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Steven H. Pollard, 30 - Brooklyn, New York
1/6/2019
Steven H. Pollard Firefighter Fire Department New York City Brooklyn, New York Age: 30 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 2 Date of Incident: Jan. 6, 2019 Date of Death: Jan. 6, 2019 Firefighter Steven Pollard arrived with the Fire Department of New York City’s Ladder Co. 170 at the scene of a motor vehicle accident on the Belt Parkway, just east of Flatbush Avenue. As he was assisting at the scene, Pollard fell through a gap dividing the eastbound and westbound lanes of a....more
Eric M. Hosette, 33 - Clinton, Iowa
1/5/2019
Eric M. Hosette Lieutenant Clinton Fire Department Clinton, Iowa Age: 33 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 12 Date of Incident: Jan. 5, 2019 Date of Death: Jan. 5, 2019 At 5:45 a.m., the Clinton Fire Department’s on-duty crew responded to a reported smoldering fire in a silo storage bin at Archer-Daniels-Midland loading facility. At 7:00 a.m., the scene was handed off to the next crew coming on-duty which included Lieutenant Eric Hosette. Nearly two hours later at 8:45 a.....more
Christopher P. Truman, 46 - Lake Mills, Wisconsin
12/31/2018
Christopher P. Truman Captain Lake Mills Fire Department Lake Mills, Wisconsin Age: 46 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 13 Date of Incident: Dec. 31, 2018 Date of Death: Dec. 31, 2018 Captain Christopher Truman stopped to assist individuals involved in a single-vehicle accident. While assisting, Truman was hit by another vehicle. He was transported to a local hospital where he passed away from his injuries.
Natalie Dempsey, 21 - Mizpah, New Jersey
12/25/2018
Natalie Dempsey Firefighter Mizpah Volunteer Fire Company Mizpah, New Jersey Age: 21 Gender: Female Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 3 Date of Incident: Dec. 25, 2018 Date of Death: Dec. 25, 2018 Firefighter Natalie Dempsey was responding to the fire station for a structure fire call in her personal vehicle when she lost control, causing the vehicle to leave the roadway and strike a guardrail. Dempsey was pronounced dead on scene as a result of the injuries sustained in the single....more
Robert Lee "Bobby" Dunaway, 72 - Lucedale, Mississippi
12/23/2018
Robert Lee "Bobby" Dunaway Fire Chief Howell Volunteer Fire Department Lucedale, Mississippi Age: 72 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 37 Date of Incident: Dec. 23, 2018 Date of Death: Dec. 23, 2018 While working his third call of the day, a vehicle fire, Fire Chief Robert Dunaway suffered a medical emergency and was found unresponsive. Attempts to revive Dunaway on scene were not successful. Dunaway was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
Scott Dannheimer, 53 - Coal Township, PA
12/20/2018
Scott Dannheimer Captain Coal Township Fire Department Coal Township, PA Age: 53 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 25+ Date of Incident: Dec. 20, 2018 Date of Death: Dec. 20, 2018 On Thursday, 12/20/18, Captain Scott Dannheimer, after working the scene of a structure fire, was in the seat of an engine performing after action duties when he collapsed. CPR was immediately performed, and Dannheimer was transported to the hospital where he passed away a short time later. ....more
John Ostergard, 63 - East Olympia, WA
12/16/2018
John Ostergard Captain East Olympia Fire District 6 East Olympia, WA Age: 63 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 27 Date of Incident: December 14, 2018 Date of Death: December 16, 2018 On Friday December 14, 2018, Captain Ostergard collapsed at the scene of a working structure fire in Yelm, WA. He was immediately transported to the Providence Saint Peters Hospital in Olympia, WA, where he passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2018. The nature and cause of fatal injury ha....more
Christopher J. Roy, 36 - Worcester, Massachusetts
12/9/2018
Christopher J. Roy Firefighter Worcester Fire Department Worcester, Massachusetts Age: 36 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 2 Date of Incident: Dec. 9, 2018 Date of Death: Dec. 9, 2018 On December 9, 2018, Firefighter Christopher Roy responded with the Worcester Fire Department to a basement fire of a 3-story, 6-unit apartment building. Conditions deteriorated rapidly and, ultimately, the fire went to five alarms. Heavy fire forced several firefighters to the second floor....more
Michael Galay, 71 - Bridgewater, NJ
11/22/2018
Michael Galay Firefighter Green Knoll Fire Rescue Bridgewater, NJ Age: 71 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 30 Date of Incident: November 21, 2018 Date of Death: November 22, 2018 On 11/21/18, Firefighter Michael Galay responded to smoke and a fire alarm activation at an office building. He returned from the incident and proceeded to assist several firefighters at Station 1 with the arrival of a new engine company. Galay then went home, where, on the morning of 11/22/1....more
Daniel J. Lucius, 33 - Oak Harbor, Ohio
11/15/2018
Daniel J. Lucius Firefighter Carroll Township Fire and EMS Oak Harbor, Ohio Age: 33 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 1 Date of Incident: Nov. 15, 2018 Date of Death: Nov. 15, 2018 While responding to an emergency medical call, Firefighter Daniel Lucius was involved in an accident when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a pond. Emergency responders quickly responded to the accident scene and were able to pull Lucius from the submerged vehicle. Lucius was t....more
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