Firefighters battling a house fire on the East Side Saturday night were forced to make a hasty retreat through the home's windows as the blaze got out of hand, almost trapping them inside, officials said.
According to the San Antonio Fire Department, at least 12 units responded to the 900 block of Virginia Blvd around 7:55 p.m.
A fire at a residence on the city's East Side got out of control Saturday night causing firefighters to have to to bail out of the home through the front window.
San Antonio Fire Captain Brandon Schultz said the family, who were not home at the time of the fire, had a gas leak in their stove, which ignited. Three firefighters narrowly escaped what Schultz called a "flashover," at the fire's peak.
My San Antonio.com
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Chief Jeff Collins attempted to pull back his resignation Monday just three days after it was announced.
Collins rescinded his resignation in a letter sent from his attorney to county officials, claiming he was coerced and intimidated into resigning his position during a meeting with County Administrator Verdenia Baker, Assistant County Administrator Nancy Bolton and Human Resources Director Wayne Condry. “Mr. Collins was informed that he could either resign or be terminated effective immediately without being informed of the basis of the termination, his rights, or benefits,” attorney Salim Punjani, wrote in his letter to Baker.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel & SouthFlorida.com
Taking a look at the 93 on-duty firefighter fatalities in 2017 reveals similar trends from previous years, with cardiac and health-related issues marking a bulk of the fire service's losses.
According to numbers provided by the U.S. Fire Administration, the overwhelming physical stress firefighting has on the body remains at the forefront of modern firefighter health and safety. There were 58 line-of-duty deaths last year related to cardiac or other medical issues while firefighters were either on scene at an incident or within the 24-hour span afterward.
Given these incidents, many firefighter organizations across the country continue to stress to need for proper diet and exercise to counter the demanding physical nature of the job.
It was the banging about 7:30 a.m. Sunday that caught the on-duty engineer’s attention and drew him to a rear window of the Hopland fire station on Feliz Creek Road.
Outside, a woman with an aluminum bat was whacking two vehicles in the parking lot, smashing windows, mirrors and lights, and puncturing all the tires.
Battalion Chief Ron Roysum, who watched a video of the incident, said the woman then got into her vehicle, drove to the front of the station and shattered two windows of the station’s training room before fleeing.
Rachael Seivertson, 29, a former Hopland volunteer firefighter, was arrested late Sunday afternoon by Mendocino County sheriff’s deputies, suspected of felony vandalism, assault on a deputy, evading arrest and violating her probation.
The Press Democrat
Wiith the retirement of two familiar faces, Aurora Fire Rescue will lose more than 80 years of firefighting experience at the end of month.
And it’s not just the knowledge Capt. Mike Ackman and Capt. Clint Mitchell picked up during their decades spent on the line, training or managing fire crews that Aurora firefighters will say goodbye to this month. It’s also the decades of wisdom the pair of second-generation firefighters picked up from their fathers — Battalion Chief George Ackman and Lt. A.W. Mitchell — who also spent decades in the city’s fire service.
As the pair of second generation firefighters look toward life outside the fire service, they both say it’s not the stress of pulling up to a burning house or the rush of saving someone’s life that they’ll miss most.