Condolences to you and your department on your loss. As a former 15 year fire-rescue/EMS volunteer I can understand the difficult time his family -- and your department -- is in now. As the incident was happening, I texted a friend who is a Loudoun County firefighter just to make sure he and his father (also Loudoun County FD) were ok. He was there and said the scene was utter chaos.
Be MORE than safe out there.
Some of you have probably seen the reports of the tragedy that not only happened in my neighborhood (5 houses down!) but also struck my firefighter family last night.
Many of you may (or may not) know that I have been volunteering at the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company for the past 15 years.
Last night my wife and I were finishing our dinner when I noticed a dispatch on my cell phone for an outside gas leak just up the street from my house.
These are generally routine calls, however, last night was anything but normal.
Our crews arrived on scene to find an underground 500 gallon propane tank leaking. As they normally do, they request a hazardous materials response to assist with these types of calls.
Within seconds the home literally exploded. Our house shook like a plane crashed on it. I bolted out front and saw the huge plume of smoke and a fireball that was taller than the trees. I immediately knew what happened.
As a company photographer I grabbed my boots and my camera and bolted. I was there in less than 3 minutes after the blast. It was literally like a war zone.
We lost a brother last night. And 7 others from my fire company were severely injured. A few were released this morning, but others remain in the hospital. Please say a prayer for them all.....
I want to thank those of you that reached out to me this morning. You have no idea how much that means to me.
My wife and I, and our house are fine. We are devastated at the loss of our beloved friend firefighter Trevor Brown. And we are anxious to get the rest of our firefighters out of the hospital.
Please keep them all in your prayers....
Here is a local news story about the incident:
Huhu, finnaly i will join to xi after playing so many years on u svr. I like to play cod4 on svr1 and 2 and enjoy playing with u. My last clan dissolved years ago. My name is Lene, i live in germany and i'm 39 years old. If u have any question, i'll be happy to answer them. Greetings KissesForYou
Let start with your clan name?Ghostounet
Do you have any nicknames? Personal or in game? my other name in world of warcraft Neventer, Artac, Chamroll, Shadowkorn...
When and where were you born? 1985 at Villeneuve la garenne (west to paris)
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? veterinary or work with animals
Where have you lived? i lived at asnieres-sur-seine, chateauroux, toulouse, bouzy la foret and gien actually
What got you into gaming? cosmics, blues brothers, all age of empires, doom, unreal ... after cod battlefield wow ...
Your first game you played? Minesweeper on windows game lol
And what do you play now? call of 4 freezetag and wow
Why did you join XI? i search server with player and i see XI freezetag.... since then I've been playing with all these weird people xD
What do you get from being in this clan? i like this team for all country members and fun when we played all together
What is your favorite hobby? fishing, animals, discovery landscape and people
What is your favorite travel destination? i would like travel japan... maybe when i have the time for this and money ^^' ... i have my dad family in the west indies in the guadeloupe
Are you married? not married just "pacsé"* in french ^^(*to have registered a civil partnership)
Do you have children? yes, 2 child 1 girl 5years old and 1 boy 12years old the november 21st
What kind of pets do you have, if any? What are their names? wow i have a lot of animals lol cat = simba, feret = thalos
pogona = male shoto female nuts ,budgies = blue, big boss and shi, i lost my female lemon ....
gold fish = spiderman and commemoi and other fish "shubukin" outdoor no name for the moment
Are you a sports fan? If so, what is your favorite team? not sport fan ... or maybe rugby not favourite team ^^'
What causes are you passionate about? not causes ... just stop war in 2023 ... and animals helping
Do you volunteer? If so, where? i help a woman with parrot, i send nut for parrot. not really volunteer ....
What is an interesting fact about you? i'm not really interresting just i meet others person when i going in the market in the street in the restaurant and you have surprise sometimes
Have you continued your education past college or university with career development seminars or classes? What kind?
not great education, i have (in french) BEP electrotechnician, Formation with equivalent BEP for drive truck with drive licence and i have 1 years BTS electrotechnician i dislike school i think the best school is work and see directly with older
Did you know what profession you wanted to work in when you started college? not really wanted ...
Did you belong to any professional organizations? not at this moment
What is your current job title? trucker
Did you win any awards or recognitions during your education? it's difficult for translate this xD
but i have 1brevet des colleges (bepc), 2brevet d'étude professionnelles (BEP)
Where do you work? little society of transports in the middle france, I bring legumes to the Rungis market if you know.
What other job titles have you had in your career? order preparer, logistik, electrotechnician, trucker
Where else have you worked? lots of company with interim ^^'this time i work with durand transport
Why did you choose to work in your industry ? i like the road, travel meets others persons ...
How would you describe your career? i younger is not finish lol if i can i would like work with animals
What are some accomplishments you've achieved during your career? not really accomplished, my carreer is not finished lol
Describe a time that your career was rewarding? hum hum just when i became dad it's really the best time
If you could give a younger person career advice, what would it be? do what you want but unicorns don't exist
What is your favorite thing about your career or industry? i drive the beauty truck meet a lot of persons and diversity in the transport
What is a valuable lesson you learned in your career? nothing have ever acquired
What do you hope to accomplish in your career? i don't know lol
Are you involved in any professional/ non-profit/sports organizations? If so, do you have a title or rank within these organizations?
i not involved
What is your favorite sport? all sport just dislike dance is not for me lol
Do you play any sports? before gymnastic, ping pong, volley ball, street basket, roller, ...
If you were granted 1 wish, what would you wish for? peace in the world and fewer idiots on earth, just idiots in this clan
thank you for all people read my spotlight