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Brad Hoff's Blog – May 2010 Archive (8)

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

It is with deep regret that I post the following USFA official line of duty death announcement of fellow brother Firefighter Kurt Meusel. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Scales Mound Fire Protection District.





Kurt Meusel



Rank: Firefighter

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Status: Volunteer

Years of Service: 10



Date of Incident: 05/22/2010

Time of Incident: 2114hrs

Date of Death:… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on May 25, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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

It is with deep regret that I post the following USFA official line of duty death announcement of fellow brother Firefighter John Glaser. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Shawnee Kansas Fire Department.



John Glaser



Rank: Firefighter

Age: 33

Gender: Male

Status: Career

Years of Service: 6

Date of Incident: 05/22/2010

Time of Incident: 2055hrs

Date of Death: 05/22/2010



Fire… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on May 25, 2010 at 12:29pm — 1 Comment

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

It is with deep regret that I post the following USFA official line of duty death announcement of fellow brother Chief Paul Johnson. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Crows Roost Fire Department, OK.





Paul Johnson



Rank: Fire Chief

Age: 63

Gender: Male

Status: Volunteer

Years of Service: 20

Date of Incident: 05/19/2010

Time of Incident: 0142hrs

Date of Death: 05/19/2010



Fire… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on May 20, 2010 at 2:00pm — 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 Lieutenant Donnie Caldwell. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Ghent Area Volunteer Fire Department, WV.





Donnie Caldwell



Rank: Lieutenant

Age: 74

Gender: Male

Status: Volunteer

Years of Service: 20

Date of Incident: 01/30/2007

Time of Incident: 1043hrs

Date of Death:… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on May 19, 2010 at 10:50am — 1 Comment

Working a job!

Had a job this morning at about 5am that'ts 9am for you on the East! Had a header showing from the units about two miles away. We had an initial dispatch of 3 engines, a truck, 2 chiefs and a medic along with myself and another inspector. We also called in Fairbanks for a RIT team and did a recall of of the dept. The main volume of fire was contained to the 3rd unit with some extension in the 2nd and we had great knockdown. The fire wall between units 3 and 4 held the fire from extending into… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on May 11, 2010 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

Time for some show and tell!

Gettysburg Times Photo





Take a look at the picture and read the comments at the linked article. This is what we mean when we talk about complaceny. This is not good common sense and we can all learn what we should not be doing or allowing on the fire scene!





Ps they said the guy is also brother for D.C...hmmm… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on May 10, 2010 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

9/11 Statue at National Fire Academy to be Posted on eBay...WTF!

Here is a story about the investor fraud and how the money is going to payback these investors...this is so not right! Why won't the government step up to the plate with this one?





Under an agreement, it must stay at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park.





By DAVID DISHNEAU



Associated Press Writer





Posted: Mon, 05/10/2010 - 09:59

Updated: Mon, 05/10/2010 - 10:11

HAGERSTOWN, Md. --



A 40-foot sculpture in…
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Added by Brad Hoff on May 10, 2010 at 11:13am — 2 Comments

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

It is with deep regret that I post the following USFA official line of duty death announcement of fellow brother Firefighter John Polimine. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Scalp Level & Paint Volunteer Fire Company.







John Polimine



Rank: Firefighter

Age: 51

Gender: Male

Status: Volunteer

Years of Service: 2

Date of Incident: 05/01/2010

Time of Incident: 1230hrs

Date of Death:… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on May 3, 2010 at 12:46pm — 1 Comment

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