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FD LIFEGUARD LODD-Rescue, Hero & Hoarders-FDNY Update LODD (The Secret List)

Monday, July 7, 2014 



FIRE DEPARTMENT LIFEGUARD LODD-DURING RESCUE

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A 15-year veteran Newport Beach (California) Fire Dept. Lifeguard had died in the Line of Duty attempting to rescue a swimmer in distress yesterday.

Rescue boats and search helicopters spent nearly three hours looking for 32-year-old Ben Carlson, before he was found around 2000 hours.

The other Lifeguards on the scene attempted to rescue Lifeguard Carlson, but were unable to find him because of the turbulent water and up to 10- to 12-foot surf.

The male swimmer Carlson was attempting to save made it to shore safely, according to Poster. Witnesses say Carlson went under after getting struck by a large wave and never came back up.

This is the first time the city of Newport Beach has lost one of its lifeguards in the line of duty.

Lifeguards made hundreds of rescues over the weekend due to strong dangerous rip currents and large waves, and warned swimmers who were getting in too deep. It was a preemptive warning designed to save lives after the National Weather Service issued a coastal hazard warning due to the high surf. Our condolences to all those affected. RIP.







-FDNY LT HONORED AS HERO JUST 10 DAYS PRIOR TO GIVING HIS LIFE

-FIRE APT WHERE HE DIED: "COLLYERS MANSION CONDITIONS" KNOWN IN 2014 AS "HOARDERS"

On June 26th, FDNY Lieutenant Gordon Ambelas and his fire company were honored by FDNY Commissioner Dan Nigro, Chief of Department Ed Kilduff, Rabbi David Niederman of the United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg and North Brooklyn, and a family extremely grateful for the FDNY saving the life of their young son, who had been trapped in a role-up gate.

Less than 10 days later, the community was shocked to learn that Lt. Ambelas passed away. “This tragic story shows the dangers the lieutenant and all FDNY members put themselves in, willingly and knowingly, to save others. They are really the bravest,” said Rabbi Niederman.




PREVIOUS RESCUE DETAILS HERE:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/fallen-firefighter-ambelas-honored-only-weeks-earlier-2014-07-07-072800




COLLYERS MANSION CONDITIONS:

Well before the TV show Hoarders, veteran Firefighters know the dangers of cluttered dwellings. When FDNY officials referred to "Collyers conditions" found inside the Brooklyn apartment where Lt. Gordon M. Ambelas died Saturday night, they were using a shorthand that date backs to the 1940's.


A "Collyers' Mansion," in fire talk is a dangerously cluttered house, packed with anything from stacks of newspapers to boxes to junk and collectibles.

It's a historical reference to Homer and Langley Collyer, two brothers found dead in 1947 amid more than 100 tons of collectibles, furniture, newspapers and junk in their Harlem brownstone, which they had booby-trapped.

Their lives, and deaths, have passed into the folklore of New York City - Homer's body was found first, on March 21, 1947, Langley's second, on April 8, 1947, about 10 feet away from his brother.

LEARN ABOUT THE "COLLYER BROTHERS" HERE:

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2014/07/for_firefighters_a_collyers_ma.html 




IMPORTANT:

LEARN MORE ABOUT FIREFIGHTING IN HOARDER CONDITIONS:

http://chamberofhoarders.com/




Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

The Secret List 7/7/14-0828 Hours



 

 

 

 

FDNY LIEUT DIES AFTER BECOMING TRAPPED IN BLDG FIRE (The Secret List)

Sunday, July 6, 2014  FDNY LT DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY

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An FDNY Lieutenant recently hailed as a hero for saving a 7-year-old Williamsburg (Brooklyn) boy has now been killed in the Line of Duty last night fighting a fire in a Brooklyn high-rise.

Lt. Gordon Matthew Ambelas, 40, a 14-year veteran of the FDNY, was searching for victims as he and members of Ladder 119 beat back fire on the 19th floor of the Independence Towers on Wilson St. at about 2110 hours.

