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Second alarm structure fire hits Concord At approximately 10:30 p.m. on August 9, 2013, the Concord Fire Department was dispatched to 258 North State Street for a porch fire reported by a passerby. As most of the city’s apparatus combed the area, no fire could be found. Personnel heading south from Manor station reported smelling smoke north of the reported address. After a few minutes of confusion of cross streets, it was determined that the fire was actually at 358 North State Street. Initial reports were that a resident had extinguished a porch fire and apparatus were ordered to return to their stations. That was quickly reversed when one crew reported smoke building and coming from the eaves and roof vent. Upon laying lines and entry to the home, crews determined smoke conditions, but had difficulty locating it as the home was approximately circa 1800 and knee walls were hindering the fire location. The tower was extended to the roof as crews were inside making wall entry. The tower was ordered to open the roof and after seeing the configuration of walls and rooflines, a piece of the roof about 8’x12’ was opened. The initial alarm consisted of mutual aid station coverage and a

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second alarm was struck following the first that brought further crews to the scene. An aggressive opening was deemed necessary in order to prevent the old home from becoming a full blown structure fire. Command was heard asking if a stop loss could be called and ground crews initially declined to call that due to inability to determine the extent and direction of extension. The aggressive attack resolved the fire spread and just over two hours later the crews were cleaning up. The structure itself not only was a predicament in this call, but a mistaken address and the fact that the fire was believed to have been put out by a resident, who then left the home without calling the fire department were aggravating factors. Mutual aid assistance responded from Boscawen, Epsom, Bow, Chichester, Loudon, Pembroke, Allenstown, Hooksett, Manchester, Penacook Rescue, and the Capital Area Fire mutual aid chief. - BRIAN BLACKDEN BRIAN BLACKDEN

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In memory of those who gave all 1st Responder Newspaper honors and remembers emergency responders lost in the line of duty Mississippi: Mickey Yates , 47 Rank: Fire Chief Incident Date: July 6, 2013 Death Date: July 6, 2013 Fire Department: Greenfield Volunteer Fire Department Initial Summary: Fire Chief Yates was responding to a motor vehicle accident in his privately owned vehicle when it collided with a Newton County Sheriff's Deputy's vehicle. Yates’ 2001 Chevy pickup overturned and he was ejected from the truck. Chief Yates was killed from injuries sustained in the crash but the Deputy was reported to have not been injured. Investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol into the fatal incident continues. Missouri: Matthew Blankenship, 38 Rank: Lieutenant Incident Date: July 13, 2013 Death Date: July 20, 2013 Fire Department: Marshfield Fire Protection District Fire Dept. Info: Chief Michael Taylor Initial Summary: Lieutenant Blankenship passed away from injuries one week after sustaining burns over 75 percent of his body resulting from a flashover of a fire in the basement of a two-story residential structure. Blankenship had been in a medically induced coma at the hospital since he suffered the injuries. Two other firefighters injured in the same incident were treated at the hospital and released. The fatal incident remains under investigation by local authorities and the State Fire Marshal’s Office. Pennsylvania: Bruce Sensenig, 20 Rank: Firefighter Incident Date: July 22, 2013 Death Date: July 22, 2013 Fire Department: Quentin Volunteer Fire Company Fire Dept. Info: Chief Stan Singer Initial Summary: While operating his privately owned vehicle enroute to the station in response to a MVA call, Firefighter Sensenig lost control of his car and crossed the center line sideways into the oncoming lane of travel where the passenger side of his car was struck broadside by an oncoming minivan.

Sensenig was killed at the scene in the crash and the reported 70 year old operator of the van was injured and transported to the hospital. While still under investigation, wet weather and road conditions were cited by authorities as possible contributing factors in the incident. South Carolina: Rodney Hardee, 66 Rank: Assistant Fire Chief Incident Date: July 6, 2013 Death Date: July 9, 2013 Fire Department: Loris Fire Department Fire Dept. Info: Chief Jerry Hardee Initial Summary: Assistant Fire Chief Hardee responded to a brush fire late in the evening of July 6th, 2013. Upon return from the response, Hardee complained of having a headache and then departed the station and returned home. Early the next morning, Chief Hardee failed to respond on another emergency call. His wife noticed he was seriously ill and contacted 911 Fire/EMS for a possible stroke. Chief Hardee was transported to Grand Strand Hospital in Myrtle Beach where surgery was performed that day. Assistant Fire Chief Hardee succumbed to his CVA injury and passed away around 0200hrs on the morning of July 9th. Massachusetts: David Brier, 50 Rank: Firefighter Incident Date: July 13, 2013 Death Date: July 22, 2013 Fire Department: Middleborough Fire Department Fire Dept. Info: Chief Lance Benjamino Initial Summary: While working his 24-hour shift which started at 8 a.m. on July 12, 2013, Firefighter Brier told his shift commander that he did not feel well and rested for a while. Although his shift commander told Brier that he should go home sick, Brier decided to finish out his shift. Upon completion of his shift, Brier returned home where he soon suffered a heart attack. He was rushed to Tufts New England Medical Hospital in Boston and was on life support until July 22, 2013, when he passed away. Brier never regained consciousness.

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On August 30, 2013 at approximately 2:20 a.m., the Concord Fire Department was toned for a home on Franklin Street with smoke coming from the residence. Upon arrival of Concord Police, they reported smoke showing and the box was responded to by the full city crew. Upon the arrival of the first command vehicle, they ordered Tower 1 parked in front of the residence and lines were fed to the home by a hydrant across the street. Within seconds of the crews getting on scene, fire erupted from the kitchen area window up the side of the structure on the D side. It was determined by a quick

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evaluation from neighbors that it was a two unit building, one unit vacant and the other occupied but the owners not home. The fire was determined to be centered in the kitchen of the downstairs unit and entry was made by the front door and kitchen side door. Venting took place by the tower, roof top and A side windows on the second floor, while ground crews cut into the sidewall. A second alarm was struck, which brought the bulk of the mu-

tual aid towns that were covering on the initial alarm to the scene for manpower to overhaul the residence. The remainder covered calls in the city until the city companies cleared. To the scene were Pembroke, Hooksett, Bow, Allenstown, and the Capital area fire mutual aid chief. City coverage was provided by Epsom, Loudon, Hopkinton, Penacook Rescue and Manchester Fire Departments. The home was heavily damaged and the homeowners hope to rebuild the circa 1900 home. - BRIAN BLACKDEN


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At approximately 3:30 p.m. on August 6, 2013, the Concord Fire Department Car 4 requested assistance to the Capital Commons parking garage for a subject, who had jumped from the upper deck onto the roadway below. The Concord Fire Department responded with command vehicles, Engine Company 4 and Ambulance 4. A very fast assessment

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and transport took place and the male subject was alive when transported. It was later reported the man died at Concord Hospital. This is the second parking garage jumping incident in Concord in a short period of time.

