Official reports: Dallas commandersâ€™ decisions, confusion led to firefighterâ€™s death
Tactical errors by commanders and miscommunication led to the death of a Dallas firefighter last year in a six-alarm blaze, according to a pair of official investigations released Thursday.
The state fire marshal and Dallas Fire-Rescue line-of-duty death investigations detail the spread of the fire, confusion among commanders and decisions leading up to the death of Stanley Wilson on May 20, 2013.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: dallasnews.com
Former South Dakota division chief charged with hacking documents
A former Sioux Falls Fire Rescue division chief is facing felony computer hacking charges for accessing internal fire department documents, including emails involving the president of the local firefighters union.
Patrick Eugene Warren, 47, is charged with 10 felony and five misdemeanor counts of unlawful use of a computer for offenses between Jan.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: argusleader.com
Massive Northern California fire outrunning firefighters
In a summer of destructive blazes across Central and Northern California, the King fire â€” burning out of control in the forest east of Sacramento â€” has officials particularly alarmed.
The fire exploded in a matter of hours into the second-largest in California this year, forcing the closure of Highway 50 and moving north toward Tahoe National Forest.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: latimes.com
Florida Fire Dept. finds $2.3 million; 3 fire stations rescued
A miscalculation of revenue coming to the city from rescue unit transports appears to be enough to reverse plans by Jacksonville City Council to close three fire stations and lay off firefighters. Each time a Jacksonville Fire-Rescue unit transports a patient, the patient or insurance company is billed.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: news4jax.com
YIKES! Crash leaves flatbed semi dangling over Oregon bridge
PHOTO: A truck pulling a flatbed semi loaded with lumber crashed through a guardrail and went over a bridge railing, leaving the truck and trailer partially hanging off the bridge over the Umpqua River near Reedsport, Ore., KPTV in Portland reported Thursday.
State police said the crash happened on Highway 38 at the Scottsburg Bridge around 8:20 a.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: q13fox.com
Hacker stole FDNY firefightersâ€™ pay, rerouted it to Russia
A hacker stole the paychecks from four FDNY firefighters by breaking into a computer at their engine company, stealing their passwords â€” and then routing the dough to Russia, sources said on Wednesday.
The firefighters, from Staten Islandâ€™s Engine Co. 167, discovered that their paychecks hadnâ€™t been direct-deposited into their bank accounts about three weeks ago, the sources said.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: new york post
California firefighters to join SWAT as paramedics
A selected number of Vallejo firefighters soon will be in the middle of the action along with the SWAT Team members under a new program.
Under an agreement entered by both Vallejo Fire and Police departments at the beginning of the month, four Vallejo firefighters and a coordinator will receive special training to be part of the Vallejo-Benicia SWAT Team as Tactical Emergency Medical Services.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Vallejo Times-Herald