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Project Lifesaver Abusive Choices Hurt Everyone Program Fire & Police Photos City of Huber Height Fire Division Goes Pink! First In, Last Out Privacy Policy “Each Other’s Keeper”

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POLICE AND FIREMEN'S INSURANCE ASSOCIATION 101 East 116th Street

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Features

Celebrating 100 Years of Service - pg. 22

City of Huber Heights Fire Division Goes Pink! - pg. 14

Abusive Choices Hurt Everyone Program - pg. 18

First In, Last Out - pg. 28

Project Lifesaver - pg. 12

Fire & Police Photos - pg. 20 Privacy Policy - pg. 38 © 2001 Police and Firemen’s Insurance Association

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Volume 29, Number 1 The PFIA Protector is printed quarterly by the Police and Firemen’s Insurance Association. The executive and editorial offices are located at 101 E 116th Street, Carmel, IN 46032. Local: 317-581-1913 or toll-free: 1-800-221-PFIA (7342). Creative Services . . . . . . . . . . . Angela Burns

Police and Firemen’s Insurance Association President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark S. Kemp Senior Vice President, Executive Secretary . . . . . . Peter F. Episcopo

From the Editor

Vice President, Treasurer . . . . . . Tom Clines

Board of Directors Dave Brunner . . . . . . . . . . . . . Camby, Indiana Mike Carrigan . . . . . . . . Littleton, Colorado Ruben Cevallos . . . . . . San Antonio, Texas Tom Clines . . . . . . . . . . Noblesville, Indiana Peter F. Episcopo . . . . . . . . Carmel, Indiana Tom Giampietro . . . . Providence, Rhode Island Edward Griffith, III . . . . . . Brick, New Jersey Gerald Housel . . . . . . . Speedway, Indiana Tom C. Jackson . . . . . . . . . . Peoria, Illinois

As some of you have already noticed, the magazine looks a little different. As a celebration of 100 Years of Service, the magazine was treated to a little redesign. In this issue, there are a lot more photos than usual, that is thanks to all of those who have contributed. If you are considering submitting to the magazine, try to include photos with your submission! I would really like to thank you for all of your patience; I know this issue has been delayed as other exciting changes and projects have been occuring in my department. I hope you enjoy this magazine. As before, if you have photos or stories that would be perfect for The Protector, please tell your representative or contact me. My email is aburns@pfia.net. If you prefer, mail submissions to Angela Burns, c/o PFIA, 101 E 116th St., Carmel, IN 46032. If you have any questions, feel free to call between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Eastern time, Monday – Friday; 1-800-221-7342 ext. 126.

Mark S. Kemp . . . . . New Palestine, Indiana David G. Lentz . . . . . . . . . Slidell, Louisiana Alan Melancon . . . . New Orleans, Louisiana Steve D. Murphy . . . . . . Indianapolis, Indiana

Angela Burns, Editor and Creative Services

Don Trejbal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Akron, Ohio Salvatore Valvo . . . . . . Lancaster, New York Legal Counsel . . . . . . . . . . . . . E. Davis Coots

You can find the online magazine issues at: www.issuu.com/pfia or www.pfia1913.org/protector.html.

John D. Hoover Michael B. Murphy Donald J. Pistillo Lawrence W. Schmits ­Actuary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Griffith Griffith, Ballard and Company

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The Board of Directors and Executive Committee are proud to introduce the PFIA Charitable Fund starting Jan. 1, 2013. Our Certificate of Incorporation was approved by the State of Indiana on Sept. 26, 2012. PFIA can now accept charitable contributions to the Fund that are tax deductible for the person or company donating. The Board will consist of the Executive Committee and two other current Board members. The Board will determine every December meeting how much PFIA will contribute to the fund and then will distribute the funds to predetermined charities. The fund will be distributed to a zero balance and start over on Jan. 1 of every year. We will lean heavily towards children and military families. The four funds that we will contribute to will be, “Make a Wish Foundation,” “Special Olympics,” “Wounded Warrior Project,” and “St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.” Everyone gives money to charities of their choice, but we think giving our members a place to give, where they know 100% of funds are distributed to charities close to their heart, will be a very benevolent endeavor. We think that doing this will be a great extension of our fraternal mission and hope it is well received and becomes the go-to place for members to help others. What better way to fulfill our fraternal mission in today’s society in our 100th year of service than donating money to the deserving funds listed? We will have a page in our magazine, “The Protector” for publishing contributors and any information pertaining to the fund. If you would like to donate, please make check payable to PFIA Charitable Fund and put in the memo “charitable contribution,” or write a note and put it in the envelope and mail to PFIA, attention Mark Kemp. Fraternally yours,

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THANK YOU We are pleased to recognize the PFIA Charitable Fund Contributors, as of June 12, 2013, thank you for helping PFIA support organizations that are doing such wonderful work in our communities.

Brian Giles Mark Kemp Don Trejbal J. Zoino Pete Episcopo Veteran Firefighters Association of New Orleans New Orleans Association of Fire Chiefs Dave Brunner

Interested in becoming a contributor? If you would like to donate, please make check payable to PFIA Charitable Fund and put in the memo “charitable contribution,” or write a note and put it in the envelope and mail to:

PFIA ATTN: Mark Kemp 101 East 116th Street Carmel, IN 46032

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ABOVE: Fight for Air, left to right: Rich Hart, Will Morrocco, Eric Norberg, Chris Cahoon, Ryan Simko, Ben Marsland Fight for Air participants from the West Warwick Fire Deptarment, Rhode Island.

Fight for Air On Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Providence, RI, the American Lung Association hosted its fifth annual “Peak the Plaza” Fight for Air Climb in Providence. The challenging event took place at One Financial Plaza in Providence and the funds raised support the American Lung Association’s mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. The event consisted of climbing the stairs of the 29-story building in full turnout gear and SCBA. Six members of the West Warwick Rhode Island Fire Department participated in this year’s event. West Warwick Firefighters participate because it is for a wonderful cause; it’s great to give back to the community, and a lot of firefighters suffer from lung problems because of their job. In addition to being a fundraiser, the event is also a friendly competition among the different fire departments.

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4th Annual Cedar Rapids Fire Bowl Sept. 22, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Coe College’s Clark Field Admission: Goodwill donation

Crescent City Lodge Scholarship Fund The Crescent City Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police awards several scholarships on an annual basis to its members, their children and grandchildren to assist with educational opportunities. Police and Firemen’s Insurance Association is a proud contributor to this scholarship fund.

LEFT: PFIA Agent, Pete Bagdovitz with a child picking out their coat at the Coats for Kids event at the Washington D.C. I.A.F.F. Local 36 Union Hall.

Coats for Kids December 2012, Washington D.C. I.A.F.F. Local 36 along with their sponsors, including Police and Firemen’s Insurance Association, were able to partner with Coats for Kids and provide 1,000 new coats to children who live in Washington, D.C. Coats for Kids is an organization whose mission is to provide coats to children whose families aren’t always able to afford a new coat. The organization was started in 2002.

ABOVE: Scholarship, left to right: Crescent City Lodge President, Walter Powers, Committee Chairman, Louis Shaw, FOP National Secretary, Patrick Yoes accepting a check from PFIA Board Member, David Lentz.

On Dec. 14, 2012, kids and their families were able to come to the Local 36 Union Hall to pick out their own coat that fit their size and style. Due to the success of this program, Local 36 is looking to continue this event next year and hopes to increase the number of coats they can provide the children in the Washington, D.C. area.

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Grateful Gym Member

Chilllounge St. Petersburg Save

On Jan. 10, 2013, a citizen was exercising at Gold’s Gym on a treadmill when he experienced a sudden cardiac related-event. Shortly after the man collapsed, both FF/PM Greg Cosgrave and FF/PM Pete Villasuso, who were both off-duty, quickly took control of the event, procured an AED and administered CPR until Fire District units arrived.

On Nov. 17, 2012, Officer Quentin Brent and Officer Damien Schmidt were working with other officers at the Chillounge Event, an off-duty assignment, in North Straub Park. At about 7 p.m., performers notified Officer Brent that a person had passed out behind the stage and was lying unconscious on the ground.

Because of these firefighter’s swift and assertive efforts, Engine 14 and Rescue 17 arrived to find a viable patient who responded extremely well to our ACLS procedures. Once packaged for transport, the patient had a heartbeat, and was trying to breathe on his own. The citizen made a full recovery, and has reached out to thank these men personally. Greg and Pete positively represented the St. Lucie Co. Fire District’s dedication to protecting and serving citizens both on and off-duty.

Officer Brent advised over his radio of the situation and to request fire rescue. Fire Inspector – Lieutenant Steven Lawrence was advised of the situation along with the need for rescue. He requested rescue on his radio and headed towards the area where the male went down. Officer Brent further advised the person had no pulse and CPR was being started. Officer Schmidt quickly obtained the AED from his cruiser and responded to Officer Brent’s location.

Special Delivery On Dec. 1, 2012, a Kansas City police officer working an off-duty job at Walmart helped deliver a baby. Police said Marsheanna Clark’s water broke while she was in the checkout lanes of the store around 7 p.m. She said she stepped outside the store, hoping some fresh air would help.

Officer Brent was administering CPR as Officer Schmidt arrived with the AED. Officer Schmidt quickly connected the AED pads to the person and activated the AED. The AED assessed the person and advised to administer a shock to the person. Officer Schmidt administered the shock. After a quick assessment of the person, CPR was continued with Lt. Lawrence administering compressions. The AED re-assessed the person and then indicated to administer a shock. Officer Schmidt administered the second shock. The person began to breathe and Officer Schmidt then located a faint pulse. The person’s breathing then became agonal breathing and then stopped. Officer Schmidt administered chest compressions with Lt. Lawrence breathing for the person. They used the buddy system for several minutes until paramedics arrived and started advanced medical treatment. Officer Schmidt assisted the paramedics by noting times and medication given to the person. The person was transported to Bayfront Medical Center. It was then learned later from the paramedics that the person did begin breathing and a pulse was obtained, prior to them leaving the hospital.

ABOVE: PFIA Rep. Mike Satter with Officer Matt Phelps.

Officer Matt Phelps, who was on a security detail nearby, helped Clark. He said he realized immediately what was about to happen. With the assistance of a firefighter who had just arrived, Phelps helped Clark give birth to a baby girl on a bench in front of the Walmart eight minutes later. The 6-pound, 12-ounce baby girl was born in perfect health.

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Officer Brent, Officer Schmidt, and Lt. Lawrence (FD) quickly responded and performed admirably in using the AED and administering CPR to the person. However, the person did pass away later in the evening after officers left the hospital.


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olice and Firemen’s Insurance Association is pleased to present the PFIA Community Service Award to one of our accomplished members, Doug Jenney. Doug has been a member of PFIA for more than 25 years, and it is an honor to recognize one of our own for his commitment to his community. Thank you Doug for all that you do.

volunteered with the Akron Police Department of the Special Olympics Winter Games and Bowling Tournament. He also serves on the National Superkids Board of Directors, a hard-working group of individuals who provide Derbystyle racing for challenged kids.

From 1967-1972, Doug served as a volunteer firefighter for Stow, Ohio. Doug Jenney was born, raised and educated in Other memorable Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. volunteer efforts: helping Following his mother, to coordinate the 1990 father and grandmother’s World’s Largest Pie Fight at lead, he embarked on a the Akron Civic Theater’s lifetime of both public Three Stooges Festival and service and community the World’s Largest Chorus volunteering. In 1968, Line also with the theater, he began his career as a both events happened on Summit County Coroner’s Main Street in downtown Office Investigator. From Akron, Ohio. there, he was appointed In 1990, Doug served as a Sheriff’s Office deputy president of the EARLYJAS from 1977 to 1983, at Society, a traditional jazz which time he returned preservation organization to the Coroner’s Office as ABOVE: Doug Jenney in front of the Akron PD Eternal Flame Memorial. based in Kent, Ohio. the Chief Investigator. In 1989, he started his tenure with the Summit County Court Through his career with the Coroner’s Office and law System, serving with the Prosecutor’s Office, coordinating enforcement, Doug’s commitment to the Victim Assistance the Pre-Trial Release Program and then on to develop the Program evolved naturally. He began more than 20 years Felony Drug Court Program with Judge Mary Spicer. Doug ago by helping to prepare and deliver holiday baskets, retired in 2004 after completing 36 years with the county. often bringing his granddaughters with him. This led to his involvement in the complete remodel of the organization’s An avid and willing volunteer, Doug has logged thousands meeting room kitchen. In 2010, he was honored by VAP of hours providing help for those in need, creating with the Outstanding Officer Award. Not one to sit still, excitement and amusement for the community and coorhe became even more involved with the remodel of the dinating events for countless children from across the U.S. Mission building for its new purpose as the Safety Forces and beyond. He has served as an Akron PD Reserve Officer Center, where he also serves on their board. Doug is just a for 25 years. He has worked on renovating three houses, phone call away for the staff at VAP, helping with anything two for critically injured police officers and one for a from cleaning out storage rooms to hanging angels on the disabled APD police dispatcher, as well as working on a holiday trees. Habitat for Humanity home. Doug was one of the originators of the Akron Zoo Holiday Lights project, personally The Akron FOP Lodge 7 and FOPA Lodge 6 have benefited stringing uncounted lights over the years. The All-American from Doug’s willingness to serve in many ways. He was Soap Box Derby benefited from Doug’s expertise in safety instrumental in the finishing touches of the “new” lodge, and security, transportation coordination and Board service providing all the finishing work on the woodwork, prior for more than 20 years, as well as serving as celebrity to the opening. He has cooked, cleaned, served beer, and coordinator for many years. He was completely involved is widely known as the “Keg-Meister” in handling the beer in the building of the APD Eternal Flame Monument and wagon for virtually every outdoor event sponsored by either assists in the maintenance of the memorial. organization at the Lodge. Doug’s mantra is, “all ya’ gotta do is ask.” Close to his heart is his work with mentally and physically handicapped children. For the past 25 years, Doug has Doug was nominated by PFIA Agent Don Trejbal (Akron, OH) Spring 2013 • The PFIA Protector

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Brandon Nielson – August 16, 2012 St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office (LA), 1-year veteran

Jeremy Michael Triche – August 16, 2012 St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office (LA), 4-year veteran

Deputy Sheriff Brandon Nielsen and Jeremy Triche were shot and killed in LaPlace, Louisiana, by members of a domestic terrorist group known as the Sovereign Citizens. They were shot while investigating an earlier ambush shooting that wounded a sheriff’s office investigator.

