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3 FIREFIGHTERS LODD-SA, FD Crash Add'l, WTF/FDIC, ISFSI (The Secret List)

Sunday, April 19, 2015   ==3 FIREFIGHTERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY-FOLLOWING FIRE IN A SILO-FIRE CHIEF'S SON AMONG THE FALLEN The Secret List www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com

3 Firefighters were killed in the Line of Duty late yesterday in the City of Minga Guazú, where they responded this morning to continue cooling after a fire yesterday. The area is in Paraguay, in Central South America. 

The members who lost their lives are FF's Ronald Aguilera, Arnaldo Gonzalez and Saturnino Riveros. The latter is the son of the Commander of the Fire Department of Minga Guazú, Syriac Riveros, who was also at the scene, was injured but was rescued alive.

The four Firefighters responded to the silo for some post-fire tasks. The fire, which started at 16:00, was knocked down, but required a lot of overhaul and continued cooling. The company was on site and operating when they fell to the dryer and became trapped, according to preliminary reports, indicating they had suffocated. Our condolences to all those affected. RIP.

 

 

==UPDATE: TEXAS FIRE APPARATUS CRASH-FIREFIGHTERS REMAIN CRITICAL-FIRE DEPT MUTUAL AID EMS UNIT CRASHES WHILE RESPONDING TO THE APPARATUS CRASH-ALL MEMBERS OK

2 Firefighters remain in critical condition following a series of crashes on a stretch of rural Texas road Friday, that involved several vehicles including a fire truck and a responding ambulance.

The Officer was reportedly ejected and members were trapped under the apparatus. 5 Firefighters were trapped after their truck overturned following a collision with a pickup truck that drove through an intersection. 
NOTE: An ambulance from the Killeen FD whose crew was en route to the crash scene (with other KFD companies) was also involved in an accident. Road conditions at the time were wet.

We have posted additional pictures on the www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com home page.

 

HERE IS VIDEO FROM THE APPARATUS CRASH SCENE:

http://www.kwtx.com/home/headlines/Local-Firefighters-Trapped-After-Major-Traffic-Accident-300389681.html

KTIYP's. 

 

 

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==ADD'L IMPORTANT ACTIVITIES OF NOTE FOR FDIC:

ISFSI Fire Instructors Social
Mo's A Place for Steaks, 15 East Maryland Street
Time: Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

ISFSI will be giving away thousands of dollars in door prizes at this event. This social and the subsequent giveaways are the Society’s way of thanking its membership and welcoming new members. Not currently an ISFSI member? The Society is also welcoming you to join at the door for an intro membership fee. If you are an ISFSI member or part of the FDIC teaching staff or wish to join that evening, make this a must. It's is an excellent opportunity for instructors to network with outstanding food, drinks, and amazing door prizes. Come by to see your friends and make new ones! Sponsored by Honeywell & Scott Safety.

FIRE INSTRUCTORS MEETING
ISFSI Annual Meeting (FREE Lunch Provided)
Room Sagamore 7
Friday, April 24, 2015, 1:00 p.m.

ISFSI invites you to attend the 2015 spring membership meeting and luncheon free of charge! Participate in the only international membership organization representing the interest of fire service instructors. This meeting is open to all current ISFSI members and those wishing to obtain membership. We will be giving away thousands of dollars in door prizes that all in attendance will be eligible for if you are a member. Come join us and wrap up FDIC International 2015 with ISFSI!

 

ADDITIONAL DETAILS RE: FDIC:

The Secret List/FireFighterCloseCalls crew members are looking forward to seeing you. 

