2020 Firefighter L.O.D.D.

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    As time permits I will add Memorials for all lost before today.
     

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    On Sunday, January 5, 2020, at approximately 1104hrs., Firefighter Charles “Chuck” McCormick responded to a residential structure fire. When Firefighter McCormick entered the structure, the floor collapsed and he fell into the basement. He was rushed to the Belton Regional Medical Center where he later passed away from the injuries he sustained in the fall.
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    West Peculiar Fire Protection District
    200 S Main ST
    Peculiar, Missouri 64078

    Chief: Bobby Sperry
     
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    On Friday, January 10, 2020, Fire Chief John A. Bresnan was found unresponsive in his office at the Homewood Fire and Rescue Service. He was immediately transported to Brookwood Baptist Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased from a medical emergency that has yet to be determined.

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    Homewood Fire and Rescue Service
    2850 19th Street, S
    Homewood, Alabama 35209

    Chief: TBD
     
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    On Saturday, January 11, 2020, Lieutenant David Hill and another firefighter responded to the scene of a vehicle crash on the northbound lanes of Interstate 27 in Lubbock, Texas. While working at the scene, Lieutenant Hill, the firefighter, and a police officer were hit by a passing vehicle. Lieutenant Hill and the firefighter were immediately transported to the hospital where Lieutenant Hill passed away from the injuries he sustained. The other firefighter is listed in critical condition. The police officer died at the scene.

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    Lubbock Fire Rescue
    1515 East Ursuline Street
    Lubbock, Texas 79403

    Chief: Shaun Fogerson

    A Lubbock PD Officer was lost in this incident as well.
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    Police Officer Nicholas Reyna and Lieutenant Eric Hill, of the Lubbock Fire Department, were struck and killed by a vehicle while at the scene of a previous crash on I-27 near Drew Street.

    Officers and rescue personnel were at the scene of an earlier single-vehicle rollover crash on the interstate when a second vehicle also crossed the median. As officers then dealt with the second crash a third vehicle left the travel lanes and struck Officer Reyna, Lieutenant Hill, and a second firefighter. Officer Reyna and Lieutenant Hill both suffered fatal injuries and the second firefighter was critically injured.

    Officer Reyna had served with the Lubbock Police Department for one year.

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    • Age 27
    • Tour 1 year
    • Badge Not available
    INCIDENT DETAILS
    • Cause Struck by vehicle
    Accident Scene
     
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    On Saturday, January 11, 2020, Firefighter Mark Horwich was responding to a structure fire in an engine when it was involved in a rollover crash. Firefighter Horwich died at the scene from the injuries he sustained in the crash.

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    Clover-Roane Volunteer Fire Department
    3909 Clay Road
    Spencer, West Virginia 25276

    Chief: Jason Conrad
     
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    On Sunday, January 12, 2020, late in the evening, Chief Daryl “Taddy” Drusch responded to an EMS call for a car submerged in ice. Early Monday morning, January 13, 2020, he suffered an apparent heart attack at his home and was rushed to the hospital where he passed away.

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    Howard Lake Fire Department
    817 7TH Street
    Howard Lake, Minnesota 55349

    Chief: Acting Chief Keith Brobroske
     
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    On Saturday, January 18, 2020, Driver-Operator Roger D. DeLongchamp was preparing to depart the station in a tanker on an emergency response for a reported structure fire when he collapsed. He was immediately treated by other responders but efforts were unsuccessful. Driver-Operator DeLongchamp was declared deceased at 0300hrs from an apparent heart attack.

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    Willow-Caswell Fire Department
    680 N Seward Meridian Parkway
    Wasilla, Alaska 99654

    Chief: Victor Snell
     
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    On Sunday, January 19, 2020, Fire Marshal Timothy P. Smith was returning home after responding to a house fire in Orange, CT. His vehicle left the road and hit a tree. Fire Marshal Smith died instantly from the injuries he sustained in the accident.

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    Orange, CT Fire Marshal's Office
    355 Boston Post Road
    PO Box 951
    Orange, Connecticut 06477

    Chief: Deputy Fire Marshal James Vincent
     
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    On Monday, January 20, 2020, Firefighter John Kevin Cash worked a 24-hour shift at the Roswell Fire Department. The next morning, Tuesday, January 21, 2020, the incoming day crew noticed that he had not yet left the station to go home. They entered his bunk room to awaken him but found him deceased. The nature and cause of his death are currently under investigation.

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    Roswell Fire Department
    1810 Hembree Road
    Alpharetta, Georgia 30009

    Chief: Ricky Burnette
     
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    On Friday, January 31, 2020, Firefighter Corbin Rogers was returning home from a mandated aerial training class at the Spring Lake Fire Department when he was involved in a vehicle accident. Rogers passed away at the scene.

