The fire started on the home’s back porch, said Orange Lake Fire Chief Richard Pisani. One woman was home at the time; a neighbor, who saw that the back of her house was on fire, alerted her. He said the fire was pretty involved when firefighters arrived, and it accelerated when a propane tank in the back of the home exploded.
About 50 firefighters, from the Orange Lake, Winona Lake, Coldenham, Cronomer Valley, Plattekill and City of Newburgh departments, battled the blaze for about 45 minutes.
Look, a specialized vehicle that responds on all dumpster fires. I am not sure I would want to get in and drive it. The video, from FdNy8231 (@FDNY8231), was taken at the quarters of FDNY’s Engine 60 and Ladder 17.
Yes, it must be a slow day on the video front for Dave to be running a vehicle fire. There’s a lot out there. Just not much that I thought was blog-worthy. But I did notice this from our regular contributor, Don Murtha III (murthad02). Don was at the scene with the arrival of U-Crest firefighters early Monday morning on Nokomis Parkway in Cheektowaga, New York (Erie County). His video shows the usual hazards everyone faces with the modern vehicle fire (lots of things popping and exploding) and a few other things. Don reports after the fire was extinguished a body was found in the vehicle.
According to Platttekill Fire Chief Chris Mancuso, the fire was discovered when City of Newburgh Fire Chief Mike Vatter, who lives nearby, noticed smoke on his property and went to investigate. Departments quickly responded, and the blaze, which started in half of the house, was put out quickly.
A fire ripped through a 16-unit apartment complex in Coram Sunday afternoon, leaving as many as 40 people homeless, officials said.
The fire at 24 El Camino Ct. was first reported at 1:27 p.m., Suffolk police said. Coram firefighters, joined by four other departments, battled the blaze, which was under control by 3:30 p.m., according to the Coram fire dispatcher.
Many of us who viewed the video from JBRAKERPHOTO of the fire Sunday in Kingston, New York noticed there was a significant time lag between the two videos we posted. One of our longtime readers, Thom Cronin, decided to investigate this further and contacted the videographer who, at Thom’s requested, posted additional video . It turns out we had posted Parts 1 and 4, here. Above is the previously un-posted Part 2 and below is Part 3 (and here is Part 5). Thanks Thom.
Kingston Deputy Fire Chief Donald Allen on Sunday evening said the department responded immediately to the 11:46 a.m. call at 12 Linderman Ave., but, “The wind was the big thing. It gave the fire a huge start.”
Fire Chief John Reinhardt said Kingston Police Officer Mark Wikane, 55, reached the scene first and entered the burning building to be sure the occupants on both floors had escaped.
Wikane was treated and later released from the hospital, according to Kingston police.
This is a better version (with sound) of a video we brought you a week-ago that vanished after we posted it. It comes from a dash-cam mounted in an ambulance belonging to Clifton Park & Halfmoon EMS in Saratoga County, New York. The incident occurred on March 30 on I-87 southbound just north of Twin Bridges. .
The video is from our newest sponsor, FIRE CAM, makers of the original fire helmet cameras. You can find them at FireVideo.net. If you look to the right column of STATter911.com you will see a video player featuring the latest helmet and dash-cam videos from FIRE CAM.
Here’s some of the description with the video:
On Saturday morning, March 30, 2013 just before 7 am, Clifton Park & Halfmoon Ambulance was dispatched to a medical emergency on the Southbound shoulder of the I-87 Interstate just above a major bridge. An ambulance returning from a local hospital was in the vicinity and first responded to the call, pulling well off shoulder behind the vehicle involved. A bystander vehicle was already blocking one lane of traffic. The crew donned ANSI vests and approached the patient in the vehicle. A police patrol arrived several minutes later, parking adjacent to ambulance in the slow lane to block traffic which had narrowed to two lanes. A Fire Chief arrived shortly thereafter, pulling to the front of the other vehicles. While the crew was assessing patient and the police officer was approaching, a vehicle moving at a high rate of speed lost control, skidded sideways, narrowly missing the ambulance and crashing into the police vehicle, pushing it towards crew. There were no injuries to crew, patient or police officer and no damage to the ambulance. The ambulance originally dispatched to call arrived moments after impact and both crews treated the original patient and driver of the out of control vehicle (who had been talking on her cell phone).
This is video from a dash-cam mounted in an ambulance belonging to Clifton Park & Halfmoon EMS in Saratoga County, New York. The incident occurred on Saturday on I-87 southbound just north of Twin Bridges. According to the department’s Facebook page, there were no serious injuries.
It is getting a lot uglier in New York over social media use by those in public safety. Today’s article by Candace M. Giove and Brad Hamilton in the New York Post takes the problem of Social Media Assisted Career Suicide Syndrome (SMACSS) in FDNY EMS beyond the fire commissioner’s son and the lieutenant with the racist tweets.
PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING: My prediction is this article will be national news by tomorrow and will have reverberations across the country on the use of social media by fire, EMS and police. If you have a similar problem in your own department, my suggestion is to take care of it now before it becomes news. There will soon be reporters everywhere looking for this.
