FIREFIGHTER EJECTED IN RESPONDING CRASH-LODD (The Secret List)

OKLAHOMA FIREFIGHTER LODD-EJECTED FROM FIRE APPARATUS
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A Firefighter with the Leach Volunteer Fire Department died Wednesday morning in a single-vehicle crash on his way to a structure fire. Michael Dale "Mike" Russell, 68, from Rose, Oklahoma, was pronounced dead at the scene with massive injuries. The crash...
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Firefighter Close Calls – Home of the Secret List

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A reminder for this Thursday and the webinar. Some of you signed up and were told it was full-so they have opened up more participant/attendee slots.

Thanks to Gordon Graham & Lexipol, we are going to hear from two FIRE SERVICE subject matter experts and you and your crew can join us at no cost whatsoever.

SUICIDE. A Fire Service Specific Webinar. Thursday February 23, 1300 Hours...
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There has been much discussion in the last few years related to bullying in the fire service...or in the fire house...on social media...or somewhere-that it may impact your position as a firefighter, company or chief officer---in your volunteer, combination or career fire service role.

In order to develop factual data to then address issues-based upon what is found-a short survey was...
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Fire Service Bullying Survey

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Fire Chief, 53, Line Of Duty Death (The Secret List)

WYOMING FIRE CHIEF DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY
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We regret to pass on to you that Greybull (Wyoming) fire chief died in the Line of Duty late Thursday afternoon, Chief Paul Murdoch was 53. The Chief is survived by his wife and three children. Initial reports are that he had been involved with ice abatement operations on the...
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Firefighter Close Calls – Home of the Secret List

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(We take time to remember Bryan Texas Fire Lt Eric Wallace and Lt Greg Pickard both Killed in the Line of Duty on Feb 14, 2013 and Pittsburgh PA Fire Captain Thomas A. Brooks, FF Patricia A. Conroy, and FF Marc Kolenda, killed in the Line of Duty February 14, 1995. R.I.P.)

FIRE CHIEF DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY-MASSIVE HEART ATTACK AT FIRE SCENE-MS
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Firefighter Close Calls – Home of the Secret List

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IOWA FIREFIGHTER DIES ON DUTY
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We regret to pass on to you that 29-year-veteran Des Moines Fire Department Fire Engineer Douglas McCauley, 58, died this morning because of an unknown medical problem that occurred yesterday.
FE McCauley was on a lunch break at a restaurant in the 4900 block of Southeast 14th Street when emergency services were called because of a serious...
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Firefighter Close Calls – Home of the Secret List

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This Secret List edition is not meant to be overly funny or offensive so save your emails-this is about something that EVERY fire department needs: funding from their community.

Really.

Perhaps by now you have read about the fire company in Pennsylvania that hosts "naughty" bingo. Instead of traditional prizes, the winners win adult toys...and people are traveling for miles around to...
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Naughty Bingo to Support Fire Company

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==SYRACUSE NY FIREFIGHTER LINE OF DUTY DEATH
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We regret to pass on to you that Syracuse (NY) Firefighter Ethan Cunningham has died in the Line of Duty. His death occurred yesterday, 2-6-2017. Additional details will be passed on as they become available. Also follow the SFD and SFD IAFF Local 280 social media.
Our condolences to his family, friends and the SFD.

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Firefighter Close Calls – Home of the Secret List

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This whole suicide thing-as it was called when I was with some other firefighters and officers last week. These days I find myself wondering if certain things are as good or as bad as they seem to be-or is it because with the internet-we hear about and learn about so much more. Fake news aside, the fact is that we are certainly hearing more about firefighters killing themselves.

Suicide....
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Well...if someone once told you that you have beautiful, dreamy eyes, we don't care-this isn't what this is about. However, your help is needed for a quick survey so the NFPA folks hear from FIREFIGHTERS and eye protection related to helmets.

Below is a survey link on eye and face protection developed by the NFPA 1971/1851 Task Group on Eye and Face Protection. For decades, the NFPA...
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Face and Eye Protection Survey January 2017

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Here's a great video related to firefighter training, turnout, response, size up and operations. The fact is that 30 years ago, the home occupants had about 17 minutes to escape a house fire. Today, the occupants now only 3 or 4 minutes. Kind of important information as well for those of you/us/them going to the fire.

Check out this video and consider these facts related to training and...
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Why you have less time to escape a house fire today than 30 years ago

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Below is a link to a new NIOSH report related to the investigation of the tragic Line of Duty Death of Inwood Firefighter (Nassau County, Long Island, NY) Joe Sanford Jr.

While there are numerous aspects of the report well worth reading, understanding and learning from, one specific aspect is especially important.

This Firefighter died in the Line of Duty on a mutual aid fire-which...
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Technology. Easily an integral part of the job today. Certainly, adequate staffing and well trained Firefighters remain the solution (especially when buildings aren't sprinklered) regardless of the conditions-but technology has improved our ability to save those in trouble, minimize us getting in trouble and helping us when we do get in trouble. Technology has made a huge difference to...
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www.everyonegoeshome.com

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One of the earliest Firefighter Line of Duty deaths that I learned intimately about was in 1977, and it was the death of Garden City Park (Long Island, NY) Captain Richard Provost. It happened just a few miles away from where I was a Firefighter (Manhasset-Lakeville) at the time. Captain Provost responded to a van on fire-no different than any of us ever have-and he died of traumatic...
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Van catches fire in southwest Miami-Dade parking lot

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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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