Treacherous conditions slowed firefighters from recovering a body as they battled a four-alarm fire Thursday night at an apartment building on East Franklin Street in Hagerstown, city officials said.
Investigators retrieved the body on Friday morning after the fire was extinguished and the floor of the building was stabilized, according to city Fire Marshal Doug DeHaven. Read More...
February 24, 2014- www.heraldmailmedia.com
No one was injured when ammonia leaked from a refrigeration system at a business near downtown Hagerstown on Sunday night, Fire Chief W. Kyd Dieterich said.
The initial call came in at 9:52 p.m. for a report of an odor at Church and Walnut streets, Dieterich said. Read More...
February 23, 2014- www.heraldmailmedia.com
Hagerstown fire officials were investigating the cause of a heavy fire at a downtown Hagerstown house on Sunday morning.
Two dogs died, but the family was not home at the time of the fire, Hagerstown Fire Marshal Doug DeHaven said. A third dog survived, he said.
The fire at 226 E. Franklin St. was reported at 12:34 a.m. Read More...
February 21, 2014 from www.heraldmailmedia.com
Fire damaged half of a duplex Friday afternoon at the corner of Dewey and McKee avenues in Hagerstown, forcing four people from their home, according to city Fire Marshal Doug DeHaven.
The fire was called in at 5:03 p.m., a Washington County 911 dispatcher said. Read More...
February 22, 2014 from www.heraldmailmedia.com
The Washington County Special Operations Unit along with fire and rescue crews responded to an ammonia leak at the Shenadoah Family Farms Cooperative in Hagerstown late Saturday afternoon, authorities said.
The ammonia leak was traced to a pump room in the diary-processing plant at 1100 Frederick St. Read More...
February 17, 2014- Article from www.your4state.com
A man and a dog are seriously injured following a flash fire Monday morning in Hagerstown.
It happened around 8:23 a.m. on the 18608 block of Warm Spring Court at the mobile trailer business, Splish and Splash Pet Grooming. Read More...
February 1st 2014
A fast-moving fire gutted a two-story wood-frame house in the 800 block of South Potomac Street on Saturday, a fire official said.
Two dogs that were in the house at 820 S. Potomac St. died from heat and smoke as a result of the fire, Hagerstown Fire Department Capt. Adam Hopkins said. Read More...
January 21st 2014 from www.Heraldmailmedia.com
Pet CPR kits were used to revive two cats found in the upper floor of a burning house on Dewey Avenue in Hagerstown on Saturday morning, according to the city fire department.
The fire in the single-family house at 826 Dewey Ave. was called in a 1:37 a.m. Read More...
Two people were taken to hospitals with burns sustained in a house fire on East North Avenue in Hagerstown on Monday morning, a fire official said.
Four people were in the house at 46 E. North Ave. when the fire erupted, and two were taken to Meritus Medical Center with burns, Hagerstown Fire Marshal Doug DeHaven said. Read More...
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2014 St Baldricks Fundraiser 04/19/14 - Waterbury Fire Fighters Association
The 2014 St. Baldricks Foundation fundraiser is May 18, 2014 from 12-6. This is always a great event and it raises money for a great cause.
Family Visits firehouse with baby delivered by LFD. 04/19/14 - Lexington Fire Fighters
On January 22nd, 2014 during an early morning snowstorm the crew of Engine 1 and Medic 1 delivered a healthy baby girl. Today the Leung family came to the firehouse with baby Melissa to visit. Here the family is pictured with the crew, Lt./Paramedic Scott Morency, FF/EMT Todd Duggan, Firefighter.
2014 Tee-Off Fore Charity 04/19/14 - IAFF Local 50
The Peoria Firefighters' Local 50 annual charity golf outing will be August 21, 2014 with a shotgun start at 1:30 pm. The format is a 4 man scramble. Cost is $85.00 per player. Cost includes Buffalo Wild Wings for lunch, smoked chicken & rib buffet for dinner, open bar during reception, tee shirt, live DJ and tons of raffle items. Max of 144 players so register early.
Fighting for the Sparrow 04/19/14 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
At seven years old, Isaiah Harris is slowly losing his eyesight. Born with Congeital Glaucoma, he has already undergone twentyfour surgeries. He is due for another surgery soon and his family must travel to Portland frequently for surgeries and check-ups.
Please join Valor Elite Training Center in heping to fight for Isaiah's eyesight.
Support West Metro in Spring Elections 04/19/14 - IAFF LOCAL 2164
West Metro Fire Fighters need Fire Fighters, their family and friends who live in the West Metro Fire District to support their Mill increase and Candidates on their election May 6, 2014. The ballots should be arriving in mail boxes in the coming days.
