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Disguised HAZARD for FF's, Baltimore FOOLS & Auction Details, History, Chiefs Greg Riddle & Lou Molino, Fallen Marine (The Secret List)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014  Hey,

As you may recall, a "new style" natural gas tanker rolled over in Raymond, NH back on May 16th. These tankers are basically four large gas cylinders stacked in a roll cage with a control panel inside the rear doors and disguised inside a normal-looking box trailer. 
The trailer in this case was placarded as "Flammable" displaying UN1971 and a "Compressed Natural Gas" label.


A few months prior to this accident, NH Fire & EMS had received a statewide safety/awareness bulletin about these tankers operating in the state produced by the NH Department of Homeland Security.  Long-time TSL-er and NHDHS Director Perry Plummer has approved release of that bulletin on TSL and it is below for fire, EMS & police department usage.  




According to their website (http://xng.com/
), Xpress Natural Gas (XNG), the company involved in this particular accident is expanding operations and has customers and plants in Maine and New York.  Their transport trailers double as the on-site storage tanks for their customers, and are basically hooked up and left in place, then replaced as needed.


News links, including footage of the tanks venting:



http://www.wmur.com/truck-carrying-natural-gas-rolls-over-in-firstofitskind-crash-in-us/26012446


http://www.wmur.com/news/Tractor-trailer-carrying-natural-gas-tanks-rolls-over/25995844



Interesting article regarding XNG's business & expansion plan:


http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/blog/mass_roundup/2014/03/boston-natural-gas-trucking-firm-xng-prepares-for.html?page=all




Previous: http://www.firefighterclosecalls.com/news/fullstory/newsid/207721



Here's a link to a page on one of the carrier's investor's web site with photos of a transfer operation:


http://www.saturnpartnersvc.com/portfolio/xpress-natural-gas/



And while we are talking about CNG on the highways, for some excellent training on alternative fuel vehicles, look at West Virginia University’s National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC):


http://www.naftc.wvu.edu/


PLEASE look in to whether this type of "disguised" transportation is going through your area, and help raise awareness that it is coming if it isn't there yet. 







==THE BROTHERHOOD BASH-SUPPORT BURN SURVIVORS:

The Brotherhood Bash event will be on July 17th during Firehouse Expo in Baltimore in Little Italy. The event will be on South High street between Stiles and Fawn Street it will be from 5 pm until 11 pm. This event will benefit Sons of the Flag. Please visit their website at www.cmdfools.com .

 

 

==THE SILENT AUCTION AT FIREHOUS EXPO:

The annual Silent Auction will be held at the Firehouse Expo on Saturday, July 19, outside the entrance to the main exhibit hall. Bidding will begin when the exhibit floor opens and will end at 12:30, with the winners being announced at 1:00. Items available:

 

-A BlitzForce portable attack monitor

-A Transformer Piercing Nozzle

-A PRO/pak foam system

-A full set of head to toe PPE from Morning Pride/Honeywell

-Helmets and PPE from Morning Pride, LION, and MSA

-Extrication/fire gloves

-Electronics, including: a GoPro Camera, an iHome speaker system, a Nike Fuel band, and a stream light

-Win social media advertising on Statter911

-Grant writing sessions

-Hotel/Vacation stays

-Firefighter survival seminar at your FD

-Fire/EMS memorabilia...

and much more.

The Silent Auction is one of the primary fundraisers for the Congressional Fire Services Institute, whose mission is to make sure our politicians "get it" on a national level.

 

 

PASS IT ON IN BALTIMORE.

Stop by Firehouse Expo Booth # 1812 (Fire Engineering) to consider purchasing a copy of PASS IT ON. 100% of the royalties go to the Chief Ray Downey Scholarship and the NFFF. Cya there!

 

 

HISTORY LESSON? For those of you that fall asleep at night.. tossing, turning and wondering "how did this wonderful thing called the secret list ever get started"...you can now sleep better. Finally. Amen.

