This article features some firefighting headlines from this weekend. I was away this past weekend, spending time with the family in DC. Unfortunately, times like this keep me from spending time updating FireCritic.com and it takes a back seat to family time. Fortunately, times like this keep me from spending time updating FireCritic.com and it takes a back seat to family time.
However, I do keep up with some of the news. Below are just some of the headlines from this past weekend.
UPDATE: Firefighter still recovering after Scioto County, OH accident; second firefighter injured released from hospital
Firefighter Paul Davis of Wheelersburg, OH who is with the Vernon Township Volunteer Fire Department was identified as one of the injured firefighters in an accident Saturday.
Paul Davis along with a second injured firefighter were returning to the station after responding to a fire and had an accident in the truck they were riding in.
NORTH VERSAILLES (KDKA) — The search for a missing Wilmerding woman took a tragic turn Saturday evening when a local volunteer firefighter, who was part of the search crew, was struck by a train and killed.
Edwin J. “Lance” Wentzel, 57, was a 35-year veteran of the Youngwood Volunteer Fire Department in Westmoreland County. He was hit from behind by a Norfolk Southern freight train.
Wentzel was part of a team from the fire department that brought canines in to help in the search for 55-year-old Ruth Mullennix of Wilmerding. She hasn’t been seen since Monday night.
BURBANK, Calif. — A toddler who fell three stories from an apartment building in Burbank is alive and well, thanks in large part to the actions of a quick-thinking couple, according to police.
HARRISON TWP. — Authorities have identified a Mullica Hill man killed in an early morning house fire.
Investigators believe Ron Steward, 62, died fighting the fire in his home at 9 East Ave, according to the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office.
The blaze was reported at 4:36 a.m. via a 911 call from inside the two-story dwelling.
COLONIE, N.Y. – First responders rescued a woman who was trapped in her burning home Monday, but the assistant fire chief said it’s all part of their training.
Midway Assistant Fire Chief Robert Sammons was the first firefighter on scene of a house fire on Albany Street Monday night.
“I don’t think we’re heroes,” he said of the responders’ actions. “We’re just doing our job.”
One person was injured in a fire at a townhouse complex in west Edmonton on Wednesday.
The fire broke out just before 1 p.m.at Surrey Gardens, located at 178th Street and 69th Avenue.
Two units were engulfed in flames and another 24 were evacuated. It took fire crews about an hour and a half to get the fire under control.
I leave you with some video from LAFD below