On June 30, 2013 Station 4 responded to the state legislative parking garage for an attempted jump that was stopped by the police. In this case, it was reported by local sources the man was a homeless man, who was suffering from a terminal illness. - BRIAN BLACKDEN

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Fatal third alarm fire in Woonsocket Around 1:15 a.m. on August 21st, the Woonsocket Fire Department received a call reporting a structure fire at 38-40 Dulude Ave. Upon arrival, Engine 2 and Ladder 2 from headquarters, which is about one mile away, found heavy fire in the third floor porch area and had a report of someone trapped in an attic apartment.

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Fire appears to be suspicious Highgate VT. On August 19th, crews from the Swanton and Highgate Fire Departments responded to 1743 Frontage Road just JUMP TO FILE # 081913101 before 1 p.m. A passerby had reported heavy smoke coming from the Carroll Concrete facility and called 911. The grounds are not used daily and no employees were at work when the fire started. Crews battled the fire in one of the facility's garages. It could not be saved and is considered a total loss. There were no reported injuries. The fire is under investigation by the Vermont State Police Fire Investigator. - GREG RAMSDELL

In 2003, the United Nations (UN) adopted the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The GHS includes criteria for the classification of health, physical and environmental hazards, as well as specifying what inform a t i o n should be included on labels of hazardous chemicals as well as safety STAYING data sheets. The US was SAFE an active participant in the Chief Henry Campdevelopment bell of the GHS and is a member of the UN bodies established to maintain and coordinate implementation of the system. OSHA published a proposed rulemaking on September 30, 2009 to align OSHA's Hazard Communication standard (HCS) with the GHS. On March 20, 2012, OSHA revised the Hazard Communication Standard to align the regulation with the provisions of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The final rule became effective on May 25, 2012. These changes will impact all users of hazardous chemicals at the University. The HCS has been in place since 1983 and was designed to ensure manufacturers and importers evaluate the chemicals they produce and that this information concerning the hazards are transmitted to employers and employees through labels and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). The standard also addresses chemical inventories, written plans and training. The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is an international approach to hazard communication, providing agreed criteria for classification of chemical hazards, and a standardized approach to label ele-

ments and safety data sheets. The GHS was negotiated in a multi-year process by hazard communication experts from many different countries, international organizations, and stakeholder groups. It is based on major existing systems around the world, including OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard and the chemical classification and labeling systems of other US agencies. The result of this negotiation process is the United Nations' document entitled "Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals," commonly referred to as The Purple Book. This document provides harmonized classification criteria for health, physical, and environmental hazards of chemicals. It also includes standardized label elements that are assigned to these hazard classes and categories, and provide the appropriate signal words, pictograms, and hazard and precautionary statements to convey the hazards to users. A standardized order of information for safety data sheets is also provided. These recommendations can be used by regulatory authorities such as OSHA to establish mandatory requirements for hazard communication, but do not constitute a model regulation. OSHA is requiring that employees are trained on the new label elements (i.e., pictograms, hazard statements, precautionary statements, and signal words) and SDS format by December 1, 2013, while full compliance with the final rule will begin in 2015. OSHA believes that American workplaces will soon begin to receive labels and SDSs that are consistent with the GHS, since many American and foreign chemical manufacturers have already begun to produce HazCom 2012/GHScompliant labels and SDSs. It is important to ensure that when employees begin to see the new labels and SDSs in their workplaces, they

will be familiar with them, understand how to use them, and access the information effectively. The revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is a modification to the existing standard. The parts of the standard that did not relate to the GHS (such as the basic framework, scope, and exemptions) remained largely unchanged. There have been some modifications to terminology in order to align the revised HCS with language used in the GHS. For example, the term "hazard determination" has been changed to "hazard classification" and "material safety data sheet" was changed to "safety data sheet." OSHA stakeholders commented on this approach and found it to be appropriate. The three major areas of change are in hazard classification, labels, and safety data sheets. -Hazard classification: The definitions of hazard have been changed to provide specific criteria for classification of health and physical hazards, as well as classification of mixtures. These specific criteria will help to ensure that evaluations of hazardous effects are consistent across manufacturers, and that labels and safety data sheets are more accurate as a result. -Labels: Chemical manufacturers and importers will be required to provide a label that includes a harmonized signal word, pictogram, and hazard statement for each hazard class and category. Precautionary statements must also be provided. -Safety Data Sheets: Will now have a specified 16-section format. The above information has been taken from the OSHA web site: Link to Purple Book: To be continued. Till next time stay safe and God Bless!

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Firefighters credited for quick response and attack Swanton VT - Swanton firefighters were called to two vehicles on fire about one foot from a garage in the early morning hours of August 31st. Upon arrival, firefighters found two vehicles on fire with exposure problems. A quick attack was made, knocking the fire down quickly. The garage sustained smoke and heat damage to the front. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Firefighters are being credited for a quick response and quick attack for saving the garage and other nearby structures. Missisquoi Valley rescue stoodby at the scene.

New Haven, CT. On Saturday, August 31st at about 5:30 a.m., New Haven firefighters were dispatched to 35 Pendleton Street for a structure fire. Upon arrival, they encountered heavy fire showing from a three story residential apartment building with victims trapped in the building. A second alarm was then struck and additional ambulances were dispatched to the scene. Firefighters rescued the victims from the building and brought the fire under control in about 15 minutes. Five people were transported to the hospital for minor injuries and smoke inhalation. The cause of the fire is being investigated by the city fire marshal. Several units were put back in service after overhaul was complete, but firefighters remained on scene for several hours with Truck 4, Squad 2 and Engine 9.

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Bristol firefighters rescue Massive fire rips through Avon condo woman from condo RICK KULMANN

Avon, CT. At about 4:30 a.m. on September 12th, Avon and Farmington fire Departments were notified of a condo unit on fire on 37 Heritage Drive in the Farmington Woods condominium complex which runs through both towns. Upon arrival, heavy fire was shooting through the roof and mutual aid was requested from the towns of Simsbury and Canton. Firefighters from all four towns battled the blaze and finally got it

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knocked down in about an hour an a half. The condo building consisted of five units in which the fire destroyed three of them displacing eight residents. Fire walls in the building along with the aggressive attack by firefighters stopped the fire from spreading to the last two units.

