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Christopher Moore, 42 - Maryland Heights, MO
6/8/2019
Christopher Moore Firefighter/Paramedic Maryland Heights Fire Protection District Maryland Heights, MO Age: 42 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 17 Date of Incident: June 7, 2019 Date of Death: June 8, 2019 Firefighter/Paramedic Christopher Moore was on duty at the fire station on Thursday, June 6, 2019, and Friday, June 7, 2019. He responded to several fire and EMS calls during his 48 hour shift. He complained of not feeling well in the late morning of Friday, June 7, ....more
Charles Alan Ruffing, 53 - Boise, Idaho
5/21/2019
Charles Alan Ruffing Senior Firefighter/Driver Engineer Boise Fire Department Boise, Idaho Age: 53 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 20 Date of Incident: May 21, 2019 Date of Death: May 21, 2019 Senior Firefighter/Driver Engineer Charles Ruffing, who had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, was found deceased in Boise Fire Department Station 6 as a result of a suicide.
Barry Boulton, Sr., 67 - Plantation, FL
5/7/2019
Barry Boulton, Sr. Lieutenant Plantation Fire Department Plantation, FL Age: 67 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 13 Date of Incident: May 7, 2019 Date of Death: May 7, 2019 On May 7, 2019, Lieutenant Barry Boulton, Sr., collapsed after completion of a Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) drill. Resuscitation efforts were immediately rendered to Boulton who was then rushed to the Westside Regional Medical Center in Plantation, FL, where he passed away from cardiac arrest.
William Norman Franck, 81 - Willow Street, PA
5/12/2019
William Norman Franck Firefighter Willow Street Fire Company Willow Street, PA Age: 81 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 15 Date of Incident: May 12, 2019 Date of Death: May 12, 2019 On May 12, 2019, Firefighter William N. Franck was performing scene safety at a motor vehicle accident. While at the accident, he suffered a CVA. He was immediately taken to Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, PA, where he passed away a short time later.
Mitchell F. Lundgaard, 36 - Appleton, WI
5/15/2019
Mitchell F. Lundgaard Firefighter Appleton Fire Department Appleton, WI Age: 36 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 14 Date of Incident: May 15, 2019 Date of Death: May 15, 2019 On May 15, 2019, firefighters from the Appleton Fire Department, the Appleton Police Department, and the Gold Cross Ambulance Crew, responded to a medical emergency at the Valley Transit Center in downtown Appleton, WI. While treating the patient, the situation escalated into shots being fired, str....more
Kody Vanfossan, 24 - Christopher, Illinois
5/5/2019
Kody Vanfossan Firefighter Christopher Fire Department Christopher, Illinois Age: 24 Gender: Male Status: Paid-on-Call Years of Service: 7 Date of Incident: May 5, 2019 Date of Death: May 5, 2019 Firefighter Kody Vanfossan responded to a multi-alarm two-story vacant structure fire in Christopher, Illinois. Upon arrival, heavy smoke could be seen coming out of the top floor of the structure. Vanfossan, along with a second firefighter, began an interior attack on the fire. An additiona....more
Brad Gregrich, 30 - Arcadia, FL
4/27/2019
Brad Gregrich Firefighter/EMT Desoto County Fire Rescue Arcadia, FL Age: 30 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 1 Date of Incident: April 14, 2019 Date of Death: April 27, 2019 On April 14, 2019, while on-duty at the fire station, Firefighter/EMT Brad Gregrich complained to his co-worker that he wasn’t feeling well, with a headache and feeling tired. The next morning, returning home after his shift, Firefighter/EMT Gregrich was still ill. His wife transported him to the ho....more
Michael Watkins, 75 - Mountain Home, AR
4/24/2019
Michael Watkins Driver/Engineer Northeast Lakeside Fire Department Mountain Home, AR Age: 75 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 5 Date of Incident: April 21, 2019 Date of Death: April 24, 2019 On April 21, 2019, Driver/Engineer Michael Watkins was responding to a brush fire when he suffered a heart attack. He was immediately taken to the hospital where he passed away on April 24, 2019.
Dwain Hudson, 73 - Custer, South Dakota
4/17/2019
Dwain Hudson Firefighter Argyle Volunteer Fire Department Custer, South Dakota Age: 73 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 22 Date of Incident: April 17, 2019 Date of Death: April 17, 2019 On April 17, 2019, Argyle Volunteer Fire Department was called to an active wildland fire that was endangering structures. While responding as a passenger in the department’s compressed air foam truck, Firefighter Dwain Hudson experienced a medical emergency. Firefighters and EMS perso....more
John "Jack" Leming, 78 - Cape May Point, NJ
4/15/2019
John "Jack" Leming Firefighter Cape May Point Volunteer Fire Company #1 Cape May Point, NJ Age: 78 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 6 Date of Incident: April 15, 2019 Date of Death: April 15, 2019 Firefighter John Leming attended a drill on 04/15/2019 at the fire station at approximately 7:00 pm. At the conclusion of the drill, he returned home. During the night, he became ill. His wife called 911 and EMS responded. During transport to a local hospital, Leming went in....more
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