News >> Browse Articles

Browse Fallen Firefighter Articles

  • Rate

    Fallen Firefighter: Michael C. Webb

    Fallen Firefighter: Michael C. Webb
    Age: 46 Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion Rank: Captain Nature of Death: Heart Attack Classification: Volunteer Emergency Duty: No Incident Date: 04/26/2011 Duty Type: After Incident Time: 21:30 Activity Type: EMS/Patient Care Death Date: 04/27/2011 Fixed Prop. Use: Outdoor Property Fire Dept. Info: Neon Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department 50 Rescue ST USNG: 17S LB 4799 1752 Neon , Kentucky 41840 Chief: ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rate This
  • Rate

    Odessa Firefighter Honored at National Memorial

    Odessa Firefighter Honored at National Memorial
    ODESSA, MO. - A Missouri firefighter who died in the line of duty is in the national spotlight. Odessa firefighter Roger Vorwark was working his third fire of the day when he collapsed and died in March of 2009. More than 700 people turned out for his memorial services in the small city of Odessa. Now, Vorwark is being honored in ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
  • Rate

    Chicago Firefighter Dies After 4-Story Fall from Ladder

    Chicago Firefighter Dies After 4-Story Fall from Ladder
    CHICAGO - A Chicago firefighter was killed this morning after a he fell from a ladder while fighting a grease-chute fire at a West Looprestaurant. He's been identified as 31-year-old Christopher Wheatley of Chicago. He was pronounced dead at 1:19 a.m. Chicago Fire Department Commissioner spoke outside Stroger Hospital this morning. He said the firefighters were at Avec Restaurant at 615 ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
  • Rate

    Fallen Firefighter: Charles Foster

    Fallen Firefighter: Charles Foster
    Age: 59 Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion Rank: Firefighter Nature of Death: Heart Attack Classification: Volunteer Emergency Duty: Yes Incident Date: 04/25/2011 Duty Type: On-Scene Non-Fire Incident Time: 23:30 Activity Type: Other Death Date: 04/29/2011 Fixed Prop. Use: Outdoor Property Fire Dept. Info: Barton Volunteer Fire Department 5135 Hwy 302 USNG: 16S BD 35 72 Olive Branch , Mississippi 38654 [widget:news__lodd_forum] Chief: ...
    Published almost 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 almost 4 years ago | Rate This
  • Rate

    Fallen Brother: Gerard Marcheterre

    Fallen Brother: Gerard Marcheterre
    BORODINO, NY -- A Borodino volunteer firefighter died Saturday evening after complaining of trouble breathing while responding to a barn collapse in the town of Spafford. Gerard Marcheterre, 50, was riding in a rescue pumper truck en route to the collapse when his breathing became labored, said his brother, Second Assistant Fire Chief Joseph Marcheterre. A SAVES ambulance met the tanker ...
    Published about 4 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 almost 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 about 4 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 about 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 about 3 years ago | Rate This
  • Rate

    Thousands Mourn Fallen Chicago Firefighter

    Thousands Mourn Fallen Chicago Firefighter
    Under the blazing sun, they waited. In their crisp blue uniforms and white gloves, hundreds of firefighters in perfect formation outside the funeral home waited. For more than two miles along the hushed street, children on bicycles and old men waving American flags waited. Outside St. John Fisher Catholic Church, in the grassy yards of strangers, hundreds more waited. And when ...
    Published over 3 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 over 3 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 over 3 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 almost 4 years ago | Rate This
  • -1

    Fallen Firefighter: Thomas "Todd" Lange

    Fallen Firefighter: Thomas "Todd" Lange
    Cause of Death: Exposure Rank: Firefighter Nature of Death: Other Classification: Career Emergency Duty: Yes Incident Date: 02/05/1978 Duty Type: On-Scene Non-Fire Activity Type: EMS/Patient Care Death Date: 05/20/2011 Fixed Prop. Use: Residential Fire Dept. Info: Pittsfield Fire Department 74 Columbus AVE USNG: 18T XN 4353 0145 Pittsfield , Massachusetts 01201 Chief: Robert Czerwinski Initial Summary: Firefighter Lange passed away from ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: -1
  • -1

    Fallen Firefigher: Chip Imker

    Fallen Firefigher: Chip Imker
    Age: 35 Cause of Death: Fall Rank: Firefighter Nature of Death: Trauma Classification: Volunteer Emergency Duty: No Incident Date: 05/23/2011 Duty Type: Training Incident Time: 21:30 Activity Type: Other Death Date: 05/23/2011 Fixed Prop. Use: Store/Office Fire Dept. Info: Cambridge Fire Department 300 3rd AVE NE USNG: 15T VL 8275 4684 Cambridge , Minnesota 55008 Chief: Sean Okerland Initial Summary: Initial ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: -1
  • -1

    Fire Chief Dies After ATV Accident

    Fire Chief Dies After ATV Accident
    North Franklin Fire District 4 Fire Chief Chet Bauermeister of Basin City, Washington, died Wednesday afternoon while responding to a fire, according to local news reports from the Tri-City Herald. The Herald reports that Bauermeister died when ATV he was operating flipped over backward on a steep slope. Read the rest at the Tri-City Herald.
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: -1
  • -1

    Retired FDNY Lieutenant Who Survived 9/11 Takes Own Life

    A retired FDNY lieutenant who survived the attack on the World Trade Center and the Deutsche Bank fire took his own life on Friday night. Retired Lt. John Garcia of South Nyack in Rockland County, known to friends as Jack, spent much of his quarter-century as a firefighter at busy Engine 68, Ladder 49 in the Bronx. He responded to the ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: -1
  • -1

    Inmate Firefighter Killed in Line of Duty

    Inmate Firefighter Killed in Line of Duty
    GORMAN, Calif. -- A truck carrying a prison inmate fire crew collided with a car on a narrow highway north of Los Angeles on Tuesday, killing one inmate and one person from the car and leaving a dozen people injured, authorities said. The car and truck crashed at 2:20 p.m. on Highway 138 near Interstate 4 south of Gorman, Los Angeles ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -1
  • -1

    FF Charged with Stealing Gear, Selling It On Ebay

    FF Charged with Stealing Gear, Selling It On Ebay
    SHEBOYGAN, WI - A former volunteer firefighter will make an initial court appearance today for allegedly stealing more than $20,000 worth of gear from the Town of Sheboygan Fire Department and auctioning it on eBay. Items reported stolen included two sets of fire gear, 15 pagers, 13 defibrillator batteries, two defibrillators, a dash-mounted two-way radio, a set of vehicle emergency lights ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: -1

Recent Activity

Photo_user_blank_big
DonRaider received the quiz result of "51-75% correct", 1 day ago.
Photo_user_blank_big
DonRaider received the quiz result of "High Risk Responder", 1 day ago.
Photo_user_blank_big
razrsh4rp received the quiz result of "51-75% correct", 2 days ago.
Photo_user_blank_big
jasaxseo commented on: "reyhan abhe", 3 days ago.
Photo_user_blank_big
bparracksatx received the quiz result of "Future Smokejumper", 7 days ago.