3 Firefighters LODD-Wildland-Chile, Key Largo FF Update (The Secret List)

3 CHILEAN FIREFIGHTERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY-WILDLAND-CHILE
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We regret to pass on that 3 wildland Firefighters were killed in the Line of Duty last Sunday January 15 while fighting a fire in the commune of Vichuquén, Maule Region of Chile. An ongoing drought and variable winds led to extreme fire...
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Firefighter Close Calls – Home of the Secret List

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3 utility workers died today when they became trapped in a wastewater trench in the Florida Keys (Key Largo, Monroe County) after being overcome by hydrogen sulfide and methane fumes.
The workers had gone underground to look into a dip in a newly paved Key Largo road. When it was discovered they were down, a Key Largo Firefighter went underground to their rescue without SCBA and was also...
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Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation Report F2010-31| CDC/NIOSH

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Despite what some claim-there are fires-bad fire-as an example, in the last 24 hours 8 kids have died from fires in the USA. We also deal with a whole lotta other incidents. We are the "we can we help you" department. Why? Because we are the only ones with the training and tools to get the job done. Pretty much any job. We LOVE the fact that we can usually fix problems for people having a...
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Is Big Data Analytics The Secret To Successful Fire Fighting?

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Fire Station Fire, Remembering A Young Fallen Firefighter (The Secret List)

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A fire destroyed an Orange County Fire Authority firehouse early this morning. The Firefighters made it out of the non sprinklered firehouse but the apparatus was destroyed.
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REMEMBERING FIREFIGHTER KENNY HEDRICK-LODD DWELLING FIRE
On January 12th 1992, Prince...
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Fire burning at OCFA station house near Knott's Berry Farm; fire trucks destroyed

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Please take a minute to check this our and/or pass it on to your fire department safety officer, related to their job in preventing firefighter exposure to cancer-causing carcinogens and toxins.

The Fire Department Safety Officers Association’s annual Safety Forum, January 18-20, 2017, in Orlando, FL, will offer three programs to address firefighter cancer and what fire department...
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Home - Fire Department Safety Officers Association

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Here is an updated video link related to today's earlier Secret List posting on police arriving at fire scenes:

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Here is the recording of todays ISFSI/Fire Engineering podcast on police/law enforcement on the fireground:
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Safe Law Enforcement Operations on the Fireground

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The Cops Are At Your Fire! (The Secret List)

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Depending upon where you work, relations with law enforcement can be great-or not so great. While it's pretty safe to say that in most cases, relations are good-there is one area of concern that we may have all experienced-law enforcement officers arriving at fires before the FD and attempting to do what they think is the right thing-but is...
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Safe Law Enforcement Operations on the Fireground

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Firefighter LODD-Animal Rescue-India (The Secret List)

FIREFIGHTER IN INDIA LODD-ANIMAL RESCUE ELECTROCUTION
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We regret to pass on to you the Line of Duty death information on a Firefighter in Byculla, Mumbai, India who was electrocuted. Firefighter Rajendra Bhojane, who was electrocuted and died in the Line of Duty trying to save a bird entangled in electric cables, was given...
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Firefighter Close Calls – Home of the Secret List

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An extreme close call (as in thankfully no one was seriously hurt but apparatus was majorly damaged) in Seattle (Washington) this morning when a responding Seattle engine company and a ladder company crashed into each other sending 8 members to the hospital.
The companies were responding to an automatic fire alarm when the crash occurred just before 0800 hours at Northeast 65th Street and...
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Merry Christmas from the FFCC Staff!
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On Monday, in what would be 24 hours before an Ohio Firefighter would be killed in the Line of Duty (responding vehicle crash, ejection, no seat belt in use last night), a Trenton (New Jersey) Firefighter was seriously injured when he fell from Engine 9 while responding to a fire call.
The Firefighter fell out of the engine at about 1330 hours while the apparatus went around a curve...
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Eleven Years Ago

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As the holidays approach, we wanted to pass on a few other brand new books you may want to consider as gifts for firefighters, firefighters family and friends:

===DRAWING LINES-The Art Of Making A Difference
By Paul Combs
If you love Paul Comb's artwork-and you do-this latest book is a home run! Nearly 200 pages filled with his artwork/drawings covering every range (and every emotion) of...
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Drawing Lines: The ART of Making a Difference

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Because of "mix-up" with bioterror pathogens, a federal terrorism response training center in Alabama, FEMA says it mistakenly exposed more than 9,600 Firefighters, Paramedics and other students to a deadly toxin over the past five years.
DETAILS HERE:
[ Usatoday.com Link ]
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.
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The Secret List 12-15-2016-1600 hrs

Emergency trainees mistakenly exposed to deadly ricin

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Following the fifteenth anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks this past September, FDNY has published and mailed to every FDNY WTC-exposed responder in the FDNY Health Program a summary of its 15 years of health studies. You can download the report below.

In addition, this summary also included updated numbers and metrics demonstrating the effective utilization of the FDNY WTC...
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The Tennessee Wildfire Relief is a project established by the Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association. This is a request for any donation you can afford to assist the Firefighters who personally suffered losses in the Tennessee wildfires.
Below is a link to donate to the ongoing relief efforts in Sevier County, TN. They are collecting, distributing and offering advice, support and organization...
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Tennessee Wildfire Relief

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The NY Times is soliciting opinions and information related to the Oakland fire. And fires.
And fire death.
Really.

This is a very unique opportunity for Firefighters, Fire Officers, Fire Chiefs and others to share specific and non-specific information on fires, prevention, life safety and related information.

While this shouldn't be about the painstaking and heroic efforts of the OFD...
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The Oakland Fire: Delving Into What Happened, and Why

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This is just a quick "Secret List" for you to consider these two books as Christmas, Hanukkah and related holiday gift giving....knowing that 100% of the royalties are donated to 3 fire service charities.

"PASS IT ON...What We Know...What We Want You To Know" (Book #1)
....and the second volume:

"PASS IT ON-The 2nd ALARM" (Book #2)

Each of the nearly one hundred and fifty contributors*...
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PASS IT ON - WHAT WE KNOW-WHAT WE WANT YOU TO KNOW! | PASS IT ON - THE 2ND ALARM

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In 2018 we'll have been posting The Secret List for 20 years. In honor of that, you will see no changes. While necessary change is good, there is also so much unnecessary change in the world these days, so we figure that we won't.

Fire still a problem? Have you seen this morning headlines in Oakland? It's going to be a horrible ending in Oakland for the victims, families and the Oakland...
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The Perfect Fire

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It is with deepest regret that we pass on to you notification of the untimely passing of Orlando (Florida) District Fire Chief Matt Negedly. Chief Negedly passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. He is survived by his wife Jill and two young children, Luke and Brooke, his father and mother, George and Irene and brothers Billy, Robert and Steven.

The following was shared by the Orlando...
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