Deputy Sheriff Brandon Nielsen and Jeremy Triche were shot and killed in LaPlace, Louisiana, by members of a domestic terrorist group known as the Sovereign Citizens. They were shot while investigating an earlier ambush shooting that wounded a sheriff’s office investigator.

The investigator was working an off-duty security detail at a remote parking lot used by a construction company for contract employees at about 5 a.m. when someone opened fire on him as he sat in his department vehicle.

The investigator was working an off-duty security detail at a remote parking lot used by a construction company for contract employees at about 5 a.m. when someone opened fire on him as he sat in his department vehicle.

Responding units located a car they believed had been involved in the early shooting in a nearby trailer park. As deputies Triche, Nielsen, and a third-party deputy questioned two men outside of a mobile home, a third man suddenly exited the home and opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle, striking all three deputies. Deputies Nielsen and Triche both died as a result of their wounds. The third deputy, who was related to Deputy Triche, was seriously wounded.

Responding units located a car they believed had been involved in the early shooting in a nearby trailer park. As deputies Triche, Nielsen, and a third-party deputy questioned two men outside of a mobile home, a third man suddenly exited the home and opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle, striking all three deputies. Deputies Nielsen and Triche both died as a result of their wounds. The third deputy, who was related to Deputy Triche, was seriously wounded.

Seven subjects were arrested and held in connection with both shooting incidents.

Seven subjects were arrested and held in connection with both shooting incidents.

Deputy Nielsen had served with the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office for one year. He is survived by his wife and five children.

Deputy Triche had served with the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office for four years. He is survived by his wife and two-year-old son.

Herbert T. Johnson – November 2, 2012 Chicago Fire Department (IL), 32-year veteran Captain Johnson was a 32-year veteran of the Chicago Fire Department. He died from inhalation injuries sustained while operating at a structure fire. Media reports said that, “Johnson died after saving several families – including many with small children – from a burning South side home.” Johnson is survived by his wife, Susan, a daughter, and two sons. One son is in college and the other in the U.S. Marine Corps. Three of Johnson’s brothers were Chicago police officers, a sister is a retired Chicago cop and another brother is a Chicago firefighter. Edrees Mukhtar – December 29, 2012 San Antonio Police Department, 1-year veteran Police Officer Edrees Mukhtar succumbed to injuries sustained three weeks earlier while responding to a call for service. His patrol car slid after striking a wet spot. The car struck the curb and collided with an oncoming pickup truck. Officer Mukhtar was transported to University Hospital. Officer Mukhtar had served with the San Antonio Police Department for 19 months.

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Michael J. “Chip” Chiapperini – December 24, 2012 West Webster Fire Department (NY), 25-year veteran Webster Police Department (NY), 19-year veteran Michael “Chip” Chiapperini passed away as a result of a tragic line-of-duty event on Dec. 24, 2012 at the age of 43, along with a fellow firefighter and friend, Tomasz Kaczowka. Predeceased by his father, John; grandmother, Eleanor Gildea. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly; son, Nicholas; daughters, Kacie and Kylie; mother, Marcia; sister, Michelle (Dane) Ehrich; mother-in-law and fatherin-law, Shari and Peter Munding; sister-in-law, Julie (Jeff) Dawson; brothers-in-law, Ryan and Michael Munding; Nicholas’ mother, Lynn and the Becker family; nieces, nephews, cousins and his “extended family” at the West Webster Fire Department and Webster Police Department. Chip was a West Webster Fire Department volunteer firefighter for 25 years. He was Past Chief of West Webster Fire Dept. and advisor for its Fire Explorer Post. He served with distinction for 19 years as a police officer with the Webster Police Department and rose through the ranks as a dispatcher, police officer, investigator, sergeant, and lieutenant. He committed his life to public service for the town of Webster. He touched so many lives and will be greatly missed by family, friends and his community.


Tomasz Kaczowka – December 24, 2012 West Webster Fire Department (NY), 2-year veteran Tomasz Marian Kaczowka, at the age of 19, passed away in the line of duty with his mentor and close friend, Lt. Michael “Chip” Chiapperini on Dec. 24, 2012. Tomasz was born May 16, 1993 in Rochester, NY to Janina and Marian Kaczowka. He attended Webster Thomas High School, graduating in 2011. Left: Tomasz Kaczowka Below: Chief Michael Chiapperini

After high school, Tomasz committed his life to Civil Service through several avenues. Whether it was through working the overnight shift as an emergency dispatch operator for the City of Rochester, or waking up at all hours of the night to attend various emergencies, this selfless young man devoted every spare ounce of his effort and courage to help those who needed it, right to the end. Everyone’s “little brother” died doing what he loved. He is survived by his mother and father, Janina and Marian: along with his older twin brothers Dariusz and Greg; grandparents, Mieczyslaw and Stanislawa Lysik; aunts, Alicia (Wiadek) Wojtowicz and Teresa Lysick; uncle, Stefan (Jolanta) Lysik; and loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends in Rochester and Poland, and extended family at West Webster Fire Department.

Messages from a Fallen Officer by Lt. Dan Marcou To My Partner

To the Criminals

You did all that you could, I fell and you stood.

Now that I’m here and God’s plan is so clear

You know sadness was never my style.

To you there is but one thing to say.

Those were the cards that we drew, nothing else more to do,

You steal, rape and kill and abuse your free will

Except remember me, friend, with a smile.

Your time will come, when there’s Hell to pay.

To My Spouse

To All

Don’t think me gone, but away, though I wish I could stay,

I seem gone from you now, but I know that somehow

I’m not there, but our love did not end.

We will reunite in another place.

We had faith, we had love, sure as God is above

For “The good they die young,” is a song often sung,

I feel your love from here that you send.

But this verse is flawed on its face.

To My Children

You see the good don’t die young, but instead they live on,

I know for you it is hard to be alone in the yard

In memories, and many a heart.

In that place where we laughed and we played.

The good that you do does not die when you do.

My girl, my boy, know you still give me joy,

For the good, death’s not an end, but a start.

Live your life as I did, unafraid. To Officers Left Behind Each day you hit the street to cover your beat, Prepare for the dangers you face. Train hard, wear your vest - you’ll be put to the test. Each day with your family embrace.

About the author Lt. Dan Marcou retired as a highly decorated police lieutenant and SWAT Commander with 33 years of full-time law enforcement experience. He is a nationally recognized police trainer in many police disciplines and is a Master Trainer in the State of Wisconsin. He has authored three novels The Calling: The Making of a Veteran Cop, S.W.A.T. Blue Knights in Black Armor, and Nobody’s Heroes. Poem originally published on www.policeone.com. Spring 2013 • The PFIA Protector

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Project Lifesaver

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donations and grants. Donations are used directly for programs, rescues and educational expenses.

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public safety program designed to protect and locate missing persons due to wandering. Project Lifesaver was established in April of 1999 as an initiative of the 43rd Search and Rescue Company of the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office. Project Lifesaver’s mission is to use state-of-the-art technology in assisting those who care for victims of alzheimer’s, dementia, autism, down syndrome and any other cognitive condition that causes wandering. There are no boundaries – no one is immune.

Purpose The Project Lifesaver program places personalized radio transmitters on identified persons. Transmitters assist caregivers and local emergency agencies in locating those who cannot help themselves. Local emergency teams respond to calls resulting in an average rescue time of less than 30 minutes. Project Lifesaver International is a nonprofit organization headed by retired law enforcement. Project Lifesaver in located in 46 states, 5 provinces in Canada, and Australia. Funding for Project Lifesaver is a result of private and corporate

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WAKULLA CO., Fla. – Wakulla Country Sheriff’s investigators were able to find a missing woman with special needs through Project Lifesaver search and rescue equipment, according to Sheriff Charlie Creel. The woman was found on Monday, February 4, 2013. She went missing after she wandered way from her relative and caregiver at a local Walmart store. Wakulla County Sheriff’s officials organized a search team because the woman couldn’t be found inside the store. The missing woman was found thanks to the fact that she was wearing a Project Lifesaver bracelet, and investigators were able to track her through the device. WCSO detectives and deputies found her tangled up in weeds and brush on a fence line on the northern side of the structure. “She was safe and sound, unharmed, just disoriented,” said Sheriff Creel. “Project Lifesaver is an outstanding program and has helped the sheriff’s office locate many missing citizens in a short period of time over the years.” The following investigators helped find the missing woman: Detective Matt Helms, Detective Ryan Muse, Sgt. Mike Helms, Lt. Andy Curles, and Victim Advocates: Laurie Langston and Paige Strickland, also, Captain Randall Taylor who operated the search equipment.

The Project Lifesaver bracelet emits a radio signal that is sent out to the search device and helps law enforcement locate missing citizens who are wearing the bracelet. Most of the residents who have been located by the Project Lifesaver equipment over the years have been elderly citizens, but it is effective for all ages.

Mission Project Lifesaver International is a nonprofit organization that bridges the technological gap for “at-risk” populations and public safety agencies. We provide police, fire/ rescue and other first responders with a comprehensive program including equipment and training to quickly locate and rescue “at-risk” individuals with cognitive disorders who are at constant risk to the life threatening behavior of wandering including those with alzheimer’s disease, autism, and down syndrome. Project Lifesaver provides equipment, training, certification and support to law enforcement, public safety organizations and community groups throughout the country and nation. “Project Lifesaver has more than 1,200 participating agencies across the U.S., Canada, and Australia and has performed more than 2,600 searches in the last 13 years with no serious injuries or fatalities ever reported.” In addition, Project Lifesaver develops public outreach programs to educate others about the issue of wandering, and they constantly work toward developing public policy and effective law enforcement response to help save lives and “bring loved ones home.”


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Moving America Forward Honors Project LifesaverMoving America Foward Award. Awarded in 2011.

U.S. Department of Justice – Office of Justice Programs – Bureau of Justice Assistance – Awarded Federal Assistance for Project Lifesaver Replication Initiative. Awarded in 2010

Caregiver Friendly Award 2010 – Today’s Caregiver – caregiver.com. Awarded in 2010

U.S Department of Justice – Office of Justice Programs – Bureau of Justice Assistance – Awarded Federal Assistance for the Missing Alzheimer’s Disease Patient Assistance Program. Awarded in 2009

Grand Lodge of Virginia – The Masonic Building Communities Award. Awarded in 2009

Bank of America – Local Hero Community Initiative Award. Awarded in 2009

Commonwealth Council on Aging, Virginia – Best Practices Award, Senior Safety Category. Awarded in 2009

City of Chesapeake, Virginia – Outstanding Achievement Award. Awarded in 2007

Joint Legislative Resolution – Commonwealth of Virginia – Outstanding Program. Awarded in 2007

Commonwealth Autism Service, Virginia – Outstanding Collaborator Award. Awarded in 2005

Hampton Roads Virginia Volunteer Achievement Award. Awarded in 2005

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Resolution – Outstanding Program. Awarded in 2005

Proclamation – City of Chesapeake, Virginia – Project Lifesaver Day. Awarded in 2005

Alzheimer’s Association, Southeast Virginia Chapter Standing by Us Award. Awarded in 2000

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City of

Huber Heights Fire Division

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Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign In 2011, Chris obtained permission to have crews wear pink for the month of October which resulted in raising more than $3,000 in charitable funds. The movement gained a lot of support, even by the Mayor and City Council. They loved the idea so much that they wore the division-issued pink T-shirt to a council meeting.

In May of 2012, Firefighter/Paramedic Chris Williams walked into Chief Ashworth’s Office with an idea. An idea that seemed simple at first but later turned into an event like no other in the history of the City of Huber Heights (OH).

For 2012, Chris wanted to “ramp it up,” coming up with the idea of changing one of the department’s lime-green reserve engines to pink. It was a challenge, the truck had to remain in a ready-state and no part of the campaign could be funded from the department’s budget.

Sponsors Sponsors paid upwards to $2,000 for the opportunity to have their business represented on the engine. The general public was also presented the opportunity to make their mark on the engine. Individuals could sign the truck for a nominal fee.

The Campaign As in 2011, T-shirts were sold and crews once again wore pink with pride. Unsure what to expect, the crew was pleasantly surprised to have more than 50 sponsors, the truck was scheduled for more than 70 events, had more than 700 signatures and more than 1900 T-shirts were sold, amazingly, at no cost to the department or taxpayers. Sponsorship covered the cost of the pink transformation; fuel and the division’s members volunteered their time to make every appearance while maintaining the trucks’ ready state of operation, and the support was incredible. In the end, the truck raised more than $40,000, which was donated to two local groups, the Western Cancer Support Group and the Pink Ribbon Girls, as well as the Susan G. Komen Institute.

