In this week's highlights, a Calif. firefighter is in cricital condition after suffering a heart attack while fighting a three-alarm blaze, and five firefighters were suspended while the department investigates if they paid for sex in their firehouse.
And be sure to check out the story of a father and son duo who rescued over 120 people in just 12 hours during Hurricane Isaac, one of our most popular Facebook stories.
Trevelle Bivalacqua, 12, right, helps firefighters and other volunteers evacuate residents from the Riverbend Nursing Center as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall, Wednesday, in Jesuit Bend, La. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
On the fireground, being able to communicate with each other and incident command is critical. When wearing a SCBA, it can be very difficult to communicate through the face piece and through the radio. Can you hear me?
"I am a retired police officer,but in this instance, I have to side with the fire chief. I think the officer was in the wrong. If anything he should have offered his assistance to the fire department."
—Neil Kessler in response toNJ firefighter and police go to court over traffic ticket
"Total overreaction!They did nothing wrong. Firefighters have been posing for 'Hunk-n-Ladders' calendars, in various states of undress (in turnout gear) for years! Now somebody is offended!"
—David P. Strawn in response toFla. fire chief cracks down after 'risque' behavior