Cluttered House Fire Rescue

by Catherine Holland PEORIA, Ariz. — A Peoria woman is lucky to be alive after an early morning fire ripped through her home Thursday. According to firefighters, it started in the laundry room of a house in the neighborhood of 86th and Marconi avenues, which is southwest of Loop 101 and Bell Road. The […]

A must see Video!

A video is worth a thousand words! I just can’t get this particular video out of my mind and feel impelled to write a couple observations about it.  I am a HUGE opponent to keyboard quarterbacking videos of firefighters as you are only seeing a small glimpse of the fire scene.  This video offers enough of a […]

Maybe we all should be Bloggers!

  As I have begun the promotional process, I have started reading the massive amounts of reading material.  In this material has been a interesting chapter on firefighting history. I must admit that I haven’t been a huge history fan but maybe with age comes wisdom and it is so interesting now.  Learning about the […]

Hoarder Fire: Common Myths

The stories keep coming in as Firefighters are facing more and more fires inside Hoarded Conditions.   It truly is amazing how many we are facing.  It is troubling to hear many firefighters talk about these conditions and immediately go to the fuel load problem.  Since starting my research into this problem of hoarding I […]

Remembering the Fallen…

Amazing Story

  Great learning points in this video.  Huge shout out to Raleigh NC for opening up after a horrific event so we all can learn! My first day ever driving the 105′ ladder trucks most famous words, before we even left the station….Slow down!

What does your Helmet say about you?

What a sad day, it is the day where my favorite helmet was added to the Jumpseat wall of Flame. Before you click off this blog post, let me answer you this question. What does your helmet say about you?  Why do firefighters have such an attachment to their helmets? This thought came to mind […]

Dangers of Hoarding to EMS

 It is no secret that todays fire services call volume is made up of nearly 80 percent Emergency Medical Runs. This number increases the chance of encountering a Hoarding condition 80 percent more than on a fire call.  Funny thing about this is there can be more danger in entering a hoarded condition in an […]

Hoarder or not? Wv crews had their hands full!

WOWK — Charleston – Huntington, Working For You Here is a video of a Department local to my home area who has been faced with a challenging fire five times now.  They are considering it a “Junk Yard” but can pose many of the same issues that hoarding can.  Water supply, overhaul, access, and entanglement hazards are […]

Firefighters say clutter hindered elderly woman’s rescue from fatal fire

by staff Posted on November 27, 2012 at 5:27 AM Updated today at 5:40 AM Related: Raw: Fatal house fire in south Houston Gallery SEE ALL 5 PHOTOS »   HOUSTON – Firefighters had to cut a hole in the side of an elderly woman’s home to try and rescue her from a […]

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