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Zachary S. Blankenship, 26 - Montcalm, WV
3/15/2020
Zachary S. Blankenship Firefighter Montcalm Volunteer Fire Department Montcalm, WV Age: 26 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 7 Date of Incident: March 5, 2020 Date of Death: March 15, 2020 On Thursday, March 5, 2020, Firefighter Zachary S. Blankenship and the Montcalm Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire at a residential structure. Upon returning home, approximately 5 hours later, he collapsed. Blankenship was immediately taken to the Bluefield Regional Medi....more
Benjamen "Ben" Lauren, 23 - Gwinn, MI
3/13/2020
Benjamen "Ben" Lauren Firefighter Forsyth Township Fire Department Gwinn, MI Age: 23 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 10 Date of Incident: March 13, 2020 Date of Death: March 13, 2020 On Friday, March 13, 2020, at approximately 2130hrs, Firefighter Benjamen “Ben” Lauren and Forsyth Township Fire Department personnel arrived at the scene of a fire in a duplex. While working the interior of the structure, part of the floor collapsed and Lauren became trapped between t....more
Jerome Guise, 34 - Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania
3/9/2020
Jerome Guise Firefighter Citizen's Fire Company No. 1 of Mt. Holly Springs Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania Age: 34 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 20 Date of Incident: March 9, 2020 Date of Death: March 9, 2020 While battling a fire at a single-family home, Firefighter Jerome Guise was fatally injured when the structure’s heavy timber front porch roof collapsed on him. Firefighter Guise was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Joseph Jessie Tucker, Jr., 62 - Goldsboro, NC
3/8/2020
Joseph Jessie Tucker, Jr. Safety Officer Thoroughfare Volunteer Fire Department Goldsboro, NC Age: 62 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 16 Date of Incident: March 8, 2020 Date of Death: March 8, 2020 On Sunday, March 8, 2020, Safety Officer Joseph Tucker was driving the department’s engine to a structure fire before complaining that he wasn’t feeling well to his coworkers. After arriving at the scene, Tucker was immediately transported to the Wayne UNC Hospital where....more
Donald "Donny" Lepper, 46 - Indianola, NE
2/23/2020
Donald "Donny" Lepper Firefighter/EMT Indianola Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad Indianola, NE Age: 46 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 23 Date of Incident: February 22, 2020 Date of Death: February 23, 2020 On the morning of Sunday, February 23, 2020, after returning home from a grass fire, Firefighter/EMT Donald “Donny” Lepper collapsed. He was immediately taken to the Community Hospital of McCook, where he was pronounced deceased.
Patrick Jones, 25 - Porterville, CA
2/18/2020
Patrick Jones Firefighter Porterville Fire Department Porterville, CA Age: 25 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 3 Date of Incident: February 18, 2020 Date of Death: February 18, 2020 On Tuesday afternoon, February 18, 2020, at approximately 1614hrs., firefighters from the Porterville Fire Department, as well as the counties of King, Fresno, and Tulare, responded to a fire at the Porterville Public Library. Captain Ramon “Ray” Figueroa and Firefighter Patrick Jones perish....more
Ramon "Ray" Figueroa, 35 - Porterville, CA
2/18/2020
Ramon "Ray" Figueroa Captain Porterville Fire Department Porterville, CA Age: 35 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 12 Date of Incident: February 18, 2020 Date of Death: February 18, 2020 On Tuesday afternoon, February 18, 2020, at approximately 1614hrs., firefighters from the Porterville Fire Department, as well as the counties of King, Fresno, and Tulare, responded to a fire at the Porterville Public Library. Captain Ramon “Ray” Figueroa and Firefighter Patrick Jones pe....more
Manuel Galindo, Jr., 71 - Fort Hancock, TX
2/12/2020
Manuel Galindo, Jr. Fire Chief Fort Hancock Volunteer Fire Department Fort Hancock, TX Age: 71 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 35 Date of Incident: February 12, 2020 Date of Death: February 12, 2020 On Wednesday evening, February 12, 2020, Fire Chief Manuel Galindo, Jr., was driving a fire apparatus on East Highway 20 in Hudspeth County when he suddenly veered off the road. He attempted to get the vehicle back on the highway but overcorrected. The apparatus flipped ....more
Corbin Rogers, 21 - Spring Lake, NC
1/31/2020
Corbin Rogers Firefighter Spring Lake Fire Department Spring Lake, NC Age: 21 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: <1 Date of Incident: January 31, 2020 Date of Death: January 31, 2020 On Friday, January 31, 2020, Firefighter Corbin Rogers was returning home from a 48-hour shift and aerial training class at the Spring Lake Fire Department when he was involved in a vehicle accident. Rogers passed away at the scene.
John Kevin Cash, 43 - Alpharetta, GA
1/21/2020
John Kevin Cash Firefighter Roswell Fire Department Alpharetta, GA Age: 43 Gender: Male Status: Part-Time (Paid) Years of Service: 5 Date of Incident: January 21, 2020 Date of Death: January 21, 2020 On Monday, January 20, 2020, Firefighter John Kevin Cash worked a 24-hour shift at the Roswell Fire Department. The next morning, Tuesday, January 21, 2020, the incoming day crew noticed that he had not yet left the station to go home. They entered his bunk room to awaken him but found....more
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