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At 11:28am on December 14, 2010, Josh Materi said…

Nice catching up with you the other night Chief. 

 

Josh Materi

At 9:21pm on December 24, 2009, Billy Goldfeder said…
Hey Jeff-thanks so much-the same to you and yours. Can you re-send the email? I am hundreds behind but will catchup. Thanks so much-the best to you and yours-Billy
At 8:40pm on December 23, 2009, Jeff Bergstrom said…
Hey Chief hope all is well very happy holiday season to you and family did you get my email regard idea for explorers seminar drop me an email when you get a chance
Stay safe brother hope to see you again soon
Jeff Bergstrom
Brewster NY Fire Dept
At 3:06pm on December 9, 2009, Billy Goldfeder said…
Larry-thanks so much-it was a pleasure, great turnout-great FF's. And GREAT fish camp lunch! haha-actually, it was really good.
Brad-thanks Bro-that was my Chiefs idea-he is a huge supporter.
Take care-Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2010!
Billy G
ps-SORRY for the delays on response to those posting here-doing my best.
At 11:54am on December 9, 2009, Brad Hoff said…
Hey Chief! Loved the photos of the new Engine in the Fire Rescue magazine in November! It is definitely a motivator for everyone to remember we vowed to "Never Forget"!

Thanks for all you do on the Firefighter close calls and Secret List! We appreciate it so much!

Thanks Brother

Brad
At 9:06am on December 6, 2009, Larry Glover said…
My Brothers and I really enjoyed your seminar this past weekend in North Carolina. Thank you for all that you do.
At 10:03am on August 31, 2009, Brian Meroney said…
Chief,
It was good getting to see and talk a little bit with you on Friday after the FRI let out for the night. My Girlfriend came from an EMS back ground and is now new to the Fire Service was excited to finally meet you even for a moment. Thanks again for helping inform and keep us safe.. If your not too busy sometime I would like to talk Fire Department Budget some more to see if my Department might be able to use some of those penny pinching ideas we talked shortly about on Friday.

Be Safe
At 10:08am on August 22, 2009, David A. Bretz said…
Billy I have met you once or twice, I am John Buckmans Asst. Chief. I am on a mission today. The fire chief of Poseyville In is gravely ill with cancer he is 44 years old, a family man. There is a group for him under facebook. Search for Prayers for Bud Fehribach Family. Bud is a true community guy and LOVED by everyone that knows him. I have posted a request for as many thanks you's as I can get while he is still alive to hear them. I would like as many from the fire service as I can muster. Time is of the essence here for I fear the lord is about to call him home. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.
At 9:15pm on July 5, 2009, Billy Goldfeder said…
Thanks Eric! Guess there will be NO trimming on either of our faces! Great to see you and all the FOOLS at the International Convention in Maine last week-what a great time, although I wish I coulda stayed longer....hopefully see you and others next in Baltimore in a few weeks-take care-THANKS! Billy G
At 9:13pm on July 5, 2009, Billy Goldfeder said…
Thanks for your comments Josh! Teri and I were in southern Washington (Skamania County) for a wedding and stopped by SFD on the way home-good crew for sure-some EXCELLENT old school FF's in that house as well. We got to Seattle last night and left at 0600 this morning-quick but fun visit. Thanks-seeya soon bro, Billy G
At 1:25am on July 5, 2009, Josh Materi said…
Chief,

I hear you stopped by 13's tonight, next time you will have to stop by 6's. Sorry I missed you. Enjoy your stay in Seattle and hope to catch you next time. Thanks again for everything you do.

Josh Materi
Seattle Fire Department
Ladder 3
At 11:12am on July 1, 2009, Eric Hankins said…
Chief

It was great to finally meet you in person. As expected. your presentation to the FOOLS last week was dead on!!! As a member of the International E-Board, I wanted to thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to fly up to Maine and speak. You truly are a Brothers Brother. Thanks again, and I look forward to speaking with you again soon.

Be safe and Have fun!

Eric Hankins
Vice President
FOOLS International


P.S.
I will trim my mustache when you do Sir..... lol
At 9:26am on June 29, 2009, Clete Collins said…
Just checking my page and saw you at the top of the page, thought I'd say "keep up the great job on the secert list and close calls.
At 8:21am on May 23, 2009, Billy Goldfeder said…
LSFD SAFETY NOTIFICATION
SUBJECT: EXTREME CLOSE CALL-FF INJURED AT STRUCTURAL FIRE


The San Francisco (CA) FD had an extremely close call Thursday morning at a 1 story warehouse in the industrial area of the city. Firefighters were moving out of the collapse zone when the collapse - caught on tape - occurred. The Firefighter suffered a broken leg and clavicle and is in stable condition in the hospital. As you are well aware-throughout LSFD we have significant potential for similar fires, conditions and collapse. TAKE TIME to LOOK at, THINK ABOUT and PLAN the structures you will be responding to.


