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This page honors all United States rescue workers (that have come to my attention) who have died in the line of duty since January 1, 2010.

May all these rescue workers and all other rescue workers who have died in the line of duty or in retirement rest in peace.

The following is a poem which I found in my research for the 2004 page that I thought fit with the theme of these pages perfectly. It was written by Greg Gray of the Raccoon Township Volunteer Fire Department in Aliquippa, PA (used with his generous permission) to honor his fallen comrade, Firefighter David Vinisky, who was lost August 25, 2004:
 
With A Heavy Heart I Witness

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
Loss.
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………
TONES!!!!!!!!!!
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
Date of Incident
Date of Death
Department City State
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
25
11/23/10
11/23/10
California Department of Corrections
South Sacramento
CA
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 Department
Waterbury CT
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
N/A
06/22/10
09/09/10
Bryan County Fire Department
Pembroke
GA
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
40
08/01/10
08/01/10
New Orleans Fire Department
New Orleans
LA
Fire Lieutenant Steven Nelson Costello 46 07/23/10 07/30/10 Burlington Fire Department
Burlington VT
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
Assistant Engineer/Trustee Charles Hornberger
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 Hornberger
60
06/30/10
07/12/10
Milmont Park Fire Company Station #49
Milmont Park
PA
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
Pilot Doug Phillips (from Barlett, TN)
58 03/25/10 03/25/10 Hospital Wing Brownsville TN
Flight Nurse Cindy Parker (from Dyersburg, TN)
48 03/25/10 03/25/10 Hospital Wing Brownsville TN
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
Firefighter Gerard Marcheterre
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
Tioga Center NY
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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If you know of a rescue worker who has died in the line of duty that you would like to see me list here, please e-mail me at frrykid@yahoo.com with verifying information so that I don't honor someone too soon.

All Line of Duty Death information verified from firehouse.com and from links on that site and the Montana Fire Services Training School (based in Great Falls) daily newsleter. In some case, Yahoo! Maps provides and/or verifies city and state information. I also use the USFA FireFighters Memorial Database to find missing information.

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