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Apparatus Recall, Calif LODD Funeral Details, Hartford Shirts (The Secret List)

Sunday, October 19, 2014  Hey,

A new recall has been issued by the maker of the fire apparatus chassis involved in that June crash that killed a Montana Fire Chief and a family of five. The recall of the double Cardan front drive shaft comes from
Navistar which manufactures the International

4800 apparatus involved in the crash in June.

The recall by Navistar is for International 4800 trucks built between 1999 and 2002 that are equipped with Fabco TC-200 transfer cases. The recall notice says the driveshaft may separate and cause axle lockup if a joint in the driveshaft seizes.


The recall was issued after the Montana Highway Patrol released their accident report. The recall is slightly different from previous recalls in that this one requires the part to be removed and replaced.



Navistar's communications director, Steve Schrier tells media that Navistar has not received their report, but issued the recall after conducting their own investigation. He says an investigation is often launched after consumer concerns about a possible defect. During their investigations they look at things such as warranty claims and gather data from field reports. If a defect is found, Navistar then issues a recall and notifies their customers to correct the defect.


In this particular case, Schrier said their investigation found 5 other incidents since 2008 which prompted them to issue the voluntary recall. Navistar has notified all customers and are in the process of implementing the voluntary recall.







CALIFORNIA FIREFIGHTER LODD FUNERAL:

Firefighters will gather together to pay their respects to Airtanker Pilot Geoffrey

“Craig” Hunt as well as to his family, who paid the ultimate sacrifice with his life while fighting the Dog Rock Fire near El Portal, California. 

A celebration of Craig’s life, with full Line of Duty Death fire service honors, will take place Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 10 a.m.

On October 7, 2014, Dyncorp Pilot Geoffrey “Craig” Hunt was involved in a fatal crash while flying a CAL FIRE S-2T Airtanker over the Dog Rock Fire burning near Yosemite’s Arch Rock.

Geoffrey “Craig” Hunt was born October 14, 1951 in Richmond, IN. He is survived by his wife, Sally, who he married in September of 1975, and his two daughters, Nancy Hunt and Sarah Hunt Lauterbach. Hunt served as a US Navy P3 pilot from 1975-1984 and was in the reserves for 20 years. 

Memorial Service

Location: Church on the Hill, 500 Sands Dr., San Jose, CA 95125

Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 10 a.m. RIP.







HARTFORD (CT) FD LODD FUNDRAISER SHIRTS

 

 

 

 

Fire Apparatus Recall (The Secret List)

Sunday, October 19, 2014  Hey,

A new recall is issued by the maker of the fire apparatus chassis involved in that June crash that killed a Montana Fire Chief and a family of five. The recall of the double Cardan front drive shaft comes from Navistar which manufactures the International 4800 apparatus involved in the crash in June.

The recall was issued after the Montana Highway Patrol released their accident report. The recall is slightly different from previous recalls in that this one requires the part to be removed and replaced.

Navistar's communications director, Steve Schrier tells media that Navistar has not received their report, but issued the recall after conducting their own investigation. He says an investigation is often launched after consumer concerns about a possible defect. During their investigations they look at things such as warranty claims and gather data from field reports. If a defect is found, Navistar then issues a recall and notifies their customers to correct the defect.

In this particular case, Schrier said their investigation found 5 other incidents since 2008 which prompted them to issue the voluntary recall. Navistar has notified all customers and are in the process of implementing the voluntary recall.


Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

The Secret List 10-19-2014 1100 hrs

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23rd Street Fire (The Secret List)

Friday, October 17, 2014  All,

Today is the anniversary of the infamous 23rd Street Fire that took place on October 17, 1966. Firefighters from the FDNY responded to a fire at 7 East 22nd Street entered a building at 6 East 23rd Street as part of an effort to fight the fire. 

Twelve members of every rank, from a probationary Firefighter to a Deputy Chief, made the Supreme Sacrifice, were killed in the Line of Duty when the ground floor of the store collapsed. The fire originated in a basement storage area, which was concealed by a four-inch thick cinderblock wall illegally constructed by the building’s previous owner.

It was the largest loss of life in the department's history until the collapse and murders at the World Trade Center in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. R.I.P.

MUCH MORE HERE:

http://www.nyfd.com/history/23rd_street/23rd_street.html





http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/17/nyregion/17fire.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

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BillyG
The Secret List 10-17-2014

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Hartford LODD Funeral Details (The Secret List)

Friday, October 10, 2014  All,

Hartford CT FF Kevin Bell will be laid to rest on Oct. 13, according to the Hartford Fire Fighters Association.

www.HartfordFire.org

Calling hours are set for between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. at The First Cathedral on Blue Hills Avenue in Bloomfield. The funeral mass will follow at 11 am.

Born and raised in Hartford, FF Kevin Bell was stationed a few hundred feet from the house that turned out to be his last call.

WARM TRIBUTE: one area man is hoping to heal the city with a moving tribute. He's driving around Hartford with an electric billboard honoring Firefighter Kevin Bell.

"The main reason I did this was to uplift the fire department and uplift the family, to give them something to smile about," said Bill Madina, who developed the tribute.

A memorial fund has been established through the Hartford Fire Fighters Survivors' Fund to benefit the family of Kevin Bell.

Donations can be sent here:

Kevin L. Bell Memorial Family Fund

C/O Hartford Fire Fighters Survivors' Fund

Farmington Bank

669 Hebron Ave.

Glastonbury, CT 06033

Keep your prayers up for FF Jason Martinez in their thoughts and prayers.

Martinez was also hurt in the fire. He remains hospitalized in Bridgeport with some serious burns on 10 percent of his body. Officials said he had to jump from a window when conditions in the home worsened.

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

The Secret List 10-10-2014 1330 hrs

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This Weekend In Maryland (The Secret List)

Friday, October 10, 2014  All,

The lives of 98 Firefighters who died in the Line of Duty during 2013 and nine Firefighters who died in previous years will be honored during the 33rd National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday, October 12. The service begins at 10:00 a.m. (ET) at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland and is open to the public. 

The Fallen Firefighters also will first be remembered in a special Candlelight Service on Saturday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m. (ET). You’ll have the opportunity to watch both services live.

The annual tribute is sponsored by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and the U.S. Fire Administration. More than 5,000 including members of the fire service, and families, friends, and co-workers of the fallen are expected to attend.

NOTE: NFFF is closely watching the weather in Emmitsburg for the weekend. No matter what the weather, the ceremonies will occur. We will send an alert if we need to move to our alternate site in Emmitsburg.

Hope to see you there, this weekend.

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

The Secret List 10-10-2014-0800 hrs

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