News >> Browse Articles

Browse Fallen Firefighter Articles

  • Rate

    Firefighter Down: David Hunsinger, Jr.

    Firefighter Down: David Hunsinger, Jr.
    Name: David Hunsinger, Jr. Rank: Firefighter Age: 24 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 7+ Date of Incident: 04/07/2011 Time of Incident: 1745hrs Date of Death: 04/07/2011 Fire Department: Tar Heel Rural Volunteer Fire Department Address: 269 Tar Heel Ferry RD, PO Box 189, Tar Heel, NC 28392 Fire Department Chief: David Hunsinger, Sr. Fire Department POC: Assistant Chief Robert ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
  • Rate

    Fallen Firefighter: Thomas Shields

    Fallen Firefighter: Thomas Shields
    Age: 42 Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion Rank: Second Assistant Fire Chief Nature of Death: Heart Attack Classification: Volunteer Emergency Duty: No Incident Date: 05/31/2011 Duty Type: After Incident Time: 12:52 Activity Type: Other Death Date: 05/31/2011 Fixed Prop. Use: Residential Fire Dept. Info: Flanders Fire Department Company #1 and Rescue 27 Main ST Flanders , New Jersey 07836 Chief: Greg Widzemok ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
  • Rate

    Names of LACoFD FFs Killed In Station Fire Added to Memorial

    Names of LACoFD FFs Killed In Station Fire Added to Memorial
    LOS ANGELES - The names of the two Los Angeles County firefighters who lost their lives in the Station Fire were added to a memorial wall Wednesday in a ceremony honoring fallen heroes. Dozens of somber firefighters stood in line at the county Fire Department's East Los Angeles headquarters to pay their respects to Capt. Tedmund "Ted" Hall and firefighter specialist ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
  • Rate

    Fallen Firefighter: Vincent A. Perez

    Fallen Firefighter: Vincent A. Perez
    Age: 48 Cause of Death: Caught or Trapped Rank: Lieutenant Nature of Death: Burns Classification: Career Emergency Duty: Yes Incident Date: 06/02/2011 Duty Type: On-Scene Fire Incident Time: 10:44 Activity Type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland) Death Date: 06/02/2011 Fixed Prop. Use: Residential Fire Dept. Info: San Francisco Fire Department 698 2ND ST USNG: 10SEG53648165 San Francisco , California 94107 ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
  • Rate

    Firefighter's Arsonist Killer Could Get 62 Years Behind Bars

    Detroit -- A Detroit businessman was sentenced to 41 2/3 to 62 years in prison today for causing the death of a firefighter who was trying to extinguish an arson blaze. Mario Willis, 27, had faced up to life in prison when sentenced by Wayne County Circuit Judge Michael Callahan. Willis, who was once honored by the City Council with a ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
  • Rate

    Fallen Firefighter: Anthony M. Valerio

    Fallen Firefighter: Anthony M. Valerio
    Age: 53 Cause of Death: Caught or Trapped Rank: Firefighter/Paramedic Nature of Death: Burns Classification: Career Emergency Duty: Yes Incident Date: 06/02/2011 Duty Type: On-Scene Fire Incident Time: 10:44 Activity Type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland) Death Date: 06/04/2011 Fixed Prop. Use: Residential Fire Dept. Info: San Francisco Fire Department 698 2ND ST USNG: 10SEG53648165 San Francisco , California 94107 ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
  • Rate

    On-Duty Firefighter Deaths Hit Record Low

    BOSTON (AP) — The number of on-duty firefighter deaths last year in the United States was the lowest in more than three decades. In a report released Monday, the National Fire Protection Association said 72 firefighters died on-duty in 2010. That's a sharp drop from the 105 on-duty deaths in 2008 and 82 in 2009. The group said it's the lowest ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
  • Rate

    Fallen Brother: Jonathan Siemers

    Fallen Brother: Jonathan Siemers
    Clay Center Fire Chief Jonathan Siemers, 44, died this weekend in the line of duty. It was stated that Siemers was on call for the 24 hours preceding his death answering an alarm call at McKinley Apartments. Assistant fire chief Dallas Cunningham has been appointed interim fire chief as of this morning. Siemers began his career as a firefighter in June ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
  • Rate

    Did CT Firefighers' Oxygen Tanks Run Out?

    Did CT Firefighers' Oxygen Tanks Run Out?
    BRIDGEPORT -- Firefighters. They rush into buildings when everyone else is rushing out. "Maybe there's something wrong with our wiring," said Assistant Fire Chief Manuel Firpi, as he stood Sunday outside the 7-11, the Ocean Terrace firehouse. "It's like a calling, like a priest or a teacher or a medic, not everyone can do the job. There's just something inside you ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
  • Rate

    Survivor of Ghent Propane Explosion Dies at 74

    Survivor of Ghent Propane Explosion Dies at 74
    BECKLEY, W.Va. -- A volunteer firefighter who survived a deadly 2007 propane tank explosion at a convenience store in Ghent but was never well enough to return to duty has died. Services were held Monday in Beckley for Donnie Ray Caldwell, 74, of Coal City. Four people were killed when propane gas suddenly blew through a faulty valve that was stuck ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
  • Rate

