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Firefighter Fatalities

The United States Congress created the NFFF to lead a nationwide effort to remember America’s fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the non-profit foundation has developed and expanded programs to honor fallen fire heroes and assist their families and co-workers. The NFFF also works with the fire service to help prevent and reduce line-of-duty deaths and injuries.

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Name Prof text
Norman
Adams

Age: 38 ; Rank: firefighter ; Classification: Volunteer ; Incident date: April 8, 1996 ; Date of death: April 8, 1996 ; Cause of death: Exposure ; Nature of death: Asphyxiation ; Activity type: Support ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Industry ;
Almena Volunteer Fire Department
Chief: Leo Graham,
1004 South Vanhorn
Almena, Kansas 67622

Stanley
C.
Adams

Age: 45 ; Rank: Captain ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: April 24, 1996 ; Date of death: April 24, 1996 ; Cause of death: Struck By ; Nature of death: Violence ; Activity type: In-Station Duties ; Emergency duty: No ; Duty type: Other On-Duty ; Fixed property use: N/A ;
Jackson Fire Department
Chief: Ron Smith,
555 South West Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39205-0017

Thomas
James
Archer,
Jr.

Age: 47 ; Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Volunteer ; Incident date: April 9, 1998 ; Date of death: April 9, 1998 ; Cause of death: Struck By ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland) ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Storage ;
Albert City Fire Department
Chief: Bruce Nehring,
314 North Fourth Street
PO Box 417
Albert City, Iowa 50510

Craig
Arnone

Age: 23 ; Rank: Captain ; Classification: Volunteer ; Incident date: December 8, 1996 ; Date of death: December 8, 1996 ; Cause of death: Struck By ; Nature of death: Electrocution ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Residential ;
Somer Fire Department
Chief: Chief Edward F. Pagani, Jr.,
451 Main Street
Somers, Connecticut 06071

Wendell
Ayers

Age: 53 ; Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Volunteer ; Incident date: February 14, 1995 ; Date of death: February 14, 1995 ; Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion ; Nature of death: Heart Attack ; Activity type: Other ; Emergency duty: No ; Duty type: Responding ;
Pacific Grove Fire Department
Chief: Greg Glass,
600 Pine Avenue
Pacific Grove, California 93950-3317

Walter
Augustyn

Rank: Assistant Chief ; Classification: Volunteer ; Incident date: November 7, 1995 ; Date of death: November 7, 1995 ; Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion ; Nature of death: Heart Attack ; Activity type: In-Station Duties ; Emergency duty: No ; Duty type: Other On-Duty ; Fixed property use: N/A ;
Congers Volunteer Fire Department
Chief: ,
Lake Road
Congers, New York 10920

James
Ainsworth

Rank: Chief ; Incident date: October 28, 1995 ; Date of death: October 28, 1995 ; Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion ; Nature of death: Heart Attack ; Activity type: In-Station Duties ; Emergency duty: No ; Duty type: Other On-Duty ; Fixed property use: N/A ;
Friendship Fire Company
Chief: Luther G. Mumaw,
P.O. Box 126
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 25425

Carl
L.
Ayers

Age: 67 ; Rank: Fire Police ; Classification: Volunteer ; Incident date: January 7, 1997 ; Date of death: January 7, 1997 ; Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion ; Nature of death: Heart Attack ; Activity type: Support ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: N/A ;
Newton-Ransom Fire Company
Chief: Jeff LaCoe,
1890 Newton Ransom Boulevard
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania 18411

Norman
Neal
Almond

Age: 46 ; Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: November 24, 1998 09:22 ; Date of death: November 24, 1998 ; Cause of death: Struck By ; Nature of death: Electrocution ; Activity type: Other ; Emergency duty: No ; Duty type: Other On-Duty ; Fixed property use: Public Assembly ;
Parsons Fire Department
Chief: Tim Hay,
1819 Washington
Parsons, Kansas 67357

Timothy
D.
Allen

Age: 25 ; Rank: Firefighter ; Incident date: June 29, 1998 ; Date of death: June 29, 1998 ; Cause of death: Struck By ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: Responding ; Fixed property use: N/A ;
Central High Fire Association
Chief: Barry Orndorf,
HC 64 Box 45
Gans, Oklahoma 74936

