9-11-01:Never forget or 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/ ------------------------------------ The U.S. Fire Administration has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: Name: Alan David Toepke Rank: Firefighter Age: 30 Gender: Male Status: Career (Seasonal) Years of Service: 2 Date of Incident: 04/24/2004 Time of Incident: Pending Date of Death: 04/24/2004 Fire Department Name: Midewin Interagency Hotshot Crew Fire Department Address: U.S. Forest Service, Midewin Interagency Hotshot Crew, Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, 30239 S. State Route 53, Wilmington, IL 60481 Fire Department Phone: (815) 423-6370 Fire Department Website: http://www.fs.fed.us/mntp/Hotshots/IHC_Index.htm Fire Department Chief: Superintendent Lito Contreras Cause of Death: Firefighter Toepke and his fellow Midewin Interagency Hotshot Crew firefighters were returning to their home base in Illinois after a fire assignment in Florida's Apalachicola National Forest. The group stopped in Arkansas to rest for the evening. Toepke and Firefighter Hazelton, also seriously injured in the incident, were walking across the interstate when a semi-truck struck them. Memorial Fund Contact and Address: The Toepke family has requested that contributions in Al?s memory be made to either of two organizations: Dakota Pheasants Forever, Attn: Dave Roberts, 623 North 13th St., Bismarck, ND 58501 (www.dakotapf.com) OR YMCA Camp Olson to support cabin restoration or camper scholarships as it celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2004 (4160 Little Big Boy Road NE, Longville, MN 56655). Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Toepke at: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/inside-usfa/ffmem/ffmem.shtm Additional information on firefighter fatalities may be found on the USFA web site at: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/inside-usfa/nfdc/nfdc-data5.shtm To date, 48 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2004. ------------- You are currently subscribed to usfa-firefighters as: hollywoodfire822@xxxxxxxx To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-usfa-firefighters-32449A@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx or visit the USFA web site at http://www.usfa.fema.gov/applications/listserv/usfamail.cfm ________________________________________________________________ The best thing to hit the Internet in years - Juno SpeedBand! Surf the Web up to FIVE TIMES FASTER! Only $14.95/ month - visit www.juno.com to sign up today!