All occupants escaped with no injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the town and state fire marshal. Some of the units that's responded were Farmington Engine's 3, 5, 6, Tower Ladder 1, Medic 12 and Rescue 15, Avon Engines 7, 9, 10, 14 and Ladder 12, Simsbury Ladder 11 and Engine 8 and a tanker from Canton. - RICK KULMANN

Bristol CT. At 10:33 a.m. on September 10th, Bristol Fire Department was dispatched to 36 Somerset Circle for a structure fire. While responding to the fire, they were advised that there was someone trapped inside. Upon arrival, firefighters had a two story condo building with heavy fire showing with one female victim outside on the lawn suffering from smoke inhalation. A crew went into the building to knock down the fire and rescue a woman trapped in her bedroom. Firefighters had to perform CPR on her to get her breathing. The woman started breathing and both

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victims were transported to the hospital. The fire was knocked down in 15 minutes. A cat was also rescued from the structure and is doing fine. The fire started on the second floor and one of the women managed to escape. There were no other injuries reported in this incident and it is under investigation by the fire marshal. - RICK KULMANN


Fairfield’s bravest complete offshore training Airfield, CT. On August 14th, Fairfield’s bravest completed their annual department-wide navigational training aboard Marine 7, with Lieutenant Roger Caisse at the helm, taking fire companies in rotation out of the South Benson Marina to view offshore hazards during low tide. All Fairfield Fire Department personnel are required to hold boating certification and receive annual training in the operation of their watercraft, according to Caisse, who along with Firefighter Joe Rainis developed and conducted this year’s refresher training. “The Fairfield Fire Department

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works closely with our police department’s marine division in responding to medical calls all along our coastline,” explained Lieutenant Caisse, “but it’s extremely important that all our personnel become very familiar with our waters.” Fire and Police vessels are frequently dispatched throughout the year to assist boaters and persons, who have become trapped by the rising tide or submerged rocks, “particularly along Penfield Reef,” added

Caisse. Two years ago, the fire department was called to the scene of a coal ship fire four miles off the Fairfield coast by the Coast Guard, which they extinguished with the assistance of the FDNY Marine Division and the 700 foot transport ship’s owner. “With Hurricane Irene coming ashore two days later, it didn’t make the headlines,” said Caisse, “but it was not the kind of boat fire you expect to encounter when you join the Fairfield Fire Department.” - CHRISTOPHER TRACY


Southington firefighters respond to garbage truck fire Southington, CT. In the morning hours of Thursday, July 18th, Southington Fire Department was called to the 600 block of Old Turnpike Road for the contents of a garbage truck on fire. Upon arrival, firefighters found cardboard inside the truck burning. The truck operator dumped the load in a parking lot, so the fire could be extinguished. Engines 11, 12, 21 and 22 and Rescue 1 responded to the scene. Car 3 had companies 3 and 5 report to their station to cover the town and if more manpower was needed at the scene. There was no damage to the garbage truck.

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Terryville firefighters battle house fire RICK KULMANN

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cess to the roof to cut ventilation holes. Terryville Engine's 1, 2, 3, Tower 1, Rescue 6 and Truck 15 (mini pumper) responded to the scene. Command requested mutual aid from Harwinton (Engine 2) and Thomaston (Engine 10) to the scene and an engine from Bristol to cover headquarters. It took over an hour to bring

the stubborn ďŹ re under control. The volunteer ambulance also responded to treat several ďŹ reďŹ ghters for heat related issues, but no ďŹ reďŹ ghters or occupants were injured in this incident. Some pets may have died in the ďŹ re. The cause of the ďŹ re is under investigation by the ďŹ re marshal, but appears to be an electrical ďŹ re in the wall. The home was heavily damaged by the ďŹ re and will need to be torn down.

Head on accident injures one Wolcott, CT. Just after 8:00 a.m. on August 6th, Wolcott police dispatchers received 911 calls for a car accident with injuries in the 400 block of Woodtick Road just south of St. Pius Church. Emergency responders were toned out for the call. Upon arrival, police officers had a two car head on accident involving a BMW and a smaller sports car. The driver of the BMW had minor injuries. Wolcott Ambulance transported the victim to the hospital. Engine 8 and Engine 4 responded to the scene. The accident shut the road down for an hour and two wreckers were called to take the cars away.


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Eagle 1 visits Brookfield On August 21st, the Eagle 1 came to BrookďŹ eld to have a training session with police, ďŹ re, and EMS personnel. Eagle 1 is a 1968 Bell UH-1 "Huey" that is impeccably maintained at Sikorsky Airport in Stratford. The mission is supported by a non-proďŹ t status fund that allows the aircraft to operate without charging the municipality that requested it. The crew is made up of pilots and police ofďŹ cers who donate their time to the operation of the asset. The distinctive 'whoop-whoop' of the Huey's blades could be heard in the distance and the helo set

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Prospect firefighters burn house for training Prospect, CT - On Sunday morning August 11th, the Prospect Fire Department used a vacant one story home on Route 69 for a live burn exercise. The firefighters used the house recently for bailout training and other training evolutions. The thick black smoke could be seen for miles and curious onlookers watched the firefighters as they waited to put the fire out after the house completely burned. There were several safety measures in place including the firefighters using a deck gun from an engine to keep the heat and flames reaching a neighboring home

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Plainville Fire Department hosts air balloon festival Plainville, Ct. On August 23rd, Plainville firefighters kicked off their annual fundraiser by hosting the famous hot air balloon festival in Norton Park.The proceeds from the three day event helps the fire department with assisting several town organizations. There was a record crowd that JUMP TO FILE # attended for food, 082413102 live music, craft vendors and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. There were over ten hot air balloon hobbyists who attended, set up their balloons and did tethered rides. On Saturday morning, several hot air balloon launched and traveled several miles. - RICK KULMANN

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Early morning blaze hits two car attached garage The Wallingford Fire Department was dispatched on August 12, 2013 at 2:25 a.m. on a report of a structure fire. While responding, additional info was received that the fire was in a two car attached garage. Car 4 (Battalion Chief) arrived, assumed command and reported a two car attached garage was fully involved in fire as was extending to a three season room on the Charlie side. The fire was also extending

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into the attic area of the split level home. All occupants were reported out and accounted for. Command ordered an offensive operation and E1 entered the front door with a one and three quarter inch hand line. T1 cut the roof. E8 and E2 entered with hand tools to pull ceilings and bring a back up the attack line. A two and

