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Funeral Details: Chief Harvey Eisner (The Secret List)

Friday, October 24, 2014  All-

Details for Chief Eisner:

This coming Sunday morning 

Oct 26th, 2014

10am viewing

11am service then to Mount Hope Cemetery Hastings on the Hudson NY exit 13 off Saw Mill Parkway.





Funeral home GPS address: 

16 Arcadian Ave Paramus NJ;

Physical address: 

West Rt 4 Paramus, NJ

http://www.schoemschapel.com/

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

The Secret List 10-24-2014-1600 hrs

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Rembr'ing a Fire Instructor: LODD During Live Fire Training (The Secret List)

Friday, October 24, 2014  Hey,

We take time to remember-and learn about the Pennsylvania fire instructor who was conducting live fire training (October 23, 2005) and was
very critically burned

(and died in the Line of Duty, two days later) in that fire training building at the State Fire Academy. 

Altoona Fire Captain/State Instructor Bob Gallardy, 47, was working at the State Fire Academy in Lewistown that weekend as an Instructor for the Suppression Instructor Development Class. They were starting the last fire of the day (after several days of training) wherein the Instructor candidates would be evaluated in a variety of positions. Captain Gallardy was found by the candidates in the corner of the burn room as they entered. The candidates quickly extinguished the fire and removed the victim from the room, a Mayday was immediately called by another Instructor in the basement and the RIT team was sent to the basement to assist with removal. 




It has been noted in the report (below) that Captain Gallardy's face piece had a heat damaged lens from previous burns. Two others found at the training academy also had similar flaws.


The investigators also noted that another instructor was concerned when Gallardy emerged from the basement after setting the fire, and encouraged him to get out and take a break. After remarking about how hot the fire was, Gallardy went back into the basement to add pallets to the fire and await the students for the final scenario of the day. The three firefighters said they called a Mayday after hearing someone moan.


They also wondered if it was part of the grand finale scenario. But, they suddenly realized it wasn't.


Captain Gallardy was removed, treated and then flown to the Lehigh Valley Burn Unit with very serious 2nd and 3rd degree burns over a large portion of his body including respiratory and facial. He was listed in critical condition and succumbed two days later. He was wearing an SCBA with a damaged face piece-from previous training burns-when he entered the operating area. 




Gallardy was career Fire Captain in the Altoona City FD and had been in the volunteer and career fire service for nearly 30 years. He was an Adjunct Instructor and Local Level Instructor for OSFC/State Fire Academy.




TAKE TIME to read this report and to then learn and honor the life of Captain Gallardy.

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/reports/face200531.html 




RELATED: 

On July 30, 2002, a Florida Fire Lieutenant and a Firefighter died while participating in a live-fire training evolution. A flashover occurred several minutes after the fire had been lit in the acquired vacant structure while both of the victims were performing a simulated search and rescue. The Lieutenant and the Firefighter were both transported to a local hospital where they were pronounced dead. 

READ:

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/reports/face200234.html

Learning from those who have lost their lives is the best way to honor the fallen---both PA and Florida have made very significant, recognized and noted changes since these losses. RIP.

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

The Secret List 10/24/2014-1410 Hours

www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com

 

 

 

 

26 Year Old FF LODD-PA, Rmbr'ing DCFD Sgt. Carter-Video (The Secret List)

Friday, October 24, 2014  FIREFIGHTER DIES WHILE TURNING OUT TO A BUILDING FIRE

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We regret to pass on to you that a 26-year-old female Firefighter (and brand new Mom who just had a baby about a month ago) died in the Line of Duty this morning in Fulton Township, Lancaster County, PA. Christi Rodgers, 26, was a volunteer Firefighter with the Robert Fulton Fire Company in Wakefield, http://www.513rffc.com/ .

She was was home when her pager went off to respond to the house fire at 394 Pilottown Road. While turning out, she went into cardiac arrest and was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The fire was dispatched around 0453 Hours-it is near the Maryland border.

“The two-story dwelling was fully involved when we got there,” Assistant Chief Dan Appel

said. “Flames were 40 feet in the air.” About 50 firefighters from Lancaster, Chester in PA, and Harford and Cecil counties in Maryland worked together to put out the blaze.

It was declared under control around 6:45 a.m. Our condolences to all those affected. RIP.

 

 

REMEMBERING DCFD SGT CARTER:

Take a moment to remember Sgt. John M. Carter who was killed on October 24, 1997 at a store fire at 4th & Kennedy St's NW. 

NOTE: If you have never viewed this video-it is time well spent.

RIP.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7Cqw-BSt44

Additional: http://www.dcfd.com/carter.htm

Takje Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

The Secret List 10/24/2014-0948 Hours

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CHIEF HARVEY EISNER - RIP (The Secret List)

Friday, October 24, 2014 

All-
It is with profound regret that we pass on shocking news to you---we have been advised that Firehouse Magazine Editor In Chief Emeritus, Former Tenafly NJ Fire Chief and Hon FDNY Assistant Chief Harvey Eisner has passed away from a heart attack.

We will provide additional information on this huge loss to the nation and worlds fire service. Quite honestly, there is not a single Firefighter on the streets today that Harvey didn't positively influence in his teachings, writings and amazing photography. Harvey was a dear friend to us and so many and a true Brother to all in the fire service.

Much more to follow about this man whose life was always all about doing for others. That is said about many, but that absolutely defined who Harvey was. All you needed to do was to spend a moment with him-and that statement held true forever-and will continue to hold true...forever. Chief Harvey Eisner-did so much for so many and now he is gone.
RIP.

More about Chief Eisner:
http://www.firehouse.com/blog/11663803/the-jersey-guys-blog-recognizing-harvey-eisner
Take Care. Be Careful Pass It On.
BillyG
The Secret List 10-24-2014-0839 Hours
www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com

 

 

 

 

Radio Traffic-Detroit Firefighter Down/Video (The Secret List)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014  All,

Here is the radio traffic from this mornings extreme close call in Detroit where the FF was forced out of tower ladder 7's bucket. 




=RADIO TRAFFIC INCLUDING THE EMERGENCY THAT HAPPENS AT AROUND 5 min :45 sec:

(Listen to the audio from the start, great professionalism in command, control and restricting companies from concerns related to the vacant building-in addition to the emergency traffic that followed)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnNNPq6vG1o&feature=em-uploademail 




=VIDEO:

DFD FF Nicholas Benskey was injured at the above fire this morning when he came down from the bucket of tower ladder 7 during a fire at that longtime vacant Fisher Body plant. While operating, part of the building started to collapse. Indications are that Firefighter Benskey dropped 30 to 40 feet. A second firefighter in the bucket of the tower ladder was not injured. The fire was at the vacant Fisher Body plant-he is expected to recover and is in fair condition. KTIYP's

Take care. Be Careful. Pass it On.

BillyG

The Secret List 10/22/2014-1500 Hours

www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com


 

 

 

 
 
 

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