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Monday, April 24, 2017

USFA LODD: New York Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 04.20.2017

On April 20, 2017 at 1420hrs, Firefighter William N. Tolley and members of Ladder 135, along with additional fire units, responded to a fire in a second floor apartment in a five-story apartment building at 1615 Putnam Avenue in Queens. Firefighter Tolley, who was assigned as his unit's outside ventilation firefighter, was accessing the roof of the structure when he fell five stories. Firefighter Tolley was transported to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center where he succumbed to the injuries sustained in the fall.
  
Our condolences to the Trolly Family & Friends, CFire Department New York City, and to all affected by Firefighter William N. Tolley’s passing. 

To date, 31 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2017. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) Fatality Notices page.



(The usual disclaimers: I am not a journalist; This is a blog that expresses an outlook and is not conclusive in any shape or manner.) 





Thursday, April 20, 2017

USFA LODD: North Carolina Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 04.17.2017

On  April 17, 2017 at 1345hrs, while on-duty at the Central Alexander Fire Department, Captain Michael "Bubba" Eric Pennell, 49,  suffered a medical emergency and collapsed in the bay of the apparatus room as he completed station duties. Captain Pennell was transferred to the Frye Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to a nature and cause of fatal injury still to be reported.
  
Our condolences to the Pennell Family & Friends, Central Alexander Fire Department, and to all affected by District Captain Michael "Bubba" Eric Pennell’s passing. 

To date, 30 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2017. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) Fatality Notices page.



(The usual disclaimers: I am not a journalist; This is a blog that expresses an outlook and is not conclusive in any shape or manner.) 




Monday, April 17, 2017

USFA LODD: Ohio Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 04.14.2017

District Chief/Medic James "Jim" Benken, 65, completed a 24-hour shift at 0600hrs on 04/14/2017 which included one emergency response at 1519hrs on 04/13/2017. After completing the shift, District Chief/Medic Benken fell ill at approximately 1400hrs on 04/14/2017 and succumbed to an apparent cardiac arrest.
  
Our condolences to the Benken Family & Friends, the City of Wyoming Fire and EMS, and to all affected by District Chief/Medic James "Jim" Benken’s passing. 

To date, 29 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2017. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) Fatality Notices page.



(The usual disclaimers: I am not a journalist; This is a blog that expresses an outlook and is not conclusive in any shape or manner.) 




Monday, April 10, 2017

USFA LODD: Maryland Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 04.07.2017

While on duty April 7, 2017 at Burtonsville Fire Station 15, Firefighter Charles "Rick" Gentilcore, 52, succumbed to a nature and cause of fatal injury still to be reported. Fellow emergency responders immediately initiated all possible means of emergency care, however, resuscitation efforts were not successful.
  
Our condolences to the Gentilcore Family & Friends, the Montgomery County Fire Rescue Services - Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Department, and to all affected by Firefighter Charles "Rick" Gentilcore’s passing. 

To date, 28 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2017. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) Fatality Notices page.



(The usual disclaimers: I am not a journalist; This is a blog that expresses an outlook and is not conclusive in any shape or manner.) 




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