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Fatal fire in Seymour destroys two car garage Seymour, CT. On July 31st just before 2:00 a.m., Seymour firefighters and emergency responders were dispatched to 105 Davis street for 911 calls of a structure fire. First arriving units encountered heavy fire in a two car detached garage extending into the one and a half story home. Command requested mutual aid from the nearby town of Oxford for their ladder truck (Truck 46) and also their RIT team with Rescue

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44. Twenty five firefighters responded to the fire. The firefighters did an extensive search of the house as they battled the intense fire and had it under control within a half hour. As the fire marshal began his investigation into the cause of the fire, they discovered human remains inside the garage. Seymour

detectives along with the state prosecutor, the medical examiner and state fire marshal were all notified and responded to the scene. Four cats perished in the blaze. An autopsy was performed and the medical examiner ruled the victim died of smoke inhalation. The 55 year old victim was the homeowner, who lived in the home by herself. - RICK KULMANN

Bristol County remembers September 11, 2001 Fall River, MA - Bristol County Public Safety officials gathered at the Commonweath of Massachusetts' September 11th State memorial at Battleship Cove in Fall River. The morning began with the presentation of the colors by the honor guards from police, fire and military units from throughout Bristol County accompanied by the Navy band playing the National Anthem. A large bell aboard the Battleship was rung in a series of four sets of five rings followed by a 21 gun salute fired from the big guns on the Massachusetts. A wreath of flowers was laid at the memorial in front of a twisted piece of metal recovered from Ground Zero. America the Beautiful and Taps were performed by the Navy Band and a lone bagpiper played a mournful rendition of Amazing Grace.

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David W. Russell, Jr. November 26, 1927 – August 31, 2013 Fire Chief David W. Russell, Jr., age 85, of Fairfield, the beloved husband of the late Margaret Galvin Russell, passed away on Saturday, August 31st, 2013 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center with his loving family by his side. Born in Bridgeport on November 26, 1927, he was a lifelong Southport and Fairfield resident and graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas School and Roger Ludlowe High School. In his youth, he often rode along with the Southport Volunteer Fire Department and his father, Fire Chief David W. Russell, Sr.. At 17, he joined the United States Navy and served on submarine chasers during World War II. He received the American Theatre Medal and WWII Victory Medal prior to his discharge on July 14th, 1946 as Seaman 1st Class. He was sworn in as a member of the Southport Volunteer Fire Department while home on leave on March 11th, 1946, four months prior to leaving the U.S. Navy. He later became a member of the Fire Brigade at Chance Vought Aircraft, where he worked until the company moved to Texas, when he joined his father’s Insurance and Real Estate Business in Southport. On November 13th, 1954, he was hired as a paid firefighter with the Fairfield Fire Department, and was assigned to Station #4 in Southport, where he made a highly publicized rescue of a baby from a

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smoke-filled bedroom, earning him a commendation from the Board of Fire Commissioners and the New York News Vamp Award. Four years later in 1958, he was promoted as one of the first six lieutenants within the department. In 1962, Russell was appointed as the first captain in the history of the Fairfield Fire Department. He formed the Scuba Team shortly after his appointment and worked in the following years to improve rescue apparatus and add EMS to the services provided by the Department. In October of 1975 after the passing of the Fairfield Fire Department’s first career chief, Joseph Stopa, Russell was made Acting Chief and Fire Marshal. On March 7th, 1976, he was appointed Chief of Department and shortly thereafter later passed the position of Fire Marshal to Captain Clarence Darrow. In his fifteen year tenure as chief, Russell formed the Connecticut Career Fire Chiefs Association and served as a vocal advocate for the creation of a Connecticut Fire Academy. He brought physical fitness programs to the Fairfield Fire Department to improve the wellness and fitness of his personnel and enhanced their safety by providing better personal protective equipment, including fire-resistant hoods

and bunker pants and individual air masks for their self-contained breathing apparatus. After retiring from the Fairfield Fire Department on January 1, 1991, Russell never missed a day of work, volunteering tirelessly at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, St. Anthony of Padua Church, and the many other organizations he served in the two-plus decades that followed. He was a founding member and Director of the Connecticut Career Fire Chiefs Association, the Gaelic American Club, and the Fairfield Municipal Federal Credit Union. He was a lifetime member of Southport Volunteer Fire Department and Port 5 Naval Veterans Association, and an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9427, Sampson WWII Navy Veterans, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, Connecticut Fire Marshals Association, Stratford Kiwanis Club, YMCA of Fairfield, Wakeman’s Boys and Girls Club, and the Roger Ludlowe Class of ‘45 Reunion Committee. A proud member of the Boy Scouts of America since his youth, he served as Chairman of its Health and Safety Commission and was Supervisor of Boat Rescue at their National Jamborees in 1969 and 1973. Russell and his late wife Marge were devout parishioners at St. Anthony of Padua Church. In 1957, he and Margaret Galvin of Bridgeport, known to her

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family and friends as Marge, were married. Their two sons David and Michael joined the Fire Department of New York and Greenwich Police Department respectively, while their twin daughters became teachers, Terese at the Greenwich and Wilton Public Schools and Eleanor at St. Pius and McKinley Schools in Fairfield and the Monroe Public Schools. Chief Russell is survived by three children: David W. Russell III and his wife April of Pound Ridge, NY, Eleanor Macfarlane and her husband John of Monroe, and Terese Flaherty and her husband William of Sudbury, MA; his daughter-in-law, Amy Yantorno of Greenwich; eight cherished grandchildren, David W. Russell IV, Lizzy Russell, Mickey Russell Jr., Maggie Flaherty, Anna Flaherty, Erin Macfarlane, Jake Macfarlane, and Kate Macfarlane. In addition to his wife he was predeceased by his son Michael E. Russell, daughter Lauren T. Russell, granddaughter Ellie Flaherty, and

brother Edward M. Russell. Friends attended a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, September 6, 2013 at St. Anthony of Padua Church. Interment with full Military Honors followed in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Donations may be made in his memory to the “Bridgeport Hospital Foundation Connecticut Burn Center” at Bridgeport Hospital Foundation, 267 Grant Street, Bridgeport CT 06601 or online at; the “St Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation Employee Program” at St Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation, 2800 Main Street, Bridgeport CT 06606 or; and Port 5 Naval Veterans, 69 Brewster Street, Bridgeport CT 06605 or To send an online condolence, please - CHRISTOPHER TRACY

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New Milford condo requires second alarm At approximately 10:05 a.m. on August 23, the town wide "allcall" tone went off alerting all three New Milford fire companies (Water Witch, Northville, and Gaylordsville) for a reported structure fire in the area of 102 Aspetuck Village, at a large condo complex in the New Milford district. Upon arrival, Car 4 (Capt Richard Squires) reported a working fire. Seconds later, Car 2 (Don Hapke) requested a second alarm. Engine 26, and Engine 24

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(pumper tanker) took a position next to the building and lines were stretched in for the interior attack. Fortunately for the water supply requirements, there was a hydrant in front of the building and Engine 24 took in the hydrant to provide water supply. Ladder 25 had an excellent position in front of the building providing maximum scrub area and roof access.

