We lost a part of our world.
A man has been killed.
A brother has fallen.
A good friend is no longer here to help.
For days, we try to prepare to say goodbye.
We have many friends. They are all very wonderful.
They have help in many ways that no one on the outside even thought about-
Food & soft drinks seem to appear out of nowhere-companies from outside are
Here to cover our area while we are out of service.
All those who have come to help are our Brothers-we are not related by blood-\
We are not of the same religion or skin color.
We are auto mechanics and computer engineers. Electricians, plumbers, school
Teachers & CPA's, truck driver & CEO, standing side by side in our tragic
The day is long and hot, it starts before the sun is up.
The truck is draped, the hall prepared, we can do this, we must.
The service is carried like a litter. All hands on. No one here will let it drop
If we should stumble, and stumble we do.
We are in pain, and we grieve.
We go on.
Now, the service is over.
Back the truck in & have another coffee it's been a long hard day.
Look forward to some rest & see the kids for a time………
Men & women, that an hour ago, were too choked with grief to speak, Jump
Out of patent leather & dress uniform into bunker gear & boots.
There are no reporters here now.
No camera crew.
It's just another fire call out of hundreds that no one will hear about.
They don't care if they get their picture on TV or get to read their name in the papers.
The truck that moments ago sat quiet & blacked- burst into red & wails off into the rain & wind. Someone needs help!!!!!!!!
They care about me, they care about you, they care about "our" homes & they go.
My heart is heavy, but it is lifted high by what I witness here.
Thank you God for the fire fighters!
Thank you firemen!
|Rank and Name||Age||
|Fire Chief Thomas G. Hardy||68||12/24/10||12/31/10||Athens Volunteer Fire Department||Athens||MI|
|Acting Fire Lieutenant Matthew Durham||45||N/A||12/30/10||Woodinville Fire and Rescue||Woodinville||WA|
|Captain Kenneth Adamo||48||12/28/10||12/28/10||Elmwood Park Fire Department||Elmwood Park||NJ|
|Firefighter Corey D. Ankum||34||12/22/10||12/22/10||Chicago Fire Department||Chicago||IL|
|Firefighter Edward J. Stringer, Sr.||47||12/22/10||12/22/10||Chicago Fire Department||Chicago||IL|
|Firefighter/Paramedic Chad Lee Null||34||12/16/10||12/16/10||Sullivan Fire Department||Sullivan||IN|
|Paramedic Lieutenant William A. Brady, Jr.||47||N/A||12/14/10||Norfolk Fire Department||Norfolk||VA|
|Fire Chief Jimmy W. Tuberville||64||12/13/10||12/13/10||Milledgeville Fire Department||Milledgeville||TN|
|EMT David Gundle||50||12/08/10||12/08/10||Clark County EMS||Henryville||IN|
|Lieutenant Dillon C. Denton||64||12/06/10||12/07/10||Charlotte Road/Van Wyck Fire Department||Lancaster||SC|
|EMT John R. Demkosky||35||11/29/10||11/29/10||Lackawanna Ambulance||Lackawanna||PA|
|Firefighter Gary M. Valentino||41||11/26/10||11/26/10||Fire Department City of New York||Brooklyn||NY|
|Firefighter Kenneth D. Marshall, Jr.||33||11/25/10||11/25/10||Rehoboth Fire Department||Rehoboth||MA|
|Inmate Firefighter Fernando Julio Sanchez
||California Department of Corrections
|Fire Police Captain Worne T. Hall||86||11/19/10||11/19/10||Hitchins Volunteer Fire Department||Hitchins||KY|
|Firefighter Chance Hyatt Zobel||23||11/13/10||11/13/10||Columbia Fire Department||Columbia||SC|
