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    Default News Reports: Firefighter down in florida

    Fox news is currently reporting "a firefighter is down" at the scene of a plane crash in a residential area near Orlando. Lets hope for the best.

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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,288784,00.html



    SANFORD, Fla. At least three people were hurt after a small plane crashed into a suburban Orlando neighborhood Tuesday, sparking at least two house fires.

    FOX affiliate WOFL reported that two of the injured were from inside a home.

    Click here to read MyFoxOrlando's report.

    The plane was reportedly a Cessna 310, which can seat up to six people.

    A spokeswoman for the Sanford Police Department said at least three people were injured.

    Authorities did not immediately release further details on the crash at the Preserves at Lake Monroe subdivision here, but video footage showed smoke rising from the neighborhood and firefighters dousing homes in water.

    This is a breaking news story. Please refresh for updates.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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    Wow! That is my uncle's new neighborhood!

    Well, Luckly not his street.

    Says a firefighter was treated for chest pain.
    Small Plane Crashes Into Sanford Homes


    POSTED: 8:42 am EDT July 10, 2007
    UPDATED: 9:49 am EDT July 10, 2007


    A small plane crashed into two Seminole County homes on Tuesday sparking a fire.

    It happened at the Preserves at Lake Monroe subdivision along Wilson Bay Court, WESH 2 News reported.

    At least three people were critically injured, and two helicopters were called to transport the victims to local hospitals, Sanford Police Department spokeswoman Cleo Cohen said.


    At least one firefighter was also treated for chest pains. A search is continuing for several other victims inside the homes.

    The plane was a Cessna 310 enroute from Daytona Beach to Lakeland when it declared an emergency. It crashed about 2 miles north-northwest of Orlando-Sanford International Airport and was registered to Competitor Liaison Bureau Inc. of Daytona Beach, Federal Aviation Administration representative Kathleen Bergen said.

    Video from Chopper 2 showed two homes were gutted by the crash and fire. A third home was also damaged. Multiple fire engines are at the scene working to extinguish the flames.

    An evacuation was ordered along Wilson Bay Court, Cohen said.

    The subdivision is located along Riverview and Narcissus avenues. The homes inthe subdivision are only a few years old, reports indicated.

    Stay with WESH 2 News and WESH.com for further details.
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    OK, this is all over the news, and I will try to update with relevant info as much as I can..
    The downed Brother apparantly lives close to the two houses that were on fire, and as he ran towards the fire, (he was off duty, no turnouts, SCBA , etc) he was informed that there were children trapped. He saved one, but, unfortunatly, was unable to return to go after the second one. The saved child was airlifted to ORMC along with another burn victim, and the injured Brother was transported by ground, to Central Fla Regional, with minor injuries, and smoke inhalation.
    It sounds like a very tragic story here. My thoughts and prayers are with the injured Brother, the family who has lost everything, and the two people killed in the plane.

    Info to follow as reported, and relevant.
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    Default update 1130 hours

    The injured Brother has burns and smoke inhalation. Multiple reports say he had bunker gear, used it, and rescued a 10 year old boy, and his father.
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    According to the Fire Chief the FF's name is Ryan Collins, 30 yoa. He is going to be ok. He was reportedly standing in his front yard whenit happened, then doned his bunker gear and started work. He got one father out then went back in and found the 10 yr old boy (Being flown to Shriners Hospital in Cincinati). He then went to the next house looking for others before he was forced out by smoke and high heat. Go to WESH.com for full report.

    What a job the firefighter did. One hell of a guy to say the least.

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    Sounds like a great job by FF Collins
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    Lets hope the ff is ok.Any type of update?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dday05 View Post
    Lets hope the ff is ok.Any type of update?
    dday05 I just check the web site and the only news I could find is they are asking for blood donations due to this incident and that the pilot is still in the wreckage. The FF's Chief had stated earlier that B. Collins was going to be OK.

    T.J.

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    Last checked, 5 dead with 3 adults and 2 children among the deceased, 3 hospitalized with critical burns, including the little one who is being flown to Cincy. Brother Collins, and one other hospitalized with smoke inhalation, and chest pains.
    Right now, it seems the media is focusing the attention on the fact the pilot was the husband of a NASCAR official, not on the families, and the heros.
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    Default UPDATE at 1505

    http://cfnews13.com/

    you can watch video, and listen live
    They have had the best coverage of it, IMO
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    Hey guys. I am from seminole county, and work and am in paramedic school with all these guys in this area. The firefighter who rescued that young child was from the Lake Mary Fire Department. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. I was in class when this happened, about 2-3 miles away, and you could see the smoke from as far as altamonte springs (for those familiar with this area). Again please keep the Lake Mary Fire Department, all the brothers from SCFD and SFD, and the families in your prayers.

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    I was just driven to tears, hearing about the plight of the burned boy. They are getting ready to transfer him to the Shriners Burn Center in Cincy, and the spokesman for the Shriners was quoted as saying, " his care will cost millions of dollars, and last decades. We will be with him, paying for every single penny of it."

    God bless the boy and family, and all affected.
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    also guys, it is firefighter Ryan Cooper, from the Lake Mary Fire department.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PyroPat View Post
    also guys, it is firefighter Ryan Cooper, from the Lake Mary Fire department.
    Pat; this is the story to go along with the name.

    http://www.wftv.com/news/13656801/detail.html

    Off-Duty Firefighter At Sanford Crash Scene Called Hero

    POSTED: 5:04 pm EDT July 10, 2007

    SANFORD, Fla. -- One of the eyewitnesses to Tuesday's fiery crash became a rescuer. Ryan Cooper, an off-duty Lake Mary firefighter and paramedic, raced into action as soon as he saw the impact.

    Cooper grabbed his firefighting gear and was able to save his neighbor and his neighbor's son, before he was overcome by smoke. But, he was unable to save another child, in the house.

    Cooper, who was in stable condition Tuesday afternoon, had everything with him except his breathing apparatus and that's why doctors want to watch him. He inhaled smoke and jet fuel fumes.

    Hero is the word those closest to Cooper would use to describe him, and they know he did all he could to save his neighbors, but he wouldn't say the same of himself.

    Cooper had just finished up a shift for a fellow firefighter when he became an eyewitness to tragedy. He saw an airplane crash into his neighbor's house. That's when, Cooper's chief said, the firefighter grabbed his gear and headed inside of a home already in flames.

    "He was able to bring the father out and one of the children out of the home. He continued to search in that home. Without his air pack, he couldn't get to the second floor where the plane impacted," explained Chief Craig Haun, Lake Mary Fire Rescue.

    Nor could Cooper reach a second child who was in the house. But, before he was finally overcome by smoke and fumes, Cooper searched through a second house searching for survivors.

    "He's a great guy. There's not a guy in the department that wouldn't put his life in their hands or the lives of their children. He's a great asset to our company, without a doubt," said Devin Chapman, Lake Mary Fire Rescue.

    Cooper is expected to make a full recovery. At one point, Tuesday, sources said he was on a respirator.

    Tuesday, there was a lot of support shown for him, not just from his own family and friends, but his fellow co-workers, as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLSboy View Post
    Last checked, 5 dead with 3 adults and 2 children among the deceased, 3 hospitalized with critical burns, including the little one who is being flown to Cincy. Brother Collins, and one other hospitalized with smoke inhalation, and chest pains.
    Right now, it seems the media is focusing the attention on the fact the pilot was the husband of a NASCAR official, not on the families, and the heros.
    The media is a joke... My thoughts to all the families who are dealing with this tragic situation. And my thoughts go out to the 2 injured firefighters.

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