Because of the recent LODD’s and Close Calls, we are behind in passing some other items on to you…so here are a few of those items of interest:
FIREFIGHTER BURNED IN CT:
A Milford (CT) Firefighter went to the hospital yesterday with burns from fighting a tractor-trailer fire on Interstate 95. Firefighters responded to the fire and found the truck well involved….the truck driver, who wasn’t hurt, was standing nearby. The truck’s two saddle tanks ruptured and diesel fuel poured into the storm drain beneath it…causing more of a fire problem. Firefighter Brian Connelly was treated for minor burns to his hands from radiant heat, then released from Milford Hospital….the truck’s cargo of Liz Claiborne products was also damaged…
USE CAUTION AT CAR FIRES FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS:
A Wenatchee (WA) Firefighter’s bunker pants caught fire Wednesday morning when he was operating at a car fire and a gasoline link broke. Firefighters used foam to keep an SUV and family sedan parked next to a Lumina from catching on fire. A Firefighter attempted to pry open the hood so the crew could douse the fire, a fuel line dropped under the vehicle and started leaking gas. The stream caught fire and headed toward the FF’s foot, causing the fuel on the pant leg of his bunker pants to catch on fire. Another Firefighter put the fire out immediately. The FF was not injured and continued to work on the fire. On a side note, while this wasn’t a PPE problem per se, don’t forget the upcoming PPE Symposium: www.fireppesymposium.com
AUDIO: MARYLAND LODD MEDICAL HELICOPTER CRASH:
The above link will bring you to the preliminary report and audio from MSP chopper crash.
NOTE: TAKE TIME to listen to the audio (backup link) http://firstname.lastname@example.org
REPEAT OF YESTERDAYS FIRE LINK:
Some of you had trouble "clicking" on yesterdays link, try this or just cut and paste it into your browser. This is a "not to miss" video report:
Here is some older info related to that fire in Loudoun County, in case you missed it:
NEW SCBA DESIGN:
As many of you know, the IAFF has lead the move forward for several new PPE related innovations. The soon to be released new BUNKER GEAR design will allow for some significant and positive improvements..take a look: http://www.firehouse.com/news/2005/ppe.html
AND NOW, the latest innovation lead by the IAFF is the new SCBA design…take a look at this:
Here is the press release from the IAFF:
HOW ONE CITY IS DEALING WITH A PROBLEM:
This is about Alexandria, VA’s dealings with an ethanol transloading facility, that has become a PR mess….but it also shows how the pro-active Fire Chief and staff have attempted to handle this…even though much of this started even before the Fire Chief took office.
Take Care-BE CAREFUL.
The Secret List 10-31-08 / 1021 hours