Interior crews were able to knock the fire down in short order. The building was ventilated, and overhaul was accomplished. One civilian was transported by New Milford EMS with minor injuries and the second New Milford Ambulance stood by and provided some rehab. The New Milford Fire Marshal office was on the scene to investigate. - BERNIE MEEHAN

Waterbury, CT - On Monday, September 9th at 9:00 a.m., Waterbury police and fire units along with Campion Ambulance were dispatched to 218 Scott Road in front of the Scott Gardens apartment complex for a head on MVA with injuries. Engine 2 encountered two cars with heavy damage and blocking most of the roadway. One of the drivers was complaining of chest pains. The airbag deployed in his vehicle and may have played a part in his injuries. He was transported to the hospita. The other driver was not injured. There was no extrication needed. Several police officers assisted with traffic and the investigation while the firefighters put down speedi dri for the large amount of fluids.

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raise varies, depending on things like the number of tickets sold, how they're priced, the amount spent on promotion and whether food and drink are available. "Mostly companies produce shows in their own facilities, which may hold 300–400 people," says Novick. "We'll put together a show for them that will bring in comedians from major comedy clubs, with a headliner from HBO, Comedy Central, or the Tonight Show. The feature performer will be someone who's headlined the comedy circuit: Catch a Rising Star, the Improv, the Comedy Store. The host of the show will be a comedian who's very high-energy, like a gameshow host, to get the audience warmed up. A triple headliner show!” The Somerset Fire Company of New Jersey produces two fundraisers a year through ComedyWorks. "We've done about ten shows so far, and it's been great," says Mike Rein-

beck, who coordinates the shows for the 65-member volunteer department. "A friend of mine who had used Joey told me, 'This guy books really good acts.' So, we did the first show, everything was great, and we've been doing shows with Joey ever since." "I find their people to be very funny," agrees Adam Hubney, chief of the Atlantic Highlands Volunteer Fire Department in New Jersey, which books comedians through ComedyWorks for its annual dinner. "We have a professional comedy club in our county, and the quality is just as good." Comedy Works provides a 30-page ‘How-To’ guide that assists organizations through the comedy show production and warns of mistakes to avoid. "We make sure they follow everything in the guide," says Novick. "If a company has never done this before, it gives you everything from you need to know. We make sure that things get done right. Clients who follow the guide always do very well and tend to make money.” For information on Comedy Works, call 1 (888) 782-4589, go to or e-mail

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Two alarms for Abington apartment complex fire Abington, MA. Around 3:30 p.m. on July 18, 2013, the Abington Fire Department responded to a report of a fire at 2 Forsyth Drive. Companies arrived to find heavy fire on the exterior of a three-story wood framed apartment complex. A working fire was requested, immediately bringing mutual aid companies to work and cover. The heavy fire was quickly knocked down. Additional companies were requested throughout the duration of the fire, bringing the alarm level to a second alarm equivalent. The fire is under the investigation of the Massachusetts State Fire Marshal's office. No injuries were reported. Several pets were rescued from the apartment complex during the firefighting operations.

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Clyde Finger from the Bethel Volunteer Fire Department at the Connecticut State Firefighters Association 2013 Hall of Fame



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Technical rescue in Fitchburg Fitchburg, MA - In the early evening hours around 9:30 p.m. on Monday, July 8th, the Fitchburg Fire Department responded to the Putnam Street bridge for a man trapped under the bridge on the riverbank of the Nashua River. Crews arrived and rescued the man in 20 minutes pulling him up a ladder by a rope.


Car shears telephone pole in half On September 8, 2013 at approximately 1:15 p.m., a motor vehicle traveling North on Route 13 veered off the road and sheared a telephone pole in half. This was a single car accident and no serious injuries were reported. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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Rash of fires keep Springfield busy A series of both accidental and arson fires over the course of a 24 hour time period kept the firefighters of the Springfield Fire Department running from one end of the city to the other. The first fire, in an occupied single story wood frame dwelling caused sig- JUMP TO FILE # nificant damage to 081613100 the home and claimed the life of a female occupant. Less then five hours later, the SFD was again called out for a kitchen fire in an occupied two story wood frame duplex that did several thousand dollars damage to the structure and rendered two families temporarily homeless. At 3:00 a.m. on August 15th, the jakes were summoned to a abandoned three story wood frame Victorian style dwelling at the corner of Chestnut and Allendale Streets for another reported structure fire. Companies arrived to find the building fully involved and threatening exposure building. In spite of initial low water pressure on the hydrants and a small sink hole that developed, a first alarm assignment of companies successfully contained the fire to the building of origin. An apartment fire in an abandoned/condemned apartment block two blocks from Chestnut Street kept the day tour companies busy and later in the day on Thursday, companies were called out again for the report of a structure fire on Maynard Street in the Bay-McKnight section. Companies arrived to find the A side of a two and a half story wood frame dwelling fully involved and the fire gaining a foot hold in the attic. An aggressive attack contained the bulk of police subsequently arrested a resident of the building for rson of a dwelling after it was learned she had set a couch on fire on the front porch of the building. - NATE ARNOLD

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Overnight fire guts West Springfield duplex A fire of undetermined origin gutted a wood frame duplex located at 30-32 West School St. in the Merrick section of West Springfield shortly after 2:20 a.m. on August 21, 2013. Fire alarm toned companies out for the fire with the warning that they were receiving multiple calls and that the police were already on scene confirming. Chief 2, Deputy Chief Borsari advised all responding companies he had a two and a half story wood


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frame duplex with heavy smoke showing from the second floor. West Springfield jakes advanced hand lines to all floors as quickly as any dangerously under staffed fire department can-only to find that due to renovations, stairways that should have led to the third floor stopped at the second. Multiple pipe chases and concealed

void spaces had created a ready path for the fire to communicate from the first floor to the attic. This required the members of the WSFD to remain on scene all night long opening walls and ceilings and chasing hot spots on all floors of the building. This fire displaced at least five people and caused so much damage to the home that it is being considered a total loss.


