Posts Categorised: Media

Cold Fire Tactical Cans should be on every Auto Hauler

Coldfire Tactical Cans are on our nations auto haulers for a good reason.

Here is an excerpt from a recent article in The News Herald

With cars catching fire and some exploding while being transported on a semi-truck along southbound I-75 Tuesday, Woodhaven Fire Chief Michael Clark said an investigation has pinpointed the cause.

Clark said Wednesday that the brakes on the car hauler overheated, which caused the wheels to overheat.

He said the tires caught fire and then the blaze began to spread to the cars.

In all, there were about seven cars on the trailer.

Full article here: Auto Hauler bursts into fire

CAUTION: Disturbing video of a man who set himself on fire near the White House.

Man sets himself on fire near the White House

Man sets himself on fire near the White House

According to the NY Post, the man who set himself on fire near the White House has died from his injuries.

The man has been identified as Arnav Gupta. He was reported missing by his family members just hours before he set himself on fire. Family members were concerned for his physical and emotional well-being.

Police have not been able to come up with a motive on why Gupta did what he did.

Original:
Nelson Oliveira
New York Daily News

A man set himself on fire outside the White House on Wednesday afternoon, the U.S. Secret Service said.

Full article can be found here: https://www.leoaffairs.com/update-man-who-set-himself-on-fire-near-the-white-house-identified/

 

Kaysville cops burned saving man who set himself on fire speak out

KAYSVILLE, Utah — Four police officers who were burned while rescuing a suicidal man who set himself on fire inside a gas station are speaking about the experience.

Video from this news story can be found here- http://fox13now.com/2018/04/12/kaysville-cops-burned-saving-man-who-set-himself-on-fire-speak-out/

 

Officer Cade Bradshaw (left), Sgt. Shawn McKinnon and Officer Lacy Turner (right) speak over a video hookup with Officer Robert Jackson, who remains hospitalized. (Photo by Ben Winslow, FOX 13 News)

Officers Robert Jackson, Lacy Turner, Cade Bradshaw and Sgt. Shawn McKinnon spoke at a news conference Thursday, describing their encounter with an agitated man at a convenience store last week.

“Obviously, he was in crisis,” Officer Turner said.

The officers were called to try to help the man who doused himself in gasoline and was holding a Zippo lighter in his hand inside the convenience store bathroom. They tried de-escalating the situation, talking to him and offering him help.

Soure: Localtvkstu

As negotiations broke down, Officer Jackson said he waited for the man to close the lighter and then lunged for it.

“It was very hot, very intense, and all five of us turned to the door which, thank God, was open,” he said.

Surveillance video released by Kaysville Police on Thursday showed the flash of fire, and the officers scrambling as the burning man rips his clothing off and lunges into the convenience store shelves. Officers moved quickly to douse the flames. Officer Turner took a fire extinguisher to the man. A deputy nearby took a rubber mat to help beat down the flames on Officer Jackson.

“Both my legs and my calves are third-degree burns. They will be having to do surgery on them. My left arm was burned from my wrist to my shoulder,” Officer Jackson told reporters over a video conference link from his hospital bed.

Officer Bradshaw’s arms are still bandaged from the second-degree burns he received.

“It’s hard to tell my face got burned it actually looks pretty well. I was burned here from up and around back and burns here,” he said, motioning from his neck to his ear.

Sgt. McKinnon and Officer Turner have been cleared to return to duty. The man who attempted to immolate himself remains hospitalized in critical condition in the University of Utah Hospital’s burn unit.

“I feel bad for him. We deal with people that are in crisis. Obviously our main goal is to help them and get them the help they need. It’s a sad situation he was in some point in his life where he felt like he needed to do this,” said Officer Bradshaw. “I hope he gets the help he needs.”

The officers said they were appreciative of overwhelming community support since the incident.

“My job is to protect lives,” said Officer Jackson. “And if I have to risk mine to save somebody else, I’m going to do that.”

If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, help is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-273-TALK. Utahns can also visit Hope4Utah and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center for additional resources. You can also download the SafeUT app for instant, confidential crisis services.