Auto body shop burns in Gary, Indiana: Ed Malik video from Saturday.
This is not a drill: Here’s a chance to see what the first company on what became a seven-alarm fire in Boston saw on arrival. The fire was yesterday afternoon in East Boston and was already spreading to an adjacent building when the firefighters pulled up. Click here.
This is a drill: Evacuation tones sounded at house fire in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. But it was all part of the plan. Check it out.
This is a transitional attack: Bill Carey at Backstep Firefighter has been hosting an ongoing discussion of transitional attacks. He showed one last week from Pasadena, California. We have one from this past weekend in Derby, Connecticut that, so far, is getting praised by many of our KICs. Here it is.
This is a controversial report about New York’s 911 Center: The New York Post has details on the battle over a report known as “911 CPR”. It stands for call processing review, but the Post indicates the center is on life support. The report from a Washington area consulting firm has been described by the Post as “nuclear” because it shows, despite $2 billion spent, call processing times have slowed. City lawyers filed an appeal over a judge’s order Friday that the report must be released. Here’s the story from the Post.
This is a wall collapsing: No one was around it as the wall came down when a vacant furniture factory building burned in Bassett, Virginia.
This is a green line and this is one of its users being arrested: A house fire in a California desert community had a tenant and neighbors on green line duty. When the first fire truck showed up the tenant ran off and was later arrested. Is using a green line a crime in California? No. But apparently there’s more to the story than a burning house. Here’s more.
This is a must read story: In Sharon, South Carolina (York County), a firefighter’s home caught fire with his six-year-old son trapped on the second floor. That firefighter and his firefighter friends were nearby. Read the compelling story of how they got to the boy.
This is an idiot on a bicycle: An arsonist gets a little too close to his work. Watch the video.
This is the man who put the sin in cynical: Are you a council member, mayor or city manager with a budget problem and need to slash funds from your fire department so the flower garden in the city park can be properly tended to? If so, our good friend Will Wyatt is the man for you. And check out Will’s FC2000. This will solve all of your problems. Here’s Will’s column. (Full disclosure: I feel compelled to tell you I receive a small percentage of each FC2000 sold.)
This is one of the reasons that Friday was a record day for STATter911.com: The video of the Dearborn, Michigan firefighters who almost went through the roof of a cleaners on Thursday night helped break our old record number of visitors and pageviews. Click here to listen to the firefighters tell their story and how one of them failed to inform his wife before she saw it on TV.
This is the other reason so many of you visited us on Friday: Apparently Will Wyatt has been trying out the prototype of the revolutionary FC2000 in the Philippines. I am still standing by the idea that this is probably the craziest firefighting video I’ve ever posted on STATter911.com,
This is an old fire engine: A 1941 Mack LS80 that’s the Antique of the Week at Glenn Usdin’s FireTruckBlog.com.
This is a group of firefighters who, like Maxwell Smart, missed it by that much: Check out Firegeezer’s story on a group of Albuquerque firefighters who came up just a little short on the big lottery prize, but aren’t missing anything when it comes to priorities on how to use what they did win.
This is the federal government taking notice of a lieutenant’s demotion that he says is connected to the chief’s ethnic slur: Curt Varone takes his FireLawBlog.com site to Selma, Texas to look at the fallout over allegations that the fire chief used the “w” word and then retaliated against a lieutenant who called him on it.
This sounds like a good event: Lifesaving Leadership is a two day seminar put on by the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department on May 11 and 12 featuring some of the programs from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.. It is quite inexpensive. Check it out here. Also, if you are interested in being a sponsor of this event click here for the details. For more details contact PGFD’s Risk Management & Safety Office at email@example.com.
This is a firefighter impersonator: The fake firefighter not only used his claim and a badge to impress women in Indio, California, he also robbed them. Click here.
This is a high-rise fire: THE Fire Critic has video of fire showing on three floors of a high-rise apartment building in Manhattan.
This is the Food Nanny with some firefighters: Thanks to one of our loyal readers we take you to Utah’s Salt Lake Valley and the Food Nanny’s visit to the Unified Fire Authority.
This is Dave trying to make up for missing a story one of our readers sent to us: It is from last Wednesday’s two alarm fire at an apartment building in Charlotte, NC.
This is your brain on drugs: No, not quite. Though I can see why you might think that. I have no idea what my “this is” kick is all about. But, this is the end of it.
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House fire in Bristol, CT: A fire on Sunday on North Main Street. This video begins with Engine 3 (according to the description, dispatched on the second-alarm) dropping a supply line.
Also on STATter911 …
- Pre-arrival video: Two green lines & bucket brigade at California house fire. – October 28, 2012
- Early video & radio traffic: York Township, PA house fire. – April 10, 2013
- UPDATED – Two helmet-cam videos from California. Fires in Antioch and Hayward. – June 16, 2012
- Quick Takes: November 5, 2012. – November 5, 2012
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