago.com: Investigators are searching for the cause of a fire that destroyed a church on Chicago’s West Side on Saturday. More than 100 firefighters rushed to the Unity Church of God in Christ in the Austin community. Hours after the fire started, firefighters remained on the scene, pouring water on hot spots in the century-old church. Across the street members of the Unity Church of God watch helplessly as their place of worship and home of so many memories is destroyed.
  • Video: Buffalo Firefighters Battle House Fire

    The Fire Critic
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:28 am
    Video by: Lloyd Mitchell. Video info: Buffalo Firefighters responded to an alarm of fire with multiple phone calls. Engine 38 went on location with heavy fire showing from the second floor and attic space of a 2.5 wood frame dwelling with exposure issues on the number 2 and number 4 side. Battalion Chief 44 asked for an extra 2 and 1 at the location while en route to the structure fire. Crews switched from interior firefighting to defensive operations, multiple hand lines and the tower ladder of Truck 13 to bring the fire under control.
  • Product Snapshot: H6 Homeland-Six Tactical Radio Strap

    The Fire Critic
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:46 am
    Homeland 6 Tactical Radio Strap Most of you all know that I am a fan of leather. However, when I got my hands on this tactical radio strap from Homeland 6, I had to give it a try. I have been wearing it for a couple of months now and I love it. HomelandSix.com – H6 on Facebook   Homeland 6 Tactical Radio Strap The Tactical Radio Strap by Homeland-Six is an adjustable nylon radio strap. The strap has multiple attachment points for ease of access of commonly needed equipment. The strap also features a 2×3 velcro tab for patches and a small low-profile pocket for a pair of latex…
  • Helmet Cam: A View From the 2nd In Engine Operator…Ends in Roof Ventilation

    The Fire Critic
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:52 am
    Video by: backdraftpete. Video info: Propane tank fire in the garage spreads to attic. Fire crews kept fire from running the attic by ventilating the roof and attacking the fire from inside the garage. I can appreciate this one as I am an engine driver. It may be interesting to some to see this guy help hook up the 1st in Engine to the hydrant and then go cut on the roof. Great job. This video is from Costa Mesa, CA.
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  • Training for the Columbus Half Marathon: 12! TWELVE!

    Jenna
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    The Columbus Marathon is in 26 days (OMG). I have four weeks left to train for the half marathon (OMG) as I just finished my 12th week of training. Uhm. 26 days? I can’t even. Maybe next week I’ll discuss the growing panic. Instead, I’ll talk about where my pacing is placing me right now, and that’s in between a rock and a hard place. Or, more specifically, right between my two half marathon times. I want to PR in Columbus, but my paces are consistently four minutes behind what I need them to be to even run the same pace as last year. I recognize that race day pace is…
  • Sunday Links: September 21, 2014

    Jenna
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:27 pm
    I missed last week because I took my dad to the Pittsburgh Pirates game for his birthday. It was awesome. So I have some posts to share from the past two weeks that I loved reading and want to share with you. Read on! On Five Minute Friday: Whisper: “You matter. I see you.” Yep. Gotta love that. Why Am I Still a Christian: Just wow. If you look at the Church with a Big C and sigh the Big Sigh, this post is for you. “But where else would I go?” Been there. Thought that. Walked back through the doors. On Motherhood and Losing Myself: Ah, just read it. I Quit You, NFL:…
  • The End of Summer Brings Pretty Little Things

    Jenna
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:37 pm
    I find it hard to let go of summer. Even still, as we’ve been in school for over a month. Even now, as the calendar informs me it’s still summer until Tuesday. Even so, with the temps sometimes cool and crisp, sometimes hot and humid. The sun and the sky and the hidden flowers in shady patches make me want to wrap my arms around this summer season, this particular one in the year 2014, and never, ever let go. I am not a summer person, but I find myself clinging to these daylight hours, the crickets chirping, the open windows, this beautiful, too-quickly-passing summer. Maybe I…
  • Not the Friday Evening I Expected

