Any IAFF Locals and individuals wishing to send floral arrangements are asked to send them toReliant Stadium, 8400 Kirby Drive; Houston, Texas 77054
The Public Memorial Service will be held at Reliant Stadium, Wednesday, June 5 at 1000 hours(10:00 A.M.). All uniformed fire department personnel participating in the Wednesday memorial procession must be at Reliant Stadium no later than 7:00 a.m. Please enter the stadium area from Fannin at the Naomi entrance. Park in front of Reliant Arena in the “maroon” lot. From there, firefighters are asked to proceed on foot to the “blue” parking lot to form march. March will start promptly at 8:00 a.m.
The Procession Route for the Wednesday march will begin in the “blue” lot at Reliant Stadium, then proceed on the westbound 610 feeder road to Kirby, then north on Kirby to McNee Road, and then turning right into the north side of the Reliant complex.
Funeral Services for the fallen have been scheduled. The families have requested that all funeral services be kept private (family and HFD personnel only). Members are encouraged to watch their HFD and personal e-mail accounts for details.
Fire Fighters and family coming from out of town are encouraged to contact the following hotels for special rates:
Marriott – Medical Center
$109.00 (Government) Rate
$75.00 Rate: “Hero”
Holiday Inn – Houston Reliant Park
$109.00 (Government) Rate: “Houston Firefighters Local 341″ (32 rooms available)
Contact: Tye Hochstrasser or Maggie Cruz
Crowne Plaza - Houston
$79.00 Rate (includes Breakfast): “Local 341″
Contact: Jerry Mathers
713-748-3221 or 1-800 number through web site
Wyndham – Medical Center
Contact: Mary Jane Manshouri
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Firefighter Corey Shaw was killed in a collapse at a multi-alarm fire Friday morning. The fire occured at an antique mall which spread to the Opera House next door. Corey, 22, was killed when operating on a ladder and a wall collapsed on him.
The fire consumed the Pinckneyville Antique Mall and the Kunz Opera House.
Corey is the son of Du Quoin Fire Chief Bob Shaw.
- Statter911.com: FIREFIGHTER COREY SHAW, DU QUOIN FIRE DEPARTMENT, KILLED IN WALL COLLAPSE IN PINCKNEYVILLE, ILLINOIS. WAS SON OF FIRE CHIEF.
- CommandSafety.com: FIREFIGHTER LODD BATTLING PINCKNEYVILLE (IL) BLAZE FROM WALL COLLAPSE
- Firefighter Close Calls
- Du Quoin Fire Department online
Fireground audio is below from the deadly Tabernacle of Praise Church fire in Muncie, Indiana. The fire took the life of Firefighter Scott Davis.
The fire was quickly made a 2nd alarm. After that you can hear something about firefighters taking in an 1 3/4″ line. Water was an issue as they had several tankers respond.
A homeowner near the Church advised that units could draft out of his pond.
At 6 minutes in, there is talk about backing out because they don’t have water supply set up….and then there is radio traffic about needing EMS because they have a firefighter trapped and not out of the building yet.
Funeral Arrangements are posted below the video.
From The Secret List:
The following is the funeral information for our fallen Brother from Muncie FD, IAFF L-1348,Firefighter Scott Davis.
Visitation: Monday June 20th from 3-8 PM and Tuesday, June 21st from 10-11 AM at the Horizon Convention Center (401 South High Street Muncie, IN 47305-2328)
Funeral: Tuesday, June 21st at 11AM at the Horizon Convention center, followed by burial at Elm Ridge Cemetery.
Lt. Mark Greenburg of the Muncie FD will be in charge of the Honor Guard. You may contact Mark at (765) 730-9577 if you have members that wish to stand honor guard, act as ushers or be utilized any way Lt. Greenburg determines.
Additional details will be posted on www.IAFF.org
Update: Firefighter Scott Davis has been identified as the firefighter who died battling the Church Fire today. Davis was 40 years old and a father of of three children. He was also a former Yorktown Fire Chief.
A Muncie, Indiana Firefighter was killed today battling a church fire at the Tabernacle of Praise Church . Details are still coming in as to what exactly happened.
What we do know is that a firefighter has been killed. It is another sad day in the fire service.
In the 4th video, near the beginning, you can tell there are firefighters inside by the hose stream being sprayed up and out from the interior. You can also see what seems to be one firefighter exiting the structure by jumping through a window just after. This is about the same time that the roof collapses even more.
