The Arizona State Forester today released the Yarnell Hill Fire Serious Accident Investigation Report, which analyzes the circumstances leading to the June 30 entrapment and deaths of 19 firefighters of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew. The report and accompanying documents are available at https://sites.google.com/site/yarnellreport/.
The State of Arizona convened an accident investigation team…Continue
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Posting a question we got from a Fire Engineering reader:
How does your department operate with a 2 Man crew at structure fire with a 5 to 10 min delay for more resources to arrive? Do you have a SOG breaking down individual tasks. Can post a link to the SOP or describe it?
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Hat tip to Billy G. Details from the Philly Fire Commish Ayers:
It is with deep regret that the Department announces the death of Lieutenant Robert Neary, assigned to Ladder 10, Platoon "C". Lieutenant Neary, a veteran with over 37 years of service, died in the line of duty Monday, April 9, 2012.
All off-duty officers and members are invited to attend the services in uniform. Uniform of the day will be Class "A" Dress, with blouse coat and cap.
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A firefighter who fell through a floor while fighting a house fire this weekend said he's happy to be alive and thankful for his co-workers.Continue
"I feel very fortunate," said Winston-Salem Fire Captain Darron Southern. "The good Lord was looking out for me. It was bad enough to fall down and fall eight feet. But, to only receive a bruised shoulder, I…
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A mobile home fire at the corner of Beeline Lane and Amy Lane early Monday morning sent one Harker Heights firefighter to the hospital and displaced four adults.Continue
The firefighter remained in the Scott & White Intensive Care Unit in Temple with fellow firefighters by his side on Monday evening, Fire Chief Jack Collier…
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From the Associated Press by way of MiamiHerald.com:
A Daytona Beach firefighter is recovering from injuries after the first level of a burning home collapsed and dropped him into the basement.Read the full report… Continue
The firefighter was searching for victims in Friday night's house fire when the floor gave way. He was taken to the hospital with a leg injury. He has not been identified.
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HOLLYWOOD HILLS (KTLA) -- Fire officials say one of their own has died from injuries suffered while battle a huge fire at a home in the Hollywood Hills early Thursday morning.
38-year veteran Glenn L. Allen died at 12:15 p.m. Friday, said Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
He was 61 and about a year from…
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A firefighter was hurt after a refrigerator fell on top of him in a burning house in Oildale (CA) Saturday morning, but he was quickly saved by his crew...
It all started just before 8 a.m. the crew at Station 63 was called out to a vacant house going up in flames on Washington Avenue. [Firefighter Devin] Lawrence ran into the burning building with…
Added by Fire Engineering on January 30, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
From the Chicago Sun Times:
A 51-year-old veteran Chicago firefighter died after being found unresponsive at his firehouse quarters on the South Side Saturday morning.
Lt. Patrick Hannon was given Advanced Life Support care and was taken to Mercy Medical Center where he died, according to Fire Media Affairs Dir. Larry Langford. He was on-duty and was found…
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There's a trailer out for an upcoming film entitled "First In, Last Out: A History of Fighting Fire in Indianapolis." You can view the trailer HERE. You can also befriend (be-fan?) them on Facebook HERE.
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Read Chief Avillo's follow-up to his article in the December Fire Engineering HERE. In it he describes the benefits of breaking out three different radio frequencies to better handle Mayday operations.
Feel free to leave your thoughts about this concept in the comments here.
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Four firefighters have been injured while fighting a massive blaze near the Ryerson University Campus in downtown Toronto on Monday morning.Continue
Emergency crews were sent to battle the six-alarm fire just after 4 a.m. at the site near Yonge and Dundas Streets, one of Toronto's busiest…
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The Los Angeles Fire Department will impose a new round of reductions in fire staffing starting Sunday, part of its effort to slash expenses in a bad budget year, department officials said this week.
Fire Chief Millage Peaks said the department will decrease by seven…
According to the Buffalo News:
Three Buffalo firefighters fell through the floor of a burning vacant house in the city's East Delavan-Fillmore section Wednesday night, and
two of them were injured and taken to the hospital, fire officials
The injuries in the blaze at 145 Mohican Ave. were described by fire officials at the scene as "non-life-threatening." The
nature of the fire is being described as…
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Be sure to read the recently released NIOSH report on certain types of aerials by clicking here: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/SafetyAdvisory05052008.html. The report concerns safety issues with aerial ladder trucks with locking (pin-anchored, lever actuated, clamped) waterways.
Also, we're always looking for new Quick Vote questions to post on the homepage of the Fire Engineering site. Quick Votes are those poll…Continue
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