Lou Angeli's Blog – January 2008 Archive (4)

Firefighting As Entertainment

In the 2005 season finale of FX's "Rescue Me," Firefighter Tommy Gavin is pictured driving along in his pick up with Jesus Christ as a passenger. For Gavin, played by actor/writer Denis Leary, JC is just one of many visions that come to him from episode to episode. Certainly not a scene from the venerable series "Emergency," but an audience pleaser nonetheless. So much so,…


Added by Lou Angeli on January 20, 2008 at 11:25pm — 4 Comments

Volunteer Firefighter’s Family To Receive 9/11 Benefit

A Bittersweet Victory for the Family of a 9/11 Hero

by: Lou Angeli

(New York, NY) – January 16, 2008 – On September 11, 2001,…

Added by Lou Angeli on January 16, 2008 at 1:48pm — 2 Comments

Disorientation and the Interior Firefight

During a recent Delaware incident, 7 firefighters became trapped on a 2nd floor duplex during a tough firefight. Fortunately, the firefighters were rescued by an agressive Rapid Intervention Team with just minutes to spare. Initial reports were that there was no life hazard, as occupants had been accounted for. But considering the time of day, 7:30am on a Saturday morning, Chief Chuck Hayes did what most chief officers would do -- order a… Continue

Added by Lou Angeli on January 7, 2008 at 10:10am — 2 Comments

RIT Team Rescues 7 Delaware Firefighters

Saving Our Own
by Lou Angeli

(Wilmington, DE) – January 5, 2008 -- An early morning Delaware blaze may have turned deadly for 7 firefighters if not for mutual aid pre-planning and a superfast…

Added by Lou Angeli on January 5, 2008 at 11:51pm — 1 Comment

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