Go Back   CALIFORNIA FIREFIGHTER.com- The California Fire Service Network > SECONDARY SECTION > IN MEMORY OF CALIFORNIA'S FALLEN

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-30-2009, 23:56
CAFF.com's Avatar
CAFF.com CAFF.com is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: California
Posts: 1,375
Default LODD- Arnaldo "Arnie" Quinones, Los Angeles County Fire Department



One of them had two sons who were college age. The other was weeks away from meeting his first child.
Yesterday, both joined the mournful pantheon of firefighters who have paid the ultimate price to protect families like those they leave behind.

On Sunday, Los Angeles Fire Captain Tedmund "Ted" Hall and Specialist Arnaldo "Arnie" Quinones gave their lives trying to protect dozens of others from a terrifying burnover, during a fierce battle with the Station Fire.

Brothers Hall and Quinones were working together in a backfiring operation, performing structure protection in support of Fire Camp 16, which was threatened by the onrushing flames. About a dozen fire and corrections personnel and over 50 inmate firefighters were trapped by the fast-moving flames. As they desperately sought escape for their people in the heavy smoke and limited visibility, their vehicle fell off an embankment into the flames.

Brother Hall was 47 years old, with 26 years on the job. Brother Quinones was 35, with eight years of service. Hall was married with two sons. Quinones was married and expecting his first child within three weeks.

Both were veterans of Fire Camp duty -- Hall was the Camp 16 superintendent, and Quinones was a foreman. "Ted was always stepping up for a leadership role," said John Bishop, a board member of L.A. County Firefighters Local 1014. "He was all about getting it right, and he was always looking out for his crew."

Bishop worked closely with Hall for several years, said Hall had actively sought advancement, and had built Camp 16 into a cohesive unit. Quinones, said Bishop, was an extremely popular among his peers, and had worked in the fire camp for about three years. "He was extremely well-liked, and well-respected," said Bishop. "A genuinely nice guy."



__________________
- OUR DISCLAIMER- The views and opinions posted on this website are solely those of the original authors, news source or registered members. These views and opinions do not represent those of Californiafirefighter.com (CAFF.com), Admin, their advertisers or any associated companies or vendors.
- OUR EMAIL- californiafirefighter@hotmail.com
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-02-2009, 07:01
BigDaddyFire BigDaddyFire is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,379
Default Re: LODD- Arnaldo "Arnie" Quinones, Los Angeles County Fire Department

Very sad...thanks admin for getting this posted.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-30-2010, 13:55
csmjr91090 csmjr91090 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 20
Default Re: LODD- Arnaldo "Arnie" Quinones, Los Angeles County Fire Department

It's been 1 year today....RIP FF Quinones.........Never Forget 8/30/09 @ Camp 16
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-08-2010, 12:51
Snyper75 Snyper75 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 2
Send a message via Yahoo to Snyper75
Default Re: LODD- Arnaldo "Arnie" Quinones, Los Angeles County Fire Department

R.I.P. Brave Men.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-29-2010, 18:54
Turn2 Turn2 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Riverside
Posts: 9
Default Re: LODD- Arnaldo "Arnie" Quinones, Los Angeles County Fire Department

Hard times
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-30-2018, 21:11
CAFF.com's Avatar
CAFF.com CAFF.com is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: California
Posts: 1,375
Default Re: LODD- Arnaldo "Arnie" Quinones, Los Angeles County Fire Department

Today we remember...







__________________
- OUR DISCLAIMER- The views and opinions posted on this website are solely those of the original authors, news source or registered members. These views and opinions do not represent those of Californiafirefighter.com (CAFF.com), Admin, their advertisers or any associated companies or vendors.
- OUR EMAIL- californiafirefighter@hotmail.com
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:12.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.