Garages burn in Omaha, Nebraska: Ten garages were damaged or destroyed by a fire early Sunday morning at the Benz Place Apartments. One firefighter suffered a minor burn. Read more.
Firefighter’s condition downgraded after hit & run: According to Firefighter Close Calls, the condition of Firefighter Pat Hines went from serious to critical after he was struck by a hit and run driver during a car fire in Tulare County, California. Hines was thrown 50-feet from the impact. A second firefighter was also hurt. Click here for more details.
Six children dead in New York house fire: All six, ranging in age from one to 12, died of smoke inhalation when their house burned early Saturday in Fort Edward, New York (Washington County). The fire started in a downstairs room. Here’s more.
Don’t forget the NFFF widget: There are lots of websites now carrying the 2010 National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Memorial Weekend widget. Each day it features a different firefighter being remembered in Emmitsburg this October. It is very simple to add the widget to your website or blog. Once that is done it’s automatically updated each day. Click here for the details and click here to see the list of those already posting the widget.
Collapse video We have two videos showing the collapse of the fire building during an eight-alarm fire in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Click here.
Police story 1: Firefighter Close Calls wonders why police don’t respond “routine” to fire calls. Billy Goldfeder is reacting to the weekend collision between a Philadelphia fire truck and a police car both responding to the same fire. A bicyclist was also injured. Click here for more.
Police story 2: Look at this video and explain why is there a need for not one, but two sheriff’s deputies to park their cars right behind the pumpers in front of the burning house. It doesn’t appear to have made a difference in this case, but it sure gets you wondering.
Police story 3: Not to be seen as police bashing, here’s a reminder that the cops have a tough job too. From the protests at the Toronto summit we get an up close and personal view of a police car being torched. I guess the home team doesn’t have to win a basketball game for people to act this stupid.
More on the firefighter who hid his four months in jail: The Salem News gives its views on the Haverhill, Massachusetts firefighter who had his shifts covered while he was in jail for four months. The paper has reported when the fire chief discovered what was going on Keith Thompson put in his retirement papers. The paper also says Thompson hasn’t has a valid driver’s license since 1992. Here’s the editorial.
Tire shop burns: The fire was right across the street from a firehouse in Ladd, Illinois. Check out the video.
Might be a good skill to have if budget cuts were to combine the fire & police departments: A St. Johns County firefighter is considered one of the best with a gun in Florida. Read about Firefighter/Marksmen Charlie Galambos.
Restaurant fire in Keyser, West Virginia: The Polish Pines restaurant burned early Sunday morning in Keyser. Click here for a second video showing tanker operations.
Also on STATter911 …
- Helmet-cam: Two-alarm house fire in West Manchester Township, PA with people trapped. – September 12, 2012
- Raw video: House fire in Kingston, NY. Police officer injured searching building. – April 9, 2013
- Quick Takes: November 19, 2012. – November 19, 2012
- Raw video: Two-alarm house fire in Rochester, NY spreads to exposure. – October 13, 2013
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