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Firefighters shot while battling New York blaze

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Restless28, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. Rotn1


    Nov 12, 2007
    Unbelievable...... sets a trap to kill Firefighters who'se only sin is rushing into danger to help their fellow man.

    Dispicable and insane.
  2. *ASH*


    Jan 12, 2008
    prayers and thoughts to those who died and injured , very very sad :crying::crying:

    they released one of the 911 calls and you can hear one fire fighter say they were being fired on , seems to be an assault rifle . ofcourse not confirmed

    the guy killed himself . career criminal .

  3. MedicOni


    Nov 19, 2008
    Central NM
    Lets hope this doesn't give any more wackos any ideas. I don't want to run on my fellow Fire/EMS people... let alone get stuck in one of these myself. Scares me sometimes that the GF runs rescue in my county...

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    Last edited: Dec 24, 2012
  4. truetopath


    Nov 26, 2011
    As a volunteer firefighter about an hour away from this incident, I am shaken to the core. Who's safe anymore, if firefighters are getting shot trying to help others. My thoughts and prayers go out to my fallen brothers and their families during this most difficult time.

    Firefighters prayer:
    When I am called to duty, God
    Wherever flames may rage
    Give me strength to save a life
    Whatever be its age.
    Let me embrace a little child
    Before it is too late
    Or save an older person from
    The horror of that fate.
    Enable me to be alert
    And hear the weakest shout,
    and quickly and efficiently
    To put the fire out.
    I want to fill my calling
    To give the best in me,
    To guard my friend and neighbor
    And protect their property.
    And, if, according to your will,
    While on duty I must answer death’s call;
    Bless with your protecting hand
    My family, one and all.
  5. Kevin108

    Kevin108 HADOKEN!

    Mar 2, 2005
    Virginia Beach, VA
    That happens fairly regularly, at least firefighters being fired at because a gang banger needs his victim to expire and the meat wagon is wanting to take him away still breathing.
  6. cfrye11


    Nov 19, 2012
    Convicted killer strikes again . 62 year man kills again. In 1981 he killed his grandma served 17 years and was released to kill again.

    The story keeps getting worse

    molan labe
  7. BigAlE


    Oct 14, 2005
    Western NY
    So how'd this guy get his guns?
  8. havensal

    havensal Nozzle Jockey CLM

    Aug 14, 2003
    Western, NY
    This hits close to home in more ways than one! Prayers to the families.
    Here is a link to the radio transmissions between one of the shot firefighters and dispatch.


    Twists my stomach listening to that. A former member of our dept. moved up there a year ago or so. As far as I know he was not involved.
  9. ray9898


    May 29, 2001
    wow...what a tragedy. I know what the families, friends and their FF brothers are going through. RIP.

    On another note...gun owners are getting as bad as the anti's. Every time something happens does not mean is should immediately used as material for your agenda. There are times when respect and restraint is the correct path.

    This has nothing to do with NYC, the gun control in the city or the opinion of the mayor.
  10. That audio is terrifying!

    They were pinned down by a murdererer using what the Fire Officer described as an assault rifle.
  11. Random

    Random AtticRat

    May 27, 2001
    New Orleans
    Now see, THAT'S what I would expect. That makes sense to me. You show up to help. Someone on the scene doesn't want you to and things go TI. I've been drawn on by people wanting us to not help an injured party. I've had people try to threaten us for NOT helping an injured person when the scene wasn't safe yet. I had a guy 'strongly urge' me to not put a fire out. I've never been specifically pulled into a trap designed to target me. In all of those calls there was always an injured 3rd party. I was never a primary target. I doubt I would fare well in that kind of scenario. Don't know if I can switch gears that fast.
  12. Terrifying indeed. Can you imagine the thoughts they must have had while being pinned down? I'm sure one thought was whether they would be making it home to their families.

    Again, RIP guys. Crazy, man, crazy!
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  13. havensal

    havensal Nozzle Jockey CLM

    Aug 14, 2003
    Western, NY
    That's the scary part. With adrenaline running high, I don't know if I could even recognize the danger in time to protect those under my command. Another unnecessary risk I have to protect my firefighters from. Truly scary!! Maybe it's time I mount my AR next to my turnout bag. (Only half serious)
  14. Random

    Random AtticRat

    May 27, 2001
    New Orleans
    During Katrina there was a point where the Chief authorized everyone in the firehouse whose homes were still accessible to return home to retrieve their firearms. No one went home. 3 guys went out to their trucks. 2 guys just walked over to their lockers. Fire Chief /facepalm.
  15. oldman11


    Mar 1, 2012
    You may have been only half serious but I think you need to get "full serious". I am surprised that police didn't respond with firemen when they originally arrived.
  16. sourdough44


    Jul 23, 2007
    The shooter sounds like an felon with mental issues, a bad combination. Just crazy is all I can say.
  17. Just was on the local news that he was just released from prison for killing his grandmother. Apparently you only get 17 years for beating granny to death in this great state.
  18. havensal

    havensal Nozzle Jockey CLM

    Aug 14, 2003
    Western, NY
    In this area they secure the scene before we arrive, but only if there is any indication of safety issues. Otherwise they are there but we don't wait for them. It will cost lives and property if that changes after this.
  19. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Sandbox Refugee CLM

    May 1, 2006
    This side of a tombstone
    Damn, just damn. Prayers sent for the victis and families.