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News Archive» September 2007

9/26/07 Line of Duty Death - Sedgwick County, KS

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Johnson family and the Sedgwick County Fire District #1 of Wichita, Kansas. Lieutenant Bryon Johnson, 32, an 8 year veteran of the Sedgwick County Fire District, died Monday September 24, 2007. Bryon was operating at a grass fire near homes caused by a live wire that was taken down by a tractor trailer, when he came into contact with the live wire and was severely shocked. He was transported by helicopter to Christi Regional Medical Center at St. Francis Campus where he died shortly after.

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


9/24/07 Armpatch Gallery Update

     Today I updated the Armpatch Gallery with 24 new armpatches, including these from the Elizabeth Fire Company of Pennsylvania and the station patch for FDNY Fire & Ice Engine 167 and Tower Ladder 87.

     These new armpatches can be found on pages Armpatch 208 and Armpatch 209. There are now 2,508 armpatches in the gallery.


9/21/07 Line of Duty Death - Carrollton, KY

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Stucker family, the Dow Corning Corporation, and the Clifty Six Volunter Fire Company of Madison, Indiana. FireFighter Jerry Stucker, 53, a 26 year veteran of the Clifty Six Volunteer Fire Company and an 11 year member of the Dow Corning Loss Prevention Department, died Friday September 14, 2007. Jerry was operating a hydrant at a hazmat incident at the Dow Corning plant when he collapsed from an apparent heart attack. He was transported to Carroll County Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced.

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


9/18/07 Line of Duty Death - Shickshinny, PA

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the McDaniels family and the Macanaqua Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 of Shickshinny, Pennsylvania. Fire Police Captain William McDaniels Sr, 51, a 15 year veteran of the Moconaqua Volunteer Fire Company, died Saturday September 15, 2007. William had responded to a structure fire at the Shickshinny High Rise. Shortly after arriving on the scene he complained of chest pains and difficulty breathing. He was transported to Berwick Hospital Center where he passed away shortly after from an apparent heart attack.

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


9/17/07 Line of Duty Death - Lowell, MA

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Page family and the Lowell Fire Department of Massachusetts. FireFighter Kelly Page, 38, a 5 year veteran of the Lowell Fire Department, died Friday September 14, 2007. Kelly had responded to several calls during his shift, including a basement fire in a vacant tenement. During the evening he reported he was not feeling well and was later found lying on the apparatus floor. His brother firefighters attempted to resuscitate him with CPR and a defibrillator. He was transported to Saints Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

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


9/15/07 Line of Duty Death - Holmesville, OH

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Zimmerly family and the Prairie Township Fire Department of Holmesville, OH. FireFighter Jared Zimmerly, 20, a volunteer with the Prairie Township Fire Department since March of this year, died Sunday September 9, 2007. Jared was responding to a mutual aid call for a structure fire in Millersburg when he lost control of his 2006 Pontiac GTO while negotiating a turn on wet road conditions. His vehicle struck a utility pole and a large pine tree before overturning. Jared was ejected from the vehicle and passed away from his injuries at the scene.

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


9/13/07 Line of Duty Death - Elizabeth, PA

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Bailey family and the Elizabeth Volunteer Fire Company of Pennsylvania. Fire Chief Leonard Bailey, 56, a veteran of the Elizabeth Volunteer Fire Company, died Wednesday September 12, 2007. Leonard was home when a neighbor knocked on his door reporting a fire in a vacant building next door, formerly a bar owned by Lenny's father called 'Engine 2'. After confirming and calling in the structure fire, he collapsed from an apparent heart attack. He was transported to Jefferson Hospital where he was pronounced.

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


9/12/07 Line of Duty Death - Burlington, NC

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Stanfield family and the Anderson Township Volunteer Fire Department of Burlington, North Carolina. Captain Michael Stanfield, 30, a 12 year veteran of the Anderson Township Volunteer Fire Department, died Monday September 10, 2007. Michael had responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident in his privately owned vehicle. When the department cleared the scene, Michael and one other firefighter exchanged vehicles to return to the station. While returning, he lost control of the motorcycle he was operating, which left the roadway and struck a tree. He was transported to the hospital but passed away shortly after.

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





9/10/07 Line of Duty Death - Willow Grove, PA

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Crotts family and the Willow Grove Volunteer Fire Company of Pennsylvania. FireFighter George Crotts, 70, a 53 year veteran volunteer of the Willow Grove Volunteer Fire Company, died Saturday September 9, 2007. George was loading a 1923 American LaFrance Pumper on a trailer for the North Penn Fire Company parade in North Wales when he fell and struck his head. He was transported to Abington Memorial Hospital, where he passed away from his injuries the next day.

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


9/9/07 U.S. Chemical Safety Board Video Room

     Today I updated the U.S. Chemical Safety Board Video Room with 2 new videos. The first is a safety video about Reactive Hazards : Dangers of Uncontrolled Chemical Reactions and covers several incidents.

     The second video is about a Wastewater Plant Explosion in Daytona, FL caused by a cutting torch near a Methanol tank that was venting in the morning sun. Two workers were killed and one was injured in the resulting explosion.

There are 4 Safety Videos in the CSB Video Room

9/5/07 Armpatch Gallery Update

     Today I updated the Armpatch Gallery with 24 new armpatches, all from the Boston Fire Department, in honor of FireFighters Paul Cahill and Warren Payne. These two are from Engine 14 / Ladder 4 stationed on Dudley Street in Roxbury, and Engine 42 stationed on Columbus Avenue in Roxbury.

     These new armpatches can be found on pages Armpatch 206 and Armpatch 207. There are now 2,484 armpatches in the gallery.


9/3/07 Attention WFD Members

     It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Retired Waterbury FireFighter and Former Local 1339 President Nicholas Terni Sr. Nick served his country as a U.S. Merchant Marine and served the Waterbury Fire Department for 30 years, retiring in 1986. Calling hours for Nick will be held on Wednesday September 4, 2007 5-8PM at Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held for Nick on Thursday September 6, 2007 10AM at Out Lady of Mount Carmel Church, followed by a burial at Calvary Cemetery.


9/1/07 Attention WFD Members

     It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Retired Waterbury FireFighter Patrick Hayes. Pat served his country as a U.S. Marine as well as serving the Waterbury community. Viewing hours for Pat will be held Saturday September 1, 2007 7-9PM at Del Lago Chapel of All County Funeral Home & Crematory in Lake Worth, Florida.


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