Submit Your Close Call / Near Miss
Friday, April 17, 2015
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.
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
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:
===PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY FIRE REPORT:
===KYLE WILSON MEMORIAL VIDEO:
***KYLE WILSON MEMORIAL FUNDRAISING AND MORE DETAILS ABOUT KYLE***
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.
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.
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