Lt. Ambelas got trapped in the fire in an apartment. While he was removed following maydays and rescue, he succumbed to multiple injuries. More to follow. RIP. Our condolences to all affected.

MAYOR & FIRE COMMISSIONER NEWS CONFERENCE:

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Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

The Secret List 7-6-2014-0630 hours

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FATAL FIRE APPARATUS CRASH (The Secret List)

Friday, July 4, 2014  Hey,

A 48-year-old man died this morning in a crash involving a North Kitsap (Washington State) Fire & Rescue apparatus.




Around 1100 hours this morning, an engine company was heading south on a roadway and attempted to turn left and collided with the driver of a 2006 Yamaha scooter.




The driver of the scooter was pronounced dead at the scene. The front left bumper and corner of the engine was damaged. It's not yet clear if the company was responding or who had the right of way. We'll post more as it becomes available.

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

The Secret List 7-4-2014-1820 hours

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Fire Chief Critically Injured, Lightning Strikes (The Secret List)

Thursday, July 3, 2014  All,

Murrieta (San Diego County, California) Fire Chief Matt Shobert
was severely injured yesterday by a rock thrown from brush-clearing equipment. Shobert, who has served as chief of the Murrieta Fire Department since 2011 and was previously fire chief in Hemet, suffered severe trauma to his face. He was taken to Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar Wednesday then flown to Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda. He underwent his first reconstructive surgery last night.WHAT HAPPENED:

Maintenance crews were clearing brush yesterday morning and had called the Fire Department to make sure they weren’t at risk of starting a fire. A Firefighter, along with Chief Shobert, went to check on conditions there.

About 0900 hours, Chief Shobert was standing outside his SUV, a good distance from the nearest mower, when a large rock struck him in the face-witnesses thought he was shot.

When paramedics saw the trauma to his face, they thought it was a gunshot wound as well.

Police were called out for fear there was a person armed with a gun. They used an armed vehicle to search the area but found not sign of a gunman. Eventually, they realized it must have been a projectile flung by the mower and they found the rock that struck the chief.

Reports are that Chief Shobert is likely to face many more surgeries. His wife is at the hospital and other family are on their way from Arizona.

Keep him and his family in your prayers.







FIREFIGHTERS SHOCKED BY LIGHTNING

Yesterday, 7 Frefighters were hospitalized with injuries they sustained following a lightning strike while operating at a dwelling fire in Guilford, VT. The hospitalized firefighters were in the building on East Mountain Road when they suffered their injuries. Heavy storms and lightning hit the area-and continued as the members were operating. All suffered NLT injuries.

Take Care. Be careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

The Secret List 7/3/2014-1800 Hours

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U NEED 2 SEE: Video Of A Hotel Fire Starting-Ending w/4 Fatalities (The Secret List)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014  Hey,

This is something that we will probably see more and more of as video and security cameras are pretty much everywhere these days. This one is well worth it to show to:

-Fire Students-yep

-Citizens-yep

-Firefighters-yep

-Elected Officials/City Hall Dwellers-yep

-Anti-Sprinkler Peoples-Definitely




This fire killed 4 people at a Point Pleasant Beach (NJ) motel in March, and it  started when one of the residents fell asleep standing up while smoking a cigarette over a chair...and it was caught on video.


Portions of the videotape capture the minutes before the fire broke out at the Mariner’s Cove Motel on March 21 and show how
the fire spread so quickly that authorities said patrons in nearby rooms had little chance of getting out. 


Video also shows Mariner's Cove Motel resident John Alberti walk into the lounge area on the second floor and fall asleep standing up while smoking a cigarette. Embers from Alberti's cigarette fell into the corner of a chair, which quickly ignited. Four people, including Alberti, were killed in the March fire.

HERE are the videos:

http://www.nj.com/ocean/index.ssf/2014/07/cause_of_deadly_point_pleasant_beach_motel_fire_caught_on_video.html 

HERE is the dispatch and related photos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W73OFegdNww 

This is a GREAT opportunity to share this and pass it on... so the un-knowing (about fire) can become the knowing.

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

The Secret List 7-2-14-1500 Hours

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