A Carrollton (Texas) Fire Captain has died in the Line of Duty after he suffered a medical emergency in quarters. Carrollton Fire Rescue Captain Lee Holbert was hospitalized on Wednesday, Sept. 9 but died yesterday, Sunday. He was 57 years old and served with the department for nearly 31 years. “Carrollton Fire Rescue is devastated by the loss of one of our own. Captain Holbert was a highly decorated 30-year veteran, an exceptional firefighter, a selfless teammate, and a tireless public servant. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time as we mourn this loss,” Fire Chief Gregg Salmi said.
Captain Holbert leaves behind a wife and three children. Funeral services are pending. Our condolences to all those affected. Rest In peace.
CIVIL UNREST & FIRE DEPARTMENT OPERATIONS
There is a webinar this Wednesday, September 16, 1 pm ET / 10 am PT and it will be featuring:
-FDNY Chief of Department John Sudnik…
-Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins,
-Immediate Past IAFC President & Chief of Champaign IL Fire Chief Gary Ludwig
-Atlanta 1st Deputy Fire Chief Byron Kennedy.
Their Focus: Civil Unrest & The Fire Service.
When peaceful protests take over the streets and demonstrations turn violent, leading to arson and injuries, fire departments are called to respond alongside law enforcement. These situations create challenging questions about how to fulfill the department mission while protecting firefighters and equipment.
Join these Fire Chiefs, Lexipol and the International Association of Fire Chiefs for an inside look at fire department response on the front lines of civil unrest—including Seattle, New York City and Atlanta—and learn how your department can be better prepared.
-Issues that prevented Firefighters from accessing areas where they were needed
-Strategies for communicating effectively between leaders and rank-and-file and setting department-wide operational and professional expectations
-Tactics for keeping firefighters safe while responding to potentially violent situations
-How fire departments can take an active role in confronting racial injustice while still supporting law enforcement.
These Chiefs have “been there and done that” and have an important message for all ranks-from Firefighter to Chief – so we can all learn.
REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR HERE:
REGISTER NOW and block out an hour this Wednesday the 16th, to join these Chiefs for another learning opportunity from LEXIPOL & The IAFC.
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.
The Secret List 9/114/2020-1128 Hours