DC firefighter-EMT dies after being hurt in vehicle crash
Robert Marshall died a week after being critically injured in Pennsylvania when a truck rear-ended his vehicle while he was standing in front of it, causing it to strike him
By FireRescue1 Staff
WASHINGTON — A firefighter-EMT died Saturday after being critically injured in a vehicle crash a week before.
NBC Washington reported that D.C. Fire and EMS firefighter-EMT Robert Marshall, a 20-year veteran of the department, was standing in front of his truck in Pennsylvania when another truck hit his vehicle, causing it to strike him.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and fellow firefighters," the department said in a tweet.
Marshall was remembered as a responder who proved his dedication both in and out of the firehouse.
"It's definitely empty today," colleague Toree Holmes said. "Off-duty and on-duty he always just put everybody else ahead of himself, you know, no matter what. Good situation, bad situation.”
Marshall was also the station chef, a duty that he embraced with confidence.
"We're kind of a diverse group here. Everybody likes different stuff. He'd cook three different meals twice a day," Lt. Joe Boling said.
Lt. Boling added that Marshall was also the “Santa Clause for the neighborhood,” and was always eager to get a jump start on the role.
“You know, he started on me in October," Lt. Boling said.
The DC Fire and EMS Department regrets to announce the passing of active Firefighter Robert “Bob” Marshall, Engine 29, Platoon 2. He died of injuries received in an accident in Pa. earlier this month. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and fellow firefighters.— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) April 21, 2018
Members of #DCsBravest Engine 29 and Truck 5 in Palisades begin the sad process of hanging black bunting over their doors in memory of active Firefighter Robert “Bob” Marshall, who succumbed to injuries in an off-duty traffic accident in Pa. pic.twitter.com/3oZ2pOVCFM— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) April 22, 2018
Helmet of #DCsBravest the late active Firefighter Robert “Bob” Marshall hangs over his Palisades firehouse door as the flag waves at half staff overhead. We lost Bob in a tragic highway accident in Pa. pic.twitter.com/c3tq1UHVUq— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) April 22, 2018