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Friday, February 17, 2017

The Fire Critic with Rhett Fleitz

Dash Cam: PD Pushes Burning Truck from Jack in the Box Drive-Thru

jack in the box fire
At approximately 9:14pm on February 11, 2017, Officers with the Glenn Heights Police Department responded to a vehicle Jack fire located in the drive-thru lane of the Jack in the Box restaurant, located at 1703 S. Beckley Rd. Upon arrival, officers observed a Ford truck engulfed in flames dangerously close to the structure. An officer was able to successfully move the vehicle away from the structure utilizing his patrol vehicle and no injuries were reported.
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Video: Deep Frying Twinkies Causes 2 Alarm Apartment Fire in PA

twinkie fire
02-11-2017, Box 50-01: 45 South 5th Street in the city, at approximately 22:55, Shamokin Fire Bureau was dispatched for a reported apartment building fire. Calls to Northumberland County 911 reporting a fire in apartment #4. Deputy Chief Jeffery arrived about 2 minutes later reporting large apartment building smoking showing from the third floor, a second alarm was then transmitted.
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Video: Multiple Alarm Fire Destroys Old Rockdale Hotel

rockdale hotel
Tuesday night firefighters were dispatched to Rockdale Road in North Whitehall for a reported structure fire. While enroute do to numerous calls a 2nd alarm was transmitted. Once on scene crews had a fully involved structure and requested multiple tankers to assist with water supply and put master streams in service.
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Firefighter Turnout Bags Appears on Shark Tank

Firefighter Turnout Bags on Shark Tank with Niki Rasor
Just last night, Niki Rasor pitched her company Firefighter Turnout Bags (FFTOB on FB)on Shark Tank asking for $250k investment for 33% of her company. In the end, Nikki would receive two offers for deals. She ends up choosing a 50% stake in her company for $250k. 
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The Need for Understanding

On top of our occupational exposure to stressors which can lead to mental illness, we have the same issues everyone else has which can lead to mental illnesses. This puts us at an even greater risk. 
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100+ Must Read Books For Firefighters

Ok, I admit that I haven't read them all....and some are picture books, others fiction, and yet some are simply leadership books and are not catered towards firefighters. However, this list of books includes many which are revered as the most important for firefighters to read and others are personal favorites of myself and other readers.
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