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Third firefighter has died from September blaze set by homeowner’s daughter

A Delaware firefighter has succumbed to injuries sustained after an arson in December. Wilmington Fire Chief Anthony Goode announced the death of Senior Firefighter Ardy Hope on Thursday, saying she died around 4:30 PM. It is with the heaviest heart that I announce the Line of Duty Death of Senior Firefighter Ardy Hope. #RIP Ardy, [...]

December 2nd, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
  • Former Richmond paramedic and firefighter Jake Shepherd is shown standing next to an air ambulance in the photo taken from his Facebook page.

4 killed in crash of air-ambulance flight in northern Nevada including Former valley EMT

A former Richmond paramedic and firefighter was among the victims of a fiery medical plane crash in Elko, Nevada, on Friday night. An air-ambulance plane taking a heart-disease patient to a Utah hospital crashed in a parking lot in northern Nevada, killing all four people aboard and sending up explosions and flames. Three crew members [...]

November 20th, 2016|Line of Duty Death, Rescue News|0 Comments
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Georgia firefighter dies rescuing victims after ramp collapse

A Georgia firefighter has died after attempting to save people who fell from a collapsed dock ramp. The dock -- which connected passengers to a ferry crossing -- collapsed Saturday afternoon, sending about 55 people into the Savannah River. The accident occurred along River Street, a popular tourist destination in Savannah, which is 247 miles [...]

November 20th, 2016|Line of Duty Death, Rescue News|0 Comments
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Firefighter suffers heart attack, dies while working scene of fatal crash in Wisconsin

Residents of a small, rural town in Wisconsin are mourning the death of a local firefighter who died at the scene of car crash, which claimed the life of a teenage boy. Police say 13-year-old Braxton Kasee was killed after the SUV he was riding in lost control and rolled over.  Four other teens in [...]

November 2nd, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Paramedic-firefighter found dead at home died from ‘in-the-line-of-duty’ injury

Oct. 30--A Cimarron Hills paramedic-firefighter died at a Westcott residence Saturday, a day after being released from an area hospital for treatment related to an injury he sustained while on duty. Jermaine Frye , 31, died sometime between 2 and 3 p.m. First responders called to the home from the Westcott Fire Protection District tried unsuccessfully to revive him with CPR, [...]

October 31st, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Oxford volunteer firefighter’s name added to state memorial 44 years after death

Oct. 16--TUSCALOOSA -- Forty four years ago when Oxford's city hall was on Choccolocco Street, a siren on top of the building signaled a brush fire. Martin Boyles responded to that call, his nephew Danny Boyles said. "There used to be a lot of brush and woods across from City Hall," Danny Boyles said. "He [...]

October 16th, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Funeral held for fallen FDNY deputy chief

Firefighters gathered at Annunciation Church in Yonkers Saturday to say their last goodbyes to a FDNY Deputy fire chief who was killed in a house explosion in the Bronx Tuesday. Battalion Chief Michael Fahy, a 17-year veteran of the department and a father of three, is the FDNY's highest ranking member to die in the [...]

October 2nd, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
  • Emergency responders send off the first of two fallen firefighters on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. The first procession left Wilmington, escorted by Talleyville fire trucks and SUVs.  Emergency responders send off the first of two fallen firefighters on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. The first procession left Wilmington, escorted by Talleyville fire trucks and SUVs. Credit:  Brittany Horn | The News Journal

Fallen firefighters in Delaware to receive traditional Line of Duty memorial

Two firefighters will be laid to rest in Delaware this coming weekend after being killed in the line of duty. Funeral services will be held Friday for Lieutenant Christopher Leach and Senior Firefighter Jerry Fickes, who were killed after the two men became trapped in a basement during a structure fire last Saturday. Wilmington [...]

September 29th, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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NYC police question man in explosion that killed fire chief

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department says it's questioning a man in connection with a Bronx house explosion that killed a fire battalion chief. Screen shot from video Chief Michael Fahy, a 17-year fire department veteran and father of three, was killed by falling debris on Tuesday morning while directing [...]

September 28th, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
  • Wilmington firefighters Jerry Fickes (left) and Christopher Leach are shown in a composite image. Funeral services will be held Friday.  Credit: Wilmington Fire Department

Two firefighters killed, four firefighters injuried while battling raging rowhouse fire

It was a tragic weekend for the Wilmington Fire Dept as two of their most beloved firefighters died while fighting a raging rowhouse fire. 41-year-old Lt. Chris Leach and Sr. firefighter Jerry Fickes, who was 51years old, had both served more than a decade with the Delaware dept. Leach was assigned to Ladder Co.2 and [...]

September 26th, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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