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Medic Killed Assisting At Crash, FD Lifeguard Dies, FF LODD Medical (The Secret List)

Friday, January 16, 2015   MEDIC KILLED ASSISTING AT CRASH

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We regret to advise you that a Rockingham County, North Carolina Paramedic was killed while assisting at a crash scene. 
EMS Paramedic Captain William Lawrence McKinney, Jr. had just finished working a 12 hour shift Wednesday morning. On his way home, Captain McKinney saw two vehicles that slipped off the road.  He was still in uniform and was wearing a safety vest, and parked his car and went to check on the drivers. That's when a truck with two trailers struck McKinney, killing him.  

The Captain spent 19 years with Rockingham County EMS.  McKinney leaves behind a wife and two children. The driver of the truck was arrested for misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and exceeding a safe speed for the condition of the road. 

Funeral arraignments have been made.  Visitation will be on Saturday, January 17 at Thompsonville Heights Baptist Church.  Viewing times will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.  The funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. Our condolences to all affected. RIP. 







LA COUNTY FIRE DEPT LIFEGUARD DIES DURING RECERTIFICATION

A 20-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Lifeguard Division died during a recertification swim exercise Thursday morning.
LA County FD Ocean Lifeguard Specialist Brian Kutil, 42, was participating in the exercise at Mira Costa High School in the City of Manhattan Beach.
He was noticed to be in distress and having difficulties, was pulled from the pool and given lifesaving measures but his life coulnt be saved. 







FIRE CAPTAIN DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY

A 58-year-old paid on-call captain with the Jackson, Calif., Fire Department died in his sleep on Jan. 10 several hours after he had responded to a motor vehicle accident the day prior.
Captain Tremaine had nearly 40 years in the fire service, most of those as a volunteer, and had been instrumental in starting the careers of many firefighters over the years.
Captain Tremaine is survived by his wife of 35 years, Geneva Lillie (Bergen) Tremaine and many family and friends. 
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 16, at The Call in Pine Grove, Calif., according to his obituary.

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

The Secret List 1/15/2015-2125 Hours

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MD LODD FUNERAL DETAILS (The Secret List)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015   All-




Howard Co. MD Fire-Rescue has asked we share the following information reference Paramedic/Captain Steciak's viewings and funeral. Maps and details for those attending can be downloaded here:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9yu849dlj5v4suy/AAAdvT69JXB3DYIYLlARXdtSa?dl=0
 

Further questions can be directed to:

 

Doug Walton
Howard County, MD, Department of Fire & Rescue Services
Office of Public Information
Project Assistant
Work phone: (410) 313-5962
Cell & text:      (443) 280-1934

E-mail: dwalton@howardcountymd.gov

Web: http://www.hcdfrs.org




Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.
BillyG
The Secret List 1-14-15 / 1730 hr

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MD. LODD FUNERAL CHANGE (The Secret List)

Monday, January 12, 2015  IMPORTANT UPDATE: the location for the Line of Duty funeral service for Paramedic/Captain Steciak have changed to: Marriotts Ridge High School

12100 Woodford Drive

Marriottsville, MD 21104

The date and time remain the same. This change was made due to the expected attendance and parking.



Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

The Secret List 1-12-2015-0930

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Do You Know FF Kenny Hedrick? (The Secret List)

Monday, January 12, 2015   All,On January 12th 1992, Prince George's County FD (Maryland) Engine Company 27 (Morningside VFD) was dispatched to 3807 Walls Lane in their due area for a fire. 


 

Firefighter Kenneth Michael Hedrick was riding the engine that day and responded on the run. Kenny entered the house and rescued a 7 year old boy who was trapped inside.  Kenny went back inside to search for other reported trapped occupants.  While searching the basement, Kenny tragically became trapped under debris and died in the Line of Duty. 




Kenny's Mom & Dad (Former Fire Chief Les, and Cathy) were and are still members at Company 27. They are also both active members of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and many of you know the wonderful Cathy Hedrick, Kenny's Mom and active staffer with the NFFF.


