A FDNY Medal Day glimpse of two companies at a significant fire.
We'll let the video and news story links tell the tale. Medal Day 2012 will recognize, among many, Engine Company 201 and Ladder Company 114. Be sure to look at Dave LeBlanc's article about this fire in "Sometimes It's Not So Simple". Within that article, Dave takes on the purported idea that based on your sizeup of the exterior conditions you can rightly surmize that the people inside have perished.
NEW YORK – Fire officials say the number of injuries from a weekend fire at a Brooklyn apartment building has risen to 40. Nine are in critical condition.
The blaze at the four-story building at 61st Street broke out around 5 a.m. Sunday, and was brought under control about two and a half hours later.
"There was no other option than to push our way up those stairs."
Lieutenant Michael J. McCaffrey, Engine Co. 201
Bill Carey is the daily news and blog manager for Elsevier Public Safety (FireRescue Magazine/Firefighter Nation, JEMS and LawOfficer sites.) Bill also manages the FireEMSBlogs.com network and is a former volunteer lieutenant with the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department in Prince George's County, Maryland.
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FDNY L.111, Rescue 2 Ride-Along ’92 – January 3, 2013
Response, Initial Work Videos – November 16, 2012
- Kinks. Even a Buff Knows to Chase Them – January 31, 2013
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