Five transported in Harwich Harwich, MA - Six people were involved in a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 28 and Depot Road around 9:30 p.m. on Monday, August 29th. Harwich police are in investigating the cause of the accident after a Chrysler Town and Country collided with a Land Rover Freelander. Four young women were in the Land Rover and one was transported by Harwich Fire and Rescue to Cape Cod Hospital with minor injuries. The women, one from Illinois and three from New York are spending the summer working at Chatham Bars Inn. Two persons in the Chrysler were not hurt.


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Remembering 9/11 Harwich, MA. The 12th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center was remembered by the Harwich Fire and Police at the Public Safety Building on Sisson Road. Fire Chief Norman Clarke, Jr. spoke at the ceremony saying, "Out of the sadness, fear and anger of 9/11 I want to believe we can go on to make us who we are and what we have better. But to do that we must never forget those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect those who needed protecting. We must never forget the sons, daughters, wives, husbands, and friends who were lost that day and pray for families to have hope in their lives to ease their sadness as they reflect on 12 years ago."


MedFlight transports motorcycle accident victim in Taunton Taunton, MA. Around 12:30 p.m. on the afternoon of Sunday, August 4, 2013, the Taunton Fire Department responded to County Street at the Route 140 off ramp for a report of a motorcycle accident. Companies arrived to find a motorcycle that struck a pick up truck. The operator of the motorcycle was being cared for by witnesses and had serious injuries. When the AMR ambulance arrived, they requested Boston MedFlight. MedFlight responded and landed at the scene. The victim was transported to a Boston hospital. The accident is under the investigation of the Massachusetts State Police. No other injuries were reported on the scene.

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Hinsdale/Peru Kids Fire Camp The inaugural Kids Fire Safety Camp sponsored by the Hinsdale and Peru Volunteer Fire Departments was held August 23rd and 24th. The two day program attended by 16 boys and girls in grades 3 through 5 at Kittredge School was aimed at exposing the participants to the basics of firefighting, fire safety JUMP TO FILE # and fire prevention. 090913116 Friday’s session began with registration, orientation and fire safety knowledge pre-test. Each was presented with a red cadet T-shirt to wear during the program. This was followed by several presentations and demonstrations. DCR District Fire Warden Margaret O’Brien-Carnevale brought Smokey the Bear with her to discuss wild land and forest fires. She also introduced the participants to “Indian Tank fun” letting each cadet pump water from an Indian tank. County Ambulance owner Brian Andrews gave a tour of an ambulance explaining the types and use of the equipment carried on the rig. Captain Duane Foisy of the Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office brought his partner, a German Shepherd search dog, with him and highlighted his presentation with several demonstrations of searching for/retrieving items including marijuana hidden in a car. Saturday was more of a participative learning experience using firefighters as safety guides. The morning session was broken down into small groups that went through a circuit that that included separate activities for use of a small handline in full turnout gear squirting water at a target, time in the Berkshire County Fire Chiefs Safety House, hands on experience with the MCVFA Bullex fire extinguisher trainer and a darkened 50 foot maze crawl. This last item was done with a firefighter to simulate staying low to get out of the

smoke. Each participant had to locate a baby manikin and bring it to safety with them. Next Peru and Hinsdale firefighters performed a complete demonstration of auto extrication with the young cadets in full turnout gear “helping” by breaking side windows with a punch tool. The Hinsdale Police Department conducted a short bike safety session. The main event took place with cadets in full turnout gear manning apparatus with firefighters and responding to put out a live working house fire (constructed of 40 wood pallets). Cadets manned hoses with firefighters and used one and a half inch handlines to extinguish the blaze. The session concluded with a follow-up test, a participant opinion sheet and graduation with certificate and picture. Parents, cadets and HVFD and PVFD staff then enjoyed a picnic. - Dick SciALABBA


Leominster second alarm hits large apartment building At approximately 12:18 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, August 14, 2013, numerous calls were being received for a building fire at 22 Colbert St Leominster. First alarm was dispatched with the dispatcher advising the deputy that numerous calls were coming in for that location. The deputy chief on arrival reported heavy fire showing from the rear of the structure, C side and he ordered the working fire struck,

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which was followed minutes later by the second alarm. Engine 3 on arrival pulled their pre-connected two and a half inch line and quickly knocked down the heavy volume of fire on the C side of the building. The fire apparently started outside under the rear deck/porch at

the CD corner of the building and with the stiff winds we had in the city today, it quickly spread up the side of the building and into the apts. No injuries were reported on the scene and a number of people were displaced by the fire, which caused extensive damage to the first and second floors. -ROBERT ALLEN

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Just before 5:00 p.m. on July 18, 2013, Marlborough Engine 1, Rescue 1, Car 2 and Medic 6 were dispatched to Sherman Street for a reported rollover with entrapment. On arrival companies were met with a car on its roof with one occupant inside the vehicle. Crews immediately went to work with the Jaws of Life to free the victim. Patriot Ambulance transported one patient to Marlborough Hospital in an unknown condition.

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Fitchburg Firefighter Kris Klein picks up rope after a technical rescue in the city


EMS Captain Karin Halstead with the piper for the evening, Dr. George Cohen at Sandy Hook’s 75th Anniversary celebration


Incident Commander, Chief Kessler at an Uxbridge six alarm fire on July 18th



Deputy Chief Dion checks on progress from the tip of Ladder 1at an Uxbridge six alarm fire on July 18th

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Fall River Bureau of Fire Prevention has busy summer Fall River, MA. The Fall River Bureau of Fire Prevention had a very busy summer educating the children of the city and their families. Beginning on June 1st., inspectors attended ten different events throughout the city. Utilizing the Fall River "Student Awareness of Fire Education" (S.A.F.E.) trailer, the members educated over 900 children and several hundred adults. The S.A.F.E. trailer

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is set up with a kitchen, living room, and bedroom. In each room, visitors receive a different ďŹ re safety message including, kitchen and cooking safety, smoke detector and carbon monoxide education, ďŹ replace/space heater safety, and candle safety.

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Brewster/Orleans hosts 9/11 remembrance Brewster, MA. Police and fire along with members of the Orleans Fire Department remembered 9/11 at a early evening ceremony outside fire headquarters on Route 6A. Lieutenant George Bausch and Captain Heath Eldridge of the Brewster police placed a wreath at the memorial, a piece of steel retrieved from the mangled mess of the World Trade Center. Fire Chief Robert Moran spoke to the gathering of his experiences at the scene working with brother firefighters for ten straight days, digging through the rubble hoping against hope of finding someone alive.

