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Sunday, August 31, 2014

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Vehicle Fires – Are We Doing It Right?

Vehicle Fire Featured
Posted on Leatherhead Mafia   3 hours ago
Car fires are a routine thing for us in the Fire Service. It can almost be said that it’s one of the most basic things we do. But the question is… Are we doing it right? Most of us would answer yes. But I’d like you to hold on to that answer until after you read this.
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Explosion Demolishes French Apartment Building

Posted on Fire Geezer   10 hours ago
Two Dead, Many More Trapped/Unaccounted For A VIOLENT EXPLOSION WRACKED a 4-story apartment building in a Paris, France, suburb Sunday morning.  Most of the building was blown away into rubble and at least two people are known to have perished.  ...
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Thoughts on Crisis Comms Leadership

Posted on It's Not My Emergency   1 day ago
Preaching about the use of social media tools during crisis is much easier than actually doing it. Especially for smaller agencies with limited staff. But, does that mean it can’t be done? Absolutely not. Because of the recent Ferguson, Missouri ...
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Kingsport Firefighters Assist in Extinguishing Mulch Fire

Kingsport Fire crews worked on-scene utilizing Ladder 1.
Posted on Model City Firefighter   2 days ago
On August 28th, firefighters in Kingsport, TN responded to a reported fire in a conveyor system at a business in the downtown area. Prior to arrival, an employee had discharged an extinguisher on the smoldering fire. Once crews arrived, they immediately begin investigating to ensure the fire was extinguished. Ladder 1's aerial device was utilized in accessing the source. Firefighters used additional extinguishers on the smoldering mulch. Crews remained on-scene and worked with employees to locate the source of the fire.
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Pennsylvania Chief Accepts Plea Deal For Theft

Posted on Fire Law Blog   2 days ago
Embattled Wilkes-Barre Township Fire Chief John Yuknavich, facing both state and federal charges that he stole funds from his fire department, has agreed to plead guilty to the federal charges and resign as fire chief. Yuknavich has reportedly also agreed to reimburse the fire company for $45,000, the amount he is believed to have taken.
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Retaliation Over the Formation of a Union

Posted on Fire Law Blog   3 days ago
Today’s burning question: I work part-time for a small fire department in a state that recognizes collective bargaining for firefighters. We are in the process of filing a petition with state labor relations board to become recognized by the township for collective bargaining purposes. We have enough members to form the union and we have all signed the union election petition. Rumor has it that the trustees have found out and plan to terminate our internet/WiFi access, stop letting us wash our cars at the station, put renovations of the fire station on hold, and even cancel the purchase of a new engine.
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Helmet Cam: Short Video of Roof Vent Via Aerial Platform

roof vent
Posted on Fire Critic   3 days ago
Short clip from my helmet cam at a working dwelling fire in the city this morning. This was right after I got done making my cut and we were clearing it before moving towards the charlie side to make my next cut. I will post the rest of the video after the investigation is done and I get the ok to.
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Video: Commercial Fire in Erie County, NY

Posted on Fire Critic   3 days ago
Police were on location reporting an unknown type fire in warehouse Blasdell 9 went on location reporting possible rubbish in the complex. Blasdell 9 further reported a 150x100 warehouse fully involved through the roof with an exposure problem of a 400 x 400 warehouse and requested Tankers to the scene.
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