Allentown, PA second-alarm: This is from 10:30 last night at 614 Walnut Street. NewsWorking.org shot the video and has the details.
‘You’ve got to get out of your truck and you got to go there’: No, this isn’t a comment about the DeKalb County, Georgia house fire that cost firefighters their jobs. This is the public safety director talking about Pittsburgh EMS. A pretty unbelievable story where an EMS crew wanted the patient, a man who died following 10 unsuccessful calls to 911 over three days, to walk to them during a snow storm. City officials believe Curtis Mitchell would still be alive if things had been done properly. Here’s the story.
Two-alarm school fire in Fairfax County: A fire Tuesday morning destroyed a pre-school attached to the Highview Christian Fellowship Church in West Annandale. Twenty children along with teachers escaped the fire. Two of the staff suffered minor smoke inhalation. We have the fireground audio from FireSceneAudio.com. Click here for a slideshow and here for my story.
Fatal fire in DC: Click here for details of a duplex fire on East Capitol Street at 5:30 this morning. Click here for an interview with Deputy Chief Kenneth Crosswhite.
PGFD animal rescue: Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department video and pictures from a rescue operation in a storm drain that brought a dog to safety. Click here.
Must see mayday video: This is a follow-up to a story we brought you at the end of January of a firefighter bailing out of a second floor window during the search for an elderly woman at a Randolph, New Jersey house fire. Helmet-cam video of the firefighter’s escape is now posted. Check it out.
Going out in style: A UK firefighter on the final day of his 25-year career rescues a woman from her burning bedroom. Read the story.
The fireground audio that goes with the picture of the day: If you have seen the picture of the infant being dangled from a window of a Bronx apartment building, you will want to listen to the radio traffic that goes with it. Click here.
‘We cannot continue to pay them at the rate we are paying them’: The words of Clark County, Nevada Commissioner Steve Sisolak who says firefighters make too much. He says on average benefits and salary equal $180,000. Click here for the story.
Boston lieutenant in road rage has past: We first told you yesterday about what police believe was an alcohol fueled road rage incident involving off-duty Boston Fire Department Lt. Paul Souza. Boston.com reports this isn’t a first for Souza.
Riding with Engine 16: Reporter Surae Chinn gets a close-up view as DC firefighters try to navigate the snow clogged streets of the Nation’s Capital. Here’s the story.
Also on STATter911 …
- Raw video: Five-alarms for Boston apartment fire. Resident jumps on & injures lieutenant. – October 27, 2012
- Mayday radio traffic: Three-alarm fire in Boston with two maydays. Six firefighters hurt. One resident dead. – April 28, 2013
- UPDATE: Fireground audio added. Two Philadelphia firefighters killed at 5-alarm fire this morning. Three others hurt. Crew trapped in collapse at exposure building. – April 9, 2012
- UPDATE – Must see: Mayday bailout video, pictures & audio from house fire in St. Mary’s County, MD. Two firefighters hurt. – November 26, 2012
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