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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 Las Cruces.

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:
"......The 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 Many of the rules that applied to firefighting 50 years ago are no longer valid today.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:
http://www.fireengineering.com/articles/1/volume-167/issue-8/risk-management/risk-management-it-s-not-just-a-catchphrase-full.html 
 
 
SHARE THE LOAD!
Behavioral 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.
BillyG
The Secret List 8/28/2014-1400 Hours
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