FDIC FOOLS Bash, Baltimore FF Critical, Highland Park Rescue Video, NC Rescue, Chief Tom Carr Passes and MoreNo comments
This is going to be a long post, actually several posts in one…so bear with me.
Captain Wines and I are in Indianapolis for FDIC. We got in last night and headed over to the FOOLS bash. We didn’t make it to the FSW meetup, but I heard that it was enjoyable. Our full itinerary can be seen here. More on FDIC in a minute as you scroll through this post.
FDIC FOOLS Bash
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Chief Tom Carr Passes
Charleston, SC Fire Department’s Chief Tom Carr (Retired) passed away Wednesday. Dave Statter has the news here.
A former leader of the Charleston Fire Department has passed away.
ABC News 4 has learned that former fire chief Thomas Carr died following a battle with MSA, a rapid form of Parkinson’s disease. He was 59 years old.
Chief Carr was hired as Charleston’s fire chief in 2008. He helped reshape and redefine the department following the 2007 Sofa Super Store fire that killed nine Charleston firefighters.
Baltimore County Firefighter Critical
Reisterstown VFC Firefighter Gene Kirchner in critical condition. Firefighter Kirchner was found unconscious on the 2nd floor during a house fire. A 58-year-old man was found dead in the house. STATter911.com has coverage here and here.
As other firefighters tackled the flames, Winter negotiated his way into the adjacent room in his search for 2-year-old Dylan Burkett.
“I couldn’t see him. It was pitch black with smoke,” he said. “After going in the second bedroom I kept hearing a small cry, and every time I heard a cry, I went in that direction and found him.
“He was in a corner on a bed just sitting there. Once I could tell he was still crying, it was a good feeling, and once I got him outside, it felt pretty good.”
Highland Park Rescue Video
Video by: HPZ1442. Video info: We responded to a report of flames showing from the side and front windows of a liquor store on the 1st floor of a 4 story apt building. We arrived to find smoke and flames showing, and that the Police Dept had already evacuated the occupants of the building. The liquor store was sealed up pretty tight and it took us a few extra minutes to get into it. While we worked on that, PD informed us that they may have heard screams on the 2nd floor while they cleared the building but that it was to smokey to go check. # of us responded to the main entrance and to the second floor where we found smokey conditions and limited visibility. PD and one of our off duty FF’s informed of the apt number the woman was believed to live in. The manager had said she was unaccounted for. We masked up and advanced in to find her. She was found in her unit, and carried out by Firefighter Eason. We were then informed of another possible victim. We went back in to search for him but while searching his apt we were informed that he had already made it out. My camera died at this point because I cannot seem to remember to charge it!
At this time fire had extended into the 2nd and 3rd floors. We advanced hose lines through the windows from units adjacent to those that were on fire. The fire was brought under control in a little more than an hour. We operated on scene for several more cleaning up hot spots. We contained the fire to damaging only the liquor store where it had originated, and 4 apt units.
Used a firecam 1080 from firevideo.net any sound you hear cut out is not from the camera, I actually edit some of the content out of it.
Helmet Camera Video: Ripping Two Story House Fire (with radio traffic), Report of Two Victims Trapped7 comments
Video by High Def Helmet. Info: Units were dispatched to a mid-morning house fire. Callers reported that the occupants and their dog were still inside the structure. The first arriving engine company made a quick stretch to cut the fire off from inside, while Engine 30 made entry to attempt to find the occupants. Ladder 30 quickly joined the search but neither company was able to find any victims. It was later discovered that they had made it out safely before the arrival of the first units. The fire was extinguished with three 1 3/4 handlines and one 2 1/2 inch handline.
This morning, my department’s training Lieutenant called me. He was looking for the video that he and I watched along with the rest of our recruit school 14 years ago today on our first day with the department. He wasn’t quite sure on the title of it, and unfortunately I can’t remember it at all. So I did what I always do…I asked you guys over on the Fire Critic Facebook Page…and as always, you guys came through for me. No matter the question, I can always rely on the knowledge and experience of the 20k+ friends, fans, Brothers and Sisters on the page to help me out. After all, contrary to popular belief I do not know everything.