Tri Lakes/Monument Fire Protection District Elections 04/19/14 - IAFF LOCAL 2164
This content was sent to us through CPFF and we would like to share it with you. Please take a moment to read and support Local 4319.
The Tri-Lakes/Monument Fire Protection District is holding an election for Board of Directors. Please help support those candidates that support the Monument Professional Firefighters, L4319.
Allen Park's proposed budget discussed in detail at work session (VIDEO) 04/19/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
APRIL 19, 2014: The firefighters’ cuts, negotiated last year, run from 10 percent to 17 percent in base salary, plus benefit changes of a 25 percent to 30 percent drop in compensation. Firefighters also will pay an additional percentage point toward retirement.
IAFF Briefing on Interoperability and Communications Issues 04/19/14 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
April 16, 2014 – One of the most important pieces of safety equipment is a functioning, mission-critical-voice portable radio. Effective and reliable two-way voice communications is essential for both overall fire ground operations and for individual fire fighter safety.
FILL THE BOOT TOTALS 04/19/14 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
So far the "fill the boot" results are C-Plt $3700.27 & D-Plt $3335.35, Keep an eye out for the A-PLT on May 2nd & B-PLT on May 23rd.
Watertown Firefighters Filling the Boot 04/19/14 - IAFF Local 877
Watertown Firefighters Local 877 will be out Filling the Boot this summer! Wisconsin's own Reagan Imhoff, from New Berlin, is the MDA Child Ambassador. She's a wonderful little girl with a big heart!! Hope to see you all this summer Filling the Boot!! Check out her video link.
Firefighter Michael Leonard Promotion 04/18/14 - New London Fire Fighters
Congratulations to FF Michael Leonard who will be promoted to Lieutenant on Friday April 25 at 1500hrs in Council Chambers. Lt. Leonard will begin a two week indoctrination period on Monday April 28th. Lt. Leonard will then be assigned to Group 2 A-11Lt.
Ann Arbor firefighters douse blaze in home 04/18/14 - Ann Arbor Firefighters Local 693
Ann Arbor firefighters douse blaze in home
Firefighters work to clean up aftermath of a house fire on the 700 block of Soule Boulevard in Ann Arbor on April 18. (Patrick Record | The Ann Arbor News)
By Kelly McLaughlin | kelly_mclaughlin@mlive.
3 cats rescued from basement fire in Ann Arbor home 04/18/14 - Ann Arbor Firefighters Local 693
3 cats rescued from basement fire in Ann Arbor home
Residents gathered on the sidewalks of the 600 block of West Madison Street in Ann Arbor Thursday evening as firefighters doused a basement fire.
The Ann Arbor Fire Department was called to the duplex home to extinguish the basement fire at 5:30 p.m.
47 Eastern Ave. 04/18/14 - New London Fire Fighters
Group 1 makes quick work of third floor room and contents fire. BC 1 transmitted a working fire, SUB BASE FAST also responded. Below, FF Lewis and Passero re-hydrating after the fire.
Highrise fires call for a new approach 04/18/14 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
Smoke begins to billow out of an apartment on the 16th floor of a highrise on Alderson Avenue in Coquitlam. The first alarms start to ring. Coquitlam fire crews make their way to the scene. The fire was started by a plumbing contractor and has spread to one unit.
Most of the residents are in the lobby as crews arrive.
Fall 2014 Emt class 04/18/14 - IAFF Local 135
There will be an EMT class from August 4th to December 4th. It will be held at 428 N. St Francis on Monday and Thursdays. Contact Randy Stearns for more information.
Annual Pancake Breakfast 04/17/14 - Arcadia Fire Fighters Association
Join us on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 for our Annual Pancake Breakfast at Fire Station 106, at the corner of Huntington and Baldwin. The breakfast is from 7am - Noon, so bring your appetite for all the pancakes, sausages, Starbucks Coffee, milk, and orange juice you could possibly desire.
MDA Fill the Boot 04/17/14 - Arcadia Fire Fighters Association
The Arcadia Firefighters Association participated in a Fill-The-Boot drive to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
On Friday, April 11th, off-duty Arcadia Firefighters were at the intersection of Huntington Dr. and Baldwin Ave. from 9 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
CHaD Baseball Tryouts 04/17/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
The CHaD Battle of the Badges Autumn Baseball Classic is set for Sat., Sept. 27 at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. Tryout registration is now open at CHaDBaseball.org, 5/15, 5/23 & 6/03. Sign-up for your chance to play on a professional field and represent your community while raising money for the kids at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Please contact Danielle Matteau with questions or concerns at Danielle.R.Matteau@hitchcock.org or (603) 629-8496.
