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News Archive» October 2007

10/31/07 Line of Duty Death - Charlevoix, MI

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Cross family and the Charlevoix Township Fire Department of Michigan. Assistant Fire Chief Ralph Cross, 73, a 20 year veteran and charter member of the Charlevoix Township Fire Department, died Saturday October 27, 2007. Ralph was distributing fire prevention and education materials to the public at a local K-Mart when he collapsed and died from an apparent heart attack.

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


10/29/07 Line of Duty Death - Athelstane, WI

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Phillips family and the Athelstane Volunteer Fire Department of Wisconsin. FireFighter Robert Phillips, 64, a 3 year veteran of the Athelstane Volunteer Fire Department and 26 veteran firefighter, died Friday October 26, 2007. Bob was operating the pump after fire operations at a chimney and roof fire were winding down when he collapsed from an apparent heart attack. He was transported to a Marionette County Hospital where he passed away shortly after.

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


10/27/07 Attention WFD Members

     It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Retired Waterbury FireFighter William Hailstones of Dalton, New Hampshire. Calling hours will be held on Thursday November 1, 2007 5-8PM at Chase Parkway Memorial/Albini Funeral Home in Waterbury. A burial will be held at the convenience of the family.


10/25/07 Hero Story Video & Kevin McDonald

     This morning a good friend of mine emailed me a very touching video that includes a story. I have added the video Hero Story (as painted by Michael Israel) to the FireFighting Videos page. Please read the story included on the video page.

     Seven years ago today, twelve year veteran Waterbury FireFighter and Charter Rescue 9 Member Kevin McDonald was taken from us in an off-duty accident. I would like to take a moment and remember my cousin Kevin. He will never be forgotten.


10/19/07 Attention WFD Members

     It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of David Lallier Sr., father of Waterbury FireFighter David Lallier. Calling hours will be held today Friday October 19, 20007 6-8PM at Snyder Funeral Home on Willow Street. Funeral services will be held tomorrow Saturday October 20, 2007 10AM at the funeral home followed by a burial in Riverside Cemetery.


10/16/07 Armpatch Gallery Update

     Today I updated the Armpatch Gallery with 24 new armpatches, including these from the Joint Fire Service's Fire crash Rescue of Baghdad International Airport and the Fire Rescue of the Katrina Disaster Response.

     These new armpatches can be found on pages Armpatch 210 and Armpatch 211. There are now 2,532 armpatches in the gallery.


10/12/07 Line of Duty Death - Monterey, CA

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Will family and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. FireFighter Matthew Will, 30, a 4 year veteran of the CDF and heavy equipment operator assigned to Hollister Air Attack Base in the San Benito Monterey Unit, died Tuesday October 9, 2007. Matthew was creating a firebreak with a bulldozer on a steep slope at the Colorado Fire in Monterey County when the bulldozer overturned and tumbled down Garrapata Ridge. He was airlifted to San Jose Regional Medical Center where he died shortly after from his injuries.

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


10/7/07 On Vacation

     Well readers, I am taking my annual fall Cape Cod vacation. For the next week I will be doing nothing but eating Captain Parker's chowder and enjoying the fall climate with my family in Old Cape Cod. I won't be updating the site until next weekend.


10/6/07 Line of Duty Death - Buchanan Valley, PA

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Cole family and the Buchanan Valley Fire Department of Orrtanna, Pennsylvania. FireFighter Adam Cole, 24, a member of the Buchanan Valley Fire Department, died Thursday September 4, 2007. Adam was responding to the station for a fire call when he crossed the centerline while negotiating a curve, and struck an oncoming vehicle. He was transported to Gettysburg Hospital but did not survive his injuries.

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


10/3/07 Attention WFD Members

     It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Angel Rodriguez, stepfather of Waterbury Fire Lieutenant Ramon Arroyo. Calling hours will held on Thursday October 4, 2007 5-8PM at Bergin Funeral Home in Waterbury. A funeral service will be held on Friday October 5, 2007 10AM at the funeral home followed by a burial in New Pine Grove Cemetery.

     It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Ana Almodovar, mother of Retired Waterbury FireFighter Angel Almodovar. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday October 3, 2007 5-8PM at Albini Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday October 4, 2007 10AM at Sacred Heart-Sagrado Corazon Church in Waterbury followed by a burial at Calvary Cemetery.


10/2/07 Line of Duty Death - Sharon Hill, PA

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Reagan family and the Sharon Hill Fire Company of Pennsylvania. FireFighter Michael Reagan, 19, a volunteer with the Sharon Hill Fire Company, died Tuesday September 29, 2007. Michael was operating at a detached garage fire the doors and a support beam collapsed on himself and two other firefighters. They were rescued and transported to Mercy Hospital, and then transferred to Crozer Medical Center where two of the firefighters were treated for burns. Michael suffered severe injuries and passed away from his injuries three days later.

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


10/1/07 Line of Duty Death - Olivet, MI

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Lietzke family and the Olivet Fire Department of Michigan. FireFighter John Lietzke, 47, a volunteer with the Olivet Fire Department, died Tuesday September 25, 2007. John was responding to the fire station for an emergency call in his personal vehicle when he collided with a tree that fallen into the road. John succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

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


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