Reports this morning are that a Firefighter with the Gore Volunteer Fire Department in Frederick County Virginia has passed away after an apparatus crash. Another firefighter was injured as well and transported to the hospital. http://www.firefighterclosecalls.com/news/fullstory/newsid/155997
Let’s make double sure that we are staying safe, and doing the right things so that we can go home to our families at the end of the tour.
As usual thanks for reading, spread the word, and STAY SAFE!
Here is all of the updated information for the Frederick County LODD: http://statter911.com/2012/02/13/19-year-old-firefighter-from-gore-virginia-killed-in-crash-of-tanker-at-west-virginia-house-fire/comment-page-1/#comment-54910
While some of the details may be hard to hear, it is important that we reserve judgement for a later date. The bottom line on this is that the fire service as a whole has lost a brother, the VA fire service has lost a second brother in a short period of time, a department has a lost a brother, and a family has lost a son,brother,uncle, etc. There will be plenty of time for finger pointing but for now allow everyone to mourn and to honor him as he should be a firefighter who died in the line of duty.