Chris Williams On Monday, January 14, 2012 at the City of Huber Heights Council general meeting, Chris was awarded the Fire Division’s Community Service Award. Mayor of Huber Heights read a proclamation and presented a key to the City for all his efforts. What’s in store for 2013? Who knows, that is being kept a secret between Chris and the Chief.

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Abusive Choices Hurt Everyone (ACHE) Program Drug Free Johnson County Youth Council This event is an effort to educate youth and adults about situations facing our community’s youth. Drug Free Johnson County (IN) had community vendors set up booths in the café to allow attendees to educate themselves on community resources while waiting to go on their 45-minute walking tour. There was a Mayor of “Choiceland,” who welcomed attendees to his city, to see what goes on in a community on prom night. There were students from Center Grove High School and Whiteland High School who acted out scenarios. Center Grove students put on an informational scenario about marijuana, meth and methadone (Rx Drug), side effects, what you lose if you use, etc. The Performance Another group of Center Grove students acted out a scene about getting ready for prom and having a friend who is dealing with domestic violence. The DFJC partnered with a current Leadership Johnson County (LJC) group, who has created a mirror sticker to place in the restrooms at schools to provide domestic violence contact information for students. Then, a recorded video of what happens after the Post-Prom party. The video shows students having a party with excessive drinking. Then, the kids leave the house party to go and get food. Then, there is an accident. It’s very realistic, police and first responders arrive at the “scene” as program participants look on. The driver of the vehicle is alive along with only one other passenger; the rest of the young victims are pronounced dead at the scene. The surviving passenger can’t feel their legs. The police ask the driver to take a Breathalyzer test and was arrested. The injured passenger is removed from the car, placed on a stretcher and removed in an ambulance. One of the deceased passengers was actually thrown from the vehicle and was placed in a body bag. The other youth are all immediately covered with sheets once determined DOA.

The Benefits of the ACHE Program The production of the Abusive Choices Hurt Everyone Program is a real eye-opening event. Not only for youth but also for parents. The program encourages a discussion that could save the lives of young people in the community. The participants, actors, and volunteers are all affected by this event. The program shows the realities and consequences of not making responsible choices and encourages Johnson County youth to seek another path.

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Fire Photos photos by District Chief Chris E. Mickal, New Orleans Fire Department

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An excerpt from the 1994 printing of the History of PFIA 1913-1994. This excerpt was written by the Chairman of the Board of Directors at the time, Malvern Price: “In 1912, an organization was formed in Indianapolis, Indiana to provide financial assistance to the families of Police Officers and Firefighters who have suffered illness, injury or death. Charted under the Mutual Protection Plan, the Police and Firemen’s Insurance Association was officially born in 1913. However, all of this changed when, in 1918, the Association was brought under Indiana Acts to become a Fraternal Society. Originally intended to serve only local police and fire department personnel in the Indianapolis area, the idea spread quickly across the United States. The Police and Firemen’s Insurance Association now serves members in 41 states and the District of Columbia. Police and Firemen’s Insurance Association is a nonprofit, non-political organization which is owned and operated by its members and governed by an elected Board of Directors and Administrative Officers, all of whom are active or retired Police Officers or Firefighters. The entire elected governing body and the Association’s Advisory Board Members, sales representatives and headquarters staff are dedicated to providing the best service available to all of the Association’s members thereby exemplifying the PFIA motto “Each Other’s Keeper.” The following history of the Association was obtained from PFIA’s archives and from the personal experiences of its members. It is hoped that the information presented will be helpful in giving each reader the understanding of what has transpired in the last 80-plus years to make Police and Firemen’s Insurance Association one of the most unique and respected organizations in the Fraternal Insurance Field.“

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The Beginning In 1912, following a series of incidents of hardship brought about by fires and accidents after the turn of the century (1900-1910), a small group of concerned police officers and firemen began seeking methods to assist fellow workers in times of adversity.

Company of Indianapolis, was a frequent visitor to the Indianapolis Fire Headquarters. With his prior background as an attorney with a special interest in insurance, Mott was encouraged by the police and fire department personnel in 1910 to investigate the advisability of organizing an accident insurance company to insure police officers and firefighters on the mutual plan. However, this investigation did not become a number one priority for Mott until his company went out of business in 1912.

The cost of obtaining insurance, at the time, was out of reach for police and firemen due to the high rates charged by commercial companies because of their job hazards.

An initial investigation made by Mott revealed information regarding: a high rate of premiums with a low amount of indemnity, low loss ratio, the total number of police officers and firefighters throughout the country and the fellowship of brother police officers and firefighters displayed at the time of disaster. This was sufficient enough information for Mott to proceed further with the formation of the proposed company.

Sherman Mott, a former native of Wapakoneta, Ohio and the Secretary of Manufacturer’s Mutual Insurance

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The need for proper leadership led to correspondence between Mott and the Honorable Samuel Lewis Shank, Mayor of Indianapolis (a copy of one such letter follows):


Indianapolis, Indiana, December 5, 1912 Honorable Samuel Lewis Shank, City Dear Sir: Some two years ago, I was asked by several gentlemen to investigate the question of the advisability of organizing an accident insurance company to insure police and firemen on the Mutual Plan. At that time two policemen had been killed in the line of duty, and the growing question was having the attention of men in police and fire circles, and it was growing out of this representation of the police of nearby cities was present, and it was the sentiment of nearly all that some plan of this kind should be developed. I made my investigation and found that the police and firemen were paying a high rate and were getting a small about of indemnity. I could not find that the loss ratio was extra high and concluded if a volume of the business could be had an organization managed on any reasonable basis could garnish twice the indemnity on less money than the boys were paying. An effort was made to start the company then, but lacked a proper head. My attention has recently been called to the matter again, and I concluded to take the question up with you. If you will join the movement and take the Presidency of the association, I will get up the necessary blanks and printed matters, as well as the Articles of Association, and supervise the organization. I want to make it strong that this is a question that is beyond doubt a meritorious one, and will mean much to the men and their families. You cannot lend yourself to a better cause. There is many a poor woman that was left without anything because of the death by accident of her husband, and this will give them the most insurance for their money. The plan carries with it for increasing the benefits as soon as there is enough to justify. My idea is to start on a $1,000.00 basis, and as soon as we have five thousand members to increase it to $2,500.00. We will charge $1.00 membership fee and $1.00 annual dues, and will make a $2.00 call quarterly. My investigation leads me to believe that this will be sufficient to carry the risk. In taking the lead on this question you do it solely because of your interest in humanity, and because in your position as Mayor of the great city of Indianapolis you have had occasion to see the need of such an organization. You have traveled much since you have been Mayor and have no doubt heard the question discussed in many places. In becoming head of this great organization for humanity, you do not have any selfish motives as there will be no slurry attached to the position for some time that would be very attractive. I hope you will give this matter careful attention, and let me hear from you. or if you will arrange I would be pleased to call in person and more fully go over the matter. Yours truly, Sherman Mott 629 Law Building The results of this letter to Mayor Shank were encouraging. As a result of these communications, follow-up meetings were held between Mr. Mott, Mayor Shank and Doctor E.R. Bush. Mayor Shank advanced $50.00, Doctor Bush $25.00 and Mott $25.00 towards defraying the cost of organizing the new Association. With this support, Mott became very busy. He assumed the title of “General Manager,� and proceeded to send letters to the Chiefs of Police and Fire Departments in several Indiana cities as well as the adjoining states. These letters outlined the proposed plan and requested persons to serve on the Board of Directors. The letters also expressed home in completing the organization, and in issuing policies by early January 1913 (examples of these letters follow). Mott also spent many hours outlining his program to police officers and fire fighters in the Indianapolis area.

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December 12, 1912 Chief of Police South Bend, Indiana Dear Sir: The need for the organization of an insurance company to insure police and firemen against accidents has been discussed for some time and we are organizing such a company. We propose to give $1,000.00 death indemnity in event of accident, $1,000 for the loss of both hands or both feet or both eyes, $500.00 for the loss of one hand and one foot, $250.00 for the loss of either hand or foot, $15.00 weekly indemnity. We will charge $1.00 membership fee, $1.00 annual dues and will make a $2.00 call quarterly. As soon as the membership is sufficient we will increase the benefits if possible. We desire you to become a member of the Board of Directors and are writing the Chiefs of Police of Ft. Wayne, Marion, Richmond, Lafayette, Alexandria, Terre Haute and Evansville to take place on the Board. There will be no compensation, but when you attend a meeting you will be allowed your expenses. Confer with the Chief of your Fire Department and both send in $1.00 as membership fee to get the company going. Also advise of your acceptance of a place on the Board. We hope to do much good for the men and we are sure if you have given this question any thought you will not hesitate to join us in doing a real good job. Yours truly, SHERMAN MOTT, General Manager The months of January and February kept Mott busy meeting with those who showed an interest in the formation of the Association, preparing the Articles of Association, corresponding with departments outside of Indianapolis, holding meetings to elect members of the Board of Directors and Officers, preparing policies to issue and performing the many other duties that came with being General Manager. At the first meeting of the Board of Directors of the Police and Firemen’s Insurance Association held in the Office of the Association, 707 Law Building, Indianapolis, March 6, 1913, the following were elected as the first Officers of the Association for the first term and to serve until his successor is duly elected and qualified.: President, John C. Loucks - Assistant Fire Chief, Indianapolis Vice President, Green Hagerman - Sergeant Police Department, Indianapolis Secretary/ Treasurer, Sherman Mott , Indianapolis On April 17, 1913, the Police and Firemen’s Insurance Association was granted a license to do business in Indiana. Mott resigned as Treasurer on April 23, 1913; and C.L. Weaver, Sergeant of the Indianapolis Police Department, was elected to the position. Doctor E. R. Bush was appointed Medical Director. The Articles of the By-Laws were read with the adoption of Articles 1, 2, and 3. A committee was appointed to complete the By-Laws with the power to adopt the Board’s actions and then have it printed. In May, the Board of Directors passed a resolution regarding the services of Sherman Mott. The resolution established a contract whereby it was stated that Mott would receive compensation for any services he performed thereafter on behalf of the Association.

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The Board approved the purchase of the Association’s first office equipment and furniture which consisted of: one typewriter, one standing desk, one flat topped desk, one card case, three section filling cabinets, three chairs, one letter press and stand for $50.00; and one Addressograph machine and supplies for $20.00. During the first year of operation, the Officers and Directors spent much time revising and changing the By-Laws of the Association. All claims for benefits were reviewed by the Board with investigations made whenever there was a question as to a claim. Sherman Mott and Mr. E.F. Harris traveled throughout Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Illinois promoting the Association and securing memberships. By the Association’s first anniversary, membership had reached 1,600 from the four states.


“Each Other’s Keeper” During 1921, several interesting articles appeared regarding the phrase “Our Brother’s Keeper.” Below is one of them. Our Brother’s Keeper One of the most beautiful, yet true, stories of Earthly Friendship is given in the story of David and Jonathan. David, the son of Jesse, a very humble man, in his early boyhood watched his father’s sheep on the hills of Bethlehem. Here, in this delightful isolation, he became the first musician of his day, and for this he was summoned by Saul the King to his Court. He played beautifully on the harp, and sang sweet songs, to the delight of the King. Here he met Jonathan, and there strung up between them a friendship that has had few equals. Jonathan, the heir to the throne, knew that David had been anointed with “Holy Oil” by the Prophet Samuel, and that David was destined to rule over Israel. When Saul heard this he flew into a rage and tried in all sorts of ways to have David killed. Jonathan protected David in every way, and when it became apparent that his father, the King, was determined to slay David, he told David that his father had given an order to the servants to slay him, and that he had even talked to him about it and tried to persuade him to aid in David’s destruction, using the argument that as long as David was alive his kingdom was not safe. Saul desired Jonathan to succeed him as King. Jonathan stood by his father, and all that he saw and heard he told David. When it got to the place where David’s life was no longer safe, on Jonathan’s warning, David went away. Jonathan was his “Brother’s Keeper.” In later years, David became King following the death of Jonathan at the battle of Mount Gilboa and the suicide of Saul. As king, David showed a special kindness to Jonathan’s son, Mephibosheth. These two men, David and Jonathan, furnish a delightful example of “Our Brother’s Keeper,” and we should find in this story food for our thoughts, that will properly regulate our conduct to one another, and in truth carry out the motto of the Association that we are “Our Brother’s Keeper”.

The Next 100 Years What do the next 100 years hold for the Police and Firemen’s Insurance Association? The proud motto of a company from humble beginnings will guide the leadership of the Association into the next century. Its sole purpose, to put the members of the Association first and foremost in the decisions that form the benefits of this fraternal society. Through economical depressions, times of war, times of peace, times of heartache, and times of celebration Police and Firemen’s Insurance Association has and will continue to be “Each Other’s Keeper.”

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Honor. Bravery. Integrity. Discipline. Firefighters uphold and exemplify these values through their public service. These selfless men and women are an essential part of any community. The Indianapolis Fire Department was founded from humble beginnings as a small collection of concerned citizens more than150 years ago. Since that time, the profession has evolved. In an era of rapid technological innovation and 21st century threats, the job description of these professionals demands a drastically different set of skills. Despite these changes, traditions hold strong. They continue to live, work, celebrate and mourn as a family. This is the story of the Indianapolis Fire Department. Its Past – Its Present – and Its Future.

