Today marks the 32 year anniversary of the Arlington
Street fire where Boston lost two fantastic Jakes ("Jake" =
Firefighter) and great guys. In the afternoon hours of January 6th,
1981, FF's from Engine Company No. 37 of the BFD responded to Box Alarm
1539 on Arlington Street. The fire would go to 8 alarms before being
brought under control. Tragically, two members from Engine Company No. 37 would
also be killed in the Line of Duty. Fire Lieutenant Paul Lentini and Fireman
James "Jimmy" Gibbons were both killed in the Line of Duty due to
injuries sustained from a collapse while operating. RIP.
FIREFIGHTERS FORCED OUT OF A DWELLING FIRE IN DELAWARE:
According to the Odessa Fire Company: at approximately
1402 hours on Friday, they were alerted by New Castle County for an Engine
and Tanker to assist Townsend Fire Company on a Residential Fire. Rescue 26
arrived on scene to find Heavy Smoke Showing from a Two Story Multi-Family
Dwelling. Crews from R-26 discovered Fire in a 1st Floor Apartment with
extension to the Second Floor and Attic. Firefighters from Odessa and Townsend
were advancing a hoseline when conditions deteriorated rapidly and they had to
bail out of the second floor window, fortunately no injuries were reported.
Crews from Tanker 24/Engine 4/Engine 24/Ambulance 24 assisted with fire
suppression/overhaul and were in service for approximately 2.5 hours.
Condolences to our friend Willie Wines, Roanoke (VA) Fire Captain, on
the sudden loss of his only brother, John Charles “Jack” Wines, who died last
weekend at the age of 41. Jack is the son of Retired Firefighter Willie Wines
Sr. Jack is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Humphreys Wines; his children,
John (Jess) Wines, Charles, Brook, and Amanda Wines; his grandchildren, Josiah
and Johanna Wines and many other relatives and friends. RIP. (Here is Willies
Blog: http://ironfiremen.com/ )
2 young children of a Georgia Firefighter were killed in a crash
on Friday. Mason Greene, 12, and Zach Greene, 6 were killed Friday after the
SUV their mother was driving crashed into a tractor-trailer at the intersection
of GA 136 and U.S. 411 in Murray County. The boys' father is a Gordon County
Firefighter. It was reportedly caused when the driver of the
vehicle, identified as the boys' mother, ran a stop sign and collided with the
tractor-trailer. Our condolences to all affected by this tragic loss. RIP.
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