Car under rear of school bus On August 30th at approximately 7:15 a.m., an accident involving a school bus and a motor vehicle occurred near the intersection of Main and North Streets in Leominster. Leominster Fire Department dispatched E-3, R-1, Ladder 1 and C-2. Upon arrival, they found a motor vehicle under the rear of the school bus. It was also reported that the school bus had approximately 12-13 students on board at the time. Firefighters determined that their were no injuries.


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Crash in Chatham Chatham, MA. Around 8:50 a.m. on Monday, September 9th, a three car crash shut down Route 28 for approximately one hour. Chatham Fire and Rescue transported a male and a female to Cape Cod Hospital with unknown injuries. The accident happened at the intersection of Sam Ryder Road, Colonial Drive, and Rt. 28., between a Honda Fit, Ford Taurus, and Mercury Mountaineer. A black Labrador named "Jack" who was traveling in the back seat of the Ford was "shaken up". The dog is being cared for by Chatham Police Officer Craig Bayer and Harwich Animal Control Officer Jack Burns (L-R), who took "Jack" to Pleasant Bay Animal Hospital. Chatham Police are handling the investigation.

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Ladder 8 operates on the A side of the structure on Chestnut St.

Fire destroys vacant school in Springfield An early morning ďŹ re on Tuesday, September 3rd that has been deemed suspicious by the SpringďŹ eld Fire Department gutted the former Chestnut Street Junior High School. Engine Co. 10 was originally toned out to investigate the report of smoke in the area of Memorial Square. Shortly before 2:00 a.m., Engine 10 found the source of the smoke to be the abandoned and boarded up school and immediately called for a working ďŹ re assignment of two more engine companies, two ladder companies, the Rescue Squad and District 1 Chief to respond. By the time District 1 arrived at the scene only four minutes later, the ďŹ re was so far advanced that the chief immediately struck the second alarm, bringing two more engines, another ladder company and the District 2 Chief to the scene. The building posed a number of challenges to SpringďŹ eld's bravest. Constructed in 1901 and ofďŹ cially closed in 2004, the three

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story ordinary construction educational building stood almost one city block in length and contained 169, 000 square feet of educational classroom space. The ďŹ re took possession of the third oor and extended upward into the attic space before breaking through the roof an hour into the ďŹ re ďŹ ght. Companies operated on scene well into the morning before the ďŹ re was ofďŹ cially declared under control. A ďŹ re watch detail of one engine company had to remain on scene for another ten hours while demolition crews tore down the building. The SpringďŹ eld Fire Department Arson Squad was continuing their investigation and, as of this articles writing, no cause had been determined. - NATE ARNOLD



Harwich accident results in transport Harwich, MA - Failure to grant the right of way to a Nissan Maxima traveling west on Lower County Road sent two persons in that vehicle to Cape Cod Hospital with unknown injuries. The blue Volkswagen Jetta failed to stop at Earle Road, hitting the Nissan and sending it between two trees crashing into a white fence on private property. The accident happened around 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 24th.

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“Your workout with a twist”…train the way you move FIREFIGHTER FITNESS Lori Ann Hodgkinson

Let’s face it. Many of us are creatures of habit, even “old school” when it comes to our workouts. I myself am a huge fan of the “basics”. They make a great foundation for a balanced fitness routine and they work! Squats, Push-ups, Crunches: They’re simple, effective and most of us include them in our workouts regularly. Once you have mastered the basics (and not before) there are some great variations to try. As much as I love the old school stuff, research is clear that we need to find new ways to perform such exercises in order to get the most out of them. We need to train the way we move and (firefighters especially) have to train the way they work. One of the positive characteristics of a basic exercise is simplicity. We love the simple stuff especially when it works. However, we must be careful not to limit ourselves. The simplicity of our favorite moves can also be their most limiting factor. When we perform squats in the gym, we certainly make sure our legs are just a little more than shoulder distance apart. We flex at the hips as opposed to the waist. We keep our hips back and align our knees over our shoelaces (ankles). Proper form is essential. We sit straight down and stand straight up. It works those thighs, those glutes and even strengthens the lower back. That strength surely is beneficial, but how can we further benefit from the squats? As humans, we rarely move in a straight forward line or straight up and down. We combine our movements through multiple planes. Visualize the way you sit into and get up from a chair. Do you do it like a robot, making razor straight movements, or do you usually favor one side over another and sort of get up with a twist in the direction of which you will begin to walk? Think about it. It’s surely the latter. Here’s a variation on the squat to get you training the way you move. Hold a dumbbell or medicine ball at your chest. Place your feet just a bit wider than shoulder width apart and turned slightly outward (there is hip rotation in this movement, so pointing the toes ever so slightly outward and more importantly pivoting on the balls of both feet will prevent any twisting of the knee during the hip rotation). Lower into a squat, (going no

lower than 90 degrees) and bringing the elbows towards the inside of the thighs. As you stand up, take the weight overhead and rotate to the right, pivoting on both feet. Lower and repeat for 1-3 sets of 8-16 reps, alternating sides. You don’t have to give up straight squats altogether. For a more rounded set of squats you can start with straight up and down reps, do the alternating twists and then finish up with straight up and downs. Push-ups? Love ‘em! But you can add a twist to your push-ups as well. Picture this. You are lying on your stomach watching TV (Hey – how come that was so easy to picture????). The doorbell rings and you get up to answer it. Are you robotic? Do you push straight up equally with both arms, tuck both legs simultaneously and stand straight up and then do a perfect right or left face? (Oh, that reminds me, we surely have to vary our squatthrusts, but that’s a conversation for another day). You certainly are not robotic here either. You pushup, rotate slightly to one side and get up from there. Try to simulate that with this variation on the push-up. From a pushup position, lower yourself as usual then as you push up rotate your body so your right arm lifts up and extends overhead. Your arms and torso should form the letter “T”. Return to the starting position, lower yourself, then push up and rotate till your left hand points toward the ceiling. Yes, this is a somewhat exaggerated movement, but the rotational twist is more closely tied to the way you move in life and at work than perpetually training in a straight and linear plane. The abdominals: The core of so many of our movements. We are crunching like mad and that works. We even crunch with a twist and that’s great! I know we

have discussed this one and a number of variations using a medicine and/or Swiss ball. We are more evolved than ever with our abdominal training. With that in mind, think about the movement and the muscles that engage when you do a door push. It taxes your core and if not properly trained, can fatigue you in a hurry. The “Russian Twist” is a great way to train that movement and those muscles. While seated on the floor, hold a medicine ball, dumbbell, or weight plate. Your hips and knees are bent 90 degrees. Hold the weight straight out in front of you and keep your back straight (your torso at about 45 degree angle to the floor). Explosively twist your torso as far as you can to the left, and then reverse the motion, twisting as far as you can to the right. That's one rep, do 3 sets of 8-12 at the end of your workout. These are just a few examples of movements that can be varied to more accurately mimic the way you live and work. Of course the most direct transference of movement is actually the movement itself. So I also recommend incorporating actual job tasks into your training. Do an actual door push, dummy drag, ladder climb etc. That aside the exercises sited are a great way to balance out and enhance your basic gym routine. You get the idea. How many others can you think of? Go For It! Stay Safe – and of course -Remember, these variations are only suitable once you have mastered the original basic movement. You should be free from restriction especially regarding the knees, shoulders and lower back. Additionally, remember to receive clearance from your physician before beginning any exercise program.


