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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 […]

Firefighter removed New Castle Pa

  In this video shot by Joe DiThomas of News Castle, onlookers cheer on firefighters as they realize Lt. John Onufrak has been rescued from the burning building. For more info on this incident go to  http://www.ncnewsonline.com/  

Life goes on!

As I sit in my favorite station recliner reflecting on the past week my head just continues to spin like a top.  I can’t remember a week of my personal life that had this many ups and down’s.  From the awesome presentation to the property managers to the loss of a dear friend emotions ran […]

It’s Expo Week!

Good afternoon from hot and hot West Virginia, It’s Firehouse Expo week in Baltimore Maryland! Expo week is always an exciting time for the fire service as firefighters from around the world gather in beautiful Baltimore Maryland. The Inner-Harbor makes for a wonderful backdrop for this great conference. Firehouse has become a part of my family while writing […]

Have you mastered the Large Streams?

Good afternoon from the New and Improved “Views from the Jumpseat” site. We appreciate your patient as we build a new and improved jumpseat site.  As we build this site reflecting the views of all the street level firefighters it seems like we all have seen an increase in the amount of defensive attacks made on […]

Firefighter Treated For Burns In Three-Alarm Harlem Fire

Looks like the FDNY was faced with a “Heavy Contents” fire this morning in Spanish Harlem.  From the news report looks like they found what the FDNY calls “colliers mansion” conditions, named after the collier brothers from Manhattan.  I have spoken with many FDNY members who express how common these conditions are in their city. […]

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