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Brad Hoff's Blog – January 2011 Archive (17)

SNOW! We love it, we hate it, we have to deal with it, so how do we overcome it?

Often we have to fight it to get to the scene, then work against it to pull lines and consider it as another issue in strategy and tactics to take into consideration in our decisions.

I am hoping that this blog will be somewhat informative on the aspects of snow pertaining to the fire scene. A few of the things I hope to discuss here are the affects snow has during the response, inital scence sizeup/360, hose and ladder deployment and particularly on the building itself.



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Added by Brad Hoff on January 31, 2011 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

Working on a blog about snow loads on buildings

I am currently working on blog talking about snow loads on roofs and how they affect us. Looking for things to add if you want to give your opinion.

Stay tuned and I'll post when finished.

Added by Brad Hoff on January 27, 2011 at 7:32pm — No Comments

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: AR

It is in sadness and with great honor that we as a Brotherhood post a Line Of Duty Death for 2011 from the USFA. Fellow Brother Firefighter Recruit David Eason has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the West Memphis Fire Department.



David Eason



Rank: Firefighter Recruit

Age: 38

Gender: Male…

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Added by Brad Hoff on January 27, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: MO

It is in sadness and with great honor that we as a Brotherhood post a Line Of Duty Death for 2011 from the USFA. Fellow Brother Firefighter and Captain Leslie "Les" Clark has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Dixon Rural Fire Protection District.



Leslie "Les" Clark

 

Rank: Captain

Age: 80

Gender: Male…

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Added by Brad Hoff on January 25, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: MD

It is in sadness and with great honor that we as a Brotherhood post a Line Of Duty Death for 2011 from the USFA. Fellow Brother Firefighter and Paramdic Mark Falkenhan has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Baltimore County Fire Department. Mark was previously a career firefighter for Baltimore County from 1990 until 2006 when he left to work for the Secret Service as part of the Emergency Medicine… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on January 20, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: NY

It is in sadness and with great honor that we as a Brotherhood post a Line Of Duty Death for 2011 from the USFA. Fellow brother firefighter William Henry Quick has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Fire Department of New York.



William Henry Quick



Rank: Firefighter

Age: 55

Gender: Male

Status:… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on January 19, 2011 at 11:15am — No Comments

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: NH

It is in sadness and with great honor that we as a Brotherhood post a Line Of Duty Death for 2011 from the USFA. Fellow brother Firefighter and Paramedic Harold Frey has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Sandown Fire and Rescue Department.



Harold Frey



Rank: Firefighter/Paramedic

Age: 46

Gender: Male… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on January 18, 2011 at 1:44pm — No Comments

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: CA

It is in sadness and with great honor that we as a Brotherhood post a Line Of Duty Death for 2011 from the USFA. Fellow brother Firefighter and Captain William (Bill) Hopman has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Quincy Volunteer Fire Department.



William (Bill) Floyd Hopman



Rank: Captain

Age: 53

Gender:… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on January 18, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: IL

It is in sadness and with great honor that we as a Brotherhood post a Line Of Duty Death for 2011 from the USFA. Fellow Brother Firefighter and Lieutenant Patrick Hannon has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Chicago Fire Department.





Patrick Hannon



Rank: Lieutenant

Age: 51

Gender: Male

Status: Career… Continue

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The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: KS

It is in sadness and with great honor that we as a Brotherhood post a Line Of Duty Death for 2011 from the USFA. Fellow brother Firefighter and Captain Jim Duane Niles has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Downs Fire Department.



Name: Jim Duane Niles



Rank: Fire Captain

Age: 59

Gender: Male

Status: Volunteer

Years of Service: 18

Date of Incident: 01/13/2011

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Added by Brad Hoff on January 18, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: NY

It is in sadness and with great honor that we as a Brotherhood post a Line Of Duty Death for 2011 from the USFA. Fellow brother Firefighter and Lieutenant Jarrett Eleam has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Big Tree Volunteer Fire Company.



Jarrett Eleam



Rank: Lieutenant

Age: 26

Gender: Male

Status:…

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Added by Brad Hoff on January 18, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: NY

It is in sadness and with great honor that we as a Brotherhood post a Line Of Duty Death for 2011 from the USFA. Fellow Brother Firefighter Roy Chelsen has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Fire Department of New York.



Roy Chelsen



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Added by Brad Hoff on January 10, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: MO

It is in sadness and with great honor that we as a Brotherhood post a Line Of Duty Death for 2011 from the USFA. Fellow brother Firefighter and Fire Apparatus Operator Richard Paul has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Kansas City Missouri Fire Department.



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Added by Brad Hoff on January 10, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

USFA Releases Provisional 2010 Firefighter Fatality Statistics

January 7, 2011

Contact:

USFA Press Office: (301) 447-1853



EMMITSBURG, MD - The United States Fire Administration (USFA) announced today there were 85 onduty firefighter fatalities in the United States as a result of incidents that occurred in 2010, a 6 percent decrease from the 90 fatalities reported for 2009. The 85 fatalities were spread across 31 states. Illinois experienced the highest number of fatalities (9). In addition to Illinois, only New York (8), Ohio (8),… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on January 7, 2011 at 5:17pm — No Comments

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: ME

It is in sadness and with great honor that we as a Brotherhood post the first Line Of Duty Death for 2011 from the USFA. Fellow brother firefighter and Driver/operator David Remington Sr. has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Shapleigh Fire Department.





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Added by Brad Hoff on January 4, 2011 at 1:39pm — No Comments

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: MI

It is in sadness and with great honor that we as a Brotherhood post the following Line Of Duty Death from the USFA. Fellow brother firefighter and Chief Tom Hardy has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Athens Twp Fire Department.…



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Added by Brad Hoff on January 3, 2011 at 3:22pm — No Comments

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: NJ

It is in sadness and with great honor that we as a Brotherhood post the following Line Of Duty Death from the USFA. Fellow brother firefighter and Captain Kenneth Adamo has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Elmwood Park Fire Department.…



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Added by Brad Hoff on January 3, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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