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Lorraine Green Garden Fire Department Fire Chief Passed Away
Fire Chief Suiter responded to an anhydrous ammonia leak at a grain elevator. After returning home from the incident, Chief Suiter passed away from a cause still to be reported. Name: Larry Suiter Rank: Fire Chief Date of Death: 09/04/2010 Fire Department: Lorraine Green Garden Fire Department Address: PO Box 81, Lorraine, KS 67459-0081
Texas Firefighter Killed in Blaze
July 04--A Wharton firefighter died Saturday night while battling a massive blaze at an egg farm just outside of Boling that took more than 150 firefighters all night to put out. Thomas Araguz III, 30, recently had been promoted to captain at the Wharton Fire Department and leaves behind a wife and two young sons, said Jay Evans, deputy state fire marshal. From Wharton and known throughout the community, Araguz had been with the department for 11 years. "He was highly thought of, and he....more
Illinois Fire Lt. Dies Following Shift
An Illinois department is spending this holiday weekend dealing with the loss of a brother, after Kankakee Fire Dept. Lt. Frank Fouts, 37, died Thursday afternoon at his home. Chief Ron Young said Friday afternoon that Fouts had responded to four calls - two fire and two EMS - on his last shift. "He was relieved at 7 a.m.," the chief said. "Everything appeared normal..." Fouts was outside, working on a project at his home, when he collapsed at about 1 p.m. Young said an autopsy showe....more
Funeral Held for Fallen Ga. Fire Chief
The Gresston Community Volunteer Fire Department including family, friends and firefighters from all over Georgia showed up at the Dodge County High School to show their respect for volunteer Fire Chief Jay Brown. Brown was a volunteer firefighter for over 20 years. On Monday, Brown was rushed to Dodge County Hospital after he suffered a massive heart attack while he was cleaning up storm damage. After the service at the high school, fire engines, police cars and several other emergency....more
Georgia Fire Chief Dies of Heart Attack
The Macon Telegraph, Ga. ..Gresston Volunteer Community Fire Department Chief Jay Brown will be buried with fallen firefighter honors Wednesday after suffering a fatal heart attack while on duty Sunday night. Brown was helping clear trees after a severe thunderstorm in northern Dodge County when he suffered shortness of breath on Friendship UMC Church Road, Dodge County Coroner Joe Smith said. The 42-year-old machinist at Lithonia Lighting lost consciousness on the way to Dodge County Hos....more
Wash. Fire Chief Killed in Rollover
Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. ..Chet Bauermeister, the chief of North Franklin Fire District 4 in Basin City, died Wednesday afternoon while fighting a fire. Fire District 4 was among fire agencies that responded to a wildland fire in Adams County near the border with Franklin County in the Wahluke Slope area of the Saddle Mountain National Wildlife Refuge. Bauermeister was killed when an ATV he was on flipped over backward on a steep slope, said Pasco Fire Chief Bob Gear. Another ....more
N.Y. Firefighter Dies Following Shift
An Oswego firefighter died of an apparent heart attack shortly after midnight while visiting family on Father's Day after working a shift earlier that day, according to YNN-TV. Firefighter Scott Davis -- who worked with the ambulance unit as a critical care technician -- was a 14-year veteran of the department. Watch the YNN-TV Video The USFA has confirmed that his death will be considered as occurring on duty because it happened within 24 hours of his previous shift. "He loved the fir....more
Wisconsin Firefighter Dies in Station
A Wisconsin firefighter was found dead in the Belleville fire station on Saturday. Donald Schneider Jr., 63, died of an apparent heart attack, according to Madison.com. Schneider was a charter member and former crew chief of Belleville EMS. He served with the Belleville Fire Department for 38 years, including 20 as fire inspector. He also was the company's training officer. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Becker-Beal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be hel....more
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