Images of the scene can be seen here. One includes the firefighter jumping out of the window. LINK HERE
The video series below is from the scene of the fire that began around 4pm today.
June 2, 2011 is a tragic day for San Francisco Firefighters. Lt. Vincent Perez was killed battling a blaze in the Diamond Heights area of San Francisco. Firefighter Anthony Valerio is fighting for his life in critical condition.
Firefighters were called to the fire at 133 Berkeley Way at about 10:45 a.m.
Lt. Perez, 48, was a 21 year veteran of the fire service. Rest in Peace.
This is the first LODD in San Francisco since 2003.
Lt. Vincent Perez, 48, died trying to extinguish a fire at a four-story home in Diamond Heights. Anthony Valerio, 53, is in critical condition at San Francisco General Hospital’s intensive care unit with severe burns. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com
“Our hearts are heavy as we are reminded of the sacrifices firefighters and their families make each day to keep our City safe,” [Mayor]Lee said. “Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the two injured firefighters and their families for a safe and speedy recovery.” Read more: http://www.sacbee.com
- Firefighter Nation – San Francisco Firefighter Dies After House Fire; One Other in Critical Condition
- Statter 911 - UPDATED: SAN FRANCISCO LT. VINCENT PEREZ KILLED IN HOUSE FIRE. FF ANTHONY VALERIO IS ‘FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE’. REPORTED FLASHOVER. LISTEN TO FIREGROUND AUDIO.
- Command Safety – SAN FRANCISCO FD FLASHOVER LODD, TWO OTHERS INJURED
- Audio: Alert Page – 45 minutes of fireground audio including mayday
- Sudden Explosion Likely Caused Firefighter’s Death
- Vincent Perez Identified as Firefighter Who Died Battling Diamond Heights Blaze
- 1 Firefighter Dead, 2 Others Injured Battling SF House Fire
- One SF Firefighter Killed, Two Injured Battling House Fire
- San Francisco firefighter dies from blaze injuries
- SF firefighter killed, 2 others injured fighting Diamond Heights blaze
- SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT SUFFERS DEVASTING LOSS – LT. VINCENT A. PEREZ DIES IN SERVICE TO CITY, FIREFIGHTER PARAMEDIC ANTHONY M. VALERIO IN CRITICAL CONDITION
- San Francisco firefighter dies from blaze injuries
- S.F. firefighter dies, second fighting for life
- SF firefighter dies following Diamond Heights blaze
Update: Funeral Arrangements:
Viewings will be held Saturday and Sunday from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at the Ruhl Armory on York Rd. in Towson
His funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen.
Interment will follow at Dulaney Memorial Gardens.
Firefighter Mark Falkenhan was overcome in flashover conditions on the third floor at a 4 alarm fire in Baltimore County. He was rescued by fellow firefighters and died at the hospital. Firefighters rescued two occupants during the fire.
Mark Falkenhan was a firefighter, a paramedic, a husband, and a father.
The Essex-Middle River Patch offers an excellent view of Mark’s life in an article titled “Great Firefighter, Great Husband, Great Father”.
If you don’t do anything else, read the article here!
It is clear that Mark was a role model.
Mark left his job with Baltimore County Fire to work for the U.S. Secret Service. He remained a volunteer firefighter with the Lutherville Volunteer Fire Company in Baltimore County.
Shorlty after he graduated from Mount Carmel High School in 1986, Falkenhan joined the Middle River Volunteer Ambulance & Rescue Co. He rose to the rank of chief and is a lifetime member.
Falkenhan then joined the Baltimore County Fire Department as an emergency medical technician in 1990.
He married Gladys on Nov. 11, 1993, and became an EMT-Paramedic the following year. He served at various stations across the county before retiring in 2006 to accept a job with the U.S. Secret Service.
Most firefighters will learn something from every Line of Duty Death. Those lessons are typically learned once the reports are published and the findings are disseminated. It is already clear to me that Mark’s death, the 10th LODD this year, already has a positive message. Live, Learn, and Love… both in our families at the firehouse and more importantly at home.
Mark was 43 years old.
More coverage and links:
- Lutherville Volunteer Fire Company
- Baltimore County Volunteer Fireman’s Association
- Baltimore County Press Release on the incident
- USFA Release on Mark Falkenhan
- Firefighter Close Calls