Several firefighters were injured battling a five-alarm blaze Saturday on Staten Island.
The flames broke out shortly after 7 p.m. at a fire marshal’s house on Steinway Avenue in the New Springville section. “One of the houses is one of our fire marshals’. Fortunately, his family and his baby were down at the Jersey Shore for the weekend, but he was at work to come home and find that his house was destroyed,” Chief of Department James Leonard said. Officials said 250 FDNY members responded to bring the flames under control, facing obstacles in the process, like a defective fire hydrant.
A total of 20 firefighters were hurt, four seriously. One suffered a chest injury when a stairway collapsed.
CBS New York
Documents from a five-month investigation of Steve Krentel, the former chief of St. Tammany Fire Protection District No. 12, have been turned over to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, which issued a warrant for the more than 4,000 pages last month.
Krentel's wife, Nanette Krentel, was found dead of a gunshot wound in the couple's burned-down home nearly a year ago. Her murder remains unsolved, but Sheriff Randy Smith has publicly cleared Steve Krentel as a suspect.
The search warrant was cited in a letter from Troy Ingram, the Covington-area fire district's attorney, to Tom Williamson, a firefighter who has been a vocal critic of Krentel.
New Orleans Advocate
A Knoxville Fire Department firefighter was hospitalized after suffering smoke inhalation while battling a warehouse fire in West Knox County Saturday evening.
According to KFD spokesperson Captain D.J. Corcoran, units were dispatched to 1737 Louisville Dr. at 8:27 p.m. Saturday amid reports of smoke showing from the Aquarium Life Support Systems building from a Knoxville Police Department officer.
While searching the building for smoke, units discovered a single set of stairs that led to the basement, from which the fire was emanating. One firefighter tripped and fell while attempting to enter the basement, knocking his mask off and allowing him to be overtaken by smoke.
Knoxville News Sentinel
Tampa Fire Rescue Capt. Jeremy Finney was, by all accounts, a model firefighter — until he lost his cool. The outburst cost him two ranks.
Finney has served nearly 16 years in the department and was a member of the Tactical Medical Response Team, which accompanies SWAT teams on dangerous missions. He helped kids learn about firefighting through the department’s Explorer program. He was a counselor at a union camp for burned children.
But he lost his temper with a homeless man in 2017, daring him to fight. He was demoted last month past the lower rank of lieutenant to paramedic.
Tampa Bay Times and Tampa Bay.com
Massachusetts firefighter Matt Parziale had a Father’s Day to remember as he completed his final round of the U.S. Open.
Parziale shot 5-over par Sunday in the final round, finishing with a score of 16-over par for the tournament. The score tied for the top amateur score at Shinnecock Hill in New York. Through all 18 holes Sunday, Parziale conquered the course with a trusted caddie by his side: his father Vic Parziale.
"It's special," Vic Parziale said. "It's the best one ever."
Both Parziales were firefighters as their real jobs. Matt Parziale is on leave from work to play in the U.S. Open and a couple of other tournaments. Vic is retired, but quickly found work as his son's caddie.
He thinks his son has a future.
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