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FIREFIGHTER LODD-NC APPARATUS CRASH (The Secret List)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014  FIREFIGHTER KILLED & OTHER INJURED IN NORTH CAROLINA APPARATUS CRASH

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We regret to advise you that a Firefighter was killed and another was injured in the Line of Duty late afternoon after the fire apparatus they were in overturned in Louisburg, Franklin County, N.C.

Details about what happened weren't immediately clear, but the apparatus overturned sometime after 1700 on Sykes Road in Louisburg. We'll post more details as they are made available. Our condolences to all affected.

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

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Paramedic LODD On A Call, SCBA, Disconnect, Brazil FF LODD, NFFF (The Secret List)

Monday, September 15, 2014  TEXAS PARAMEDIC LODD-MEDICAL

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We regret to pass on to you that a Leon County Paramedic died in the line of duty on Saturday.

46 year old Michael Howard died Saturday morning....while responding to a call, Howard went into cardiac arrest and died at the scene. He worked for Leon County EMS for 22 years and was also a TEEX Instructor. Our condolences to all affected-RIP.




BRAZIL FF LODD-AMBULANCE STRUCK BY TRUCK

We regret to pass on to you that on Saturday, Brazilian FF Maurício da Silva Valls, 25 years old, succumbed to injuries received when the ambulance he was driving was hit by a truck, while responding to another car crash. The initial incident happened on Thursday night, in the city of Gaspar, South of Brazil. Two other FFs also were hurt with non-life-threatening injuries. Our condolences to all affected-RIP.

http://g1.globo.com/sc/santa-catarina/noticia/2014/09/bombeiro-morto-em-acidente-com-ambulancia-sera-enterrado-no-rs.html







UPDATE ON SCBA DISCONNECTS:

We ran details last week showing the video of the Belgium FF losing his SCBA bottle. They were using Draeger quick connect.

Since then, we also heard from the South Australian Fire Service in Adelaide who had similar issues last year with their MSA Quick Connect - and have changed all of their SCBA back to the old fashioned thread connection.

FD Antwerp, is reverting back to standard threaded couplings on their 425 pieces of SCBA. 







NATIONAL FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS FOUNDATION

Firstly, the annual memorial weekend is coming up (Saturday/Sunday October 11/12) in Emmitsburg. If you have never attended, please consider this as a bucket list item. You will not regret it.

=====LAST WEEK:

was the first ever NFFF/CFSI Congressional Flag Ceremony Wednesday when American flags that flew over the U.S. Capitol were officially transferred to NFFF for the survivors of the fallen firefighters who will be honored during Memorial Weekend in October.CHECK THIS VIDEO:
 http://youtu.be/XC7c_OgGNno 

AND for those who have never attended the service at the memorial, here is a short video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G7s6FCAdhA 

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

The Secret List 9/15/2014-1430 Hours

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FF LODD-Disoriented, Explosion, FDNY FF-VIDEO-Urgent (The Secret List)

Sunday, September 14, 2014 

ATHENS (GREECE) FIRE OFFICER LODD-LOST WHILE SEARCHING FOR FIRE VICTIM 
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We regret to pass on to you the Line of Duty Death of Athens (Greece) Fire Sargent Mattheos  Mantzios, age 33.
Companies were dispatched to a tool and plumbing supply equipment store-and were advised upon arrival that victims were trapped 2 floors above.

Firefighters found the first victim,  Sgt Mantzios reentered the building to search and remove the woman in the 2nd floor, over the fire. While searching, his low air alarm sounded and he then he became disoriented in the apartment-eventually running out of air. Reports are that he was calling for help for at least 7 minutes but members could not find him. 

We have posted some related photos of this incident on our home page. Our condolences to all affected. RIP.

 

 

GERMAN FIREFIGHTER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN EXPLOSION (Video)

4 Firefighters were been injured, three of them seriously, in explosions as they operated at a fire at warehouses in western Germany. The fire in Hilden, near Cologne, broke out this morning. Reports are that there was packaging, including paper and plastic, along with car tires, stored at the site. Forty people were evacuated from nearby houses.
The fire was under control after about five hours. The cause was unclear.

VIDEO OF THE EXPLOSION:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id1oMFd-Vf4

MORE SCENE VIDEO:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ1cabt3jXc

 

 

URGENT:

FDNY FIREFIGHTER---YOUR HELP NEEDED:

A friend of The Secret List, FDNY FF Dan Heglund is facing the battle of his life and some friends found a video of him in L-33 in 1989. They are trying to get people to like his FaceBook page to show him the love and support out there. PLEASE take time to go there, click etc:

CLICK HERE:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dan-Heglund-FDNY-Ladder33Rescue4/1481519628769771?notif_t=page_invite_accepted

 

If the above doesn't work, here is the video: please like it, share on Facebook and generally get it out there so he knows we care.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaDukmTXz1o

 

PLEASE NOTE:

Dan is fighting a valiant battle against the terrible World Trade Center related disease. Dan (of Eng 75, Lad 33 & Rescue 4)  has dedicated his life to the citizens of New York and Long Island.
As you LIKE the above FACEBOOK page and watch the video, Dan-o is the chauffeur of Lad 33, and makes a great move getting into a severely exposed bedroom to search @ 3:41 of the video. His efforts assisted in the successful rescue of two Bronx residents that day.

