[cifnmedia] Fw: Notice of Firefighter Fatalities - Elkhorn City, KY and Summit Hil l, PA

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  • Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2004 05:06:39 GMT

9-11-01:Never forget our fallen brother firefighters

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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: Jason Todd Rowe
Rank: Fire Chief
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 16
Date of Incident: 12/23/2004
Time of Incident: 1945hrs
Date of Death: 12/23/2004

Fire Department Name: Elkhorn City Fire Department
Fire Department Address: 490 Russell Street, Elkhorn City, Kentucky 41522
Fire Department Phone: 606-754-8041
Fire Department Chief: Pending

Cause of Death: Chief Rowe was killed during a training exercise to place
snow chains on a fire truck.  A wedge to prevent the tires from rolling
and to lift the truck loosened and was propelled toward Rowe striking him
in the head.
Visitation: 12/27/2004 at 1800hrs at Bailey Funeral Home in Elkhorn.
Funeral: 12/29/2004 1300hrs at Elkhorn Elementary School.
Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Todd Rowe Memorial Fund at Community
Trust Bank in Elkhorn City, Kentucky 41522;  (606) 754-5589


Name: John "Jackie" Stoudt
Rank: Firefighter
Age: 67
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Date of Incident: 12/25/2004
Time of Incident: 0006hrs
Date of Death: 12/25/2004

Fire Department Name: Diligence Fire Company #1
Fire Department Address: 114 West Ludlow Street, PO Box 114, Summit Hill,
Pennsylvania  18250
Fire Department Phone: (570) 645-2831
Fire Department Website: http://www.summithillborough.com/Fire/default.htm
Fire Department Chief: Shawn Hoben

Cause of Death: Firefighter Stoudt, while responding to a mutual aid call,
was attempting to climb into the driver's seat of a ladder truck when for
an unknown reason he fell from the truck.  He was transported to a
hospital where he passed away.
Wake/Viewing: Tuesday, December 28, 2004, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the
Thomas J. Parambo Funeral Home, 54 West Fell Street, Summit Hill,
Pennsylvania 18250
Funeral Arrangements: Wednesday, December 29, 2004, at 10:30 a.m. at the
Thomas J. Parambo Funeral Home.
Memorial Fund Contact and Address: In lieu of flowers, to Ben Salem United
Church of Christ, 1965 Ch. Hill Road., Lehighton, Pennsylvania 18235;
Telephone (570)-386-3870;

Tribute is being paid to Fire Chief Rowe and Firefighter Stoudt at:

To date, 104 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2004.

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