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 […]
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 […]
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
[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 […]
[fblike]Another gadget from CES that may be of interest to those in the emergency services is the inexpensive SPOT Communicator. The little device connects via Bluetooth to your smartphone and allows you to call for help, update Facebook and Twitter, send global satellite messages and transmit your coordinates from anywhere.
[fblike]Kudos go out to FDNY firehouse 238 for letting their deli sandwiches get cold in the fire truck to help rescue a kitten trapped in a wall at Assemblyman Joe Lentol’s office in Williamsburg, Brooklyn today. An email detailing the story was sent out to constituents and republished in several outlets including the NY Times […]
[fblike]Portland Fire & Rescue – 26-year old Cody Hermeling is lucky to be alive. Just after 6:20 pm on September 2, 2010, a vehicle traveling northbound on Highway 30 hit Cody’s Subaru head-on, causing Cody’s vehicle to be propelled into a nearby ditch. Cody’s vehicle came to rest on the driver’s side, pinning him in […]