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Monday, April 15, 2013

USFA: West Union Illinois Line Of Duty Death 04.13.2013

Firefighter Lawrence “Lance” A. Stone, 37, on April 13, 2013, at 2012hrs,was operating his privately owned vehicle en route to a fire call when the vehicle left the roadway and rolled. Firefighter Stone was ejected from the vehicle and passed away at the scene of the accident which is still under investigation by authorities.

“We’re all devastated by it,” said Fire Chief Bill Crumrin of the West Union Volunteer Fire Department. 

"He was very willing to help out. It takes a lot of dedication to do this," said also Fire Chief Bill Crumin.

 Lawrence A. Stone is survived and leaves behind a wife and five young children between the ages of 4 and 13. 

Our condolences to the Clark Family & Friends, the West Union Community Fire Protection District and to all affected by Firefighter Lawrence “Lance” A. Stone's passing.

To date, 19 firefighter fatalities has been reported to USFA in 2013. 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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