Tag Archives: Roanoke Fire/EMS

Turning Stone

The members ended up "hand jacking" several hundred feet of 5" supply line off the Interstate and through adjoining yards to reach neighborhood hydrants. They were thinking "outside the box" and got the job done!

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When bad incidents turn good

My comfort (if there was any) was in thinking that at least we were able to give a mom and dad a little time with their child. I didn't even know their names back then. I didn't want to. I didn't want to attach names with faces or images inside my head. I didn't want to think about if she lived or not. Did she make it? Did we do everything we could have?

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Massive Fire as train derails in Lynchburg, Va! BREAKING NEWS!!!

BREAKING NEWS!!! There’s been a major train derailment within the City of Lynchburg, Va. This is “Breaking News” and an ongoing incident as details are not clear at this time. I do know that the Roanoke Regional Haz-Mat team is on-route to the location which is approx 30 miles East of Roanoke. Video and local news links provided below….. ┬ámy ...

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Firefighters …. Training and acting like a bunch of FOOLS!

"The F.O.O.L.S. exemplify the true meaning of the Brotherhood by providing training opportunities to Brother and Sister Firefighters worldwide. We organize benefits to assist not only a firefighter and their families in need, but our communities as well. The F.O.O.L.S. exist to strengthen the Brotherhood of our chosen profession and fuel the flame of passion we have for our calling".

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Staffing saves lives!

Shortly after his size up, Captain Perdue transmitted that he had multiple victims hanging out of windows (of the upper floors) and the hallway / stairwell heavily involved with fire.

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