Recently retired Rochester Fire Chief Norm Sanborn says he can’t stay silent about his shock and displeasure that a longtime colleague wasn’t chosen to replace him.
The city announced this week that Bedford Deputy Fire Chief Mark Klose will succeed Sanborn as the head of the Rochester Fire Department.
In an interview with Foster’s Daily Democrat Wednesday night, Sanborn said he had been grooming Rochester Assistant Fire Chief Mark Dupuis for the position for roughly three years as part of what Sanborn described as an industry-standard management succession plan.
“It’s a tough situation,” said Sanborn. “I should probably keep my mouth shut, but I just can’t on this one.”
Sanborn said he believes it was wrong for the city to pass over Dupuis because Dupuis “knows what’s going on, knows the city and knows the operations inside and out.”
A 40-year member of the Jamesport Fire Department was temporarily suspended and could face departmental charges for his role in a fight that broke out at a fire scene July 3. Tom Brady, 65, a former chair of the Jamesport Fire District board of commissioners, says he wasn’t the aggressor in the fight, which was caught on video by a Riverhead Town employee. And he said his suspension was lifted Tuesday evening at a board of commissioners meeting.
The incident in question took place July 3 about 12:30 p.m. at the East Creek boat ramp on Peconic Bay Boulevard in Jamesport.
A town recreation department vehicle had caught fire there, and Jamesport Fire Department volunteers arrived quickly to extinguish it.
Firefighting is an evolving career and adapting is essential when someone's life depends on it.
Construction has changed. Buildings are now more efficient and eco-friendly. That is great for many community members, but most people don't realize it puts firefighters in much more danger. "If you look at the traditional woods, mill wood, lumber, things they used to build houses with, and then they would fill in the gaps with plaster, with lath materials to make it insulated. Those things are still in the city here but the majority of our construction is lightweight modern construction," San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood explained.
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PHOTO - A young man and boy suffered serious burns Thursday when the sedan in which they were traveling on Landmarks Boulevard left the road, hit a light pole base and burst into flames.
The unidentified victims are being treated in St. Louis; their conditions were not available late Thursday.
The Alton Police Department’s Traffic Division continues investigating the crash.
“It is pretty clear speed was involved,” said Capt. Scott Golike of the Alton Police Department, a few minutes after the crash. ... Officer Ryan Parker, of the Alton Police Department, was the first emergency responder on the scene and used an extinguisher on the burning car until firefighters could arrive. “He did a great job, so did (Chief) Bernie Sebold and the fire department,” Golike said.
Sebold got to the crash before the AFD pumper, and tried to extinguish the flames.
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Fresh from a two-day break in his first season as a wildland firefighter, Trenton Johnson was about to begin his first initial attack on a fire when disaster struck.
The 19-year-old Missoula man had just finished a two-week deployment mopping up a fire in Utah for Grayback Forestry Inc., an Oregon-based business with a firefighting contract to the U.S. Forest Service. His 20-person ground crew had been split in half to help with a rash of small forest fires around Missoula following last weekend’s lightning storm. Ten went to the Bitterroot National Forest. Johnson headed north to Seeley Lake, assigned to a lightning strike on Rice Ridge near Florence Lake. The half-acre fire didn’t even have a name when he arrived Wednesday afternoon.
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