Here’s how the article begins:
The Bad Lieutenant is part of a sick clique.
In addition to uploading racist rants and Nazi nonsense, EMS Lt. Timothy Dluhos also posted pictures of patients, including one of a heavy-set woman with a snarky caption Photoshopped over her wheelchair: “Wide Load.”
Publicizing photos of the ill, injured or dead without permission is a violation of city rules and federal privacy laws, but some first responders can’t resist snapping shots of people they’re supposed to be helping.
The photos of grisly corpses, gruesome wounds or humiliating circumstances provide fodder for mocking and gawking.
You may recall last Sunday’s story where reporter Candace Giove confronted Lt. Dluhos about his hate filled tweets. That’s when Lt. Dluhos, who is now suspended without pay, broke down and cried over the possibility of losing his job. Since then people claiming to be supporters of the lieutenant have targeted Candace Giove with a series of hate filled messages and death threats. Here is an excerpt from the New York Post article by Brad Hamilton:
On Wednesday night, Footer and P-Rock, hosts of an online radio program called “The Red Show,” poured out their admiration for Dluhos.
“I love him,” gushed P-Rock. “He’s a brave motherf–ker, but in the end he’s going to come out fine . . . He’s been cornered as a racist, and that’s not true. Tim’s our guy.”
“The guy’s getting railroaded here,” remarked Footer.
Dluhos called in to thank the radio show for its support. The two hosts then took pot shots at Giove. “Like I said to that dumb c—, ‘He’s out there saving lives!’ ” said Footer.
Then the hosts tried to guess the reporter’s ethnicity: “For me she looked a little yellow, like Middle Eastern. I don’t think she should be allowed to carry a backpack.”
Social Media Assisted Career Suicide Syndrome (SMACSS) seems to be a big problem these days. A week after exposing the tweets that resulted in the resignation from FDNY EMS of the son of Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano, The New York Post is at it again. This time they confronted EMS Lt. Timothy Dluhos about a series of ”racist, sexist, anti-Semitic and anti-Asian comments” on his Twitter feed. Lt. Dluhos broke down and cried.
Susan Edelman and Candace M. Giove wrote they met up with Dluhos on Friday in front of his home. Dluhos is 34-years-old and assigned to the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn. He told the reporters he was sorry and his life is ruined.
In his tweets, Dluhos referred to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg as “King Jew” and “King Heeb”.
* “I’m going to give up racial insults for Lent,” he tweeted Feb. 12. “Jesus that didn’t [last] too long. F–ken chinks can’t drive.”
* “Hahaha! I work with the coloreds,” he wrote in a Feb. 8 exchange. “For 12 years so that s–t just run off on me.”
* “Too bad he didn’t have rabies or AIDS and too bad he didn’t bite King Heeb’s face off,” he tweeted on Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, recalling when the groundhog Staten Island Chuck nipped Bloomberg at an event at the Staten Island Zoo.
* A gold Nazi-era pin with a German U-boat and a swastika is “my most prized artifact,” he boasted on Jan. 30.
* He repeatedly Photoshopped an image of an unnamed black teen — putting a Hitler mustache on one photo and a surgical mask on another with the caption, “I’s be a doxter.”
It comes less than a week after The Post exposed the vile racist and anti-Semitic tweets posted by Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano’s own EMT son. Joseph Cassano, 23, who quit the next day.
The Empire Mart & Deli on Hurley Avenue was destroyed on Tuesday by a fire that sent flames through the roof and thick, black smoke high into the air.
An attached vacant restaurant space, which was a pizzeria until two weeks ago, was heavily damaged by the fire.
No one was injured in the blaze, according to Spring Lake Fire Department Chief Doc Cranston. State police said two employees were in the convenience store when the fire started at 3:45 p.m. but were able to get out safely.
Fire officials said the fire sparked in the attic, but the cause is still unknown. They said while the first and second floors of the apartment had some water damage, the attic and roof of the home were destroyed.
“Unfortunately, with the wind blowing, it was blowing the fire on the windows on all four corners of the attic. So, once the window broke it was blowing the fire around in the attic. Once we were able to get in the attic we were able to put it out,” said Kevin Theriault, Ballston Spa Fire Chief.
This was uploaded to YouTube today (Sunday) by george cribbs and is quite interesting. It is a two-alarm fire at 914 Kensington Avennue in Buffalo, New York from April 26, 1998. It begins with sirens and airhorns sounding, a lot of fire on the second floor and firefighters escaping via a ladder to the window of the one room on the second floor that isn’t burning.
Firefighters spent hours fighting a stubborn fire in a 2½-story wood house at 384 Herman St., just east of the Kensington Expressway, between East North and Best streets.
A few minutes after firefighters responded to a 9:09 a.m. call, fire officials ordered an evacuation of firefighters and conducted a quick head count, or “accountability report,” from each of the ladder and engine companies at the scene. All personnel were accounted for.
Firefighters spent hours at the scene, battling heavy smoke and fire conditions on the first two floors and concerned about the possible toppling of a chimney in that home. The house was destroyed in the fire, and authorities have called for an emergency demolition.