63,072

Total Responses for 2018

23,645 7/14/2019

Total Calls for 2019

Squad 23 - 222

Calls for the Busiest Fire Unit
June 2019

Rescue 3- 385

Calls for the Busiest Transport Unit June 2019

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On this day in 2007 nine Charleston firefighters died in the Super Sofa Store fire. This was the deadliest firefighter disaster in the US since the 9/11 attacks. The fire was believed to have started in some discarded furniture in the loading dock area, and though the source of ignition was not determined, there is reason to believe it may have been a discarded cigarette.

The first arriving engine company found a rapidly growing fire at the loading dock which connected the showroom to the warehouse. The AC entered the main showroom entrance but found no signs of fire or smoke. However, within minutes the fire rapidly spread into main showroom and the warehouse. The burning furniture quickly generated a huge amount of toxic and highly flammable gasses. The interior crews became disoriented when thick black smoke filled the showrooms from ceiling to floor. They realized they were in trouble and began to radio for assistance as the heat intensified.

One fire fighter activated the emergency button on his radio. The front showroom windows were knocked out and firefighters were sent inside to search for the missing firefighters. Soon after, the flammable mixture of combustion by-products ignited, and fire raced through the main showroom. Interior fire fighters were caught in the rapid-fire progression and nine fire fighters died. At least nine other fire fighters barely escaped serious injury.

In the years that followed significant tactical, operational, and code changes were implemented in the Charleston Fire Department and throughout the country. In honoring these men, we learn from our tragedies. #FireHistory #NeverForget
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On this day in 2007 nine Charleston firefighters died in the Super Sofa Store fire. This was the deadliest firefighter disaster in the US since the 9/11 attacks. The fire was believed to have started in some discarded furniture in the loading dock area, and though the source of ignition was not determined, there is reason to believe it may have been a discarded cigarette.

The first arriving engine company found a rapidly growing fire at the loading dock which connected the showroom to the warehouse. The AC entered the main showroom entrance but found no signs of fire or smoke. However, within minutes the fire rapidly spread into main showroom and the warehouse. The burning furniture quickly generated a huge amount of toxic and highly flammable gasses. The interior crews became disoriented when thick black smoke filled the showrooms from ceiling to floor. They realized they were in trouble and began to radio for assistance as the heat intensified. 

One fire fighter activated the emergency button on his radio. The front showroom windows were knocked out and firefighters were sent inside to search for the missing firefighters. Soon after, the flammable mixture of combustion by-products ignited, and fire raced through the main showroom. Interior fire fighters were caught in the rapid-fire progression and nine fire fighters died. At least nine other fire fighters barely escaped serious injury.

In the years that followed significant tactical, operational, and code changes were implemented in the Charleston Fire Department and throughout the country. In honoring these men, we learn from our tragedies. #FireHistory #NeverForget

On June 14, we honor Old Glory on National Flag Day in the United States to commemorate the adoption of the U.S. flag on this day in 1777. This is a day for Americans to show respect for the U.S. flag and what it represents: independence and unity. Here is our apparatus bay at Station 80. #FlyTheFlag #IAFF #Local3852 ... See MoreSee Less

On June 14, we honor Old Glory on National Flag Day in the United States to commemorate the adoption of the U.S. flag on this day in 1777. This is a day for Americans to show respect for the U.S. flag and what it represents: independence and unity. Here is our apparatus bay at  Station 80. #FlyTheFlag #IAFF #Local3852

On June 14, we honor Old Glory on National Flag Day in the United States to commemorate the adoption of the U.S. flag on this day in 1777. This is a day for Americans to show respect for the U.S. flag and what it represents: independence and unity. Here is our crew out of Station 24 in Jonesville. #FlyTheFlag #IAFF #Local3852 ... See MoreSee Less

On June 14, we honor Old Glory on National Flag Day in the United States to commemorate the adoption of the U.S. flag on this day in 1777. This is a day for Americans to show respect for the U.S. flag and what it represents: independence and unity.  Here is our crew out of Station 24 in Jonesville. #FlyTheFlag #IAFF #Local3852

 

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We salute you👩‍🚒all of you❤️

We have 12 confirmed cases of mumps here in Alachua County. The MMR vaccine protect you against both mumps and measles. Please make sure you have your vaccinations. Contact your doctor or Alachua County Health Department if your unsure of your vaccinations history. #Local3852 #IAFF #AlachuaCounty #TheMoreYouKnow ... See MoreSee Less

We have 12 confirmed cases of mumps here in Alachua County.  The MMR vaccine protect you against both mumps and measles.  Please make sure you have your vaccinations.  Contact your doctor or Alachua County Health Department if your unsure of your vaccinations history.  #Local3852 #IAFF #AlachuaCounty #TheMoreYouKnow

 

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As a nurse and a mom, I urge everyone to make sure they are vaccinated! Talk to your healthcare provider to see if you or your loved ones need an MMR.

I'm so sorry those kids are sick please remember to vaccinate your babies so that other children don't have to go through this.

My baby is too young yet for the MMR 😢 this is why we all need to vaccinate our kids. My baby depends on herd immunity!

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The mumps vaccine does not work. The manufacturer is being sued for fraud over tampering with the data to get it approved. All of the current mumps cases are being reported in the vaccinated only - not the unvaccinated. An entire ship full of 100% fully vaccinated Navy soldiers is quarantined because they are passing the mumps around.

Please vaccinate your children and grandchildren and keep them safe from preventable illnesses

I’m so glad my child is vaccinated with the MMR.

My goodness

Because they were vaccinated it wasn’t as severe as it could have been for say a small child who got it from one of them because their parents simply decided to skip the MMR vaccine voluntarily, but it can cause deafness and brain swelling 🤬

It’s not too late to vaccinate your children or get boosters yourself!

Saw this earlier 😳

Yea but how many kids with autism?

Yes #vaccineswork #vaccinescauseadults

Wow. Measles and Mumps in that area.

Scott Brenda Pappas

Shannon Wheeler Aultman

Johnny Lunsford

Tabetha Murphy

Worthington Pediatrics

Eryn Lake

Willie Strawn

Jennifer M. Nelms Mumps is making a comeback in Alachua county also

https://www.voicesforvaccines.org/i-was-duped-by-the-anti-vaccine-movement/

Vaccinate your crotch goblins!!

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Summer is here, your local firefighters remind you to be mindful of your pets as well. As temperatures are consistently above 90 degrees your vehicle can reach nearly 120 degrees. DO NOT leave your pets in your vehicle for any length of time for any reason. We don't want to break your windows (But we will). #Local3852 #AlachuaCounty ... See MoreSee Less

Summer is here, your local firefighters remind you to be mindful of your pets as well.  As temperatures are consistently above 90 degrees your vehicle can reach nearly 120 degrees.  DO NOT leave your pets in your vehicle for any length of time for any reason.  We dont want to break your windows (But we will).  #Local3852 #AlachuaCounty

 

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Do NOT leave your child in s hot car either- please.

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