L-O-D-D: FDNY FF William N Tolley

We send our sincere sympathies and prayers to the Tolley and FDNY Families, his friends and to the communities whom were touched by Firefighter Tolley. – Editor


Firefighter William N. Tolley, 42, was a 14-year member of the FDNY who was killed in the Line-of-Duty on April 20, 2017.

Courtesy of NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Office

FF Tolley, was assigned to Ladder 135 with the FDNY in Queens.  He was with the Fire Department for the last 14 years.

He died while working on the rooftop of a 5- story building while fire crews were fighting a 2-alarm fire in Queens.  It was reported that he fell from the rooftop.  He was transported a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and passed away.

He is survived by his wife, Marie and his daughter, Isabella.


FF Tolley was the 1147th Firefighter to sacrifice his life to the FDNY where he served his communities.


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The NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio had posted several statements over Twitter.  This is what he had stated:

William Tolley was a 14-year veteran of the FDNY dedicated to protecting others. Like all of the FDNY, he put his life on the line everyday.

Everyone is in shock and grief. To William’s family, we not only stand by you today but in the weeks and years ahead.

Our hearts go out today to the members of the FDNY, especially the members of Ladder 135 in Ridgewood.” NY Mayor

As a mark of respect for William Tolley, a 14-year veteran of the FDNY who lost his life in the line of duty on April 20, 2017, flags shall be lowered to half-staff, effective immediately, by order of the Mayor of the City of New York, Bill de Blasio.

The men and women of the FDNY lost one of their own today. This city lost one of our bravest. Rest In peace, William Tolley.

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Sawmill Fire | California | Update 2

Sonoma, California

UPDATED @ 1800 hours PDT


Start Date/Time:   The fire started 9/25/2016 @ 1050 hours

Location:   Off Big Geysers Road and Geysers Resort Road, 10 miles E of Cloverdale  in Sonoma County, California.

Fuels:   Heavy fire fuels with areas of grass and pockets of oak woodlandThey are dried out due to the last 5 years, due to drought conditions.

Size Up:  1500 acres. 20% contained.

Cause:  Under investigation.

Current Conditions:   Overnight forward progress slowed by firefighters whom are also working inside the perimeter.

Weather: Temps are in the 100’s with low RH.


Fire:  463 personnel.  36 engines. 13 crews. 4 helicopters. 10 dozers. 2 water tenders.

Cooperating Partners:  CAL PINE, Napa County Fire, Cloverdale FPD, Geyserville FPD, Healdsburg FD, Windsor FPD, Sonoma and Lake County Sheriff’s Office, CA Highway Patrol, CA Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Additional resources:  are on order.


Evacuations:  For the residents of Geysers.  Structures are currently threatened

Shelter:  Red Cross Shelter has closed.


Closures:  Geysers Road at Pine Mountain Road.


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Fire Breaks out in Ouachita National Forest

We reported one post ago about another human-caused wildfire that broke out crossing over one state into another. The Five Mile Fire, also a human-caused fire broke out on the Ouachita National Forest on February 15, 2016, starting around 1500 Hours.

The incident location is pinpointed to 15 miles NW Eagletown, Oklahoma and has scorched 650 acres of National Forest prestine land.  The cause is unknown and the U.S. Forest Service  fire incident is under investigation.

There are 21 fire personnel attached to the incident. They have successfully been able to contain the fire to a 40% status.  However, the fire is burning in Timber and Hardwood litter and understory.  It is said to have moderate backing, flanking and running.

Plans by fire crews to set dozer and handlines and burnout fuels between fire and lines.  The fire activity is expected to be minimal.

There are currently no reports of injuries or property being impacted at the time of this post.

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