We regret passing on that the first Firefighter with the Los Angeles City Fire Department has died due to COVID-19. Firefighter Paramedic Jose M. Perez, 44, had been with the department for more than 16 years. He passed away yesterday, Saturday, at a local hospital from complications of COVID-19.
FF-PM Perez is survived by his wife and 3 children. Our condolences to all those affected. Rest In Peace.
As of Friday, 145 employees of the LA City FD have tested positive for the virus. Over 100 have since recovered and returned to duty, while the remaining employees are isolated and recovering at home. Many other fire and EMS departments across the nation are experiencing the same exposure/quarantine challenges, such as the the Petaluma (Calif.) FD that has quarantined 15 Firefighters after a member tested positive last week for COVID-19…as well as Newport Beach, Alton, Mo., Memphis, Tenn., Phoenix, Ariz. and numerous FDs in Florida.
=NEW JERSEY FIREFIGHTERS DIES FROM 9/11 ILLNESS-LODD
A longtime Hackensack Firefighter died yesterday morning from cancer contracted while helping fellow firefighters at Ground Zero after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Firefighter Rich Kubler, 53, died from stage 4 liver cancer he contracted from his time responding to the 9/11 attacks. Serving on the Hackensack Fire Department for more than 20 years, Kubler retired early due to his illness last fall. Although Kubler had to retire, his death will be considered a line-of-duty death. He is survived by his wife Susan, daughter Lauren, both parents and several siblings. Our condolences to all those affected. Rest In Peace.
=PENNSYLVANIA FIREFIGHTER STRUCK & KILLED
A tow truck driver who served as a volunteer Firefighter was killed while working as tow operator on the interstate.
29-year-old Tyler Laudenslager, who was also a Halifax volunteer Firefighter, died earlier this week on Interstate 78 in Berks County. While loading a vehicle onto his tow truck, another driver hit him from behind. Our condolences to all those affected. Rest In Peace.
VIDEO OF THE PROCESSION:
RELATED HIGHWAY SURVIVAL TRAINING AT NO COST:
=2 FIREFIGHTERS KILLED IN RUSSIA-APPARATUS STRUCK BY TRAIN-LODD
In the Altai Territory, on the afternoon of July 24, a train collided with a fire engine. As a result of the incident, 2 members were killed, two more were injured. The apparatus and crew were responding to a fire call. Our condolences to all those affected. Rest In peace.
HERE are photos: https://ncomment.com/rushing-to-the-fire-when-a-fire-engine-collided-with-a-train-article-4005
Time To Take A Short Break from Powerarc
1940 Rural Fires In Massachusetts
No images of massive streams in operation, enormous structures burning or crowds of spectators in this very cool clip…… just volunteer men and boys, using muscle and might on some really classic fire apparatus working to protect their neighbors and their community.
Actions that occur everyday in the fire service but seldom captured on film.
NOTE “rehab” at 5:19
Chapter 94, 6 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D96HHN4atoo
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass it On.
The Secret List 7/26/2020-1100 Hours