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FIREFIGHTER (AND POLICE OFFICER) LINE OF DUTY DEATH FAMILIES WAIT YEARS FOR BENEFITS OWED TO THEM BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Wednesday, September 2, 2015  It's been almost five years since a brush fire pickup lunged forward and crushed Firefighter Leonard Murray, killing him in the Line of Duty. But the Indiana man's family continues to wait for an answer from the federal government about whether they will or won't get a one-time death benefit meant to help the survivors of fallen public safety officers.

Hundreds of families have waited for a year — and sometimes several years — for action from the Public Safety Officers' Benefits Programs set up in 1976 to help out families of police, firefighters and other emergency workers who die in the line of duty or after severely stressful events on the job.
A USA TODAY Media Network investigation, including a review of almost 1,500 claims filed by families since 2009, found the program mired in delays...
 
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FIREFIGHTER STABBED BY PSYCHO PATIENT IN HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015  A Firefighter with the Los Angeles Fire Department was stabbed by a patient at White Memorial Medical Center in Boyle Heights on Tuesday night.
The stabbing occurred around 2130 in the hospital emergency room, according to Officer Mike Lopez with the Los Angeles Police Department.
The patient was in the emergency room on a mental health hold, Lopez said.

He allegedly pulled a knife out of his sock, stabbed the firefighter and threatened other hospital staff members before being tackled by security guards, according to Lopez.
The firefighter was in stable condition with a non life-threatening wound to his arm, fire officials stated.
The unidentified patient was in custody and was expected to be booked on suspicion of attempted murder, according to Lopez.

   


 

BAD GUY AIMS GUN AT PARAMEDICS. BAD GUY GOES TO JAIL.

BAD GUY

BAD GUY

Tuesday, September 1, 2015   Amarillo SWAT arrested an Amarillo man on an aggravated assault charge late Monday after an over four-hour standoff in the 4100 block of South Monroe Street, police said.The incident began at 6:38 p.m., when two paramedics responded to a call at the home, where someone had reportedly suffered a fall and required medical attention, Amarillo Police Sgt. Brent Barbee said Tuesday.

Paramedics entered the home and found Timothy Carl McFaul, 56, who had fallen. McFaul was brandishing a long rifle and pointing it at paramedics, Barbee said.

The paramedics left the home, taking a female who was inside the home with them. Amarillo police restricted access to the block, and brought in SWAT and negotiators. Officers tried to contact McFaul without success. The suspect also didn’t respond to efforts to contact him through a public address system from a vehicle or by telephone, police said.


Eventually the bomb team’s robot was brought in and able ... [ more ]

   


 

ARSONIST BLAMED FOR FF INJURY IN TN

Tuesday, September 1, 2015  Police are searching for an arsonist who is ultimately to blame for injuring two Memphis firefighters.Investigators said the arsonist set fire to a house in the 1600 block of Preston Street on Monday afternoon.

While putting the fire out, one firefighter suffered first-degree burns. He went to the hospital in non-critical condition.

Another firefighter had to be treated for heat exhaustion.

If you have any idea who might have set the house on fire, call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH. 

   


 

FIRE STATION FIRE IN VERMONT

Tuesday, September 1, 2015  Reports this morning that the Randolph Village (Central VT) fire station suffered a devastating fire. Companies are still on the scene and one report advises it may be a total loss.

     



 

NEW FIREFIGHTER/FIRE OPERATIONS TRAINING VIDEOS-NO COST-GREAT TRAINING VALUE FROM USFA & ISFSI

Tuesday, September 1, 2015  Thanks to funding from USFA/DHS, ISFSI today releases the second phase of training videos for the Principles of Modern Fire Attack. The ISFSI has built a series of training videos to assist departments in educating their professionals in the initial attack sequence, incorporating the fire dynamics research from the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) and Underwriters Laboratory (UL).

The next four videos in this series break down the SLICE-RS acronym and provide expanded knowledge for today’s fire service.



 

·      Video 1: A quick introduction to the training video series

·      Video 2: The importance of Size-Up/360 and properly using the TIC for size-up

·      Video 3: Preforming Rescues while using SLICE-RS including VEIS
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Fire Chief/Police Officer Returns Home After Being Shot

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015  A Delaware County police officer is home from the hospital after being shot at an apartment complex.Showing his wounds on the front lawn of a family member's home, 45-year-old Ridley Park Police Officer Marc Hanly is amazed.

The 14-year-veteran of the force and married father of two was shot twice, once in the chest and once in the leg.

His bullet proof vest caught the bullet to the chest.

"Thank God for the vest," Hanly asid.

The other bullet while hitting his leg, missed vital organs and his bone.

"To get hit twice and 12 hours later to be able to stand here, someone was looking out for me," Hanly said.

Police identify the shooting suspect as Darrel Burt.

The call came out just after 1:00 a.m. Sunday for a suicidal man inside a Norwood apartment complex in the 600 block of Mohawk.

Hanly and his partner tried talking to the suspect.

"The subject after a few minutes opened the door and... [ more ]

   


 

ST PAUL FIREFIGHTER DIES IN QUARTERS

Tuesday, September 1, 2015   A St. Paul firefighter died Monday after he fell ill and collapsed while on duty.Shane Clifton, a 38-year-old firefighter and paramedic, was working at Fire Station No. 14, 111 Snelling Av. N., when he collapsed, according to fire officials. His colleagues immediately began treatment and while rushing him to Regions Hospital. The staff there worked several hours to save his life, St. Paul fire officials said.

Clifton was a U.S. Navy veteran who was named Command Sailor of the Year for 2001 aboard the USS Curtis Wilbur. He worked as an emergency department technician for Unity Hospital in Fridley, and Allina EMS, before joining the St. Paul Fire Department on October 1, 2007.

