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When They Ask: 2016 vs 1986 Dwelling Fires-Video (The Secret List)

Thursday, January 14, 2016   Hey,

It's pretty common these days to be asked to justify what fire departments do, why and of course the cost of services-and that's a good thing. Related to that is a "picture is worth one thousand words." 

But this isn't the typical picture. This "picture" shows whats's in the home of everyone who supports-or doesn't support their local fire departments. This applies to everyone. 

 

So maybe this will help, when they ask. Please take a look at this report done on the Today Show this morning.

This is of IMPORTANT interest to:
-Firefighters.

-Citizens.

-Elected Officials and related City Hall Dwellers so that they gain a potentially non-emotional, non-personality based and truly measurable UNDERSTANDING what we are up against today related to:

-Pre-Planning of Fire Department (local and mutual aid) Resources.

-First Alarm Assignments Using The Most Appropriate Resources (To Benefit Citizens & FF's)

-Turnout & Response Times.

-Size Up, Tactics and Staffing Related To Search, Rescue and Fire Control.

-Laws and Ordinances Related To Residential Fire Sprinklers. 

Take a look and share it with members of the above groups. 

 

http://www.today.com/video/why-you-have-less-time-to-escape-a-house-fire-today-than-30-years-ago-601680451516

 

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

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Firefighter Line of Duty Death-Burn Injuries/Trauma (The Secret List)

Thursday, January 14, 2016   WYOMING DEPUTY FIRE CHEF DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY

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We regret to pass on to you that Deputy Chief Clarence (Speed) Hartbank of the Fremont County (Wyoming) Fire Protection District has succumbed to injuries he received in a fire on Sept. 10th 2015.
Chief Hartbank fell through the ceiling of a bunker 15 ft, fighting a grass and structure fire in rural Fremont County, near Lander Wyoming.  He suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns over 38% of his body, 7 broken ribs and a punctured lung. The Chief was air lifted to Swedish medical center in Denver, CO and has gone through numerous surgeries in the months since he suffered his injuries. Speed died today in the Line of Duty, 1430 hours, at Swedish Hospital.

Our condolences to all those affected. RIP.

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass it On.

BillyG

The Secret List 1/13/2016-2000 hours

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A Young Firefighter To Remember (The Secret List)

Tuesday, January 12, 2016   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" on Amazon or HERE:

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

RIP Kenny.
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.
BillyG
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vFIREFIGHTER LODD AT TRAINING - MICHIGAN (The Secret List)

Monday, January 4, 2016   MI. FIREFIGHTER DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY - AT TRAINING

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All-

We regret to pass on to you that Firefighter Trainee,  Charles C. Adams, Jr. , 47, from Michigan died in the Line of Duty yesterday while training.

Spring Arbor Township FF Trainee Adams was participating in search and rescue training at the local fire academy. He became ill and momentarily lost consciousness. Displaying heart attack-like symptoms, he was transported by ambulance to the hospital. Firefighter Trainee Adams passed away at the hospital later that evening from a cause yet to be determined. Our condolences to all those affected. RIP.

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

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Firefighters Seriously Hurt - Rescue At Dwelling Fire (The Secret List)

Friday, January 1, 2016  Hey,
Several Pittsburgh (Pa) Firefighters were seriously hurt today following a working fire where they rescued a trapped elderly woman. Other family members safely escaped.
In the process of PBF companies operating, there was a flashover and members had to bail out. The members suffered a variety of serious injuries including significant burns, fractures etc but all are thankfully stable.
KTIYP's.
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.
BillyG
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