Best of the Rest: Firefighter Saves His Son, Station Duties, Wearing “The Purse”, and more!

Here are some articles to keep you up-to-date on what is going on in the fire service. The Best of the Rest…

INDY on Fire Party During FDIC!

We are throwing another HUGE party in Indianapolis during FDIC this year! Last years party was attended by 1000+ people and we had a blast!
The party is FREE to attend and everyone is invited! This year’s party will feature food and drink music, raffle prizes, casino night, Fun and Fellowship! FB event page here.

In Honor of International Women’s Day, check out this article from 2013 on Women in The Fire Service…The Way I See it

FUNNY VIDEO: Fire Department Station Duties…almost BUSTED! –

Early last year, we posted the video, FUNNY VIDEO: When the Rookie Cleans the Station …BUSTED! This was a popular post that was submitted by Brother Chase Morales in Texas! The guys are at it again…

Durst Org. accused of canceling 9/11 charity stair-climb over greed

A charity stair climb at One World Trade Center to honor first-responders killed on 9/11 has been abruptly canceled — because building landlord, the Durst Organization is afraid it would scare off potential tenants by reminding them about the terror attacks, the event’s organizer alleges.

Former Roanoke firefighter indicted on more child sex charges

More charges for a former Roanoke City fire department lieutenant already in jail charged with a child sex crime. The Commonwealth’s Attorney in Botetourt County confirms David Bocock was indicted Monday by a grand jury on nine new charges, including two counts of rape.

Level One Hazmat Declared as Massive Blaze Tears Through Chicago Flea Market

At least one person was rescued and several cars swallowed as firefighters spent hours battling a blaze at a flea market building in Chicago’s West Humboldt Park neighborhood Tuesday morning.

A fan knocks down a bat thrown into the stands by the Pirates' Danny Ortiz during a spring training game against the Braves, at Champion Stadium in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.,on March 5, 2016. Christopher Horner / Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

A fan knocks down a bat thrown into the stands by the Pirates’ Danny Ortiz during a spring training game against the Braves, at Champion Stadium in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.,on March 5, 2016. Christopher Horner / Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Fan Saves Boy From Getting Struck by Flying Bat at Pittsburgh Pirates Game

A boy at a baseball game was nearly struck in the face by a bat Saturday after it slipped from a player’s grip and went whizzing through the air. Luckily, the young spectator was shielded from the blow by a nearby fan who reached out and deflected the flying bat.

FC note: Actually it was his father who saved him…and his father is a firefighter. Read on below

Firefighter’s quick reflexes save his son at Braves baseball game

A Marion County Fire Rescue captain’s quick reflexes saved his son from serious injury at a spring training baseball game on Saturday. Since then, photos of the Shaun Cunningham’s quick response — blocking a flung bat from his 8-year-old son’s face — have gain a lot of attention on social media and in the news.

Be a Man. Put on Your Purse

The radio strap (more commonly known in my department as a purse) first started to make its appearance in my agency about 10 years ago.  It is an available, yet not required, piece of equipment that the majority of my department chooses not to wear.  In some circles it is incredibly belittled, and personally, I heaped my share of ridicule upon individuals who wore it. Somehow I ignorantly overlooked the fact that its use would have stopped the aggravating occurrence of my radio falling out of my damn chest pocket.

Early video from PGFD apartment fire with rescues from balconies –

Several occupants of an apartment complex in Lanham were rescued from their balconies Tuesday morning after fire spread through their building. Emergency crews responded to the fire at around 6:30 a.m. on the 9900 block of Good Luck Road.

Products for Healthier Firefighters from Advocare –

I was asked by our good friends at Advocare to do a review of some of their products. Advocare provides innovative nutritional, weight-management and sports performance products. I had to be honest with them. I very seldom will even take an aspirin. I’m not the “muscle juice” or energy drink type (never tasted one), I’d rather eat the wrapper than an energy / health bar and, I never go to the gym or work out / lift weights.

Helmet Cam Video below by: Chris Funk. Video info: Pumper 52 first in on a working House fire. C51, C105, P51, P43, P33, T8, T13, M33, REMS