• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

FF LODD: W. Milford, NJ.

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Volunteer firefighter dies in West Milford house blaze
by Claire Heininger/The Star-Ledger
Sunday March 09, 2008, 6:34 PM

A veteran volunteer firefighter from West Milford collapsed while battling a fire today and was pronounced dead soon after at a local hospital, police said.

Raymond Barrett, 62, was on the scene of a house fire on Navajo Trail when he collapsed inside the building, police said. His firefighting colleagues performed CPR on the way to Chilton Memorial Hospital, but Barrett was pronounced dead shortly after 5 p.m., police said.

His exact cause of death was not immediately clear, police said.

No one else was injured in the blaze, which appeared to start in the home's attic and was called in by a neighbor at 2:49 p.m., police said. The home's residents were not there when the fire started, police said.

Police and friends said Barrett had been a volunteer firefighter for several decades.
 

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I just heard a NJ Fire Investigator on the state 800MHz said he was on his way there to investigate.

Not to critize, but was it a good decision to send a 62yr old man into a working structure fire?
 
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