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January, 2016

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COLUMNISTS Rick Billings, Henry Campbell, Chelle Cordero, Lori Hodgkinson, Bob Long, John Malecky, Didymus McHugh, Gordon Wren ••• CORRESPONDENTS

Victor Alcorn • Jeff Ambroz • Jeffrey Arnold • Fred Bacchi Jeffrey Belschwinder • Kevin Brautlacht • Chris Brenner Kirk Candan • Mike Carey • Sean Cosgrove • Jeff Crianza Harry D’Onofrio • Allen Epstein • Joseph Epstein Thomas Godoy • Mike Guarino • Paul Harrington Gary Hearn • Ryan Hearn • Kevin Heckman • Karen Hinkley John Hopper • Harold Jacobs • David Kazmierczak Tom Kennedy • Fred Kopf • Richard Lindmark Mike McCagg • Barbara Monico • Ron Monteleone Mark Oshinsky • David Ragusa • Frank Robinon Bob Root • Sharon Siegel • John Smith • Steve Solomonson John Spaulding • Bill Tompkins • Chris Tompkins • Ed Tuffy Robert Vaccaro • Stephen Wallace • Mike Waters Steve White • Richard York • Mike Zaleski


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In memory of those who gave all 1st Responder Newspaper honors and remembers emergency responders lost in the line of duty

New Jersey: Thomas J. Kolarick, 59 Rank: Deputy Chief Incident Date: September 17, 2015 Death Date: November 11, 2015 Fire Department: Keasbey Protection Fire Company #1 Initial Summary: Deputy Chief Kolarick returned to the firehouse after a fire alarm response. Inside of the firehouse, Kolarick suffered a medical emergency and collapsed. He was subsequently transported to a local hospital where he remained hospitalized until the time of his passing. Michigan: Vince Smith, 49 Rank: Sergeant Incident Date: November 19, 2015 Death Date: November 19, 2015 Fire Department: City of Detroit Fire Department Initial Summary: Sergeant Smith passed away in his sleep at the fire station from a nature and cause of fatal injury still to be deter-

mined. According to media reports, Smith complained of not feeling well just before retiring for a rest period. Sergeant Smith was assigned to Detroit Fire Department’s Ladder 13 but was working an extra shift at the station housing Engine 48 at the time of his passing.

Michigan: Walter Szelag, 65 Rank: Captain Incident Date: November 20 2015 Death Date: November 20, 2015 Fire Department: City of Detroit Fire Department Initial Summary: Captain Szelag became ill from an apparent heart attack while on-duty with the City of Detroit Fire Department’s Fire Boat 1. According to initial reports, crew members radioed for an ambulance to be sent to the fire boat station where Szelag was working to prepare the fire boat for the winter season. Captain Szelag was transported to Detroit Receiving Hospital but succumbed to his injury.

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