Four-alarm fire in Crown Heights, Brooklyn injures 11 firefighters: FDNY in action early Monday morning in a suspicious four-story apartment building fire at 1335 Carroll Street that also left 11 civilians injured. Pictures via BuffNetwork.com and news coverage here and here.
Vehicle fire weekend video 1 (in two parts) - Dave discusses being KICked to the curb at tanker fire: We seemed to have a theme weekend for the holiday of interesting vehicle fire videos. The unplanned special coverage was not without some hard feelings. The issue was Friday’s tanker fire in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. The original video, seen here, brought a lot of comments that talked about safety issues and tactics. The journalist who shot the video defended his local firefighters and wondered what happened to “brotherhood”. In posting his second video from the fire I tried to answer some of Lonny Frosts’ concerns about the STATter911.com comments section, our KICs (keyboard incident commanders) and asked a key question about “brotherhood”. Click here to read it and to comment on our comments about our comments.
Vehicle fire weekend video 2 – the runaway: If you haven’t seen it yet, stop what you are doing and click here to view a video from Ireland as firefighters throw their bodies in front of a burning and moving automobile.
Vehicle fire weekend video 3 – the ambulance: Watch as Newark, New Jersey firefighters deal with a burning ambulance. This one also brought some discussion about what are appropriate comments.
Vehicle fire weekend video 4 – just a car fire: This one brought some interesting practical solutions from the KICs to an age old problem. Click here.
Chief takes a stand on ice cream stand declaring it off limits: This isn’t a waist line issue but one about a department’s image. Dumfries-Triangle Rescue Squad members have been told not to show up in uniform at a local establishment because the owner is facing child sex charges. Here it is.
Five-alarms in Portland, Oregon & a Fairlane blows up: Two of the more recent stories from Bill Schumm and Mike Ward at Firegeezer.com.
Social climbing for the firefighter: Speaking of endurance, have you signed up for a 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb near you? There are many coming up within the next week to honor those lost during the attacks of eleven years ago and to support FDNY. Go to Firehero.org for details.
EMS worker/fire chief charged with stealing dead woman’s money: A pitiful story from Tennessee.
Also from Tennessee, sex scandal fallout in Nashville: We told you last week about the investigation underway that has five firefighters suspended and includes allegations of sex acts in a firehouse and gang involvement. The fire chief and a newspaper columnist have made their feelings known on this one.
Firefighter ordered reinstated: Curt Varone with a FireLawBlog.com column on a Mission, Texas firefighter who gets his job back after being accused of some bad conduct with a woman inside the firehouse.
Labor Day and public safety unions: The Las Vegas Sun used the Labor Day weekend to look at the new reality for public safety labor unions.
Women and the fire service: A three part series is underway from California’s Vallejo Times-Herald.
Scholarship time: The Yvorra Leadership Development Foundation has been helpful in the careers of a number of the nation’s fire service and EMS leaders. Here’s your chance. The scholarship application deadline for 2012 is October 1. Click here to learn more about the scholarship and Jim Yvorra.
Do you want to sell a rig? Click HERE to find out how with SellFireTrucks.com.
Auto body shop in Gary, Indiana: Ed Malik at Mabas21.com with Sunday’s fire at 5311 West 5th Avenue.
Also on STATter911 …
- Must see video: A runaway car fire & the firefighters who try to stop it. – September 3, 2012
- Raw video & raw feelings: New video from the PA tanker fire that fueled many comments & the ire of the videographer. – September 3, 2012
- Just a car fire video. But it is sure to bring back a lively topic of discussion. – September 2, 2012
- Quick Takes: September 24, 2012. – September 24, 2012
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