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5 FFs HURT IN OVERNIGHT BUFFALO FIRE
Buffalo Firefighters are working to figure out what sparked a late-night fire that injured five of their own.It started around 11 p.m. Saturday at a home on Lovering Avenue in North Buffalo.Fire crews on the scene say they believe it started on the porch but quickly spread to the rest of the home due to the wind.Everyone living inside made it out safely.Four of the injured firefighters were taken to ECMC. Another was treated at the scene. Their conditions are unknown at this time....


Double LODD-Saudi/Video, BZ FF LODD-Training, Chicago Changes (The Secret List)
2 SAUDI FIREFIGHTERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY The Secret List www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com Two Civil Defense fire officers died in the Line of Duty and six people were injured in a massive fire that gutted the Al-Bilad Mall (Nesto Supermarket) in Dammam. Damman is the capital of the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. The two fire officers were identified as Mohammed Al-Qahtani and Mubarak Al-Khalifa. The fire hit the mall, which spans 30,000 square meters, on Saturday morning. Shoppers ran out of the mall for safety. 20 firefighting companies took part in the operation to control the blaze. RIP. HERE is video of the fire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3dNpN5p388 BRAZIL FIREFIGHTER DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY-TRAINING On Saturday (20th), a FF died in the Line of Duty during a dive training in the city of Presidente Figueiredo, in the Amazon region of Brazil. FF Israel Aidem Pereira, 40 years old, was on a wreck diving in a lake, when he lost communication. He was found irresponsive at a depth of 25 meters and brought to surface by other FF. He received CPR and was taken to the hospital, but did not survive. RIP. http://new.d24am.com/noticias/amazonas/soldado-corpo-bombeiros-morre-afogado-teste-mergulho-embalbina/120301 CHANGES IN CHICAGO FOR THEIR EMS PERSONNEL: SCBA's and being taken off EMS units and firefighter PPE is not going to be issued in the future for Chicago FD EMS personnel...the Union and EMS personnel are less than happy with the decision: More here: http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/ambulance-changes-put-paramedics-and-chicago-public-risk/fri-09192014-200pm Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On. BillyG The Secret List 9/22/2014-0828 Hours www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com  ...


