FF Mangold was a dedicated Firefighter for 3.5 years with his department, joining while still in high school at the age of 18. He, his father, and a family friend & his girlfriend were in his dad’s shop. The family friend had been working on a vehicle & there was a build up of gas fumes then a spark. 3 of the 4 victims needed CPR with several of his own fire department members working on Chaise. The fire occurred on 4-10 & he passed away on 4-15 from his injuries which were all internal from the smoke & the length of time CPR was being done.
As a followup to last evenings TSL posting, Lacon-Sparland (IL) Firefighter Chaise Mangold died from injuries sustained on April 10 in a fire at a family property. FF Mangold, 21, was working on a truck when gas fumes built up in the shed, and there was an explosion about 1515 hours Saturday.
To his department and community, Firefighter Magold died a hero, as after the explosion, without regard for himself, he attempted to get in a different truck & was going to drive it through a door so others could get out. Unfortunately he went unconscious inside the truck.
Our thanks to LSFD Chief Rich Koch for this update and our sincere condolences to all those affected-as well as our prayers for the survivors fighting to survive.
=FATAL FIRE APPARATUS CRASH IN NORTH CAROLINA
A school teacher was killed in a crash with a West Buncombe fire truck Thursday afternoon.
The crash happened about 1530 hours at the entrance to Eblen Intermediate School, Firefighters rendered emergency care to the driver of the other vehicle, who was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. There were no other injuries.
While not job related, our condolences to the Mineola (NY) Fire Department in the tragic death of one of their Firefighters. Firefighter Andrew Desiderio, 21, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering at Binghamton University, was killed in a hiking accident on Monday, in the western United States.
A GoFundMe page named the Andrew Desiderio Memorial Scholarship Fund was set up yesterday by Mary Desiderio. Instead of food or flowers, her family is urging people to donate to a scholarship fund created in conjunction with Mineola High School to remember Desiderio, a former Eagle Scout who first joined the Mineola FD’s internationally recognized Junior Firefighter Program, when he was 13 years old. Rest In peace.
HERE is the fundraiser for the scholarship.
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.
The Secret List 4/16/2021-1018 hours