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Brian J. Sullivan, 54 - Bronx, NY
8/10/2019
Brian J. Sullivan Lieutenant Fire Department of New York (FDNY) Squad 41 Bronx, NY Age: 54 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 27 Date of Incident: August 9, 2019 Date of Death: August 10, 2019 On Friday, August 9, 2019, Lieutenant Brian J. Sullivan worked a 24-hour shift in which he responded to seven emergency calls. During his shift, Sullivan complained to others of having pain and discomfort but continued to respond to calls. When he returned home after his tour of du....more
Walter Wagaman, 46 - Orrtanna, PA
8/14/2019
Walter Wagaman Assistant Chief Buchanan Valley Volunteer Fire Department Orrtanna, PA Age: 46 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 32 Date of Incident: August 2, 2019 Date of Death: August 14, 2019 Incident Description: On Friday, August 2, 2019, Assistant Chief Walter Wagaman was responding to an emergency as a passenger in an apparatus when he was ejected from it. Wagaman was treated by emergency personnel at the scene and was immediately flown to the York Trauma Cen....more
Norman Edward Klenow, 78 - East Tawas, MI
8/10/2019
Norman Edward Klenow Firefighter East Tawas Fire Department East Tawas, MI Age: 78 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 52 Date of Incident: August 10, 2019 Date of Death: August 10, 2019 On Saturday, August 10, 2019, Firefighter Norman Edward Klenow responded to a motor vehicle accident. While providing traffic control at the scene, he complained of not feeling well and was assisted into the apparatus. After returning to the fire station, he went home, when at approxi....more
James E. Sommers, 40 - Live Oak, FL
8/6/2019
James E. Sommers Fire Chief/Public Safety Director Suwannee Fire Rescue Live Oak, FL Age: 40 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 19 Date of Incident: August 6, 2019 Date of Death: August 6, 2019 On the evening of August 6, 2019, Fire Chief/Public Safety Director James E. Sommers was returning home on his motorcycle from a Suwannee County Commission Meeting when he was struck by a vehicle. Sommers was immediately transported to the Lake City Medical Center where he died fro....more
Yaroslav Katkov, 29 - Sacramento, CA
7/29/2019
Yaroslav Katkov Firefighter CAL FIRE, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Sacramento, CA Age: 29 Gender: Male Status: Wildland Part-Time Years of Service: 1 Date of Incident: July 28, 2019 Date of Death: July 29, 2019 On Sunday, July 28, 2019, Firefighter Katkov was on a training hike with his crew in San Diego County. During the hike, he suffered a medical emergency and was immediately flown to Temecula Valley Hospital in Riverside County where he passed away on M....more
Jeff Stroble, 46 - Roswell, NM
7/21/2019
Jeff Stroble Driver/Operator City of Roswell Fire Department Roswell, NM Age: 46 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 17 Date of Incident: June 5, 2019 Date of Death: July 21, 2019 On June 5, 2019, the City of Roswell Fire Department was preparing for the community July 4th fireworks show. Driver/Operator Stroble was assisting with this preparation when an explosion occurred, injuring him. Stroble was immediately taken to the hospital but passed away on July 21, 2019, from....more
Neil B. Cope, 46 - Belle Vernon, PA
7/16/2019
Neil B. Cope Lieutenant North Belle Vernon Volunteer Fire Department Belle Vernon, PA Age: 46 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 6 Date of Incident: July 16, 2019 Date of Death: July 16, 2019 The North Belle Vernon Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched at 0132hrs to assist on a mutual aid residential fire. Lieutenant Cope was part of the engine crew assigned to staging in full PPE and SCBA with masks doffed. After approximately 45 minutes the crew was released by com....more
Angela "Nicole" Chadwick-Hawkins, 45 - Fort Jackson, SC
5/22/2019
Angela "Nicole" Chadwick-Hawkins Wildlife Biologist/Wildland Firefighter US Army, Environmental Division/Wildland Fire Program Fort Jackson, SC Age: 45 Gender: Female Status: Career Years of Service: 12 Date of Incident: May 22, 2019 Date of Death: May 22, 2019 On 5/22/19, Fort Jackson Environmental Division personnel initiated a 424 acre prescribed fire operation for wildlife habitat improvements and fuel management. During the prescribed bum, wildlife biologist and certified wildla....more
William "Casey" White, 70 - Artesia, NM
7/2/2019
William "Casey" White Chief Sun Country Volunteer Fire Department Artesia, NM Age: 70 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: Unknown Date of Incident: July 02, 2019 Date of Death: July 02, 2019 On July 1, 2019, Chief William "Casey" White responded to a grass fire mutual aid call to a neighboring county at approximately 2130 hours. After returning from the call, Chief White retired for the evening at home around 2400hrs. The next day, July 2, 2019, he returned to the stati....more
Coleman Loadholt, 51 - Ridgeland, SC
6/21/2019
Coleman Loadholt Firefighter/EMT Jasper County Fire Rescue Ridgeland, SC Age: 51 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 13 Date of Incident: June 17, 2019 Date of Death: June 21, 2019 On June 17, 2019, Firefighter/EMT Coleman Loadholt was on-duty at the Jasper County Fire Rescue Department in Ridgeland, SC. At approximately 0815hrs, he complained to his co-worker that he wasn’t feeling well and suffered a medical emergency. Firefighter/EMT Loadholt was treated by his co-work....more
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