[cifnmedia] Fw: Notice of Firefighter Fatalities - Lancaster, MA and Exton, PA

  • From: Rod Stewart <hollywoodfire822@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: cifnmedia@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2003 08:18:02 -0600

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

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To: "Firefighter Fatalities" <usfa-firefighters@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2003 15:36:22 -0500
Subject: Notice of Firefighter Fatalities - Lancaster, MA and Exton, PA

This is a message from the Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Fire
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: Martin H. McNamara
Rank: Firefighter
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 3
Date of Incident: 11/29/2003
Time of Incident: 0430 hrs
Date of Death: 11/29/2003
Fire Department Name: Lancaster Fire Department
Fire Department Address: P.O. Box 101, Lancaster, MA 01523
Fire Department Phone: 978-368-1380
Fire Department Chief: Acting Chief Stephen Hiliger
Cause of Death: Firefighter McNamara died while engaged in fire
suppression duties when he became trapped in the basement of a burning
wood-frame building following at least two reported explosions in the
Visitation Hours: Monday, December 1, 2003, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, Philbin
Comeau Funeral Home, 176 Water Street, Clinton, MA 01510
Funeral Arrangements: Tuesday, December 2, 2003 at 11:00 AM, St. John's
Church, 80 Union Street, Clinton, MA 01510.  Interment will be at St.
John's Cemetery, Lancaster, MA.
Memorial Fund Contact and Address:  The Martin McNamara Memorial Fund c/o
the Leominster Credit Union, 159 Mechanic Street, Clinton, MA 01510


Name: Thomas W. Diorio
Rank: Fire Police Lieutenant
Age: 70
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 11
Date of Incident: 11/30/2003
Time of Incident: 1320 hrs.
Date of Death: 11/30/2003
Fire Department Name: West Whiteland Fire Company
Fire Department Address: 227 Crest Ave., Exton, PA 19341
Fire Department Chief: George P. Turner
Cause of Death: Lieutenant Diorio collapsed and died from an apparent
cardiac arrest while directing traffic at the scene of a townhouse fire.
Funeral Arrangements:  Viewing: Thursday, December 4th, 6 to 9 PM,
DellaVecchia Reilly & Smith Funeral Home, North Church Street, West
Chester, PA
Services:  Friday December 5th, 10:00 AM, Saint Peter and Paul Church,
Boot Road, West Chester, PA
Burial:  Grove Cemetery, Boot Road, West Whiteland Township
Memorial Fund and Contact Address: In lieu of  flowers, the family has
requested donations be made to the West Whiteland Township Fire Company
227 Crest Avenue, Exton, PA 19341.

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter McNamara and Fire Police Lieutenant
Diorio at:

Additional information on firefighter fatalities may be found on the USFA
web site at:

To date, 98 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2003.

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