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by Tom Roussey/ABC7 Tuesday, February 21st 2017
WASHINGTON (ABC7) — D.C. Police officers who helped pull a man out of a burning car spoke with ABC7 News Tuesday night.
The incident happened after 10 p.m. Sunday when police say a man driving on Bladensburg Road near the National Arboretum ran off the road, hit a pole and his car caught on fire.
It happened less than a half mile from the Metropolitan Police Department’s 5th District station. Officer Steven Hines was headed to the station near the end of his shift when he rolled up on the fire.
Video from his police body camera shows him approaching the car and asking if anyone was inside.
“I tried to look in it but there was too much smoke,” Hines said.
On the video, Hines is then seen breaking the window. A man is inside. Although the man repeatedly replies “yes sir” to Hines, he doesn’t do anything Hines asks him to do.
“He wasn’t able to take his seat belt off,” Hines said. “He seemed out of it.”
By then backup had arrived. Other officers who were about to finish the night shift had responded after hearing what was happening.
“We were right in front of the station when the call came out, so we quickly made a U-turn,” said Officer Jacoby Taylor.
Police say Officer Roberto Adams was able to get the man’s seatbelt off, and then the officers pulled the man to safety, but their work was not done. They say they had to make sure no one else was in the car.
“The smoke was very thick, and so it was hard to see,” said Officer John Hayes.
The officers broke several other windows before determining that the man had been the only person in the car.
Police have not released that man’s name but they say he was treated and released from the hospital.
The officers say they’re proud of the way they worked as a team to save him and their Sergeant says she’s proud too.
“It was amazing,” said Sgt. Nicole Brown. “It was definitely heroism at its finest.”
“If [Officer Hines] had arrived even maybe two to three minutes later it would have been too late,” she added.
full article can be found here: http://wjla.com/news/local/video-dc-police-rescue-man-from-burning-car
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ATHENS, Ga. – An Athens-Clarke County police officer risked everything when he responded to a call of a car on fire. His body camera caught the whole thing on video.
Senior Police Officer Dan Whitney was called out the wreck on Highway 29 about 3 a.m. Aug. 18. “We got a bad wreck out here in front of my house. … This car gonna blow up, I believe. … Hurry, man, or this car gonna blow up!” a called told and Athens-Clarke County 911 dispatcher.
“I ain’t going to it,” the caller says. “It’s going to blow up. God! Somebody in it. … Come on!”
As Whitney pulled up to the scene, the whole front of the wrecked car was engulfed in flames.
The following information courtesy of http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/clarke-county/athens-clarke-county-officer-praised-as-hero-for-saving-man-from-burning-car/429881454
The New England Field Division (NEFD) of the Drug Enforcement Administration has been experimenting with alternate methods of stabilizing one-pot reaction vessels. Experiments on two methods were investigated and experimented on by NEFD that NES thinks have some promise and would like to share with our readers.The first experiment took place in New Hampshire.
This test involved the use of Cold Fire™, a fire suppression spray distributed by Fire Suppressions LLC. Cold Fire is a plant-based product sold as a fairly new fire suppression medium. It can be used as an aerosol spray or for use in larger fire suppression equipment such as in lieu of aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF). It prevents re-ignition of a fire after it has been extinguished.The experiment was conducted to determine whether the Cold Fire could prevent lithium from igniting the fuel in a one-pot cook. In the experiment, Cold Fire was added to a one-pot containing Coleman Fuel, AA lithium batteries and water; each in amounts typically used by cookers.
After the reaction started (i.e. vessel was rolling), a member of the NEFD Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Team (CLET) sprayed a can of Cold Fire into the headspace of the reaction vessel.
Source: information provided with approval from Author, Michael Cashmanhttps://www.coldfiretactical.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/CSAlert-December-2015.pdf