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||
Patrick R. Wolterman
||28||12/28/15||12/28/15||Hamilton Fire Department||Hamilton||OH|
Police Officer Louis “Pop Pop” Patti
||67||12/06/15||12/22/15||Warwick Township Fire Company 1||Jamison||PA|
|Captain Willie Ratliff||66||12/21/15||12/21/15||Clarksdale Fire Department||Clarksdale||MS|
|Firefighter Stacy Crawford||47||12/19/15||12/19/15||Emergency Services District #1||Powell||TX|
Jack H. Rose
||19||12/19/15||12/19/15||Mount Marion Fire Department||Saugerties||NY|
|Firefighter Sidney "Sid" Winer||92||10/20/15||12/15/15||No. 7 Township Fire Rescue||New Bern||NC|
|Firefighter Daniel Capuano||42||12/14/15||12/14/15||Chicago Fire Department||Chicago||IL|
Lawrence “Larry” W. Millard
||56||12/11/15||12/11/15||Endeavor Moundville Fire Department||Endeavor||WI|
Zachary Chase Clevenger
||30||12/04/15||12/05/15||Estill County Fire Department||Irvine||KY|
||49||12/04/15||12/04/15||Matteson Fire Department||Matteson||IL|
|Captain Scott Carroll||48||11/28/15||11/30/15||City of Oxnard Fire Department||Oxnard||CA|
|Firefighter Richard J. Cano
||35||11/22/15||11/29/15||Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department||Houston||TX|
|Assistant Fire Chief Terry “TC” Culver||65||11/12/15||11/24/15||Calvert City Fire Department||Calvert City||KY|
|Captain Walter Szelag
||65||11/20/15||11/20/15||City of Detroit Fire Department||Detroit||MI|
|Sergeant Vince Smith
||49||11/19/15||11/19/15||City of Detroit Fire Department||Detroit||MI|
Chief Thomas J. Kolarick
||59||09/17/15||11/11/15||Protection Fire Company #1||Keasbey||NJ|
|Firefighter Larry O'Neil||58||10/25/15||10/25/15||Lone Camp Volunteer Fire Department||Palo Pinto||TX|
Police Officer Gerald Celecki
||70||10/14/15||10/14/15||South Amboy Fire Police Department||South Amboy||NJ|
|Captain Charles “Chuck” Horning||54||10/13/15||10/13/15||Townsend Township Fire Department||Collins||OH|
Apparatus Operator Larry J. Leggio
||43||10/12/15||10/12/15||Kansas City Fire Department||Kansas City||MO|
|Firefighter John V. Mesh||39||10/12/15||10/12/15||Kansas City Fire Department||Kansas City||MO|
||46||10/06/15||10/07/15||Memphis Fire Department||Memphis||TN|
Richard Leo Crosby, Sr.
||67||09/24/15||09/26/15||Casnovia Township Fire Department||Bailey||MI|
|Battalion Chief James Costello||52||09/11/01||09/25/15||Fire Department of New York||Brooklyn||NY|
||31||09/13/15||09/24/15||Burton Fire District||Beaufort||SC|
|Firefighter (ex-Fire Chief) Shawn M. Benson||50||09/23/15||09/23/15||Paramus Fire Department||Paramus||NJ|
Chief of EMS/Firefighter Barry Miller
||50||09/23/15||09/23/15||Bergen Fire Department||Bergen||NY|
Daniel Edward Hampton
||35||09/18/15||09/18/15||Burnet Fire Department||Burnet||TX|
Chief Maywood Gaskins
||56||09/16/15||09/16/15||Santee Circle Fire Department||Santee Circle||SC|
||35||09/09/15||09/09/15||Lansing Fire Department||Lansing||MI|
||38||08/31/15||08/31/15||St. Paul Fire Department||St. Paul||MN|
|Lieutenant Chris Phillips||42||08/26/15||08/26/15||Locke Township Fire Department||Locke||NC|
Lawrence G. Sesso
||40||08/22/15||08/22/15||Sayville Fire Department||Sayville||NY|
Tom Zbyszewski (from Carlton)
||20||08/19/15||08/19/15||Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest||Wenatchee||WA|
|Firefighter Andrew Zajac (from Winthrop)||26||08/19/15||08/19/15||Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest||Wenatchee||WA|
