Tag Archives: hoarder fires

Hoarder Fires: Dealing with the Occupant’s

  From the studying of Compulsive Hoarding Disorder and the effects that it has on today’s first reponders one common problem keeps coming up.  Dealing with the occupants of these homes can prove to be a challenging problem if we are tasked to deal with an emergency y inside their Hoarded Environment.  Interaction with the […]

Hoarder Fire: Size This Up!

  Today’s feature: Size this up and let’s hear some tactical solutions to this problem! You are dispatched to this address with confirmed reports of an occupant trapped! Identify, Adjust, and Attack!   Simulation Courtesy of Simushare 

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 […]

Free Webcast

 Free Webcast Hoarder Homes: Piles of Hazards for Firefighters Monday January 14, 2012 1300 EDT Sign up by sending email to: Ryan33@suddenlink.net Free Ebook Giveaway during Webcast

Hoarder’s Conditions in Mount Rainier House Fire

From Hyattsville Fire Departments website JANUARY 4 — At about 17:48, Engine and Squad 1 were dispatched to a reported house fire in the 3400 block of Webster Street, Co. 55’s area. Engine 855 arrived on the scene of a two-story duplex with smoke showing from the top floor. Engine 801, responding as second due, […]

St. Petersburg Hoarder Fire Kills 9 Dogs

By: Kay Long ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Nine dogs lost their lives in a house fire early Sunday morning at 5998 12th Street North. St. Petersburg Fire Lieutenant Joel Granata says the owner of the home was out and came home to find her home in flames. Granata says there were ten dogs inside the […]

Hoarder House Fire in WV

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Expect Hoarding

Another day of Honey-Do checklist getting crossed off I get a tweet from the “Average Jake ‏@AverageJakeFF Now that I’m aware of it they keep popping up in rapid numbers #hoarding #fire #ems #dangerous @Jumpseatviews.  I immediately take to the texting airways to inquire about his experience.  He explains that it was a common occurrence […]

Buffalo Clutter Fire

  WEST SENECA, NY – A late night fire displaced an Indian Church Road family Sunday night. Union Fire Company Chief Dan Vahught tells 2 On Your Side that the fire appears to have started in the home’s kitchen area. All of the residents made it out okay. Vahught says that crews had trouble getting […]

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