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Long Island LODD Logistics UPDATE, Fatal EMS Crash (The Secret List)

Monday, December 29, 2014   All,

There was a fatal EMS crash this afternoon in Kentucky. Two civilians have died and two medics are hurt after a crash involving an ambulance and a small vehicle on the Mountain Parkway this afternoon. The crash happened on the eastbound lanes of the Mountain Parkway near mile marker 8 in Clark County (near Winchester) around 1430 hours.


A small blue car was traveling westbound on Mountain Parkway when it crossed the center line for unknown reasons into the path of the ambulance that was traveling eastbound. The car turned right in front of the ambulance and was basically run over by the bigger vehicle. Two people in the blue car died immediately. 


Two EMT's in the ambulance - which belongs to Allen's Ambulance Services in Booneville - were hurt. One was flown out of the scene to the University of Kentucky Hospital in critical condition and the other was driven to Clark Regional Hospital. KTIYP's.







IMPORTANT

IF YOU ARE ATTENDING THE INWOOD LONG ISLAND NY FUNERAL 

INFO UPDATE

 

All departments from outside Nassau County planning to attend the firematic service for Ex Chief Joseph Sanford on Tuesday December 30th should arrive at any of the following parking locations by 1800 hours. Parking arrangements for this service and the Wednesday funeral service have been made at the request of the Inwood Fire Department.

All departments attending the Wednesday December 31st funeral service should arrive at the parking locations by 800 hours. Shuttle service to/from the church from these locations will take attendees to and from the church.. Security will be provided at each parking location.
Kindly limit the amount of apparatus you plan to bring.

Parking Locations:

Costco
605 Rockaway Turnpike
Lawrence, NY 11559

Stop N Shop
603 Burnside Ave
Inwood, NY 11096

INFO FROM:

Paul Wilders
Planning Section
Nassau County Office of Emergency Management
510 Grumman Road West
Bethpage NY 11714
516-573-9646 Office
516-297-8668 Cell
Pwilders@nassaucountyny.gov

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

The Secret List 12-29-2014-1600 Hours

www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com

 

 

 

 

FF DIES FOLLOWING SHIFT, FF STRUCK, DRUNK KILLS FF, YOUR HELMET (The Secret List)

Sunday, December 28, 2014   NEW JERSEY FF-MEDICAL FOLLOWING SHIFT The Secret List www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com
We regret to pass on to you that Jersey City Firefighter James Woods died suddenly on Friday following his shift. The 44-year-old husband and Father of 3 was born in Jersey City and served for the fire department for 15 years. He was also a Ground Zero responder and worked there many hours in the aftermath of 9/11.
Besides his wife, Maryann, Woods is survived by his three children, Maegan MacKenzie, James III and many family and friends.
A wake for FF Woods is being held today, 2 to 6 p.m., and tomorrow, 4 to 8 p.m., at Fallon Funeral Home, 157 Bowers St., Jersey City.
The funeral will be held Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., at St. Joseph Parish, corner of Baldwin and Pavonia avenues. 

 

 

VIRGINIA FIREFIGHTER STRUCK

A Lebanon (VA) Firefighter was struck by vehicle at MVA scene last evening. Medflight was requested due to head injury and loss of consciousness. Lebanon is in SW Virginia and in Russell County. This morning, reports are that the FF is doing better. KTIYP's. 

 

 

DRUNK KILLS FIREFIGHTER, BROTHER OF THE FIRE CHIEF.

ANOTHER drunk driver has struck again, this time killing a Firefighter in Massachusetts and critically injuring his fiance. 

62-year-old Kevin Regan was struck and killed late last night by the drunk driver in the Cape Cod town of Yarmouth. The longtime Westfield Firefighter died at Cape Cod Hospital soon after the incident
Kevin Regan had been a Westfield Firefighter for 43 years, joining the department at the age of 19. He is the brother of Westfield Fire Chief Mary Regan.
Kevin Regan’s 62-year-old fiancée, Lynda Cavanaugh, was also hit by the alleged drunk driver while she and Regan were crossing Route 28 in Yarmouth. She’s being treated in a Boston hospital for serious injuries. 

