Grain elevator: No date listed on this from Lake Park, Iowa, but a TV station reports there was a controlled burn of a grain elevator yesterday afternoon.
A list of people to blame: First of all, thank you for putting up with Dave’s trip down memory lane over the last couple of weeks. Friday was my last day as a TV reporter, so the blog should be getting back to normal soon as I start to settle in to a new routine. For those of you who have been looking for someone to blame for my career (I know I have), I’ve come up with a short list. At the top is a wonderful man who, to this day, people confuse me with even though we are of different races and he passed away almost 14-years-ago. Click here to watch editorials on fire and EMS issues from Rich Adams.
Much more detail from Spotsylvania, Virginia investigation: Free Lance – Star reporter Dan Telvock has been able to get hold of the raw material that made up an investigation into February’s fire where firefighters could not find a woman who was still on the phone with 911. It is worth reading. Click here.
Roof ops with a twist: This is a bit different. Watch some firefighters from the U.K. deal with a fire on a thatched roof.
Video round up: Click here for some recent fires in British Columbia, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Nearby lightning strike sends firefighter to the hospital: The firefighter was checked out after a bolt hit nearby during storms yesterday in Ponce Inlet, Florida. Click here for details.
Boston mayor says union offer not enough: Things seem to be getting worse in Boston, if that is possible, after Mayor Thomas Menino urges the City Council to reject the offer by firefighters to delay a pay raise. Check it out.
Is it a conflict?: In Massachusetts a state ethics board is trying to determine if it is okay for the building commissioner to also be an assistant chief/call firefighter in Charlton. Curtis Meskus has done both for the past seven years. Here’s more.
Is he exempt or non-exempt?: That’s the question in Southbury, Connecticut where the fire marshal has been making the case for four-years that he is owed thousands of dollars for responding to fires after hours. Read more.
Hazard Zone Management Conference in Indiana: There are lots of well known names heading to South Bend for an October 18 gathering of Brunacini’s Hazard Zone Management Conference. Here’s how they describe the event- “This conference will focus on all three of the major hazard zone breakdowns that are killing and injuring firefighters today; incident command systems, the critical decision making process, along with the most up to date and inclusive fire/ burn studies done over the past two years.” Click here for more details and registration info.
Also on STATter911 …
- What do you think of this? Firefighters caught in the act … of smoking. – October 4, 2013
- Detroit stories: Report claims 21 minute response time to house fire. Also, fire inspections years behind. – January 21, 2013
- UPDATED: Couple arrested in Eastern Shore arsons. Man had been fire captain in Tasley, VA. – April 2, 2013
- Storm raw video: FDNY in action in Queens at six-alarm fire that destroyed 80 homes. – October 30, 2012
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