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Posted: Apr 29, 2016

Indiana firefighter’s helmet cam video captures explosion at house fire

VIDEO - A Whiteland volunteer firefighter captured a scary moment while battling a house fire on Monday. Crews were called to the 500 block of Greensprings Drive in Whiteland around 1 a.m. When they arrived on scene, the home was fully engulfed in flames. Within the first few minutes of attacking the fire, a vehicle’s fuel tank exploded.
- PUB DATE: 4/29/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WXIN-TV Fox 59 Indianapolis
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Posted: Apr 29, 2016

Retirement: Climbing Down the Career Ladder - Part 2

Perception is a process by which we use our senses to gather information about what is happening in the environment around us. To do this, we must be paying attention, be mindful and be all-in. I wasn’t. I was focused heavily on my educational endeavors, which was completely understandable. Trying to balance a demanding full-time job with home life and the activities of four kids while dedicating 20-plus hours a week to school created many competing demands for my attention.
- PUB DATE: 4/29/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: firehouse
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Posted: Apr 28, 2016

Stopped train creates dangerous delay in Michigan firefighters arrival to burning home

A stopped train stopped emergency workers in their tracks in New Boston on Wednesday. The train was stopped for more than 20 minutes while firefighters from multiple agencies attempted to reach a burning home. The home in the Winding Creek neighborhood of New Boston was not occupied when the fire started and no one was injured at the time, but neighbors tell 7 Action News they are worried about next time.
- PUB DATE: 4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WXYZ-TV ABC Detroit
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Posted: Apr 28, 2016

Missouri Fire Chief Officially Regains Position

Richard Stirts has now officially regained his position as fire chief, this time with a full-time title. Chief Richard Stirts told KOLR 10 that a tax increase passed in August 2015 included a stipulation that the Fire Chief position be moved from a part-time to a full-time position. On his Facebook page today, Stirts said the board held a special meeting Sunday where they voted to name him the full-time chief.
- PUB DATE: 4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSFX/KOLR-TV FOX 27 Ozarks First
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Posted: Apr 28, 2016

North Carolina firefighters injured in explosion

Phosphoric acid found along the shoreline at Biltmore Lake exploded Tuesday night, injuring two firemen, officials say. Two residents reported seeing a canister, about 1 liter or 1 quart in size, smoldering along the shoreline of the lake near the Biltmore Lake club house and Lake Drive, said Bill McMannis, on-site manager for Biltmore Lake.
- PUB DATE: 4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Asheville Citizen Times
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