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In 2008, Indianapolis firefighters Jim Major and Joel Harsin began conducting interviews with current and retired Indianapolis Fire Department firefighters and gathering historical photos and records from the Local 416 museum. Their goal was to produce what they believed would be a “no budget” amateur documentary to commemorate the department’s upcoming 150th Anniversary (2009.) As the process unfolded, and through a unique turn of events, Jim and Joel’s project caught the interest of a promising up-and-coming film producer, Bryan Boyd. The three successfully pitched the idea of turning a once small amateur production into a full hour-long, professionally produced historical documentary to air on television. A full year of fundraising and almost 2 years of production yielded, “First In, Last Out – A History of Fighting Fire in Indianapolis,” making its television premiere in April of 2011. “First In, Last Out” details the rich heritage of a proud fire department that has evolved into one of the most respected in the world. Tragedies such as the 1890 Bowen Merrill fire and the 1992 Athletic Club incident are highlighted in the film illustrating the IFD’s willingness to adapt to positive changes while maintaining their storied aggressiveness. Summer 2012, “First In, Last Out” won two Emmy’s at the Lower Great

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Lakes Region ceremony. It won in the Cultural/Historical Programming category, and Producer/Director Bryan Boyd won for Best Program Editor. The ceremony was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in June 2012. More recently, the documentary was also awarded first place in the IAFF media awards in Television News Feature/Documentary category. The documentary is part of a DVD accompanied by another hour of bonus material that can be purchased from the PBS Channel WFYI’s online store or at the Local 416 Union Hall in Indianapolis.


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he San Antonio Fire Museum just recently reopened after going through a building renovation and the Grand Opening will be October 9, 2013. The history of the San Antonio Fire Department is an interesting one and is clearly valued and carefully looked after by the San Antonio Fire Museum.

In 1997, a group of firefighters banned together and came up with the concept of creating a fire museum for San Antonio; to preserve the rich historical culture of the department; to collect, preserve, and archive the records of the department and to continue an educational program aimed at educating the San Antonio citizenry regarding fire protection and prevention. The original chairman of the group was John Duennenberg, who along with others paved the way for the eventual formation of the Fire Museum Committee. Twelve years later, the Society is finally moving forward with fulfilling its dream of establishing a museum. And the most tenacious members of the original cast are still with us today. These individuals had a vision and they were not going to be deterred from its achievement. Year after year, they were promised a site, were promised assistance and artifacts, yet the promises fell on deaf ears. It wasn’t intentional, as the city was experiencing budgetary cutbacks, the fire department was not alone in the mandate to reduce expenses. Further, there never was a truly convenient site to be designated as the official site for the museum.

San Antonio Fire Department June 6, 1854, a group of young men, 20 in number, met and organized the first Volunteer Fire Department in San Antonio. It was called the Ben Milam Company, or No. 1. It was a very humble beginning; only a bucket brigade, but it must be remembered “that our great city of today, was then in its infancy, and only a mere village. Four years later, Dec. 21st, 1859, Fire Company No. 2 was formed; then 10 years intervened before the hook and ladder company was organized, Jan. 29, 1869. In 1870, the volunteers acquired their first fire engine, a Silsbee steamer, and about this same time, the first fire station was built, occupying a portion of the Central Fire Station.

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As time passed, more fire companies were organized, and on March 1, 1891, when the city placed the Fire Department on a paid basis, there were six fire companies in existence. These consisted of two steamers companies, one hook and ladder, three 1-horse hose reel companies, along with a personnel of 45 men. Mr. Jake Weber, who was a city alderman at this time, was designated acting chief. He had instructions to organize the Fire Department, which was done over the course of a few months. He then turned the department over to L. P. Peck, who was appointed chief. Naturally, in the early days there were not many fires and very few, if any consequences, due to the fact that most of the houses were of adobe construction or natural stone, and that all of these and the few frame houses were small and not crowded. Recalling the early fire fighting days, when news of a fire was received at the station, the fire bell was rung, which after all the volunteers ran to the station, grabbed the apparatus and pulled to the scene of the fire. The city was divided into four wards at this time, and signals for the wards were as follows: One tap, Ward No. 1, two taps for the second, and so on up to four. Arriving at the fire, the hose was run to an acequia (ditch) after which the volunteers manned the pump. The work of running the hand pump was pretty strenuous, as well may be imagined, and the men in the company would take turns operating the pump.


The San Antonio Fire Museum

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Written by Bob Heckman, Advisor to the Board of Directors and former President of the Fire Museum Society. In 1997, five firefighters (all stationed together) came up with the idea of a fire museum and became the Fire Museum Committee. The procurement of a site for the Museum was a long and “drawn out” process. The San Antonio Fire Museum Society was then incorporated in 2007, at which time many more firefighters (and non-firefighters) regained interest in the idea of The San Antonio Fire Museum.

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It was almost 6 years after the incorporation when the Museum Society actually obtained a lease on what was formerly “The Central Fire Headquarters”, or simply, Fire Station Number 1. The building itself is a historical relic having been built in 1938 by the Works Progress Administration. Thousands of volunteer man-hours, thousands of dollars in contributions, “in-kind’ services, donations, meetings and many discussions later, the Museum finally opened it’s doors on May 30, 2013. We have many artifacts, documents, records, and photographs along with antique fire apparatuses including a 1927 American LaFrance “Junior Pumper” and a 1951 Mack Pumper.

Recently, we had a visitor whose great-grandfather, according to the visitor, was a San Antonio Firefighter injured “years ago” in a collision involving 2 fire companies. Imagine his shock and excitement when we showed him a full mock-up of the newspaper article and photographs of that very same incident, including pictures of his great-grandfather being assisted from the scene! We’ve, on more than one occasion, located photos and documents of “great-grandfathers”, and “long-lost uncles” who served in our department many years ago. To many of us, this is more exciting than a multiple alarm fire!

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teve and Lindsay Baldwin live in Connersville, IN. Steve is a nationally qualified athlete in both NPC Master’s Division and Open Division. He is a professional firefighter with 15 years of service. He is a certified personal trainer with 17 years of experience and a former gym owner/manager. Lindsay is a NPC Figure competitor. She serves our country in the Indiana National Guard and is a high school teacher. She has run in the Indianapolis Mini Marathon in 2007 and 2011, along with several other local and regional road races. Our clients range from teens needing help with school sports to the elderly needing help to stay active and healthy! We have trained athletes at all levels, including those competing in bodybuilding and figure. They own their own business, www.baldwinfitness.com.

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Bodybuilding.com Interview After my divorce in 1991, I started working out as a stress reliever and fell in love with the changes and feeling of training. I started making huge changes and feeling better all around. Competing was something I always wanted to do but thought I couldn’t. In 2003, I was involved in a motorcycle accident and sustained a compound fracture in my radius and ulna. The bone broke through the skin and ground on the pavement. I had a gap between my bone and my arm repaired by screws and stitches. The doctor told me I had to quit being a firefighter and working out. I was devastated and wanted to prove them wrong. Through the power of prayer, my bone grew back together, the screws and stitches were taken out, and I’m still a firefighter and lifter to this day. In 2010, there was a large chemical plant fire that we had to fight for 24 hours. I tried to go home and get some rest, but couldn’t. When my

wife, Lindsay, got home from work, we went straight to the gym because I wanted to work off the stress of the day before. As I was bench pressing, I heard a loud tear and felt my left pectoral muscle start burning. I immediately sat up and my wife rushed over and asked what was wrong. I told her that I tore something and we went straight to the ER. Due to dehydration and strain, I tore my pectoral. The orthopedic surgeon said it couldn’t be fixed by surgery. I had to learn to strengthen it. Again, I thought any chance I had to compete was over. I became self-conscious about my chest but continued to train hard. This past July, my wife and I went to Las Vegas and watched the USAs. There were men competing who sustained the same injury I did, which totally changed my outlook. My wife and I began looking at a local show and decided to compete in the 2012 Tricky Jackson Classic, me as a bodybuilding middleweight, and she in figure.


We trained hard and dieted 110 percent. On October 27, 2012, we competed in our first show. I placed second in the Master’s 40 Division, and much to my surprise, second in the middleweight open against people half my age. I’m now nationally qualified in both events and driven more than ever to prove age and obstacles can’t hold you down.

Competition History:

Steve: 2nd Place Master’s-2012 Tricky Jackson Classic (Nationally Qualified) 2nd Place Open Middleweight-2012 Tricky Jackson Classic (Nationally Qualified) Lindsay: 4th Place Figure Class C-2012 Tricky Jackson Classic

Our Philosophy

Above: Steve Baldwin and Lindsay Baldwin at the Tricky Jackson Classic in October 2012.

We believe total fitness involves more than just working out; total fitness is a lifestyle.  The benefits of this lifestyle are living a more productive, healthy and enjoyable life.  The major factors that make up this lifestyle are: training, nutrition, rest and spirituality.  We can help with planning and implementing the training, nutrition and advise on how much rest you need.

Above: Steve Baldwin with PFIA Rep. Brian Benedict.

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PATCHES Looking for commemorative Firefighter MDA/IAFF lapel pins years 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993. These were given to F.D. members who participated in annual MDA boot drives. Contact: Pat Fitzpatrick at Cheryl-Pat@hotmail.com. (0712) • Indianapolis Firefighter’s Museum is collecting patches for display. Contact Brian Killilea by email at enginegrunt@aol.com. (0412) • Herculaneum FD patches to trade, one for one. New patches only. Contact Bill Haggard by mail at 441 Jefferson, Herculaneum, MO 63048 or by phone at 636-475-5476, or email billh6300@hotmail.com. (1011) • Retired FF Kenneth Bertholf would like to sell two wall hangings—each featuring 80 different fire patches from around the globe. Both measure 3' x 4'. Photos available upon request. Email hellfytr2U2@aol.com or call “Bogart” at 386-547-9382 for price. Other fire memorabilia available. (1110) • Retired Buffalo Housing Police Officer looking to trade (new for new) law enforcement patches. Buffalo Housing Police patches are now obsolete. Contact Chuck Palumbo at HousingLt@aol.com (1110) • Retired Texas officer has several badges from various Texas agencies for sale. All in new and excellent condition. Contact G. Smith at bbbysixkiller@yahoo.com (0410)

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Pueblo, Colorado police officer and EOD tech looking to trade police, fire, bomb and military patches. Will trade one for one, with many extras. Contact R. Jones at k-rjones@comcast. net; or mail items to P.O. Box 11916, Pueblo, CO 81001-0916. (0210) • Fire fighter would like to swap patches or shirts (one for one), although he is building a patch wall at his station. Contact Alan K. Dole at 303-359-1957 or adole1@hotmail.com; or just mail items to him at 1182 Tamarron Ct., Parker, CO 80138. (0210) • Sean Fortney wants to trade fire or police patches. Email areamedical@ live.com if you are interested. (0110) • WANTED – Any law enforcement patch (local, county, state) from West Virginia, Delaware and Nevada. I still need many to fill extensive collection. I will trade fairly for any patches I don’t have. Please email a list to Max Bellard at maxbellard@yahoo.com (1009) • Collecting fire department patches from state capitals. Will trade one for one. Please contact FF Larry Dostanko at twister427@gmail.com (0409) • Police Criminal Defense Unit, MultiAgency Taskforce Texas Community Defense Unit patches. American J.T.T.F. edition. Contact James Zink for other patches and pricing: kazink@earthlink.net (0209) • Richmond, Indiana fire fighter would like to swap patches (one for one). Please contact Phil Schroeder: 910 Crestdale Drive, Richmond, IN 47374 resqdivr@comcast.net (0209)

Junction City, Kansas fire fighter would like to trade Fire/EMS patches (one for one). Please contact Tim Dokken at tdokken@firehousemail.com (1108)

OTHER Collector’s item, a rare Colorado Springs Police belt buckle, circa 1976, which was made by Western Flair in Colorado Springs. As far as I know, there were only 50-60 produced and only available to CSP officers at the time. Has been appraised by a jeweler for $400-1,500 but will accept a reasonable offer. Contact Larry at 602-741-2390, oldlawdog88@gmail.com, or Lmartine1@aol.com (0613) • Cookbook entitled “If You Can’t Stand the Heat - A New Orleans Firefighter’s Cookbook” by Robert Medina available at www.fireitup.tateauthor.com. (0712) • The “Jammer” is a candy cane-shaped device that hangs on the inside of a door hinge and prevents it from closing. “Never let a door close behind you.” Excellent for both PD/FD needs, Contact: Tom Surowiec at tom@thejammerusa.com or www.thejammerusa.com. (0512) • Wanted: Memorabilia for display from: New York State Police, Cheektowaga, NY P.D., Depew, NY P.D., and Lancaster, NY P.D. Contact Michael Drechsel at 1267 French Rd., Apt. 4, Depew, NY 14043 (0412)“History of Lake County and Ohio Law Enforcement 1840-2008,” 108 pages $10.00 + $2.00 S+H. Contact Chief Jim McBride (ret) at chiefjim@aol.com (0811)


Fire fighter looking for photos of ANY Station #7 for an art project. 5MP or greater. With or without rigs (no personnel, please). Email photos to dfahrney@wesmetrofire.org. Questions: 720-468-1077, David Fahrney. (0410) • FFAsTrap – Rescue and utility strap designed for fire fighters, EMS, law enforcement, SWAT and the military. Check out the many ways to use FFAsTrap at www.ffastrap.com or call Greg Weaver at 303-880-3003. (0310) • Artistic prints – 11”x14” action scenes of fire fighters, by fire fighter/artist Paul Walsh, www.walshprints.com, or call 860-829-556 for more information. (0210)

