Firefighting is built on passing down knowledge and traits to our newer firefighters. After a fire yesterday in @cityofgardengrove we taught a new firefighter how to perform negative pressure ventilation utilizing a fog nozzle out of a window. #training #chiefmiller #cafirefighters #californiafirefighter #firefighters_daily #teaching
Last night your #ocfirefighters responded to a water treatment plant in #yorbalinda after several employees were exposed to sulfuric acid while conducting routine maintenance on a pipe system. All patients were treated and our Hazardous Materials Response Team worked with company officials to mitigate the situation. #hazmat #oc #ocliving #oclifestyle #orangecounty #firefighters #hazmatnation
In January 2020, let’s “Resolve to Evolve” to end firefighter occupational cancer Today we are honoring OCFA Fire Captain Mark Raymond Danielson Hired: July 1974: Retired: February 23, 2015 (40 years) Mark began his career in the Fire Service, when he was hired by the California Department of Forestry, Orange Ranger Unit, in July of 1974. Mark transitioned to the Orange County Fire Department on May 6th, 1980. Mark progressed through the ranks as a Firefighter, Fire Apparatus Engineer and Fire Captain. During his forty-year career, Mark always stayed busy and engaged in the fire service, from being an instructor with the Paid Call Firefighter and Engineer academies to a Technical Rescue Training Instructor. But one of the things that Mark was best known for, was his Logistics background and work with Incident Management Teams and the FEMA Urban Search & Rescue Program. Mark was one of the founding members of the Orange County Fire Department Urban Search and Rescue Program in the early 1990’s. He was instrumental in establishing the departments first Urban Search and Rescue unit. His passion for US&R continued with the formation of FEMA US&R California Task Force Five. At the Federal Level, Mark became heavily involved and relied upon with his background and expertise in Logistics. Mark spent countless hours locally and traveling across the country developing the FEMA US&R Program as we know it today. Mark served countless years deployed across the country supporting the FEMA US&R Program as a Logistics Section Chief for the FEMA Incident Support Teams. Some of his more notable deployments include responses to; Oklahoma bombing of the Alfred P Murrah Federal Building, California Floods of 1998, Hurricane George, 9/11 Terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Hurricane Katrina, and Hurricane Rita. Mark was diagnosed with prostate cancer on December 3, 2003. Mark underwent radiation treatment and was able to return to full duty. Eleven years later, the cancer returned, and Mark continued treatment and fight the disease that attacked his body. Mark lost the battle and passed away on February 19, 2019. He is
This afternoon a man had doused himself with gasoline and was contemplating on ending his life by setting himself on fire. Your #ocfirefighters assisted @santaana_pd with an offensive tactical water stream preventing the man from ending his life. We look to accomplish public safety through our mission driven culture. #santaana #police #endoflife #savinglives #abc7eyewitness #ktla5news #fox11news #orangecounty #chiefmiller #californiafirefighter
Your #ocfirefighters took the Gold Medal at the annual SoCal Firefighters Softball Tournament. All winnings were donated plus additional individual donations were made to #axeals a LA City Firefighter diagnosed with ALS disease. Job well done men! #axeals #softball #family #sports #team #hardwork #athlete
In January 2020, let's Resolve to Evolve and eliminate firefighter occupational cancers. Today we honor OCFA Firefighter John Lawrence Hired: 11/7/80: Separation: 3/27/12 John Lawrence illness history Malignant Melanoma John knew he wanted to be a fireman ever since was a child. He was practically a kid, when hired onto the Orange County Fire Department at the age of 19. He was assigned at Stations 44, 15, 42, and spent the latter part of his 32-year career at John Wayne Airport Crash Fire Rescue, where he could combine his two passions for firefighting and flying. John was often envied as the guy who flew to work, practically taxiing to the front door of his station. John was diagnosed with melanoma in 2008. It metastasized to his brain in 2011 and he lost the battle on 3/14/13.