HERE IS THE SHORT VIDEO OF THE SAN FRANCISCO FIRE AND COLLAPSE:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI8RGcA61ww


HERE IS AN EXTENDED VERSION OF THE ABOVE VIDEO CLIP:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82tbAGnTjSs&feature=channel_page


WHAT CAUSED THE FIRE?
A converter box had been installed at that San Fran warehouse to bypass the electrical meter which probably caused the fire...and they say that's a sign the building may have been used for marijuana growing or a clandestine lab. They are looking at the possibility that the converter box could not handle the electricity load and thus was the source of the fire. The fire in the single-story warehouse was first reported at 4:45 a.m. Thursday. As you know, a Firefighter was hospitalized with a broken leg and burns after being injured when a portion of a wall fell on him.


STRUCTURAL FIRE COLLAPSE---CLOSE CALL REMINDERS:
As found in the various "links" below as well as Chief's Dunn & Brannigans teachings, keep in mind what should be on the minds of any of us operating at commercial fires with similar conditions:
*Defensive fire
*Commercial building/probable engineered roof systems
*Parapet walls
*Extended operations (in the San Fran fire, the parapet fell 24 minutes after arrival) and it was a Type II warehouse (normally the building cannot withstand the total burnout of its contents).


TAKE TIME "RIGHT NOW" TO CHECK OUT THE IMPORTANT RELATED LINKS ON STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE AT FIRES:

DUNN ARTICLE:
http://cms.firehouse.com/web/online/Firefighting-Strategy-and-Tactics/Dunns-Dispatch--Recognizing-Wall-Collapse-Dangers/14$56571


DUNN SAFETY BULLETIN:
http://vincentdunn.com/dunn/newsletters/Front_wall_collapse.pdf


COLLAPSE INDICATORS BULLETIN:
http://firefighterclosecalls.com/drills/FCC%20Vol%2012-136%20Structural%20Collapse%20Indicators.pdf


COLLAPSE INDICATORS BULLETIN:
http://www.firefighterclosecalls.com/drills/FCC%20Vol%204-47%20Collapse%20Indicators.pdf


COLLAPSE ZONE BULLETIN:
http://www.firefighterclosecalls.com/drills/FCC%20Vol%209-107%20FF%20Survival%20Tips%203-Collapse%20Zones.pdf


EXCELLENT NIST FIRE COLLAPSE BULLETIN AND VIDEOS:
http://www.fire.gov/collapse/index.htm


FF INJURY & DEATH / CONSTRUCTION FAILURES FROM NIOSH:
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2005-132/
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2005-132/pdfs/2005-132Sum.pdf


VIDEO-DISCOVERY CHANNEL "LIVE" VIDEO OF COLLAPSE:
http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/destroyed-in-seconds-fiery-wall-collapse.html


VIDEO-L.A. BUILDING FIRE/COLLAPSE:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee9hUynD4S8


VIDEO-FDNY BUILDING COLLAPSE:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wfpRO9bTfo&feature=related


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At 10:39pm on May 22, 2009, Todd McKee said…
Chief

Please allow me to invite you to the group called HazMat Placards to Success. This group will allow firefighters to discuss a step by step process for a Hazardous Materials response. From the firefighter to the hazmat technician. The first step has been posted in the group, with many more steps to come.

Thank you!
Todd McKee
At 11:46am on March 25, 2009, Geoff Coon said…
Chief: I am in scheduling training for the Alaska state firefighter/fire chief conference in Fairbanks in 2011. The dates are September 19th - 24th. Please contact me if you are interested in being a key note speaker and a day of training.
Geoff Coon gcoon@northpolefire.org
At 2:12pm on February 20, 2009, Tim Kelahan said…
Got my hair cut but the mustache stays-
We are doing the LODD golf Tournament this fall are you available in September?
At 9:32am on February 3, 2009, Bruce Clark said…
Billy G,
We are looking forward to your class and getting together when you get back down to sunny south Florida.

Be safe,
Bruce
PBC F.O.O.L.S.
At 11:20am on January 23, 2009, Michael Bricault (ret) said…
Billy, I would love to get your opinion on a blog. It is located on my page and is the only one I have going so...
At 7:21am on January 12, 2009, Dave Gallagher said…
So there we were.... you know, you'd look good in that French outfit... slimming I'm thinking....

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