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News Archive» January 2004

1/30/04 Line of Duty Death - Marguerite, PA

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Firment family and the Marguerite Volunteer Fire Company of Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Captain Keith Firment, 35, an 18 year veteran of the Marguerite Volunteer Fire Company died Thursday Januray 22, 2004. Keith felt ill at his home after responding to a fire call on Wednesday January 21, 2004. He was treated at a local hospital before being transported to UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh where he died shortly after.

     For more news, information, and photos, please visit the Keith Firment Memorial in the Fallen Brothers Section.


1/27/04 Line of Duty Death - West Bridgewater, MA

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Hatch family and the West Bridgewater Fire Department of Massachusetts. FireFighter Charles Hatch, 48, a member of the West Bridgewater Fire Department since 2001 and a 33 year veteran FireFighter-EMT-Paramedic died Thursday January 22, 2004. Charles died from a heart attack following a box alarm.

     For more news, information, and photos, please visit the Charles Hatch Memorial in the Fallen Brothers Section.


1/26/04 Line of Duty Death - Delmar, NY

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Shea family and the Elsmere Fire Company of Delmar, New York. Assistant Chief Kevin Shea, 54, a 30 year veteran of the Elsmere Fire Company died Saturday January 24, 2004. Kevin had returned from an emergency call at a nursing home and collapsed in his vehicle in front of the firehouse. He was rushed to Albany Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

     For more news, information, and photos, please visit the Kevin Shea Memorial in the Fallen Brothers Section.


1/20/04 Armpatch Gallery Update

     I spent this morning editing 100 new armpatches for the Armpatch Gallery and I also redesigned the method of displaying them. They are now completely sorted alphabeticaly and have the filename displayed below them. I also tweaked the navigation area for the armpatch pages. There are now 148 pages displaying a total of 1,776 armpatches.


1/19/04 Line of Duty Death - Maryland Line, MD

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Jones family and the Maryland Line Volunteer Fire Company of Baltimore County, Maryland. FireFighter Richard Jones, 65, a 48 year veteran of the Maryland Line Volunteer Fire Company died Wednesday January 14, 2004. Richard went home after his shift and died in his sleep from heart related issues.

     For more news, information, and photos, please visit the Richard Jones Memorial in the Fallen Brothers Section.


1/17/04 Attention WFD Members

     It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Laura Pompei, mother of Retired Waterbury FireFighter Thomas Pompei. A funeral will be held for Laura today Saturday January 17, 2004 10AM at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church followed by a burial in All Saints Cemetery.


1/16/04 Line of Duty Death - Philadelphia, PA

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Harvey family and the Philadelphia Fire Department of Pennsylvania. Lieutenant Derrick Harvey, 45, a 14 year veteran of the Philadelphia Fire Department died Thursday January 15, 2004. Derrick was seriously injured and burned when he fell through the first floor of a residential structure fire on Thursday Januray 8, 2004. He was rescued and transported to Albert Einstein Medical Center via PFD Medic Unit then transferred to Temple University Hospital Burn Unit where he died from his injuries one week later.

     For more news, information, and photos, please visit the Derrick Harvey Memorial in the Fallen Brothers Section.


1/11/04 Line of Duty Death - Winslow Twp, NJ

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Gant family and the Winslow Township Fire Department of New Jersey. Lieutenant Leslie Gant, 46, a 30 year veteran firefighter with the Winslow Township Fire Department died Thursday January 8, 2004. Leslie felt some dizziness after returning from a motor vehicle accident response with Engine Company 2572 on January 4th. He returned home to rest but later his family took him to Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia where it was determined he had suffered a stroke. He died days later.

     For more news, information, and photos, please visit the Leslie Gant Memorial in the Fallen Brothers Section.


1/9/04 Line of Duty Death - New Caney, TX

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Flowers family and the New Caney Volunteer Fire Department of Texas. Assistant Chief Charles Flowers, 61, a 26 year veteran of the New Caney Volunteer Fire Department died Monday January 5, 2004. Charles had suffered a heart attack at the scene of a motor vehicle extrication on November 17th. He was transported to a local hospital and treated, where he remained until December 17th when he was released to finish his rehabilitation at home. Charles died in his sleep on Monday January 5, 2004.

     For more news, information, and photos, please visit the Charles Flowers Memorial in the Fallen Brothers Section.


1/6/04 Attention WFD Members

     The January meeting of the Waterbury FireFighters Local 1339 is scheduled for Wednesday January 7, 2004 1900 hours at Headquarters. Please note day and date change. All members are encouraged to make every effort to attend.


1/4/04 Attention WFD Members

     It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Louis Rocco, father of Retired Waterbury FireFighter Joe Rocco. Calling hours for Louis will be held today Sunday January 4, 2004 4-7PM at Maiorano Funeral Home on Willow Street. A funeral with military honors will be held for Louis on Monday January 5, 2004 9:30AM at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church followed by a burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Watertown.


1/3/04 Line of Duty Death - Windsor Locks, CT

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Jeffery family, the Windsor Locks Fire Department, and the Groton Submarine Base Fire Department of Connecticut. Fire Chief Kenneth Jeffery, 51, a 30 year veteran of the Windsor Locks Fire Department died Wednesday December 31, 2003. Kenneth collapsed from a ruptured aorta at the Groton Submarine Base Fire Department on Thursday December 25, 2003. He was treated at a local hospital and then airlifted to Hartford Hospital. He remained in intensive care until he died days later.

     For more news, information, and photos, please visit the Kenneth Jeffery Memorial in the Fallen Brothers Section.


1/1/04 Line of Duty Death - Jefferson Parish, LA

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Taylor family, the Jefferson Parish Fire District No. 3 and the Woodlawn Volunteer Fire Department of Louisiana. FireFighter Glyn Taylor, 43, a volunteer firefighter with the Jerfferson Parish Fire District No. 3 died Monday December 29, 2003. Glyn was traveling with other firefighters to a night training exercise in five apparatus westbound on South Frontage Road. A battery cover fell off one of the apparatus and several men had gone to retrieve it and were returning to the apparatus when Glyn was struck by two eastbound automobiles. He was wearing coveralls and a jacket with no reflective tape. Glyn was airlifted to Lake Charles Memorial Hospital by Acadian Ambulance Air Medical where he died shortly after.

     For more news, information, and photos, please visit the Glyn Taylor Memorial in the Fallen Brothers Section.


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