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News Archive» June 2007

6/28/07 Attention WFD Members

     It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Richard Morin, brother of Waterbury Fire Driver James Morin. There are no calling hours and funeral services are being held in Los Angeles, California.
 


6/26/07 Line of Duty Death - St. Johns, MI

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Sanborn family and the Clinton Area Fire and Rescue Department of St. Johns, Michigan. FireFighter Timothy Sanborn, 56, a 6 year veteran of the Clinton Area Fire and Rescue Department, died Friday June 22, 2007. Timothy was operating a pumper at a structure fire when he suffered a major heart attack. He was transported to a local hospital but passed away before arriving.

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


6/25/07 Waterbury Fire Contingent

     There will be a contingent from the Waterbury Fire Department attending the funeral service for FDNY FireFighter Daniel Pujdak on Tuesday June 26th. Please visit www.waterburyfire.org for details of meeting times and schedules of the Metro-North train and New York subways.


6/22/07 Line of Duty Death - FNDY, NY

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Pujdak family and the Fire Department of New York City. FireFighter Daniel Pujdak, 23, a 2 year veteran of the FDNY Ladder Company 146, died Thursday June 21, 2007. Daniel was operating on the roof at a structure fire in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn when he fell four stories to the ground below. He was transported to Bellevue Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

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


6/21/07 Charleston Nine Tribute Video

     I found a very nice tribute video on YouTube for the Charleston Nine. This video is 2 minutes long and includes news footage of the incident with some music in the background. I have added the video to the FireFighting Videos page.


6/20/07 Line of Duty Deaths - Charleston, SC

     Our condolences to the families of the Charleston Nine and the Charleston Fire Department of South Carolina. Charleston Fire responded to a structure fire at the Sofa Super Store and warehouse in West Ashley on Monday June 18, 2007. Shortly after firefighters arrived and two employees were rescued, the roof collapsed killing 9 firefighters.

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


6/19/07 Furniture Store Fire Kills Nine - Charleston, SC

     Nine firefighters from the Charleston Fire Department of South Carolina were killed last night when the roof collapsed during a structure fire at the Sofa Super Store and warehouse. More information on this tragedy as the information is released.


6/17/07 Joe Fischetti Returns Home

     Waterbury Fire Driver Joe Fischetti returned home from Gaylord Rehabilitation Hospital on Friday. He is resting this weekend, and will begin an out-patient program of therapy. He will also need to travel for doctor visits from time to time. Joe will be on this schedule for some time. Joe and Lisa would also like to thank everyone for their help during this difficult time. Joe is facing a long recovery, and we need to continue to support he and his family.

     Bret Reis submitted these pictures from Joe Fischetti's house on June 9th. These ramps were built by Bret, his neighbor Waterbury Police Officer Shaun Roberts, and Joe's neighbor Larry.


     The Fundraiser for Fire Driver Joseph Fischetti at the Waterville Firehouse has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a future date to be announced.


6/14/07 Line of Duty Death - Monroe, WI

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Rufer family and the Monroe Fire Department of Wisconsin. FireFighter David Rufer, 42, a 20 year veteran of the Monroe Fire Department, died Tuesday June 12, 2007. David was perfoming a routine training exercise, a hose drill with SCBAs, when he collapsed from an apparent heart attack between evolutions. His brother firefighters attempted to revive him but he was pronounced when after he was transported to Monroe Clinic Hospital.

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


6/12/07 Attention WFD Members

     I have updated the WFD Schedule page. I have added .pdf document versions of the Waterbury Fire Department work calendars, including a 3 shift color, 3 shift black & white, and each of the 3 shifts highlighted individually. Click here for the calendars.

     The Waterbury Firefighters Assoc. Local 1339 in cooperation with Riders Cafe are sponsoring a fundraiser for Waterbury Fire Captain John Keane at Riders Cafe in Waterbury on Sunday July 29, 2007 starting at 1PM. Tickets are $20 and all proceeds will benefit the Keane family.
Click here for the fundraiser poster.


6/8/07 Waterbury Fire Captain John Keane Video

     I would like to thank the Waterbury Republican-American newspaper for putting together such a touching video in memory of John Keane. The video is 9-1/2 minutes long and includes still photos and video from both the wake and funeral of Waterbury Fire Captain John Keane.

Click here to watch this video

6/7/07 New Website Feature - Armpatch Search Box

Search by Department:

     With over 2,300 Armpatches now, the Armpatch Gallery has almost 200 pages with a dozen images on each page so I added an Armpatch Search Box to all the Armpatch Gallery pages.


6/6/07 Line of Duty Death - Phoeniz, AZ

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Carter family and the Phoenix Fire Department of Arizona. Fire Engineer Mark Carter, 53, a 16 year veteran of the Phoenix Fire Department, died Monday June 4, 2007. Mark started his shift at 8AM and responded to several medical emergency calls during the morning. Just after noon he collapsed from an apparent heart attack while stopping for lunch at a restaurant with his crew. His brothers were unable to revive him and he was pronounced at the Mayo Clinic Hospital.

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


6/5/07 Attention WFD Members

     Recently retired Waterbury Fire Driver David Caleron will be recognized for his community service at the annual Rivera Memorial Foundation Scholarship Banquet. The banquet will be held on Friday June 8th 6PM at the Courtyard by Marriott on Grand Street. There will be a cocktail hour followed by dinner, an awards ceremony and dancing. For available seating at the Waterbury Firemens Aid Assoc. table contact Howard Osorio T1C.


6/4/07 Armpatch Gallery Update

     Today I updated the Armpatch Gallery with 24 new armpatches, including these two submissions from the Chesterfield Township Fire and Rescue of Michigan and the Marion Volunteer Fire Department Station 3 of Maryland.

     These new armpatches can be found on pages Armpatch 198 and Armpatch 199. There are now 2,388 armpatches in the gallery.


6/1/07 Line of Duty Death - Boston, MA

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Middleton family and the Boston Fire Department of Massachusetts. FireFighter David Middleton, 38, a 10 year veteran of the Boston Fire Department assigned to Engine 51, died Monday May 28, 2007. David had worked to fires during his shift and had complained of not feeling well at the second fire. Later that evening, while at home, he suffered a heart attack. His brother firefighters from Ladder 23 and paramedics struggled to keep him alive, and transported him to Boston Medical Center where he passed away shortly after.

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


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