|Firefighter James C. Gumbert||63||11/10/10||11/10/10||North Irwin Volunteer Fire Department||North Irwin||PA|
|Fire Captain Leonard Arthur Murray, Jr.||53||11/05/10||11/05/10||Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department||Nashville||IN|
|Lieutenant Richard E. Drake, II
||39||11/01/10||11/01/10||German Township Fire Department||Taylorsville||IN|
|Firefighter Gary Lowell Cummins||62||10/31/10||10/31/10||Brocton Fire Protection District||Brocton||IL|
|Lieutenant Kevin Daniel Quinn||52||10/30/10||10/30/10||Dayton Fire Department||Dayton||OH|
|Fire Lieutenant Bruce M. Bachinsky||47||10/26/10||10/26/10||Waterbury Fire
|Firefighter Randall Scott Davenport||37||10/24/10||10/24/10||Marshall Fire Department||Marshall||MO|
|Medic Larry "Hank" Schnakenberg||37||10/21/10||10/21/10||Harford County Volunteer Fire & EMS Foundation||Harford County||MD|
|Firefighter Daniel C. Wilson||58||10/19/10||10/23/10||Jerusalem Township Fire Department||Curtice||OH|
|Fire Police Captain William E. Akin, Jr.||52||10/19/10||10/19/10||Ghent Volunteer Fire Company||Ghent||NY|
|Firefighter/Engineer Andy L. Mullen||45||unknown||10/12/10||Anchorage Fire Department||Anchorage||AK|
|EMT Richard Poorman||52||10/10/10||10/10/10||West Union Emergency Medical Services||West Union||IL|
|Firefighter James Carlyle Saunders||52||10/03/10||10/07/10||Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District||Sacramento||CA|
|Chief Karen Hand, AEMT-CC||55||10/05/10||10/05/10||Broome Volunteer Emergency Squad||Binghamton||NY|
|Assistant Fire Chief Thomas Dale Innes||61||10/02/10||10/03/10||Hindsboro Community Fire Protection District||Hindsboro||IL|
|Firefighter Robert E. Hall||57||09/27/10||09/27/10||Lynchburg Area Joint Fire & Ambulance District||Lynchburg||OH|
|Firefighter Edward Avoughn Mosley||65||09/14/10||09/26/10||Steele Creek Acres Volunteer Fire Department||Morgan||TX|
|Firefighter Ronald W. Stephan||61||09/24/10||09/25/10||Lynn Volunteer Fire Department||Lynn||IN|
|Firefighter Ryan Neil Seitz||26||09/24/10||09/24/10||McArthur Fire Department||McArthur||OH|
|Vice President William ''Hal'' Harold Clark||54||09/24/10||09/24/10||Atlantic Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company||Atlantic||VA|
|Deputy Fire Chief Mark Phillip Johnson||55||09/20/10||09/20/10||Hinsdale Fire Department||Hinsdale||IL|
|Firefighter/Paramedic James Michael Owen||56||09/16/10||09/16/10||Orange County Fire Authority||Irvine||CA|
|Paramedic Sherry Pettit||40||09/13/10||09/13/10||First Care Ambulance||Cincinnati||OH|
|Firefighter Terrell Gene Nielsen
||Bryan County Fire Department
|EMT James Bailey||36||09/08/10||09/08/10||McDowell County Emergency Ambulance Authority||Bradshaw||WV|
|Firefighter John Kelly||51||09/06/10||09/06/10||Tarrytown Fire Department||Tarrytown||NY|
|Fire Chief Larry W. Suiter||64||09/03/10||09/04/10||Lorraine Green Garden Fire Department||Lorraine||KS|
|Pilot Kenneth Robertson||N/A||08/30/10||08/30/10||AirEvac Lifeteam EMS||West Plains||MO|
|Flight Nurse Kenneth Meyer, Jr.||N/A||08/30/10||08/30/10||AirEvac Lifeteam EMS||West Plains||MO|
|Flight Paramedic Gayla Gregory||N/A||08/30/10||08/30/10||AirEvac Lifeteam EMS||West Plains||MO|
|Firefighter Douglas Farrington||44||08/22/10||08/23/10||Delta-Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company||Delta||PA|
