Archive for September2004

Always on duty

Off-duty firefighters save toddler By VANESSA FRANKO Staff Writer Annapolis Capitol When volunteer firefighter Meghan Hiponia went to a family reunion at Sandy Point State Park on Saturday, she didn’t expect to save a life. The St. Margarets woman, who volunteers at the Woodland Beach department, revived a toddler who nearly drowned. “It’s so weird […]

Hollywood and Firefighting

Linked below is an article offering the Director’s insights into the Travolta movie “Ladder 49”. Quoting the article, “”The original script was set in New York,” the director explains. “I had lived in New York for 11 years. I would love to shoot a movie in New York. This wasn’t gonna be the one. Then […]

Fair fire ground depiction?

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The photo below is apparently a still from the movie Ladder 49 staring John Travolta and Joaquin Phoenix. The set below has many flaws. If this were a real emergency scene what would be different? From Ladder 49 set? 

John Ames

Uncle John was my son’s Godfather. When we looked for Godparents for our first born the search began and stopped at Deed and John Ames. I never heard John say a cross word about anyone. John was a gentleman who always looked to the comfort of others before himself. John was what an uncle should […]

Hurricane Ivan blog

The blog linked to below is right in the middle of the action. Good luck to the first responders riding it out to protect their cities. Hurricane Ivan blogger

CDF Firefighter killed in line of duty

Eva Schicke age 24 was killed on a fire outside Yosemite National Park Sunday September 12. Below is a link that shows her with her helitack crew. Our thoughts are with her family and friends. http://www.fire.ca.gov/php/fire_er_content/downloads/Columbia2.pdf

September 11 FDNY firefighter story

Shortly after September 11 we recieved an email from FDNY Firefighter Tommy Dunn. Tom shared with us his amazing story of his experience on that tragic day. Follow this link to his story. Tom is a genuine guy and exemplifies the word hero. At Firefighter Exchange and here at the blog we are lucky to […]

Sept.11 hero story

“Firefighter Jay Jonas was trapped for more than three hours in the World Trade Center debris. By J. JANECZKO JACOBS REGISTER STAFF WRITERSeptember 9, 2004 Des Moines Register Survivors of Sept. 11 –Three years after he was entombed in the rubble of the World Trade Center, New York City firefighter Jay Jonas worries that Americans […]

Herioic firefighters honored in PA.

Kingston honors 5 firefighters By Tom Venesky , Citizens’ Voice Staff Writer 09/08/2004 The Municipality of Kingston recognized five firefighters for their actions that saved the life of a 10-year-old boy last month. During Tuesday’s regular council meeting, Mayor James Haggerty read proclamations for firefighters Brian Bloom, Brian Krahel, Brian Lawson, Paul Klecha and Floyd […]

Hurricane blog

Hurricane Frances blog from Brevard County Prayers and best wishes to first responders and the citizens of the Sunshine state. http://www.floridatoday.com/blogs/beaches/2004/09/beachside-roundup.htm

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