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==CONDOLENCES:

=Chief Greg Riddle 

Greg Riddle was one of the first paramedics in Elk Grove Village, (IL) the founding executive director of the West Suburban Consolidated Dispatch Center in River Forest, and a leader in the statewide initiative for wireless 911 funding.
"In Illinois, Gregg is considered one of the godfathers of 911," said John Ferraro, executive director of the West Suburban center since 2013. "He understood the importance of radio communications in public safety and the people involved in that line of work. They're the first, first responders."
Mr. Riddle, 65, a former deputy chief with the Elk Grove Village Fire Department, died of melanoma Friday, June 27, at JourneyCare, a critical-care faciliy. Our condolences to all those affected. RIP Chief Riddle.

 

=Chief Lou Molino

Louis N. Molino Sr. was an EMT/Firefighter practically all of his life. He even lied about his age to join the volunteer department when he was just 16. Lou battled with his health issues most of his life, had diabetes, which cost him his leg almost 3 years ago. Recently he went into kidney failure. He had lost his eye sight and just recently got most of it back. Unfortunately, he lost his battle as on July 4th, 2014 at 11:00pm, he was called home. Lou was "A Texan with a Jersey attitude" who had served as a feisty advocate for Firefighter survival. Our condolences to all affected. Lou was a friend and a character who is missed.

MORE DETAILS ABOUT LOU HERE: http://www.gofundme.com/b2k5y8

 

=FALLEN MARINE:

We have a marine buddy who OD'd on July 3rd. Apparently he had a hard time after serving his country. His friends are trying to raise money to cover his funeral costs. If you can help or know anyone who might please pass this along.
http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/usmc-combat-veteran-joe-lumpkins-final-expense-fund/200558

 

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

The Secret List 7/15/2014-1400 Hours

www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com


 

 

 

 

FF LODD Following a Rescue-Colorado (The Secret List)

Thursday, July 10, 2014 

COLORADO FIREFIGHTER DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY-COLLAPSES FOLLOWING RESCUE

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We regret to pass on to you that a Firefighter involved in a rescue of an injured hiker in Boulder County (Colorado) has died in the Line of Duty after collapsing on a trail.

The Indian Peaks Fire Department Firefighter was one of several members of different agencies who treated and evacuated a hiker who had a broken ankle near Brainard Lake yesterday afternoon. After a helicopter arrived to pick up the hiker, the unidentified Firefighter collapsed while descending the trail. Other rescuers immediately began CPR but the firefighter didn't respond.

We'll post more as it be come available. Our condolences to all

affected. RIP.

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

The Secret List 7-10-14-0750 hours

www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com



 

 

 

 

FF DOWN-Working Dwelling Fire (The Secret List)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014  Hey,

Grave news out of Houston (Texas),this evening. A dwelling fire on the 1400 block of Mistletoe near Redbud was reported around 1600 hours. It went to two alarms about half an hour later. At some point not long after reports are that they lost contact with a Firefighter operating interior. A RIT crew went in and found the FF down-he was removed to the exterior. The Firefighter was rushed to Kingwood Medical Center in extremely critical condition, with CPR in progress.

We'll post more as it becomes available.

KTIYP's.

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

The Secret List 7/9/14-1807 Hours

www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com 



 

 

 

 

FF LODD-Texas (The Secret List)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014  HOUSTON TEXAS LODD

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We regret to pass on reports that 21 year veteran HFD Firefighter Daniel Groover has died in the Line of Duty, following that 2-alarm Kingwood fire. These details are from the media and the Houston Firefighters Union.

Our most sincere condolences to all those affected.

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

The Secret List 7-9-2014 1934 hours

www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com

 

 

 

 

Fire Chief LODD-Responding Crash (The Secret List)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 

KENTUCKY FIRE CHIEF LODD

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We regret to pass on to you that Fire Chief Robert "Bud" Webster has died from complications of a traumatic brain injury suffered in 2006.  At that time, while responding to a motor vehicle crash, the fire apparatus Chief Webster was driving left the roadway and overturned causing him to be ejected and pinned underneath the vehicle. It happened on the 1000 block of Highway 16, Gallatin County, KY.

Our condolences to all affected. RIP.

BillyG

The Secret List 7-8-14-0752 hours

www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com 



 

 

 

 
 
 

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