Check out:Forget?  NEVER! 9-11-01 Check out:  Facebook.com Check out our site sponsor:  GordonGraham.Com

Submit Your Close Call / Near Miss

LODD STATS
Yearly Totals
YearTotals
201485
2013101
201283
201181
201087
200993
2008118
2007118
2006107
2005115
"In Memory Of" Click this patch
Email BillyG
info@
firefighterclosecalls.com


Email Weekly Drill
Suggestions to

Drills@firefighter
closecalls.com
Click Here for The 9/11 Widows' and Victims' Families Association
Click Here: Skyscraper Safety Campaign
 
 
 

FF LODD: App. Crash, Chicago LODD-Cardiac, Getting Rich? Holidays (The Secret List)

     

Monday, November 12, 2012



INDIANA FIREFIGHTER DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY-TANKER CRASH

The Secret List www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com

We regret to advise you that a volunteer Firefighter with the Washington Township FD (near Fort Wayne) died in the Line of Duty last night after losing control of a fire tanker truck and crashing on his way to a brush fire. The tanker was responding and the driver was trying to make a right turn when the truck rolled several times. The truck came to a rest on its side about 100 yards south of the northwest Fort Wayne intersection where the Animal Care & Control shelter is located. As the truck rolled, it struck three utility poles and brought down live wires. Crews were called to the scene shortly after 8:30 p.m., including Indiana Michigan Power workers who were needed to shut off the power to make the scene safe for Fire & EMS personnel. The Firefighter was alone in the apparatus. More to follow-we have photos and video on our home page. Our sincere condolences to all affected. RIP.




DO YOU HAVE A TANKER/TENDER IN YOUR FIRE DEPARTMENT?

PLEASE READ THIS DOCUMENT, DISCUSS IT, POST IT AND PASS IT ON:

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2002-111/pdfs/2002-111.pdf 




CHICAGO SUFFERS ANOTHER LINE OF DUTY DEATH

We regret to advise you that an 18-year veteran Chicago firefighter died in the Line of Duty last night after going into cardiac arrest within hours of responding to a fire on the South Side. The 61 year old Firefighter had responded to a fire in a kitchen about  2200 hours Sunday on West 99th Street. After returning to his firehouse, the  Firefighter experienced shortness of breath while cleaning equipment. He was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital, where he went into cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead at 2321 Hours This Firefighters death comes just three days after the funeral of Capt. Herbert "Herbie" Johnson, a 32-year fire department veteran who died while battling an extra-alarm blaze. Our condolences to the already reeling CFD and all those impacted. RIP.




INDIANA FIREFIGHTER DIES FROM CANCER

Firefighter David Schanz II Lost his battle with Cancer yesterday morning 11/10/2012. Dave would have been 35 years old Thursday. He was a 6 year member of Brownsburg Fire Territory, also a former member of The US Coast Guard. This is being considered an Active Duty Death at this time.  Arrangements, etc will be announced at a later time.





GETTING RICH?

No public sector worker will ever become wealthy by serving the citizens....nor do we expect to. We are not the villains that caused "the system" to crash. We are just hardworking men and women looking for a decent wage, fair health benefits and a defined benefit pension. Reasonable? Read More HERE:

http://tinyurl.com/ba75wjp 




HOLIDAY REMINDER:


We try to share ideas for Firefighters-so if you have any gift ideas, especially books, please let us know. Also, any "freebie" give-aways-let us know as well.  




TODAY is the last day to win a free set of bunker gear.
CLICK HERE and "LIKE" the page etc.: http://tinyurl.com/ajgy8wn 




HERE is a new book about Volunteer Firefighters that looks to be a great gift: http://www.fire-police-ems.com/books/bl7005.shtml 




HERE is a new book called: Killer Show: The Station Nightclub Fire, America’s Deadliest Rock Concert: http://www.fire-police-ems.com/books/bk5340.shtml 




FREE SUBSCRIPTION to "The Firefighters Sounding Board" - This newsletter, produced by John J. O'Donoghue, Asst.Chief (Ret.) of the Cambridge, MA FD focuses on lots of general firefighter info-but specifically focuses on ELEVATOR AND ESCALATOR rescues. Write him HERE to subscribe: JOD3502@aol.com 

HIS BOOK is HERE: http://www.pennwellbooks.com/elandesre.html 




FREE FIRE TRAINING SIMULATION SOFTWARE: HERE is a Free version of SimsUshare: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.simsushare.SUSMobileLite 

Take Care-BE CAREFUL.

BillyG

The Secret List 11-12-12 / 1000 Hours

www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com 




GET SECRET LIST ALERTS VIA TWITTER: http://twitter.com/thesecretlist
FOLLOW THE SECRET LIST ON FACEBOOK: http://tinyurl.com/y855vmt
SUBSCRIBE TO THE SECRET LIST: http://www.firefighterclosecalls.com/secret.php





Recent Issue of Secret List

Posters
Click to Print

 

YOU NEED THIS BOOK!
(Trust Us)

400+ PAGES.
90+ CONTRIBUTORS!
100% of the royalties from the sales of "PASS IT ON" will be donated to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the Chief Ray Downey Scholarship Fund.
CLICK ABOVE TO ORDER YOUR COPIES TODAY!