Thursday, July 26, 2007

Ohio Firefighter Falls from Truck in Station, Dies

Ohio Firefighter Falls from Truck in Station, Dies - In The Line Of Duty

MECHANICSBURG, Ohio-- Village firefighter Jon Trainer died Tuesday night from injuries he suffered from an accident at the fire station, 18 N. Main St. Trainer was 38. He fell off a fire truck parked inside the fire station, hit his head on the concrete floor and was killed, Chief Gary Shonkwiler said. Trainer slipped and fell about 9 p.m. Tuesday while he was laying a hose used to fight a house fire earlier in the evening back in place in a bed on top of the truck. Trainer, who was not wearing a helmet, fell 8 to 10 feet and suffered head injuries, Shonkwiler said.

Monday, July 09, 2007

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Friday, July 06, 2007

Utah Fire Chief Killed in Crash

Utah Fire Chief Killed in Crash - In The Line Of Duty:

"SARATOGA SPRINGS - For a fire chief who died Thursday after his truck plunged from a cliff into Deer Creek Reservoir, colleagues here echoed a consistent refrain: A big man leaves a big void.

'He's irreplaceable on so many fronts,' city fire Capt. Tayna Kahn said of Chief Michael J. Penovich.

The 38-year-old chief was driving a fire department pickup truck south on U.S. Highway 189 after a meeting in Heber City about 10 a.m., when the pickup veered off an 80-foot embankment to the west. Police said the truck bounced off the ground and into the reservoir, where authorities found Penovich dead in the cab under 50 feet of water.

Firefighters gathered tearfully near the half-staff flag outside the Saratoga Springs fire station Thursday evening to eulogize the man they called 'Teddy Bear' for his immense stature and gentle demeanor.

'You heard his voice on the radio, and it just had a calming effect,' said Todd Butterfield, a firefighter in nearby Cedar Fort, where Penovich was chief for six years before taking the top post in Saratoga Springs in April 2006."

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Crash Kills Indiana Volunteer Enroute to Call

Crash Kills Indiana Volunteer Enroute to Call - In The Line Of Duty:

"A volunteer firefighter was killed in a crash Monday afternoon shortly after being asked to help with a field fire, authorities said.

Dennise M. Leslie, 37, of Freedom was driving to the Coal City Volunteer Fire Department in a pickup truck when she swerved to avoid a collision with an oncoming vehicle on Stockton Road in Owen County.

She lost control of her pickup truck, which rolled and struck a tree just west of Rey Cemetery Road, the Owen County Sheriff's Office said.

Leslie died at the crash site, authorities said.

Leslie was driving to the fire department because she was called to help battle a field fire on Egenolf Road, police said."

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