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    Default LODD in Forrest, IL

    Tragic news.....got this on Billy G's Secret List late last night.

    We have just received confirmation of a Firefighter Line of Duty Death in Forrest, Illinois. The FF is reported to be from the Fairbury FD and while operating at the single family dwelling fire this evening, he (as a part of a crew) made entry, there was a floor collapse, and fell into the burning basement where he was trapped. Initial reports now are that other FF's were injured but their conditions are reported minor. Details to follow.


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    this is tragic. My wife is from the Fairbury/Forest area so she may know the family. Our prayers and sympathies to the family and department.
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    Very Tragic, this could happen to anyone of us at anytime....

    Our prayers and sympathies to the family and department.

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    Anybody heard anything about flying our flags at half mast in memory? I haven't. But I think we should. Our governor got a problem with this?
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    I was saddened to hear of the loss of such a young man. It bears reminding that we are losing far too many of our fellow firefighters in rural Illinois. Rest in Peace Brother.
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    This is such a tragic loss. My heart goes out to this young man and his family.

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    A guy at work was pretty good friends with him... My thoughts and prayers and the thoughts and prayers of the MVFD/Local 738 go out for the family and the Fairbury Fire Department.

    These are really hitting too close to home! This was is north of me, but I've been to Forrest more than once. I just hope that we can all learn a little something from this tragic death to prevent another in the future.
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    just happened to see your thread and thought i would tell you that i will pass on your thoughts. dont mean to but in but i know most of the men on forrist and fairbury dept as i am chief of sullivant twp in sibley just down the road. if you want any thing or more info let me know and will do my best to help. did not get to go to funeral as was covering strawn staition fri nite and forrist station sat for them to go. would have like to been there. hope this is some thing none of us has to ever do again. Randy

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    I went with a contingent from our department to the funeral. It was very impressive to see everyone lined up on the procession route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DjInferno View Post
    A guy at work was pretty good friends with him... My thoughts and prayers and the thoughts and prayers of the MVFD/Local 738 go out for the family and the Fairbury Fire Department.

    These are really hitting too close to home! This was is north of me, but I've been to Forrest more than once. I just hope that we can all learn a little something from this tragic death to prevent another in the future.


    Have a RIT team established would be a good start in risk reduction.

    Sorry to be blunt.

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