    Jenna
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:45 pm
    You know the kind of day week. The one where nothing goes the way you want it to go. From work projects to runs to scheduling to meals that flop to kids that whine to a dog that pesters the ever-loving snot out of you to the fact that you really haven’t seen your husband at all this week to gas leaks to mean kids to Open House at the school where you learn all of the OMGWTFBBQ about standardized testing thrust upon third graders who are just eight years old to laundry that just won’t flipping wash itself to sheer exhaustion. Yeah. That was the week we endured. And I didn’t…
  • Rhymes with Duck, Not Goose

    Jenna
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:13 am
    I’ve been sitting on this story for awhile, mainly because I can’t believe it happened. If anyone dropped the F-Bomb in front of our sons, I figured it would either be my husband, his grandfather, my dad, or someone that most certainly was not me. I was wrong. The Monday after a conference, I found myself in a rush to finish up work, get the boys fed, and get out the door on time to have BigBrother to a baseball practice by five o’clock. I do not understand why our local youth leagues find five o’clock an acceptable time for practices; sometimes we even get stuck with…
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  • Smoke map, September 22, 2014

    Bill Gabbert
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:35 am
    The map shows the distribution of smoke from the Happy Camp and King Fires in California. This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • A grass roots effort begins to increase the number of women in fire

    Tom Story
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:45 am
    The representation of women in the wildland fire business is currently somewhere around 10%, but some women have set out to increase that number.  One of their methods that seems to be working is the... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • USFS firefighters file harassment and sexual abuse complaint

    Bill Gabbert
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:55 am
    Seven former and current female wildland firefighters with the U.S. Forest Service have filed a complaint against the Department of Agriculture alleging that they suffered job discrimination,... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Smoke map, September 19, 2014

    Bill Gabbert
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:15 pm
    The map shows the distribution of smoke from wildfires in the United States, current as of 9 p.m. PDT, September 19, courtesy of Weatherunderground. More information about the King Fire. This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • King Fire, east of Placerville, CA, between Pollock Pines and Lake Tahoe

    Bill Gabbert
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:49 am
    Click on this link for our primary article and the most current information about the King Fire east of Placerville, California, between Pollock Pines and Lake Tahoe. (This notice will be... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
 
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  • 6 Tips for Managing Hazardous Waste Containers in Satellite Areas

    Jessica Hope
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:41 pm
    6 Tips for Managing Hazardous Waste Containers in Satellite Accumulation Areas If you’re storing hazardous waste in satellite accumulation areas, or 90-day areas, it would be wise to take a minute and review these six simple tips to avoid problematic scenarios (like spills or violations). Conduct a weekly inspection. Frequent inspections will keep you apprised of any potential problems […] The post 6 Tips for Managing Hazardous Waste Containers in Satellite Areas appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • Will Bacteria Have a Role in Nuclear Waste Disposal?

    Jessica Hope
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Will Bacteria Have a Role in Nuclear Waste Disposal? Nuclear waste disposal is a complex issue in dire need of a solid and reliable solution. Our current and most trusted method – burying very large volumes deep underground in geological disposal facilities (GDFs) – is riddled with problems. One such problem with this disposal strategy […] The post Will Bacteria Have a Role in Nuclear Waste Disposal? appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • Hazardous Waste Labeling and Marking 101

    Jessica Hope
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:59 am
    Hazardous Waste Labeling and Marking 101 If you are a small quantity generator (SQG) or large quantity generator (LQG) of hazardous waste, you will need to comply with container requirements—and an integral step in that process is ensuring that you properly mark and label all containers. There is no standardized hazardous waste marking format, but […] The post Hazardous Waste Labeling and Marking 101 appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • TCE: End of an Era?

    Jessica Hope
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:29 am
    TCE: End of an Era? Though it was first synthesized in 1864, Trichloroethylene (TCE) made its true entrance as a substitute for petroleum distillates in the early 1920s, and quickly became a front-runner solvent for vapor degreasing in the 1930s. Toxicity concerns diminished trichloroethylene’s popularity in the 1960s, but it has continued to see usage as […] The post TCE: End of an Era? appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • 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.
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