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  • #16
    My thoughts and prayers go out to FF Wolff's family, friends, and fellow brothers.

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    • #17
      On bahalf of the Fisher Ferry Volunteer Fire Department, and the other volunteer fire departments of Warren County, I wish the Lord's strenth upon the family, friends, and fellow firefighters of our fallen Brother. May God give him a special place in Heaven.
      2009 Warren County Firefighter of the Year

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      • #18
        I too know a few guys on Green bay and my heart stood still for a second wondering if it was someone I knew....Then I realized it didn't matter if I knew him or not. I had lost another Brother and my family all over the country was short one.

        Rest in Peace Brother Wolff.

        Fyredup
        Crazy, but that's how it goes
        Millions of people living as foes
        Maybe it's not too late
        To learn how to love, and forget how to hate

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        • #19
          On behalf of the Brothers and Sisters of the Marlborough Fire Department, our deepest condolences to the Wolff family and the Green Bay Fire Department.

          Rest in Peace Brother.
          ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
          Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

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          • #20
            RIP brother
            Last edited by dave29; 08-16-2006, 11:43 AM.
            Firefighter for Vestal 32-2

            American Red Cross Volunteer

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            • #21
              Deepest Sympathies to the family and colleagues of Ff Wolff
              Steve Dude
              IACOJ member
              www.fireservice.co.uk

              London Fire Brigade...."Can Do"


              'Irony'... It's a British thing.

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              • #22
                And this sad news...

                GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - The house fire that killed a veteran
                firefighter was apparently accidentally set, the fire department
                said Wednesday.
                Arnie Wolff, 55, was killed and his partner Jo Brinkley-Chaudoir
                was injured after they fell through the floor to flames below on
                Sunday. He had worked with the department for 17 years.
                Brinkley-Chaudoir, an 11-year-veteran, escaped through a
                basement window. She was treated for burns at a local hospital and
                released.
                Assistant Chief Don Phillips said Wednesday that the fire
                appeared to be accidental.
                "There were several electrical devices that could not be
                eliminated as a possible source of ignition," he said.
                The fire appeared to have started in the south half of the lower
                level of the home, he said.
                The first-floor joists were "rapidly compromised by the fire
                condition on the lower level," which allowed Wolff to fall through
                the floor, he said.
                Al Klimek, Brown County medical examiner, said toxicology tests
                were being conducted to determine how much carbon monoxide was in
                Wolff's system.
                Wolff was the first Green Bay firefighter to be killed while
                fighting a fire.
                Sixty-one years ago, Green Bay firefighter Art Christensen died
                from lingering injuries he sustained while fighting fires.




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                http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com
                Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
                Be Safe! Lookouts-Awareness-Communications-Escape Routes-Safety Zones

                *Gathering Crust Since 1968*
                On the web at www.section2wildfire.com

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                • #23
                  Rest in peace brother. You will not be forgotten.
                  K-9 hunt, the ultimate challange.
                  EVERYONE GOES HOME
                  IACOJ

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                  • #24
                    GOD Bless you Brother and Family and GBFD.

                    Never Forgotten!

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                    • #25
                      Rest In peace Lt. Wolff
                      IAFF-IACOJ PROUD

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                      • #26
                        A fitting Tribute...a final goodbye

