Fatal 2-alarm house fire in Buffalo: A 58-year-old man on oxygen and in a wheel chair could not escape this fire Tuesday night around 11:00 PM on Wyoming Avenue. The man’s daughter did get out.
Dispute over WTC steel coming to Washington, DC: The DC Fire & EMS Department disputes allegations that a disagreement over the date for bringing pieces of the Twin Towers to the Nation’s Capital centers on Chief Dennis Rubin’s schedule. The chief is supposed to attend Fire Rescue International in Chicago on August 28, the day organizers hoped to move the steel to Washington. The fire department says there is a lot more than the chief’s schedule impacting this decision. What is clear in all of this is that those running the Iron and Steel program aren’t very pleased right now. Here’s the story.
Just off the boat: One of the first of many reader comments I noticed under this story from Boston asked, “Who cares?”. I am sure a lot of you are going to say that after reading what WCVB-TV has uncovered. A citizen alerted the TV station to the fact that a Boston firefighter had his boat parked in the firehouse and was washing it while apparently on duty. The story has generated more than that one comment. Check it out.
Seattle firefighters dealing with multi-fatal fire: The Seattle Times looks at how firefighters are handling frustrations over not being able to rescue a woman and five children during Saturday’s apartment fire. Compounding the issue was the inability to get water from the first arriving engine. Here is the latest.
Savannah’s union stretching their wings into neighboring community isn’t making everyone happy: It wasn’t their fire. The burned out home is in the neighboring community of Southbridge. But a day after the blaze IAFF Local 574 from Savannah, Georgia canvassed the neighborhood touting the services of their department. It all has to do with the potential annexation of Southbridge. Check out this unusual story.
More on the Hawaiian punch: A police report indicates a man yelled obscenities and grabbed a Honolulu area firefighter’s shirt before that firefighter decked the man. It happened when firefighters showed up to investigate the man’s barbeque. Read the update.
Fire at the Port of Tampa: Firegeezer Bill Schumm is all over yesterday’s four-alarm fire with details, pictures and video. Check out Bill’s coverage.
Hobart, Indiana apartment fire: This is the first clip in a month we have seen from Ed Malik who shoots all of those Gary, Indiana videos. Not Gary this time, but Hobart and a May 30 fire at the Cressmoor Apartments. Read more here.
Also on STATter911 …
- Helmet-cam video: First arriving ladder at two-alarm apartment fire in Newark, Delaware. – December 20, 2012
- Social media & the fire service from people who get it. Let Chief Bill Boyd guide you & your department into a brave new world. – August 12, 2012
- Arsonist who killed 4 Seattle firefighters charged with new crimes. Police say Martin Pang plotted from prison cell to steal money from witnesses & others. – June 26, 2013
- Raw video: House fire in Rochester, NY. – November 24, 2012
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