Pretty awesome early video from 4th alarm in Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania: A neighbor was rolling well before the first alarm units arrived to this fire around 3:30 Sunday morning at 350 W. 4th Street. Make sure you take a close look at the video at 5:49 and 8:43.
Just when we thought things had calmed down between the fire chief and the councilmember: DC City Councilmember Phil Mendelson has asked the chief financial officer to look into how DC Fire & EMS Department Chief Dennis Rubin is overspending his budget. Mendelson wants action taken against Rubin that could include firing under the city’s ant-deficiency regulations. Read Bill Myers’ story from The Examiner. Click here to read the letter from Mendelson.
Garage explosion video: We have the full raw version with slo-mo and the short clip of an explosion as Lake Stevens, Washington firefighters stretch to a garage fire. Well worth seeing. Here it is.
Is checking for holes in your eyelids wrong?: The Fox TV station in Detroit certainly thinks so. Our audience isn’t so certain. I even have a few comments and questions about the story of two supervisors with Detroit EMS. One of the supervisors shown with her eyes shut is the wife of the city’s EMS chief. The chief responds to a reporter’s questions. Check out the story and the comments.
Fire engine taken out by flood waters: Shelby County, Tennessee Engine 69 was down for the count as the crew responded to one of many flood related calls on Saturday. Also, watch as a house (actually a portable classroom) outpaces cars and trucks on a highway. Plus more video of firefighters in action during the flooding. Click here.
Female sues lieutenant over sexual harassment. He claims she is just as raunchy: Pretty detailed sex talk coming from Reading, Massachusetts after a veteran female firefighter files suit. The lawyer for accused Lieutenant Richard Puopolo says that Firefighter Lisa Palermo ”gives as good as she gets”. Click here for all of the lurid details.
The house comes tumbling down: Within 30-minutes of a fire being reported in a 150-year-old wood frame house in North Attleboro, Massachusetts it was on the ground. Click here to see the collapse.
They say comedy is tragedy plus time: Carol Burnett is credited with that quote (if you don’t know, ask Firegeezer who she is). Apparently 51-years is not enough time for me to have the slightest bit of fun with an absolutely wonderful film from a New Jersey volunteer fire department. A little interaction between a bay door and a fire truck is caught by the camera. It reminds us that bay door collisions are universal and have been happening since the first fire truck went behind closed doors. Here’s the film.
Thieves target fire stations: Two nearby firehouses have been hit in Kentucky. The men responsible for an attempted break-in of a storage shed in Rowan County were caught on video. It shows the three men in masks and hoods. It is believed an alarm system scared them off. In Lewis County a generator and other equipment were taken.
Also on STATter911 …
- UPDATE – Must see video: Five firefighters injured in explosion, described as backdraft, at Harrison, NJ 5-alarm fire. – March 10, 2013
- Quick Takes: August 6, 2012. – August 6, 2012
- ‘The fire chief needs to be careful in his personnel actions’. Advice from DC Council Chairman after ruling that Chief Kenneth Ellerbe retaliated against union president. – November 1, 2012
- Quick Takes: November 5, 2012. – November 5, 2012
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