|Fire Captain Jonathan L. "Johnny" Littleton||40||08/19/10||08/20/10||Pine Level Fire Department||Pine Level||NC|
|Firefighter/Paramedic Christopher D. Wheatley||31||08/09/10||08/09/10||Chicago Fire Department||Chicago||IL|
|Ambulance Driver Eddie Petersheim (from Kenton, OH)||28||08/03/10||08/03/10||Stofcheck Ambulance Service||Columbus||OH|
|Forest Ranger 1 Christopher Wayne Adams||25||08/02/10||08/02/10||Arkansas Forestry Commission||Little Rock||AR|
|Captain Steven Anthony Hester
||New Orleans Fire Department
|Fire Lieutenant Steven Nelson Costello||46||07/23/10||07/30/10||Burlington
|Fire Chief Posey Wayne Dillon||59||07/26/10||07/26/10||Rocky Mount Fire Department #1||Rocky Mount||VA|
|Firefighter William Daniel "Danny" Altice||57||07/26/10||07/26/10||Rocky Mount Fire Department #1||Rocky Mount||VA|
|Firefighter David A. Sullivan||70||07/24/10||07/25/10||Otis Fire Department||Otis||MA|
|Lieutenant Steven John Velasquez||40||07/24/10||07/24/10||Bridgeport Fire Department||Bridgeport||CT|
|Firefighter Michel Baik||49||07/24/10||07/24/10||Bridgeport Fire Department||Bridgeport||CT|
||60||06/30/10||07/12/10||Milmont Park Fire Company Station #49||Milmont Park||PA|
|Firefighter Richard Lawrence Springman (from Cogan Station)||20||07/14/10||07/14/10||Trout Run Volunteer Fire Company||Trout Run||PA|
|Engineer Charles Phillip
||Milmont Park Fire Company
|Firefighter - Chief Driver Douglas Lee Smith||50||07/09/10||07/09/10||Liberty Hose Company No. 1||Williamstown||PA|
|Flight Nurse Sharon Falkener (from Fort Davis)||49||07/05/10||07/05/10||O'Hara Flying Service II LP||Amarillo||TX|
|Flight Nurse Tracy Chambers (from Alpine)||42||07/05/10||07/05/10||O'Hara Flying Service II LP||Amarillo||TX|
|Pilot Ted Caffarel (from Beaumont)||59||07/05/10||07/05/10||O'Hara Flying Service II LP||Amarillo||TX|
|Engineer Charles ''Bob'' Robert Flintom||61||07/01/10||07/04/10||Pelham-Batesville Fire Department||Greer||SC|
|Captain Thomas T. Araguz III||30||07/03/10||07/03/10||Wharton Fire Department||Wharton||TX|
|Lieutenant Frank William Fouts V||37||07/01/10||07/01/10||City of Kankakee Fire Department||Kankakee||IL|
|Fire Chief Cecil Jay Brown||42||06/27/10||06/27/10||Gresston Volunteer Fire Department||Eastman||GA|
|Fire Chief Chet D. Bauermeister||53||06/23/10||06/23/10||Franklin County Fire District 4||Mesa||WA|
|Firefighter Scott W. Davis||46||06/19/10||06/20/10||Oswego Fire Department||Oswego||NY|
|Firefighter Edward J. Eckert||71||06/01/10||06/06/10||Stafford Township Volunteer Fire Company #1||Manahawkin||NJ|
|Firefighter Donald A. Schneider, Jr.||63||05/29/10||05/29/10||Belleville Fire Department||Belleville||WI|
|Fire Captain David Joseph Irr||48||05/22/10||05/23/10||Yuma Rural/Metro Fire Department||Yuma||AZ|
|Firefighter Kurt Michael Meusel||25||05/22/10||05/22/10||Scales Mound Fire Protection District||Scales Mound||IL|
|Firefighter John Bradford Glaser||33||05/22/10||05/22/10||Shawnee Fire Department||Shawnee||KS|
|Lieutenant David Allen Curlin||30||01/03/10||05/22/10||Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services||Pine Bluff||AK|
|Fire Chief Paul Edward Johnson||63||05/19/10||05/19/10||Crow Roost Fire Department||Fort Cobb||OK|
|Lieutenant Donnie Caldwell||74||01/30/07||05/13/10||Ghent Area Volunteer Fire Department||Ghent||WV|
|Firefighter John Polimine||51||05/01/10||05/01/10||Scalp Level & Paint Volunteer Fire Company||Windber||PA|
