First of all let me wish you a happy, healthy and safe new year and thank you for the support you continue to give STATter911.com. Our plan for 2013 is to continue to provide the best and most interesting fire videos available and relevant fire and EMS news. Make sure you “like” the STATter911.com page on Facebook where we have been providing links to additional material that doesn’t make this site and breaking news before we have a chance to post it here. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter.
Our first video for 2013 is from Carlisle, Pennsylvania (Cumberland County). SAT6767 posted it New Year’s Eve but it was from a house fire on Thornwood Lane on December 11. That fire received some attention because Firefighter Christopher Darhower, 29, suffered a heart attack due to a blocked artery. An interview with Firefighter Darhower three days later is below (sorry I missed this story when it occurred).
On a side note, looking at the original articles about the house fire, the headline in a local paper caught my attention because it gives the dog that died in the fire top billing over the firefighter hospitalized with trouble breathing. I like dogs too, but come on. Sorry to start 2013 off by ticking off dog lovers.
It wasn’t just The Patriot-News that thinks a dead dog trumps an injured firefighter (click here). Maybe my news judgment sucks after being away from it for a while, but I would put the firefighter first.
Anyway, back to the fire. Here’s the description with the video above:
Dash and helmet cam of a working fire in a one story single family dwelling with Collyer Mansion conditions. The fire was ruled accidental in nature. One firefighter injury (cardiac related) and the dog perished in the fire.
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