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Fallen Firefighters

The death of a firefighters is a tragic event, not only for the firefighters’ family and friends but also their fire service family. The FireRescue1 Fallen Firefighters information and resources page shares news about firefighter line-of-duty deaths (LODDs), off-duty deaths, memorials and remembrance events, and how the fire service can honor its fallen brothers and sisters. Firefighters share stories of fallen members and offer insights about how to reduce the number of LODDs in the future. FireRescue1 also compiles an annual video tribute to the firefighters who died in the line of duty.

Preliminary report finds Newark firefighters were ill-equipped and had little to no maritime firefighting training
Lubbock Firefighter Matt Dawson was seriously injured in a crash that claimed a fellow firefighter and police officer
Fire Chief Ralph Stegbauer and Firefighter Jeffery Skaggs were killed when the mechanical lift they were in fell over
Forest Bend Fire Chief John Norris was with other firefighters fighting a blaze in Friendswood
Kinnelon Lieutenant Justin Bower was found unresponsive at home after a call
“When we see these signs, it will be bittersweet. It’s a reminder of the loss — not that we ever forget it — but it also lets us know that the communities won’t forget him,” Peyton Morse’s father said
Family members and fellow firefighters remembered Andrew “Drew” Price as warm, adventurous and a frequent prankster
EMT Frederick D. Whiteside, 43, was a veteran of 22 years at the FDNY
Capon Valley Firefighter Ronald Maurice Strosnider fell ill while on the call
The story of Billy Moon, a heroic fallen FDNY firefighter, and the people whose lives he has saved
Firefighter Andrew “Drew” Price loved being a firefighter and was loved by many
The department identified the fallen firefighter as Firefighter/EMT Andrew Price of Truck 44
Roll on/roll off vessels like the Grande Costa d’Avorio can pack thousands of vehicles of various conditions
Ballardsville Firefighter Thomas Petschke Jr. had served the department for nearly 10 years
Buffalo Firefighter Jason Arno’s widow targets the FD over training, equipment as well as the contractor