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Leave it to the EPA.

July 12, 2014, 02:39:24 PM oldtimer#3

Leave it to the EPA.

Wait till you see the reason for putting this program on FREEZE.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards are to blame for a freeze in a Pentagon program that provides military equipment to fire departments for fighting wildfires, according to a group of bipartisan senators.
In a letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, 25 senators urge the department to restart the program immediately to help rural communities battle growing wildfires.


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FF LODD - Texas

July 09, 2014, 08:55:44 PM CCF Administrator

Grave news out of Houston (Texas),this evening. A dwelling fire on the 1400 block of Mistletoe near Redbud was reported around 1600 hours. It went to two alarms about half an hour later. At some point not long after reports are that they lost contact with a Firefighter operating interior. A RIT crew went in and found the FF down-he was removed to the exterior. The Firefighter was rushed to Kingwood Medical Center in extremely critical condition, with CPR in progress.

We'll post more as it becomes available.


Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.
The Secret List 7/9/14-1807 Hours

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FDNY LT Dies in the Line of Duty

July 06, 2014, 03:00:48 PM CCF Administrator

An FDNY Lieutenant recently hailed as a hero for saving a 7-year-old Williamsburg (Brooklyn) boy has now been killed in the Line of Duty last night fighting a fire in a Brooklyn high-rise.

Lt. Gordon Matthew Ambelas, 40, a 14-year veteran of the FDNY, was searching for victims as he and members of Ladder 119 beat back fire on the 19th floor of the Independence Towers on Wilson St. at about 2110 hours.

Lt. Ambelas got trapped in the fire in an apartment. While he was removed following maydays and rescue, he succumbed to multiple injuries. More to follow. RIP. Our condolences to all affected.


Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.
The Secret List 7-6-2014-0630 hours

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Butler County College, Fire Groups Work to Increase Volunteer Numbers

July 05, 2014, 03:48:28 PM oldtimer#3

EMS Tones-Centre County

July 01, 2014, 09:52:01 PM clrupert

Has anyone captured the new EMS Tones on the EMS Dispatch frequency?

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Firefighter Ejected - No Seat Belt - LODD

July 01, 2014, 04:53:33 PM CCF Administrator

We regret to pass on to you that an apparatus crash has claimed the life of a 52 year old Louisiana Fire Captain.  He died in the Line of Duty when the fire apparatus he was driving, while unrestrained, crashed last night.

Initial reports are that the 1999 Freightliner fire apparatus, registered to Bienville Fire District 7, was traveling north on LA 155 when the vehicle entered a curve and drifted off the roadway. The driver, Fire Captain Robert B. Thomas 52, over corrected, crossed the center line and crashed into a ditch. The fire apparatus overturned pinning Captain Thomas under the vehicle. Thomas, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Bienville Parish Coroner's Office.

Louisiana law requires every vehicle occupant, front seat and back seat, to be properly restrained day or night. Anyone, including a Firefighter, who chooses not to wear a seat belt increases the likelihood of injury or death in the event of a crash.

Our condolences to all those affected.

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.
Seat Belts....Again.
The Secret List 7-1-14-1300 Hours

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