Category Archives: firefighting-operations

Dallas Fire-Rescue Changes Website To Rainbows Over SideCharlie Blog Post

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Well, what do ya know? After our first blog post and subsequent follow-ups asking that the photo on the front of Dallas Fire-Rescue’s website be changed – it finally happened. The original full size photo showing a firefighter not wearing any respiratory protection while surrounded in smoke with a link to their Respiratory Protection Program […]

Caught On Video: Kingsport (TN) Firefighters Rescue Woman From River

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Kingsport Tennessee firefighters were dispatched to a woman stranded on the roof of her car in the middle of the Holston River. Witnesses state the driver drove down a hill and into the river without ever slowing down. Our guess is that she was updating her status on Facebook. The entire rescue was caught on […]

NYC Law Firm Throws Firefighter & Daily Show’s Jon Stewart Under The Bus!

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SideCharlie.com has obtained a copy of the debut flyer that was provided inside the gift bags at the 2011 World Police & Fire Games fundraiser last week. The 8.5″ x 11″ handout depicts Firefighter Robert Keiley stricken with ailments as a 9/11 FDNY rescuer when in actuality he wasn’t employed until 2004.

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 […]

RAW VIDEO: Dramatic Apartment Fire Flare Up Thanks To A Dry California Tree

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Typical dry California tree which dramatically helps spread the fire.

RAW VIDEO: Cell Phone Tower Fire Response And Mitigation

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Here is a fire response you don’t get everyday! A dual tier cellular phone tower with some sort of electrical fire extending from the base to the antennae. This tower fire occurred over the weekend and was located near the border of Wall, Tinton Falls and Neptune, New Jersey.

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

BELIEVE IT OR NOT: Super-Human Firefighters Attack Fire Without Protection!

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[UPDATE: Video has been pulled from YouTube]Thanks to the availability of video recording devices in the hands of everyday citizens we get to witness some amazing feats that were only legendary stories before. Watch with amazement (understatement) of a man in Smallville Uvalde, Texas armed only in white gloves attack the fire beast head-on with […]

Dramatic Amateur Video Of St. Louis Car Fire, Firefighters Rescue Victim!

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[fblike]Dramatic amateur video posted today by YouTuber bmazanec of an apparent car fire in St. Louis. Upon arrival of the St Louis Fire Department Pumper 4 (A Shift) they discover someone is still in the car. The entire event is caught on video. There is no date of the actual incident mentioned in the video […]

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