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~ Firefighter Fatalities in the United States ~

The U. S. Fire Administration tracks and collects information on the causes of on-duty firefighter fatalities that occur in the United States. We conduct an annual analysis to identify specific problems so that we may direct efforts toward finding solutions that will reduce firefighter fatalities in the future. This information is also used to measure the effectiveness of programs directed toward firefighter health and safety.

 https://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
 
 
 
 
~ In Memoriam ~
Our Members

(* - Indicates an Honorary Member)

 

John T. Milliman, Sr. (East Avon)

End of Service – May 28, 2006

 

Harry Burr* (Centerport)

End of Service – June 21, 2006

 

Arthur W. Geidel (Pine Hill)

End of Service – June 27, 2006

 

Jack J. Veach (Gratwick Hose # 6)

End of Service – July 11, 2006

 

Herman I. Rodenburg (Farmingdale)

End of Service – August 8, 2006

 

Gary Bagley* (Eggertsville)

End of Service – November 14, 2006

 

Nelson R. Elliott (Sanford)

Chief Chaplain 1985 – 1987 

End of Service – February 16, 2007

 

C. Michael Abraham* (South Glen Falls)

End of Service – February 23, 2007

 

Nicholas Piperato* (Cronomer Valley)

End of Service – April 19, 2007

 

Francis X. Lucas (Wantagh)

End of Service – April 21, 2007

 

James Newsom (Gordon Heights)

End of Service – May 17, 2007

 

James Watson (Hagerman)

End of Service – May 24, 2007

 

L. Douglas Fletcher (Malta Ridge)

End of Service – June 19, 2007

 

Richard G. Wissmann (East Northport)

End of Service – June 23, 2007

 

Edmund F. Jankowski (Union)

End of Service – July 17, 2007

 

Stanley Macholz* (Islip)

End of Service – July 20, 2007

 

J. Gregory Brennan (Allegany)

Chief Chaplain 1996 – 1998

End of Service – August 17, 2007

 

John B. Munnick, Jr (Port Chester)

End of Service – November 6, 2007

 

Christian J. Becker (Hudson)

End of Service – December 27, 2007

 

David L. Catalano (Highland Hose)

End of Service – January 3, 2008

 

Bernard M. Ofenloch (Hicksville)

End of Service – February 19, 2008

 

Louis A. Evers (Flanders)

End of Service – August 7, 2008

 

John J. Steger (Gates-Chili)

Chief Chaplain 1983 – 1985

End of Service – March 4, 2008

 

Emory E. Ford (Eden)

End of Service – September 1, 2008

 

Charles V. O’Connor (Taunton)

End of Service – September 27, 2008

 

Jerome F. Musialowski (Cheektowaga – Rescue Hose #1)

End of Service – December 28, 2008

 

Roger Overton (North Patchogue)

End of Service – January 17, 2009

 

Erhardt O. Olsen (St. James)

End of Service – February 28, 2009

 

James W. Wright (Firemen’s Home)

End of Service – March 3, 2009

 

Donald H. Fox (Fairport)

End of Service – April 8, 2009

 

Norman W. Rimer (Niagara Fire Co. # 1)

End of Service – June 24, 2009

 

Philip J. Pascarelli, Sr. (Marietta, GA)

End of Service – August 3, 2009

 

Israel M. “Sonny” Cohen (Wassaic)

End of Service – August 18, 2009

 

Wayde F. Earl (Lake George)

End of Service – August 22, 2009

 

Richard W. Holst (Huntington Manor)

Chief Chaplain 2008 – 2009

Line of Duty Death

End of Service – September 9, 2009

 

Henry Berleth (Huntington)

End of Service – November 12, 2009

 

Joseph F. Ward (Great Valley)

End of Service – November 15, 2009

 

LeRoy A. Kemp* (Tioga)

Line of Duty Death

End of Service – January 13, 2010

 

