is the radio traffic from this mornings extreme close call in Detroit
where the FF was forced out of tower ladder 7's bucket.
=RADIO TRAFFIC INCLUDING THE EMERGENCY THAT HAPPENS AT AROUND 5 min :45 sec:
to the audio from the start, great professionalism in command, control
and restricting companies from concerns related to the vacant
building-in addition to the emergency traffic that followed)
FF Nicholas Benskey was injured at the above fire this morning when he
came down from the bucket of tower ladder 7 during a fire at that
longtime vacant Fisher Body plant. While operating, part of the building
started to collapse. Indications are that Firefighter Benskey dropped
30 to 40 feet. A second firefighter in the bucket of the tower ladder
was not injured. The fire was at the vacant Fisher Body plant-he is
expected to recover and is in fair condition. KTIYP's
Take care. Be Careful. Pass it On.
The Secret List 10/22/2014-1500 Hours
A Detroit firefighter was knocked unconscious this morning after he
jumped from a 40-foot-high aerial ladder bucket as part of the Fisher
Body plant collapsed, authorities say.Arson investigators are on
the scene as the fire continues to burn on the second floor of the
large, vacant industrial building at Harper and Hastings, northwest of
the I-94 and I-75 intersection."He initially was knocked
unconscious," said second deputy Detroit fire commissioner Craig
Dougherty. "After a bit, he came to and he knew who he was, and he knew
where he was."The firefighter, who has about 10 years of
experience, was in the bucket with another firefighter, spraying flames
into the second floor on the southeast side of the plant, Dougherty
said. The second firefighter remained in the bucket and was uninjured,
he said.Mike Malewski, who works across the street, said he was indoors when he heard the "big boom" outside."They
were spraying into those windows just below it," he said, adding that
after the boom, "I came out and everybody was scrambling."The ambulance transported the injured firefighter from the scene at about 8:15 a.m.The
firefighting effort paused, and firefighters stood quietly in the
street as flames and smoke could be seen inside the abandoned building."Structural
collapse is one of the biggest fears," Dougherty said. "It hurts a lot
of firefighters, kills a lot of firefighters every year."Shortly after 9 a.m., a hose placed on the ground was spraying the building from about 15 yards away....
By Julie CartLos Angeles TimesLOS ANGELES â A man being treated by paramedics stole a Los Angeles Fire Department ambulance and led police on a chase that ended in a traffic collision, sending two women to the hospital Sunday night.Paramedics responded to a medical call in the 200 block of North San Pedro street in downtown L.A. about 6:30 p.m., and then the man drove off in the ambulance, according to the LAFDâs Katherine Main.The paramedics were not in the ambulance at the time, Main said.A fire engine also responding to the original call reported the stolen ambulance, Los Angeles police said.Officers then began a pursuit that ended when the ambulance crashed into a vehicle at the intersection of Beverly Boulevard and Union Avenue about 7:15, according to Sgt. Gia Rueda of the LAPD.Two women in the car were taken to a hospital with minor injuries, Rueda said.The suspect, whose name was not released, was taken into custody at the Rampart Station. ...
EASTON â No one was injured in an accident involving an ambulance around 8 p.m. Sunday night at Dover and West streets in Easton, police said.Police said Harvey Greenwald, 74, of New York, had stopped his minivan at the intersection of Dover Street and then headed across West Street.A Talbot County Emergency Medical Services ambulance, which had just completed transportation and wasnât carrying a patient, T-boned Greenwaldâs vehicle as he drove across the street, police said.Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene. Police said the van had functional damage and the ambulance had front end damage.Although no injuries were apparent, the two emergency medical services workers, Marcus Flowers Jr., 57, of Fishing Creek, and Wylie Gray Jr., 55, of Cambridge, went to the emergency room afterward and were cleared.Greenwald is charged with failing to yield the right of way.&nb...
By Mark WilsonSAN ANTONIO â An ambulance was among three vehicles involved in a crash Thursday night that left one man dead on the Northeast Side.According to the San Antonio Police Department, a Dodge Ram and Acadian ambulance had been headed west in the 6300 block of Rittiman Road just after 7 p.m. when a Toyota Corolla attempted a left turn across westbound lanes.Police said the driver failed to yield the right of way to the vehicles and pulled out into their path.Both the truck and ambulance crashed into the car in which Ross Goveia, 96, was a passenger.Goveia was taken to the San Antonio Military Medical Center in critical condition following the accident.He was pronounced dead at the hospital a short time firstname.lastname@example.org ...
NEWTON, Mass. (WHDH) -An ambulance carrying one patient and two paramedics was driving through Newton Tuesday afternoon when it crashed into a utility pole.Police say all three people on board were taken to Beth Israel as a precaution for minor, non-life-threatening injuries.The crash happened just after 3 p.m. on Route 9 eastbound near Dudley Road. No other vehicles were involved.One lane of the road was closed while crews worked to repair the damage.&nb...
