9-11-01:Never forget our fallen brother firefighters ---------- Forwarded Message ---------- This is a message from the Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Fire Administration. You may submit your comments or request additional information, by contacting USFA through our web site at: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/applications/feedback/ ------------------------------------ The U.S. Fire Administration has received notice of the following firefighter fatalities: Name: Todd Smith Rank: Firefighter Age: 31 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 17 Date of Incident: 02/06/2005 Time of Incident: 1155 hrs Date of Death: 02/06/2005 Fire Department Name: New Paltz Fire Department Fire Department Address: 25 Plattekill Avenue, New Paltz, New York 12561 Fire Department Phone: (845) 255-1520 Fire Department Chief: Patrick Koch Cause of Death: Firefighter Smith responded to the station for a call of smoke within a structure. He was discovered lying on the ground inside the station by a passer-by who notified police. Cause of death, cardiac arrest. Wake/Viewing: Calling hours 02/09/2005, between 1400-1700 hrs and 1800-2100 hrs, (1900 hrs Firematic Services) at Moylans Funeral Home, Route 32, Rosendale, New York Funeral Arrangements: 02/10/2005 starting 1100 hrs at Moylans Funeral Home with interment to follow at Wiltwyck Cemetery on O'Rielly Street. Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending ==================== Name: William "Bill" Goodin Rank: Captain Age: 56 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 24 Date of Incident: 02/05/2005 Time of Incident: 0100 hrs Date of Death: 02/05/2005 Fire Department Name: Mt. Victory Fire Department Fire Department Address: 14955 Highway 192, Somerset, Kentucky 42501-4429 Fire Department Phone: (606) 382-5680 Fire Department Chief: Coby Dykes Cause of Death: Captain Goodin and another member of the department had returned from an EMS call and returned their apparatus to service. Captain Goodin mentioned to his colleague that he did not feel well and then collapsed, striking his head on the bumper of a vehicle. He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. ==================== Name: William Hudson Rank: Captain Age: 50 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 20 Date of Incident: Pending Date of Death: 02/03/2005 Fire Department Name: Salem Fire Department Fire Department Address: 48 Lafayette Street, Salem, Massachusetts 01970 Fire Department Phone: (978) 744-1235 Fire Department Chief: Robert W. Turner Cause of Death: Captain Hudson contracted Hepatitis C while on-duty several years ago. He died at home from complications of the disease on 02/03/05. Funeral Arrangements: Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 02/08/2005, at 1000 hrs at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 8 North Street, Salem, Massachusetts. Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Those who wish to make memorial contributions may make them to Hospice of the North Shore, 10 Elm Street, Danvers, Massachusetts 01923. ==================== Name: William J. Briggs Rank: Captain Age: 52 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 25 Date of Incident: 12/14/2004 Time of Incident: 1301 hrs Date of Death: 12/14/2004 Fire Department Name: INEEL Fire Department Fire Department Address: PO Box 1625, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83415 Fire Department Phone: 208-526-4820 Fire Department Chief: Don Whittaker Cause of Death: Captain Briggs died of a heart attack while exercising on 12/14/2004. While on-duty the day before, 12/13/2004, Captain Briggs complained of physical discomfort he thought to be GERD after participating in strenuous physical activity. This training was for the Firefighter Combat Challenge, an activity required by the fire department. He had also answered at least one alarm and an emergency medical patient care training activity. Memorial Fund Contact and Address: C/o INEEL Fire Department, PO Box 1625, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83415 Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Smith, Captain Goodin, Captain Hudson, Captain Briggs at: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/fatalities/ To date, 15 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2005. ------------- You are currently subscribed to usfa-firefighters as: hollywoodfire822@xxxxxxxx To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-usfa-firefighters-32449A@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx ___________________________________________________________________ Speed up your surfing with Juno SpeedBand. Now includes pop-up blocker! Only $14.95/month -visit http://www.juno.com/surf to sign up today!