Last week, a fiery blaze that ripped through ten buildings in Philadelphia claimed the lives of four young children. It also claimed national headlines after the parents of the children killed criticized the fire department and crowds of supporters gathered outside a firehouse to protest the department. Continue reading
On June 18, 2007, at approximately 7:07 p.m., units from the Charleston, S.C. Fire Department were dispatched to a Super Sofa Store located at 1807 Savannah Highway in the West Ashley section of town for a fire in the rear of the building.
The store was a 42,000 square-foot showroom Continue reading
Today, just as our society has every second Sunday of May since 1908, we celebrate our mothers. And as I sit thinking about the holiday, and all of the things that makes mothers like mine great, I couldn’t help but think of the role a mother plays in the fire service. Continue reading
In the age of up-to-the-second news, thanks to an ever changing and improving technology field, social media has become a part of everyday life – for better or for worse. And the fire service has been by no means exempt from the social media spectrum.
But make no mistake—social media can present Continue reading
Nuclear power is abundant across the world today, thanks in part to the US and former Soviet Union’s research and competitiveness during the Cold War.
But one April night in 1986 proved that this nuclear power had deadly consequences, and has left many Soviet firefighters in the same situation those who responded to Ground Zero face today. Continue reading
Last April, the nation’s emergency services were thrust into the media spotlight through a series of events. From the heroic scenes of emergency personnel running towards the exploding bombs in Boston to the heartbreaking scenes of destruction in West Texas, these events reminded us that tragedy can strike at Continue reading
*This article appeared in the April 2 edition of the Cape May County Herald.*
Last week, two Boston firefighters were killed after becoming trapped in the basement of a multi-story building on the city’s back bay.
The crew, not long after entering the structure, declared a mayday, and crews were unfortunately unable to rescue the firefighters before they died in the fire. Continue reading
*This article appeared in the March 26 edition of the Cape May County Herald.*
Eventually, the snow will have to stop in South Jersey, and the weather will make for much more appealing rides for motorists throughout the county.
Drivers will hits the highways and backroads of the area to explore all the sights and sounds that the area has to offer- motorcyclists included. Continue reading