Unofficial Home of the WFD Local 1339
Please Support our Sponsors

New Feature:

FireFighting Videos


Current News

Archived News
Local 1339 News
WFD Schedule


Search The Web
Photo Galleries
Shield Gallery
Helmet Gallery

Fallen Brothers

FireFighter Profiles
Fire Dept Webcasts
Related Websites

Fire Department Websites

FireHouse Funnies
Fire Museums
Fire Auctions
Fundraising Links

Manufacturer Links

Job Opportunities
Pipe & Drum Sites

View 2,000+ in the Armpatch Gallery

Website Sponsors
Submit News
Report Broken Link
Contact Me
About Me

Add Your Website URL

Website Awards
Website Reviews
Vote For This Site
Link To Us
Make Homepage

Click here to donate online

Fallen Brothers» Gloucester City Collapse

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Stewart, Sylvester, and West families, and the Gloucester City Fire Department and the Mount Ephraim Volunteer Fire Department. FireFighter Thomas Stewart III of the Gloucester City Fire Department, Chief James Sylvester and Deputy Chief John West of the Ephraim Volunteer Fire Department died Thursday July 4, 2002. Eight firefighters and three children were trapped in a 3 family duplex structure fire in Gloucester City when the building collapsed. Five firefighters were rescued from the rubble. The 3 children and 3 firefighters from two departments died in the collapse. A total of nine victims were transported to area hospitals, including one civilian and eight firefighters.

     Firefighter/EMT Thomas Stewart III, 30, a 7 year veteran of the Gloucester City Fire Department. Our brother Thomas leaves behind his fiancee and their 16 month old son. Thomas proposed to his girlfriend, Danielle Ruggiero, hours before while they watched the city's fireworks from high atop a firetruck ladder at Gloucester City High School. Viewing to be held Tuesday July 9, 2002 6-9PM at St Mary's Catholic Church in Gloucester. Mass of Christian Burial to be held Wednesday July 10, 2002.

     Chief James Sylvester, 31, a 17 year veteran of the Mt. Ephraim Volunteer Fire Department. Our brother James leaves behind his wife, Marilyn, who is pregnant with the couple's first child. Viewing to be held Sunday July 7, 2002 4-9PM at Gardner Funeral Home in Mount Ephraim. Mass of Christian Burial to be held Monday July 8, 2002 11AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Mount Ephraim.

     Deputy Chief John West, 40, a 23 year veteran of the Mt. Ephraim Volunteer Fire Department was also was chief investigator for the Camden County Fire Marshal's Office. Our brother John leaves behind his wife and three children. Viewing to be held Monday July 8, 2002 5-9PM at Milano Funeral Home in Mount Ephraim. Mass of Christian Burial to be held Tuesday July 9, 2002 11AM at Sacred Heart Church in Mount Ephraim.

Website Sponsors

All Fire Categories

Fire Fighting Gear

Fire Equipment
Fire Eye Protection
Fire Fighter Boots
Fire Fighter Gear
Fire Fighter Gloves
Fire Fighter Goggles
Fire Fighter Helmets
Fire Fighter Hoods
Fire Fighter Knives
Fire Fighter SCBA
Fire Fighter Tools
Fire Fighting Hose
Fire Flashlights
Fire Ladders
Fire Turnout Gear

Fire Fighting Careers

Computer Forensics
Fire Certification
Fire Employment
Fire Fighter Education
Fire Fighter Jobs
Fire Fighter Software
Fire Fighter Tests
Fire Fighter Training

Fire Communications

Fire Accountability
Fire Fighter Headsets
Fire Fighter Pagers
Fire Fighter Scanners
Fire Mobile Radios
Radio Batteries

Fire Rescue Specialty

Confined Space
Emergency Lighting
Foam Equipment
Gas Meters
Gas Monitors
Hazardous Materials
High Angle Rescue
Smoke Evacuation
Thermal Imaging
Water Rescue
Wildland Fire Gear

Fire Memorabilia

Fire Fighter Art
Fire Fighter Awards
Fire Fighter Gifts
Fire Fighter Jewelry
Fire Fighter Plaques
Firefighter Calendars

Apparatus & Stations

Fire Apparatus
Fire Boats
Fire Engines
Fire Aerial Trucks
Rescue Apparatus
Used Fire Apparatus
Fire Fighting Pumps
Storage Systems
Vehicle Exhaust
Vehicle Lights

Fire Safety

Emergency Lighting
Fire Alarms
Fire Extinguishers
Fire Suppresion

All Fire Categories


Website Sponsors

All EMS Categories

Airway & Oxygen

Advanced Airway
CPR Masks & Shields
End Tidal CO2
Oral & Nasal Airways
Oxygen Cylinders
Oxygen Delivery


CombiCarrier & Scoops
Extrication Vests
Hartwell Evac U Splints
Head Immobilization
Pedi Immobilizers

Identification & Triage

Cloth Ribbons
Commendation Bars
Custom ID Tags
EMS Collar Pins
EMS Helmets
EMS Pants
EMS Rescue Coats & Pants
Extrication & Rescue Gloves

All EMS Categories


AED Books
Airway Manikins
ALS Specialized Manikins
Arrythmia Tutor
CPR Manikins
EMT Books
EMT Intermediate Books
Field Guides & Pedi Wheels

Support the Red Cross
Support the Special Olympics
Support the United Way

Return to Top

National Homeland Security Knowledgebase Search Powered by Atomz

Please Support our Sponsors

This page designed for Internet Explorer viewed at 1024x768

Owned, Operated, and Maintained by Waterbury FireFighter Shawn McDonald

Copyright © 2000-2008 LLC. All rights reserved.

Support the MDA
Support the Leukemia Society
Support the American Cancer Society