[cifnmedia] Fw: Notice of Firefighter Fatalities - Collinsvile, OK and Bostic, NC

  • From: "hollywoodfire822@xxxxxxxx" <hollywoodfire822@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: cifnmedia@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, taylorspringsfire@xxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2005 14:15:01 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 
You may submit your comments or request additional information, by contacting 
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:  James Fugate
Rank:  Firefighter
Age:  20
Gender:  Male
Status:  Volunteer
Years of Service:  2 years
Date of Incident:  12/27/2004
Time of Incident:  2238hrs
Date of Death:  01/11/2005

Fire Department Name:  Collinsville Fire Department 
Fire Department Address:  1202 W Main, Collinsville, Oklahoma  74021 
Fire Department Phone:  (918) 371-1020 
Fire Department Email:  www.cvillefire@xxxxxxxxxx 
Fire Department Chief:  Russell Young

Cause of Death: While responding to an alarm (residential smoke
investigation) in his personally owned vehicle, Firefighter Fugate lost
control of the vehicle and crashed off of the roadway flipping several
times and ejecting him.  Fugate was reportedly not wearing a seatbelt.  He
was transported to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Funeral Arrangements:  01/14/2005@ 1400hrs, Freewill Baptist Church, 156
Hwy 169, Collinsville, Oklahoma.

Memorial Fund Contact and Address:  In memory of Firefighter James Fugate,
c/o Collinsville Fire Department, 1202 West Main, Collinsville, Oklahoma 

**********************  [and]

Name:  Robert Dewey Martin
Rank:  Firefighter
Age:  26
Gender:  Male
Status:  Volunteer
Years of Service:  8
Date of Incident:  01/09/2005
Time of Incident:  0600hrs
Date of Death:  01/09/2005

Fire Department Name:  Bostic Volunteer Fire Department 
Fire Department Address:  P.O. Box 158, Bostic, North Carolina  28018 
Fire Department Phone:  (828)245-2249 
Fire Department Chief:  Randy Jolley

Cause of Death: After attending an EMT class involving strenuous
activities held at the station, Firefighter Martin woke his wife the next
morning gasping for breath.  Firefighter Martin died at the hospital due
to heart complications.

Wake Arrangements:  The visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
on Tuesday, January 11, 2005, at Wasburn & Dorsey Funeral Home.  The
Rutherford County Firefighter's Honor Guard will serve at both the funeral
and visitation hours.

Funeral Arrangements: Wednesday, January 12, 2005, at Mount Pleasant
Baptist Church.  Burial will follow in the Piney Mountain Baptist Church

Memorial Fund Contact and Address:  The family requests that memorials be
made to the Bostic Fire Department; P.O. Box 158, Bostic, North Carolina 
28018; Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 397 Mt. Pleasant Church Road, Forest
city, North Carolina  28043; or Piney Mountain Baptist Church, P.O. Box
519, Ellenboro, North Carolina  28040.  Friends may sign the online quest
book @ www.washburndorsey.com.

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Fugate and Firefighter Martin at:

To date, 3 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2005.

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