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Texas FF LODD-Crash, FF's Struck-Caught On Tape (The Secret List)

     

Monday, December 3, 2012

TEXAS FIREFIGHTER DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY-RESPONDING CRASH
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Jackson Heights (Texas) volunteer Firefighter Jalen Smith has died in the Line of Duty this evening at East Texas Medical Center. The 20-year-old was on life support, in a coma, after suffering a major head injury and a broken back on Friday. Jalen was in the car last Friday evening, responding on a call, with 2 other Firefighters, when the crash happened.  The 3 members of the Jackson Heights VFD were involved in that one vehicle rollover Friday night as they were responding to the call of an accident in the area. They were on their way to their firehouse in a personal vehicle when the accident happened. 20-year-old Jalen Smith, 21-year-old Cornelius Redwine, and 18-year-old Gary Robinson, all of Tyler, were in the vehicle when it rolled over multiple times off of FM 2767 near County Road 387. The preliminary investigation reveals that the driver had to take evasive action and the car then rolled several times. All three men were taken to ETMC Tyler Friday night. Cornelius Redwine and Gary Robinson were treated and released Friday night, and Jalen Smith died this evening. Our condolences to all affected. RIP.

 

 

FIREFIGHTERS STRUCK & SERIOUSLY INJURED IN CALIFORNIA-CAUGHT ON TAPE

3 Firefighters struck and injured yesterday while operating at a crash remain in serious but stable condition, and their injuries are not considered life threatening.
Moraga-Orinda Fire District Capt. Michael Rattary; nine-year MOFD veteran FF Kelly Morris and four-year veteran FF Stephen Rogness -- were injured when that vehicle traveling east lost control just east of the Wilder Road exit, struck a fire engine and rolled into the three members.
The crash happened about 0925 hours yesterday. In the initial crash, that happened prior, Firefighters were evaluating the driver from that crash when a Chevy Tahoe spun out of control and hit a car, which overturned and collided with the 3 Firefighters.
FF Rogeness will need surgery to repair a foot that was crushed in the wreck and a knee that also was injured, FF Morris fractured a kneecap and suffered ligament damage to her knee, and she also broke a fibula and foot. Whether she will need surgery was still being determined and FF Rattery suffered a "significant concussion," and cuts on the back of his head and on his legs.

 

HERE IS THE VIDEO OF THE CRASH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3DcISJaCi4s

DaveS has more media coverage HERE: http://tinyurl.com/cgjex9n

TRAINING RESOURCES:

====ROADWAYS ARE "DEATHWAYS"-WE NEED TO ACT AS IF MOTORISTS "WANT" TO CAUSE US HARM...Now Operate That Way.

HERE are several links with priceless information on survival when operating on roadways:

http://tinyurl.com/cbogv9m This link is to EVERY NIOSH REPORT Involving Firefighters Struck and Killed.
http://www.respondersafety.com Responder Safety. THE SOURCE For Our Roadway Survival.

http://www.iaff.org/hs/evsp/PowerPoint%20Presentation%20in%20PDF.pdf Emergency Vehicle and Roadway Scene Safety-IAFF.

http://www.iaff.org/hs/evsp/USFA%20Emergency%20Vehicle%20Safety%20Initiative.pdf Improving Apparatus Response & Roadway Safety-USFA.

https://www.iaff.org/hs/evsp/home.html Emergency Vehicle Safety Program-IAFF.

http://www.iaff.org/hs/evsp/NIOSH%20Traffic%20Hazards%20to%20FF%20on%20Roadways.pdf Traffic Hazards to Firefighters-NIOSH.

Take Care-BE CAREFUL. READ THE ABOVE STUFF AND PASS IT ALONG.

BillyG

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