Author Archives: erics

Chicago Fire Department Battles Large 3-11 Fire Overnight

chicago squad 2 snorkel video

Raw video from photographer Steve Reddick captures a fire at a  commercial structure with truss roof construction that quickly went to three alarms. Subscribe for updates and new job announcements. Email:*

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Proper cleaning, maintenance, and storage of PPE is essential to improving firefighter health and safety

Firefighter Health

Proper cleaning, maintenance, and storage of PPE is essential to improving firefighter health and safety. By Groves Incorporated In 2014, NFPA 1851 was established to set requirements for the proper selection, care and maintenance of firefighting protective gear to reduce health and safety risks associated with improper maintenance, contamination or damage.  Sections 6.1 through 10.1.1 detail procedures for the inspection, ...

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Close Call: Semi Truck Rips Hose Line From Firefighters Hands

Truck Fire

Proper vehicle placement, situational awareness and maybe some assistance from the police could have prevented this. Please use caution when working in the roadways, this could have been a tragic day for these guys! Subscribe for updates and new job announcements. Email:*

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Raw Video: Massive Propane Explosion Knocks Down Firefighters and Police

Propane Tank Explosion

  Banggorddailynews.com states: “LIMESTONE, Maine — A volunteer firefighter suffered facial burns when a propane tank explosion engulfed him in flames last week.” “Patten was taken to Cary Medical Center in Caribou. He was released the next day, after being treated for first- and second-degree burns to his face, according to the fire department.” Subscribe for updates and new job announcements. ...

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Close Call Video: Gas Station Collapses on Firefighter In Iron Mountain, MI

Video Published by Jason Asselin “This just happened a short time ago at the Iron Mountain, Michigan “The Store Gas Station” with a Burger King attached! The fireman was underneath when the front of the building collapsed on top of him, he was trapped for minutes as others came to his rescue. He was up and walking at the end ...

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Drone Captures House Fire in Orland Fire District

Chicago Sun Times reports:  “A fire damaged three homes and displaced two families Monday afternoon in southwest suburban Orland Hills. Around 1:30 p.m., Orland Fire crews responded to a call of two neighboring homes with fire showing through the roofs in the 9200 block of 162nd Street, according to village spokesman Ray Hanania.” The fire started at ground level between ...

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LODD: FDNY Firefighter Dies During Fall From Roof at Queens 2-Alarm Fire

Initial reports indicate firefighter may have fallen while trying to exit roof to bucket. More info available as it comes in. Address of the fire was at 1615 Putnam Ave. in Queens. It has been confirmed that the brother firefighter has been critically injured from the fall. This from Nydailynews.com A city firefighter died Thursday afternoon after a five-story plunge ...

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Firefighter/Paramedic: Rockford Fire Department Illinois

The Rockford Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the postion of Firefighter/Paramedic through March 12th, 2017.  Go to GovernmentJobs.com to apply.  Click HERE to learn about the Department’s Outreach and Recruitment Plan  Minimum Qualifications There are certain qualifications that an applicant must meet in order to become a Rockford Firefighter/Paramedic. The qualifications set forth are established by the Board of Fire and Police ...

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Mark VonAppen-Mentors: Voices From Our Past

Mark VonAppen discusses learning from mentors of the past on not to quite. Video comes from our friends at FirexTalk.  Thanks for this great message Mark! Subscribe for updates and new job announcements. Email:*

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Drone Video of Baltimore Warehouse Fire

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