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Michael Bernstein, 46 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
3/20/2019
Michael Bernstein Firefighter Philadelphia Fire Department Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Age: 46 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 22 Date of Incident: March 20, 2019 Date of Death: March 20, 2019 Firefighter Michael Bernstein suffered a medical emergency while on-duty at Engine 78 at Philadelphia International Airport. Bernstein was transported to Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital where he passed away. The nature and cause of fatal injury are still to be determined.
Jacob "Jake" Ringering, 37 - Godfrey, Illinois
3/5/2019
Jacob "Jake" Ringering Captain Godfrey Fire Protection District Godfrey, Illinois Age: 37 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 9 Date of Incident: March 5, 2019 Date of Death: March 5, 2019 While at the scene of a residential structure fire, Captain Jacob Ringering and three additional firefighters were injured when a portion of the structure collapsed as they attacked the fire. Ringering was taken to the hospital where he passed away from the injuries he sustained. One of t....more
Joel Barnes, 32 - Berwick, Maine
3/1/2019
Joel Barnes Captain Berwick Fire Department Berwick, Maine Age: 32 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: Pending Date of Incident: March 1, 2019 Date of Death: March 1, 2019 Captain Joel Barnes was one of five firefighters who went into a three-story apartment building to fight a four-alarm fire. While inside the structure, conditions rapidly worsened. Three of the firefighters were able to escape. Barnes and one other firefighter became trapped in a room of a third-floor apa....more
Thomas Nye, 72 - Marion, Massachusetts
2/27/2019
Thomas Nye Firefighter Marion Fire Department Marion, Massachusetts Age: 72 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 45 Date of Incident: Feb. 26, 2019 Date of Death: Feb. 27, 2019 On 02/26/2019, Firefighter Thomas Nye helped extinguish a residential chimney fire and then returned home. He collapsed early the next morning on 02/27/2019 after suffering an apparent cardiac incident. Nye was transported to Tobey Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
Brenden Pierce, 21 - Pinson, Alabama
2/23/2019
Brenden Pierce Firefighter Palmerdale Fire District Pinson, Alabama Age: 21 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 3 Date of Incident: Feb. 20, 2019 Date of Death: Feb. 23, 2019 On 02/19/19, Firefighter Brenden Pierce started his shift at the Palmerdale Fire District, Station 3. During this shift at approximately 12:30 a.m. on 02/20/2019, Pierce suffered a medical emergency after responding to a weather-related call. He was immediately transported to the Grandview Medical Cen....more
Jason Byrd, 42 - Somerville, Tennessee
2/18/2019
Jason Byrd District Chief (Station 14) Fayette County Fire Department Somerville, Tennessee Age: 42 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 22 Date of Incident: Feb. 18, 2019 Date of Death: Feb. 18, 2019 District Chief (Station 14) Jason Byrd suffered an apparent heart attack while at the scene of a residential structure fire. Within 15 seconds of the medical emergency, responders administered advanced life support measures to Byrd and then transported him to a local hospita....more
Steven H. Pollard, 30 - Brooklyn, New York
1/6/2019
Steven H. Pollard Firefighter Fire Department New York City Brooklyn, New York Age: 30 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 2 Date of Incident: Jan. 6, 2019 Date of Death: Jan. 6, 2019 Firefighter Steven Pollard arrived with the Fire Department of New York City’s Ladder Co. 170 at the scene of a motor vehicle accident on the Belt Parkway, just east of Flatbush Avenue. As he was assisting at the scene, Pollard fell through a gap dividing the eastbound and westbound lanes of a....more
Eric M. Hosette, 33 - Clinton, Iowa
1/5/2019
Eric M. Hosette Lieutenant Clinton Fire Department Clinton, Iowa Age: 33 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 12 Date of Incident: Jan. 5, 2019 Date of Death: Jan. 5, 2019 At 5:45 a.m., the Clinton Fire Department’s on-duty crew responded to a reported smoldering fire in a silo storage bin at Archer-Daniels-Midland loading facility. At 7:00 a.m., the scene was handed off to the next crew coming on-duty which included Lieutenant Eric Hosette. Nearly two hours later at 8:45 a.....more
Christopher P. Truman, 46 - Lake Mills, Wisconsin
12/31/2018
Christopher P. Truman Captain Lake Mills Fire Department Lake Mills, Wisconsin Age: 46 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 13 Date of Incident: Dec. 31, 2018 Date of Death: Dec. 31, 2018 Captain Christopher Truman stopped to assist individuals involved in a single-vehicle accident. While assisting, Truman was hit by another vehicle. He was transported to a local hospital where he passed away from his injuries.
Natalie Dempsey, 21 - Mizpah, New Jersey
12/25/2018
Natalie Dempsey Firefighter Mizpah Volunteer Fire Company Mizpah, New Jersey Age: 21 Gender: Female Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 3 Date of Incident: Dec. 25, 2018 Date of Death: Dec. 25, 2018 Firefighter Natalie Dempsey was responding to the fire station for a structure fire call in her personal vehicle when she lost control, causing the vehicle to leave the roadway and strike a guardrail. Dempsey was pronounced dead on scene as a result of the injuries sustained in the single....more
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