Daily Incident Logs

N. C.. Daily Incident Log – 6/29/21

1 hospitalized after jumping from Durham apartment fire, officials say 

One person is hurt after jumping from a Durham apartment fire Monday night. Durham fire officials said the department responded to the 1700 block of East Cornwallis Road just before 8 p.m. Two residents escaped from the blaze by climbing onto a small roof over the door and jumping to the ground. One occupant sustained a leg injury and was hospitalized. Crews were able to get the blaze under control in around five minutes but there was extensive smoke and fire damage to the first and second floor. The Durham Fire Department said the cause was unattended cooking. No other units or occupants were affected and the two residents involved are being assisted by the American Red Cross.  

WTVD-TV ABC 11 DURHAM  

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S. C. Daily Incident Log – 6/29/21

 

Clinton firefighter killed after DUI related hit-and-run, officials confirm 

The Laurens County Coroner's Office identifies the victim killed following a hit-and-run in Clinton on Friday. Chief Deputy Coroner Patti Canupp identified the victim as 20-year-old Nathaniel Hunter Sipes from Clinton, SC. Sipes died due to his injuries on June 27, according to Canupp. The victim's family says that he was a part-time firefighter at the Clinton Fire Department and loved fire service, according to Canupp. The victim's mother wants to remind people to start looking out for motorcycles, according to Canupp. According to SCHP, the accident happened on US-76 near Randall Drive. The victim was driving a Harley Davidson motorcycle on US 76 when the suspect pulled out in front of them, according to SCHP. The victim ran into the suspect and was ejected from the vehicle, according to SCHP.  

WHNS-TV FOX 21 GREENVILLE  

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September 11 — 20 Years Later

There’s a storm brewing. Unfortunately, I am not referring to a tropical cyclone or the development of a line of supercells. I am referring to an incident that is vile. One that is incomprehensible. One that will have a tremendous loss of life and will claim the lives of firefighters.

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Vaccines Are Our Lifeline

We have had a very tough last 18 months. All of us have worked extremely hard, dealt with a huge amount of stress, and unfortunately, watched some of our co-workers get very sick and maybe even die. The personal stress that many of us have dealt with has been significant. Personally, I have sometimes woken up in the middle of night after coming home from a busy COVID emergency department with nightmares worried I had virus on me that I was going to give to wife and family.

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When Your Patient is Too Sweet

Diabetes (Type 1) is one of the oldest diseases in recorded history. Egyptian manuscripts depicted children that “passed too much urine” and died. Ancient Indian physicians tested for “honey urine” by seeing if ants were attracted to the urine of specific patients. Before 1923 every patient who developed Type 1 diabetes died with a proximal cause of Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA). For the purpose of this article, only Type 1 diabetes will be discussed.

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Effectiveness of Pulse Technology and a Hybrid Hydrogen Peroxide Decontamination System for EMS

Emergency response organizations are a vital link to any community’s access to immediate medical response and care. 

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When the Ground Moves

In the last few years in some sections of North Carolina, it seems as if the rainfall just won’t end. At DuPont State Recreational Forest in calendar year 2020, one of our rain gages measured 120 inches of rain from January 1 to December 31. The two years before were wet years, and 2021 is on track to be a wetter than normal year.

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Suspension Trauma: A Lethal Cascade of Events

(This is part one in a series on Suspension Trauma.)

In 2009, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that there were over 212,000 industrial related falls that resulted in serious injury, 605 fatalities. That averages 48 falls per hour if considering a 12-hour work day and a work year of 365 days. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has stated that falls are the leading cause of construction death and the second leading cause of workplace injuries. The Consumer Product Safety Commission, CPSC, estimates that there are approximately 6000 treestand related injuries each year to hunters.

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Focused Discipline for Your Retirement

Are you doing enough to reach your retirement goals?

In general, it is recommended you have 80 percent of your pre-retirement income in retirement to maintain the standard of living to which you are accustom. How can you need less income in retirement? 

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Firefighter Hoods: Benefits of Particulate Blocking Technology

The area around your jaw, face and neck is the most vulnerable spot when exposed to fireground contaminants from soot and smoke. While standard knit hoods protect you from heat and flames, they do not provide the protection you need from hazardous particles. 

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AFAST-1 Nozzle in Action

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