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Why We Search: Rescue in Abandoned Camden House

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Squatter rescued and family in exposure removed

Why We Search: Squatters Inside Lynn, MA Vacant Building Fire

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Homeless woman injured in fire at former car dealership

Why We Search: Rescue in Portland from Vacant House Fire

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Homeless woman critically injured after trying to get warm

Buffalo Working: Video of Two-Alarm Fire on Northland Avenue

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Lloyd Mitchell on the scene with video from commercial building fire

Why We Search: Occupied Vacants in Chicago, Tucson and Vegas

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Proving once again that vacant and abandoned are just words

P.G. County Working: Video of Chillum-Adelphi House Fire

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Ride in with Riverdale on this 4th Battalion fire

Buffalo Working: Videos from Two Overnight Fires

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  Lloyd Mitchell on the scene of two first-alarm jobs

Cape Cod Working: Three-Alarms in Dennis with Occupants Jumping

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  Dennisport fire has occupants, officers and a firefighter injured

Expect Fire Buffalo: High-Rise Smoke and No Standpipes

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Lloyd Mitchell on the scene of fatal fourth floor fire Video below is from Lloyd Mitchell Photography of a fire at 1240 Delaware Avenue, a U-shaped multi-family dwelling. Engine 37 and Truck 4 roll on a PS to investigate smoke. They arrived on location and requested the balance of the first alarm for a heavy […]

Boston Working: Two Alarms on Beacon Hill

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Fire on the first floor runs the pipe chases

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John Pignataro
Women and Children First by Dave LeBlanc
Bravo sir ...This battle began in the early 1990's having been a career DC Fireman for 30 yrs and a still active volunteer fireman for 37 the mentality has changed since 1977. Your article is clear and to the point but I am afraid the fire service maybe lost to the folks who preach the…
2014-08-23 01:12:28
Ben Waller
Women and Children First by Dave LeBlanc
Actually, the "Women and children first" idea cane from the sinking if the HMS Birkenhead. Now known as "The Birkenhead Drill", this stemmed from the ship beginning to sink, an inadequate number of lifeboats, and the Royal Marines and soldiers on board being called to formation and standing in ranks while the ships crew put…
2014-08-21 11:25:14
Ron Ayotte
Women and Children First by Dave LeBlanc
Bing-freaking-o!
2014-08-21 02:49:30
Brian Gary
Women and Children First by Dave LeBlanc
Very well written. I couldn't agree more with your statements. The problems are many, but they perpetuate and increase with every new class of recruits that are poisoned with the idea that anyone who feels unsafe has a responsibility to act and stop whatever is going on. When I came on, my instructors told me…
2014-08-21 02:04:23
Ric Jorge
Women and Children First by Dave LeBlanc
Atta boy David, customer service or customer satisfaction? The line is fine, and more often than not we can accomplish both with action, and a kind demeanor.
2014-08-21 01:41:12
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