Our next recruit school begins on Monday, and the Lt. is looking for that video or another to show the recruits on the first day. I believe the one he is looking for is titled “To Hell and Back” and that is what he thought to, but he couldn’t find it. I believe that is the name of it, but I couldn’t find it online anywhere. I am guessing we have a copy at the training center.
Below are just some of the videos that were recommended by the FB Brothers. I will add that this article was a quick idea I had after all of the great examples shared…and then I sat down and watched all of the videos, one by one. I was holding it together until the Pipes started playing on the Kyle Wilson Tribute video…then I lost it.
Feel free to share more in the comments below.
Fire Fighter Anthem – This One’s For The Firefighters
Rick Lasky Part I
Rick Lasky Part II
FDNY He Ain’t Heavy He’s my Brother
The Station Nightclub Fire Video
FDNY Black Friday Audio with Transcript (more on the fire here)
Sofa Super Store Fire
Houston Firefighter Mayday Video/Audio Part I
Houston Firefighter Mayday Video/Audio Part II
Chicago Fire Department – Everyone Goes Home
Worcester, MA Cold Storage Warehouse Fire
St. Louis Fire Department – St. Louis City Fire Academy
Kyle Wilson Tribute
LSU FETI Recruit Program
BROTHERHOOD Life In The FDNY (Part 1 of 9)
Into the Fire Trailer
A few more links:
Video by jck5055. One man was rescued and a woman jumped from the third floor to escape the fire. The fire occurred this morning around 4am. Video info: Crews from throughout Schuylkill County battle a four alarm fire in Shenandoah that destroyed almost a dozen homes. Visit FIREandFILM.com for more info and photos! More news on the fire here.
Rescue At Apartment Fire Caught on Video. Utica, NY Firefighters Rescue 4 Y.O. Girl at Adrean Terrace ApartmentsNo comments
One woman died and three others injured in a 2 alarm house fire in Holland Township, NJ on the 10th.
Video info: Holland Township, NJ– 138 Hawk Schoolhouse Road house fire with entrapment. Radio transmissions said four people were reported injured in the fire one had burns over 50% of their body, EMS requested two flown by air medical. Companies laid 5″ up the driveway and attacked the 2 story stone frame and placed large lines in service. Milford’s Engine used a pond across the street as the water source and supplied the 5″ most of the mutual aid tenders were recalled from the scene. One firefighter was reported to be transported to Warren hospital with unknown injuries check out NJ.coms article below for further details. 69 News is reporting a female in the house died in the fire 2 others remain in critical condition in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest’s burn unit.
Audio from Broadcastify: http://www.broadcastify.com/
69 News Article: http://www.wfmz.com/news/news-regiona…
Northeast Bravest Photos: http://northeastbravest.smugmug.com/H…
Must See Video: Corinth, MS Lieutenant Rescues Man From House Fire Just as Room Ignites. Rescuers Helmet Camera Catches the Entire Thing1 comment
Video by Chris Duncan. Info: Helmet Cam video of house fire in Corinth, Ms. On 1-11-2013, Corinth FD responded to a house fire with reported explosion and victims trapped. Upon arrival, found house heavily involved in fire. Neigbors had removed a nine month old child from bedroom. Upon arrival Lt. from E-401 was advised that father was still inside. Lt. made entry into bedroom, located and removed victim just prior to room igniting.
The Corinth Fire Department works out of 4 stations with 49 personnel. Station 1 located in city hall runs with one 1986 80′ E-One aerial and one 1994 E-One pumper. Station two serves the northeast section of the city with a 2000 E-One pumper. Station 3 serves the western section of the city with a 1997 E-One pumper. Station 4 serves the southeast section of the city with a 2002 E-One pumper.
Close Call Video: Russian Firefighter Nearly Knocked off Ladder By Falling Snow Drift During 5th Floor Rescue. Watch How it Happens!No comments
I caught this video at the gym (did you work out today?). FoxNews.com had it on their news. STATter911.com has it as well.
