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Posted: Jun 20, 2018

Chicago paramedics under investigation after not immediately tending to teen with gunshot wound to head

The Chicago Fire Department said Tuesday it was “not acceptable” for paramedics to leave a teen unattended after he was shot in the head and severely wounded as they treated others hit by gunfire at a party on the Near West Side this week. “It is not the policy of the Fire Department to leave people on the street, even if they are mortally wounded,” said department spokesman Larry Langford.
- PUB DATE: 6/20/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Chicago Tribune
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Posted: Jun 20, 2018

Former Texas fire chief appeals ruling

Brownsville’s former fire chief, Carlos Elizondo, has appealed a ruling denying his claim that the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office has charged him twice for the same alleged crime to a higher court in Corpus Christi. Authorities arrested Elizondo last October and accuse the former city official of stealing $8,000 from the Brownsville Firefighters Association Political Action Committee through unauthorized ATM withdrawals, according to a police report filed by the association’s president.
- PUB DATE: 6/20/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Brownsville Herald
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Posted: Jun 20, 2018

Fire officials say vehicle fire spread to building in Vancouver

Firefighters responded to a truck on fire in Vancouver, north of Camas, Wednesday morning. The fire was reported in the area of Northeast 68th Street at the base of Livingston Mountain at 5:17 a.m. Clark County Dispatch says there are no injuries reported. Fire officials on scene say the vehicle fire spread to a barn or shop.
- PUB DATE: 6/20/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KATU-TV ABC 2 Portland
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Posted: Jun 20, 2018

Deer Park High School Serves as Practice Fire Camp

When a wildfire ignites and firefighters are called to put it out, they not only bring the equipment they need to battle the fire. They also bring a whole logistical system to take care of their personal needs. Sometimes on the big fires, that support system becomes quite an operation. You can get a sense of what that looks like this week at Deer Park High School, north of Spokane.
- PUB DATE: 6/19/2018 9:44:43 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Public Radio
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Posted: Jun 19, 2018

Firefighters respond to fully involved house fire near Port Angeles

PHOTOS - Fire crews responded to a fully involved, two-story structure fire near the end of Lake Farm Road on Tuesday. All of the occupants had evacuated the house at 131 Pristine Lane, Clallam County Fire District No. 3 Chief Ben Andrews said. The house east of Port Angeles was fully involved in flames when crews arrived Tuesday afternoon, Andrews said.
- PUB DATE: 6/19/2018 7:44:35 PM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
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