[cifnmedia] Fw: Notices of Firefighter Fatality - NJ, IL, LA and NC

  • From: Rod Stewart <hollywoodfire822@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: cifnmedia@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 13:49:52 -0600

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

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To: "Firefighter Fatalities" <usfa-firefighters@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2003 10:32:04 -0500
Subject: Notices of Firefighter Fatality - NJ, IL, LA and NC

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: Ronald W. Fitzpatrick
Rank: Firefighter/Training Officer
Age: 68
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Date of Incident: 12/06/2003
Time of Incident: 1616hrs
Date of Death: 12/06/2003                
Fire Department Name: Long Branch Fire Department        
Fire Department Address: 344 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ 07740
Fire Department Phone: (732) 222-0076
Fire Department Email: lbfirechiefs@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Fire Department Chief: J. O. Jones, III                                
Cause of Death: Firefighter Fitzpatrick died of an apparent heart attack
while working a fire in an abandoned commercial building.
Visitation Arrangements: Visitation services are being held Wednesday
1-9 p.m. at Damiano's Funeral Home, 191 Franklin Ave., Long Branch,
Funeral Arrangements: A funeral is being held on Thurs. at 10 a.m. at St.
Michael's Roman Catholic Church, 800 Ocean Ave., Long Branch, N.J.,
Memorial Fund Contact and Address: In memory of Ronald W. Fitzpatrick to
the St. Barnabus Hospice Center, 300 Second Ave, CW6, Long Branch, New
Jersey 07740.

Name: Todd "Bubba" Dicks
Rank: Firefighter
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 4
Date of Incident: 12/03/2003 
Date of Death: 12/03/2003                        
Fire Department Name: Warsaw Volunteer Fire Department        
Fire Department Address: N 5th St, Warsaw, IL 62379
Fire Department Phone: (217) 256-4515
Fire Department Chief: Steve Siegrist                                
Cause of Death: Firefighter Dicks died from an apparent heart attack
responding to a multiple vehicle traffic accident.
Memorial Fund Contact and Address:  In memory of Todd "Bubba" Dicks c/o
Warsaw Volunteer Fire Department, N 5th St, Warsaw, IL 62379

Name: Wayne Dillon 
Rank: Captain 
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 2 
Date of Incident: Wednesday, 12/03/03
Time of Incident: Unknown at this time
Date of Death: Wednesday, 12/03/03 
Fire Department Name: Washington Parish Fire District #9 
Fire Department Address: 28133 Mt. Olive Road, Mt. Herman, LA 70450
Fire Department Phone: (985) 877-5592
Fire Department Chief: Al Ortiz 
Cause of Death: Captain Dillon was participating in a driver training
exercise in a tanker when the tanker overturned.

Name: Mark Tyler Franklin        
Rank: Engineer        
Age: 46                
Gender: Male        
Status: Career                
Years of Service: 21 years                
Date of Incident: 04/18/2003                        
Time of Incident: 1030hrs        
Date of Death: 11/30/2003                
Fire Department Name: Charlotte Fire Department                        
Fire Department Address: 228 East 9th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202        
Fire Department Phone/Fax Number:        704-432-2053 / Fax-704-353-0211 
Fire Department Chief: Luther L. Fincher Jr.
Cause of Death:  Engineer Franklin suffered a knee injury while on duty
a structural fire in April 2003 and underwent knee surgery to correct the
injury in October 2003. Engineer Franklin died from a pulmonary embolism
(blood clot) as a result of the knee surgery.
Memorial Fund Contact and Address: In Memory of Mark Tyler Franklin,
Franklin Children?s Scholarship Fund, C/O Charlotte Fire Department
Union, 2100 Commonwealth Ave. Charlotte, NC 28205

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Fitzpatrick, Firefighter Dicks,
Captain Dillon and Engineer Franklin at:

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

To date, 103 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2003.

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