    Firefighter Fatality: Charles Hornberger

    Firefighter Fatality: Charles Hornberger
    MILMONT PARK, PA - On Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at approximately 1140hrs, Engineer Hornberger responded to the fire station for an alarm of a commercial building fire. He arrived at the station but missed the truck. He stayed at the station until his company returned and then went home. While leaving his house a short while later, he collapsed. He was ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
  • Rate

    Fallen Firefighter Was Always Protecting Others

    BRIGHTON, MI - For career fireman Ed Weber, safety first wasn't merely an on-the-job requirement, it was a practice routinely observed on the home front, as well. Mr. Weber, the former chief of the Birmingham Fire Department and a 30-year veteran of the force, died of brain cancer Jan. 26 at Caretel Inns of Brighton. The Brighton resident was 73. "He ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rate This
  • Rate

    Fallen Firefighter: Jacob Anthony Carter

    Fallen Firefighter: Jacob Anthony Carter
    Name: Jacob Anthony Carter Rank: Firefighter Age: 18 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Date of Incident: 4/17/2011 Time of Incident: 11:55 Date of Death: 4/17/2011 Fire Department: Becker-Athens Volunteer Fire Department Address: PO Box 60, MS USNG: 16S CC 621 557 Becker , Mississippi  38825 Fire Department Chief: Doug Buchanan Incident Description: While responding to a mutual aid fire call, Firefighter Carter ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
  • Rate

    Fallen Firefighter: Robert Dean Watts

    Fallen Firefighter: Robert Dean Watts
    Name: Robert Dean Watts Rank: Firefighter Age: 51 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Date of Incident: 4/18/2011 Time of Incident: 20:00 Date of Death: 4/18/2011 Fire Department: Windsor Volunteer Fire Department 275 Broad ST USNG: 18T XM 9566 3583 Windsor , Connecticut  06095 Fire Department Chief: William Lewis Incident Description: Firefighter Watts collapsed while working water supply at the scene of a ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
  • Rate

    AUDIO: Retired Firefighter Killed by Police Officer In Home Intrusion

    AUDIO: Retired Firefighter Killed by Police Officer In Home Intrusion
    YUKON, OK — A retired Yukon firefighter was shot and killed by a Piedmont police officer after forcing his way into the officer's home in Yukon. Police say 47-year-old Devin Nemecek was killed Tuesday by officer Jack Neumann Yukon police spokeswoman Klare Ly said Neumann returned home to find Nemecek banging on a door. Ly said Nemecek forced his way into ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
  • Rate

    Fallen Brother: Henry Sandy

    Fallen Brother: Henry Sandy
    BATESVILLE, AR – A volunteer firefighter died of a heart attack while responding to a fire Tuesday afternoon in Independence County. According to the Northside Volunteer Fire Chief Karol Fleetwood, 52-year-old Henry Sandy was responding to a trailer fire in the county. [widget:news__lodd_forum] When Sandy arrived, he fell over suffering from a heart attack. Firefighters called for emergency personal who worked ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
  • Rate

    New Details Emerge In Incident of 2-Month Rookie's Death

    New details about the death of a rookie Homewood firefighter were revealed Monday in a scathing report that indicates the suburban fire department was ill-prepared to handle a fire of the magnitude that killed two people and seriously injured another in March. An investigation into the extra-alarm house fire on March 30 that killed firefighter Brian Carey, 28, determined the Homewood ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
  • Rate

    Fire Department Deputy Chief Dies Unexpectedly

    HINSDALE- Hinsdale Fire Department Deputy Chief Mark Johnson, 55, died unexpectedly Monday while exercising in the station's fitness room. Johnson, a 24-year veteran of the department, was found unresponsive in the station's workout room Monday afternoon while on duty. Firefighters attempted to revive him on the scene, but Johnson was pronounced dead after arriving at Hinsdale Hospital shortly after, according to ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
  • Rate

    Firefighter Killed in Motorcycle-Truck Crash

    Firefighter Killed in Motorcycle-Truck Crash
    WEST PHILADELPHIA - An off-duty firefighter was killed after the motorcycle he was on collided with another vehicle, police say. The firefighter has been identified as Odell Pommells, a 7-year veteran of the Philadelphia Fire Department. At 6:27 p.m., Ladder 6, Medic 3 and Medic 34 responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Lancaster and Wyalusing avenues. There ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
  • Rate

    New Report: FFs Didn't Know The Danger They Faced

    New Report: FFs Didn't Know The Danger They Faced
    ST. ANNA — Fire Chief Robert Thome said Wednesday that firefighters didn't realize they faced a metal fire Dec. 29 when they responded to a burning trash bin outside a foundry. The contents of the trash bin exploded after firefighters sprayed streams of water and suppressant foam onto the fire. The blast killed volunteer firefighter Steven Koeser and injured eight others. ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This

Recent Activity

Photo_user_blank_big
QSolorio received the quiz result of "Airport Firefighter", 1 day ago.
Photo_user_blank_big
bobbyj received the quiz result of "51-75% correct", 2 days ago.
Glenpool_max30
Chuck_A received a gift , 4 days ago.
Img001_max30
ladyranger commented on: "Tom Wheland", 4 days ago.
Photo_user_blank_big
ma4ohioboys received the quiz result of "51-75% correct", 8 days ago.