 

You also may know of Cathy, who also wrote a very heartfelt chapter in our book, "Pass It On"


 

HERE is a video about Kenny:

http://youtu.be/UdbYzyPuHvs


HERE is an interview with Cathy from: Firehouse.com:

http://tinyurl.com/4f63ndw
  

MORE INFO: www.morningsidevfd27.com  
If you would like to make a donation to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in Kenny's name please visit www.firehero.org 

...or purchase a copy of "PASS IT ON-What We Know...What We Want You To Know" HERE:

http://www.fire-police-ems.com/books/bp0190.shtml

RIP Kenny.
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.
BillyG
The Secret List 1-12-15 / 1000 hr

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CT FF, A REAL Free Ride, Chief Mason, Chief Ray, Boston Rmbr (The Secret List)

Monday, January 12, 2015   All,

Sad news out of Connecticut. No details yet on this being duty related or not, but New Haven Firefighter was found by a neighbor unresponsive outside her Hamden home early this morning-she was still in uniform. Around 0300 today she found her neighbor lying face-down on a sidewalk. FF Linda Cohens was unresponsive and unconscious and appeared to be suffering from a head injury. Companies arrived on the scene and Cohens was taken to Yale New Haven Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The incident is under investigation.




We reached out to long time TSL member and contributor to the book "Pass It On"- Frank Ricci, who graduated from the academy with Linda, and he commented: "Linda, represented the very best of our service. She was a friend and consummate professional.  Her contributions went beyond the emergency scene she was always will to give back to her community and loved her family. For year she touched so many lives in the city. Linda will always be in our hearts and we will not forget this loss to our department and community."


A few years back, one of the many people that were saved by Linda participated in two video spots. Linda can be seen 15 seconds in driving the emergency unit and rendering aid.

http://youtu.be/aefHrQECYpE



A second clip highlights all that firefighters do - Linda is in the beginning providing critical care.

http://youtu.be/Lvo3G4w3gn4

RIP.




There are several nomination opportunities out there. Check these out ASAP:




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DEADLINE IS GETTING CLOSE to send a deserving member to FDIC in Indianapolis for THE WEEK-with their travel, their downtown hotel, full admission to all classes and exhibits ....all fully paid for! There are many deserving firefighters and fire officers who can't afford to go to FDIC! AND NOW YOU can help them win a FREE travel, hotel and attendance to 2015 FDIC! 

DO THIS NOW: nominations are only open until January 15, 2015. And by the way, while the nomination people ask for a video,
if you can't do that-no worries-just nominate in writing. TAKE FIVE MINUTES NOW TO NOMINATE A DESERVING FIREFIGHTER OR FIRE OFFICER NOW:

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===THE CHIEF MASON LANKFORD FIRE SERVICE LEADERSHIP AWARD

The Congressional Fire Services Institute is accepting nominations for the CFSI/Motorola Solutions Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award. Sponsored jointly by CFSI and Motorola Solutions, Inc, the award recognizes individual leadership in advancing fire and life safety initiatives.  The award presentation will take place on April 16, 2015 at the 27th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner in Washington, DC.


The award is named after the late-Mason Lankford, a former fire service leader from the state of Texas who worked closely with former Congressman Curt Weldon in establishing the Congressional Fire Services Caucus in 1987. The criteria stress the importance of forming positive working relationships with government leaders at all levels to advocate issues and initiatives that improve the safety of the fire and emergency services and the public they serve.



For additional information about the Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award and the 2015 National Fire and Emergency Services Symposium and Dinner, visit the CFSI website atwww.cfsi.org. The nomination deadline is February 27, 2015.




===THE CHIEF RAY DOWNEY COURAGE AND VALOR AWARD:

We wanted to remind you that there are just a few days left for you or your department to submit nominations for this year's Courage and Valor Award-awarded in 2015. The prize is $35,000 and to this point we want to make sure you get your nominations in immediately. If any of you know of a worthy Firefighter who has performed an act of heroism in the last year - please reach out and ask them or their superiors or peers to submit. 

Here is a link to the nomination form:

http://www.fireengineering.com/content/dam/fe/online-articles/documents/2014/2015-cnv-award.pdf




FINAL WORD:
We take time to remember that on January 9, 2009, a Boston fire crew’s ladder truck, Ladder 26, suffered a catastrophic mechanical failure returning from a call on Mission Hill. Boston Fire Lieutenant Kevin Kelley died in the Line of Duty after the truck struck a building. RIP.

HERE IS THE REPORT:

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/reports/face200905.htmlTake Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.


BillyG

The Secret List 1/11/2015-1700 Hours

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