CLAIM: CHANGES IN CHICAGO FD EMS PUTS LIVES OF EMS PERSONNEL AND THE PUBLIC AT RISK
On the eve of a dramatic upgrade in CFD ambulance service, the Chicago Fire Department is making changes that, union leaders warn, could put the lives of paramedics and the public in danger.Self-contained breathing apparatus are being removed from all 75 Chicago ambulances. In addition, roughly 70 paramedics graduating from the fire academy on Sunday will not be issued fire helmets, boots and protective clothing, known as bunker gear, that are standard issue for firefighters.Without breathing masks and oxygen tanks, veteran paramedic Pat Fitzmaurice said paramedics will no longer be able to go into a burning high-rise--or subway after a derailment, collision or explosion--to rescue victims or firefighters in distress.It also means that, instead of being right in front of a fire scene or in close proximity to a chemical spill, they may be staged a block away, Fitzmaurice said. That could add seconds and even minutes to the time it takes to rescue and treat victims.The decision to strip paramedics of equipment specifically purchased for them was announced in an order signed Thursday by Deputy Fire Commissioner John McNicholas, who runs the Bureau of Operations. “On Sept. 20, SCBA units will be removed from service on all ambulance units,” McNicholas wrote, spelling out the turn-in process without explaining why.The Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2 has filed a grievance to protest changes that, the union contends, violate its contract with the city and put Chicagoans at risk at the worst possible time.“With the real threat of terrorism worldwide at its highest level in years, Chicago is considered to be a prime terrorist possibility along with also being recognized as a city with multiple high-target hazards,” Ryan wrote Friday in a text message to the Chicago Sun-Times.“The timing of this change in response protocol is suspect. As firefighters and paramedics serving a large city like Chicago, we need to be prepared for any and all emergencies…[and for] the worst-case scenario.”Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford countered that Chicago was the "only major department in the nation" that outfitted "single-role" paramedics in fire gear and is simply "falling in line" with its counterparts."Single-role paramedics do not respond in burning structured or in hazardous location fires and they do not need the tanks or fire-resistant clothing,' Langford wrote in an e-mail.As for the bunker gear, Langford said new paramedics will be issued “more comfortable clothing better suited to EMS operation.” It will include a “traditional helmet,” waterproof utility boots and clothing tailor-made to “block transmission of patient body fluids.” Existing paramedics will keep their bunker gear until it needs to be replaced, he said.“Single-role paramedics do not operate in a fire or hazardous situation. Patients are brought to them,” Langford said.Mayoral spokesman Adam Collins added, “The city has deep respect for the men and women who protect residents and we will continue to ensure they have the equipment they need to help them do the job they were hired to do.”Fitzmaurice argued that the changes make no sense at a time when fires are down and the overwhelming majority of 911 calls are for emergency medical service (EMS).“If we don’t have self-contained breathing apparatus, we can’t be anywhere near a toxic environment. That means precious seconds are lost,” Fitzmaurice said.“When victims come out of a fire, they’re wet. Some are not breathing. It’s a wild, rushed scene. Now, there won’t be a stretcher there. Paramedics will no longer be near fire scenes. If there’s a high-rise fire, they’ll no longer be in the lobby or evacuating the stairwell. If there’s an incident in the subway, you can’t send paramedics down there. They’ll be staged at a distant location. People can die.”Fitzmaurice pointed to two recent incidents where firefighters went into cardiac arrest at fire scenes and were resuscitated by  paramedics wearing breathing masks. He also recalled an incident that occurred on Valentine’s Day, 2013. Ambulance 52 was returning to quarters from a run that ended at Loretto Hospital when civilians jumped in front of the ambulance in the 100-block of North Central.A house was on fire and victims were trapped inside, paramedics were told. According to Fitzmaurice, the paramedics were then able to put on their helmets, protective clothing and breathing apparatus and go into the house to rescue someone who had gone in to search for a child.The decision to strip paramedics of a breathing device they campaigned long and hard for—and that ambulances have special compartments to carry---comes as the Chicago Fire Department ends its 15-year experiment with a two-tier system of ambulance service.Starting next week, all 15 basic-life-support ambulances will be converted to advanced-life-support, giving Chicago 75 ambulances capable of providing the most sophisticated level of care.The decision to end a two-tier emergency medical system that paramedics have called a dismal failure follows investigations by Inspector General Joe Ferguson, WBBM-TV and the Better Government Association. All three concluded Chicago needs more advanced life support ambulances to consistently meet response time standards.The newly-approved firefighters contract calls for the appointment of a six-member committee to study the need for even more ambulances.And yet another study is under way to explore the possibility of relocating existing ambulances. That has Northwest Side aldermen fearful of losing ambulances campaigning against the change before a final decision has even been made....


BRAZIL FIREFIGHTER DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY-TRAINING
 On Saturday (20th), a FF died in the Line of Duty during a dive training in the city of Presidente  Figueiredo, in the Amazon region of Brazil. FF Israel Aidem Pereira, 40 years old, was on a wreck diving in a lake, when he lost communication. He was found irresponsive at a depth of 25 meters and brought to surface by other FF. He received CPR and was taken to the hospital, but did not survive. RIP.http://new.d24am.com/noticias/amazonas/soldado-corpo-bombeiros-morre-afogado-teste-mergulho-embalbina/120301...


2 FIREFIGHTERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY-SAUDI ARABIA
Two Civil Defense fire officers died and six people were injured in a massive fire that gutted the Al-Bilad Mall (Nesto Supermarket) in Dammam. The two fire officers: Mohammed Al-Qahtani and Mubarak Al-Khalifa. The fire hit the mall, which spans 30,000 square meters, on Saturday morning. Shoppers ran out of the mall for safety. 20 firefighting companies took part in the operation to control the blaze. RIP....


CoxHealth ambulance crashes, hospital says everybody 'fine' - Missouri
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -CoxHealth says everyone is fine after one of its ambulances was involved in a crash in southeast Springfield.  Springfield police say the crash involved the ambulance and another vehicleat the intersection of National Avenue at Primrose Street about 8:30 p.m. Saturday.CoxHealth would not say how many people were involved in the crash.  Springfield police did not have the information available. ...


Three injured after car crashes into ambulance in South Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES >> A car crashed head-on into an ambulance in South Los Angeles, injuring two paramedics and the driver who crashed into them, a police sergeant said today.The head-on crash occurred at about 11:10 p.m. Saturday at 60th Street and Western Avenue, said Sgt. Rudy Alaniz of the Los Angeles Police Department’s 77th Street Station.“All three victims had to be extricated,” Alaniz said. The injuries appeared to be minor but the three injured people were transported to hospitals to be checked over.The cause of the accident was under investigation, he said.&nb...