Lewis
Edward
Anderson

Age: 68 ; Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Volunteer ; Incident date: September 27, 1999 13:00 ; Date of death: September 30, 1999 ; Cause of death: Struck By ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Other ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire ; Fixed property use: Street/Road ;
River Falls Volunteer Fire Department
Chief: David Embry,
602 River Falls Road

Marietta, South Carolina 29661

James
William
Altic

Age: 47 ; Rank: Fire Chief ; Classification: Volunteer ; Incident date: January 17, 2000 15:35 ; Date of death: January 17, 2000 ; Cause of death: Struck By ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: Responding ; Fixed property use: Street/Road ;
Halfway Fire and Rescue
Chief: Charles Rowley,
P.O. Box 66
3937 South 188th Road
Halfway, Missouri 65663

Vencent
C.
Acey

Age: 42 ; Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: January 28, 1994 ; Date of death: January 28, 1994 ; Cause of death: Caught or Trapped ; Nature of death: Asphyxiation ; Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland) ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Public Assembly ;
Philadelphia Fire Department
Chief: Fire Commissioner Harold Hariston,
240 Spring Garden Street

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123

David
A.
Anderson

Age: 43 ; Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: December 23, 2000 07:49 ; Date of death: December 23, 2000 ; Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion ; Nature of death: Heart Attack ; Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland) ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Residential ;
Manchester Fire Department
Chief: Joseph Kane,
100 Merrimack Street
Manchester, New Hampshire 03101

Santi
Arovitx

Age: 28 ; Rank: Co-Pilot (Contract) ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: August 31, 2001 09:00 ; Date of death: August 31, 2001 ; Cause of death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus ; Emergency duty: No ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Outdoor Property ;
Columbia Helicopters under contract to the United States Forest Service
Chief: Rich Inman, Acting Fire Supervisor,
Aurora Airport
Aurora, Oregon 97208

Robert
A.
Augustyn

Age: 57 ; Rank: Lieutenant ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: September 7, 2001 15:52 ; Date of death: September 7, 2001 ; Cause of death: Struck By ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Other ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: Responding ; Fixed property use: Street/Road ;
Cicero Fire Department
Chief: Jim Smetana,
5303 West 25th Street

Cicero, Illinois 60804

Joseph
Agnello

Rank: Lieutenant ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: September 11, 2001 09:50 ; Date of death: September 11, 2001 ; Cause of death: Collapse ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Search and Rescue ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Store/Office ;
Fire Department City of New York
Chief: Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen,
9 Metro Tech Center

Brooklyn, New York 11201

Brian
G.
Ahearn

Rank: Lieutenant ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: September 11, 2001 09:50 ; Date of death: September 11, 2001 ; Cause of death: Collapse ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Search and Rescue ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Store/Office ;
Fire Department City of New York
Chief: Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen,
9 Metro Tech Center

Brooklyn, New York 11201

Richard
D.
Allen

Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: September 11, 2001 09:50 ; Date of death: September 11, 2001 ; Cause of death: Collapse ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Search and Rescue ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Store/Office ;
Fire Department City of New York
Chief: Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen,
9 Metro Tech Center

Brooklyn, New York 11201

Eric
T.
Allen

Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: September 11, 2001 09:50 ; Date of death: September 11, 2001 ; Cause of death: Collapse ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Search and Rescue ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Store/Office ;
Fire Department City of New York
Chief: Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen,
9 Metro Tech Center

Brooklyn, New York 11201

James
M.
Amato

Rank: Battalion Chief ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: September 11, 2001 09:50 ; Date of death: September 11, 2001 ; Cause of death: Collapse ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Search and Rescue ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Store/Office ;
Fire Department City of New York
Chief: Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen,
9 Metro Tech Center

Brooklyn, New York 11201

Calixto
“Charlie”
Anaya
Jr.

Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: September 11, 2001 09:50 ; Date of death: September 11, 2001 ; Cause of death: Collapse ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Search and Rescue ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Store/Office ;
Fire Department City of New York
Chief: Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen,
9 Metro Tech Center

Brooklyn, New York 11201

Joseph
J.
Angelini
Jr.

Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: September 11, 2001 09:50 ; Date of death: September 11, 2001 ; Cause of death: Collapse ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Search and Rescue ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Store/Office ;
Fire Department City of New York
Chief: Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen,
9 Metro Tech Center

Brooklyn, New York 11201

Joseph
J.
Angelini,
Sr.

Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: September 11, 2001 09:50 ; Date of death: September 11, 2001 ; Cause of death: Collapse ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Search and Rescue ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Store/Office ;
Fire Department City of New York
Chief: Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen,
9 Metro Tech Center

Brooklyn, New York 11201

Faustino
Apostol
Jr.

Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: September 11, 2001 09:50 ; Date of death: September 11, 2001 ; Cause of death: Collapse ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Search and Rescue ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Store/Office ;
Fire Department City of New York
Chief: Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen,
9 Metro Tech Center

Brooklyn, New York 11201

David
G.
Arce

Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: September 11, 2001 09:50 ; Date of death: September 11, 2001 ; Cause of death: Collapse ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Search and Rescue ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Store/Office ;
Fire Department City of New York
Chief: Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen,
9 Metro Tech Center

Brooklyn, New York 11201

Louis
Arena

Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: September 11, 2001 09:50 ; Date of death: September 11, 2001 ; Cause of death: Collapse ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Search and Rescue ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Store/Office ;
Fire Department City of New York
Chief: Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen,
9 Metro Tech Center

Brooklyn, New York 11201

Carl
F.
Asaro

Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: September 11, 2001 09:50 ; Date of death: September 11, 2001 ; Cause of death: Collapse ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Search and Rescue ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Store/Office ;
Fire Department City of New York
Chief: Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen,
9 Metro Tech Center

Brooklyn, New York 11201

Gregg
T.
Atlas

Rank: Lieutenant ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: September 11, 2001 09:50 ; Date of death: September 11, 2001 ; Cause of death: Collapse ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Search and Rescue ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Store/Office ;
Fire Department City of New York
Chief: Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen,
9 Metro Tech Center

Brooklyn, New York 11201

Gerald
T.
Atwood

Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: September 11, 2001 09:50 ; Date of death: September 11, 2001 ; Cause of death: Collapse ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Search and Rescue ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Store/Office ;
Fire Department City of New York
Chief: Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen,
9 Metro Tech Center

Brooklyn, New York 11201

Thomas
Evans
Andersen

Age: 48 ; Rank: Assistant Chief ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: January 21, 2002 16:13 ; Date of death: January 21, 2002 ; Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion ; Nature of death: Heart Attack ; Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland) ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Residential ;
Surfside Beach Fire Department
Chief: Dan Thomas,
115 Hwy 17 North
Surfside Beach, South Carolina 29575

Gerald
'Wayne'
Allbritton

Mississippi
Columbus Fire Department
Chief:
* * Columbus, Mississippi 39701*

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205 7th Street, South
Bridgett
Nicole
Autry

Age: 18 ; Rank: Firefighter/EMT ; Classification: Volunteer ; Incident date: June 13, 2002 21:30 ; Date of death: June 13, 2002 ; Cause of death: Struck By ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: Responding ; Fixed property use: Street/Road ;
Herring Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
Chief: Shannon Wayne Naylor,
2021 Rabbit Street
Clinton, North Carolina 28328

Oscar
Armstrong,
III

Age: 25 ; Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: March 21, 2003 08:50 ; Date of death: March 21, 2003 ; Cause of death: Caught or Trapped ; Nature of death: Burns ; Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland) ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Residential ;
Cincinnati Fire Department
Chief: Robert Wright,
430 Central Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Jeffery
“Jeff”
Clayton
Allen

Age: 24 ; Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: July 22, 2003 15:25 ; Date of death: July 22, 2003 ; Cause of death: Caught or Trapped ; Nature of death: Burns ; Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland) ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Outdoor Property ;
U.S. Forest Service, Salmon - Challis National For
Chief: Patty Bates,
Upper Columbia - Salmon Clearwater District BLM
50 Highway 93 South
Salmon, Idaho 83467

