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Video: Apartment Fire w/ 2 Rescued by Ground Ladder in Modesto

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In the early morning hours of Saturday, February 14, a fire broke out at an apartment complex on Campus Way trapping two women in their apartment bathroom. Two Modesto Firefighters, Jesse Miguel and Jason Wyatt from Modesto Fire Truck 1, rescued the women via ladders; these two firefighters are being recognized tonight at the Modesto City Council meeting which will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the basement of 1010 Tenth Street.

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Michael Todd “Boots” Harris

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Michael Todd Harris, or Todd as most called him, died peacefully on March 2nd at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Todd had been battling throat cancer since 2012. He retired on January 1, 2014 due to the illness. He was hired on April 22, 1987 and had been assigned to several companies over the years including 5, 10, and 13. His last assignment was firehouse 13 C-Shift. His crew was Captain is Willie Wines Jr., Lt. George Perdue, and FF Jerry Thompson.

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Are You Ready to Party at FDIC?

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We know that FDIC is more about learning than letting go...but we have taken it upon ourselves to help you out with having fun after you get your learning done! We are throwing another HUGE party in Indianapolis during FDIC this year! Last years party was attended by 800+ people and we had a blast!

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Helmet Cam: Transitional Attack in Action

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Structure fire in the City of Victorville. Reported garage fire. Units arrived on scene to initiate an aggressive attack, primary search and extinguished the fire within 12 minutes. The area has a large population of homeless people who inhabit these structures.

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PIO Cam: First In Units Handle Prince George’s County, MD House Fire

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At around 4:45 pm, Monday, February 23, Firefighters were alerted to a house fire in the 12800 block of Princeleigh Street in Kettering (Upper Marlboro mailing address).. Firefighters from Largo Fire/EMS Station 846 and Battalion Chief 881 were the first to arrive and found a 1-story single family home with smoke showing from the front and fire showing from a kitchen window in the rear.

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What the Fire Service Can Learn From Brian Williams’ Suspension

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Years ago in my department there was a huge fire in very cold temperatures. Over the years, I have heard from dozens of guys tell the story very similarly that they were frozen to the top of a ladder truck flowing water. They were up there so long, their gear froze to the ladder. To be honest, I wasn't there. I have no clue who was there. I know for a fact that 20 guys couldn't have been frozen to the tip of that ladder at once.

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