In the Line of Duty

Line of Duty Death: As U.S. Crews Arrived to Assist With the Australian Wildfires an Australian Firefighter Was Killed Today Battling Those Fires

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As the world watches the devestation happening in Australia sadly they lost one of their firefighters today battling the wildfires.  This is the fifth firefighter to pass while battling these wildfires.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all involved and all that continue to battle these devastating wildfires. Wildfiretoday.com – “It occurred Saturday January 11 while a firefighter was working ...

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Line of Duty Death: West Virginia Firefighter Killed While Responding to Fire

In what is shaping up to be a bad day for first responders we regret to inform you of another Line of Duty Death.  A Firefighter in Roane County, West Virginia has passed away after his Tanker (Tender) rolled over.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all involved in this incident as well. ROANE COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — “A Roane ...

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Line of Duty Deaths: Firefighter and Police Officer Struck and Killed While Operating at a Crash Scene in Lubbock, TX

We regret to bring you the horrible news out of Lubbock, Texas where a Firefighter and Police Officer were struck and killed while operating at a crash scene earlier this morning.  One Firefighter still remains in critical condition.  Our Thoughts and prayers are with all involved.  More on this horrible situation below. LUBBOCK, Texas – “A firefighter and police officer were ...

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Line of Duty Death: Pennsylvania Paramedic Killed Operating at a Vehicle Crash on I70

More sad news today as we now learn of a second line of duty death. This LODD occurred in the Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania area.  Paramedic Smelser was struck and killed while attending to a injured patient on I70.  More on the story below. Rostraver West Newton Emergency Services – “It’s with great sorrow and pain that we announce the tragic ...

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Line of Duty Death: West Peculiar, Missouri Firefighter Dies After Roof Collapse at House Fire

We regret to bring you the news that a Suburban Kansas City Firefighter has died in the Line of Duty after a roof collapse at a house fire.  More on the story below.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all involved. “KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE: JAN. 5, 1:45 | A West Peculiar firefighter was killed when the roof collapsed. ...

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LODD: Worcester Lieutenant Dies Heroically Trying To Save Baby and Another Individual From Fire

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  Article from NBCBOSTON: A Worcester fire lieutenant who died in a 4-alarm fire overnight was responding to a report of a trapped baby and heroically sacrificed himself to get two of his fellow firefighters to safety. Lt. Jason Menard was killed in the fire, leaving behind a wife and four children. The family had been scheduled to leave on a ...

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LODD: Captain Succumbs to Injuries Sustained While Operating at a Four-Alarm Fire

Berwick, Maine: It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Captain Joel Barnes of the Berwick Fire Department. Shortly after the first arriving companies got on scene a Mayday was transmitted. No other information was released about circumstances leading up to the Mayday and subsequent death of the Captain. Four other firefighters were injured and were ...

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Line of Duty Death: FDNY Member Has Passed Away After Falling Off Bridge Per News Sources

For the second time in as many days we regret to bring you dreadful news.  This time it appears a FDNY member has passed away in the line of duty following a fall off a Bridge in Brooklyn.  Details are limited at this point, however he was working at the scene of a crash and may have lost his balance. ...

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Line of Duty Death: Clinton, Iowa Firefighter Killed After Some Type of Explosion While Operating at a Grain Bin Fire

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It is with heavy hearts we bring you the sad news out of Iowa today.  This morning while operating at a grain bin fire some type of explosion occurred injuring two firefighters, one of which has passed away.  Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers are with the Firefighters Family, and the Fire Department Family.  As we get more information we will ...

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LODD: Lieutenant Struck and Killed, Two Others Critically Injured After Semi Strikes Fire Truck

Firefighter Struck and Killed

  Article retrieved from: WDBJ7 “HANOVER Co., Va. (WDBJ7) – State Police say a firefighter was killed in a crash in Hanover County on Thursday evening. They say the Hanover County Fire and EMS stopped at a crash scene on I-295 for another two-vehicle crash. Police say despite having its emergency lights on, one of the stopped fire engines was ...

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