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Sunday, April 19, 2015
==3 FIREFIGHTERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY-FOLLOWING FIRE IN
A SILO-FIRE CHIEF'S SON AMONG THE FALLEN
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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
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
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.
posted additional pictures on the www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com
VIDEO FROM THE APPARATUS CRASH SCENE:
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==ADD'L IMPORTANT ACTIVITIES OF NOTE FOR FDIC:
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
0800-1200 – Instructor and Training Officer Boot Camp – Forest Reeder and Rudy
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,
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.
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Saturday, April 18, 2015
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.
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Saturday, April 18, 2015
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.
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Friday, April 17, 2015
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.
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
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:
===PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY FIRE REPORT:
===KYLE WILSON MEMORIAL VIDEO:
***KYLE WILSON MEMORIAL FUNDRAISING AND MORE DETAILS ABOUT KYLE***
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.
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.
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Thursday, April 16, 2015
A few items before the journey to Indy starts.
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"
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
===THE FDIC 2015 COMEDY vs.
FIREFIGHTER CANCER EVENT.
Look, you're gonna eat, drink and relax ANYWAY...why not do it and support OUR
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
Location: Corner of Jackson and S. Meridian St.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 1700 hours
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.
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
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.
ANNUAL MEMORIAL STAIR CLIMB:
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium
WHEN: Friday, April 24, 2015, 1:30 pm-3:15
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.
OUTSTANDING FDIC SPECIAL EVENTS ARE LISTED HERE:
DID THAT REALLY JUST HAPPEN??
CLASS AT FDIC WELL WORTHY OF YOUR TIME:
That pretty much defines all of them, but I wanted to pass
this on to you.
Did That Really Just Happen? Dealing With Serious
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
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
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:
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 email@example.com
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.
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