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News Archive» August 2002

8/27/02 My Apologies

     Dear readers, my apologies for the absence of news updates. It will be about a week before I get my computer back from being repaired.


8/24/02 Attention WFD Members

     The monthly meeting of Local 1339 is scheduled for Thursday September 12, 2002 1900 hours at Station 2. The Executive Board will meet Tuesday September 3, 2002 1800 hours at the Union Office.

     Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro will visit Engine 11 on Tuesday August 27, 2002 8:30AM. Congresswoman DeLauro has always been a strong supporter of firefighter issues and has continually shown her support with votes in congress. She will be speaking about firefighter issues, including retirees' benefits. Members and retirees and their families are invited to show their support for someone who has supported us.

     The Waterbury Fire Department Local 1339 Annual Awards Ceremony will be held Wednesday September 25, 2002 6:30-10:30 at the Ponte Club in Waterbury. $25 per person includes buffet. CASH Bar. Reserve your seats by September 19 by contacting Jim SantaLucia @ R9-B or Frank Walsh T3-D or Tony Leca R9-A.


8/23/02 Line of Duty Death - Ellerbe, NC

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Moore family and Ellerbe Rescue Inc. and the Ellerbe Fire Department of North Carolina. Chief John Moore, 42, died Monday August 19, 2002. John was off-duty assisting police at a single car motor vehicle accident on Highway 220 during a rainstorm. While John was assisting the accident victim, a tractor-trailer struck a car and careened into the first crash vehicle which hit the driver of that vehicle and John. He was transported to Richmond Memorial Hospital in Rockingham where he was pronounced dead.

     For more news, information, and photos, please visit the John Moore Memorial in the Fallen Brothers Section.


8/22/02 Photo Gallery Updates

     Lt. Jim Burns Waterbury FD was off duty but able to get some photos of a structure fire on Sunday August 18, 2002. The fire was contained to the third floor but FireFighter Chris Wilson had his ears burned. I added 5 photos to the Jim Burns photo gallery.

     Bob Lyman of the Tolland, Connecticut's Rescue Squad send me 3 photos of their new KME Rescue Vehicle. Please visit the Bob Lyman photo gallery.

     Paul Reed, a retired Federal FireFighter from Virginia, sent me 4 photos of federal fire apparatus from Fort Dix and West Point. Please visit the Paul Reed photo gallery.


8/21/02 Line of Duty Death - North Hampton, PA

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Goodrich family and the North Hampton Volunteer Fire Department of Pennsylvania. Assistant Chief William Goodrich Jr., 56, a 39 year veteran of the North Hampton Volunteer Fire Department died Saturday August 17, 2002. William was incident command at a residential structure fire when he collapsed from an apparent heart attack. He was transported to North Hills Passavant Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

     For more news, information, and photos, please visit the William Goodrich Jr. Memorial in the Fallen Brothers Section.


8/19/02 9-11 Memorial Bracelets and Necklace

Helmet Bracelet      I received a package from Athra Trading Inc. of Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. After 9-11 they decided, together with the auspices of Mayor Rudy Giuliani to design and create a set of mementos to perpetuate American women and men's gratitude for the sacrifices of our firemen. Helmet and Enameled Flag Bracelet Helmet Necklace They have created in sterling silver, a firemen's helmet bracelet, a helmet and enameled flag bracelet, and a helmet neck pendant on a leather cord or silver chain. They would like to expand their distribution beyond the New York area and asked me to post a link. $5.00 of each item purchased is donated to the Uniformed Firemen's Association's Widows and Childrens Fund as designated by Mayor Rudy Giuliani. These items can be purchased online at the New York City Fire Museum.


8/18/02 Photo Gallery Update

     Well, so many people have asked for this I just have to put it up. Retired FireFighter Joe got his hand caught in the cookie jar a week ago and we had to go extricate him. I shall say no more. The photo was added to the... FireHouse Funnies photo gallery.

     Al Valerioti of the Waterbury FD sent me some photos of our Local 1339 delegates. There is a photo of an IAFF Memorial Wall with Brian Sweeney's name on it, and another with Jaime Quinones'. There are 4 photos in the Al Valerioti photo gallery. Al tells me he is also sending a photo of the guys in the Carolina's who helped John Izzi after his accident. I will post it as soon as I get it.


8/17/02 Line of Duty Death - Wichita West, TX

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Wiems family and the Wichita West Volunteer Fire Department of Texas. FireFighter/Paramedic Travis Wiems, 28, a veteran of the Wichita West Volunteer Fire Department died Monday August 12, 2002. Travis was fighting a grassfire from an apparatus mounted cage on Seymour Highway about nine miles west of Wichita Falls. While the brush truck was making a u-turn for a better position on the fire, a pickup truck driving through the heavy smoke struck their vehicle and Travis fell in front of the apparatus and was killed instantly when he was run over.

     For more news, information, and photos, please visit the Travis Wiems Memorial in the Fallen Brothers Section.