Solid oak Axe Presentation Plaques, featuring solid bronze axe with 36” oak handle. Three letter styles available (script/vinyl, script/carved or fully carved) for name, department, rank and years of service. Custom designed and crafted by retired Cincinnati fire fighter Ken Codling. View full line of fire fighter-themed wood gifts at www.itsafirefighterthing. com, email KenPBR160@aol.com, or call (toll-free) 877-353-3994 for a brochure or to place an order. (0209)

PFIA, Attn: Susan Shinabarger, 101 E 116th Street, Carmel, IN 46032

New Address

FD/PD Custom Printing & Embroidery —jackets, T-shirts, jerseys, hats and much more! Contact Howie or Donald at American Screen Print in Passaic, New Jersey. Call 973-471-0206, email AmrcnScreen@aol.com, or visit www.AmrcnScreen.com (0510)

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ATTENTION fire fighters! FREE personalized fireman and angel print with prayer. View, print and order online www.firepolicesite.com. (0309)

address below and send it with the mailing label on the back of this issue. __________________________________________________________

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Buffalo fire fighter looking for Code 3 Fire Engine 38. If you have one, or know someone who does, please email Mark Reed at sparksbfd@adelphia.net. Thank you and be safe! (0409)

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Limited-edition prints and challenge coins available to help erect the fire dog movement in Washington, D.C. Contact agent Jerry (303-941-3117 or nationalfiredogmonument@gmail.com) or visit www.nationalfiredog monument.com (0111)

Swap Shop is for fire fighters or law enforcement officers who have items

to swap or sell, or are looking for items to add to a collection. There is no charge for this service, but we ask that you follow one rule: items advertised must relate to your profession as fire fighters and/or law enforcement officers. PFIA solely makes it possible for you to contact one another. PFIA does not accept any responsibility for transactions. To participate, please complete the form below and mail to Swap Shop, 101 E 116th Street, Carmel, IN 46032. You may use any address and/or telephone number you wish.

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Custom-designed blankets with PD/ FD logos. Choice of colors to match department and company patches. Contact Lt. R. Ramadam at ramze1@ optonline.net, sv145@aol.com, or 973930-6612 (0110)

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• Customized Giclee fire and police prints available at www.thomasegripp.com. Giclee prints are generated with high-resolution digital scans and printed with archival-quality COLOfast inks. Contact Thomas at thomas@thomasegripp.com. (1109)

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Police Prank Massachusetts police responding to reports of teenagers tossing eggs at a house got quite a surprise when they tracked down the suspects. A department spokesman states the three people who egged the house were fellow law enforcement officers. They were off duty at the time. They told the responding police that the egging incident was “a prank, a joke between friends.” The homeowner is a police sergeant and their superior officer. He says he is handling the matter internally. No charges were filed and the officers were not publicly identified.

Disarm at Denny’s A Missouri Denny’s restaurant is serving controversy along with its Grand Slam breakfasts. The manager of this location told a group of “on-duty but out-of-uniform” officers that they couldn’t eat in the restaurant if they were wearing their guns. The detectives showed their badges and explained that they were protecting and serving, even while sitting in a vinyl booth. The staffers again said that they’d need to lock their weapons in their cars; the cops chose to leave instead. Now the police chief has banned all officers from eating at Denny’s, despite the apology from the chain, “It’s a slap in the face.”

Pinterest Helps Catch Criminals Pinterest is finally useful for more than just pictures of food. The Philadelphia Police Department has started its own page on the social media site to display mug shots and CCTV images of wanted criminals. People can peruse the rogue’s gallery and leave tips to help nail the pinned perps. The small Pennsylvania borough of Pottstown, which tried the technique and saw arrests in Pinterestaided cases spike by 58 percent, inspired Philly. Cops are hoping that two very different Philly communities – the criminal underworld and social media citizens – can overlap enough to make a difference in their fight against crime.

Pit Bull, a Hero An 8-year-old pit bull rescued by a police officer, who wanted a companion for his mother, has returned the favor in the most selfless way possible. When her owner passed out while crossing a train track, Lilly bravely pulled the unconscious

woman out of danger, but ended up being hit by an oncoming freight train herself. The woman escaped unharmed, by the poor pup’s price for her courage included a fractured pelvis and an amputated leg. “We’ve always known she was a special dog,” said the woman’s son. “She’s going to be alright, and that’s the main thing. This dog is my mother’s life.”

Judge Gets Last Laugh A Miami woman was jailed on contempt charges after flipping off a judge during a drug possession hearing. Penelope Soto, 18, laughed when Circuit Judge Jorge Rodriguez-Chomat asked her how much her jewelry was worth as he inquired about her financial assets. The judge told Soto “we’re not in a club, be serious about it.” Soto said she was being serious. He set Soto’s bond at $5,000 and said, “bye-bye.” Soto laughed again and replied, “Adios.” He summoned her back to the podium and reset bond at $10,000. Soto asked, “Are you serious?” The judge replied, “I am serious. Adios.” Soto flipped him off and blurted an expletive as she walked away. The judge sentenced her to 30 days in jail.

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Coastal Carolina Shields The Coastal Carolina Shields is a fraternal group of retired law enforcement officers living in the Grand Strand (Myrtle Beach, SC) region of North and South Carolina. The group’s mission is to provide an opportunity for retired officers to meet and network with each other in a social atmosphere. There are currently more than 450 members from more than 170 different law enforcement agencies representing 20 states, the Federal Government and our Canadian counterparts.

Above: New Cruisers used by Washington D.C. Police. Photo Submitted by Regional Manager Mike Tersigni and Agent Miguel Miranda. Right: Passaic, New Jersey Police Officer Dan Cohen and Captain Luis Guzman listened to information on new PFIA products presented by ABM/AR Jason Ayala.

At the February 5, 2013 meeting, two local police officers were honored for their bravery and hard work by presenting them with the Annual Officer of the Year Award and our Meritorious Police Duty Award. Horry County Police Corporal Ryan Headley was this year’s recipient. He was awarded for his actions on December 9, 2012, when he encountered a suicidal subject who had barricaded himself in his apartment, harmed himself with a knife and was armed with a shotgun. Cpl. Headley was able to negotiate the subject’s surrender without further injury to the subject, responding officers, or the public. Also honored was Investigator Melvyn Garrett of the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office for Meritorious Police Duty for his investigation and apprehension of the subject responsible for the attempted murder of one of the Coastal Carolina Shields’ members.

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Above: L-R, Vice President Hank Betts, Corporal Ryan Headley, and President Dennis Cangelosi.

Above: L-R, President Dennis Cangelosi, Investigator Melvyn Garrett, Vice President Hank Betts, and Sergeant at Arms Joe Luzzi.


Above: Regional Mike Tersigni. This picture was submitted but Agent Miguel Miranda with the caption “Our Manager will do practically anything for his agents and members.”

Atlantic City FD Captain Michael Auble with his twin daughters Kristine and Amanda both PFIA Scholarship winners.

Above: L-R, Det. Tim Palchak Calvert/ St. Mary’s PD Rep with Regional Manager Mike Tersigni and Charles County Represenative Corporal Joe Piazza both newly on board, addressing recruits. Keep up the good work!

Above: Miami-Dade Police Department’s Air Patrol. Submitted by Regional Manager Mike Tersigni.

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Regional Managers Florida Ben Kiszkiel

419 Scanlon Road Southwest Palm Bay, FL 32908 321-432-3057 (C) 321-215-7319 (F) fire230@bellsouth.net Louisiana & Texas Marshall Herklotz

18746 West Cool Breeze Lane Montgomery, TX 77356 936-662-6606 (C) 936-448-7327(F) hzherk@earthlink.net Mid-Atlantic Mike Tersigni

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Directory of Advisory Board Members & Account Representatives (H) Home Phone

Alabama Birmingham FD RAPHAEL HALE 1089 Allison Court Odenville 35120 rrhfire@gmail.com 205-335-7028 (C) Birmingham PD CHRISTY MILLER 4001 Crossings Lane Birmingham 35242 205-981-6566 (H) 205-296-6808 (C) redts@bellsouth.net

Arkansas Monroe Cty. FD, PD, & Sheriff FLOYD RAY P.O. Box 1334 Greenbrier 72058 870-734-6106 (H) drflr@sbcglobal.net

California San Francisco FD ROBERT McGUIRE 12 Mariposa Lane Novato 94947 415-892-1539 (B) bobbymac9@hotmail.com San Jose FD RICHARD FLOYD P.O. Box 31 Martell 95654-0031 800-832-7333 Treasure Island FD PAUL WALLACE 2190 33rd Avenue San Francisco 94116 415-564-6587 (H)

Colorado Berthoud FD/Longmont PD LEE BRIAN SCOTT 2617 Martingale Drive Berthoud 80513 970-532-2869 (H) lscott@uis-usa.com Colorado Springs FD EDWARD BREECE 277 West Spaulding Avenue Pueblo West 81007 719-320-5232 (C) eebreece@gmail.com Colorado Springs PD DENNIS M. JUHL 1231 Martin Drive Colorado Springs 80915 719-574-3828 (H) 719-351-2067 (C) Denver FD THOMAS A. MANERBINO 2867 South Stuart Denver 80236 303-936-2649 (H) Denver FD JAMES H. SNYDER P.O. Box 118 Arvada 80001 303-425-6181 (H) jsnyder6181@msn.com

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Denver PD & Sheriff MIKE CARRIGAN 7609 S Platte Canyon Drive Littleton 80128 303-730-3776 (H) 303-619-6112 (C) mikefandpattys@msn.com Denver West Metro Fire Rescue DUANE G. PELL 6955 West 2nd Avenue Lakewood 80226 303-238-2328 (H) 303-810-2480 (C) pelldp@q.com Littleton FD BRIAN A. CRONIN 4530 Fenwood Place Highland Ranch 80126 303-346-1671 (H) Mountain View FD MIKE STRATTON 214 Becker Circle Johnstown 80534 970-587-8923 (H) 970-412-6730 (C) mikestratton@hotmail.com Pueblo FD JEFFREY MIZE 565 S. Spaulding Avenue Pueblo West 81007 719-251-2255 (C) m4ize@hotmail.com

Connecticut Bridgeport FD LUIS A. RIVERA 565 Clark Street Bridgeport 06606 203-526-1976 (C) hogfire@optonline.net Meriden FD BRIAN WILKINSON 154 Glen Hills Road Meriden 06451 Wilky412@Live.com 203-427-1298 (C) New Britain PD PAUL BAK 174 Hartland Terrace Berlin 06037 860-877-3892 (C) New Britain PD JOHN FLYNN 103 Heartland Terrace Kensington 06037 860-209-7704 JFF0257@sbcglobal.net New Haven Corrections JOHN M. BARRETT 245 Whaley Avenue New Haven 06530 203-808-5052 JMBarrett04@snet.net New Haven FD and Branford FD & PD JASON T. CUSACK 7 Greenfield Avenue Branford 06405 203-996-0597 (C) qball0056@gmail.com

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New Haven FD and Branford FD & PD WILLIAM CUSACK 74 N Main Street, #8 Branford 06405 203-494-6762 (C)

New Castle FD JOSEPH D. MOSER 1418 N Union Street Wilmington 19806 302-757-4776 (C) jd.moser@comcast.net

Jacksonville FD ANTHONY E. RAGANS 7190 Oxfordshire Avenue Jacksonville 32219 904-768-3546 (H) 904-699-7181 (C)

Norwalk PD RONALD SPAGNUOLO 101 Keeler Avenue Norwalk 06854-1606 203-854-3081 (B) 203-515-1365 (C) rspagnuolo@norwalkct.org

Wilmington FD & PD ANTHONY HARRIS P.O. Box 30819 Wilmington 19805 302-250-5276 (C) Aharris275@msn.com

Manatee County PD & Corrections WILLIAM J. HIGH 124 30th Street NW Bradenton 34205 941-747-7008 (H) 941-737-6998 (C) reelhigh28@aol.com

Norwalk FD & PD GARY MECOZZI 16 Sunset Pass Wilton 06897 203-965-5345 (B) Southington FD & PD MICHAEL KAHN 1218 Woodruff Street Southington 06489-2946 860-982-5567 (C) Stamford FD PATRICK J. TRIPODI 29 Boot Shop Lane Monroe 06468 203-452-8271 (H) ptripodi@charter.net Stamford PD FRANKIE FORBES 39 Suppa Drive East Haven 06512 203-469-5320 (H) 203-627-0259 (C) Waterbury FD JOHN PERUGINI 37 Carola Drive Watertown 06795 203-233-3394 (C) jjperugini1969@aol.com Waterbury FD JOSEPH C. VALAITIS 19 Pine Mountain Circle Barkhamsted 06063 860-738-9531 (H) 860-716-4017 (C) JJOEV162@aol.com Waterbury PD RENATO CREA 15 Mountain Laurel Drive Waterbury 06704 203-206-9814 Lawdawg555@ymail.com West Haven FD & PD CHRISTOPHER STRATTON III 40 Morgan Lane West Haven 06516 203-627-8568 (C) stratco7@aol.com

Delaware Capitol PD SGT. MICHAEL HERTZFELD 34 Fredrickburg Drive Middletown 19709 Hertzy2@yahoo.com 302-562-0378 (C) 302-376-5289 (H)