Pension Mediation 04/17/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
Let this notification serve to confirm the Public Safety Coalition’s (active Police and Fire Unions) status with regard to an accepted pension proposal. The media is reporting on several groups who have accepted pension deals. To our knowledge, those groups include the Police and Fire Retirees Association, and the General Retirement System Board of Trustees.
BC Unit Clarification Hearing April 21st 04/17/14 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
The hearing is confirmed for Monday, April 21, 2014 at 0930 in the Medford Room, 3rd floor at City Hall. The hearing will be conducted by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) from the Employment Relations Board (ERB) out of Salem. This will be an all day hearing and is an open hearing. All are encouraged to attend and you can come and go as you please.
Garden City Entry Level Firefighter 04/17/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
APRIL 17, 2014: The City of Garden City is seeking applicants for compilation of an eligibility list for employment as an Entry-Level Firefighter beginning 4/14/2014 through close of business on 5/2/2014.
MPFFU Health & Safety Committee Message (April 2014) 04/17/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
APRIL 17, 2014: Sleep deprivation. We have all experienced it after a long shift in which you were up all night on calls. This sleep deprivation is cumulative and can lead to sleep debt. If your body is unable to recover and get some rest, this sleep debt can lead to health issues.
Kentwood Job Posting 04/17/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
APRIL 17, 2014: The City of Kentwood is accepting applications for full time firefighters. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, high school graduates or equivalent, have current Michigan driver's license with 6 points or less. Michigan fire Fighter II certification and current Michigan EMT license required. The complete job description is attached.
Westport Local 1802 Annual Scholarship 04/16/14 - Westport Fire Local1802
Westport Firefighters Local 1802 Annual Scholarship
Graduating Senior with plans for continuing continuing education
Must be a Westport, MA resident
Deadline to apply is May 15th
Scholarship awarded will be for $1,000
Apply today at www.westportfirelocal1802.org
Easter Breakfast 04/16/14 - South Kitsap Professional Firefighters
Come join us for an Easter egg hunt and breakfast on Easter Sunday
Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter egg hunt will be held at Olalla Elementary at 10 AM on Saturday, April 19th.
Easter Breakfast will be held at Station 12 in Olalla (Corner of Mullenix & Olalla Valley Road) from 8 AM – Noon on Sunday, April 20th.
2014 Firefighter Festival Planning Meeting 04/16/14 - IAFF Local 794
A meeting to continue planning this year's Firefighter's Festival will meet on Monday, 4/21 (B-shift) at Fire Station 5 at 08:30am. Anyone interested in helping plan this years festival should attend. No RSVP is required. Contact Pres. Donnie Lewis at DPLewis@nngov.
City Election Results 04/16/14 - IAFF local 3035
McFarland elected Mayor of Murfreesboro
Shane McFarland will trade his seat on the City Council for the mayor’s post after rolling to victory in Tuesday’s election.
McFarland captured 5,315 votes, 68 percent, to City Councilman Ron Washington’s 2,474, 31.7 percent, in the mayoral race with 31 of 31 precincts counted and early voting totals in.
STERLING HEIGHTS: Firefighters thanked for live-saving efforts 04/16/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
April 16, 2014: William Ede Jr., 75, recently returned to Sterling Heights Fire Station No. 5 to thank the heroes who saved his life when he suffered full cardiopulmonary arrest Feb. 13. "We're obviously thrilled by the progress William has made in his recovery and appreciate the time he took to meet us," said Assistant Chief Dennis Adler.
2014 Election 04/16/14 - IAFF 34
Little Rock Firefighters,
Thank you to all the members that took the time to vote. Congratulations to all the elected officers. Please see list below:
IAFF Local 34 ELECTION 2014 Results
Charles Austin, Jr.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue hires new assistant chief 04/16/14 - IAFF local 3035
MURFREESBORO — Kim Lawson, a veteran of Nashville Fire Department, has been named Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s new assistant chief of medical services, according to a news release.
Lawson, who recently retired from the Nashville Fire Department after 34 years, will join the Murfreesboro department May 5.
New Haven Fire Fighters Training in the Harbor 04/16/14 - IAFF local 825
New Haven Fire Fighters train and improve forging relations. Mike Neal, Safety Chair Mark Vendetto and Frank Ricci along with Truck 2, Sq 1, Sq 2, Eng 5, Car 33 and Engine 4 present the Ship Captain and Crew Chiefs with New Haven Fire Fighters T-shirts for helping improve firefighter safety.
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