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News Archive» February 2003

2/28/03 Line of Duty Death - Klamath Falls, OR

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Brown family and the Kingsley Field Fire Department of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Captain Larry Brown, 53, a 23 year veteran of the Kingsley Field Fire Department died Thursday February 20, 2003. Larry suffered a heart attack while on duty at the fire station. His brothers found him and alerted the Klamath County Fire District for advanced life support. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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


2/27/03 Attention WFD Members

     It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Efrain Velez, father of Waterbury FireFighter Jose Velez, assigned to Engine 11 on the A Shift. A wake was held for Efrain on Monday February 24, 2003 at Woodtick Memorial in Wolcott and a funeral was held on Tuesday February 25, 2003 at St. Cecilia's Church in Waterbury.


2/25/03 Photo Gallery Update

     I attended the Connecticut Firefighters Pipes and Drums 10 Year Anniversary celebration on Saturday night. Congratulations on 10 years guys. Dad I couldn't be prouder. I took some photos at the party and I have put them in a photo gallery. Don't worry guys - I'll put them on the pipesite! Anyways there are 19 photos in the CTFFP and D 10th Anniversary photo gallery.


2/22/03 Photo Gallery Update

     I finally went through my armpatch submissions and came up with 68 new armpatches for the Armpatch Photo Gallery, including this one from the Union Fire Company Eagles. There are now 1,543 armpatches in the Armpatch Photo gallery.

     I also added a new helmet submission and a new helmet shield submission to their respective photo galleries. There are 10 helmet photos in the Helmet Photo gallery and 41 helmet shields in the Helmet Shield photo gallery.
 


2/19/03 Photo Gallery Update

     Tom Rige, retired NYPD & self-proclaimed fire buff sent me 6 more apparatus photos to add to the Tom Rige photo gallery. There are 41 photos in the Tom Rige photo gallery.

     I have posted 16 new mobile home fire photos from Wayne Tomblison of www.Amazing Fire Photos.com. Wayne is a real estate broker by trade and a fire photographer by hobby. There are 51 photos in the Wayne Tomblinson photo gallery.


2/17/02 FREE Shift Calendar from Firecom

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2/14/03 Attention WFD Members

     It is with deep regret we announce the passing of retired Waterbury Firefighter Francis Marco. Francis was an Army veteran of WWII and served as a member of the Waterbury Fire Department from 1951-1976. A wake will be held for Francis on Saturday February 14, 2003 5-8PM at Chase Parkway Memorial. A funeral will be held for Francis on Sunday February 15, 2003 9:30AM at St. Lucy's Church followed by a burial at Calvary Cemetery.


2/13/03 Line of Duty Death - Dallas, TX

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Clarke family and the Dallas Fire Department of Texas. FireFighter Wayne Clarke, 46, a firefighter in training with the Dallas Fire Department died Wednesday February 12, 2003. Wayne collapsed during a training exercise on the department's drill tower. Instructors performed CPR and Wayne was transported to Baylor Hospital where was pronounced dead.

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


2/11/03 Photo Gallery Update

     Lieutenant Steve Noreika of the Waterbury Fire Department sent me 3 photos of the C-Shift at Northside during the annual uniform inspection. There are photos of Engine 1, Rescue 9, and Truck 2. There are 3 photos in the Steve Noreika photo gallery.

     I have posted 12 new photos from Shane Shifflett of the White Sands Missle Range Fire Department of New Mexico. There are photos of a structure fire, a strange MVA, and some fire station photos. There are 89 photos in the Shane Shifflett photo gallery.


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2/9/03 Attention WFD Members

     Our condolences to the Carter family, the Pizzuto family, and the Stoeckert family. Carol Carter, 60, mother of Waterbury Firefighter Fred Carter passed away this weekend. Joseph Pizzuto Sr, 78, father of Waterbury Captain Joseph Pizutto, passed away this weekend. Robert Stoeckert, 70, father of Waterbury Captain Robert Stoeckert also passed away this weekend.


2/7/03 Photo Gallery Update

     I would like to thank Link and Josh from ClearVue Graphics for the see-through vinyl graphics they made for my van. I would also like to thank Jeremy and Craig from Write Way Signs for an excellent job installing them. I took some photos while the graphics were being applied. There are 16 photos in the FireFightingLinks Van Graphics photo gallery.


2/7/03 Attention WFD Members

     The next meeting of Waterbury Firefighters Local 1339 is scheduled for Thursday February 13, 2003 1900 hours at Headquarters. Executive Board Meeting to be held on Tuesday Februay 11, 2003.
 


2/5/03 Fallen Brother - IAFF & USAF, TX

     Our condolences to the Walker family and the Clarksville Fire Department of Our condolences to the International Association of Firefighters and the United States Air Force. IAFF 16th District Vice President Nick Davila, 55, a veteran federal firefighter and union representative died Thursday January 30, 2003. Nick was killed in an off-duty traffic accident near San Antonio, Texas.

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


2/5/03 Line of Duty Death - Santa Barbara, CA

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Moseley family and the Santa Barbara County Fire Department of California. FireFighter/Engineer Robert Moseley died on Saturday February 1, 2003. Robert suffered a heart attack while on duty.

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


2/4/03 Line of Duty Death - Clarksville, IN

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Walker family and the Clarksville Fire Department of Indiana. FireFighter George Walker, 62, a 31 year veteran of the Clarksville Fire Department died Saturday February 1, 2003. George suffered a heart attack while working at a Spicewood Drive structure fire on Sunday December 15, 2002. He was treated at the scene and transported to Kindred Hospital in Louisville where he passed away weeks later.

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


2/2/03 Photo Gallery Update

     Sorry about the lack of updates but I have been really busy working on the new network at the firehouse. I added 13 more photos from Shane Shifflett of the White Sands Missle Range Fire Department of New Mexico to his gallery. There are 64 photos in the Shane Shifflett photo gallery.


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