Shooting in Portland’s Mill Park Neighborhood


Incident Summary

A shooting took place on Saturday, December 28, 2019, in the Mill Park area in Portland, Oregon. The approximate location is the 12700 block of SE Salmon Street.

East Precinct Officers from the Portland Police Department arrived aroud 1737 hours to find a male with a single gunshot wound (GSW) and was transported to the hospital with series injuries.

No suspects were at the scene nor have been arrested at the time of this post.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team has been deployed to help Detectives with this investigation.

Police are asking for the Public’s help in this case in if you have any information related to this shooting or have any tips, please contact the Portland PD’s non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.



(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated 12/29/2019 – 00:01 hours PST

Car Crashes Into House in North Strabane Township, PA

Incident Summary

Scanner feed began broadcasting about a vehicle into a home call  located in the 500 block of Taylor Drive in the North Strabane Township area in Pennsylvania.

This occurred early morning on Sunday, December 29, 2019.

Current Status

Because of the home was hit by the vehicle, it was said to have suffered extreme structural damage.

The occupant(s) was/were being extricated at the time of this post.

The IC requested additional units to bring equipment to help stablize the home due to the extensive damage it suffered.

One female occupant was displaced by this incident and RED CROSS was called for assistance.


Fire personnel responded from Washington City Fire and EMS Services (Zone 1).


(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog  – Updated 12/28/2019 – 2350 PST

UPDATE | Synagogue Stabbing Suspect Arrested


Incident Summary

A man with unknown reasons stepped inside a Monsey Rabbi’s home during a Hanukkah celebration and began stabbing people with a machete, injuring five.  Five were transported to a nearby hospital with two in critical condition.

The attacker was hit by a table by inside members, prompting him to leave but try to enter the next door synagogue.  Worshippers inside were able to successfully block the door and saving lives of many inside.

The man fled the scene and left in a vehicle.


Resources include Ramapo EMS Dispatch,  Hatzolah EMS, NYPD and The Ramapo Police Department.

Current Status

The suspect has been arrested by NYPD Officers from the 32nd precinct.

The investigation and crime scene are still active at this time.


(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated 12/28/2019 – 2330 PST / 12/29/2019 0230 EST

Multiple People Reportedly Stabbed at NY Synagogue


Incident Summary

Four people have been reportedly stabbed inside a synagogue in the 40 block of  Forshay Road in Monsey, New York. According to various reportings, it is said that they have been transported. One has been reported is in serious condition, the other three are unknown at this time.

This is an on-going incident.


Resources include Ramapo EMS Dispatch,  Hatzolah EMS, Rockland County Sheriff’s Office and Fire Department.

Current Status

Reports of Police checking the perimeter for additional patients is still active.

Local  (Rockland Scanner) scanner feed is reporting that Police are looking for the suspect vehicle, a silver Nissan Sentra with New York plates HPT-5757.

All EMS ambulances that were at the Forshay incident are to return back to headquarters and take no calls, per Incident Command.

How You Can Help

If you see this vehicle or know details about this crime, call 9-1-1 immediately. Do not approach this vehicle, persons associated with this car or engage this person.

#MonseyMCI  #MonseyStabbing

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated 12/28/2019 – 1255 PST / 2255 EST

Seattle Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Shilshole Building Fire



A fire broke out in a commercial building in the 2800 block of Shilshole Avenue NW with resources dispatched on Saturday, December 28th around 1751 hours PST.


This was designated as a full response and the following were deployed:

  • Aid 2, Medics 18, 44, REHAB 1
  • Air 10
  • Battalions 2 and 4
  • Deputy 1, Safety 2, Staff 10
  • Engines 20, 21, 35, 41, 9, 18, 28
  • Fireboat


Within about ten minutes from the first due unit, fire crews quickly egressed and tapped the fire.


Here is a timeline of the fire incident:

1758 PST | Units are arriving o/s.  Shilshole Command established by Ladder 18.  Battalion arrives on-scene assumes Command.  Water on the fire. Fire boat requested by IC. Building on the water.