A man undergoing treatment for hallucination inside a Los Angeles Fire Department ambulance in downtown Los Angeles stole the emergency vehicle Sunday night, forcing two firefighter paramedics to jump out and an engine company to pursue. The firefighters were treating a patient at about 7 p.m. at Alameda and 3rd streets, when he pulled out his IV and ran out of the ambulance. The man reappeared a short time later, jumped into the ambulance and began driving away. The two firefighter paramedics quickly jumped out.As per protocol, the ambulance was left running. The engine company followed the ambulance until LAPD officers arrived and took over the pursuit. About five minutes later, the ambulance crashed into a minivan at Union Place and Beverly Boulevard in the Rampart area of Los Angeles. The two people in the minivan suffered minor injuries. No firefighters were injured or involved in the crash, fire officials said."Initially it didn't make sense at all to anybody that the fire department was chasing one of its own vehicles," LAPD Lt. Theresa Coyle said. "As it became clear, gratefully no one was seriously injured."The male suspect was arrested and is expected to face felony evading and carjacking charges. &nb...
EASTON, Md.- Easton police say a New York man faces charges after an ambulance crashed into his minivan at an intersection.Police said that at around 8 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to the intersection of Dover and West streets in reference to a motor vehicle accident. When officers arrived, police say they found a minivan with New York registration had been broadsided by a Talbot County EMS ambulance. Investigators said the minivan's driver, 74-year-old Harvey Greenwald, of New York, had stopped at the intersection then proceeded across West Street. It was then that the ambulance slammed into the side of the minivan, according to police. Authorities said the minivan sustained functional damage and the ambulance had front-end damage. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Police said that while no injuries were apparent, both EMS workers, 57-year-old Marcus Flowers Jr., of Fishing Creek, and 55-year-old Wylie Gray Jr., of Cambridge, went to Memorial Hospital at Easton afterwards to be cleared by the ER.Police said the ambulance had just completed a transport at the hospital and there were no patients on board during the accident. Investigators said Greenwald was charged with "failing to yield to the right of way."&nb...
A firefighter has been injured on the job on Detroit's east side. The fire crew was battling a blaze at the old Fisher Body plant at Harper and Piquette.The view from SkyFOX showed a firefighter up in the ladder bucket around 8 a.m. Wednesday when part of the building began to collapse. That's when the firefighter fell from the bucket. Sources
tell Fox 2 the firefighter fell 50-60 feet. How he fell is unclear at
this time. Sources say the firefighter may have jumped, though, when he
saw the building begin to collapse. The firefighter has been taken to the hospital. His condition is unknown at this time. Stay with Fox 2 News for updates on this developing story....
you may have read, two Canadian soldiers were struck by a vehicle on purpose
yesterday. It's reported as a terrorist attack....and one soldier died. His
name is WO Patrice Vincent.
you may not know is that he was a Canadian Forces Firefighter.
Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, 53, had been a member of
the Canadian military for 28 years when he was killed in the Line of Duty
yesterday after being hit by a car driven by that homegrown terrorist.
Vincents career as a Firefighter (and Chief Fire Officer)
brought him to military bases across Canada, serving in Halifax, Valcartier,
Que., Montreal, Trenton, North Bay, Edmonton, Comox, B.C. and Esquimalt, B.C.
Vincent had been a member of Joint Personnel Support Unit at
the Integrated Personnel Support Centre in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., an
office run by the departments of defense and veterans affairs that help injured
veterans and current soldiers, as well as their families, access support
services from the federal government.
The attack occurred in the parking lot outside the IPS center yesterday
Terrorist Martin Couture-Rouleau sat and waited-and then he
struck two members of the military with his car in a St-Jean-sur-Richelieu,
Que., parking lot in what was "the violent expression of an extremist
One of those victims, Firefighter/Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, as noted
above, has since died.
Couture-Rouleau was shot and killed by police following a high-speed chase as
he fled the scene.
According to Quebec provincial police,Couture-Rouleau waited in the parking lot
for at least two hours before he drove his car into the soldiers â one of whom
was in uniform.
The parking lot in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, located about 40 kilometres southeast
of Montreal, served a number of provincial, federal and military administrative
offices, as well as several commercial properties.
Couture-Rouleaus gold-beige-coloured 2000 Nissan Altima, was spotted in the
parking lot as early as 9:15 a.m. Monday. The men were hit by the car at around
Our condolences to all those affected by this loss. RIP.
FIRES DO CONTINUE-SUCH AS THIS MORNING......
It's not hard to find the unknowing talking about the need for less
staffing, less companies, less training, less response, etc-in many circles
As stated here so many times before, bare bone cuts are like
cutting your home insurance-you immediately do save some money and as long as
you have no fire or claim, life is good.
In those "cut" communities, the same thing
happens, "all is good" to the clueless-until there is a fire. And the
fire comes-as it always does-and always will.....
...but now the SOIFSFD (shadow of it's former
self fire department)-and it's firefighters, have to attempt to make it work.
Expecting a fire department-any fire department-to operate as if they have
adequate staffing and resources-when they have far less, is foolishness with a
There are still fires and be it 5 or 500 in your area,
the preparedness and response has to be able to match the incident initially-or
the result will be similar to you calling your insurance company and wanting to
file a claim-and them reminding you that you are no longer covered.
Don't let anyone feed you the "less fires=less of a
need for a well equipped and staffed FD" nonsense-there are fires.
Hats off to the FF's in Lawrence (MA) who are no
strangers to budget cuts-and working fires. They tried to save two young kids
this morning, trapped in heavy fire conditions.
WATCH THIS VIDEO FIRST:
Other videos and coverage of the Lawrence fire and the
heroic attempts by the LFD:
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.
The Secret List 10/21/2014-2056 Hours