An explosion was reported Monday afternoon at New Hampshire Ball Bearings in Peterborough. Officials said 15 people were injured. Police said two of the injuries were serious, and those two were flown from the scene. NHBB officials said they were told the injuries were not life-threatening.Read More »
Hosed: The Movie… Be A Part of The Effingwoods Fire & Rescue. You Could Also Be in the Movie Set to be Produced in 2014!
Read, share, comment, and become part of the project via Kickstarter to make this movie a reality. It is going to be effing hilarious!Read More »
This is absurd. First, I have to point out that NFPA 1500 is a guideline. Secondly, does the department follow all of NFPA's guidelines as policies? This is such a simple thing to do that is great for public relations. Unfortunately, they have turned this into a media nightmare locally.Read More »
Rescue Me was a hit. Many firefighters enjoyed it. I thought it showed how dysfunctional firefighters can be...not all of us, but some of us. It started out being pretty heavy on the firefighting and light on the drama...it ended up being very heavy on the drama and light on the firefighting. Trauma was just way over the top...and too many ambo drivers! The question now is what will be the next network show or movie about firefighting... Here are some of the options...Read More »
3 banger in Alexandria, helmet sticker controversy in Albuquerque, application woes in Austin, fire service product reviews, the Firemom weighs in on Ohio Senate Bill 5, Hosed humor on volunteer firefighters, bonus fire footage from Westerly, Rhode Island,firefighter fired after stealing, and Ed Schultz and Harold Schaitberger weigh in on firefighter pension attacks....check it out!Read More »
The interesting thing is the comments both on Statter911 and youtube. While most firefighters have enjoyed the parody, some have been throwing around the career (and/or IAFF) vs. volunteer firefighter argument. As for me, I think it is hilarious and some or most of it is probably true in some parts of the Nation. Even if the truth behind the humor only represents a small percentage of volunteers out there...and yes, paid firefighters can act like idiots too (but this show isn't about them).Read More »
Firefighter Harold Frey, 46, died of a heart attack while packing up after ice rescue training.Read More »