Oct
22
2014

UPDATE: DETROIT FF JUMPED FROM TOWER LADDER BUCKET

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A Detroit firefighter was knocked unconscious this morning after he jumped from a 40-foot-high aerial ladder bucket as part of the Fisher Body plant collapsed, authorities say. Arson investigators are on the scene as the fire continues to burn on the second floor of the large, vacant industrial building at Harper and Hastings, northwest of
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Oct
22
2014

DETRIOT FF INJURED – FALL FROM TOWER LADDER BUCKET

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A firefighter has been injured on the job on Detroit’s east side. The fire crew was battling a blaze at the old Fisher Body plant at Harper and Piquette. The view from SkyFOX showed a firefighter up in the ladder bucket around 8 a.m. Wednesday when part of the building began to collapse. That’s when
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Oct
20
2014

CRASH KILLS FIRE CHIEF/POLICE OFFICER RESPONDING TO HOUSE FIRE IN ALTON, IL

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An Alton police officer who is also a firefighter died after a crash on Monday.  Eddie Johnson Jr., 45, was on his way to a house fire six miles west of Alton when he lost control, went off the left side of the highway, hit a driveway approach, and rolled his police cruiser several times. 
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Oct
20
2014

HOSE FALLS OFF TOLEDO ENGINE COMPANY – STRIKING BICYCLIST AND CARS

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One person was hurt when a Toledo Fire truck lost a hose while driving on an emergency run. The 150 foot attack hose somehow became loose and struck three cars and a bicyclist 4:30pm on Hawley near Indiana. Fire officials say Engine 9 was rushing to a house fire with its lights and sirens on
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Oct
20
2014

Here’s A Ridiculous Study Of Two Countries As Told In Fire Trucks

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Though they may look identical in every way and no way at all whatsoever, Germany and Canada are in fact VERY different countries. Don’t believe me? Okay first, that’s weird, they are definitely not the same place, but second, here’s how their respective fire departments respond to obstacles in their path. The top video is
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Oct
20
2014

WACK JOB STEALS AMBULANCE IN LA – ENGINE COMPANY PURSUES

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A man undergoing treatment for hallucination inside a Los Angeles Fire Department ambulance in downtown Los Angeles stole the emergency vehicle Sunday night, forcing two firefighter paramedics to jump out and an engine company to pursue. The firefighters were treating a patient at about 7 p.m. at Alameda and 3rd streets, when he pulled out
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Oct
19
2014

RECALL AFTER FATAL LODD MONTANA FIRE APPARATUS CRASH KILLS 6

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A new recall is issued by the maker of the fire apparatus chassis involved in that June crash that killed a Montana Fire Chief and a family of five. The recall of the double Cardan front drive shaft comes from Navistar which manufactures the International 4800 apparatus involved in the crash in June. The recall
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Oct
16
2014

ENGINE VS. AMBULANCE CRASH IN MOCO, MD

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A Montgomery County fire truck and ambulance crashed into each other while responding to a hazardous materials situation in Rockville, Maryland Thursday afternoon. The crash occurred at Parkland Drive and Aspen Hill Road in Rockville Several people were injured, though no other information was available. The road is closed during the investigation.
Oct
16
2014

PINK HEELS TRUCK FLIPS IN TX

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Victoria’s pink firetruck, Debbie, is a little shaken up after a minor wreck Tuesday evening, but is eager to get back on the road. Debbie was heading out of Port Lavaca toward the Victoria Chick-fil-A to help students on the Victoria East and West high school swim teams raise awareness about breast cancer. The teams
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Oct
6
2014

CA AERIAL LADDER INTO POWER LINES DURING DAILY CHECKS

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SYNOPSIS On the morning of Sunday October 5, 2014, the Operator of Tuck 16, standing on the turntable, was preforming his morning readiness check of the aerial and during his check the ladder was rotated to the right, and extended over the power lines that are in adjacent lot north of the fire station.  The
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