FUNERAL DETAILS & REQUEST FOR KENTUCKY FIRE CAPTAIN TONY GRIDER
Below is the information and fire service requests regarding the funeral/memorial services for Campbellsville (KY) Captain Tony Grider, as follows:Tuesday September 23, 2014 Visitation begins at 1:00PM CENTRAL STANDARD TIMEWednesday September 24, 2014 Funeral will begin at 11:00AM CENTRAL STANDARD TIMELocation:Columbia Christian Church206 Campbellsvile St.Columbia, KY 42728Burial will be at:Mount Pleasant United Methodist ChurchHwy 92Russell Springs, KY 42642Located in Russell County, KYNOTICE: Help is being requested to assist with Casket Guard/ Honor guard for both days!Please contact: Fire Service POC/PIO Shane Crutcher 270-268-0043Honor Guard/Casket Detail  Everette Roberts 270-300-4003Vehicle Logistics and route POC Byron Smith 270-307-3823...


KY FIRE CAPTAIN Funeral/Request, South Florida, ALIVE FF Training (The Secret List)
All, Below is the information and fire service requests regarding the funeral/memorial services for Campbellsville (KY) Captain Tony Grider, as follows:Tuesday September 23, 2014 Visitation begins at 1:00PM CENTRAL STANDARD TIME Wednesday September 24, 2014 Funeral will begin at 11:00AM CENTRAL STANDARD TIMELocation: Columbia Christian Church 206 Campbellsvile St. Columbia, KY 42728Burial will be at: Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church Hwy 92 Russell Springs, KY 42642 Located in Russell County, KYNOTICE: Help is being requested to assist with Casket Guard/ Honor guard for both days! Please contact: Fire Service POC/PIO Shane Crutcher 270-268-0043 Honor Guard/Casket Detail  Everette Roberts 270-300-4003 Vehicle Logistics and route POC Byron Smith 270-307-3823 SOUTH FLORIDA FIREFIGHTER TRAINING: The annual Fort Lauderdale Firefighters Fire TRAINING Expo is coming up. Much of it is sold out but there are some excellent training opportunities that are still open.  CHECK IT OUT: http://fortlauderdalefireexpo.com/index.cfm?Section=1  ALIVE FIREFIGHTER TRAINING OPPORTUNITY Since 2013, approximately 50,000 firefighters from all 50 American states have used ALIVE training modules.   In this project, the team will create and distribute free software that fire departments can use to build their own interactive scenario-based educational modules. These modules can be tailored to their specific needs and shared with their own members or with the worldwide firefighting community. The software’s graphical user interface will allow instructors to add and synchronize videos, images, text, and narration to easily present the information and create scenarios that will visually engage the learner. Instructors will also be able to create pre-tests, post-tests, and surveys to analyze learning effectiveness, and students will be able to access these modules from anywhere in the world using their computer, smart-phone, or tablet.   The project link is: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/504929723/interactive-game-like-learning-software Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On. BillyG The Secret List 9/21/2014-2000 Hours www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com ...


2 FDNY FFs INJURED AT BROOKLYN APT FIRE
Two firefighters were injured wrestling a massive fire that ripped through three Brooklyn buildings Saturday, officials said. The blistering blaze broke out on the first floor of an abandoned building at 1138 Bushwick Ave. near Putnam Ave. in Bushwick at about 6 p.m. and quickly spread to the adjoining structures Taylor Winum, 25, said he’d only been living in a second-floor apartment next to the abandoned building for a week when a firefighter kicked in his door and told him to get out. “At least I’m alive,” he said, taking the night’s events in stride. “It’ll be a good bar story.” One of Winum’s neighbors had just stepped out for Chinese food when the fire broke out. He returned in less than 10 minutes and an hour later was still watching, dinner in his hand, as firefighters doused the blaze. “I’ve lost my appetite,” said Aidan O’Grady, 22. More than 130 smoke eaters fought the blaze, which was declared under control at about 7:30 p.m. Two firefighters were taken to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center with minor injuries. No other injuries were reported, officials said. FDNY Deputy Chief James Smithwick called the fire “suspicious” and said a handful of people seen outside the building when the fire broke out probably know what sparked it. ew York Daily News “The fire is being considered suspicious because of the amount of fire,” Smithwick said, noting the difficulties of putting out blazes in abandoned buildings. “The firemen did a tremendous job of containing [it].” FDNY fire marshals were working to determine the cause of the blaze Saturday night....






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