Jerry
Wayne
Armstrong

Age: 45 ; Rank: Captain ; Classification: Volunteer ; Incident date: September 6, 2003 13:05 ; Date of death: September 6, 2003 ; Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion ; Nature of death: Heart Attack ; Activity type: In-Station Duties ; Emergency duty: No ; Duty type: Other On-Duty ; Fixed property use: Outdoor Property ;
Bryant Volunteer Fire Department
Chief: P. Randy Coleman,
205 N. Hendricks
Bryant, Indiana 47326

John
Attardo

Age: 51 ; Rank: Co-pilot ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: October 3, 2003 11:30 ; Date of death: October 3, 2003 ; Cause of death: Struck By ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus ; Emergency duty: No ; Duty type: Responding ; Fixed property use: Outdoor Property ;
Minden Air Corporation
Chief: Leonard E. Parker, President,
2311 P-51 Court
Minden, Nevada 89423

James
Phillip
Allen

Age: 43 ; Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: October 7, 2003 07:59 ; Date of death: October 7, 2003 ; Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion ; Nature of death: Heart Attack ; Activity type: Ventilation ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Residential ;
Philadelphia Fire Department
Chief: Fire Commissioner Harold B. Hairston,
Fire Administration Building
240 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123-2991

Douglass
Vidar
Anderson

Age: 57 ; Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Volunteer ; Incident date: February 19, 1990 12:15 ; Date of death: February 19, 1990 ; Cause of death: Exposure ; Nature of death: Drowning ; Activity type: Search and Rescue ; Emergency duty: No ; Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire ; Fixed property use: Outdoor Property ;

Chief: ,
Kaye
Frank
Anderson

Age: 58 ; Rank: Fire Chief ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: April 19, 1990 16:55 ; Date of death: April 19, 1990 ; Cause of death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus ; Emergency duty: No ; Duty type: Other On-Duty ; Fixed property use: Outdoor Property ;

Chief: ,
Mathe
A
Alexander

Age: 70 ; Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Volunteer ; Incident date: May 7, 1990 22:00 ; Date of death: May 7, 1990 ; Cause of death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus ; Emergency duty: No ; Duty type: Responding ; Fixed property use: Street/Road ;

Chief: ,
Robert
L
Adams,
Sr.

Age: 62 ; Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Volunteer ; Incident date: May 17, 1990 14:45 ; Date of death: May 17, 1990 ; Cause of death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus ; Emergency duty: No ; Duty type: Responding ; Fixed property use: Street/Road ;

Chief: ,
Ronald
Altieri

Age: 49 ; Rank: Unknown ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: January 19, 1991 ; Date of death: January 19, 1991 ; Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion ; Nature of death: Heart Attack ; Emergency duty: No ; Duty type: Other On-Duty ;

Chief: ,
John
Randall
Adams

Age: 19 ; Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Volunteer ; Incident date: October 29, 1991 ; Date of death: December 1, 1991 ; Cause of death: Exposure ; Nature of death: Burns ; Emergency duty: No ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ;

Chief: ,
Eddie
Arthur

Age: 37 ; Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: June 1, 1991 ; Date of death: June 1, 1991 ; Cause of death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Emergency duty: No ; Duty type: Training ;

Chief: ,
Joseph
J
Alfred

Age: 57 ; Rank: Unknown ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: February 16, 1991 ; Date of death: February 16, 1991 ; Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion ; Nature of death: Heart Attack ; Emergency duty: No ; Duty type: Other On-Duty ;

Chief: ,
Lionel
Alves

Age: 60 ; Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: August 3, 1992 ; Date of death: August 6, 1992 ; Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion ; Nature of death: Heart Attack ; Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland) ; Emergency duty: No ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ;

Chief: ,
Raymond
Adkins

Age: 69 ; Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Volunteer ; Incident date: April 30, 1993 ; Date of death: April 30, 1993 ; Cause of death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Emergency duty: No ; Duty type: Responding ;

Chief: ,
Harold
Bradley
Allgood

Rank: Department Safety Officer/Firefighter/EMT ; Incident date: November 15, 2003 ; Date of death: November 15, 2003 ; Emergency duty: No ;

Chief: ,
Gary
W
Armstrong

Age: 30 ; Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Volunteer ; Incident date: November 15, 1993 ; Date of death: November 15, 1993 ; Cause of death: Other ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Emergency duty: No ; Duty type: Responding ; Fixed property use: Street/Road ;

Chief: ,

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