|Firefighter Steven Scott Crannell||47||04/21/10||04/22/10||Guthrie Center Fire Department||Guthrie Center||IA|
|Captain Vincent Angelo Iaccino||65||04/12/10||04/12/10||Roosevelt Fire District Engine Company #1||Hyde Park||NY|
|Firefighter Harold D. Reed, Sr||74||04/11/10||04/11/10||Peru Fire District # 3||Peru||KS|
|Assistant Fire Garrett William Loomis||26||04/11/10||04/11/10||Sackets Harbor Fire Department||Sackets Harbor||NY|
|Firefighter Donald Duaine Schaper||53||04/09/10||04/09/10||Timber Knob Volunteer Fire Department||Gainsville||MO|
|Firefighter Leo Andrew Powell||74||04/03/10||04/03/10||Morgan Township Volunteer Fire Department||Lucasville||OH|
|Paramedic Estaban Behena||24||04/01/10||04/01/10||San Diego Medical Services||San Diego||CA|
|Lieutenant Edward Damian Teare||53||03/31/10||03/31/10||Independence Fire Department||Independence||OH|
|Captain Dennis Wayne Robinson||61||03/30/10||03/31/10||Three Points Fire District||Tucson||AZ|
|Firefighter Brian Colin Carey||28||03/30/10||03/30/10||Homewood Fire Department||Homewood||IL|
|Firefighter/Paramedic John P. Moore||56||03/29/10||03/29/10||Columbus Fire Division||Columbus||OH|
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|Flight Nurse Misty Oakley Brogdon (from Medina, TN)||36||03/25/10||03/25/10||Hospital Wing||Brownsville||TN|
|Firefighter Jeremy Bolick||23||03/21/10||03/21/10||Blowing Rock Fire & Rescue||Blowing Rock||NC|
|Firefighter Tommy Wright||20||03/21/10||03/21/10||Blowing Rock Fire & Rescue||Blowing Rock||NC|
|EMT & Captain Tim Cochran||57||03/03/10||03/16/10||City of Thomaston Fire Department||Thomaston||GA|
|Firefighter Donald ''Donnie'' Willard Adkins||32||03/13/10||03/13/10||Glasgow Volunteer Fire Department||Glasgow||WV|
|Fire Police Captain Kevin J. Swan||69||03/10/10||03/10/10||Beacon Hose Co. No. 1||Beacon Falls||CT|
|Paramedic Dan McIntosh||37||03/07/10||03/07/10||Bensalem Emergency Medical Services||Bensalem||PA|
||50||03/06/10||03/06/10||Borodino Fire Department||Skaneateles||NY|
|Fire Chief Brian Joseph Rowe||66||03/05/10||03/05/10||West Fork Volunteer Fire Department||West Fork||ME|
|Firefighter/Inspector Brian P. Waynant, Sr.||45||03/01/10||03/01/10||Wilmington Fire Department||Wilmington||DE|
|Fire Chief Jonathan Siemers||44||02/20/10||02/21/10||Clay Center Fire Department||Clay Center||KS|
|Fire Policeman Donald Gary Mellott||62||02/12/10||02/12/10||Woolrich Volunteer Fire Company No. 1||Woolrich||PA|
|Fire Chief Stanley Lee Giles||69||02/10/10||02/10/10||Linn Valley Lakes Fire Department||Linn Valley||KS|
|Firefighter Henry Sandy||52||01/26/10||01/26/10||Northside Volunteer Fire Department||Batesville||AR|
|Major Terry Leo Cannon||52||01/17/10||01/17/10||Buechel Fire Protection District||Louisville||KY|
|Lieutenant Joseph Mack McCafferty||59||01/02/10||01/16/10||Lancaster Fire Department||Lancaster||OH|
|Firefighter Jerry W. Thompson||55||01/14/10||01/14/10||Linwood Volunteer Fire Department||Union||MS|
|Firefighter Leroy Kemp||85||01/13/10||01/13/10||Tioga
Center Fire Department
|Paramedic Mark Vernick||33||01/08/10||01/08/10||Southwest Ambulance||Mesa||AZ|
|EMT Paul Bazinet||52||01/04/10||01/04/10||Empire Ambulance Service||Cohoes||NY|
|Fire Captain Urban Aloyisous Eck||51||12/13/09||01/02/10||Wichita Fire Department||Wichita||KS|
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