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    Thumbs down PA Captain burned during training

    http://cms.firehouse.com/content/art...Id=46&id=45349

    Does anyone know anymore on this?
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    The only news is that he was setting up a live burn, at the state fire academy (adjunct instructor). I was told he was in the basement. The crews entered for the evolution and found him severely burned, RIT crew pulled him out and he was flown to Lehigh valley hospital burn unit. 80% 3rd degree. No one knows the full details, but we can assume a flashover by the description. NIOSH was called to investigate. As of 10pm Monday he was still clinging to life.

    I was told all well wished should be directed to Altoona Local 299.

    Bob was a good man, Smart, energetic, and dedicated. The kind you wish you had more of. He and his family are in our prayers.

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    FirefighterCloseCalls.com: It is with deep regret that we advise you of the tragic line of duty death of Pennsylvania Adjunct Fire Instructor / Altoona Fire Captain Robert Gallardy, age 47. Gallardy was severely burned on Sunday while conducting an instructor training program at the State Fire Academy in Lewistown. He was working as an adjunct instructor for the state at the time of the injury. Fire instructor trainees found him unconscious in the basement of the academy's training facility shortly after he lit a fire the students were going in to extinguish. Sadly, Instructor/Captain Gallardy passed away this morning with his family by his side.

    Gallardy, who has been a member of the Altoona Fire Department for more than nine years, and has more than 30 years experience as a firefighter, was promoted to the position of captain in July. In an interview yesterday, Altoona Chief Santone referred to Gallardy as a "super firefighter who was one of the best in the business."

    PA. State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann has contacted the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health to be the lead on investigating the incident and they are expected to arrive in Lewistown today.
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    sad day...
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    Sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Captain Robert Gallardy.

    Rest in peace Brother

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    My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Captain Robert Gallardy on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the Altoona Fire Department.

    Rest in peace Captain Gallardy.


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    My condolences to the family and friends of Captain Robert Gallardy.

    Our thoughts and prayers are also with the Altoona Fire Department and Pennsylvania State Fire Academy. May he rest in peace!

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    May he rest in peace. A sad day indeed.

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    To the family and friends of Captain Robert Gallardy I extend my most sincere condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with the Altoona FD, the PA State Fire Academy, and the family and friends during this sorrowful time.

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    My prayers are with the family and the rest of the department. I know a couple of guys there and it was taken really bad and the Captain was hailed as a living legend in those parts.

    Condolences from the other Altoona Fire Department.
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    God bless, Rest in peace.

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    Rest In Peace Brother...such a tragedy..


    My deepest condolences to his family, freinds, department and county. Though I never knew him, it seems we have lost one of the best..
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    It sure is hard to loose one of your own members. I have a lot of compassion for this department. Having lost a few, I feel the hurt as well.


    Rest in Peace Brother.

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    Our thoughts and prayers will be with all those involved in this tragic incident.



    Rest In Peace, Brother
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