[cifnmedia] Fw: Notice of Firefighter Fatality - Painted Post, NY

  • From: Rod Stewart <hollywoodfire822@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: cifnmedia@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 11:46:54 -0600

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

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To: "Firefighter Fatalities" <usfa-firefighters@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 09:49:39 -0500
Subject: Notice of Firefighter Fatality - Painted Post, NY

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 fatality:

Name:  Lawrence J. Yonkin
Rank:  Chief
Age:  56
Gender:  Male
Status:  Volunteer
Years of Service:  30+        
Date of Incident:  11/15/2003
Time of Incident:  0530hrs
Date of Death:  11/15/2003                        
Fire Department Name:  Forest View-Gang Mills Fire Department        
Fire Department Address:  PO Box 203, Painted Post, NY  14870
Fire Department Phone:  (607) 962-8711
Fire Department Website:  http://www.geocities.com/fvgmfd
Fire Department Chief:  Assistant Chief Dan Dillon
Cause of Death:  Chief Yonkin died of an apparent heart attack after
returning home from a civilian casualty house fire response.
Funeral Arrangements:  Calling hours will be on Tuesday, November 18,
2003, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Carpenter?s
Funeral Home at 14 E. Pulteney Street, Corning, NY, 14830, (607)
A funeral service is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 19,
2003, at the Carpenter?s Funeral Home in Corning with a procession to
follow ending at the Gang Mills Fire Department.  It has been
requested that those departments joining the procession bring one piece
equipment to the service on Wednesday morning.
Memorial Fund Contact and Address:  Memorial donations may be made, in
Chief Yonkin?s name, to the Forest View-Gang Mills Volunteer Fire
Department, 125 Forest Drive, Painted Post, NY  14870.

Tribute is being paid to Chief Yonkin at:


Additional information on firefighter fatalities may be found on the USFA
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To date, 91 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2003.

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