Scuttlebutt 5/13

Making a Difference Jessica Carscadden is a very special little girl. Born in China and placed in an orphanage, she struggled with some serious medical conditions. There wasn’t much hope for a bright future. But, at age 5, she was adopted by the...


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Sun City West Fire District Honored

Fire Corps, in partnership with the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) and Fire Protection Publications (FPP), would like to congratulate the Sun City West (SCW) Fire District Fire Corps program (AZ) for being selected as the 2013 Fire Corps Award of Excellence winner.

Sponsored by IFSTA/FPP, this award annually honors a Fire Corps program whose remarkable achievements in the fire and emergency services and community exemplify outstanding performance. The SCW Fire Corps will be recognized at the upcoming National Volunteer Fire Council’s Awards Reception and Dinner on May 10 in Alexandria, VA. The Community Assistance Response Team (WA) and the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department (OH) both received honorable mentions.

Launched in 2004, Fire Corps is managed by the National Volunteer Fire Council and works with various organizations that make up the Fire Corps National Advisory Committee (NAC). Members of the Fire Corps NAC represent every major fire service organization in the nation. They provide valuable input, critical feedback and supplementary ideas as to the direction of the program. Fire Corps is also supported by the United States Fire Administration and is funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Citizen Corps.

 

 

This Month in Fire History

 

May 4, 1973 – National Commission on Fire Prevention and Control publishes America Burning

 

May 5, 1988, Norco, LA – Petroleum refinery fire; loss worth $513 million

 

May 6, 1937, Lakehurst, NJ – Hindenburg zeppelin fire kills 36

 

May 14, 1947, Rome, NY – Minerva Film Company fire kills 23

 

May 17, 1923, Beulah, SC – Cleveland School fire kills 77

 

May 18, 1971 – NFPA Standard 19B requires SCBA use during firefighting

 

May 23, 1964, San Francisco, CA – All Hallows Church Parish Hall fire kills 17

 

May 28, 1977, Southgate, KY – Beverly Hills Supper Club fire kills 165

 

Courtesy NFPA

 

For details on fires that occurred 100 years ago this month, turn to Paul Hashagen’s “Rekindles” on page XX.