(From http://www.odmp.org)Patrolman Tim Nielson Joplin Police DepartmentMissouriEnd of Watch: Monday, September 13, 2004Biographical InfoAge: 26Tour of Duty: 4 yrsBadge Number: Not availableIncident DetailsCause of Death: ExplosionDate of Incident: Tuesday, August 10, 2004Weapon … [Read more...]
On December 2, 2003 while performing routine hydrant testing I had a 1998 Mueller Hydrant (Manufactured in Albertville Alabama) blow out of the ground hitting me in the face. The impact broke my nose, three (3) teeth and caused bruising to my chest and right arm. The nose heeled … [Read more...]
10 FIREFIGHTERS HAVE CLOSE CALL ON SHIP
(FFCC's NOTE: Experience, training and discipline are noted in this Firefighter Close Call.)By Sallie James, Staff WriterApril 26, 2004, 5:46 AM EDTThe "mayday" call came in about 7 p.m. Sunday from a frantic firefighting crew trapped deep inside a burning ship. Ten firefighters … [Read more...]
THE COLLAPSE ZONE IS NOT ONLY FOR BUILDINGS!
(FFCC's NOTE: How many times have all of us been dispatched to what sounds like a BS run? Countless. The middle of the night-tones go off -we groan-and respond. When we arrive... jeez... "it's a tree fire" and we do what we have to without major concern...and then GRAVITY kicks … [Read more...]