YOU ARE RESPECTFULLY REQUESTED to comment on this video and wish Dan Good Luck and Thank Him for His Service. Share this with all your friends and let's show Dan-o we appreciate what he's done for all of us. The Fire Service is a Wonderful Brotherhood. Let's connect and get Dan and overwhelming number of likes.

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

The Secret List 9/14/2014-2100 Hours

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Two FF LODD's-Medical, 9/11/2014 (The Secret List)

Thursday, September 11, 2014 

TWO FIREFIGHTERS DIE IN THE LINE OF DUTY-MEDICAL EMERGENCIES

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We regret to pass on to you information related to the Line of Duty deaths of two Firefighters as follows:

 

==68 year old Firefighter Richard Choate w/23 years of service, Byram Township FD, New Jersey.

On 9/8/2014, the Byram Township Fire Department responded to a fire alarm run.  Firefighter Choate responded and drove the tanker/tender apparatus to the scene, where he stood-by while members investigated. Companies cleared the scene shortly thereafter, and he fueled the apparatus upon returning to quarters.  Members later reported that Choate appeared tired, but did not express any complaints.  Approximately 5 hours later, he was found unresponsive inside his personal vehicle, which had run off the road into a wooded area.  Police and EMS responded, finding him in cardiac arrest.  He was transported to a local hospital with CPR and AED use in progress.  He was subsequently pronounced deceased at 1303 hours. 

 

==47 year old Assistant Chief William Wiita w/13 years of service. Kalkaska, MI, Coldsprings-Excelsior Fire and Rescue Station #6, Michigan

Approximately three hours after Assistant Fire Chief Wiita responded to a rescue/medical call, he was found deceased at his residence from an apparent heart attack.

Our condolences to the friends of families of those affected by the above losses. RIP.

 

 

9/11/2014

We had the honor to spend time this morning at services conducted at the Jonathan Ielpi Park in Great Neck, Long Island, NY. The park is named after FDNY Squad 288 Firefighter Jonathan Ielpi, who was also Ass't Chief of the Great Neck Vigilant Fire Company. Jonathan was amongst those murdered on 9/11/2014.

 

Hopefully, you and your members, company or department were able to lead or participate in a memorial service today-or will this evening. In so many cases, if the firefighters and their departments around the Country and world don't demonstratively remember-few others will.

 

Our prayers continue for the families and friends who lost loved ones on 9/11/01-as well as to those Firefighters, EMT/Medics, Police Officers and others of whom the cowardly actions of 9/11 continues to attack, maim and kill.

 

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

The Secret List 9/11/2014-1421 Hours

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This Sunday? Every Sunday? ..To Win (The Secret List)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 


Hey,

Check this out from the FF Cancer Support Network:

 

Join FCSN’s latest firefighter cancer prevention initiative & WIN:  “Wash-Your-Hood-Sunday”!

 

Cancer is a growing threat to every firefighter. Awareness is growing... but we need to do more to prevent firefighter cancer. A small change can make a BIG difference. Start right now with the Firefighter Cancer Support Network’s national Wash-Your-Hood Sunday! initiative. The concept began with Capt. Rick Triplett of the Montgomery County (MD) Department of Fire and Rescue Services. His goal? Get his firefighters to wash their hoods once a week and reduce their exposure to carcinogens. So join the fight against cancer in your fire department right away! 

 

Thanks to Honeywell First Responder Products/Morning Pride for their gracious support of FCSN's “Wash-Your-Hood Sunday”! initiative. 

 

WIN FF HOODS: Post a picture on Honeywell's Facebook wall featuring your own “Wash-Your-Hood-Sunday” initiative for a chance to win 10 MaskMate Hoods every month!*

 

To visit Honeywell’s WYHS Facebook page:

http://tinyurl.com/HoneywellFBWYHS

 

For more of FCSN’s lifesaving firefighter cancer prevention tips:

http://tinyurl.com/FCSNwhitepaper


*Winner will be announced every month. For official Wash-Your-Hood-Sunday Sweepstakes rules, go to https://www.honeywellfirstresponder.com/en-US/Pages/WYHS-Official-Rules.aspx
No purchase required to enter or win.

 

Make EVERY Sunday a “Wash-Your-Hood-Sunday”!

 

Seems like a win win....

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

The Secret List 9/9/2014 1118 Hours

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