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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: Jeffrey Scheurer, 35 Rank: District Forest Fire Warden/Firefighter Incident Date:Mar 28, 2013 Death Date: Mar 28, 2013 Fire Department: New Jersey Forest Fire Service Fire Dept. Info: NJ Division Fire Warden Jason Von Oesen Initial Summary: While conducting a controlled burn in Hunterdon County with the New Jersey Forest Fire Service, Firefighter Scheuerer was struck by a motor vehicle driven by a civilian. The accident apparently happened after the wind shifted causing heavy smoke from the controlled burn to reduce visibility on the road where Scheuerer was present. Firefighter Scheuerer did not survive the injuries he sustained when struck by the vehicle. Pennsylvania: Michael R. Goodwin, 53 Rank: Captain Incident Date: Apr 6, 2013 Death Date: Apr 6, 2013 Fire Department: Philadelphia Fire Departmentt Fire Dept. Info: Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers Initial Summary: Captain Goodwin passed away while fighting a three alarm blaze after a third-floor roof collapsed beneath him. Captain Goodwin is to be promoted posthumously to the position of Battalion Chief. Investigation into the fatal fire continues by authorities. Incident Location: 748 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA New York: John M. Janos, 57
Rank: Firefighter Incident Date: Apr 6, 2013 Death Date: Apr 6, 2013 Fire Department: City of Binghamton Bureau of Fire Fire Dept. Info: Daniel L. Thomas Initial Summary: After having responded to an automatic fire alarm on the 5th floor of an occupied multiple dwelling earlier in the morning, Firefighter Janos was found deceased in bed at the firehouse. Incident Location: 23 Henry ST, Binghamton, NY
Missouri: Harold Hollingsworth, 47
Rank: Assistant Chief Incident Date: Apr 7, 2013 Death Date: Apr 7, 2013 Fire Department: Fort Osage Fire Protection District Fire Dept. Info: John E. Yocum Initial Summary: Assistant Fire Chief Hollingsworth was en route to a reported structure fire on Atherton Road during an active severe weather event. He was involved in a single vehicle accident during this response striking a tree. Assistant Chief Hollingsworth was transported to a local hospital where he received treatment but succumbed to his injuries. Incident Location: 2620 North Old Atherton Road (structure fire)
New Hampshire: James B. Clark, 56 Rank: Lieutenant Incident Date: Apr 11, 2013 Death Date: Apr 11, 2013 Fire Department: Bedford Fire Department Fire Dept. Info: Scott Wiggin Initial Summary: Several hours after working a very active shift at the fire department that included a number of emergency calls, Lieutenant Clark was found deceased at his residence from a cause still to be determined. Illinois: Lawrence A. Stone, 37 Rank: Firefighter Incident Date: Apr 13, 2013 Death Date: Apr 13, 2013 Fire Department: West Union Community Fire Protection District Fire Dept. Info: Bill Crumrin Initial Summary: Firefighter Stone was operating his privately owned vehicle en route to a fire call when the vehicle left the roadway and rolled. Firefighter Stone was ejected from the vehicle and passed away at the scene of the accident which is still under investigation by authorities. Incident Location: MVA - One quarter mile East of Darwin Ferry RD and 2100 St
Published on Jun 1, 2013
Published on Jun 1, 2013
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