63,072

Total Responses for 2018

26,136-8/5/19

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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Food for thought #Local3852 #IAFF #AlachuaCounty #ExperienceMatters ... See MoreSee Less

Food for thought #Local3852 #IAFF #AlachuaCounty #ExperienceMatters

 

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Never forget where you came from, the most valuable resource of any organization are the people.

Oh, I get it! The hay brooms are what start the “fire” from all the opposing “porch sweeping” here...

Unfortunately the people that sit in air condition offices looking at a computer screen all day think they are more important than the Firefighters saving people’s lives while working in the Extreme elements ie...Heat, Rain, Cold

I shall not comment.....

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Robert Kennedy tell them to come to GPD

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Food for thought #Local3852

 

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Ya finally waking up, huh, John??? Yes they should!

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

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  Fire Rescue Professionals of Alachua County would like to thank everyone who has supported our Charity. With the generosity of our friends, we have been able to provide the community throughout the Alachua County area with a helping hand during times of need. Through our non-profit (501c3) charity, Alachua County Fighters continue to support local area programs and services.