55-year-old Paul G. Dennehy, of South Yarmouth will be arraigned on Monday on charges of motor vehicle homicide, operating under the influence of liquor, and operating under the influence of liquor with serious injury. Our condolences to all affected. RIP.

(Some of you may recognize the Westfield FD as Captain Rebecca Boutin wrote a chapter in our book, PASS IT ON, related to the CLOSE CALL of another Firefighter)

 

 

AND SPEAKING OF DRUNK DRIVING:
HERE is the radio traffic of that Kansas Firefighter who was drunk driving the apparatus earlier this week. Former Lincoln Ottawa FF Chelsea Matthew was behind the wheel and yapping on the radio....the 24-year-old woman was arrested for driving under the influence.

As she traveled down a road, Matthew used the fire radio to reach dispatchers, as you will hear on the dispatch recordings:

LISTEN HERE:
http://www.kctv5.com/story/27704469/firefighter-accused-of-taking-fire-truck-on-drunken-joy-ride

 

REMEMBER YOUR FIRST HELMET?

Be it graduating from the academy or whatever-getting your FIRST HELMET is often a big deal...or it should be. OUR HELMET is the most personal part of our PPE...it's a big deal.

CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT ....when a brand new firefighter gets his helmet. 

Excited?
Much?

Ya Think?

CONGRATS to soon to be Jr FF Luke Alley.

 

http://vimeo.com/115438880

 

(Here is more "Like Father-Like Son" http://tinyurl.com/lafc4mz

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass it On.

BillyG

The Secret List 12/28/2014-1515 Hours

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That Special Someone (The Secret List)

Saturday, December 27, 2014   Hey,

Do you have someone in your FD that - well, er, uh...ummm....when they are out of town - things actually seem to go better? 

You know, that very special "someone" who you wish you could just send away for a week - so that you can actually get some work done? 

So you can actually enjoy some peace and quiet? 

And NOT have to listen to their ranting and raving? 

Hmmm-sounds strangely familiar. Anyway....


Have we got a deal for you.


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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! 


It's a WIN WIN! They think you actually love'm, they come back with real "state of the art" knowledge ....and you get a well deserved "state of the art" break!


DO IT 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 THAT "SPECIAL" SOMEONE:
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Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

The Secret List 12/27/2014-1027 Hours

www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com 

 

 

 

 

NY LODD Funeral Details-Inwood FD (The Secret List)

Saturday, December 27, 2014   All,



Below are details for the funeral/memorial services for past Inwood Fire Department Assistant Chief Joseph Sanford Jr, who tragically was killed in the Line of Duty while operating at that mutual aid dwelling fire in nearby Woodmere, last week. 

 

For those traveling, as a point of reference, Inwood is very close to NYC's Kennedy Airport, near the Queens (NYC) / Nassau County line.

---Visitation 1-3 PM and - 6-9 PM, Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Our Lady of Good Counsel
68 Wanser Avenue Inwood, NY 11096 




 

---Firematic Service Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Our Lady of Good Counsel
68 Wanser Avenue Inwood, NY 11096 



 

---Funeral Service 9:00 AM, Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Our Lady of Good Counsel
68 Wanser Avenue Inwood, NY 11096 

 

MORE DETAILS HERE: http://www.flinchandbruns.com/memsol.cgi?page=services&user_id=1485604

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

The Secret List 12-26-2014-1900

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Apparatus Involved Fatality Crash (The Secret List)

Wednesday, December 24, 2014   All,

This morning at around 0900 hours, the Mebane Fire Department of Alamance County (North Carolina) was working a crash on I-85 at the 155 mm, at the Alamance/Orange County line.

While working that first crash, a civilian hydroplaned and struck the Chief’s vehicle, the engine AND the heavy rescue truck. The Chief was transported to hosp and has since been released. The civilian was killed.

AND THEN, AFTER THAT, a Greyhound bus and a State Trooper crashed at same location, resulting in a Multi-Patient Incident. Trooper not hurt the police vehicle was totaled.
There are pictures on twitter @FireNews, www.FireNews.net and our FFCC home page as well

Take Care. Be Careful. WATCH OUT AND EXPECT THEM TO NOT SEE US...

Pass It On.

BillyG

The Secret List 12/24/2014-1200 Hours

www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com 

 

 

 

 
 
 

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