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Dwelling Fire-Remembering Kyle Wilson, SFD Fires (The Secret List)

Friday, April 17, 2015   All,

As you are hopefully aware, Fire Technician (Firefighter) Kyle Wilson of the Prince William County (VA, Washington DC suburb) Department of Fire & Rescue was killed in the Line of Duty when he horrifically but heroically gave his life at a single family dwelling fire on April 16, 2007. Today is the anniversary of his Line of Duty death.

PLEASE take time to check out the links below that include video access, slides, photos and graphs to help you-and your crew understand this fire.

===WHAT HAPPENED SUMMARY:

Technician Kyle Robert Wilson was 24-years old when he joined the Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue on January 23, 2006. 


Kyle horrifically died in the line of duty on April 16, 2007 while performing search and rescue operations at a house fire on Marsh Overlook Drive. On that day, Technician Wilson was part of the firefighter staffing on Tower 512 which responded to the house fire that was dispatched at 0603 hours. The Prince William County area was under a high wind advisory as a nor’eastern storm moved through the area. Sustained winds of 25 mph with gusts up to 48 mph were prevalent in the area at the time of the fire dispatch to Marsh Overlook Drive.

Initial arriving units reported heavy fire on the exterior of two sides of the single family house and crews suspected that the occupants were still inside the house sleeping because of the early morning hour. A search of the upstairs bedroom commenced for the possible victims.

A rapid and catastrophic change of fire and smoke conditions occurred in the interior of the house within minutes of Tower 512’s crew entering the structure. Technician Wilson became trapped and was unable to locate an immediate exit out of the hostile environment. Mayday radio transmissions were made by crews and by Technician Kyle Wilson of the life-threatening situation. Valiant and repeated rescue attempts to locate and remove Technician Wilson were made by the firefighting crews during extreme fire, heat and smoke conditions.

Firefighters were forced from the structure as the house began to collapse on them and intense fire, heat and smoke conditions developed. Technician Wilson succumbed to the fire and the cause of death was reported by the medical examiner to be thermal and inhalation injuries.

We take time out to remember the loss of Fire Technician Kyle ilson---and provide the below links to learn about the fire, an excellent way to honor his life for all FF's.

===PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY FIRE RELATED DOCUMENTS, PRESENTATIONS:
http://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/FR/Pages/Technician-I-Kyle-Wilson-LODD-Report.aspx

===NIOSH REPORT:
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/reports/face200712.html

===PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY FIRE REPORT:
http://www.iaff.org/hs/LODD_Manual/LODD%20Reports/Prince%20William%20County,%20VA%20-%20Wilson.pdf

===KYLE WILSON MEMORIAL VIDEO:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUo_Z-zwZtU

***KYLE WILSON MEMORIAL FUNDRAISING AND MORE DETAILS ABOUT KYLE***
www.kylewilsonmemorial.com


RELATED:

AT FDIC NEXT WEEK: SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING FIRES:

Next week at FDIC, in "The Big Room Session" at 1030 on Thursday morning (right after the opening session) there will be a presentation on structural firefighting. As a part of that, the "5 years later" story of the dwelling fire in Homewood, Illinois that tragically took the life of FF Brian Carey will be shared by the Chief of the HFD. Here is the NIOSH report of that fire.

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/reports/face201010.html

FDIC Session Title: 

Fireground Size-Up, Command, Control, Accountability, and Survival: Darn ! It Didn't Go Well, But Why? 

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

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