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    Spring Lake Fire Department
    300 Ruth ST
    PO Box 617
    Spring Lake, North Carolina 28390

    Chief: Jason Williams
     
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    On Wednesday evening, February 12, 2020, Fire Chief Manuel Galindo, Jr., was driving a fire apparatus on East Highway 20 in Hudspeth County when he suddenly veered off the road. He attempted to get the vehicle back on the highway but overcorrected. The apparatus flipped over and Galindo was ejected. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. Investigation into the accident continues.

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    Fort Hancock Volunteer Fire Department
    71880 Estate Highway 20
    PO Box 40
    Fort Hancock, Texas 79839

    Chief: Acting Chief Manuel Galindo, III
     
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    On Tuesday afternoon, February 18, 2020, at approximately 1614hrs., firefighters from the Porterville Fire Department, as well as the counties of King, Fresno, and Tulare, responded to a fire at the Porterville Public Library. Captain Ramon “Ray” Figueroa and Firefighter Patrick Jones perished in the blaze. Two teen boys have been arrested on suspicion of starting the fire. Investigation into the incident continues.

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    Porterville Fire Department
    40 W Cleveland Avenue
    Porterville, California 93257

    Chief: David LaPere

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    On Tuesday afternoon, February 18, 2020, at approximately 1614hrs., firefighters from the Porterville Fire Department, as well as the counties of King, Fresno, and Tulare, responded to a fire at the Porterville Public Library. Captain Ramon “Ray” Figueroa and Firefighter Patrick Jones perished in the blaze. Two teen boys have been arrested on suspicion of starting the fire. Investigation into the incident continues.

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    Porterville Fire Department
    40 W Cleveland Avenue
    Porterville, California 93257

    Chief: David LaPere
     
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    On the morning of Sunday, February 23, 2020, after returning home from a grass fire, Firefighter/EMT Donald “Donny” Lepper collapsed. He was immediately taken to the Community Hospital of McCook, where he was pronounced deceased.

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    Indianola Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad
    102 N 4TH ST
    PO Box M
    Indianola, Nebraska 69034

    Chief: Mason Nelms
     
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    On Sunday, March 8, 2020, Safety Officer Joe Tucker was driving the department’s engine to a structure fire before complaining that he wasn’t feeling well to his coworkers. After arriving at the scene, Tucker was immediately transported to the Wayne UNC Hospital where he passed away.

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    Thoroughfare Volunteer Fire Department
    157 Herring Road
    Goldsboro, North Carolina 27530

    Chief: Randy Pipkin
     
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    While battling a fire at a single-family home, Firefighter Jerome Guise was fatally injured when the structure’s heavy timber front porch roof collapsed on him. Firefighter Guise was pronounced deceased at the scene.

    Incident Location: 1500 block of Boiling Springs Road, Monroe Township, PA

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    Citizen's Fire Company No. 1 of Mt. Holly Springs
    100 Chestnut Street
    Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania 17065

    Chief: Tim Yingst
     
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    On Friday, March 13, 2020, at approximately 2130hrs, Firefighter Benjamen “Ben” Lauren and Forsyth Township Fire Department personnel arrived at the scene of a fire in a duplex. While working the interior of the structure, part of the floor collapsed and Lauren became trapped between the first and basement floors. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. An investigation into the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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    Forsyth Township Fire Department
    47 N Johnson Lake Road
    PO Box 1360
    Gwinn, Michigan 49841

    Chief: Jason Stansky
     
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    On Thursday, March 5, 2020, Firefighter Zachary S. Blankenship and the Montcalm Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire at a residential structure. Upon returning home, approximately 5 hours later, he collapsed. Blankenship was immediately taken to the Bluefield Regional Medical Center where it was determined he suffered a stroke. He was later flown to a hospital in Roanoke, Virginia. Blankenship was pronounced deceased at 1442hrs on Sunday, March 15, 2020.

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    Montcalm Volunteer Fire Department
    RT 71 Main ST
    PO Box 267
    Montcalm, West Virginia 24737

    Chief: Tim Cox
     
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    On March 14, 2020, Firefighter/EMT Israel Tolentino, Jr., responded with his fire department to an ongoing gas rupture at a residence. All members, including Firefighter/EMT Tolentino, entered the surrounding structures, including multi-family dwellings and apartments, to check for gas seepage and levels. Three of the residences he entered had individuals with known cases of COVID-19. Firefighter/EMT Tolentino subsequently became ill, was diagnosed with COVID-19, and passed away on March 31, 2020.

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    Passaic Fire Department
    11 Hope Avenue
    Passaic, New Jersey 07055

    Chief: Patrick Trentacost
     
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    While on official duty, Firefighter Mario Araujo contracted COVID-19 from exposure from a patient with a known case of COVID-19.

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    Chicago Fire Department
    3510 South Michigan Avenue
    Second Floor
    Chicago, Illinois 60635

    Chief: Fire Commissioner Richard C. Ford, II
     
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