Richard Leo “Ricky” Barbour - Chief - Wilson's Mills Fire and Rescue Smithfield, NC - (Cardiac)

01/29/11 55 YO Volunteer Chief Barbour responded to a woods fire on 01/29/2011. The following day (within 24 hours), Barbour experienced chest pains and was transported to WakeMed in Raleigh, NC. Chief Barbour was treated at the…Read More

Daniel C. Dare - Firefighter - Avon Fire Protection District, IL

02/02/2011 52 Y/O Volunteer FF of 25+ yrs Firefighter Dare passed away from an apparent heart attack after responding to an EMS call for a sick child. Department members and other emergency services providers in the area were confronted by extreme weather…Read More

Steven F. Auch - Battalion Chief - Indianapolis FD, IN (Cardiac)

02/01/2011 56 Y/O Career FF of 33 yrs After finishing a duty shift at the department that included response to several emergency incidents, Battalion Chief Auch passed away at home. Tribute is being paid to Battalion Chief Steven F. Auch at…Read More

Antonio E. Jones - Firefighter - 20 years -Augusta GA - (Cardiac)

01/29/2011 44 Y/O Career FF of 20 yrs Jones became ill while on duty at his duty sta. and requested to leave in order to see his pc physician. While enroute to the physician’s office he collapsed at the wheel of his personal vehicle causing a minor accident.…Read More

To date, 12 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2011; ten from incidents that occurred in 2011 and two from a previous year’s incident

We only have a few things going for us in the fire service... the rest is up to us. -Exercize -Diet -Training -Experience -Brotherhood A sizeable combination of these will ensure your safety and longevity... So put down the smart phone and x-box and get into…Read More

Harold Frey - Firefighter/Medic - Sandown FD New Hampshire - Stress/Overexertion (Cardiac)

01/16/2011 46 Y/O Volunteer of the Frey passed away from an apparent heart attack while participating in an ice rescue training exercise. Memorial Fund Info: In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of Firefighter/Paramedic Harold Frey to the…Read More

Roy Chelsen - Firfighter - FDNY - 9/11 related Cancer (Cancer)

01/09/2011 51 Y/O Career Firefighter Incident Date: 09/11/2001 Firefighter Chelsen passed away from bone-marrow cancer resulting from his response to the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11th, 2001. Rest in Peace…Read More
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