8/15/02 Line of Duty Death - Clute, TX

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Dunn family and the Clute Volunteer Fire Department of Texas. Captain Roger Dunn, 48, a 16 year veteran of the Clute Volunteer Fire Department died Monday August 12, 2002. Roger collapsed at the scene of a multi-department residential structure fire in Freeport. He was rushed to Brazosport Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The cause of his death is still under investigation.

     For more news, information, and photos, please visit the Roger Dunn Memorial in the Fallen Brothers Section.


8/14/02 Attention First Responders of Waterbury

     There will be an American Red Cross blood drive honoring the First Responders of Waterbury - Fire, Police and EMS - at the Elks Club on West Main Street in Waterbury on Monday September 9, 2002. If you would like to donate blood, please call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.


8/12/02 Photo Gallery Update

     I attended the opening ceremony for the 2002 Howard Hughes and Eddie Rivera Festival on Sunday August 11, 2002. The Mayor of the City of Waterbury read a document from the Governor stating the State of Connecticut recognizes August 11 as Howard Hughes and Eddie Rivera Day. Howard and Eddie were killed in an apparatus accident in 1990 when the Hahn they were riding in lost its brakes on a steep hill in Waterbury. I added 11 photos to the Howard Hughes and Eddie Rivera Festival 2002 photo gallery.

     Jerry Buner of New York sent me 8 more apparatus photos to add to the Jerry Buner photo gallery.

 


8/11/02 Attention WFD Members

     It is with deep regret we announce the passing of retired Waterbury FireFighter Carl Hellman. Calling hours for Carl will be Monday August 12, 2002 5-8PM at Maiorano Funeral Home on Willow Street in Waterbury. A funeral will be held Tuesday August 13, 2002 8:30AM, leaving the funeral home for a mass at Mount Carmel Church on Highland Avenue in Waterbury, followed by a burial at Calvary Cemetery.


8/9/02 Line of Duty Death - Opal, SD

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Martin family and the Opal Volunteer Fire Department of South Dakota. FireFighter David Martin, 48, a 20 year veteran firefighter with the Opal Volunteer Fire Department died Tuesday August 6, 2002. David was severely burned on Thursday August 1, 2002. He fell from a brush truck into the path of a prairie fire in Meade County. He was airlifted to Rapid City Regional Hospital and later transferred to the burn center at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota where he remained in critical condition with burns over 80 percent of his body.

     For more news, information, and photos, please visit the David Martin Memorial in the Fallen Brothers Section.


8/8/02 Attention WFD Members

     The 16th Annual Waterbury Firefighters Golf Classic is to be held at Waterbury's Western Hills Golf Course on Friday September 13, 2002 with an 8AM shotgun, 4 man scramble. Entry fee is $130 (includes Green Fees, Carts, Food, Drink and Prizes - Closest to the hole, Longest Drive and others). Breakfast, barbeque all day, followed by 'The Hills' buffet. First come, first serve. Call and register with Jim Sillery E8D (203) 597-3408 or Joe Longo E10B (203) 597-3410 - then get your entry money in ASAP. Proceeds to benefit the Bridgeport Burn Center. FireFightingLinks.com will be sponsoring a tee this year. Anyone interested in donating money or prizes, or sponsoring a tee, please contact Joe or Jim.


8/7/02 Photo Gallery Update

     I responded with Truck 1, Engine 8, Rescue 9 and Battalion 1 in a downpour Monday evening to a 2 car MVA with 3 victims trapped in a Mitsubishi Eclipse. We had to cut the roof and roll the dash to extricate the front and rear passengers. Unfortunately the passenger in the front seat did not survive his injuries. I added 3 photos to My Extrications photo gallery.

     Christian Lewalter of the Graevenwiesbach Fire Station in Germany also sent me a couple of photos from a recent MVA he responded to. I added 2 photos to the Christian Lewalter photo gallery.


8/5/02 Line of Duty Death - Fort Collins, CO

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Knight family and the US Forest Service of Colorado. Pilot Leonard Knight, 52, a veteran fire aviator died Tuesday July 30, 2002. Leonard was killed when his Aerospatiale SA-315B Lama helicopter crashed while he was dropping water on hotspots at the Big Elk Fire near Rocky Mountain National Park.

     For more news, information, and photos, please visit the Leonard Knight Memorial in the Fallen Brothers Section.


8/1/02 Line of Duty Death - Osceola, FL

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Begg and Mickel families and the Osceola County Fire-Rescue of Florida. FireFighter Dallas Begg, 20, and Lieutenant John Mickel, 32, died Tuesday July 30, 2002. Initially it was reported that Dallas and John were killed when the ceiling/roof collapsed trapping them during a live burn training exercise near Kissimmee. Investigators have ruled out a collapse and believe the room they were in may have flashed over. The incident is still under investigation.

     For more news, information, and photos, please visit the Oseola Training Tragedy Memorial in the Fallen Brothers Section.


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