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03-08-2007, 12:13 PM #1
Bronx 3 alarm Fire
What a shame. That is one of the saddest stories to see so much devastion. It is a tragedy when people die in a fire, but when its children, it just isn't right. God bless them and all of their families.
03-08-2007, 07:31 PM #2
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03-08-2007, 08:35 PM #3
8 Kids 1 adult including 6 month old twins my heart and prays to the family
03-08-2007, 09:22 PM #4
03-08-2007, 09:48 PM #5
This was horrible. Watch the videos on CNN.com. Worst fire in terms of casualties since 1990 (excluding 9/11)All posts are my own. Neither my posts nor anything in those posts represent my department. The factual correctness of any information I post is not guaranteed.
03-09-2007, 08:08 AM #6
$10 for a smoke detector... 3 bux for a pack of batteries... Do Work ..
03-09-2007, 10:59 AM #7
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RIP...They the last fire this bad was the Happyland Fire....
03-09-2007, 11:28 AM #8
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- Mar 2006
- The back of the rig behind the ladder
first of all it's a shame this happened but hopefully it will open peoples eyes!
1- keep doors closed
2- put/replace batteries in smoke detectors
3- CALL THE FIRE DEPT FIRST!!!!!! then your husband
4- don't leave space heaters unattended!!!!
this tragedy could have been prevented if not then not as bad if any one of the 4 above things were done.
J.M. trained and approved!
For whatever reason you weren't called GET OVER IT!!!!
03-09-2007, 05:59 PM #9
All this heroism and tragedy being reported on the TV... terrible incident, brothers did a great job, but who is leaving everyone out again?? Dispatchers.
No one would have gone there if it wasnt for them.My posts are mine and do not represent my dept
03-09-2007, 09:01 PM #10
a true hero knows he/she does a good job and dosent feel the need to be recognized. all of us in the emergency services appreciates you guys
03-10-2007, 03:18 AM #11
there was a story in the post where one of the fireman that was at the fire stated if they had a tower ladder they could have rescued some of these people. the tower ladder that should have been 1st due to that box was previously asigned to another job being the reason that all they had was the stick. this fireman asked to be annonamous
03-10-2007, 01:53 PM #12Originally Posted by LB62FD
Anyone else have an obvious question/observation ringing in their head : You cant rescue people with the stick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ??????????????????.. Do Work ..
03-10-2007, 01:55 PM #13
03-10-2007, 04:24 PM #14
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- 6th battalion
RIP. very sad. my prayers are with them and the family.Cancel the Engine, The Trucks Got It.
03-10-2007, 06:20 PM #15
RIp what a shame worst fataility fire in over a decadeShow me the Tiller
Support OUR TROOPS!
9-11-01 NEVER FORGET
"This plan is so perfect, it's retarded"-Peter Griffin
03-11-2007, 03:51 PM #16
I overheard someone talking about the Yankees paying for the funerals... Any truth to that?
03-11-2007, 04:37 PM #17
Yes Bruce, in yesterday's New York Post and Daily News, George Steinbrenner and the New York Yankees are paying to fly the bodies back to the victims home country of Africa, and to receive the proper burial when there. I was unable to find the story online, maybe someone else can, but this definetly shows that the boss does somewhere in there have a heart, contrary to what all you yankee haters may think..Steinbrenner and the Yankees definetly get an ATTA BOY for stepping up during this tragedy...My opinions and postings are MINE and MINE alone, and unless otherwise noted or specified, they do not reflect my Department,Company,Employer or Battalion..
"Remember: Politician's are like Diapers. They Should be Changed Often, and for the same reasons!"-Robin Williams
03-11-2007, 10:06 PM #18
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Tragic Bronx Blaze Claims 10th Victim
NEW YORK (1010 WINS)
1010 WINS VIDEO: Grief and Sympathy for Fire Families
Word of the Friday night fatality at Lincoln Hospital came just two days before Monday's funeral of the other nine victims of the blaze — three of Asimi's siblings, her mother and five cousins. The other five children belonged to the Magassa family, which shared the three-story brick home with the Soumares.
The girl's death was attributed to complications due to smoke inhalation, said Ellen Borakove, spokeswoman for the city medical examiner. The blaze was New York City's deadliest since 1990's Happy Land fire that killed 87 people in the Bronx.
One of Moussa Mougassa's surviving childre told the New York Post that he escaped the fire by jumping out a window, but he was unable to offer any assistance to those trapped inside the home.
"I wanted to help them, but there was too much smoke. I didn't know if they were out already," the 15-year-old said in an account reported Saturday.
His father flew home Friday to tragedy, but also to emotional and financial support from a closely knit community of Malian immigrants. Many turned out for a prayer service Friday and collected more than $21,000 to help the families, said Cheick Sidi Diarra, Mali's ambassador to the United Nations.
A taxi driver group was also collecting donations, and New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner volunteered to cover the cost of the funerals. The blaze occurred just blocks from Yankee Stadium.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city had also offered financial and other assistance to the families. Magassa and Mamadou Soumare met with Bloomberg and Abdoulaye Diop, Mali's ambassador to the United States, for the prayer service Friday.
Like many immigrants, Magassa and Soumare "came to the United States to pursue the great American dream," Bloomberg said after their meeting. "And (they) now find themselves sharing a great American tragedy with us."
A funeral for all nine victims was set for Monday in the Bronx. The five victims from the Magassa family will be buried in New Jersey on Monday, while the Soumares will be flown to Mali for burial.
03-12-2007, 08:35 AM #19
i wasnt going to post anything regarding the comment about a stick, but yes you most certainly can rescue people using a stick if you get it into the right position its been done many times before.
like it was already said the first due tower ladder (TL44) was at a 2nd alarm at Richman Plaza
busy night in Bronx & Harlem
...thoughts and prayers to the family...13 the engine, send up another can!
03-12-2007, 11:17 AM #20
If its true then my hat goes off to George Steinbrenner and the New York Yankees
03-12-2007, 09:47 PM #21
I would rather see them pay for aid instead of the funerals, but it's still a nice gesture and good deed from the yankees (i'll still root against them though)All posts are my own. Neither my posts nor anything in those posts represent my department. The factual correctness of any information I post is not guaranteed.
03-12-2007, 11:29 PM #22
One thing that really gets to me is that the politicians showed up.... people die in fires everyday because there isnt 10 of them its not that bad???? and what about all the soldiers that made the supreme sacrifice (FOR OUR COUNTRY) why arent they there? god rest there souls but eff the politicians...
03-13-2007, 12:28 AM #23Originally Posted by BruceAll posts are my own. Neither my posts nor anything in those posts represent my department. The factual correctness of any information I post is not guaranteed.
03-13-2007, 12:30 AM #24
ummmmmmm no comment that would lead to a political debate...nevermind
03-13-2007, 12:45 AM #25
Yeah probably opening up a can of worms in the wrong place. Either way I'll agree with you, politicians suck and they only show up when they can get a good photo op.
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