Category Archives: vehicle-operations-apparatus

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 […]

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 […]

New Device Lets You Turn Your Cellphone Into A Satellite Communicator!

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[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.

Federal Signal Announces Settlement With 1,125 Firefighters Over Hearing Loss

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Federal Signal Corporation today announced that it has reached a settlement with 1,125 firefighters, represented by attorney Joseph Cappelli, in connection with hearing loss claims.

Feds Forcing Guam Fire Department To Use Scout Units As Front Line Apparatus

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[fblike]KUAM News is reporting this morning that the Guam Fire Department may lose a precious $1.2 million dollar grant awarded 2 YEARS AGO from the Interior Department for new fire apparatus. The United States GSA and the Attorney General’s Office appear to be dragging it’s feet keeping the process from going through. This delay may […]

Oregon Fire Chief Cited In Crash That Destroyed Two Vehicles

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[fblike]The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says that Fire District 1 Chief Kevin Henson has been found at fault for a crash while responding to a commercial fire on Dec. 31. An electronic data recorder inside Chief Henson’s SUV state he was traveling 62 mph in a 45 mph at the time of the crash. The […]

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