LODD: Pa. fire chief dies after responding to vehicle crash
Willow Street Fire Company Chief Michael Reese, a 39-year fire service veteran, died unexpectedly at his home
Duty Death: Michael Reese - [Willow Street, Pennsylvania]
By FireRescue1 Staff
WILLOW STREET, Pa. — A veteran fire chief died unexpectedly Thursday at his home.
Lancaster Online reported that Willow Street Fire Company Chief Michael Reese, 53, died of an undisclosed cause after he responded to a vehicle crash earlier that morning, according to Lancaster Online.
“Chief Reese’s life was dedicated to helping others,” WSFC President Bob Kiesel said.
Reese was a 39-year veteran of the fire service, and also spent 17 years as an emergency dispatcher and assistant supervisor with Lancaster County-Wide Communications.
“Words cannot express the amount of pain this loss is on all of us,” neighboring department Lafayette Fire Company said on Facebook.
Other departments, such as the Southern Regional Police Department of Lancaster County, expressed their condolences as well.
“His sudden and unexpected passing will leave a void difficult to fill,” the department wrote in a post.
- Line of Duty Death