“It was a perfect day for a picnic” the weather was warm but not humid that Sunday, September 20th, 2015. And so the family and friends of the Golden’s Bridge Fire Department came together to celebrate another year of helping and protecting the community by joining in the fun and food at our "Annual Family Day Picnic" at Fox Valley Park.
As Lieutenant Gordon Ambelas tore through the burning Brooklyn high-rise in search of victims last July, he fought back not only smoke and flames, but junk.
The apartment's resident had stashed piles of trophies, luggage, and other trinkets around his home. “You could walk in, but you couldn't turn," one neighbor said. Within minutes, Ambelas was carried out unconscious and badly burned. Within hours, ... (Full Story & Photos)
The membership and officers of Golden's Bridge Fire Department wish to extend our condolences to the family of longtime member Joe Manstrelli. Any information on arrangements will be released when available.... (Full Story & Photos)
At approximately 10:45am on Wednesday morning, GBFD was dispatched to a reported house fire. E140 was first to respond, and upon arrival found smoke showing from the residence. After a brief investigation, a first alarm was called. Crews attempted to make access to the first floor, but were unable to make progress to due to conditions inside the building. Upon arrival of additional resources, a push ... (Full Story & Photos)
Kidde Disposable Fire Extinguisher with plastic valve
Kidde recalled nearly 5 million disposable fire extinguishers because of a faulty valve.
The Associated Press reports that Kidde issued the recall after receiving 11 reports that the devices failed to discharge as expected.
According to the recall notice, a faulty valve component may cause the fire extinguishers to not fully discharge when the lever is repeatedly pressed and released during a fire ... (Full Story & Photos)
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