Logging the Miles

I had a piece on leadership and the probie set for my next entry; instead, I want to talk about fascades. Relax. I won’t be quizzing you about building construction. What I mean are the masks we don more than our scba ones: the guise that everything is just A-Ok. Mine sported such a pretty…read more

This Is How We’re Killing Firefighters

We think we have time to change department rules and revise bylaws. Problem is, we don’t. We’re on borrowed time as it is. According to the Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance, a firefighter takes his/her life every 3.25 days. That’s your brother, your sister. Two a week. Gone. Despite the push for awareness and action, we’re…read more

Chattanooga firefighter catches baby dropped from third floor during blaze

Chattanooga firefighters battled a large apartment fire last night at the Hidden Creek Apartments on East Brainerd Road. An off-duty Chattanooga firefighter captured a baby after it was dropped from the third floor by the mother, according to Bruce Garner, fire department spokesman. The firefighter was identified as Lieutenant Vernon Lane, with Ladder 1 at Station 1. Lane also…read more

Fallen firefighter died of carbon monoxide poisoning, smoke inhalation

U.S. Forest Service officials said Tuesday that Black Hills National Forest Fire Engine Captain David “Dave” Ruhl died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation. The findings were released Tuesday after an autopsy was completed. The 38-year-old from South Dakota went missing the evening of July 30 during the initial attack on…read more

HARVEY EISNER, EDITOR EMERITUS OF FIREHO– USE, DIES

Harvey Eisner, editor emeritus of Firehouse, passed away last night from complications from diabetes. Eisner started his career at Firehouse in 1976 as a photographer and worked his way up to editor in chief in 1982. He was program director for Firehouse Expo, Firehouse World, and Firehouse Central. Harvey started as a photographer Firehouse magazine…read more

RESCUER OF THE YEAR

October 21, 2014 8:10 pm • Keri Lunt Stevens Daily Herald0 SANTAQUIN — Santaquin fire captain Scott Bernards was recognized Tuesday night as AAA Rescuer of the Year for an act of heroism he performed in Idaho last November. In the community of Samaria, Bernards was working on his parent’s vacation home atop a hill…read more

Tragedy of 1964 Trumbull Street fire still resonates.

When Boston firefighters pulled up to a vacant toy factory that had caught fire in the South End, flames were threatening to consume the building. It was 12:31 a.m. on Oct. 1, 1964, and firefighters preparing to combat the blaze on Trumbull Street were “riveted to the glow of fire in the sky,” according to…read more