Fire App. Kills Civilian, FF Critical & Funeral Info (The Secret List)

 

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As posted on our home page yesterday, to be clear, the incident yesterday in Pennsylvania involved a piece of apparatus being delivered-NOT an in service rig. The man was struck and killed by a New Jersey FD’s brand new aerial ladder truck in Monroe County, PA.

The circumstances were pretty unusual-workers at a nearby vineyard saw the car go airborne then bounce down an embankment and slam into an iron gate and stone wall at the winery. The workers said a man staggered out of the car. They called 911 and told the man to stay put, but he refused their help and crawled back up the embankment…the man, now a "pedestrian"  was then struck by the rig on the highway. The apparatus is brand new and has yet to be added to the fleet of the Passaic, NJ FD. A vendor was driving it from a Pierce Manufacturing plant to N.J., where it was going to have final work done before being delivered to the FD.

 

PHILLY FIREFIGHTER CRITICAL:

A Philadelphia FF remains in critical condition after surgery where doctors were treating him for soot inhalation, broken ribs and a broken arm, according to Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers. FF Raymond Rajchel, a 34-year veteran, and firefighter Robert Underwood, a 23-year veteran, fell through a roof late Wednesday while operating at a fire inside an automotive-repair shop.

FF Underwood was treated for bruising and released…he caught himself as he fell, and colleagues rescued him as he dangled 20 feet above the concrete floor where Rajchel lay injured. Both work at Ladder 28 and were venting the garage’s roof when the incident occurred. Our prayers go out for his quick recovery.

 

FIREFIGHTER FUNERAL DETAIL REMINDERS:

DETROIT (MI) FF WALTER HARRIS:

TODAY is the LODD Funeral for Detroit Senior Firefighter Walter Harris Sr. Here are the details:

 

MAINE FF MICHAEL SNOWMAN:

TOMORROW is the LODD Funeral for 49-year-old FF Michael Snowman who died at a house fire in Detroit (Maine) when he had an apparent heart attack. FF Snowman will be remembered at a public service Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Hartland (Maine) First Baptist Church.

 

ILLINOIS FF STEVE KLINE:

Services for Firefighter/Paramedic Steve "Tiny" Kline: Visitation will be Sunday, November 23, 2008 from 2:00 pm till 8:00 pm w/FF walk through at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be on Monday, November 24 at 10:00. The visitation and the funeral will be at the Morris FD Station 2 at 2301 Ashton Road, Morris, IL 60450.

 

FIRE CHIEF CLARK O. MARTIN Jr.

As we shared a few weeks ago, Secret List member, long time friend, Fire Buff, Firefighter and Fire Chief CLARK MARTIN (Monroe County, FL and Fairfax County, VA) passed away after a very difficult but brave battle with cancer.

Memorial Service: Friday, December 5, 2008 at 4:00 PM, Burke Presbyterian Church, 5690 Oak Leather Dr.

Burke, Va. 22015…there will then be a reception on Friday, December 5, 2008 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM, Waterford at Fair Oaks, 12025 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22033.

Fire/Rescue personnel are encouraged to wear dress uniform. If you have any questions, contact Eric Lamar at the IAFF: [email protected]

Here is a wonderful piece that Bill at FireGeezer wrote about Clark:

 

Take Care-BE CAREFUL,

BillyG

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