Citizens-Fire-Company-Case-Study-_20150828-143741_1.pdf Citizens Fire Company  Independence Fire Company February 3 2015 Introduction Developing the skills and education as a firefighter requires constant evaluation and learning from different sources. Learning from the experiences of others is a good way of learning from others successes and
As you look into the basic physics of fire there are three elements needed to support combustions (burning): heat, fuel, and oxygen. Out of the three elements needed, one of these has a heightened level of importance when you are fighting fires in heavy content conditions. Would it be the heat? There is a noted presence of heat and it can be reduce
Location: Elyria Ohio Responding Agency: Elyria Fire Department Event Date: January 18, 2015 Event Type: Working Structure fire with Victim Trapped Location: Skylark Court Elyria Ohio Time: 1600 Hours  Approximately 1600 hours on January 18th the Elyria Ohio fire department was alerted to a house fire.  The initial dispatch was directed t
    WRIGHTSVILLE, Pa. —Si x adults and one a child are out of their home after fire through it Friday morning in Wrightsville, York County.The fire started in a basement laundry room around 4:30 a.m. at the home along the 500 block of Walnut Street between 5th and 6th streets. The homeowner told News 8 that he tried to fight the fire with
Hoarding fire kills Cats in New Mexico  Albuquerque firefighters say six cats died in a house fire Sunday morning. The incident happened around 11 a.m. on Alder Drive NW near Unser. The homeowner wasn't injured, but she did lose six of her cats. Another five were taken to the veterinarian. The Albuquerque Fire Department says the fire was cont
In this audio Chamber of Hoarders Ryan Pennington interviews Battalion Chief David Brosnahan. David has taken suggestions learned from Hoarder Homes: Piles of Hazards for Firefighters presentation and apply them to his departments operation. In this audio recording Ryan and David talk in detail about the Roseville's hoarding reporting system. Since
By staff Friday, February 13, 2015 11:45PM ENCINO, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- California Highway Patrol officers rescued an elderly woman living in pack rat conditions who was trapped by flames in her Encino home near the 101 Freeway on Friday. The officers happened to be driving by. "We heard screaming coming from the other side of the house,"
WEST PALM BEACH (CBS12) - The problem of hoarding came into focus in a neighborhood near West Palm Beach on Wednesday. Frank Buttaravoli's company, Hello Junk Removal, got a call about a man whose condo was filled with packaged food. The owner had placed cans at the base of piles of boxed and bagged staples, filling the man's living room, dining ro
News article courtesy of Maryland Fire News  Read more Here  Date:  January 20th, 2015 Time:  09:20 hours City:  Northeast County:  Washington DC Address:  1100blk Oates Street Northeast Type:  2nd Alarm Apartment Fire Details: Companies were dispatched for the reported apartment fire.  Engine Compa
FIREFIGHTERS in Derbyshire have held a seminar to raise awareness of the extent and impact of hoarding. Compulsive hoarding is a debilitating psychological condition that is only just being recognised and one that can lead to issues regarding the health, wellbeing and fire safety of everyone in a hoarding home. It can also present significant risks
   Baltimore City Near Miss Hoarder Fire    Incident Information from Date: January 8th, 2015Time: 14:00 hoursCity: Box 14-6County: Baltimore CityAddress: 500blk S Monroe StreetType: Dwelling Fire  
Great footage from of a three alarm fire in PG county Maryland that was complicated by Hoarding Conditions.  This is a great reminder that Heavy Content conditions can be found in any occupancy.  It is common to find these conditions in multi-family dwellings.  The case study from 200 Wellesly Ave in Toronto is a HUGE
News from Eight firefighters were injured while battling a blaze at a Venice storage facility, which took over 14 hours to knockdown, fire department officials said Sunday. Over 200 firefighters had worked to extinguish a fire at the Extra Space Storage facility located in the 600 block of Venice Boulevard (map), which broke out around 7:
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 05:39PM DUNELLEN, N.J (WABC) -- A firefighter was injured in a two-alarm fire Tuesday at a condo complex in Dunellen, New Jersey. The blaze began at about 11 a.m. on Pulaski Street near the intersection of South Avenue. One firefigher suffered smoke inhalation and was taken away by ambulance. He is in stable condition at R
The news explains the initial call for service as being a respiratory distress call that evolved into a HazMat situation, due to the suspected Meth Lab inside.   This is a great example of the exposure potential to all first responder agencies. Let’s take a look as some learning points from this news clip: EMS : Many EMS agencies do not carry
Hoarder Fire from Dolton IL Dolton,Illinois Still & Box House Fire 14641 Lincoln Avenue Good morning from the,   We would like to thank you for visiting our new, redesigned, site.  Look for new content added weekly!   Today's video comes from Dolton Illinois.  This video is a great example of the c
  Hoarder Fire Bob Donaldson / Post-Gazette By Molly Born / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Firefighters crawled over piles of books, newspapers and other items Tuesday morning while trying to put out heavy flames in a vacant house in Homestead. Allegheny County assessment records show the house belonged to Margaret Mary Vojtko, the former Duquesne Un
Endicott, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Several fire departments responded to a second alarm house fire Tuesday morning. The call came around 8:40 a.m. of reports of a house fire at 113 Roosevelt Ave. Endicott woman hospitalized after fire via @pressconnects
Guest Podcast Recorded with the folks from Firefighter Toolbox.  Listen in as David J Soler interviews Ryan Pennington on tips for fighting Hoarder Fires: Show Notes: Firefighter Hoarding has been becoming a growing concern in our communities.  How does this affect us  firefighters?  What does it matter? Well, on thi
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