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Hoarder Fires Training Featured

New Firefighter Training – West Virginia’s Eyewitness News.   Ryan Pennington is a firefighter in Charleston and trains fellow firefighters on how to handle fires at hoarding house. Hoarding stories have become a sensation on television, but it’s anything but that for firefighters when tragedy strikes. The typical hoarding house creates several obstacles for the […]

Hoarder rescued

Story From CBCNEWS Great learning points in this story: Listen to the stories of how the occupant responded to the firefighters touching his belongings Size up the conditions.  Rate it (1-5) with a 5 being the worst! Great point calling for additional resources Consider what PPE should be used!   Prayers for the occupant and praise for […]

Hoarder Fire with Rescue

  There is that word again….Lucky!   Yes they were lucky that she had made it close to the door because it would have been a huge challenge as all hoarding condition rescues are!  Great job folks and stay tuned for more information on Hoarding fires.

One dead after Greenwich Hoarder fire

One dead after Greenwich house fire WTNH.com Staff GREENWICH, Conn. (WTNH) — A 42-year old man was killed and his mother taken to the hospital after a fire tore through their Greenwich home Tuesday morning. Neighbors say Dean Verboven was killed in the fire. The condition of his mother, 69-year-old Barbara Verboven, was not immediately […]

Health Concerns in a Hoarded Home

Good afternoon from the Jumpseat. The recent news coming out of Houston about the exposure to the Hanta Virus is driving home the risks associated with Hoarding Houses. This home was going to be featured on reality television which exposed the film crew, families, and neighbors who had volunteered to aid in the clean up. […]

Hoarder house fire kills lone occupant

Good morning from the jumpseat. As I return from my doctor’s appointment about my shoulder and listen to a 5-alarm fire in Brooklyn NYC I came across this horrific story of a hoarding fire fatality.  Take a moment to look at these dramatic pictures of after the fire was extinguished. These images are a great example […]

Firefighter’s Goal

Once again, we are back in the jumpseat, welcome back!  Do you have a goal for your fire service career?  This question popped up in my head today as we reviewed the upcoming sports season.  Most athletes have goals that they strive to reach.  From a football player making it to the super bowl to […]

PD: ‘Unusual’ note found at Phoenix house fire

Here is a link to a great article out of Phoenix Arizona. According to Steve Kuzi from Abc.15.com the fire department responded to a reported structural fire and found a vacant hoarder home at level 5.  While fighting the fire they found a disturbing note admitting to starting the fire and other crimes. This is a classic case of how […]

Rest in Peace Firefighter-Paramedic Denise Cooper

It is with a hole in my heart that I write from the jumpseat today.  As the news circulated this morning of  Firefighter-Paramedic Denis Cooper (Ret.) passing my heart sank.  Denise was a valued family friend that was a ROCK.  Her understanding of our lifestyle and contributions to the fire service will never be forgotten. […]