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Saturday, December 7, 2013
FIRE CHIEF DIES FROM A MEDICAL EMERGENCY - LODD
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is with deep regret that we pass on to you that Chief Charlie Pierson
of the Southern Jackson County VFD (Ripley Jackson County, West
Virginia) passed away this morning while responding on a run. Initial
reports are that the Chief suffered a medical emergency. The incident
occurred around 0630 this morning. Our condolences to all affected. RIP.
CALIFORNIA CHIEF PASSES-JOB RELATED TUMOR
beloved Chief Officer, Mammoth Fire DC Bill Anderson passed away last
night. Chief Anderson was with Mammoth Fire for almost 40 years,
serving the last seven years as a full-time Division Chief. Chief
Anderson was diagnosed with a brain tumor a few months ago but the
operation to remove the tumor was only partially successful. He died
peacefully and without pain, with his family around him. Workman’s Comp and the Doctors have determined that the tumor was job related. Our condolences to all affected. RIP.
BIG GULP! FIRE APPARATUS SWALLOWED UP BY SINKHOLE
broken water main in California flooded several homes Friday and
created a sinkhole that partially swallowed a fire apparatus. The East
Bay Municipal Utilities District water main broke shortly before 1900 in
the vicinity of Seven Hills Road sending rivers of water past front
yards and into homes as neighbors scrambled to save their possessions.
An Alameda County Fire Department engine dispatched to help dig trenches
to channel the waters away became a casualty when the street beneath it
collapsed, swallowing one wheel of the 40,000-pound vehicle in a
10-by-15-foot sinkhole that continued to foil salvage attempts late last
night .Workers were able to shut off the water about 2140 hours. Heavy
towing equipment has been summoned to the scene to regurgitate the rig.
CLASSIC FIRE VIDEOS:
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1961 Fire Conflagration:
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Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.
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