1759 PST | Fire Boat dispatched.

1801 PST | Engine 18 laying a pre-connect. Engine 20 water supply established. Water on the fire. Code Green (not needed/back in service) Fire boat.

1802 PST | Engine 20 is the back-up line to Engine 35.

1803 PST | Fire is under control, no exposures and primary search is all clear, nothing found.

1806 PST | Water supply verified established, Marshal 5 (FIU) responding. Ladder 8 assesses the building structure integrity, states stable and ok for crews to assess the interior.   Unit states large forklift on fire inside a garage type building. Conveyor belts on the Bravo / Charlie corner.

1807 PST | Ladder 9 is assigned RIT and Battalion 4 is Incident Command, or also known as “Shilshole Command”.

1808 PST | The IC asks if there is a tap fire. Ladder 8 states addressing some hot spots.

1809 PST | 10 minutes on the incident clock from the first due unit. Ladder 8 now calls a tap fire. Seattle PD requested for traffic control as there is a water supply across one of the nearby streets.

1810 PST | Aid 2 and Battalion 2 back in service.

1814 PST | Engine 21 and Rehab 1 back in service.

1820 PST | Medic 44 and 18, Staff (command) 10, Marshal 5 (FIU) are returned back into service.


Exact cause has not been released yet by SFD.


There was no reports of injuries to firefighters or to civilians.


#ShilsholeCommand #SeattleFire

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated 12/28/2019 – 1840 hours PST


Search for Missing Pair in Mason County, Washington Located

MASON COUNTY, Washington State  | A missing 30-year old and a 4-year old male were reported missing around 1300 hours this afternoon, when they did not return from a day hike around Lake Bennetson in the Tahuya Forest.

A large number of searchers from the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, along with Search and Rescue (SAR) volunteers and Firefighters from the Mason County Regional Fire Authority began the planning, implementation and later rescue of the pair.

A presser was released with limited details from both the Fire and Police Departments stating the emergency in locating them. They were unprepared for the adverse weather elements of rain and low temps.

An update has just been released that both have been found and are currently undergoing evaluations by Paramedics.

We will release a new update, if additional details emerge.

(c) NW Fire Blog – Updated 12/24/2019 @ 2240 PST

Unreal Firestorms Eat Everything in Sight | 2

INCIDENT SUMMARY – UPDATE 2 – 12/23/2019 2200 PST


Credit | NSW RFS

We know wildfires. It is generally not the small ones but the Firestorms kind and we have see and heard about how horrific and scary fire conditions American firefighters were faced with and the survivors all across the board telling their story to anyone who was willing to hear is.


Credit | NSW RFS


It is a journey that many will tell you that are the scary kind and ones you never want to face ever again.  However, they will tell they’d go back in and fight if they were forced to so they can save lives and properties.


Credit | RFS Central Coast District/NSW RFS

Homes, outbuildings, businesses, livelihoods all up in smoke. Literally, severely damaged to being wiped out and down to the ground. The images we all see all over Social Media, on TV and other digital media methods tug on our raw emotions.  We know that kind of heartbreak and, this time it is not in the USA but across the Globe in Australia.

Bushfires (Australia) or wildfires, as we call them here in the US are struggling with such a task.  They are not dealing with just a few at a time but close to 100 as  of yesterday and 92 on December 24th (this is their tomorrow) with close to 2,000 wildland firefighters from Australia and from the U.S.


Credit | NSW RFS


Credit | NSW RFS


As of 2045 AEDT (morning), there were 92 wildfires burning across New South Wales with more than 40 still to be contained. Over 2,000 firefighters are on the fire ground.

According to the NSW RFS as of December 24, 2019 (it is tomorrow there already):

  • HOMES – 7,824 Saved | 353 Damaged | 873 Destroyed.
  • FACILITIES – 615 Saved | 82 Damaged | 68 Destroyed.
  • OUTBUILDINGS – 7,053 Saved | 889 Damaged | 2,048 Destroyed.