Here are some of our crew members activities:

Monday 4/20/15 –HOT WORKSHOPS
0800-1200 – ISFSI Principles of Modern Fire Attack – Train the Trainer – Brian Kazmierzak
0800-1200 – Instructor and Training Officer Boot Camp – Forest Reeder and Rudy Horist

Tuesday 4/21/15 –HOT WORKSHOPS
0800-1200 – Survival: Why Things Went Right and Why They Went Horribly Wrong – Billy Goldfeder and Gordon Graham
0800-1200 – Building the Ladder – Officer Development Programs – Forest Reeder and Rudy Horist
1330-1730 – ISFSI Instructor Development Clinic – Forest Reeder, Rudy Horist, Brian Kazmierzak

Wednesday 4/22/15 –
1030-1215 - Preplanning for a Wildland Event: A Technology Based Community Approach – Seth Barker
1330-1515 – The Five Most Dangerous Places – Forest Reeder

Thursday 4/23/15 –BIG ROOM SESSION
1020-1215 - Fireground Size-Up, Command, Control, Accountability, and Survival: Darn! It Didn't Go Well, Why? – Billy Goldfeder with guest Bob Grabowski-Chief of Homewood IL. 

Friday 4/24/15 –
0830-1015 – MayDay for Mental Health – Pat Kenny
1100-1200 – Pass it On Book Signing At Fire Engineering Booth

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass it On.

BillyG

The Secret List 4/18/2015-2000 Hours

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FIREFIGHTER LODD AT SCENE, 42 YO (The Secret List)

Saturday, April 18, 2015  NEBRASKA FIREFIGHTER LODD AT SCENE

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A Dakota City Fire and Rescue volunteer Firefighter collapsed and died while preparing to leave the scene of a fire Thursday evening. Emergency responders on the scene made numerous attempts to revive Andrew “Andy” Zalme without success, the release said. The exact cause of death wasn't known and will require medical tests.
Zalme, 42, a longtime member of the department, was with crews that had responded to a fire on Highway 35. The Nebraska State Volunteer Firefighters Association said in a statement he will be greatly missed by the organization and the city. Survivors include his wife, Bobbi, and three children. Funeral arrangements were pending Friday. KTIYP's. RIP.

BillyG

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APPARATUS CRASH-FF's Critical (The Secret List)

Saturday, April 18, 2015   Hey,

5 Firefighters from the Central Bell Fire Rescue volunteer fire department have been transported to a Scott & White Hospital in Temple after their fire apparatus rolled over on FM 439 near Belton last night.

2 Firefighters are reported to be in critical condition with traumatic injuries and 3 were expected to be late last night or early this morning. 2 civilians were also reported injured.
Central Bell County Fire Rescue is a volunteer fire department that operates out of Nolanville not far from Waco. KTIYP's-we'll keep you advised.

Take Care, Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

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Dwelling Fire-Remembering Kyle Wilson, SFD Fires (The Secret List)

Friday, April 17, 2015   All,

As you are hopefully aware, Fire Technician (Firefighter) Kyle Wilson of the Prince William County (VA, Washington DC suburb) Department of Fire & Rescue was killed in the Line of Duty when he horrifically but heroically gave his life at a single family dwelling fire on April 16, 2007. Today is the anniversary of his Line of Duty death.

PLEASE take time to check out the links below that include video access, slides, photos and graphs to help you-and your crew understand this fire.

===WHAT HAPPENED SUMMARY:

Technician Kyle Robert Wilson was 24-years old when he joined the Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue on January 23, 2006. 


Kyle horrifically died in the line of duty on April 16, 2007 while performing search and rescue operations at a house fire on Marsh Overlook Drive. On that day, Technician Wilson was part of the firefighter staffing on Tower 512 which responded to the house fire that was dispatched at 0603 hours. The Prince William County area was under a high wind advisory as a nor’eastern storm moved through the area. Sustained winds of 25 mph with gusts up to 48 mph were prevalent in the area at the time of the fire dispatch to Marsh Overlook Drive.

Initial arriving units reported heavy fire on the exterior of two sides of the single family house and crews suspected that the occupants were still inside the house sleeping because of the early morning hour. A search of the upstairs bedroom commenced for the possible victims.

A rapid and catastrophic change of fire and smoke conditions occurred in the interior of the house within minutes of Tower 512’s crew entering the structure. Technician Wilson became trapped and was unable to locate an immediate exit out of the hostile environment. Mayday radio transmissions were made by crews and by Technician Kyle Wilson of the life-threatening situation. Valiant and repeated rescue attempts to locate and remove Technician Wilson were made by the firefighting crews during extreme fire, heat and smoke conditions.

