All,
Here is the full radio traffic leading up to, and following the MAYDAY:
-Emergency Traffic followed with start of Mayday at 7:38
-Roof Evacuation at 7:59
-Mayday followed with PAR at 8:13

HERE is the entire audio:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdzSbV2wNWI  


STATUS OF THE MEMBERS: 

Last reports are that the LAFD Firefighters who are still in the hospital are all making steady progress. Of the injuries, the burns are tough as one Firefighter is suffering severe burns, with the balance being less critical, but serious.

==MAYDAY WITH FIREFIGHTER DOWN IN INDIANA

A crew of Topeka (between South Bend & Fort Wayne) Volunteer Firefighters were conducting “interior operations” in the attic of a restaurant when fire flashed, there was a partial collapse that cut off the Firefighter’s escape. The Firefighters called for help and crews were able to pull the ceiling and remove them. One of the Firefighters was hospitalized in Indianapolis.  The restaurant building had been experiencing electrical issues and an electrician had been called in before the fire started.

==NEW JERSEY VETERAN FIREFIGHTER DIES FROM COVID-19

We regret the delay in passing on to you that 60-year Mountain Lakes Firefighter, Chief John Von Sternberg, 79, died on May 7 from complications of the coronavirus. He as an active member and was a past Chief. Our condolences to all those affected. Rest in Peace. 

==AN EMS WEEK REMINDER:

10 YEAR OLD GIRL-CAR CRASH VICTIM-“YOUR” PATIENT STATUS:

While this is a media report, it’s another reminder of just how critical a full “without question” patient assessment is-no matter what.

An ambulance was called to a Wyoming crash scene…a short time later, the ambulance left with no patients inside….the trooper on scene shut down the highway while they waited for the coroner to arrive. Nearly an hour went by while the “assumed to be DOA patient” -the 10 year old little girl continued to lay upside down, hanging from her seat belt.


Then, the unthinkable happened.

The dispatcher called for the ambulance to return saying: “My trooper on-scene needs the ambulance back there as soon as possible. They’re getting a pulse on one of those that we thought were dead.” The coroner found a pulse on at around 1:30 AM – more than an hour after the crash was first reported in at 12:07 AM, The coroner wrote in his report that he, “noticed bubbles coming from her mouth and nose.”

One of the Firefighters on scene documented in his report: “Rolled her in to body bag, and noticed she was breathing. It would take EMS roughly 30 minutes to get back to the scene.

HERE”S THE ENTIRE STORY:

https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/investigations/a-colorado-mother-says-paramedics-took-away-her-daughters-chance-to-live-after-a-tragic-crash

==TIME TO TAKE A SHORT BREAK From PowerArc:

Chapter 44 : The Berman Buckskin Co. Fire in Minneapolis 1969 (3 minutes)

https://youtu.be/ap2we574KYw  An 80 x 120 4 story brick with heavy fire…note the bunker gear and the steel bottles on the SCBA’s)

Take care. be Careful. Pass it On.

BillyG

The Secret List 5/18/2020-2027 Hours

www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com