Virginia Working: Portsmouth Bailout

Firefighters working on the primary searched were forced out windows.





Portsmouth, Virginia firefighters responded to a working fire in the city’s Craddock neighborhood last night. Local reports give indication that companies had an advanced or advancing fire upon arrival. As firefighters searched for a resident still inside they were forced to bailout first floor windows.

“Fire spokesperson Capt. Paul Hoyle told WAVY.com several firefighters made entry into the home, but because of the intense flames they had to jump out of two first floor windows before getting to the man. Hoyle said the man and his wife are in their 50s and their son is in his 20s.”

Heavy fire in the rear and an enclosed porch area likely advanced quickly…

“A man died in an overnight blaze after a flashover forced firefighters who were trying to rescue him to jump out of the windows of his Nicholson Street home. The man was on the bathroom floor and firefighters had reached him when the room they were in erupted in flames, said Capt. Paul Hoyle, Fire Department spokesman.”

“Father dies in Portsmouth house fire”, WAVY
“1 dead, 2 injured in house fire in Portsmouth”, Virginian-Pilot
Portsmouth Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services





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Dave LeBlanc
Who Looks After The Victims?
Dave - I think the reason there is a debate is because the message is so contorted. From those that have chosen to manipulate the information to suit their position, the the ISFSI own website saying different things about what the tactics truly are. I agree 100% with giving everyone the information and letting them…
2014-11-20 22:06:56
Dave Skidmore
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I'm glad you identified the "one issue no one is discussing, the lack of manpower on scene". My department runs a single apparatus, staffed with a minimum of 4 guys sometimes 5, with our second due being either our paid call or mutual aid - either option realistically being 10 plus minutes behind the first…
2014-11-19 22:01:40
Heath Smith
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Great article Dave. I agree with your comment that "they became traditions because they work." And yes if you change the focus from life safety to your own safety how about holding a town meeting and letting those you swore to protect know whats going on, I am sure they will see your point!
2014-11-19 19:28:21
Ron Ayotte
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Excellence as usual, Dave.
2014-11-19 03:39:35
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David... excellent series.
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