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Thursday, August 28, 2014
MEDICAL FLIGHT CRASHES IN NEW MEXICO
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We regret to pass
on that New Mexico authorities say all four people aboard a medical
flight were killed when the plane crashed in Las Cruces.
New Mexico State Police say the twin-engine aircraft had just left the
Las Cruces airport and was headed to Phoenix at a low altitude before it
crashed and burst into flames Wednesday evening.
State Police identified the crew members killed as 29-year-old pilot
Freddy Martinez, 27-year-old flight paramedic Tauren Summers and
35-year-old flight nurse Monica Chavez, all from El Paso, Texas. The
patient who was killed was identified as 59-year-old Fredrick Green of
According to State Police, the plane belonged to Amigos Aviation and
was contracted by Elite Medical Transport. The Federal Aviation
Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will
investigate the crash's cause. Our condolences to all affected. RIP.
FIREGROUND RISK MANAGEMENT-A CATCHPHRASE?
According to this FD Company Officer:
enemy has changed, and the enemy isn't playing fair. Many of the rules
that applied to firefighting 50 years ago are no longer valid today.
Firefighters are now operating in environments that are trying to kill
them faster and more aggressively than ever before. Lightweight
construction components and the increased use of synthetic materials
have changed the game for the fire service. It may appear that the
fireground has become safer for firefighters because of a reduction in
the overall number of firefighter fatalities over the past 30 years, but
during this same time frame, there has been an alarming 67 percent
increase in firefighter fatalities from traumatic injuries. The
fireground has become increasingly dangerous to firefighters everywhere.
We are duty-bound to understand why this is happening......"
TAKE JUST A FEW MINUTES TO READ THIS ARTICLE BY LT JENNIFER CHADWICK of the San Antonio FD:
SHARE THE LOAD!
health is really getting some traction in the fire/EMS service and we
wanted to share some additional information...this one is about the
NVFC’s initiative called “Share the Load”.
CHECK OUT "SHARE THE LOAD" HERE:http://www.nvfc.org/help
17,000 FIREFIGHTERS HAVE VIEWED THIS VIDEO...
Take time to check out and discuss the FIRE ATTACK training video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X80yseC2fmQ&list=UU06fjjbLZl6_eGZ-754Vpjw
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.
The Secret List 8/28/2014-1400 Hours
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