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    Default Forums, Typing, an Injured Firefighter and a Dead Firefighter

    When I think of these forums, and the "spirited debates" one of the things I think of is how so many people get the time to post as much as they do. That leads to typing, and makes me think of dispatchers. These folks have to be quite handy with this skill.

    Thinking of dispatchers caused me to think of one at my county's Public Safety Communications center. On the 30th, a young lady was working at Communications when the box was struck for the apartment fire at 7109 Donnell Place. First due companies found fire extending greatly from the terrace apartment up balconies and into the upper floors. The second alarm was quickly struck and then followed by a third alarm. When evacuation tones were sounded Firefighter Tim Ormerod, assigned to Company 27 (Morningside) somehow became separated from others and was briefly missing. While he was quickly found, he was found without his facepiece on and not breathing. Quickly removed, intubated and taken to MedStar, he was immediately listed in critical condition. Thankfully he improved, and is now in serious condition, still intubated.

    The young lady working at Communications is his fiance.

    On 28 May, Boston Firefighter David Middleton died of a heart attack after his shift. He had ten years in the job.
    He is survived by two children.

    He was 38 years old.
    I'm 38.

    Life is too, too short, and some of us will never realize this. Post what you like, whenever you like; its your perogative and I have nothing against it. But, sometimes, if you think about it, is the time spent arguing with faceless identities really worth it?

    If you want to type something, type a letter to a injured brother and his coworkers in Maryland, a grieving department in Boston, a gracious department in Minneapolis, a saddened department in Georgia or the next department that has a line of duty death. We know it will happen. It is only a matter of time.

    What do you want to do with yours?
    "If you put the fire out right in the first place, you won't have to jump out the window."
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    Rest in Peace


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    Excellent post.
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    and is willing to take command. Very often, that individual is crazy. - Dave Barry.

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    Well said BC. Well said.






    And ya, 39 here.
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    Makes you think...

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    Very well stated.
    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
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    Nice post BC.....

    P.S. I am also 38
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    Well said, makes u think
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    Bravo. Nice to find a bright light at the end of a lot of BS in the forums.
    Last edited by Chiefy; 05-31-2007 at 12:01 PM.

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    Nice perspective.
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    I have to agree: Great post
    Be SAFE!!! Go home when your shift is done and enjoy life.
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    Best Post Ever! Tim O is a friend of mine, we were also in the same academy class. He is doing much better now, although it will be a long recovery. Thanks for your thoughts and well wishes. By the by, Tim never stopped breathing, he was able to talk to the medics once he was pulled out.

    STAY SAFE

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    Quote Originally Posted by cap6888 View Post
    Best Post Ever! Tim O is a friend of mine, we were also in the same academy class. He is doing much better now, although it will be a long recovery. Thanks for your thoughts and well wishes. By the by, Tim never stopped breathing, he was able to talk to the medics once he was pulled out.

    STAY SAFE
    I wish him well and my thoughts and prayers go out to him, his family and the Brothers at the department.

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    Some people really need to read this.
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    bump, bump, bump!
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    Very very true - it's good to post information, and comments, and humour. But the nastiness that surface so often? A waste of that finite resource, time.

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