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November, 2016


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1st Responder Newspaper honors and remembers emergency responders lost in the line of duty

Pennsylvania:Gabriel Garnet Lee, 42 Rank: Firefighter Incident Date: July 23, 2016 Death Date: July 23, 2016 Fire Department: Philadelphia Fire Department Initial Summary: Firefighter Lee was found unresponsive in the gym of the firehouse several hours after responding to a fire call. Lee was treated by fellow responders then taken to Temple University Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The nature of fatal injury is still to be determined. Missouri:Edward Austin Cosgrove, Jr., 53 Rank: Firefighter Incident Date: July 24, 2016 Death Date: July 24, 2016 Fire Department: Green Township Fire Protection District Initial Summary: Firefighter Cosgrove responded to a recreational vehicle on fire. On arrival, Firefighter Cosgrove was performing or assisting with hoseline advancement to perform fire suppression, when he became ill. Emergency care was initiated at the scene and Firefighter Cosgrove was transported to a local hospital in cardiac arrest where he was pronounced dead a short time later. Pennsylvania: Donald R. Ishman, 60 Rank: Firefighter Incident Date: July 23, 2016 Death Date: July 23, 2016 Fire Department: Hilltop Volunteer Fire Department Initial Summary:After helping out on a public service detail, Firefighter Ishman was attempting to guide the driver of the tanker truck, who was backing into the station, when he was accidently struck and killed. Firefighter Ishman, the former fire chief of the department, was pronounced dead at the scene by the McKean County Coroner. Kansas:Michael Lee Schultz, 47 Rank: Captain Incident Date: July 27, 2016 Death Date: July 27, 2016 Fire Department: Hoyt Rural Fire District #3

Initial Summary: Captain Schultz was killed when the tanker he was operating lost a front tire and crashed off of the roadway, rolling over several times. A second firefighter was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The pair of firefighters were on their way to a county fair parade when the fatal crash occurred.

California: Robert Oliver Reagan III, 35 Rank: Dozer Operator Incident Date: July 26, 2016 Death Date: July 26, 2016 Fire Department: CAL FIRE Initial Summary: Dozer Operator Reagan was fatally injured during night time operations when his bulldozer overturned while operating in steep terrain battling the Soberanes Fire in the Palo Colorado Canyon vicinity of California.

New Jersey: Paul Price, Sr., 63 Rank: Safety Officer Incident Date: August 10, 2016 Death Date: August 11, 2016 Fire Department: Audubon Fire Department Initial Summary: The Audubon Fire Department was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident with a utility pole and wires down. Safety Officer Price was one of the personnel who answered the alarm by responding to the fire station. One apparatus responded prior to Price arriving at the station. The responding apparatus and personnel mitigated the incident. Safety Officer Price remained at the fire station while the call was ongoing. Upon the return of the apparatus to the fire station, Price assisted the personnel with placing the apparatus back into service. He then left the station and later that evening attended a town Emergency Management meeting. Safety Officer Price returned home later that night and was discovered the following morning by a family member already deceased due to a likely cardiac event. EMS responded for the pronouncement, as no life-saving measures were warranted. Safety Officer Price was a former Assistant Fire Chief with Audubon Fire Department and a retired Deputy Fire Chief with the Camden City Fire Department.

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