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Sunday, January 6, 2013

All,

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.

Please take a second to remember these men HERE:

http://bostonfiregear.com/en/content/11-bfd-news-media 

 

CLOSE CALL: 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.

HERE ARE PHOTOS AND MUCH MORE: http://www.ofc424.com/gallery.cfm?id=263&ss=1

 

FDNY SHOPS TOUR:

Ever wonder how the biggest FD in North American maintains it's apparatus? Here is a video we were sent of a tour of "the shops"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=fTdmxKbx8m4&feature=endscreen

OUR CONDOLENCES:

VIRGINIA: 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/ )

GEORGIA: 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.

Take Care-BE CAREFUL.

BillyG

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