Category Archives: fire-rescue-topics

San Antonio Fire Captain Gets 60 Days Suspension Over Reckless Fire Response

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Fire Chief Charles Hood of the San Antonio Fire Department suspended three firefighters for traveling at an unsafe speed and not buckling up while racing to a fire on the Northwest Side last year. Firefighter Robert Arranaga, 30, was trapped and hospitalized with a broken neck and remains on medical leave. The crash destroyed Ladder […]

SHOT OF THE DAY: Ontario Firefighters Brave Cold To Extinguish Snow Plow Fire

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[fblike]KAWARTHA LAKES, ONTARIO, CANADA (Jan. 19, 2011) – Little Britain division firefighter Kevin Cunningham works to put out a fire that razed a City of Kawartha Lakes plough on Little Britain Rd. about 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011. The driver was not hurt. Photo courtesy Jason Edward Scott Bain. Send us your shots […]

Mayday Audio Of Baltimore County Firefighter Tragic LODD In Fire 1/19/2011

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Firefighter Mark Falkenhan, 43, was killed last night after becoming trapped and calling a mayday during an apartmentment fire where he suffered massive burns. He leaves behind his wife and 2 children. He was a member of the Lutherville Volunteer Fire Company. Radio traffic audio available after the jump

VIDEO: The Firefighter Quick Dress Drill, How Fast Are You?

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Can you find a faster time?

VIDEOS: The BEST and WORST Methods Firefighters Talk Safety To School Kids

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These videos were posted over the weekend by regular, everyday citizens and their Android phones. It shows two COMPLETELY different methods of delivery the safety message to kids at school. The beauty of these videos is that they show what is really going on out there, get new ideas and change the way we do […]

Brotherhood Instructors Quick Video: Forcible Entry Using The Rex Tool

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[fblike]Our friends over at Brotherhood Instructors posted a new, very quick :44 second video demonstrating how to properly use the Rex Tool as a method of ‘through the lock’ forcible entry. Their YouTube channel (BrotherhoodInstrctrs) should be subscribed to due to the excellent quality of their videos. What’s so great about the vids? They get […]

Dallas Fire-Rescue’s Website Has A Funny Way Of Promoting Respiratory Safety

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[fblike]For the record, we LIKE Dallas Fire Department. This is not meant to take a cheap shot at them whatsoever. That said, we were searching around fire department websites on another article project and came across the front page for the DFD. The main photo on the front page shows a firefighter standing in the […]

NY TIMES: FDNY Firefighter Roy Chelsen Recalled As A Leader On 9/11

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[fblike]This past Sunday, FF Roy W. Chelsen of FDNY Engine Company 28 died as a result of multiple myeloma, a cancer that many link to his incredible work on 9/11. He is also the first firefighter to die after the signing of the 9/11 Health Law. Today in the New York Times is an incredible […]

Amateur Video Of Attic Fire, Rochester NY

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[fblike]Overnight amateur video posted on YouTube by guyz65 (Guy Zampatori) shows a vented attic fire in an old 2 story house. Looks like they also have about 6-8″ of snow to deal with. The weather forecast for last night stated light snow with overnight lows of 10F degrees and factoring humidity and wind it would […]

Firefighters Rescue Oklahoma Boy, Tongue Frozen To Pole

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[fblike]Yep, it happens. FOX affiliate in Austin is reporting this morning that an Oklahoma boy is recovering today after his tongue became frozen to a metal pole. Firefighters responded early yesterday morning to find the 8 year old boy on his tippy toes stuck to the pole.

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