Firefighters were forced from the structure as the house began to collapse on them and intense fire, heat and smoke conditions developed. Technician Wilson succumbed to the fire and the cause of death was reported by the medical examiner to be thermal and inhalation injuries.

We take time out to remember the loss of Fire Technician Kyle ilson---and provide the below links to learn about the fire, an excellent way to honor his life for all FF's.

===PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY FIRE RELATED DOCUMENTS, PRESENTATIONS:
http://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/FR/Pages/Technician-I-Kyle-Wilson-LODD-Report.aspx

===NIOSH REPORT:
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/reports/face200712.html

===PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY FIRE REPORT:
http://www.iaff.org/hs/LODD_Manual/LODD%20Reports/Prince%20William%20County,%20VA%20-%20Wilson.pdf

===KYLE WILSON MEMORIAL VIDEO:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUo_Z-zwZtU

***KYLE WILSON MEMORIAL FUNDRAISING AND MORE DETAILS ABOUT KYLE***
www.kylewilsonmemorial.com


RELATED:

AT FDIC NEXT WEEK: SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING FIRES:

Next week at FDIC, in "The Big Room Session" at 1030 on Thursday morning (right after the opening session) there will be a presentation on structural firefighting. As a part of that, the "5 years later" story of the dwelling fire in Homewood, Illinois that tragically took the life of FF Brian Carey will be shared by the Chief of the HFD. Here is the NIOSH report of that fire.

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/reports/face201010.html

FDIC Session Title: 

Fireground Size-Up, Command, Control, Accountability, and Survival: Darn ! It Didn't Go Well, But Why? 

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

The Secret List 4/16/2015-2015 Hours

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FDIC INFO FOR YOU, Did That Really Just Happen? (The Secret List)

Thursday, April 16, 2015   Hey... A few items before the journey to Indy starts.

 

FIRE NOTIFICATIONS:

For those of you interested, you can received NO COST working fire texts while at FDIC for fires in and around Indy. Details below, scroll down.

 

 

=THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME NON-PROFIT FDIC EVENTS, OPEN TO ALL. THESE ARE FUND RAISING SOCIAL EVENTS:


==="PASS IT ON" BOOK SIGNING.
Dozens of "PASS IT ON" Contributors in one spot!
PASS IT ON-If you have a copy of the book "Pass It On-What We Know, What We Want You To Know", there will be a "group book signing" with many of the books contributors at the:

FIRE ENGINEERING BOOTH ON FRIDAY FROM 1100-1200, be sure to come by.

REMEMBER that because of you-we have raised well over $30,000.00 so far for the NFFF and the Chief Ray Downey Scholarship Program. If you don't have a copy of PASS IT ON yet, the FDIC bookstore is open throughout the week-cya there!


===THE FDIC 2015 COMEDY vs. FIREFIGHTER CANCER EVENT.
Look, you're gonna eat, drink and relax ANYWAY...why not do it and support OUR OWN.
WHAT: Party benefiting the nonprofit Firefighter Cancer Support Network.
WHEN: TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015 - 1930 Hours
TIME/LOCATION: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. / Show starts at 7:30 p.m. / Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, 350 West Maryland Street, Indy


===THE INDY METRO FOOLS BASH.
Location: Corner of Jackson and S. Meridian St.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 1700 hours until...
The gates will open at 1700 hours. There is a $5.00 donation entry fee; you must be 21 to enter. Brought to you by INDYMETRO  F.O.O.L.S., along with Hooters and HONEYWELL/RAE Systems.The gates will open at 1700 hours. There is a $5.00 donation entry fee; you must be 21 to enter. 