This is the 63rd St. Paul firefighter to die in the line of duty and the first since Ray Hain died in 2009.

     



 

MAX FIRE BOX What? A Very Unique Tool As a Part of Firefighter Operations, Rescue & Survival Training

Tuesday, September 1, 2015  That's what I thought when I was told to check this out. So I checked it out and I am now passing this on to you. Since we started The Secret List and FireFighterCloseCalls in 1998, we share/send you info on stuff because we want to send you info on stuff. We don't charge to pass stuff on and we accept no advertising or sponsorship's. We also rarely pass stuff on unless it's something very unique or different. The Max Fire Box is a unique device for #firefighter training purposes, so take a look for yourself:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_KQYuDgSS8 (VIDEO 1)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWL9U-aJjns (VIDEO 2)

http://www.maxfirebox.com/about.html (WEBSITE)

Take a look-its a unique training tool that can be a part of your overall program. 


   


 

SO WITH ALL THIS RECENT "UL" FIREFIGHTING "STUFF"...What Do You Think?

Tuesday, September 1, 2015  The UL-FSRI (Fire Service Research Inst) has worked for the past 10 years to provide the fire service with firefighter safety research to help us learn more about the fire environment and our tactics. UL-FSRI now needs your help. They need to measure their success and shortfalls so they can continue to meet their mission of reducing firefighter injuries and LODD's. Please help them measure our success by completing this short survey. 
Your feedback is important.
Please take a few minutes to tell them what you think:

SURVEY HERE:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ULFSRI

   


 

FIREFIGHTER LOST, FIREFIGHTER LODD-A REPORT FROM THE TEXAS STATE FIRE MARSHAL

Monday, August 31, 2015   We want to pass on information and the link to the Texas State FM investigative report related to the Houston Fire Department’s LODD of Firefighter Daniel Groover. This report was released two weeks ago.   

On July 9, 2014, at 3:52 p.m., the Houston FD received a report of a residential fire at 1510 Mistletoe Lane. Engine 104 was first on scene, staffed with: 

·         An officer (E104A).  

·         Two firefighters, E104B and Daniel Groover (E104C).  

·         A driver, Engineer Operator (E104D). 

 

When Engine 104 arrived on the scene there was fire on the Delta (west) side of the two story residence. The fire was engulfing an attached storage shed used to store ammunition and ammunition reload equipment. Ammunition in the shed was explo... [ more ]

     


 

Houston FF LODD Rpt-FF Lost/Disor, LODD Conference (The Secret List)

Monday, August 31, 2015   All,

We want to pass on information and the link to the Texas State FM investigative report related to the Houston Fire Department’s LODD of Firefighter Daniel Groover. This report was released two weeks ago. 

 

On July 9, 2014, at 3:52 p.m., the Houston FD received a report of a residential fire at 1510 Mistletoe Lane. Engine 104 was first on scene, staffed with: 

·         An officer (E104A).  

·         Two firefighters, E104B and Daniel Groover (E104C).  

·         A driver, Engineer Operator (E104D). 

 

When Engine 104 arrived on the scene there was fire on the Delta (west) side of the two story residence. The fire was engulfing an attached storage shed used to store ammunition and ammunition reload equipment. Ammu... [ more ]

   


 

FF INJURED IN FALL THRU PORCH IN SC

Monday, August 31, 2015  Doctors are treating a Lancaster Co firefighter they said was hurt after he fell through a porch while fighting a house fire last week.
Crews were called out to an abandoned house on Monroe Highway Friday night and while battling the flames, Capt. Ray Ingram with the Shiloh Zion Volunteer Fire Department fell through the concrete porch.
Ingram had to be helped out, and although he was in pain, continued trying to put out the fire, officials told Channel 9.
Ingram was then taken to Springs Memorial Hospital, where a CT scan revealed he suffered a fractured vertebrate and a fractured tail bone. 




   


 

FF INJURED AT MO HOUSE FIRE

Monday, August 31, 2015  A firefighter was injured Sunday morning working to contain a fire that completely gutted a home in Jefferson City.Jefferson City Fire Chief Jason Turner said the injured firefighter is currently being hospitalized, but is hopeful he will be released tomorrow.

The injured firefighter fell as walls and floors collapsed in the home at 1207 E. McCarty St. The firefighter's injuries were not life threatening.

Firefighters arrived on scene around 1:41 a.m. to find heavy smoke coming from the two-story home. No one was inside during the fire. It took firefighters about 30 minutes to bring the fire under control.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation, although officials said they are not ruling out arson.

"We want to make sure we have covered all of the avenues and we studied the evidence that is in front of us," Turner said. "That way if it is an accidental fire, we can prove that. And then if it is a intentionally set fire, we ... [ more ]

   


 

2 AMBULANCES INVOLVED IN SAME CRASH IN MO

Monday, August 31, 2015   Two Barry-Lawrence County Ambulance District ambulances received damage in a three-vehicle collision at 4:08 p.m. on Friday on Highway 60, three miles east of Neosho at Highway 59.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the ambulances were eastbound on Highway 60 and approached a 2001 Ford Windstar SUV, driven by Joshua Gose, 30, of Springfield, that had stopped in traffic to make a left turn onto Highway 59. The first ambulance, driven by Shala Bass, 25, of Diamond, slowed to stop, but was struck in the rear by the second ambulance, driven by Jesse Merritt, 25, of Aurora. The impact pushed the first ambulance into the rear of Gose's SUV before traveling off the south edge of the roadway. The ambulance driven by Merritt continued east and also collided with the SUV.

All three drivers were wearing seat belts and were transferred to Joplin hospitals for treatment. Merritt had moderate injuries while Bass and Gose received minor injuries.

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