[cifnmedia] Fw: Notice of Firefighter Fatalities - (1) New Paltz, NY; (1) Somerset , KY; (1) Salem, MA; (1) Idaho Falls, ID

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  • Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2005 05:38:34 GMT




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/
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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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