Please join us in remembering Captain Allen R. Frye of the Roslyn Rescue Hook & Ladder Company Co.‚ No. 1 who died in the line of duty on this date 15 years ago at the age of 31.

Allen R. Frye‚ 31‚ volunteer captain‚ Roslyn Rescue Hook & Ladder Company‚ No. 1‚ died March 25‚ 2002‚ when a vehicle struck him as he participated in a training drill. He served with the department for seven years...
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Please join us in remembering Firefighter Billy H. Williams of the Rhodestown Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. (NC) who died in the line of duty on this date 10 years ago at the age of 45.
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Age: 45
Year of Death: 2007
Please join us in remembering Firefighter Brandon Michael ‘Buddy’ Whimple of the Rhodestown Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. (NC) who died in the line of duty on this date 10 years ago at the age of 19.

Submitted by his Mother

Brandon Whimple‚ a 19 year old full of life and energy‚ died on Saturday March 24‚ 2007 when the Tanker truck he was a passenger in lost control and flipped killing...
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Please join us in remembering Firefighter William F. Grant of the Chicago Fire Department who died in the line of duty on this date 10 years ago at the age of 44.

Submitted by His Brother

Bill Grant was a unique person that managed to combine intense kindness with bravery; love with passion; intelligence with action; and loyalty with friendship. Bill was a devoted husband to Sharon‚ a...
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Please join us in remembering Captain John R. Keppler Jr. of the Flagler County Emergency Services (FL) who died in the line of duty on this date 15 years ago at the age of 54.

John was born into the fire tradition. Since 1860 every man in the Keppler family has joined the profession. With both grandfathers founding members of the Westfield Volunteer Fire Department and his father, John Sr.,...
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Deadline for Scholarship Applications is April 1, 2017.

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation offers financial assistance for post-secondary education and training to spouses, life partners, children and stepchildren of firefighters honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial. Children and stepchildren must be under age 30 and have been under age 22 at the time of the...
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Please join us in remembering Firefighter Bernes J. Schutte of the Palisade Volunteer Fire Department (NE) who died in the line of duty on this date 15 years ago at the age of 69.

Submitted by his wife

Bernes (Bernie) J. Schutte‚ 69‚ a firefighting veteran for over 42 years‚ gave his life on March 20‚ 2002 helping over one hundred firefighters battle a raging grass fire in very rough...
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Please join us in remembering Captain Donald L. Jones of the Jacksonville Fire Department (AR) who died in the line of duty on this date 5 years ago at the age of 56.

Captain Donald Donnie Jones‚ of Jacksonville‚ died Tuesday‚ March 20‚ 2012‚ when he was struck by a vehicle while working at the scene of an earlier motor vehicle accident. Another firefighter and a police officer were also...
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Please join us in remembering Firefighter Adam Lee Weisenberger of the Gluckstadt Fire Department (MS) who died in the line of duty on this date 15 years ago at the age of 19.

Submitted by his parents

Adam Lee Weisenberger‚ age 19‚ was a lifelong resident of Madison County‚ MS. He attended Madison Central High School where he was a member of the Air Force ROTC. He was a student of Holmes...
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We remember Firefighter Jonathan D. Myers of Norfolk (VA) Fire-Rescue.

Jonathan Dickerson Myers passed from this earthly existence to life eternal on March 19‚ 2012. Tall‚ soft spoken‚ and kind‚ he was known as ‘the Gentle Giant.’ He was a quiet hero among heroes who never expected praise for the countless good deeds he performed.

Raised in Paoli‚ Pennsylvania‚ Johnny attended Syracuse‚...
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There are many ways to pay tribute to fallen fire heroes and make sure they are not forgotten. Here are some examples of how communities, families, and fire departments across the country have chosen to remember the contributions and lives of America’s bravest. If you or your department has organized a tribute, please let us know so we can share it with others. For ideas, go to [ Firehero.org...
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How to Organize a Tribute - National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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Today we remember Senior Engine Supervisor Joan Spear.

Joan Spear‚ 45‚ senior engine supervisor‚ Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation‚ died March 18‚ 2002‚ after she collapsed while training for a required annual pack test. She served with the department for 12 years and had full-time firefighting duties from March to November. During the winter‚ she worked part-time for...
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Congratulations to Newport News Fire Department Safety Officer Lt. Sidney Lucus who was recently named Virginia’s Firefighter of the Year. Lt. Lucus attended the Train-the-Trainer in Columbus a few years ago and he has delivered Stress First Aid alongside Vickie Taylor. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Newport News Safety Officer promotes mental health awareness, awarded Virginia Firefighter of the Year

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Show everyone that "Never Forget!" is more than a slogan! Register today for the FDIC 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb on Friday, April 28, 2017 - 1:30 pm Lucas Oil Stadium - Indianapolis, IN. Register online to receive a special edition 2017 FDIC 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb Challenge Coin! [ Firehero.org Link ]

2017 FDIC 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb - National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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Please join us in remembering Lieutenant Leo L. Swank of the Jefferson Twp Bellville Volunteer Fire Department (OH) who died in the line of duty on this date 15 years ago at the age of 50.

Submitted by his wife

Leo L. ‘Lee’ Swank has been a volunteer for most of his life. After Graduating from Clear Fork High School in 1969‚ Lee volunteered to join the Army. He trained as an Airborne...
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Please join us in remembering Chief Clarence F. Birchmore of the Whiting Volunteer Fire Department (VT) who died in the line of duty on this date 15 years ago at the age of 60.

Submitted by his wife

Clarence Birchmore was the heart of his family‚ his friends‚ his community and his fire department. He died March 16‚ 2002 while responding to a fire call. He is sadly missed‚ but his memory...
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We recently provided a two-day LAST training class in Pierre, South Dakota to support their team operations in assisting the departments and families in the state in the event of a line-of-duty death. Our thanks to the Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan and ABC affiliate KSFY for covering the story. [ Bit.ly Link ] [ Bit.ly Link ]

Line-Of-Duty Death Training March 10-11

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Captain Thomas W. Dillion of the Houston (TX) Fire Department died in the line of duty five years ago today. Please join us in honoring him.

Thomas William ‘Bill’ Dillion was born March 25‚ 1962‚ in Houston‚ Texas‚ to Thomas Wayne and Letha Faye Dillion. He was a 1980 graduate of Cypress Creek High School. Bill was a very warm‚ friendly‚ outgoing individual who enjoyed life. He is described...
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NFFF offers financial assistance for post-secondary education and training to spouses, life partners, children and stepchildren of firefighters honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial. Children and stepchildren must be under age 30 and have been under age 22 at the time of the firefighter’s death. Download the application [ Firehero.org Link ]