 


===STOP DROP, ROCK & ROLL PARTY & SUPER AUCTION.
Location: Indiana Roof Ballroom, 140 West Washington Street
WHEN: Thursday, April 23, 2015, 7pm-11 pm
Join the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation for a fun-filled night with friends. The evening includes live music, food and refreshments, and the highlight of the night–the live auction! Items include FIRE EQUIPMENT, RADIO EQUIPMENT, PPE, CLOTHING, PROFESSIONAL SPORTS ITEMS, JEWELRY, ARTWORK, NASCAR ITEMS & ITEMS SUCH AS PRE-FIRE PLANNING PROGRAMS & MUCH MORE! For more information, go to www.stopdroprocknroll.com

 

 

===EIGHTH ANNUAL FDIC COURAGE AND VALOR FUN RUN
Location:  White River State Park
WHEN Thursday, April 23, 2015, 6:00 pm
The eighth annual FDIC Courage and Valor Fun Run will take place at the White River State Park located just a short walk from the Indianapolis Convention Center. The scenic, flat, fast course winds around the canal and provides runners with an absolutely safe (no traffic crossings) opportunity to enjoy a brisk fun run with their fellow firefighters. All proceeds go to help sponsor the Ray Downey Courage and Valor Medal and Award presented each year at FDIC. All are welcome to participate. Registration is $20.00 at the convention center Monday and Tuesday of FDIC (in Hoosier Hallway) or online at www.tuxbro.com and $25 on site at the race. All preregistered participants will receive T-shirts. 

 

 

===FDIC ANNUAL MEMORIAL STAIR CLIMB:

Location: Lucas Oil Stadium
WHEN: Friday, April 24, 2015, 1:30 pm-3:15 pm
Fire service members from across the United States are invited to participate in the FDIC 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb.  This is not a race but an opportunity to honor and remember the 343 FDNY members who selflessly gave their lives so that others might live.  For more information about the 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb, visit: www.9-11stairclimb.com or the Special Events booth in Hoosier Hallway at the show.

 

 

===OTHER OUTSTANDING FDIC SPECIAL EVENTS ARE LISTED HERE:

http://www.fdic.com/special-events.html

 

 

DID THAT REALLY JUST HAPPEN??

===A CLASS AT FDIC WELL WORTHY OF YOUR TIME:

That pretty much defines all of them, but I wanted to pass this on to you. 

CHECK OUT:

Did That Really Just Happen? Dealing With Serious Line-of-Duty Injuries

On duty as a member of FDNY Rescue Co. 1, FF John Walters was struck by a car and pinned between the cab and Rescue `1's apparatus. John suffered extremely serious injuries including the loss of one leg...his story is remarkable and one that will benefit every department-large or small. Presented by Chief/Firefighter (Ret.) John Walters III, Port Washington Fire Department/Fire Department of New York, Rescue Co. No. 1.

WHEN: Thursday, April 23, 2015
1:30 PM-3:15 PM

Lucas Oil Standium Room MR-1/2
Students are taken step by step through the process of a major line-of-duty injury--before it occurs, while it is happening, and many years after the incident. They learn from members who have been through the experience what occurs and how they and their departments can be proactive in this area. 

VIDEO ABOUT THE CLASS: http://tinyurl.com/qeyarxx

 

 

ARE YOU DRIVING TO FDIC FROM THE EAST?

If you are traveling on I-70 (thru the Dayton area, I-71) west bound to FDIC in Indy, stop by the World Famous Company 7 BBQ! It's right off I-70 Exit 29 / State Rt 48 / Main Street just 2000' north of I-70 on 48. They'll also be at FDIC  be on South Street. www.company7bbq.com . Check out Company 7 BBQ, a Firefighter Owned Restaurant.

 

WORKING FIRE PAGING NOTIFICATIONS WHILE AT FDIC:

Current Incident Notification Services, Inc. (CINS) is again offering FREE WORKING INCIDENT NOTIFICATIONS to your mobile device for anyone attending this year’s FDIC Conference to your mobile phone. To qualify, just send information below (all fields must be filled out) and email it to them at: information@cins.bz:

Name:
Email Address:
Company/Department Name:
Company/Department City:
Mobile Phone Number:
Mobile Service Provider:
Do you want to receive incidents from The Indianapolis area (yes/no):
If available, are there other areas that you would like to receive incident notifications from?  If yes, what areas?

You will receive a test message when everything is set up. This FREE service will start on or about April 19, 2015 and continue through April 26, 2015. Please contact them via email at information@cins.bz or via phone at 847-366-9711 with any questions or concerns.

 

Safe travels to FDIC-we sure look forward to seeing you.

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass it On.

BillyG

The Secret List 4/16/2015-1700 Hours

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