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Thursday, December 27, 2012 All,

Martin County (Florida) Firefighter Jahwann McIntyre was part of the crew from MCFR station 23 who were working that structure fire in a two story home early this morning when the incident occurred. He was inside with two other Firefighters conducting a primary search for trapped occupants - when something went wrong. According to MCFR- they do not know what happened and right now are focused only on our brother and his family. There are several agencies including the Florida State Fire Marshal are investigating the scene and an accurate picture of the incident will emerge in the coming days. Firefighter McIntrye was severely burned and is truly fighting for his life. Please keep the prayers coming for this young man.

YOU CAN FOLLOW this story via the MCFF's FACEBOOK Page: https://www.facebook.com/MCFirefighters

Naturally, we will keep you updated as well as we all hope and pray for this Firefighters recovery.

 

 

OPINION:

WHEN SUCKER PUNCHED-EVERYONE CANNOT GO HOME.

There have certainly been lots of discussion about the murders of the West Webster Firefighters in the media, both social and regular and blogs etc.

Look, from talking to those who were there, this was an intentionally planned assassination covered by the dark of night. A chicken sh!t murderer hiding-ready to murder once again ...with well intentioned Firefighters doing what you and I would have done... trying to do good-it could have been any Firefighter in any community ....while so many FF Line of Duty deaths can be avoided, this one could not have been, given the circumstances.

Sure, people will say this and that about the gun laws, ex-cons etc-and it's our opinion that someone who killed previously (in the manner that he did) should have not been released-but we aren't in charge of that kinda stuff.
Given the known circumstances, there was not any realistic way to prevent the horrific murders of hero Firefighters Chiapperini and Kaczowka. There was no known recent previous information or anything even on their arrival and size up to think they were doing anything other than helping a citizen save their home-little did they know they were set up. That is a rare occasion although, it does and has happened. (see the the many links below)
When Firefighters arrive on any scene, we "size up" the situation. Even before a run, we take known info and apply it to pre-plan our responses. In the case of West Webster-there were absolutely no indications that these Firefighters were in any harms way-other than the accepted and known danger in fighting the fire. And they were certainly prepared for that.

Anyone who knows about the WWFD will tell you they are amongst the best in training and operations. Truly unpaid Professionals. Their reputation has always been solid.

Little did they know...with nothing seen on their arrival and size up, that there was anything to indicate they would be targeted and gunned down...nothing until the shots were fired and it was over.

It was a cowardly sucker punch in the worst possible sense.
It was a set up.

 

 

KILLER KILLED HIMSELF

The autopsy shows the U.S. gunman who lured the 2 West Webster Firefighters to their deaths died of a self-inflicted shot to the head and wasn't hit by return fire from a police officer. A positive identification of the body found in 62-year-old gunman's burned house hasn't been made. Police believe it was his sister. Police say autopsies Thursday show West Webster Firefighter Michael Chiapperini died of a single gunshot and Tomasz Kaczowka died of two shots.
The two wounded Firefighters, Joseph Hofstetter and Theodore Scardino have been upgraded to satisfactory condition at Rochester's Strong Memorial Hospital. The hospital released a statement from the firefighters saying they're "humbled and a bit overwhelmed" by the outpouring of well wishes and support for them and their families. Investigators haven't yet said how the ex-convict got the weapons. He was barred from possessing them-but that didn't stop him.

 

 

FUNERAL/MEMORIAL REMINDER:

Calling hours for FF's Michael Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka will be held at Webster Schroeder High School from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and from noon to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.
The funeral service for Chiapperini, who was also a lieutenant with the Webster Police Department, will be held at the high school at noon Sunday. He will be buried in West Webster Cemetery.
The funeral Mass for Kaczowka will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Stanislaus Church in Rochester. Burial will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Rochester.

 

 

REMINDER-A CALL TO ACTION:

Please take a moment to addres the Aerican Flag issue at the 9/11 memorial site in New York City:

http://tinyurl.com/czpopha

Take Care-BE CAREFUL.

BillyG

The Secret List 12-27-12 / 2012

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RELATED FIREFIGHTER SHOOTING INCIDENTS:
BELLMORE NY FIREFIGHTER SHOT: http://www.firefighterclosecalls.com/news/fullstory/newsid/130523
BELLMORE NY FIREFIGHTER SHOT-RADIO AUDIO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKzl0hFAvUA
KY FIRE LT SHOT AND KILLED AT SCENE: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/reports/face200411.html
MO FIREFIGHTER SHOT AND KILLED AT SCENE: http://www.fboryanhummert.org/
http://www.cityofmaplewood.com/index.aspx?nid=181
PA FIRE CHIEF GUNNED DOWN: Chief James Cutchall responded on July 2, 1977, to a fire alarm as he had a hundred times before, arriving on the scene first to direct incoming fire apparatus from the Fayetteville, PA Volunteer Fire Department. Within minutes, the 33-year-old Chief lay mortally wounded from a sniper's bullet, shot even as he radioed the Franklin County Communications Center with an initial report of a working fire and injured civilian.
READ THAT STORY HERE:
http://tinyurl.com/ctuewa4
MORE LINKS FOR Firefighters as well as Dispatchers related to similar incidents:
http://www.firehouse.com/article/10755387/dispatch-protocols-for-active-shooter-incidents (FROM FFCC's Barry Furey in Firehouse)
http://www.usfa.fema.gov/pdf/efop/efo43715.pdf (FROM Charlotte NC FD)
http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/active_shooter_booklet.pdf (FROM DHS)
http://www.fireengineering.com/articles/print/volume-163/issue-4/departments/fire-service_ems/responding-to-active-shooter-incidents.html  (Active Shooter Response)
http://www.jems.com/article/major-incidents/arlington-county-va-task-force   (FROM Arlington County, VA)
http://www.nypdshield.org/public/SiteFiles/documents/Activeshooter.pdf   (FROM NYPD)
http://my.firefighternation.com/forum/topics/is-the-fire-service-prepared-for-an-active-shooter-incident   (FireFighterNation Discussion)




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