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Best of the Rest – Triple Fatal in Kalamazoo, Two Double LODD’s, Renegade’s Coin, Bouncing Back, Florida Rescue, and much more!

This past week, the Fire/EMS service experienced two double LODD’s.

Two Brothers died in Bryan, Texas. Lt. Gregory Pickard and Lt. Eric Wallace – more information here

Two Paramedic LODD’s in Indianapolis. Tim McCormick and Cody Medley – more information here

St. Lucie County, FL Firefighters make rescue at house fire in Fort Pierce. Check out more info here, the video is below.

“It was very, very smokey in there,” St. Lucie County Fire Lt. Steve Burns said. “The fire was right near him.  So we shielded him and put some water on it to cool it down for him a little bit.”

Added St. Lucie County Fire Lt. Chris Longo: “I didn’t know it was a child until we grabbed him. And that’s when it hits you a little harder.”

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Check out the 2013 Renegade Pipes & Drums Tour Coin 1.56″ Silver Plated Challenge Coin. It is for sale here

House fire causes $200k in damage in Sycamore, IL ; no one injured. Check out more on the fire here including video

The Squirrel Slam in Holley, NY is still stirring up some comments. Read more about this FD Fundraiser here.

Fully Involved offers another unique and superbly written piece by Mark vonAppen. Check out “Bouncing Back” on Fully Involved.

IronFiremen.com: Captain Wines offers “Climbing Out”. Thanks for everyone who continues to ask about him. He is taking one day at a time.

FDLiveIn.com: We are excited to introduce FDLiveIn Templates. Whether you have an existing live-in program and want to make it even better, or you are starting a brand new program and don’t know where to start – FDLiveIn Templates are right for your department!

Kalamazoo, MI: 3 children perished in a fire at an apartment complex. The children were apparently alone at the time of the fire. Kalamazoo is one of those departments with Public Safety Officers. Members are Firefighters, Police Officers, and Paramedics. Read more about it here

From Within the Fire has been busy spitting out articles recently. Here are the latest:

Below is a photo from a scrap metal fire in Hillsborough County, FL

I will leave you with some early video at a house fire in Cleveland Hill, NY. Firefighters made an excellent push on this fire despite a burst hose and arching wires overhead.

Cleveland Hill Firefighters responded this afternoon for a report of a kitchen fire on Flora Rd.
Cleveland Hill 9-1 went on location reporting a working fire. Command further reported heavy fire on the 1st floor of a 1 1/2 story dwelling with extension to the 2nd floor.
U-Crest, Pine Hill, Forks, Rescue, & South Line (FAST) responded as mutual aid to the scene. Hy-View provided fill in at Cleveland Hill.
The fire was under control in 47 minutes.

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