Video of the day (maybe even the week, or month)
Above is almost 15 minutes of raw video from a house fire one month ago in Terre Haute, Indiana. If you haven’t seen it, make sure you do. Just a bit of a flashover as crews make an interior attack.
Blueprint for the future of the City of Charleston Fire Department
The Phase 1 report from the Post Incident Assessment and Review Team, led by Gordon Routley is now out. Read the entire report, here.
Deadly truck crash and fire taped by man who witnessed the wreck
A motorist on Route 78 in New Jersey, Monday, was right behind the trucks that crashed and burned. His video is above.
Not a fire or EMS video, but it could have been
In the video above, a police officer saves the day for a woman caught on the tracks in SC.
While this new video released from the security camera at the Atlas Foundry doesn’t show the BLEVE (you can see that here), it does show the moment when the fire started. Take a look at the news story above. Here is the raw version. The critically burned truck driver has since died.
In July, we told you about the arson at a fuel depot in Spokane, WA. An update, in the video above. An arrest was made in the case, but the suspect was released a few days later.
FireGeezer has the story of Charles “Chuck” Davis, a retired battalion chief from the Hampton Fire Department. Davis has decided to run in the special election to replace his wife, Virginia 1st District Congresswoman Jo Ann Davis, who recently died of cancer.
Note: STATter 911 makes no endorsements in either the Virginia or Connecticut races (or any other elections). Just passing along interesting news involving firefighters.
Arson can be a difficult crime to solve, but some firebugs/shutterbugs make it easier
Similar to the radio station video, the video above is one of arsonists caught in the act. But in this case, the firebugs took the video themselves, didn’t hide their faces and then posted it on YouTube. Who says arson is a difficult crime to solve?
The location appears to be just outside a building on a college campus (by the sounds, somewhere near railroad tracks). All I know for sure is it was posted by mikeyg, who has another video posted from inside a fraternity house.
Speaking of videos and elsewhere on the web
Look at this story that FireGeezer found from Etna, Maine. The whole fire department is shut down because the chief posted a half-dozen response videos on YouTube.
WithTheCommand.com has a bunch of interesting stories including an update on the deadly tunnel crash in CA, a fire department closed in FL, and a dentist with a fire truck in NJ.
VAFireNews.com has a lot of pictures from a technical rescue in Chesterfield and much more.
Firehouse.com has the investigation into the Orlando Fire Department’s possible misuse of grant money.
FirefightingNews.com has some melted ice cream in PA.
Firefighter Spot has some car fire videos and pictures and is dabbling in politics.
And finally … dog gets down and low and firefighters get him out
Cat lovers will tell you how much smarter cats are than dogs (full disclosure, I’m allergic to both). But read the story of Jackson, a 3-year-old Newfoundland. He figured out how to find breathable air as the house burned around him.