Florida Cape Coral FD RANDALL R. GASKINS 22548 NW SR 16 Starke 32091 352-745-0751 Deltona FD MIKE MAPLES 2798 Thornberry Court Deltona 32738 386-804-6767 (C) quickstartcpr@earthlink.net Flagler County FD LEONARD ENSALACO 11 Hanover Drive Flagler Beach 32136 386-517-6601 (H) 386-931-5841 (C) Fort Pierce PD DANIEL GILROY P.O. Box 7281 Vero Beach 32961 772-559-8599 (C) dgilroy@digital.net Gainesville FD ERIC CHUDZIK 3728 SE 1st PL Cape Coral 33904 239-560-0930 eric.chudzik@yahoo.com Gainesville FD COLLEEN DENMARK 10408 SW 10th Terrace Micanopy 32667 352-219-9745 Gainesville FD & PD JOSEPH HILLHOUSE 11229 NW 35th Avenue Gainesville 32606 352-494-3961 (C) josephhillhouse@hotmail.com Hollywood FD JOSE MORALES JR 12005 SW Bennigton Circle Port Saint Lucie 34987 786-303-5673 juniorm009@aol.com Indian River Shore FD, PD, Sheriff & Corrections TIM DEMPSEY 1292 Katrina Course N.E. Palm Bay 32905 321-863-5121 (C) tdempsey@cfl.rr.com

Metro Dade County PD RAYMOND F. TERSIGNI 3903 NW 89th Way Cooper City 33024 954-435-7577 (H) North Miami Beach PD ZOILA SIMMONS 5350 NW 197 Lane Miami 33055 772-621-0056 zoilasimmons@yahoo.com Orlando FD BOB COSCHIGNANO 743 W Winter Park Street Orlando 32804 321-303-3679 (C) HZMTLT@aol.com Orlando PD JASON BATURA 100 S Hughey Avenue Orlando 32801 321-228-7821 (C) pfiaorlandorep@aol.com Palm Bay FD CHERYL PARENTE 1131 Fairway Court NE Palm Bay 32905 321-794-1433 firemedic293@gmail.com Palm Bay FD & PD JIM TURNER 215 Pelican Drive Melbourne Beach 32951 321-258-4679 jimturner@cfl.rr.com Pinellas County FD SCOTT CROWELL 4763 Central Avenue St. Petersburg 33713 727-215-0786 (C) 727-323-0206 (B) SPFDE5@aol.com St. Lucie County Fire District KEVIN HERNDON 5910 Cassia Drive Ft. Pierce 34982 772-461-7756 (H) 772-201-1755 (C) St. Petersburg FD WINTHROP M. NEWTON P.O. Box 15514 St. Petersburg 33733 727-323-1213 (H)


St. Petersburg PD RICHARD THOMAS 5360 31 Avenue N St. Petersburg 33710 727-798-7165 (C) rthomas1@knology.net

Peoria FD PHILIP SNOWDEN 1613 W Burnside Drive Peoria 61614 309-635-0777 (C) psnowden23@yahoo.com

Tampa FD JACE KOHAN 3116 N Boulevard Tampa 33603 813-229-7540 (B) 813-229-7543 (F) sectreas@tampafirefighters.com

Peoria PD TERRY L. PYATT 6105 S Madison Avenue Bartonville 61607 309-697-9325 (H)

Tampa FD RON HOEDEBECK 107 Caldwell Drive #294 Brandon 33510 813-610-0641 (C) rhoede2@gmail.com Tampa PD ROD GLYDER 5723 43rd Court E Bradenton 34203 941-321-5444 (C) rglyder@verizon.net

Georgia Atlanta FD MARK V. McDONNELL 547 Holland Road Powder Springs 30127 678-797-9728 (H) 770-301-3394 (C) mcdnl2410@yahoo.com Augusta FD MYLES CHRISTIE, JR. P.O. Box 462 Hephzibah 30815 706-951-9620 (C) mylestes@bellsouth.net Savannah FD DESMOND H. SMALL 376 Riverview Drive Savannah 31404 912-308-9977 (C) 912-232-8869 (H) desmond_small@att.net Savannah FD & PD LARON WARD 39 Fairgreen Street Pooler 31322 912-257-8002 Laronward2002@yahoo.com

Illinois Bloomington FD & PD RANDALL T. WIKOFF 14554 North 900 East Bloomington 61704 309-963-4463 (H) Chicago FD MICHAEL J. SHANAHAN 10206 S Artesian Avenue Chicago 60655 312-307-8795 (C) Chicago FD HAROLD D. TURRENTINE 3636 N Bernard Chicago 60618 773-478-1054 (C) hdturrentine@hotmail.com Chicago, Southern Suburbs FD & PD, University Park FD JEFFERY A. DUHOSKI 424 S. Ahlborn Drive Peotone 60468 708-927-0960 paidnproud@aol.com

Rock Island FD NICK THOMPSON 10701 52nd Street Court Milan 61264 309-314-6276 (C) nick3146276@yahoo.com Urbana FD JAMES G. KINGSTON P.O. Box 557 Tolono 61880 217-485-5102 (H)

Indiana Anderson FD & PD MATTHEW COLE P.O. Box 33 Sulphur Springs 47388 765-208-5179 (C) 765-533-3217 (H) fftmc773@yahoo.com Columbus FD GARY E. BURRISS 5815 S 525 E Elizabethtown 47232 812-371-7007 (C) 812-579-6756 (H) g.burriss@comcast.net Evansville FD & PD GREG LEHMAN 6709 Kremer Road Evansville 47720 812-455-3443 (C) 812-624-0023 (H) glehman64@gmail.com Ft. Wayne FD & PD JEREMY BUSH 1405 Broadway Ft. Wayne 46802 260-385-1600 (C) president@iaff124.org Ft. Wayne FD & PD SCOTT C. HINTON 1405 Broadway Ft. Wayne 46802 260-438-1437 (C) treasurer@iaff124.org Hammond FD WAYNE HARGROVE 22 Coolidge Street Hammond 46324 219-937-1781 (H) Indianapolis FD STEVEN M. KEMP 1318 N Westminster Court Greenfield 46140 317-250-9933 (C) K3706@Indygov.org Indianapolis PD STEVE D. MURPHY 317-786-8198 (H) 317-696-7562 (C) pfsmurphy@gmail.com Indianapolis PD DAVID V. ROTH 317-490-9008 (C)

Muncie FD & PD LARRY J. DELK 7501 S Equestrian Place Muncie 47302 765-282-0541 (H) 765-744-8907 (C) ldelk7501@comcast.net Richmond FD BRIAN BENEDICT 5630 Mansfield Place Centerville 47330 765-277-2770 (C) bbpfia@yahoo.com St Joseph County & Elkhart County FD & PD JAMES T. BRIEN (BREEN) 315 Ostemo Place South Bend 46617-1019 574-340-4677 (C) 574-233-9554 (H) captaintruck@yahoo.com Terre Haute FD ROBERT L. KIEFNER 2304 N 11th Street Terre Haute 47804 812-460-1279 (H) 812-249-2551 (C) RKiefner@ma.rr.com

Iowa Burlington FD KENNETH MORRIS 4841 109th Avenue, #4 Burlington 52601 319-753-6285 Cedar Rapids FD LYLE THEISEN 22174 Jill Court Anamosa 52205 319-462-3912 (H) Lylepatthe@msn.com Des Moines FD JOE GIUDICESSI 229 SE Bell Avenue Des Moines 50315 515-288-0811 (H) 515-250-2218 (C) Des Moines FD DEAN RODRIGUEZ 4236 SE 22nd Street Des Moines 50320 515-282-6266 (H) 515-669-7848 (C) Des Moines PD RAYMOND A. GALLARDO 306 NW Bramble Road Ankney 50023 515-205-2414 raymond.gallardo@q.com Polk County FD & PD DAN LAMB 3501 Maple Drive SW Bondurant 50035 515-967-2469 (H) 515-779-3887 (C) dmfd273@msn.com

Kansas Junction City FD, PD & Sheriff J. R. REYNOLDS 203 Arapahoe Junction City 66441-8837 785-238-7835 (H) 785-375-1340 (C)

Kansas City FD LOARN JEANNERET 330 N 14th Street Kansas City 66102 913-371-5704 (H) Kansas City PD JASON SPREITZER 888-642-0493 (B) 816-679-8266 (C) 816-533-7171 (F) jason@pfiakcmo.com www.pfiakc.org

Kentucky Ashland FD & PD KELLY GRIFFITH 5069 Lakin Drive Catlettsburg 41129 606-923-4843 kellyryan222000@yahoo.com Ashland FD & PD ROBERT M. HILL 5943 Dee Court Ashland 41102 606-922-7463 (C)

Louisiana Baton Rouge FD PAUL H. OWENS 9959 Powell Lane Denham Springs 70726 225-772-4190 (C) pfiaowens@yahoo.com Jefferson Parish Sheriff KIM LENTZ 101 Chubasco Lane Slidell 70458 985-774-4414 (B) 985-639-1723 (F) lentz1848@bellsouth.net Lake Charles FD & PD MACK KENNEDY 876 Tara Avenue Lake Charles 70611 337-855-3714 New Orleans & Slidell FD ALAN MELANCON 303 W Queensbury Drive Slidell 70461 504-905-3185 (C) 985-690-1441 (H) wizmelancon@charter.net New Orleans & Kenner FD PAUL J. MELANCON 4925 Alexander Drive Metairie 70003 504-524-3878 (H) 504-430-1962 (C) New Orleans PD DAVID G. LENTZ 109 Valiant Lane Slidell 70458 985-649-5741 (Slidell) 504-242-9439 (New Orleans) nameck2@aol.com Shreveport FD & PD, Caddo Parish Sheriff GARY L. RALPH P.O. Box 485 Oil City 71061 318-426-4034 (C) garyralph@bellsouth.net Slidell PD DAVID L. LENTZ 101 Chubasco Lane Slidell 70458 985-639-1723 (H) aquarium4578@bellsouth.net

Maryland Baltimore FD SETH M. ROBBINS 4500 Congress Court N Wales, PA 19454 267-688-2388 (C) 410-396-5167 (W) srobbins40@comcast.net Calvert County PD TIM PALCHAK 14895 Ivanhoe Court Swan Point 20645 202-468-6042 (C) timpalchak@gmail.com Charles County FD, PD & Sheriff JOSEPH PIAZZA 14755 Wisteria Drive Issue 20645 301-751-5514 pfia276@comcast.net Charles County FD & PD MICHAEL WALKO 6940 Walko Place Indian Head 20640 301-399-6120 (C) 301-375-8323 (H) walkom@verizon.net Montgomery County PD CARLO CORVOISIER P.O. Box 6815 Silver Spring, MD 20916 301-580-2595 (C) Corvoisier12@verizon.net Prince George’s County FD CHRIS CUNNINGHAM 410-739-7191 (C) cunninghamsvcs@gmail.com Prince George’s County PD SEAN M. BABCOCK PO Box 825 College Park 20741 202-321-2176 (C) smbc78@gmail.com Prince George’s County PD CLIFF TINSLEY 914 Somerset Lane York, PA 17403 717-881-2091 (C) 717-599-2210 (B) cliff2598@gmail.com

Massachusetts Hampden County Sheriff WILLIAM GRIFFITH 135 Sunset Drive Westfield 01085 413-562-0493 (H) 413-626-4709 (C) BBGriffith@verizon.net

Michigan Ann Arbor FD & PD JOHN M. SCHNUR 520 North Wagner Ann Arbor 48103 734-665-2652 Flint PD MICHAEL P. SULLIVAN 3418 Comanche Flint 48507 810-232-3381 (C) 810-237-6888 ext. 4479 (B) Grand Rapids FD KATHLEEN THOMPSON 8912 W Suwanee Trail Howard City 49329 231-937-6009 (H/F)

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Grand Traverse Cty. FD & PD KARYL L. MOORE 12857 Roseland Drive Traverse City 49684 231-947-1758 (H) Inghamn County Sheriff HARVEY J. CLARK 2935 Tubbs Road Charlotte 48813 517-541-0386 (H) 517-285-5075 (C) hclark2935@gmail.com Lansing FD ERIC WEBER 9711 S Francis Road Lansing 48820 517-272-2991 (H) 517-749-5451 (C) Oakland Cty. PD & Sheriff ROBERT NEGRI 1358 Fieldcrest Court Flint 48507 810-240-1632 (C) 810-239-4597 (H) rnegri@comcast.net Oakland Cty./Macomb FD MELISSA A. MEDICI 586-855-7136 (C) jmmedici@sbcglobal.net South Central PD TONY WELDY 419 Sumark Way Ann Arbor 48103 810-614-5194 (C) bluebull297@gmail.com Wayne Cty. PDs & Sheriff MICHAEL L. DUFFEY 5575 Gulf Blvd. St Pete Beach, FL 33706 727-648-9051 sgtduffey@aol.com Wayne County Sheriff ROBERT WALKER 14086 Hubbard Livonia 48154 734-452-9303 (H) 313-510-4730 (C) walkers_pfia@mi.rr.com

Missouri Kansas City FD JASON SPREITZER 888-642-0493 (B) 816-679-8266 (C) 888-614-9899 (F) jason@pfiakcmo.com www.pfiakc.com Kansas City PD MICHAEL SATTER 3509 NE 77th Terrace Kansas City 64119 816-665-5222 (C) msatter.pfia@outlook.com St. Louis FD BRYAN A. RADLEY 5210 Schollmeyer Avenue St. Louis 63109 314-724-3005 (C) bryan.radley@yahoo.com St. Louis PD JOSEPH MADER 56 El-Jer Cedar Hill 63016 314-808-7531 (H) jbmader@aol.com

