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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Brighton Fire Chief in UAB Hospital

Brighton Fire Department

By Anne Ruisi
Birmingham News

Brighton Fire Chief Antonio Marable is in the burn unit at UAB Hospital recovering from injuries suffered in a house fire, Deputy Chief A.J. Cooper said tonight.

Marable was listed in fair condition tonight, said Gail Short of UAB media relations.

Marable was injured in a fire that destroyed the house at 1929 McClain St. on Saturday afternoon, Cooper said.

The Birmingham and Lipscomb fire departments also responded to the fire, and a Lipscomb firefighter pulled Marable from the fire, Cooper said.

"We're all praying for him," Cooper said. "We hope he has a speedy recovery."

View the entire story here: http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2008/12/brighton_fire_chief_in_uab_hos.html

13 Comments:

At 12/23/2008 07:08:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave - You had any updates about the Chief's condition?

 
At 12/25/2008 12:15:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I do hate to hear about this, but at least it might keep them from attacking bystanders while on fire scenes.

 
At 12/25/2008 02:07:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

????!!!!????

 
At 12/30/2008 07:28:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

WELL BRIGHTON FIRE DEPT DONT ATTACK BYSTANDERS. BYSTANDES GET IN THE WAY AND THEY NEED TO STAY BACK WHEN THEY ARE ON A HOUSE FIRE.

 
At 12/30/2008 08:10:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brighton Fire Dept Have never attack bystanders if anything its the bystanders pulling and snaching on the firemen while they are trying to fight the fire.You will never know until you see for your self wht kind of work Brighton Does they are just as good as Birmingham.

 
At 12/30/2008 07:06:00 PM , Anonymous Janet Miller said...

The bystanders need to keep the hell of the scenes and let the fireman do their damn jobs and maybe wont nobody get their ass hurt. If the bystanders think that they can do our jobs better then they need to jion the department and help out until then they need to stay 50 feet off our fire scenes. Some of these dumb ass bystanders try and put their hands on firemen or fire hoses and damn right I tell my men to knock the living hell out of their stupid asses. by the way the chief is doing great and will be back in service in a little bit.

 
At 12/30/2008 10:19:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well coming from an out of state, third party Police Officer I wouldn't think it would be up to the Firefighters to have to deal with crowd issues. If there is an issue then there should be a Police Officer within shouting distance to be there to take care of it. I do understand the safety factor, as well as, other issues that take place on fire scenes. Nevertheless, that might be their property and they are losing everything they have. However, it is NOT professional to tell your crew members to hit a member of the public. It is OUR job to be a little more disiplined when it comes to those issues.

I don't know what the story is on this department, but I hope the Chief makes a safe recovery.

 
At 12/30/2008 11:17:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I could never imagine a firefighter would do something like that. However, from what I have read, I'm starting to believe it's possible.

 
At 12/30/2008 11:18:00 PM , Anonymous BrianGFD said...

I agree with the officer....

 
At 1/05/2009 08:33:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

For what its worth, and I don't even know the specifics, but I always try to keep a good working relationship with our cops. When we work a wreck or whatever and I meet a new one I always tell them to come by for some coffee and let them know that "our house is your house" I want those jokers instinctively looking out for our butts when we need them to. BLR - Cobb County Fire

 
At 1/05/2009 06:29:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm guessing this is about that story in the paper early last year where fireman shoved the guy who brought his child out to watch the fire dept. fight a house fire.

 
At 1/06/2009 07:36:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to read about that. Anybody got a link. Isn't Fairfield east of Brighton?

 
At 1/11/2009 11:19:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know sometimes people get in the way, but when everything you own is going up in flames, you have the right to freak out a little bit. As an Lt. I know it's difficult to try to mediate the situation with people freakin out all around you but you have to try and hold your composure under the pressure.

I'm sure some lawyer somewhere is just waiting to get his hands on this story.

 

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