Wilfred Y. Kraft (St. Johnsonville)

End of Service – January 16, 2010

 

John J. Glogowski (Lyndonville)

End of Service – April 25, 2010

 

Robert A. Bromfield (Canastota)

Founding Member

Charter Member

Chief Chaplain 1974 – 1975

End of Service – May 14, 2010

 

Keith R. Shinaman (Marcellus)

End of Service – October 10, 2010

 

Richard F. O’Hare (Webster)

End of Service – December 26, 2010

 

Albert J. Hillard (Newburyport)

End of Service – February 10, 2011

 

S. D. Goldsmith (Goshen)

End of Service – February 18, 2011

 

Clinton McNicholl (Utica)

End of Service - March 2, 2011

 

John P. Ballo, Sr. (Beacon)

End of Service – March 5, 2011

 

Carl A. Kruger (Hagaman)

End of Service – March 26, 2011

 

Paul S. Van Valkenburgh (West Kill)

End of Service – June 13, 2011

 

Donald G. Bennett (Elmont)

End of Service – August 4, 2011

 

Ralph L. Rickmyer* (Rome)

End of Service – October 2, 2011

 

John P. Fuerst (New Hyde Park)

End of Service – December 12, 2011

 

Daniel S. Harris (Hampton Bays)

End of Service – December 29, 2011

 

Arthur D. Gardner (Geneva)

Director, NYSAFChaplains, Inc.

End of Service – January 27, 2012

 

Hugh Connaghan (Carthage)

Director, NYSAFChaplains, Inc.

End of Service – March 16, 2012

 

Mabel T. Gardner (Geneva)

Good & Welfare Coordinator

End of Service – May 22, 2012

 

Frederick C. Steup, II (Newburgh)

End of Service – July 20, 2012

 

Gerard L. Green (Leroy)

End of Service – August 14, 2012

 

James F. Breden (Walden)

End of Service – October 1, 2012

 

Harry E. Platt (Conklin)

End of Service – October 4, 2012

 

Edward R. Sambells

End of Service – November 2, 2012

 

Robert Wescott, Sr. (Queensbury)

End of Service – November 4, 2012

 

Wilbert T. Bradley (Albertson)

End of Service – December 21, 2012

 

George E. Voigt (Nesconset FD)

End of Service – December 28, 2012

 

David W. Arnold (West Hurley)

Charter Member

The First 1st Deputy Chief Chaplain

End of Service – January 3, 2013

 

Joseph R. Macaluso (Groveland)

End of Service – May 21, 2013

 

Eugene C. Reynolds (Montgomery)

End of Service – August 31, 2013

 

Paul C. Bailey (Oriskany)

End of Service – November 11, 2013

 

John F. Leippert (Ronkonkoma)

End of Service – December 18, 2013

 

Anthony J. Bosco, Jr.* (Ossining)

End of Service – December 20, 2013

 

Theodore S. Grant (Hicksville)

End of Service – April 17, 2014

 

William H. Crowell (Floyd)

End of Service – July 7, 2014

 

Robert S. Saint John (Medford)

End of Service – September 2014

 

Robert A. McKinney (Lake George)

End of Service – September 28, 2014

 

Nelson B. Skinner (Moyers Corners)

End of Service – December 9, 2014

 

Gerard T. Remsen, Jr. (Branchport)

End of Service – January 29, 2015

 

Michael D. Brown (Dutchess County)

End of Service – March 15, 2015

 

David Carrigan (West Babylon)

End of Service – May 1, 2015

 

Ralph Selin (Interlaken)

End of Service – July 12, 2015

 

Gregg L. Trask (Crown Point)

End of Service – November 16, 2015

 

Robert J. Huslinger (Stony Point)

End of Service – November 23, 2015

 

Donald R. Hartshorn (Maynard)

End of Service – December 8, 2015

 

Joseph J. Koronowski (Doyle #2, Cheektowaga)

End of Service – February 14, 2016

 