Members from the Animal Rescue League and the Plymouth County Technical Rescue Team work to free the deer from the mud.

PCTR called for deer stuck in mud Marshfield, MA. Just before noontime on the afternoon of Sunday, August 25, 2013, the Marshfield Fire Department requested the response of the Plymouth County Technical Rescue Team for a deer that was stuck in mud at 261 Rear Old Ocean Street. Crews brought in approximately 15 sheets of plywood to use as solid ground, as the mud was very thick and it was not possible for rescuers to walk through it. Two small boats belonging to the homeowner were also used to gain access to the deer. Members from the Animal Rescue League of Boston and PCTR secured the young deer so that it could be brought back to the shore. Once the animal was se-

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cured in the boat, members of PCTR used a haul line connected to the boat and brought the deer to shore. Approximately twelve members from the Plymouth County Technical Rescue Team who were specially trained in large animal rescue responded to the scene to assist. Due to the severity of the injuries the deer suffered, it needed to be euthanized shortly after being transported to a local veterinary clinic. - PAT TRAVERS



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Volunteer firefighter eases into retirement with savings Talk about serving your community. Michael Bender is a volunteer firefighter with Hopewell Fire Department 52 in the town of Princeton, N.J. His wife, Elaine, is an EMT with the department. Michael just retired in July after 25 years as a police officer in Princeton. Congratulations on your retirement, Mr. Bender – from everyone at 1st Responder’s Heroes Mortgage Program. We are proud to say that we helped Bender ease into retirement with some savings. Bender refinanced his home with the Heroes Mortgage and shaved three years off his mortgage. He’s also saving $100 every month on his payment. “I just retired, so any income I can save is big,” said Bender, who has four children. “Especially over a year, that adds up. I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t want to add $100 to their wallet every month. I had 18 years left on my mortgage and now I just have 15, which is a big savings.” Do you want to know more about the innovative Heroes Mortgage Program? Well, then, the New Jersey Firemen’s Convention on Sept. 13-14 in Wildwood is the place to be. The Heroes Mortgage Program booth at the convention is

one of the more popular attractions. Clients stop by to talk with the staff about their positive experiences and how it helped them, whether they purchased their first home, or refinanced. Meanwhile, interested firefighters check in to learn more about how the Heroes Mortgage Program can help them. There are so many wonderful stories surrounding the Heroes Mortgage Program. Whether it’s the young firefighter who used the program to by his first home, the thirty-something who refinanced to get a better rate and ease the burden of the bills, or the client who could only be approved through the Heroes Mortgage Program due to bad credit; our team is there to help. 1st Responder and Sun Home Loans teamed up to create the enterprising initiative, which provides discounted fees and low interest rates for firefighters and other members of the emergency services community. “These men and women are the fabric of our communities. Nobody sacrifices more every day,” said Joseph Belsito, Publisher of 1st Responder. “We were excited about this program from day one and, to see it get off the ground, like this is gratifying. These people are the best of the best. It’s been our pleasure getting to know them and help them.”

Whether purchasing a new home or refinancing an existing one, the Heroes Mortgage Program is offered exclusively, providing personal service, benefits and rates not normally available to the general public. Now in its 29th year, the New Jersey Firemen’s Convention is often described as the largest exposition of it’s kind east of the Mississippi. Firefighters from the entire MidAtlantic region converge on the famed Jersey Shore for the event. 1st Responder certainly looks forward to seeing our clients, our friends, and telling your colleagues more about the Heroes Mortgage Program. We are certainly proud of it. Whether purchasing a new home or refinancing an existing one, the Heroes Mortgage Program is offered exclusively, providing personal service, benefits and rates not normally available to the general public. To receive more information about the program and its benefits, contact Steven Testa at or call 973-615-9745. Sun National Bank Home Loans and 1st Responder Newspaper are not affiliated. All loans subject to approval. Certain conditions and fees may apply. Mortgage financing provided by Sun National Bank Loans, Equal Housing Lender.

Win an iPad mini 1st Responder and Sun Home Loans team up to promote mortgage program The Heroes Mortgage Program has been expanding its services throughout the emergency services community since it was launched in 2011. To celebrate that success, Sun Home Loans and 1st Responder Newspaper are teaming up to give away five more Free iPad Minis in 2013.

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Small garage fire in Brockton Brockton, MA. Just before 9:00 a.m. on the morning of Friday, August 30, 2013, the Brockton Fire Department responded JUMP TO FILE # to 64 Dover Street 083013113 for a reported garage fire. Companies arrived to find smoke showing from a unattached garage. Companies advanced a hand line and were able to quickly knock down the fire. The wiring inspector was requested to the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation. - PAT TRAVERS


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Suspicious fire traps occupants Fall River, MA. In the early morning hours of Thursday August 15th, a suspicious fire trapped several occupants on the second and third floor at 1090 Pleasant St. The second floor tenant reported being awakened by a loud crash. Upon in- JUMP TO FILE # vestigating fur- 081513119 ther, the tenant discovered a break into the cellar. The tenant returned to her apartment to call the landlord. When she returned to the hallway, she found it rapidly filling with dense smoke. When firefighters arrived, they were faced with tenants of the building out on the fire escape platforms frozen in fear and unable to climb down the escape ladders. Firefighters used ground

ladders and the aerial ladder to rescue the four trapped occupants from the fire escapes. Several other occupants were removed by firefighters and police officers through interior stairs. One occupant was found sleeping in an upstairs bedroom and was carried out by firefighters. Fire investigators were called to the scene and deemed the fire suspicious. Witnesses reported seeing a man fleeing the scene shortly before the smoke was spotted. The American Red Cross is assisting the nine tenants who were displaced. The building housed an Asian market on the ground floor with apartments above. This same market was burnt out of the building next door, which was destroyed in an earlier fire. - KENNETH LEGER


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