|Firefighter Richard Wheeler (from Wenatchee)||31||08/19/15||08/19/15||Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest||Wenatchee||WA|
Christopher Joe Daniels
||40||08/17/15||08/17/15||Pine Level Volunteer Fire Department||Pine Level||NC|
Chief James “JD” D. Robinson
||59||08/14/15||08/14/15||Brasstown Fire Department||West Brasstown||NC|
|EMT Samantha Agins (from Tobyhanna, PA)||22||08/07/15||08/11/15||New Jersey Jaycee Camp||Effort||PA|
Michael “Mike” Hallenbeck (from Shingle Springs, CA)
||21||08/08/15||08/08/15||U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit||South Lake Tahoe||CA|
Assistant District Fire Management Officer David “Dave” Ruhl (from
Rapid City, SD)
||38||07/30/15||07/30/15||Big Valley Ranger District of the Modoc National Forest||Alturas||CA|
James Alan Hicks
||44||07/26/15||07/27/15||North Carolina Air National Guard Fire and Emergency Services||Charlotte||NC|
|Firefighter Tyron Weston||51||07/03/15||07/26/15||Columbia Fire Department||Columbia||SC|
Hinal Patel (from Piscataway)
||22||07/25/15||07/25/15||Spotswood Emergency Services||Spotswood||NJ|
|Paramedic Nicholas Hemingway||23||07/17/15||07/17/15||Bladesnburg Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad||Baltimore||MD|
|Fire Police Officer Melissa “Missy” Doll||41||07/15/15||07/16/15||Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department||Codorus||PA|
||46||06/28/15||07/15/15||Denver Fire Department||Denver||CO|
||45||06/20/15||06/20/15||Green Bay Metro Fire Department||Green Bay||WI|
Operations Supervisor Terry K. Sonner
||33||06/10/15||06/10/15||Boise District Bureau of Land Management||Boise||ID|
Wille O. Sensenich
||69||06/08/15||06/09/15||North Huntingdon Township Circleville Volunteer Fire Department Station #8||North Huntingdon||PA|
|Crewmember Ian Haxton||31||06/06/15||06/06/15||Student Conservation Association - Veteran Fire Corps||Arlington||VA|
||55||05/30/15||06/05/15||Williamsburg Township Emergency Services||Williamsburg||OH|
|Captain James Donald “Donnie” Keith||59||06/03/15||06/04/15||Mount Zion Fire & Rescue||Jasper||AL|
Thomas D. Miserendino
||71||05/25/15||06/04/15||Beachwood Volunteer Fire Company #1||Beachwood||NJ|
|Firefighter Dale J. Wege||59||05/31/15||06/01/15||Pine Lake Volunteer Fire Department||Rhinelander||WI|
Terrance Morgan Pryor
||48||05/25/15||05/25/15||Memphis Fire Department||Memphis||TN|
||46||05/23/15||05/24/15||Claremore Fire Department||Claremore||OK|
|Firefighter David Bourget||59||05/23/15||05/23/15||Phippsburg Fire Department||Phippsburg||ME|
||44||05/06/15||05/06/15||Philadelphia Fire Department||Philadelphia||MS|
||44||05/06/15||05/06/15||Washington DC Fire Department||Washington||DC|
||54||05/04/15||05/05/15||Poughkeepsie Fire Department||Poughkeepsie||NY|
||54||04/24/15||05/04/15||Swainsboro Fire Department||Swainsboro||GA|
Larry Wayne Lawhorn
||60||05/03/15||05/03/15||Orchard Farm Fire Protection District||St. Charles||MO|
|Firefighter Christopher Michael Blankenship||41||05/03/15||05/03/15||Madison County Fire Department||Jackson||TN|
|EMT Dennis Swenson||62||05/01/15||05/01/15||South Shore Ambulance||Washburn||WI|
||47||04/30/15||04/30/15||Pine Grove Hose Hook & Ladder Company||Pine Grove||PA|
|Nurse Kristin McLain||56||04/27/15||04/27/15||STARFlight||Austin||TX|
Officer/Firefighter Mike Corn
||68||04/27/15||04/27/15||Conway Springs Fire Department||Conway Springs||KS|
|Rescue Squad Member Vicky Ryan||46||04/25/15||04/25/15||Etowah County Rescue Squad||Gadsden||AL|
Police Lieutenant Curtis E.
