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Wednesday, May 8, 2013
MEXICO FIREFIGHTER DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY-MEDICAL EMERGENCY
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It is with deep regret that we advise you of the
Line of Duty Death of Wildland Firefighter, Daniel Davidson. FF Davidson, age
26, was working on project work near Mayhill, NM, on Sunday afternoon with two
other engine company crew members, when he collapsed. CPR was administered
immediately, however when emergency personnel responded with the Life Flight
helicopter, Davidson was pronounced deceased at the scene. The cause of FF
Davidson’s death is under investigation.
Davidson, a U.S. Army veteran had served two tours in Afghanistan with the 10th
Mountain Infantry Division. Following his tour in the Army, Davidson became a
crew member of Engine 621 on the Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln
Our sincere condolences to all affected. RIP. Additional information will be
provided as it becomes available.
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013
We regret to pass on to you that this morning, at 0236 hours Assistant
Fire Chief Stanley Martin Jr. of the Springfield Volunteer Fire
Department in Greene County, Alabama, (Tuscaloosa area) responded as an
apparatus operator to the scene of a structure fire at 71 Peachtree
Lane, Eutaw, AL. Following fire suppression activities, Asst. Chief
Martin began to complain of shortness of breath. Fire Chief George
Henderson called for an ambulance, but prior to its arrival, Asst. Chief
Martin stopped breathing and resuscitation was initiated by on scene
personnel. He was transported to Greene County Hospital but medical
efforts were unsuccessful. He was 71 years of age. Our sincere
condolences to all affected. We'll update additional as it becomes
Sunday, May 5, 2013
All,Funeral services take place this afternoon for FF Gene Kirchner, the Baltimore County Volunteer Firefighter from Reisterstown who died in the Line of Duty Thursday, a week after he was injured operating at a dwelling fire. This morning an honor guard will form along Main Street in Reisterstown beginning at 9:30. Area Boy Scouts will form the honor guard at the fire station, and American flags will line Main Street in Reisterstown, as well as the along the funeral procession route. A hearse carrying FF Kirchner's body is expected to drive past the fire station this morning.The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. at Har Sinai Congregation in Owings Mills. Kirchner will be buried at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium. FF Kirchner was injured while responding to an April 24 fire in a Victorian-style home. A resident of the home, 58-year-old Steven Stark died shortly after being pulled from the blaze. Baltimore County officials say that there was no sign of foul play in the fire, but the cause remains under investigation. The Maryland flag will be flown at half-staff until sunset today. FF Kirchner, 25, was a seven-year veteran of the fire department. His sister and his twin brother are also volunteer Firefighters. He worked as a dispatcher for Butler Medical Transport."He died doing what he loved to do, which was saving people," said Andrea Shockney, "He lit up the room. If you saw you were working with him on the schedule, you knew you were going to have a wonderful day.""It's very tough when you have young, dedicated people, dedicated to serving their community, and understanding it's just the love of helping people that drives them," said Baltimore County Chief John Hohman. "He was an active volunteer here with his twin brother and his sister, and was truly loved by all."Walnut Avenue will close between Greenspring and Park Heights at 11:30 AM. It will reopen when the procession has left Har Sinai.The procession to Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens will be as follows: From Har Sinai, right on Walnut; right on Greenspring Avenue to Broadway; left on Broadway. Broadway crosses Falls Road and becomes Padonia Road. Continue to the cemetery at 200 E. Padonia Road. This information from WBAL. RIP.Take Care-BE CAREFUL.BillyGThe Secret List 5-5-13www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com=
Saturday, May 4, 2013
2 L.A City Firefighters were burned while operating at
a 3 story dwelling fire in Sherman Oaks (California) early this morning. The
fire was reported at 0002 hours today on Sumac Drive, a winding hilly
road. The house, which was unoccupied, has two stories below ground level and
all 3 floors quickly became unstable. While operating, 3
Firefighters, including a Captain, were trapped in the structure an the Captain
was reportedly unconscious when rescued. Reports are that 2 of the Firefighters
suffered burns and were transported to local hospitals and the Fire Captain is
in serious but stable condition, and 1 of the Firefighters is in fair but
stable condition -- all due to burns. We'll post updates as applicable.
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The Secret List 5-4-13 / 1500 Hours
Thursday, May 2, 2013
VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER SUCCUMBS TO INJURY-LINE OF DUTY DEATH - THE
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We regret to pass on to you that Residerstown (Baltimore Co,
MD FD) Volunteer Firefighter Gene Kirchner has passed away following critical
injuries in last weeks dwelling fire in which a civilian was killed. FF
Kirchner was injured in that Reisterstown fire on April 24. He was found
inside the building, was removed, treated and was taken to Baltimore Shock
Trauma. Two days ago it was announced that he was in critical but stable
condition and would be transferred to a rehab center. FF Kirchner was
pronounced dead early this afternoon at Shock Trauma. "BCoFD's
thoughts are with his family at this difficult time," said Baltimore
County Public Safety spokesperson Elise Armacost. Resiterstown Firefighters
have immediately honored Kirchner's memory as just before 1400 hours this
afternoon they had placed black bunting on the firehouse. More to follow.
Our condolences to all affected-RIP.
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