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    Default Sharpsburg, PA 6 FF's injured in chimney collapse

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    Don't remember the year - maybe George can weigh in here - but there was a Firefighter LODD in Morris County, NJ (Chatham if I remember right) when chimney fell on him. These stories are always scarey reminders of the dangers we face.

    Hope they recover and wish them the best!

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    hope that everyone is going to be alright, stay safe and a speedy recovery to all.

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    IIRC, Syracuse fire department lost some guys several years ago when a chiminey collapsed into their ladder bucket. glad to hear they are all in stable condition
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    How many times do we forget about the chimney ? I know that I have seen 3 near misses in my 25 years .... I guess it's something that is easy to overlook and we need to make an effort to think about it. Maybe we need a buzzword .... like a Residental Collapse Zone.

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    The Chatham Boro (NJ) fire was about ten years ago. It called a highly trained and highly skilled career fire fighter, Lou Sheets, who was operating as a volunteer in his hometown. The fire was a fatal fire in a SFD about 100 years old. The chimney fell early in the fire. Investigation revealed that the chimney had not been secured to the structure during construction. The fire was caused by careless smoking in a living room chair.

    The Syracuse loss involving a chimney that I am familiar with had zero to do with an aerial ladder. Approximately five to seven years ago, a veteran FF, serving as a fire investigator, was killed when the chimney collapsed into the attic two days post fire during a fire scene investigation. Three possibly was another one, but I do not remember it.

    You cannot turn off gravity. The chimney can fall at any time once the building system (that's right boys and girls, the building is a system) has been compromised.

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    According to KDKA news, the chimney brought the stairs to the basement and one of the firefighters "Rode them down" (scary thought). Only one (Etna FF) is still hospitalized at AGH and one from Aspinwall at UPMC. The Aspinwall FF had a "wall collapse" on him and his condition is not being disclosed as of 6:00 P.M.
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    I'm praying that they are not seriously injured. I really give all of you guys credit for the risks you take to protect the rest of us.
    God bless you.

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    The remaining hospitalized firefighters are listed in fair condition according to this morning's Post-Gazette.
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    according to all reports that I have heard today all are going to be alright, not sure but I heard one guy was still in the hospital but in good condition. Glad everyone is going to be alright, stay safe, evryone come home

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    Good news
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    one firefighter is still in the hospital listed in fair condition as of this mornings news broadcasts. Speedy recovery brother.

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