Early video of West Baltimore rowhouse fire: This is a fire in the 400 block of South Smallwood Street on April 16 that was posted to YouTube on Saturday. Click here for still pictures from Side A.
Deutsche Bank fire litigation draws to a close: News reports indicate that at a hearing today a request will be made for the judge’s blessing over a $10 million settlement for the widow of FDNY Firefighter Joseph Graffagnino who died in the fire in 2007 along with Firefighter Robert Beddia. Details here.
False alarm leads to FDNY firefighters rescuing three little girls: An unusual set of circumstances put firefighters in the Bronx in the right place at the right time. Read the story.
In case you missed it or want to see it again: Here’s the link to the runaway burning van on a San Jose, California freeway that almost took out a fire engine.
Virginia firefighter with life-threatening injuries after tanker rollover: Glenn Usdin’s FireTruckBlog.com has the story from Charles City County, Virginia.
Three single-family homes damaged in Berkeley County, West Virginia fire: Lots of video as more disposable housing is destroyed or damaged. And these didn’t appear to be built all that close together. Lots of video. Click here.
Three different angles on thrift store fire and collapse: The latest video posted from a fire last Tuesday in West Plains, Missouri was a from a firefighter’s helmet-cam. Previously we posted the firefighter’s dash-cam and citizen video showing the collapses on two sides of the building. Click here and then follow the links to the earlier videos.
Sheriff’s car hits fire-police directing traffic: This happened at an accident scene on Friday evening in Theresa, New York.
Helmet-cam from Jacksonville, Florida: Two evacuation orders during this house fire last week.
Video from Lawrence, Indiana apartment fire: A fire on Saturday in a pair of vacant buildings.
Fill the boot, sleep late and let some Fairfax County, VA white shirts answer the calls: Firegeezer Bill Schumm has the details on his former department’s contest winners for the 2011 Labor Day Weekend Fill the Boot campaign. Click here to see this interesting incentive.
The Fire Critic’s review of Kill the Flashover: Rhett Fleitz reviews some videos of burns focusing on flashover conditions.
Old school captains: That’s the topic of the latest post by Willie Wines Jr. at IronFiremen. com.
Chief’s credentials questioned: Curt Varone at FireLawBlog.com looks at a controversy at one Florida fire department over the chief’s qualifications.
Union balks at what’s behind a 29 percent raise offer: In the U.K. South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Services is offering the big raise to firefighters willing to switch to a new schedule that doubles the amount of time they are at the firehouse and would save money by reducing the number of firefighters. The Fire Brigades Union says it would impact the welfare of firefighters. Read more.
And finally, police corner caped man carrying a sword while firefighters handle kitchen fire: Police in Lansing, Michigan apparently kept the man who broke into a home occupied so firefighters could put out the blaze. But it resulted in a four hour standoff. Here’s the story.
Two alarms in Alllentown, PA: Newsworking’s video by Bill Rohrer of a fire on Friday at 203 N. Jordan Street.
Also on STATter911 …
- Must see helmet-cam: Boise, ID house collapse close-call revisited. – September 12, 2013
- Quick Takes: October 15, 2012. – October 15, 2012
- Quick Takes: June 11, 2012. – June 11, 2012
- Arrival video: House fire in Stockton, California. – June 17, 2012
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