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Brad Hoff's Blog – March 2010 Archive (16)

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

It is with deep regret that I post the following USFA official line of duty death announcement of fellow brother Firefighter Brian Carey. Our sincere condolences go out to the family and the members of the Homewood FD in Illinois.



Brian Carey,




Age: 28

Cause of Death: Caught or Trapped

Rank: Firefighter

Nature of Death: Burns

Classification: Career

Emergency Duty: Yes

Incident Date: 03/30/2010

Duty Type: On-Scene… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on March 31, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality in OH.

It is with deep regret that I post the following USFA official line of duty death announcement of fellow brother Firefighter John P. Moore. Our sincere condolences go out to the family and the members of the Columbus FD in Ohio.



John P. Moore,






Age: 56

Cause of Death: Unknown

Rank: FF

Nature of Death: Heart Attack

Classification: Career

Emergency Duty: No

Incident Date: 03/29/2010

Duty Type: Other On-Duty

Incident… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on March 31, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

NFPA 1407, New Standard on Rapid Intervention Training.

Here is some news concerning RIT teams and their training!



Recently, a new NFPA standard was released that impacts Rapid Intervention Team Training. Along with a few other items,”NFPA 1407: Standard for Training Fire Service Rapid Intervention Crews, 2010 Edition” has formalized the training requirements for members who participate in RIT and for those who serve as leaders of a RIT. The document provides a framework for identifying the skills that are necessary to be… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on March 30, 2010 at 11:43am — No Comments

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatalities in NC.

It is with deep regret that I post the following USFA official line of duty death announcement of fellow brother Firefighters Jeremy Bolick and Tommy Wright. Our sincere condolences go out to the family and the members of the Blowing Rock FD in North Carolina.



Jeremy Bolick,




Age: 23

Cause of Death: Vehicle Collision

Rank: Firefighter

Nature of Death: Trauma

Classification: Volunteer

Emergency Duty: No

Incident Date:… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on March 23, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

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

It is with deep regret that I post the following USFA official line of duty death announcement of fellow brother in arms FF Donnie Adkins. Our sincere condolences go out to the family and the members of the Glasbow VFD..





Donald "Donnie" Adkins,




Age: 32

Cause of Death: Other

Rank: Firefighter

Nature of Death: Asphyxiation

Classification: Volunteer

Emergency Duty: Yes

Incident Date: 03/13/2010

Duty Type: On-Scene… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on March 19, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

If you missed the online portion, it will be available in 24 hours for view as an archive. Vent-Enter-Search of Today's Fire Buildings Mar 18, 2010 1:00 PM EDT 10:00 AM PDT 5:00 PM GMT Approxim…

If you missed the online portion, it will be available in 24 hours for view as an archive.









Vent-Enter-Search of Today's Fire Buildings



Mar 18, 2010

1:00 PM EDT 10:00 AM PDT 5:00 PM GMT

Approximately One Hour

Michael M. Dugan

Captain

Ladder Company 123, Crown Heights,… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on March 18, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Pittsburgh RIT team saves two firefighters

The below message is from our good brother Asst. Chief Jim Crawford of PBF. I received this in an email and felt it was in the best interest of everyone on here to pass this on.





"This is why all of us push, prode, and drive our points home as to why we train and do certain things...



Today, Pittsburgh had a successful RIT rescue of two firefighters who fell into a basement and became trapped after the stairwell they were climbing collapsed. Our GO Team did a…
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Added by Brad Hoff on March 17, 2010 at 10:47am — No Comments

Interior Alaska firefighters bring the heat at stair-climbing event!

It's a proud day to read of a few of my local brothers and sisters, along with many others from across the nation and the world who competed in an event that raised more than $500,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.



Interior Alaska FF's compete in Seattle stair climb



Donations still… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on March 16, 2010 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Predicting flashover: engineers gauge combustion to protect firefighters

Here is an interesting article about a device that in the future that may help us predict and prevent ourselves from being caught in flashovers.



Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - STOW — If you're an engineer developing a device to predict a flashover, you've got to know if the device is going to work in deadly conditions.



Last week, engineers and graduate students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute placed thousands of dollars worth of sensitive test equipment inside a concrete…
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Added by Brad Hoff on March 16, 2010 at 11:43am — No Comments

0 Fire Fatalities! This is what we should be striving for everyday!!!

You won't hear about this in the newspapers or on the nightly news but you will here!



The Nation's news media is reporting the following residential fire (non-arson) fatalities:



Friday, March 12



No fatal home fires were identified in the morning or afternnoon media searches.




Here is a link to see fire related fatalies for the week… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on March 15, 2010 at 10:57am — No Comments

Parapalegic receives a life sentence +26 years in firefighter's line of duty death in Delaware

Here is a link to the article on the sentencing of Joseph Taye who was found guilty in November of 2009 for the killing of Delaware City Firefighter Michelle Smith in a line of duty death on Dec 20th 2008.

Life sentence in firefighter's death

Added by Brad Hoff on March 12, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

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

It is with deep regret that I post the following line of duty death of fellow brother in arms. Our sincere condolences go out to the family and the members of Beacon Hose Co. No. 1.



Name: Kevin Swan



Rank: Fire Police Captain



Age: 69



Gender: Male



Status: Volunteer



Years of Service: Pending



Date of Incident: 03/10/2010



Time of Incident: 0508hrs



Date of Death: 03/10/2010



Fire… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on March 11, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has released notice of the following line of duty firefighter fatality in NY.

It is with deep regret that I post the following from the United States Fire Administration concerning the line of duty death of fellow brother in arms:



Gerard Marcheterre



Age: 50

Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion

Rank: Firefighter

Nature of Death: Heart Attack

Classification: Volunteer

Emergency Duty: Yes

Incident Date: 03/06/2010

Duty Type: Responding

Incident Time: 22:00

Activity Type: Riding…

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Added by Brad Hoff on March 8, 2010 at 10:48am — No Comments

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has released notice of the following line of duty firefighter fatality in ME.

It is with deep regret that I post the following from the United States Fire Administration concerning the line of duty death of fellow brother in arms:



Brian Rowe



Age: 66

Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion

Rank: Fire Chief

Nature of Death: Heart Attack

Classification: Volunteer

Emergency Duty: Yes

Incident Date: 03/05/2010

Duty Type: Responding

Incident Time: 22:15

Activity Type: Driving/Operating…

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Added by Brad Hoff on March 8, 2010 at 10:44am — No Comments

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has released notice of the following line of duty firefighter fatality in DE.

It is with deep regret that I post the following from the United States Fire Administration concerning the line of duty death of fellow brother in arms:



Brian P. Waynant Sr.,



Age: 45

Cause of Death: Other

Rank: Firefighter/Inspector

Nature of Death: Trauma

Classification: Career

Emergency Duty: No

Incident…

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Added by Brad Hoff on March 3, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Interior Alaskan podcast by ISFSI

Recently ISFSI Podcast host Steve Pegram talked with my fellow brother and good friend Deputy Chief Geoff Coon of the North Pole (AK) Fire Department.

Here is a link to the half hour podcast ISFSI - The Voice: Deputy Chief Geoff Coon of the North Pole (AK) Fire Department

Added by Brad Hoff on March 1, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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