On Tuesday 4-10-18 Penn Fire brought in 5-Alarm Fire and Safety to demo E-Draulic Extrication Tools. These tools are the next generation in rescue tools that use a 25 volt battery instead of a pump and hose to power the tools. They are stronger and lighter than our current extrication equipment. Here are some photos:
As you may know. this year is the 20th Anniversary of FirefighterCloseCalls.com: “The Secret List” and we are doing something special with sincere hope that you will be a part of it.
FFCC & The Secret List has always been-and shall remain privately funded (thanks to Gordon Graham). We are 100% non-profit and with no advertising or pay whatsoever…and our crew has come up with a cool way to share in our 20th year.
We are offering a one time very special 20th Anniversary T-shirt (thanks to TenThree Graphics, a Firefighter Owned Business) where 100% of the profits will go to two very important charities:
The Ray Pfeifer Foundation
FDNY FF Ray was a dear friend and Brother to us, and a huge supporter of FFCC & TSL. In 2009, Ray was diagnosed with Stage 4 kidney cancer from the World Trade Center site. With federal benefits on the verge of expiring, Ray, in his wheelchair, led a contingent to Washington, DC, in 2015 to challenge lawmakers. Ray fought for health care benefits from the James Zadroga 9/11 Act to be extended for September 11th first responders, and succeeded. Ray passed away on May 28, 2017. Now The Ray Pfeifer Foundation, started by other FDNY members, is helping 9/11 first responders with medical needs not covered by insurance.
The Firefighter Cancer Support Network
Since 2005, the nonprofit Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) has provided assistance and one-on-one mentoring to thousands of cancer-stricken firefighters and their families. FCSN also delivers extensive firefighter cancer awareness and prevention training nationwide. Now in their 12th year, FCSN has active operations in 39 states.
Cancer is the #1 killer of Firefighters and these two organizations represent something very important to us at FirefighterCloseCalls-and we want to do all we can and ask you to do all you can to support them in honor of our 20 years-and in memory of so many Brother & Sister Firefighters whose lives have been stricken with firefighter occupational cancer. And you get a cool shirt….
TO ORDER 20th ANNIVERSARY CHARITY T-SHIRTS, PLEASE GO TO:
Please help us raise the needed dollars for these two very important charities.
On Sunday 4-1-18 A-Shift Squad 13, Squad 14, Medic 13, Battalion 5, and Tanker 14 along with Clay Engine 25 responded to a working garage fire at 56171 Harmon Dr. Units arrived to find an unattached garage on fire with exposure problems. Mishawaka FD units responded but were held in staging and returned. Here is a photo from the scene.
On Sunday evening 3-25-18 at approx. 2340hrs C-Shift Squad 14, Squad 13, Medic 13, Battalion 5, SWCFT Engine 42, as well as SBFD Medic 10 responded to a serious personal injury rollover crash at Ironwood and Jackson Roads. SBFD Medic 10 arrived first to find one vehicle rolled over with an unconscious patient. Units performed a rapid extrication and Medic 10 transported a 911 trauma to Memorial. Here are some photos from the one vehicle crash.
Penn Fire units along with most of the other departments in St. Joseph County have been very busy the past week with grass fires. The photos from this one come from a fire Penn Fire responded to at 58199 Beehler Road on Sunday 3-25-18. Approximately 2 acres of woods was burned due to careless burning of trash. It is way to dry and windy to be burning as well as a violation of the county open burning ordinance.