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    Default PA FF Killed in freak accident

    Firefighter Killed Following Freak Accident

    April 26, 2005 ó It is being called a freak accident. A flash-fire onboard a trash truck last week has now claimed the life of a beloved Upper Chichester volunteer firefighter.

    Black bunting is draped around the firehouse as a reminder that the volunteers are all in mourning. A veteran firefighter is gone, ironically. A flash fire on his other fulltime job is the cause.

    His smile will never be forgotten and his gear will never again be moved. Steve Powers, affectionately called "Tater" around the firehouse was a 26-year veteran, a teacher, a mentor, and friend to many volunteers.

    And firefighters say making matters worse, Powers was the blood brother of their chief.

    Action News was there moments after a flash fire in the back of a trash truck sent Powers to a hospital where he later died. Powers, a township employee, was apparently standing on the back of the truck when the fire erupted. Investigators sifted through the trash fearing an improperly discarded propane tank may have exploded. None was found, but officials say an aerosol can may have sparked the flame.

    Volunteers will wear Tater's name on their helmets now in honor of the fallen firefighter who died in what's being called a freak accident.

    Hundreds, if not thousands of area firefighters are expected to attend for Powers' funeral Friday. He leaves behind a wife and three children.

    (Copyright 2005 by Action News. All Rights Reserved.)

    http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/news%5C0...terkilled.html

    http://delcotimes.com/site/news.cfm?...id=18171&rfi=8


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    Another one? WTF, this is only April

    RIP Brother...
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    RIP, Brother.......

    Dave, it sounds like this is not a Fire Department LODD...... It sounds like he was on duty for the trash collection, not the FD...... Not that it matters, since we still lost another Brother....
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    Originally posted by firenresq77
    RIP, Brother.......

    Dave, it sounds like this is not a Fire Department LODD...... It sounds like he was on duty for the trash collection, not the FD...... Not that it matters, since we still lost another Brother....
    I know, but it still SUCKS
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    Originally posted by Dave1983


    I know, but it still SUCKS
    I agree....
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    Rest In Peace, Steve Powers.

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    Unhappy original story from BIlly Gee @ firefighterclosecalls.com

    PA FF Inj-Expl. / Ohio App. Crash / NY Update
    April 18, 2005
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    Hey....

    We have reports that firefighters from Boothwyn, PA responded to some sort of a trash truck explosion/fire today. All crew members of the town's trash truck crew are also volunteer firefighters. A homeowner decided to put a propane tank in their garbage-and it was unknowingly collected... and when they compressed it, it exploded. Although not "on duty" as a firefighter, the trash truck operator, who is a firefighter, is in very serious condition. More when we have it... more details available at:

    http://www.firerescuenews.com/forums...;threadid=5202

    USE CAUTION On All Runs.......we never know.

    the link posted above had pics from teh scene as you scroll through that forum. Rest in Peace.
    IACOJ both divisions and PROUD OF IT !
    Pardon me sir.. .....but I believe we are all over here !
    ATTENTION ALL SHOPPERS: Will the dead horse please report to the forums.(thanks Motown)
    RAY WAS HERE 08/28/05
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    I'm sorry, I haven't been paying much attention for the last 3 hours.....what were we discussing?
    "but I guarentee you I will FF your arse off" from>
    http://www.firehouse.com/forums/show...60#post1137060post 115

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    Default Re: original story from BIlly Gee @ firefighterclosecalls.com

    Originally posted by Weruj1
    PA FF Inj-Expl. / Ohio App. Crash / NY Update
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    Hey....

    We have reports that firefighters from Boothwyn, PA responded to some sort of a trash truck explosion/fire today. All crew members of the town's trash truck crew are also volunteer firefighters. A homeowner decided to put a propane tank in their garbage-and it was unknowingly collected... and when they compressed it, it exploded. Although not "on duty" as a firefighter, the trash truck operator, who is a firefighter, is in very serious condition. More when we have it... more details available at:

    http://www.firerescuenews.com/forums...;threadid=5202

    USE CAUTION On All Runs.......we never know.

    the link posted above had pics from teh scene as you scroll through that forum. Rest in Peace.
    Bad link or something....... which thread???
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    I copied that form the TSL ..........I wll see if my personal cpoy from home has the correct link or they may have pulled the thread .....
    IACOJ both divisions and PROUD OF IT !
    Pardon me sir.. .....but I believe we are all over here !
    ATTENTION ALL SHOPPERS: Will the dead horse please report to the forums.(thanks Motown)
    RAY WAS HERE 08/28/05
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    I'm sorry, I haven't been paying much attention for the last 3 hours.....what were we discussing?
    "but I guarentee you I will FF your arse off" from>
    http://www.firehouse.com/forums/show...60#post1137060post 115

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    Default try this .................

    follow the link...........click on "forums" then scroll down to "Delco Pa" ,recent Jobs, then Meetinghouse and Rodgers-Upper Chi-Trash Truck fire w/ injuries this is the one...........the link wont work for some reason,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    Last edited by Weruj1; 04-29-2005 at 01:36 AM.
    IACOJ both divisions and PROUD OF IT !
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    RAY WAS HERE 08/28/05
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    I'm sorry, I haven't been paying much attention for the last 3 hours.....what were we discussing?
    "but I guarentee you I will FF your arse off" from>
    http://www.firehouse.com/forums/show...60#post1137060post 115

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    According to news reports the truck was dumped, and the pile sifted through, NO propane tanks were found. The investigators are leaning towards an aresol(sp?) can. I saw the report on WPVI ch.6. www.wpvi.com .

    Doesn't make it suck any less. prayers and condolences to all involved.

    Alan

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    Here is the link to the site Weruj is talking about http://tinyurl.com/d5j83

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    Thumbs up thats the 1 ~!

    howd you do that ?
    IACOJ both divisions and PROUD OF IT !
    Pardon me sir.. .....but I believe we are all over here !
    ATTENTION ALL SHOPPERS: Will the dead horse please report to the forums.(thanks Motown)
    RAY WAS HERE 08/28/05
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    I'm sorry, I haven't been paying much attention for the last 3 hours.....what were we discussing?
    "but I guarentee you I will FF your arse off" from>
    http://www.firehouse.com/forums/show...60#post1137060post 115

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    Default way to go Tyler !@

    now isnt that the coolest ?
    IACOJ both divisions and PROUD OF IT !
    Pardon me sir.. .....but I believe we are all over here !
    ATTENTION ALL SHOPPERS: Will the dead horse please report to the forums.(thanks Motown)
    RAY WAS HERE 08/28/05
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    I'm sorry, I haven't been paying much attention for the last 3 hours.....what were we discussing?
    "but I guarentee you I will FF your arse off" from>
    http://www.firehouse.com/forums/show...60#post1137060post 115

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    Or if you want to go super uber geek you can do this....
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