The fire danger ratings for tomorrow, Christmas Day, will see widespread areas of low-moderate and high fire danger. North Western will be very high. Firefighters will continue working to strengthen containment lines ahead of heat building again from this weekend. – NSW RFS

#Australia #Bushfires #NSWRFS

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog 


Medical Device Product Recall | Mavidon


Today, a voluntary product recall was issued for Hospitals and  Clinics to stop using Mavidon which is also known by brand names of LemonPrep, PediaPrep, Wave Prep, Cario Prep.  These are 4 -ounce tubes and single use cups, cardio Prep and Collodions, Collodion removers, medhical adhesive remover, acetone and all products manufactured by Mavidon need to STOP using the products immediately.

These products were distributed to hospitals, clinics and distributors across the USA and around the world.


They have issued this recall due to contamination with Burkholderia cepacia, which is the name for a group or “complex” of bacteria that can be found in soil and water. B. cepacia bacteria are often resistant to common antibiotics.

Contaminated products with this could potentially result in serious infections to life-threatening situations for those with weakened immune systems, such as babies, elderly, pregnant women, cancer patienties and in some cases, healthy people.

The CDC states that B. cepacia can also be spread to susceptible persons by person-to-person contact, contact with contaminated surfaces and exposure in the environment.

The effects of B. cepacia on people vary widely, ranging from no symptoms at all to serious respiratory infections, especially in patients with cystic fibrosis.


At the time of a FDA inspecition of their facility after taking samples of the 114gm tubes of the Lemon prep on October 15, 2019, was found to be contaminated by this product.  The facility received the results and notified the lab on December 15, 2019.


In 2005, CDC was notified by several states of clusters of pneumonia and other infections caused by B. cepacia and associated with contaminated mouthwash.


Mavidon is notifying of all of its customers by email and regular mail. Contact Mavidon at 800-654-0385 (Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EDT) or by email to


Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Mavidon at 800-654-0385 (Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EDT) or by email to Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to the use of this product.

SOURCES is a government site that lists product recalls.  For more information regarding this recall, go to this article at


NW Fire Blog – Updated 2030 Hours PST – Monday, 12/23/2019

Shooting in Spring Lake Park, Minnesota

SPRING LAKE PARK, Minnesota | The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office has released a message over Twitter of their Office along with Spring Lake Park PD and multiple other agencies on-scene of a shooting. Alongside are medical personnel as well.

Scanner Feed is reporting the shooting in the vicinity of the dala Restaurant in Spring Lake Park, where Police indicate there were multiple people injured.

Observers in the area are reporting on Social Media, a very large presence in the Restaurant parking lot.

Police indicate a presser will be released in the next hour.

The scene is very active and Officers are investigating the shooting.

Limited information is available about this incident.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – 2350 hours PST

Product Recall | Boilers due to Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Hazard

NATIONWIDE (USA) – A second product recall was issued on December 20, 2019, and turning into a bad day for some.

Recall Summary

Data plate showing model number

Across the United States, Bosch Thermotechnology recalled about 170 units of the  Buderus GB125-35 oil-condensing boilers due to carbon monoxide poisoning harzards.

The remedy is to have it repaired.   This is being offered free-of-charge by the manufacturer. There have been no US reports of issues with them.

Product Recall # is 20-046.

Consumer Contact Information

Consumers will need to contact Bosch Thermotechnology at 800-323-1943 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, via email at; or online at and click on the “Knowledge” tab, then click on “Product Approvals, Certifications & Regulatory Info” for more information.

For more information about this recall, go to the website.  If you have experienced a problem with this product, go to the same site and click on Report Unsafe Products.

Locations Where Sold

Wholesale distributors and installed by independent contractors nationwide from June 2008 through September 2012 for about $6,000 by importer, Bosch Thermotechnology Corp., of Watertown, Massachussetts manufacturer, Bosch is a German company.

#ProductRecall #Boilers #CO2poisoning #SafetyAlert #HealthAlert

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Update 1 – 12/21/2019 2235 PST