WISCONSIN FIREFIGHTER DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY AT TRAINING
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We regret to advise you of the Line of Duty Death of Lt. Rick Borkin of the Thiensville (WI) FD. The students had just completed live fire training (exterior natural gas props) and were in the process of picking up hose and heading back inside. Lt. Borkin apparently started to not feel well and walked over to a department vehicle to sit down and take his gear off. When other FF’s came around the corner of the tower, they found him crumpled on the ground pulseless and not breathing. CPR was started immediately, an ALS unit was only minutes away and they worked him for an extended amount of time…but sadly he passed away in the Line of Duty at the training grounds. Lt. Borkin was 16 year member of the Thiensville Fire Department (WI), a volunteer department, and he was attending a State Certified Firefighter 2 Class at Milwaukee Area Technical College South Campus.
This is the 107th LODD for 2008. As always, our most sincere condolences to the members of the TFD but especially the family and friends of Lt. Borkin.
PA FIREFIGHTER SHOCKED:
A Pittston (PA) Firefighter was hospitalized early yesterday morning when he was shocked at the scene of a working fire. The FF was injured when an electrical line snapped off a utility pole and fell across the fire apparatus. The FF was standing near the pumps at the truck when the wire fell and draped across the rig…the FF felt a little discomfort but is in good condition and was admitted for observation last night.
Take Care-BE CAREFUL.
The Secret List 12-9-08 / 1220 hours