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Nebraska Lincoln FD & PD BRIAN S. GILES 6540 Sundance Court Lincoln 68512 402-421-0982 (H) 402-202-9311 (C) bgiles23@gmail.com Omaha FD JAMES E. CLINES P.O. Box 390866 Omaha 68139 402-553-2634 (B/F) Omaha PD MARK T. SCHENKELBERG 17173 Franklin Drive Omaha 68118 402-932-8787 (H)

New Jersey Asbury Park FD MARK DONOFRIO 1107 Wall Road Spring Lake 07762 732-974-8397 (H) 732-775-6300 (B) Atlantic City FD WILLIAM J. SCULLY 22 Buckingham Drive Egg Harbor Township 08234 609-653-0337 (H) Atlantic City PD JOSEPH A. KELLY 302 Pennsylvania Avenue Somers Point 08244 609-214-7161 (C) ffgjkelly@gmail.com Bayonne FD & PD STEPHANIE BURT 123 Watchung Avenue, Apt. 2 Montclair, NJ 07043 973-713-2199 (C) Bloomfield FD HUGH R. FLAHERTY 147 Lexington Avenue Bloomfield 07003 973-429-7940 (H) Brick Township PD WILLIAM J. RUOCCO 401 Chambers Bridge Road Brick, NJ 08723 732-262-1100 (B) 732-575-5116 (C) wruo125@aol.com Camden FD DANIEL C. PAYNE 347 Washington Terrace Audubon 08106 609-605-8887 pfianj@comcast.net East Jersey Corrections VALERIE WASHINGTON 38 Warner Avenue Jersey City 07305 551-655-5040 (C) East Orange FD & PD ANTHONY L. THOMPSON 242 Rutledge Avenue East Orange 07017 973-202-9001 (P) 973-674-7486 (F) thompson513@gmail.com East Orange FD CHARLES SALLEY 703 Warfield Road North Plainfield 07063 908-392-0006 (C)

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Elizabeth PD ANTHONY “FOGE” FAZIO 23 Linda Court Laurence Harbor 08879 908-377-2052 (C) foge69@aol.com Fort Dix Corrections BOB PETROWSKI III petrowskiby@gmail.com 201-669-8392 (C) Hackensack FD THOMAS J. FREEMAN 756 Palmer Avenue Maywood 07607 201-843-6183 (H) Hackensack FD JUSTIN J. DEREVYANIK 8 Mavus Place Moonachie 07074 201-394-6860 (C) HFD126@aol.com Hoboken FD BRIAN J. GREENE 70 Humboldt Street Wood Ridge 07075 201-933-9206 (H) Hudson County Sheriff ILIANA A. SANTIAGO 257 Cornelison Avenue Jersey City 07302 201-988-9855 (C) 201-763-7321 (F) IDiaz333@gmail.com Hudson County DOC TEDDY ROQUE 201-437-1779 (H) 201-522-1603 (C) Jersey City FD ROBERT PILGER 340 Pearsall Avenue Jersey City 07305 201-638-5297 (C) rpilg@aol.com Jersey City PD VINCENT COOK 973-476-2199 (C) vjc2598@msn.com Jersey City PD ALLAN SLATTERY 201-315-4314 (C) allanslattery@yahoo.com Linden FD STEVEN SMIGELSKY 505 Jansen Avenue Avenel 07001-1333 732-634-8582 (H) 732-236-3036 (C) srs214@msn.com

Newark PD & Essex County Sheriff ALEX MARTINEZ 8 Lincoln Trail Hopatcong 07843 973-390-1918 (C) 973-398-7666 (H)

Trenton Corrections RICHARD J. WILLIAMSON 7 Ellenel Boulevard Spotswood 08884 908-420-8014 rwillpfia@yahoo.com

North Hudson FD JOSEPH D. McLEAN 942 Yellowbank Road Toms River 08753 201-725-6513 (C) joemclean74@verizon.net

Trenton FD & PD, KENNETH S. LUGO Trenton Police Department 740 Estate Blvd Apt 198 Mercerville 08619 609-977-8777 (C) KenLugo@hotmail.com

Nutley FD & PD JOHN HUND 238 Pasadena Avenue Hasbrouck Heights 07604 201-615-5831 (C) Hund@optonline.net

Union City PD DOMINICK DePINTO 3715 Palisade Avenue Union City 07087 201-401-4351 dominick226@comcast.net

Ocean County PD KEVIN C. LYONS 52 Shore Avenue Manahawkin 08050-2623 klyons286@comcast.net 609-597-7820 (H) 609-548-2930 (C)

Wayne FD & PD SCOTT RAPPAPORT 16 Raleigh Lane Wayne 07470 973-632-2885 (C) srappaport@me.com

Passaic FD & PD JASON AYALA 148 Harrington Road Clifton 07012 973-249-7976 (H) samjay@134@gmail.com Passaic County Sheriff THOMAS M. PANZARINO 973-296-8006 (C) 973-225-3689 (B) bkckgangarino@optonline.net Paterson FD FRANK PETRELLI 793 11th Ave. Bld. 4, Apt. 5D Paterson 07514 973-617-0808 Frankomaha@gmail.com Paterson FD JOHN A. MAURO, JR. P.O. Box 321 Cedar Grove 07009 973-865-9577 (C) AJM1524@gmail.com Paterson PD JAMES DURKIN 294 Berkshire Avenue Paterson 07502 973-390-3770 (C) rocket1964@gmail.com Plainfield FD KENNETH CHILDRESS 191 North Avenue #268 Dunellen 08812 908-405-1168 (C) KWC66@aol.com

Monmouth County FD & PD JAMES P. FAY 1 Scarlet Lane Howell 07731 732-489-0744 (C) gldstr37@optonline.net

Plainfield PD EDWIN MALDONADO P.O. Box 2534 Plainfield 07060 908-623-9452 (C) 1-888-402-6041 (P) PPDSCU141@aol.com

Morris County FD & PD CHAD DiGIORGIO 9 Halko Drive Cedar Knolls 07927 201-206-5183 (C) ckamd@optonline.net

South Bergen FD EDWARD J. TANDERIS 110 Mercer Street Wallington 07057 973-472-8999 (H) WSET1@aol.com

Newark FD EDWARD J. GRIFFITH, III 40 Meadow Point Drive Brick 08723 732-674-3143 (C) EJG3@comcast.net

Sussex County FD & PD KENNETH KUZICKI kuzicki.pfia@yahoo.com 973-222-2198

New York Albion Corrections THOMAS SUTTON 5851 Buffalo Street Sanborn 14132 716- 471-9326 (C) co11to7@aol.com Albany County Sheriff CHRISTOPHER J. PARKER 73 George Street Green Island 12183 518-378-2283 (C) parkerc24@yahoo.com Albany FD EDWARD VERHOFF 33 Orlando Avenue Albany 12203 518-378-1488 (C) everhoff@hotmail.com Albany PD RICHARD GORLESKI JR. 31 Lynn Road Averill Park 12018 518-860-9673 Binghamton FD JOHN M. SULLIVAN 14 Esther Avenue Binghamton 13903 607-771-6318 (H) Binghamton FD WILLIAM H. NEWLAND 4 Loretta Drive Binghamton 13905 607-724-5351 (H) Buffalo FD JOHN E. MURPHY 52 Lincoln Boulevard Kenmore 14217-2307 716-553-7611 (C) 716-876-1633 (F) jmurphy737@roadrunner.com Buffalo PD JOHN A. PETRICCA 5619 Green Meadow Court Hamburg 14075 716-380-2057 (C) 716-649-3441 (H) jpd441@verizon.net


Buffalo PD SALVATORE A. VALVO 9 Cambridge Court Lancaster 14086 716-651-9904 (H) salvatorvalvo@roadrunner.com Cattaraugus County Sheriff NATHAN A. ROOT Randolph, NY 14772 naroot@cattco.org 716-938-2334 (B) 716-498-3252 (C) Erie County Sheriff CHRIS CIESLA 4316 Milestrip Road Blasdell 14219 cociesla7@gmail.com 716-822-5872 (H) 716-603-4386 (C) Fishkill Corrections PETE MANN 716-712-6744 pmann00@gmail.com Mid-State Corrections MARK R. TOLMAN 468 Euclid Road Utica 13502 315-732-6162 (H) 315-723-2660 (C) specialt59@aol.com Monroe County Sheriff ALFRED N. DeROSA 11 Hampshire Lane Mendon 14506 aderosa58@gmail.com 585-208-3902 (C) 585-753-4021 (W) Niagara County Sherrif KEVIN MACK 7234 Bear Ridge Road North Tonawanda 14120 716-573-4115 (C) kdmotors1@verizon.net Niagara Falls PD­ LOUIS V. TERRITO 223 83rd Street Niagara Falls 14304 716-286-4536 (B) Niagara Falls FD JOSEPH TORRE 3618 Woodland Avenue Niagara Falls 14304 716-940-8225 (C) j.torre@nypfia.org Rochester FD & PD JONATHAN YOUNG 61 Monroe Street Honeoye Falls 14472 585-310-2259 PFIA@mac.com Schenectady FD RON BAIER 1351 Mariaville Scotch Church Rd. Pattersonville 12137 518-527-5107 (C) 518-864-7482 (H) Ltreb4@aol.com Syracuse PD JOHN J. KAVANAGH 511 S. State Street Syracuse 13202 315-956-0470 jkavanagh@syracusepolice.org

Syracuse FD JAMES ENNIS P.O. Box 701 Syracuse 13219 315-468-8630 (H) Troy PD ROBERT D. FITZGERALD 55 State Street Troy 12180 518-470-5103 (C) bobfitzgerald@nycap.rr.com Troy FD PHILIP O. QUANDT 4 Valley View Troy 12180 518-273-6836 (H) Troy FD RAYMOND J. DAVIS 14 Manor Boulevard Troy 12180 518-423-8918 sdavistroy@hotmail.com Utica FD & PD PETER A. CARUSO 2 Parkway Circle Utica 13501­­­ 315-797-5712 (H) 315-223-7225 (B) Wende State Corrections ANGEL L. MENDEZ 270 Mapleview Road Cheektowaga 14225 716-818-3797 (C) AngelLMendez906@gmail.com Westchester County FD EUGENE J. MALONE, III 95 Dobbs Ferry Road White Plains 10607 914-682-8439 (H)

Ohio Akron PD DON G. TREJBAL 2840 Caxton Circle Akron 44312 330-352-4502 (C) APD506@aol.com Canton FD Massillon FD & PD MARC R. JACKSON 1617 Kolp Place NW Canton 44709 330-491-1073 (H) CFD110@aol.com Cincinnati PD GREG TOYEAS 11687 Hawk Drive Harrison 45030 513-738-4141 (H) 513-484-2459 (C) gregtoyeas@yahoo.com Cincinnati/Greater Cincy FD MARK REUSS 3328 Markdale Court Mack 45248 513-574-3340 (H) 513-706-1287 (C) jamreuss@fuse.net Cincinnati/Hamilton Cty. PD LEONARD E. LABRECQUE 1867 Lois View Lane Cincinnati 45255 513-474-2359 (H)

Cleveland FD VINCE VIANCOURT 24500 Center Ridge, Suite 300 Westlake 44145 440-835-5647 (H/B) benefits.consulting@yahoo.com Cleveland PD PAUL PERHACS 10097 Jamestown Drive North Royalton 44133 440-877-9607 (H) 216-346-5966 (C) pbp2456@yahoo.com Cleveland PD LINDA SEALEY 17902 Hillgrove Road Cleveland 44119 216-322-6950 (C) InsureMeLinda@aol.com Columbus FD WAYNE REDMON 11150 Pickerington Road Pickerington 43147 614-833-1812 (H) wredmon@insight.rr.com Columbus PD WILLIAM CAPRETTA 13985 Commercial Point Ashville 43103 740-983-6347 (H) 614-563-9636 (C) Coshocton County FD & PD CORY WILSON 1716 Flint Lane Coshocton 43812 740-502-9240 (C) cwilsoniaff@roadrunner.com Cuyahoga Falls PD JOHN J. SIM 2200 16th Street Cuyahoga Falls 44223 330-310-7273 (C) 330-923-1986 (H) simjj@cityofcf.com Dayton PD HOWARD JORDAN 5140 Rivers Edge Boulevard Dayton 45414 937-750-4886 (C) daytonhojo@aol.com Licking County FD & PD JOHN CAPRETTA 116 Brittney Road Commercial Point 43116 614-554-6688 (C) jcapretta@aol.co25 Loveland/Symmes FD OTTO HUBER #1 Safety Center Drive Loveland 45140 513-583-3001 (B) Marietta FD JOE A. MATTHEWS 966 Lancaster Street Marietta 45750 740-373-3053 (H) mayorjoe@suddenlink.net Marion FD & PD MICHAEL M. RADCLIFF 2198 Heron Lane Marion 43302 740-386-2582 (B) mandjradcliff@roadrunner.com Toledo FD TIM BOHLAND 5154 Oldham Drive Toledo 43613 419-690-4686 (H) 419-376-4543 (C)

