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News Archive» June 2003

6/29/03 Line of Duty Death - Hildago, NM

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Dawdy family, the Cotton City Fire Department, the Animas Volunteer Fire and Rescue, and the New Mexico State Forestry Service. Cotton City Fire Chief Ralph Dawdy, 47, a veteran firefighter, also of the Animas Volunteer Fire and Rescue and Bootheel Search and Rescue, died Thursday night June 26, 2003. Ralph was responding to the Jenny Fire in Gila National Forest with a loaded Animas water tanker when he left the roadway of Forest Road 150 falling 123 feet into Terry Canyon overturning the tanker 3 times. Ralph was thrown from tanker and died at the scene.

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


6/26/03 Attention WFD Members

     The following are the results of the Local 1339 election: Treasurer - Jim Santa Lucia, Executive Board - Brian Finkenzeller, Dan French, and Ken Tamborra. No candidate received a majority for Vice President, therefore a run-off election will be held between Mike Bergin and Frank Walsh on Monday July 7, 2003 3-7PM at the Union Offices in the Elton Hotel.


6/25/03 Photo Gallery Update

     K.C. Rist from Orange County, New York sent me 6 more Orange County apparatus photos to add to his photo gallery, including this photo of Warwick Truck 633 and the Orange County Firefighters Memorial. There are 27 photos in the K.C. Rist photo gallery.

     Hilton Fire Department Fire Photographer Dan Hasenauer sent me 4 pictures of a roaring warehouse fire, fully involved on arrival at 2:30AM. 4 companies from the Hilton Fire Department of New York State responded to this blaze. There are 10 photos in the Dan Hasenauer photo gallery.
 


6/21/03 Line of Duty Death - Whiteriver, AZ

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Lupe family and the Bureau of Indian Affairs of Arizona. Fuels Management Specialist Rick Lupe, 42, a 20 year veteran hotshot firefighter with the Bureau of Indian Affairs died Thursday June 19, 2003. Rick received third degree burns to forty percent of his body during a prescribed burn near Whiteriver on the Fort Apache Reservation on Wednesday May 14, 2003. Rick walked a half mile before being picked up by a helicopter and transported to a hospital. He was treated and kept in an induced coma at Maricopa Burn Center in Phoenix for five weeks while he underwent two skin graft surgeries.

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


6/19/03 Line of Duty Death - Grayson, KY

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Utley family, the Grayson Fire Department, and Carter County EMS of Kentucky. FireFighter/EMT Randy Utley, 30, a 2 year veteran volunteer firefighter with the Grayson Fire Department and a 1 year veteran EMT with Carter County EMS died Monday June 16, 2003. Randy was responding to a emergency call in Carter County with his personal vehicle when his Ford Ranger left the roadway and struck a billboard sign post. Randy was extricated from the vehicle and rushed by ambulance to a trauma center in West Virginia where he died a short time later.

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


6/18/03 Line of Duty Death - Bellefonte, PA

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Schreckengast family and the Logan Fire Company of Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. Fire Police Officer Donald Schreckengast, 55, a 25 year veteran volunteer firefighter with the Logan Fire Company died Saturday June 14, 2003. Donald was directing traffic at the annual Bellefonte Cruise Parade when he collapsed from an apparent heart attack. He was rushed to Centre Community Hospital where he later died.

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


6/17/03 Line of Duty Death - Memphis, TN

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Kirk family, the Zachary family, and the Memphis Fire Department of Tennessee. Lieutenant Trent Kirk, 39, a 11 year veteran of the Memphis Fire Department, and FireFighter Charles Zachary, 29, a 19 year veteran of the Memphis Fire Department died Sunday June 15, 2003. Three Memphis firefighters were trapped when a metal truss roof collapsed on them while they were searching for trapped victims in a Family Dollar Store fire Sunday evening. Charles was pulled from the building in 15 minutes and rushed to Regional Medical Center where succumbed to his injuries on Monday morning. Trent was trapped for several hours before rescuers were able to reach him under the roof collapse. A third firefighter was treated and released after being pulled from the collapse also.

     For more news, information, and photos, please visit the Trent Kirk and Charles Zachary Memorial in the Fallen Brothers Section.


6/16/03 Attention WFD Members

     It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Joseph Troland, grandfather of Waterbury Fire Department FireFighter John DeBisschop, assigned to the Emergency Reporting Center on the B Shift. Calling hours for Jospeh will be held on Monday June 16, 2003 5-8PM at Woodtick Memorial in Wolcott, CT. A funeral mass will be held for Joseph on Tuesday June 17, 2003 9:30AM at St. Francis Xavier.


6/13/03 2nd Annual Torrington FD Bike Ride

     The 2nd Annual Torrington Firefighters Local 1567 Bike Ride to benefit the Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital will be held on Sunday June 22, 2003. Registration will be at fire headquaters at 111 Water Street in Torrington at 10AM and the ride will start at 11AM. Registration cost is $20 per bike ($25 with a passenger). Lunch is included. Rain date is the following Sunday June 29. For more information contact (860) 489-2255.


6/11/03 Photo Gallery Update

     Christy Key, sister of Fallen Brother James Taylor who died in the line of duty this past January, sent me 3 photos of James' memorial stone and the memorialized ambulance that replaced the one that James was killed in. There are 3 photos in the James Taylor Memorial Gallery.


6/7/03 Photo Gallery Update

     Coldenham Fire Department Photographer David Weimer sent me 10 pictures of apparatus from the Coldenham Fire Department and the Maybrook Fire Department. David is also the 2nd Battalion Photographer for Orange County, New York. There are 10 photos in the David Weimer photo gallery.

     Hilton Fire Department Photographer Dan Hasenauer sent me 6 pictures of a roaring structure fire, fully involved on arrival. The Hilton Fire Department is in New York State. There are 6 photos in the Dan Hasenauer photo gallery.
 


6/3/03 Poker Run to Benefit Bradley FireFighter

     There will be a poker run to benefit Bradley International Airport FireFighter Ralph Mendoza. Ralph is undergoing treatment for cancer. The run will be held on Saturday June 28, 2003 (Rain Date 6/29) leaving Bradley International Airport Fire Department Station 1 in Hartford, CT at 10:15 AM and ending at the Shamrock Cafe in Suffield, CT with live music by Shovelhead and food. Entry $20.00 per rider/$10.00 per passenger with registration 9:15-10:15AM. For more information contact Joe Killen @ (860) 982-4629.


6/2/03 Attention WFD Members

     The June meeting of Local 1339 will be Wednesday June 18, 2003 7PM at the Elton Hotel. Voting will be held from 3-7PM prior to the meeting at the Elton Hotel. The ballot will be:

VICE PRESIDENT: Frank Walsh
Coral Barnes
Steve Ayotte
Mike Bergin
Joe Bochicchio
 
TREASURER: Jim Santalucia  
EXECUTIVE BOARD:
 Elect 3
Brian Finkenzeller
Ken Tamborra
Mike Stanco
Jim Peplau
Dave Mirabilio
Dan French


6/1/03 Photo Gallery Update

     Wayne Tomblinson, fire photographer, has sent me 17 more samples of his work. These are from a recent church fire, another structure fire, and a semi versus pickup mva with CareFlite photos. You can see more of his photographs on his website Amazing Fire Photos.com. There are 68 photos in the Wayne Tomblinson photo gallery.

     K.C. Rist from Orange County, New York sent me 12 more Orange County, New York apparatus photos to add to his photo gallery, including this nice closeup of goldleaf lettering on a chief's car. There are 21 photos in the K.C. Rist photo gallery.
 


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