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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Hey,The deadline for submitting nominations for both the CFSI/Motorola Solutions Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award and the CFSI/NFFF Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leader Award is Friday, February 27th. All nominations must be submitted to CFSI by mail or electronically by the close of business.The CFSI/Motorola Solutions Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award recognizes individuals who have been proactive at the local, state, or federal government level to improve fire/emergency services and life safety issues. The award was established in 1998 and has recognized many of our nation's leading fire service advocates for their dedication to the health and safety of all firefighters and emergency services personnel. The CFSI/NFFF Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award recognizes organizations for their outstanding contributions to firefighter health and safety. It is named in honor of former Senator Paul Sarbanes of Maryland who retired from the U.S. Senate in 2006 following a distinguished 36-year career in Congress.The award embodies the goals of both CFSI and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) to ensure that EVERYONE GOES HOME at the end of every call. State Farm Insurance and VFIS serve as corporate co-sponsors of the awards program.The awards presentations will take place on April 16th at the 27th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner in Washington, DC. The dinner program will include two additional award presentations (the CFSI/IFSTA at OSU Dr. Anne W. Phillips Award for Leadership in Fire Safety Education and the CFSI/Masimo Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award) and remarks by some of the leading political figures in Washington, DC. It is the culmination of a two-day event attended by over 2,000 national fire and emergency services officials who will participate in seminars covering a broad range of federal topics and visit with their members of Congress to discuss fire service issues.Please visit www.cfsi.org for additional information about the National Fire and Emergency Services Symposium/27th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner. Hope to cya there!Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.BillyGThe Secret List 2/24/2015-2030 Hourswww.FireFighterCloseCalls.com
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
All,Another reminder of why GAS LEAKS MUST always be taken seriously. This is today's incident in NJ.WATCH THIS:http://youtu.be/9LuGUBPl5z8 HISTORY-GAS LEAKS/SMELL OF GAS:TRAINING & HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE:Gas leaks resulting in explosions and injured "arriving/operating" Firefighters have a SIGNIFICANT HISTORY in fire operations. HERE are several examples YOU can use to share with YOUR FF's:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtOOIJCzMSo (Prince Georges County, MD Video)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUcSKtBvLt8 (Haverstraw, NY)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEkZIToM0XY&feature=fvwrel (Haverstraw NY Radio Traffic-LISTEN from arrival to explosion)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFxHQCEF5Ro&feature=related (Gas Explosion RAW Video/caution-rough language but EXCELLENT video)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onK-8ga4Fx0&feature=related (Philly Gas Explosion video)BUFFALO NY:In the original fire transmission call from December 27th, 1983, the night of the North Division Street explosion, you can hear the desperation in firefighters voices as they plea for as many ambulances as possible to be sent to the scene after the explosion. The dispatcher can only offer the reassurance that they would send all that they can.Five Buffalo Firefighters were KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY and two civilians were killed as well when a propane blast leveled a warehouse. The explosion damaged 12 city blocks and remains the department's deadliest fire in modern history.This archived footage of the explosion shows how the entire city mourned the loss of the firefighters and the massive devastation caused by the powerful explosion. BUFFALO NY RADIO TRAFFIC & MEDIA REPORT:http://www.wivb.com/dpp/news/buffalo/Firefighters-remember-North-Division-Street-explosionhttp://www.wivb.com/dpp/news/buffalo/Firefighters-remember-North-Division-Street-explosion#Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.BillyGThe Secret List 2-24-2015-1909www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Good news from NJ-at least from a FF standpoint. That natural
gas explosion that ripped a house apart injured five utility workers this
morning and forced evacuations in Stafford Township-but fortunately no FF's
were hurt regardless of initial reports.
The gas explosion occurred at a home on Oak Avenue near Route 9,
gas crews were operating at a report of a natural gas leak when the
explosion occurred. Five gas company employees were hurt. At least two of those
injured were airlifted to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center's Trauma
Unit--- one person suffered extremely critical injuries and required CPR
at the scene.
HERE is the radio traffic:
We wish those
impacted a successful recovery.
Take Care. Be
Careful. Pass It On.
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
PENNSYLVANIA FIREFIGHTER DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY-HEART ATTACK AT SCENEThe Secret List www.FireFighterCloseCalls.comIt's with deep regret that we pass on to you the Line of Duty Death of Edward Roddy, a Firefighter from Somerset Volunteer Fire Department in Somerset County. Firefighter Roddy suffered from a heart attack on November 5, 2014 while at the scene of a fire and did not recover. He passed away on February 22, 2015. He is survived by Wife, Donna, and children.The Funeral arrangements are being handled through Miller Funeral Home and Crematory but are still being finalized according to the PA Fire Commissioners Office. As we get further information. we will post it. Our condolences to all affected. RIP.Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.BillyGThe Secret List 0900www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com
Sunday, February 22, 2015
FIRE CAPTAIN DIES AFTER THURSDAY FIRE
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We regret to pass on to you notice that Houston (Texas)
Captain Dwight Bazile, station 46 D shift, died in the Line of Duty today at
1815 Hours at Memorial Herman Hospital. Captain Bazile collapsed on that
fire scene Thursday, February 19th 2015 and has been fighting for his life at
Memorial Herman Heart & Vascular Institute. He is survived by his
Wife Pamela Bazile, Son Dwight Bazile II, and Mother Charlotte Felder. We ask
that you keep the family, of Captain Bazile, and the members of the HFD in your
thoughts and prayers. RIP.
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.
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