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Firefighter Death

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 Firefighter death 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.

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Wyomissing Captain Derrick L. Nester had responded to numerous calls, including a structure fire, and did not show up for his next shift
Fayetteville Fire Department Battalion Chief John Bowen, 35, died six months after being diagnosed with colon cancer
After losing their partners in separate fires, Celeste Flynn, Clara Fenelon and Sara Laird are working together to prevent future firefighter fatalities
Authorities say a Jackson firefighter is dead following a domestic dispute and standoff
Firefighter James C. Ward collapsed while fighting a fire in Scott County
Captain Ronnie Metcalf was a 19-year veteran of the Lexington Fire Department
South Bound Brook Fire Department Deputy Chief Craig M. Konkle had responded to a vehicle crash earlier in the day before suffering a medical emergency
The department requested privacy for the family of fallen Firefighter Jonathan Van Oeffelen
International Association of Fire Chiefs
Chief Charles Flynn, immediate past chair of the IAFC’s Volunteer & Combination Officers Section, passed away surrounded by his family
Firefighter Frank Whitt was killed in a crash while en route to escort EMT Drake Adams to a funeral home
The Elliott County firefighter’s vehicle crashed during a procession for the EMT, who had died in a separate incident
Safety
New proposed standards may require significant action to improve safe practices
Captain Brad Sherwood joined Cedar Falls Fire Rescue as a volunteer in 1997
Plainfield Firefighter Marques Hudson died while fighting a house fire on Jan. 26
Firefighter Daniel DeWolf had 32 years with the Fairville Volunteer Fire Department and was a past chief
Robert Earl Brown Sr., 87, served as the fire chief at the Glendale Fire Department from 1976 to 2017 but continued to serve the community
Considering how to incorporate psychology into investigations to help prevent firefighter traumatic injury and death
Testimony during the Grande Costa D’Avorio fire investigation shows a Newark deputy chief canceled a call for assistance early in the blaze
Winchendon Firefighter James Bevilacqua died suddenly on New Year’s Eve
Walla Walla Fire Engineer Ryan Pleasants was a 20-year veteran of the fire department
Nyack Firefighter Joseph Maragliano died at home the day after responding to a gas leak
Honoring the service and selflessness of those we lost this year
If you think rapid intervention is just a box to check, think again
Henderson County Firefighter Richard “Rick” D. Miller served as a driver for Station 1 since 2021; he was 69 years old
FireRescue1 sits down with Chief Billy Goldfeder and Gordon Graham to discuss the origins, impact and future of The Secret List
Family members and fellow firefighters remembered Andrew “Drew” Price as warm, adventurous and a frequent prankster
FDNY
EMT Frederick D. Whiteside, 43, was a veteran of 22 years at the FDNY