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Kenneth Greene, Sr., 60 - Philadelphia, PA
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Kenneth Greene, Sr., 60 - Philadelphia, PA
9/14/2017
Name: Kenneth Greene, Sr. Rank: Lieutenant Age: 60 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 23 Date of Incident: 09/03/2017 Time of Incident: Pending Date of Death: 09/14/2017 Fire Department: Philadelphia Fire Department Address: 240 Spring Garden ST, Fire Administration Building, Philadelphia, PA 19123-2991 Fire Department Chief: Fire Commissioner Adam K. Thiel Incident Description: Lieutenant Kenneth Greene, Sr., became ill while on-duty and was transported to the....more
Terry Smerdel, 59 - San Francisco, CA
9/10/2017
Name: Terry Smerdel Rank: Battalion Chief Age: 59 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 26 Date of Incident: 09/10/2017 Time of Incident: 0505hrs Date of Death: 09/10/2017 Fire Department: San Francisco Fire Department Address: 698 2ND ST, San Francisco, CA 94107 Fire Department Chief: Joanne Hayes-White Incident Description: Battalion Chief Terry Smerdel returned from an early morning fire alarm call, and was later found by coworkers in his office, unresponsive. ....more
Gary Helming, 47 - Goleta, CA
8/31/2017
Name: Gary Helming Rank: Battalion Chief Age: 47 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 20+ Date of Incident: 08/31/2017 Time of Incident: 0830hrs Date of Death: 08/31/2017 Fire Department: Los Padres National Forest - Santa Lucia District Address: 6750 Navigator Way, Suite 150, Goleta, CA 93117 Fire Department Chief: Deputy Forest Supervisor Ken Heffner Incident Description: While returning from an assignment on the Railroad Fire in the Sierra National Forest, Bat....more
Randy Ray Treat, 71 - Kingston, AR
8/26/2017
Name: Randy Ray Treat Rank: Captain Age: 71 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 33 Date of Incident: 08/26/2017 Time of Incident: Pending Date of Death: 08/26/2017 Fire Department: Kingston Rural Volunteer Fire Department Address: 5007 HWY 21 POB 153, Kingston, AR 72742-0153 Fire Department Chief: Lane Weaver Incident Description: Captain Randy Ray Treat fell ill while responding to an emergency call, becoming unresponsive, and then passing away from a nature....more
Dale Clinton “Clint” Hardemon, 58 - West Blocton, AL
8/13/2017
Name: Dale Clinton “Clint” Hardemon Rank: Lieutenant Age: 58 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 5 Date of Incident: 08/13/2017 Time of Incident: 0818hrs Date of Death: 08/13/2017 Fire Department: West Blocton Fire Department Address: 1139 Main Street, West Blocton, AL 35184 Fire Department Chief: Joe McCool Incident Description: Lieutenant Dale Clinton “Clint” Hardemon responded with the West Blocton Fire Department to a structure fire at 0818hrs on the morn....more
Thomas P. McBride, 60 - Campbellsburg, KY
8/24/2017
Name: Thomas P. McBride Rank: Firefighter Age: 60 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 14 Date of Incident: 08/24/2017 Time of Incident: 2105hrs Date of Death: 08/24/2017 Fire Department: Campbellsburg Fire and Rescue Address: 8118 Main Street POB 89, Campbellsburg, KY 40011 Fire Department Chief: David Noe Incident Description: While participating in search and rescue training Thursday evening, Firefighter Thomas P. McBride complained of difficulty breathing....more
Tom Martin, 61 - Black Eagle, MT
8/19/2017
Name: Tom Martin Rank: Fire Chief Age: 61 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 23 Date of Incident: 08/18/2017 Time of Incident: Pending Date of Death: 08/19/2017 Fire Department: Black Eagle Volunteer Fire Department Address: 519 21st NE (Box 533), Black Eagle, MT 59414 Fire Department Chief: Mike Deshayes Incident Description: Fire Chief Tom Martin attended live fire training on the evening of August 18, 2017. Within 24 hours of this training, Martin passed....more
Brent M. Witham, 29 - Missoula, MT
8/2/2017
Name: Brent M. Witham Rank: Firefighter Age: 29 Gender: Male Status: Wildland Full-Time Years of Service: 6 Date of Incident: 08/02/2017 Time of Incident: Pending Date of Death: 08/02/2017 Fire Department: U.S. Forest Service Address: Northern Region (R1), 26 Fort Missoula Road, Missoula, MT 59804 Fire Department Chief: Thomas L. Tidwell Incident Description: Firefighter Brent Witham was struck and killed by a falling tree while working on the Lolo Peak fire in Western ....more
Jay Hinkie, 61 - Silsbee, TX
8/2/2017
Name: Jay Hinkie Rank: Assistant Fire Chief Age: 61 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 25 Date of Incident: 08/02/2017 Time of Incident: 1603hrs Date of Death: 08/02/2017 Fire Department: Silsbee Volunteer Fire Department Address: 490 Payne RD, Silsbee, TX 77656-2700 Fire Department Chief: Robin Jones Incident Description: Assistant Fire Chief Jay Hinkie was struck in the roadway by a passing vehicle while he operated at the scene of a single vehicle rollove....more
Richard W. Leonard, 70 - Perth Amboy, NJ
7/30/2017
Name: Richard W. Leonard Rank: Firefighter Age: 70 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 20 Date of Incident: 04/19/1993 Time of Incident: 1220hrs Date of Death: 07/30/2017 Fire Department: Perth Amboy Fire Department Address: 375 New Brunswick Ave, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861 Fire Department Chief: Edward A. Mullen Incident Description: Firefighter Richard W. Leonard was operating a pumper at a fire on State Street in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, on April 19, 1993. The f....more
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