Walter R. Kahrs (Huntington)

End of Service – June 30, 2016

 

Richard M. Silverberg (Spring Valley)

End of Service – July 13, 2016

 

Theodore E. Duesler (Cherry Valley)

End of Service – September 7, 2016

 

Carl A. Veltri (Barnard FD, Rochester)

End of Service – October 16, 2016

 

Joseph Russo (Lava FD, Stuart, FL)

End of Service – November 15, 2016

 

Peter J. McCrann (Bay Short)

End of Service – January 16, 2017

 

Jared A. Woolley (Forestville)

End of Service – January 28, 2017

 

Robert A. Iggulden (Alden)

End of Service – January 28, 2017

 

James F. Gerber (Alden)

End of Service – February 11, 2017

 

Eugene G. Bryson (Massapequa)

End of Service – March 3, 2017

 

Robert J. McArtney (Highland Hose Co., Williamsville)

End of Service – July 23, 2017

 

Brian M. Ball (Union Hill FD, Webster)

End of Service – November 21, 2017

 

M. Edward Lincoln (Horseheads)

End of Service – March 3, 2018

 

Wayne A. Smith (Brewster)

End of Service – August 9, 2018

 

William E. Young (St. Paul FD, Rochester)

End of Service – June 28, 2018

 

John A. Coyne (Croton-on-Hudson)

End of Service – May 9, 2018

 

Raymond R. Thielke* (Canastota)

Line of Duty Death

End of Service – September 1, 2018

 

William A. Miller (North Greece)

End of Service – October 6, 2018

 

C. Powel “Chet” South (Queensbury)

End of Service – March 21, 2019

 

Daniel J. Bitsko* (Smithtown)

Chief Chaplain 2002 – 2004

Line of Duty Death

End of Service – September 4, 2019

 

Alan E. Brokaw (Warrensburg)

End of Service – September 26, 2019

 

Harry R. Little* (Carthage)

End of Service – December 4, 2019

 

Donald P. McGloon (Charles Folger Hook and Ladder, Geneva)

Director, NYSAFChaplains, Inc.

Director Emeritus, NYSAFChaplains, Inc.

End of Service – January 27, 2020

 

Joseph M. O’Donnell (Burnsville)

End of Service – June 17, 2019

 

Terry O’Shaughnessy, Sr. (West Carthage)

End of Service – October 1, 2019

 

Harold C. Staffehl* (Hamburg)

End of Service – July 19, 2019

 

Robert E. Vaughan (Middletown)

Honorary Chief Chaplain

(During 2010 Annual Conference)

Director, NYSAFChaplains, Inc.

End of Service – December 7, 2019

 

Charles F. Huber, Jr. (North Babylon)

End of Service – May 24, 2020

 

Domingo “Dominick” Reyes Jr. (Middletown)

End of Service – June 27, 2020

 

Carl H. Meyers* (Pekin)

End of Service – July 22, 2020

 

  John J. "Jack" Matott (Lyncourt)

End of Service - August 20, 2020 
 
 

Bertrand W. "Bud" Morgan (North Greece)

End of Service – September 3, 2020

 

Franklin H. Knower Jr.*, (Tappan)

Director, NYSAFChaplains, Inc.

End of Service – September 4, 2020

 

Vanessa E. "Nessy" Jones (Livingston County VFPA)

End of Service – February 24, 2021

 

Anthony Jerome "Jerry" Ferro (Corinth)

 End of Service - February 27, 2021 

 

 

Isaac "Yits" Kantrowitz (Woodridge)

End of Service - April 1, 2021


 

Thomas F. Wickett (Ionia)

End of Service - April 11, 2021

 
 

Paul W. Roemer Sr. (Hudson - JW Edmonds/HW Rogers)

End of Service - April 27, 2021

 
 
 

Theodore Thomas Kolakowski (Bayville Fire Department)

End of Service - May 04, 2021