Category Archives: Mass Casualty Incident

Petition – 'Presidential Citizens Medal' For the Granite Mountain Hotshots

The loss of 19 of the 20 Granite Mountain Hotshots in the Yarnell Hill Fire is a particularly severe loss, which reminds us of the bravery displayed every day by our firefighters in facing danger. All 20 members need to be properly honored

September 11, 2001 FDNY Firefighter Tommy Dunn Reports For Duty….

“September 11, 2001, 0000 hrs. FF Dunn relieves FF Jacobs on house watch dept., personal quarters, in good order.”

10 Die On Florida Interstate Due To Wildfire/Fog Conditions

This is hard to understand. The Florida Highway Patrol had closed the road earlier in the evening because of a combination of fog and smoke from a wildfire that had been burning for days. The smallish fire had burned a total of 65 acres by Sunday morning.  According to numerous news accounts motorists piled one […]

September 11, 2001 by Tom Dunn FDNY

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September 11, 2001, 0000 hrs. FF Dunn relieves FF Jacobs on house watch dept., personal quarters, in good order.

40 Dead In Israel Wildfire, Burned In Bus Trying To Flee

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Around 40 people are believed to have been killed in a devastating forest fire raging out of control near Israel’s northern city of Haifa, the country’s ambulance service said on Thursday.

Sept 11, 2001, A Firefighter's Story

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The red phone went off announcing that a second alarm had been transmitted for box 8087 The World Trade Center. About a minute past and again the phone went off stating now that a third alarm had been transmitted. Almost immediately the computer went off “Battalion!”

Texas Team Geared Up For Haiti Told to Stand Down

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A Texas search and rescue team and other similar units mobilized to help earthquake victims in Haiti have been told they are not needed. Members of Texas Task Force 1 have been on standby in Houston since Thursday to head to the devastated island nation.

Port-au-Prince Should Be Evacuated (Updated)

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Two million people (or more) live in Port-au-Prince and at the moment there is no municipal water or sewer system. Electric power is at best spotty if existent at all.

Major Earthquake Strikes Ill Prepared Port-au-Prince Haiti

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Hard to believe but the 2 million residents of Port-au-Prince Haiti are served by a single fire station.

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Mike Morales

Retired Cal Fire/CDF Fire Captain

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