Video by: MinWashingtonNews
MAGADAN, RUSSIA (JANUARY 17, 2013)
A Siberian firefighter, in the city of Magadan, trying to reach people trapped in a building is sent tumbling down the ladder after being hit by a chunk of snow falling from the roof while smoke is coming out of the windows. Thankfully, the firefighters were able to save a child, carrying the kid down the ladder. Emergency officials say no one was hurt.
Hectic Scene Caught on Helmet Camera as Firefighter is Rescued after Electrical Shock During House FireNo comments
This video starts out as firefighters frantically try to get a firefighter out of a house after being shocked by an electrical wire. Once the firefighter is removed, the ladder throwing begins. You might remember this ladder throwing machine from this video.
According to reports, two firefighters were injured in the fire. One as seen in the video was shocked by an electrical wire and will be okay. The other was treated on scene for smoke inhalation.
The video by OneNineTruck (Landsdowne Fire Company,PA) offers:
Rescue 19 arrives third in on a working fire in Colwyn Borough. Upon arrival a firefighter of Darby 04 was electrocuted.
The only thing between life and death for this woman is the metal security grate covering the window of this dwelling. With the help of a rebar cutter, firefighters are able to gain access to the woman. What is better, is that once rescued the woman looks to be doing much better than before when she seemed lifeless. No clue when or where this occurred.
Videos: 25 Rescued from 6 Alarm Queens Fire in Breezy Point. 200 FF’s on Scene. Area Where Rescue Me was Filmed1 comment
FDNY Firefighter talks of rescueing about 25 from Queens Fire despite flooded streets.
The fire began around 11pm last night in Breezy Point, Queens on the Rockaway Peninsula. 50-60 homes burned as almost 200 firefighters battled the blazes. This is an area where they filmed the show Rescue Me. I imagine some are still on scene although I have not seen a timely update.
Another great video from FDCamHD
Firefighters responded to a burning home, enroute dispatch advised multiple people possibly inside. Upon arrival first due companies were met with heavy flames from the rear of the house. Bystanders told crews there were two victims still inside. Initial arriving companies began a stretch & rescue operation. With the victim alert & screaming from a front bedroom firefighters located & removed the victim in zero visibility & fast moving flames. As crews continued searching for the second victim command was advised all occupants were accounted for & crews focused their attention on bringing the fire under control. The fire was contained quickly & 1 person was transported to a local hospital and is expected to recover.
Video: Good Samaritans use Extinguishers, Crow Bars, and Cement Truck to Rescue Sisters from Burning CarNo comments
Check this video out as numerousGood Samaritans use Extinguishers, Crow Bars, and even the green line off of a Cement Truck to Rescue Two Women from Burning Car with Flyout
HANCOCK COUNTY, Miss. — Passing motorists who saw smoke billowing Thursday from a stand of pine trees along southern Mississippi’s Interstate 10 rescued a woman and her disabled sister trapped inside a wrecked, burning sport utility vehicle.
Fifteen to 20 motorists, including a photographer for The Associated Press, came to the aid of the women Thursday afternoon in Hancock County.
Photographer Gerald Herbert said the rescuers pulled the disabled woman from the wreck first, but getting the driver out was difficult.
A woman and two small children were rescued from the Lehigh river today in Coplay, PA after their raft ruptured.
newsworking was on the scene to record the swift water rescue first hand.
From the video: A paramedic from Cetronia went out into the water and grabbed the 3. A member from Whitehall’s Dive unit went out and brought the two children to safety before the marine units were launched. All 3 were brought to safety without injury.
Worth County/Poulan, Georgia August 17, 2012
Here is a video of a little bit of confined space/trench rescue. The dog, Gracie, who is blind is rescued after falling in a hole. The hole was reported to be 12′ deep. It seems as though it isn’t quite that deep in the video. Either way, the dog and rescuer made it out fine. Great job guys! Video by: WorthCountyworthit2u