Youngstown FD SHAWN P. MURRAY, SR. 2261 Coral Sea Drive Youngstown 44511 330-518-2966 (C) 330-793-7363 (H) ON ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY, contact C. Guzzy, (Youngstown PD) Youngstown PD CHARLES GUZZY 2071 Bishop Woods Court Poland 44514 330-707-2171 (H) 330-743-8812 (B)

Oklahoma Laredo FD JERRY RANGEL 319 Oklahoma Laredo 78041 956-334-1116 (C) jrpolice.fire@yahoo.com Tulsa FD STEVEN DANIELS 4608 S 194 E Avenue Broken Arrow 74014 918-691-0719 (C) sdaniels24@yahoo.com Tulsa FD KENNY GUNN 3911 S 123 E Avenue Tulsa 74146 918-231-6805 (B)

Pennsylvania Alleghney County PD STEVEN NAVE 12245 Frankstown Rd. Pittsburgh 15235 412-704-7508 (H) 412-913-4613 (C) stevematt3@aol.com Bucks County FD & PD ANDREW R. HILBERT 825 Glenmar Road Fairless Hills 19030 215-416-9897 (C) andy30dcfd@gmail.com Erie PD GREGORY L. BANEY JR. 626 State Street Erie 16501 gbags44@hotmail.com 814-440-2694 (C) 814-870-1280 (B) Erie FD & PD STEVEN McKENRICK 8770 Old Lake Road Lake City 16423 814-774-4159 814-746-0716 stevemckenrick@roadrunner.com Johnstown FD ROBERT J. OPETT 118 Timothy Street Johnstown 15904 814-659-9313 (C) opett24@ymail.com Karthaus Corrections MICHAEL J. CHRISTOFF 200 Third Street Curwensville 16833 814-236-2132 (H) 814-421-7450 (C) lordc8day@verizon.net

McKeesport FD & PD JEFFREY D. TOMOVCSIK 2715 Kansas Street McKeesport 15132 JTomo170@comcast.net 412-523-3903 (C) 412-675-5021 (W) Philadelphia FD LOU LUPO 3127 Belgrade Street Philadelphia 19134 267-847-9681 (C) 215-423-1362 (H) loulupo@aol.com Philadelphia FD TIMOTHY G. McSHEA 913 Fillmore Street Philadelphia 19124 215-518-9683 (C) tbonemick@comcast.net Pittsburgh FD DONALD DORSEY 312 Bon Air Avenue Pittsburgh 15210 412-433-0755 (P) Pittsburgh FD THOMAS HERAK 1508 Pennock Road Pittsburgh 15212 412-761-6281 (H) Pittsburgh PD CARL R. MOROSETTI, JR. 2221 Lynnbrook Avenue Pittsburgh 15226 412-600-2806 (C) carl3393@verizon.net Scranton FD & PD, & Waymart Corrections ANDY POLANSKY 709 Stafford Avenue Scranton 18505 570-961-9024 (H) 570-878-1248 (C) andy.polansky@verizon.net York County and Dauphin County FD & PD CHAD DEARDORFF 1846 Golden Eagle Drive York 17408 717-668-8445 (H) 717-858-2361 (C) yfdbadge47@comcast.net

Rhode Island Johnston PD SETH D. CROSBY 42 Cameron Court Warwick 02886 401-641-1575 (C) 401-921-0159 (H) scros78@cox.net Providence FD THOMAS GIAMPIETRO 24 Riverview Drive North Providence 02904 401-353-0036 (H) Providence PD SCOTT ZAMBARANO 401-265-1657 (C) zambarano1075@yahoo.com Warwick FD JAMES G. McLAUGHLIN 85 Teakwood Drive Warwick 02886 401-732-4526 (H)

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South Carolina North Myrtle Beach FD & PD RICHARD BUDDELMEYER 4240 Luck Avenue Little River 29566 843-249-5334 (B/F)

Tennessee Bristol FD & PD DENNIS M. LEY 200 Honeysuckle Lane Bristol 37620 423-652-2895 (H) 423-361-0747 (C) tabc340@yahoo.com

Texas Amarillo FD& PD JOE C. PONDER P.O. Box 33281 Amarillo 79120 806-584-0953 joeponder2012@yahoo.com Bee County FD, PD, Sheriff & Corrections RICHARD L. WEBB 2874 Cagle Lane Beeville 78102 361-319-3758 (C) urout_78102@yahoo.com Bexar Cty. Sheriff & Corrections AVERY WALKER P.O. Box 190207 San Antonio 78220 210-573-4132 (C) pfiaprotection@aol.com Brazas County Sheriff DAVID C. STEWART P.O. Box 262 Huntsville 77342 936-662-7962 (C) Brazoria County FD, PD, Sherrif & Corrections VICKE MOSSBARGER 2210 FM 655 Road Rosharon 77583 979-864-0286 (C) vicke.moss@gmail.com Brazoria County FD, PD, Sherrif & Corrections WILL MOSSBARGER 2210 FM 655 Road Rosharon 77583 979-864-9126 wm635@aol.com College Station FD & PD JIMMY O. YOW 604 N Glass Street Franklin 77856 832-595-7575 (C) 979-828-3055 (H) jyow26@gmail.com Dallas FD & PD RONALD VAUGHN, SR. 8035 E R L Thornton Freeway Suite 511 Dallas 75228 469-713-7759 (C) 972-289-8376 (H) policenfire@yahoo.com

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Denton County Sheriff LES WOODS 2809 Calico Rock Drive Fort Worth 76131 817-675-6151 (C) lwpfia@yahoo.com

LaPorte FD & PD ROD DAVIS 5110 Creekside Avenue Baytown 77523 832-266-7639 (C) lppd612@yahoo.com

El Paso Sheriff THOMAS DOWNS 6825 Cielo Vista #2 El Paso 79925 915-443-2080 tdowns.pfia@yahoo.com

Little Elm FD, PD & Corrections JANICE MARSHALL HARRISON 3023 Delray Court Little Elm 75068 409-474-0562 jmar211@yahoo.com

Falls Cty. FD, PD, Sheriff DARRELL ALLEN 1523 Lorene Lane Marlin 76661 254-229-2951 (H) d_insuranceman@yahoo.com Fort Bend Sheriff CHERYL L. HILLEGEIST 1410 Williams Way Richmond 77469 713-480-6033 (C) chill77040@yahoo.com Galveston Sheriff & Corrections CECILIA FIELDS 2022 Bayou Road LaMarque 77568 409-370-7322 (C) niecies@swbell.net Garland FD JEFF TOKAR 1817 Drake Drive Richardson, 75081 972-781-7111 (B) Gatesville Corrections CAROLYN L. IRISH 1310 Westview Gatesville 76528 254-223-3449 (H) Gurney Unit Corrections CINDY ARNOLD 8769 FM 2419 Elkhart 75839 903-724-9007 (C) cindyarnold18@yahoo.com Jasper FD & PD STANLEY D. CHRISTOPHER 39 Chestnut Circle Jasper 75951 409-381-0350 (H) chiefjpd@hotmail.com Jefferson County Corrections DAWN A. WILLIAMSON 3240 Parkway Drive Nederland 77627 409-728-3174 (C) wmsonda@aol.com Jefferson County Sheriff ROBERT ADAMS 7933 Viterbo Road, Suite 5 Beaumont 77705 409-722-1033 (B) Kleberg County FD, PD, Sheriff & Corrections MICHAEL LUNA 2721 Quebec Drive Corpus Christi 78414 FFLUNA301@yahoo.com 361-288-4882 (C)

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Lubbock FD RICKY MURPHY 5817 Alcove Avenue Lubbock 79407 806-891-4370 (C) lubfire@aol.com McAllen FD & PD AMADO CANO, JR. P.O. Box 145 Santa Rosa 78593 956-686-8883 (H) McAllen PD ROLANDO CASTILLO 2313 N. 36th Street McAllen 78501 956-655-8476 (H) r.c.21@hotmail.com McLennan Cty. PD & Sheriff KATHY MEALS P.O. Box 1411 Waco 76703 254-722-1711 (C) mealsk16@msn.com McLennan County Sheriff SHEILA THUN 705 Kane Street Waco 76705 254-405-3797 (C) sdthun@ctwa.com Montgomery County PD, Sherrif & Corrections THOMAS M. PIERCE 3644 Violet Lane Huntsville 77340 936-355-0490 toetee@aol.com Pasadena FD & PD JOHN NOEL 1726 Roaring Springs Lane Seabrook 77586 832-788-4414 (C) jnvnnoel@hotmail.com Port Arthur FD STEPHEN L. CURRAN 3164 Andes Port Neches 77651 409-656-2828 (C) scurran@ci.port-neches.tx.us Pinehurst FD & PD KIESHA LUNA 3701 Platt Avenue Port Arthur 77640 409-330-0013 (C) kieshaluna@yahoo.com Port Arthur FD & PD H. OTIS III P.O. Box 991 Port Arthur 77641 409-293-5742 (C) setx307@yahoo.com

San Antonio FD JOE VALADEZ 15919 Quail Circle San Antonio 78247 210-656-9046 (H) 210-693-4344 (F) valadezjp@aol.com

Wisconsin

San Antonio FD RUBEN CEVALLOS 2367 Estate Gate Drive San Antonio 78260 210-861-4578 (C) 830-438-8207 (H) ruben.cevallos@gmail.com

Wyoming

Smith County Sheriff G. L. BLALOCK 11324 Meadows Lane Flint 75762 903-574-2966 (C) gblalock@smith-county.com Tarrant County Sheriff & surrounding Metroplex area TANYA YOUNG 4901 Shell Ridge Drive Ft. Worth 76133 817-988-9704 (C) 817-292-5388 (F) tanyayoung7800@sbcglobal.net Walker County FD & PD TARA M. BURNETT P.O. Box 6673 Huntsville 77342-6673 936-668-9193 (C) burnett.t2012@att.net Walker County FD, PD, Sheriff & Corrections CATHY STOKES PO Box 8064 Huntsville 77340 936-661-0929 (C) 936-594-6072 (H) Webb County Sheriff CYNTHIA GARCIA 320 Lily Lane Laredo 78046 956-771-9957 (C) cindyg1211@yahoo.com

Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. FD PETER J. BAGDOVITZ P.O. Box 253 Barstow, MD 20610 301-980-0843 (C) pjbagdovitz@juno.com Washington, D.C. PD MIGUEL MIRANDA 1700 Rhode Island Avenue NE Washington, D.C. 20018 202-439-2292 (C) 800-426-2707 (P) miguel.miranda@verizon.net

West Virginia Huntington FD & PD RANDY D. ELLIS P.O. Box 999 Proctorville, OH 45669 740-886-5388 (H) 304-633-4975 (C)

Milwaukee PD MIKE CRIVELLO P.O. Box 341352 Milwaukee 53234 414-412-0746 (C) crivello@milwaukeepoliceassoc.com

Laramie Cty. FD, PD & Sheriff B. JOHN FITZGERALD 3672 Foxcroft Road Cheyenne 82001 307-775-9610 (H) JCATFitz@cs.com


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ur members are in a unique position to spot missing children. PFIA urges you to make a special effort to try to locate these missing children.

LOST, INJURED, AND MISSING

If seen, contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children immediately at 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST) or report a sighting online at www.missingkids.com. You may also call or visit the website for free abduction prevention tips.

Daquan Williams Sex: Male Height: 6'0'' Race: Black Weight: 175 Birth: 12/25/91 Eyes: Brown Age Now: 21 Hair: Black Missing: January 8, 2011 - Walterboro, SC

He has a mustache and goatee. Daquan may be in need of medical attention.

Karla Rodriguez

Brittany Robinson

Sex: Female Height: 3'05'' Race: Hispanic Weight: 49 Birth: 9/29/1992 Eyes: Brown Age Now: 20 Hair: Black

Sex: Female Height: 5'0'' Race: Black Weight: 150 Birth: 1/27/98 Eyes: Brown Age Now: 15 Hair: Black

Missing: October 29, 1999 - Las Vegas, NV

Missing: June, 14, 2012 - Mobile, AL

Karla’s photo is shown age-progressed to 20 years. She was last seen walking to school. Karla has a small mole above her right eyebrow and visible cavities in her teeth. She speaks limited English.

Brittany was last seen on June 14, 2012.

SPECIAL NOTE: Height and weight are listed from the date an individual went missing and may not currently be accurate..

Sara Bushland Sex: Female Height: 5’0'' Race: White Weight: 104 Birth: 8/15/80 Eyes: Blue Age Now: 33 Hair: Blonde

Katherine Phillips Sex: Female Height: 2'0" Race: White Weight: 12 Birth: 2/12/11 Eyes: Blue Age Now: 2 Hair: Brown

Missing: April 3, 1996 - Spooner, WI

Missing: June 29, 2011 - Ludington, MI

Sara’s photo is shown aged to 28 years. She was last seen on April 3, 1996 in Spooner, Wisconsin. Sara has a mole on the left side of her neck and above her upper lip.

Katherine was last seen traveling with an adult male in a silver Oldsmobile with Michigan plates. The vehicle has since been recovered. She was last seen wearing pink shorts and a pink tank top with black and pink flowers.

Zaylee Fryar Sex: Female Height: 2'11'' Race: Biracial Weight: 12 Birth: 1/14/11 Eyes: Brown Age Now: 2 Hair: Black Missing: May 1, 2011 - Millersville, TN

Zaylee was last seen on May 1, 2011. She is biracial. Zaylee is Black and White. She has a brown birthmark on her right leg.

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Huber Heights (OH) - Huber Heights Fire Division Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness. Read more on their fundraiser and awareness campaign on page 14.


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