                        GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Hundreds of people attended a funeral for
                        a fallen Green Bay firefighter on Friday while hundreds of
                        firefighters from around the country stood in uniform outside to
                        pay their respects.
                        Green Bay Fire Lt. Arnie Wolff, 55, was killed last Sunday and
                        his partner was injured after the pair plunged through a floor to a
                        burning basement while battling a house fire. He had worked for the
                        department for 17 years.
                        On Friday, 850 people attended a funeral Mass at St. Bernard
                        Catholic Church. Outside, 800 firefighters in dress uniforms from
                        at least 126 different agencies stood in rank and file in the
                        parking lot.
                        Wolff went from being anonymous to becoming a hero, said Father
                        David Pleier, though he was also remembered for being a parent of
                        three, a husband, a soccer coach and a paramedic.
                        "He simply had a gift and used it," Pleier said. "He
                        recognized that the call to heroism was extended to him and he
                        answered the call. Arnie, thanks for saying yes."
                        Mary Wolff, wearing her husband's wedding band on a chain on her
                        neck, says she feels peace.
                        "I think this gives me strength," she said, fingering her
                        necklace. "I just feel very calm and at peace. My son said, 'I
                        feel so good. I'm so proud of dad."'
                        Friends and colleagues placed mementos on the altar, such as
                        soccer balls, keys to Wolff's Mazda Miata, and one of his helmets.
                        During the Mass, Wolff's family received his Medal of Valor, the
                        department's highest commendation, and his lieutenant's bars. He
                        had been posthumously promoted on Thursday.
                        Mary Wolff would have celebrated her 27th wedding anniversary
                        with her husband Friday. She said the attention from the
                        brotherhood of firefighters was overwhelming but welcomed.
                        "To see the 'Sea of Blue' and everyone is so at attention and
                        so professional was amazing," Wolff said.
                        Wolff's casket was taken from the church on Green Bay Fire
                        Engine No. 5. to his station. A walking procession of firefighters
                        in dress uniforms, several hundred members of the community and 150
                        fire trucks followed. Then a traditional fire service began, with
                        Wolff's partner, Jo Brinkley-Chaudoir, ringing a bell to signify
                        the end of Wolff's tour of duty. She fell through the floor with
                        Wolff and escaped through a basement window. She suffered hip and
                        rib fractures.
                        Wolff's family was presented with the flag that covered his
                        casket and his helmet.
                        Fire Chief Jeff Stauber said it was tough to lose a firefighter
                        but he appreciated the community's response.
                        "The community support is so important to our firefighters to
                        know that the community understands the loss that they've felt,"
                        Stauber said.
                        Tom Gentile, a New York City firefighter, attended the ceremony,
                        saying he wanted to pay his respects.
                        "Firefighters are willing to come from far, far away for
                        someone that you don't even know," he said. "You don't know their
                        family, you don't know their friends, but you just do it."
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                        Information from: Green Bay Press-Gazette,
                        http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com
                        Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
                        Be Safe! Lookouts-Awareness-Communications-Escape Routes-Safety Zones

                        *Gathering Crust Since 1968*
                        On the web at www.section2wildfire.com

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                        • #27
                          rest in peace brother, rest in peace
                          First in, Last out, nobody left behind.....

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                          • #28
                            Update

                            Report suggests new firefighter safety measures in Green Bay
                            GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - A new report by federal investigators
                            makes four recommendations to improve the safety of Green Bay
                            firefighters in the aftermath of the death of a colleague.
                            The report, obtained by the Green Bay Press-Gazette, comes just
                            before the one-year anniversary of Lt. Arnie Wolff's death and has
                            not yet been released publicly by the National Institute for
                            Occupational Safety and Health.
                            Wolff, 55, was killed Aug. 13, 2006, while fighting a house fire
                            on Green Bay's east side after he and his partner fell through the
                            home's first floor and landed in the basement. Wolff's partner
                            survived.
                            The federal report recommends that the city's fire department:
                            -Conduct pre-incident planning and inspections of buildings to
                            develop safe fire ground strategies and tactics.
                            -Use thermal imaging cameras during the initial assessment and
                            search phases of a fire.
                            -Ensure firefighters are trained to recognized the danger of
                            operating above a fire and identify buildings constructed with
                            trusses.
                            -Suggests that municipalities, building code officials and local
                            authorities consider modifying building codes to require that
                            lightweight trusses are protected with a fire barrier on the top
                            and bottom.
                            Green Bay Assistant Fire Chief Don Phillips said the department
                            has pre-fire planning for many structures in the city and maintains
                            a computer database.
                            But the city does not collect information about individual
                            residences, he said.
                            The department has thermal imaging cameras, but the devices are
                            obsolete, bulky and often under repair, he said. Plans are in the
                            works to buy seven new cameras.
                            The department also has increased its focus on the hazards of
                            lightweight construction after Wolff's death, and lobbied for
                            building codes to be strengthened, Phillips said. The home that
                            burned in the blaze used engineered wood and other modern
                            materials.
                            The final federal report is expected to be made public later
                            this week.
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                            Information from: Green Bay Press-Gazette,
                            http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com
                            Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
                            Be Safe! Lookouts-Awareness-Communications-Escape Routes-Safety Zones

                            *Gathering Crust Since 1968*
                            On the web at www.section2wildfire.com

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                            • #29
                              This is not what it seem. I won't comment for my Green Bay brothers but this is crap.

                              A fire department has no authority to enter or enforce any codes in residential dwellings. We can come in if we are invited but cannot enforce. More to follow.
                              Jason Knecht
                              Firefighter/EMT
                              Township Fire Dept., Inc.
                              Eau Claire, WI

                              IACOJ - Director of Cheese and Whine
                              http://www.cheddarvision.tv/
                              EAT CHEESE OR DIE!!

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                              • #30
                                condolences to the families and friends.may he rest in peace.god bless.
                                "sauver ou périr"

                                "courage et dévouement"

                                2 french mottoes in french fire service.

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