||71||04/19/15||04/19/15||Wrightsville Steam Engine & Hose Company #1||Wrightsville||PA|
Andrew "Andy" Zalme
||42||04/18/15||04/18/15||Dakota City Fire and Rescue||Dakota City||NE|
Firefighter Raymond Araujo
|Firefighter Steven Ackerman||38||04/12/15||04/12/15||Valley Springs Fire & Rescue||Valley Springs||SD|
Police Capt. John J. Doster
||95||02/25/15||04/09/15||Edgely Fire Company #1, Inc.||Levittown||PA|
|Forest Service Engineering Technician Steve Cobb||55||03/30/15||03/30/15||United States Forest Service - National Forests in Mississippi||Jackson||MS|
||40||03/30/15||03/30/15||United States Forest Service - National Forests in Mississippi||Jackson||MS|
Barry Van Horn
||63||03/25/15||03/27/15||Somerville Fire Department - West End Hose Company #3||Somerville||NJ|
|Firefighter Daryl Gordon||54||03/26/15||03/26/15||Cincinnati Fire Department||Cincinnati||OH|
John L Shoup
||38||03/07/15||03/15/15||Ashland Volunteer Fire Department||Ashland||MS|
Chief Billy R. Jarvis
||54||03/04/15||03/10/15||Allen Volunteer Fire Department||Allen||KY|
|Firefighter Jeffery Scott Buck||18||03/03/15||03/09/15||Lawrence Township Volunteer Fire Company #1 - Clearfield County Station #5||Clearfield||PA|
Jerold “Jerry” Bonner
||38||03/02/15||03/02/15||West End Ambulance Services||Johnstown||PA|
||57||02/19/15||02/21/15||Houston Fire Department||Houston||TX|
||57||02/18/15||02/18/15||Rice Lake Fire Department||Duluth||MN|
Kenneth M. Stanton
||52||02/15/15||02/15/15||Sandy Springs Fire Department||Pendleton||SC|
||46||02/11/15||02/11/15||Macon-Bibb County Fire Department||Macon||GA|
||64||02/09/15||02/09/15||Hampton Bays Volunteer Ambulance Corps||Hampton Bays||NY|
||67||02/06/15||02/06/15||McMechen Fire Department||McMechen||WV|
Kenneth Lehr (from
||59||02/03/15||02/03/15||Medora Community Fire Protection District||Medora||IL|
Charlie V. Wallace
||74||01/10/15||02/03/15||Montgomery Volunteer Fire Department||Montgomery||NY|
Chief Mike "Coop"
||61||01/31/15||01/31/15||Centerville Fire Department||Centerville||IA|
||55||01/28/15||01/29/15||Caney Volunteer Fire Department||Caney||KS|
|Firefighter Ronnie W. Peek||49||01/22/15||01/22/15||Garden City Fire Department||Garden City||KS|
Leslie “Les” W.
||58||01/14/15||01/21/15||Rosendale Volunteer Fire Department||Rosendale||WI|
Lifeguard Specialist Brian
||42||01/15/15||01/15/15||Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Lifeguard Division||Inglewood||CA|
Franck W. Tremaine
||58||01/09/15||01/10/15||Jackson Fire Department||Jackson||CA|
||41||01/07/15||01/08/15||South Metropolitan Fire Protection District||Raymore||MO|
||29||01/06/15||01/06/15||Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company||Bel Air||MD|
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