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    5 firefighter's were injured in a flashover in KC... with 2 of them in serious condition. Wish them well.
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  • #2
    Originally posted by JHR1985 View Post
    5 firefighter's were injured in a flashover in KC... with 2 of them in serious condition. Wish them well.
    A quick recovery to the brothers in Kansas City. I Hope the burns aren't as serious as the news makes them out to be. Looked like a tough job.

    FTM-PTB

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    • #3
      Five Kansas City Firefighters Injured in Flashover


      Updated: 02-16-2007 01:38:50 PM


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      Courtesy of KSHB-TV





      IBS/KMBC-TV


      The fire was reported at 10 a.m. in a building that houses Kennedy's Bar




      Live KMBC-TV Video

      KANSAS CITY, Mo.-- Kansas City firefighters are working a 2-alarm fire in the 7500 block of Washington. There have been several reports of injuries.

      The fire started at the Kennedy's Bar and Grill, 7428 Washington, but no word yet on what started the blaze. Emergency crews are currently staging in the Walgreen's parking lot nearby. At least five firefighters are hurt with varying levels of severity and crews on scene expect there will be more.

      Kansas City Fire Department spokesman says five firefighters were transported from the scene. Early indications say their injuries are all burns. The firefighters made entry onto the first floor with hand lines, battling what appeared to be a second-floor fire. As they were trying to find the stairwell a flashover occurred.

      A flashover is when the contents of the structure heat to their ignition point and all combust simultaneously.

      Vitale says the firefighters did not become disoriented and were able to find the way out. The incident commander on scene called for an immediate evacuation.

      Two of the firefighters are currently in critical condition, two are listed in serious condition.

      The fire department is currently battling the flames in a defensive mode, trying to keep it from spreading. Vitale said the black smoke columns indicate there is still a lot of combustion and a lot of flames still inside the structure.

      Firefighters believe the fire began in a grease trap. Vitale said they have not been able to battle the flames with foam because it does not work well on three-dimensional fires. The foam has to be able to blanket and smother the objects burning or about to burn. Vitale said when the structure is vertical, foam will run off and not do its job.

      The water department is trying to help boos the pressure for firefighters on the scene. They are currently concentrating efforts to the originating structure and prevent the spread.

      Witnesses say the fire began to spread into other parts of the building after 11 a.m. Flames have spread to Caf?? Apanaire. Other businesses in the building are Frankly Basic, and The Gown Gallery.

      Firefighters say they are also battling the extreme cold. The water gets under their gear and trapped, then becomes health-threatening situation just with the cold.

      Republished with permission of KSHB-TV.




      Best wishes to those injured Brothers, but the comment that worried me was "At least five firefighters are hurt with varying levels of severity and crews on scene expect there will be more. ".

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      • #4
        Just saw this...Families and friends of the injured are in our thoughts/prayers.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by somebody509 View Post
          Just saw this...Families and friends of the injured are in our thoughts/prayers.
          Families and friends of the injured are in our thoughts/prayers...AMEN
          DixieFire53, Deputy Fire Chief FF/EMT-P, Local 272

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          • #6
            Amen is right. I pray that the five have a speedy recovery.

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            • #7
              Also www.myfoxkc.com has an extensive look at the fire through several stories.

              Including the building history as a theater from the early 1920s to about 1990.

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              • #8
                All the best and prayers for a full recovery to the KC brothers.

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                • #9
                  You can watch Chief Smokey's news conference here http://www.thekansascitychannel.com/...202162007&ts=H

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                  • #10
                    Hope all goes well for them...it looked pretty intense.
                    The thoughts and opinions posted here are mine and mine alone and do not reflect the thoughts and or views of city or dept affiliation.

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                    • #11
                      I hope the injured firefighters are back on their trucks soon. I also think the chief handled himself very well in the interview as well. It also appeared that the media was asking some questions in the end of the interview that were a little bit out of line.

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                      • #12
                        Update in KC, 1 ff treated and released, 2 ff's in good condition, 1 ff in fair condition and 1 ff in serious condition. No respiratory injuries, all injuries due to burns. My prayers go out to my brothers.

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for the update...hope all come out OK
                          The thoughts and opinions posted here are mine and mine alone and do not reflect the thoughts and or views of city or dept affiliation.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by jerrygarcia View Post
                            Update in KC, 1 ff treated and released, 2 ff's in good condition, 1 ff in fair condition and 1 ff in serious condition. No respiratory injuries, all injuries due to burns. My prayers go out to my brothers.

                            Thanks for the update Jerry.

                            FTM-PTB

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                            • #15
                              From the other KC guys from across the river, we are thinking about you and hope for a speedy recovery.

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