Archive for July2020

Why We Search: San Antonio Bar Rescues

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    Two saved in abandoned bar fire         SAN ANTONIO (Houston Chronicle) – San Antonio firefighters pulled two people from a burning building on the North Side Tuesday morning. The fire started around 1:30 a.m., in an abandoned building near the 800 block of San Pedro. Officials said a faulty AC […]

Expect Fire: San Francisco One and One

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    A little more than a small outside fire       Tuesday’s five-alarm fire in San Francisco was impressive at first reporting and more so when we learned that the initial dispatch was one engine, one truck, and one chief for a “small outside fire.” According to San Francisco Local 798 the first […]

Expect Fire: Remembering Asheville, North Carolina and Captain Jeff Bowen

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    On this day a response to an AFA turned deadly       On July 28, 2011, a 37-year-old career captain died and 9 fire fighters were injured in a 6-story medical building fire while searching for the seat of the fire. At 1228 hours, dispatch sent four companies (2 engines, 1 truck, […]

House Passes Federal Death and Disability Benefits Bill for First Responders Afflicted by COVID-19

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  Presumption bill moves to the President         WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives adopted legislation on Monday sponsored by Rep. Dave Joyce to ensure that families of firefighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians who die from or are disabled by the coronavirus get Public Safety Officers Benefit program payments. […]

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