In Memoriam

Firefighter Line-of-Duty Deaths

U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Payette National Forest, Idaho
August 13, 2006
Carbondale, Illinois, Fire Department
August 11, 2006
Hanover Township, Ohio, Fire Department
July 28, 2006
Asbury, Alabama, Volunteer Fire Department
July 26, 2006
Country Fire Authority, Victoria, Australia
February 17, 2006
Ann Arbor, Michigan
January 13, 2006
South Baldwin Search & Rescue, Alabama
December 15, 2005
Pine Top Fire Department, Arizona
June 24, 2005
Pleasant Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, Mississippi
April 18, 2005
Contra Costa, California
December 19, 2004
California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
September 12, 2004
Los Angeles City Fire Department, California
August 14, 2004
Wickliffe Rural Fire Department, Kentucky
August 10, 2004
Middle River Volunteer Rescue Company, Maryland
May 17, 2004
Franklin Creek - Forts Lake, Mississippi, Fire Department
March 21, 2004
Lexington-Fayette County, Kentucky, Fire Department
February 13, 2004
Lovilla Fire & Rescue, Hamilton, Iowa
December 18, 2003
Newcastle, Wyoming, Fire Department
May 22, 2003
Department of Sustainability and Environment; Victoria, Australia,
February 26, 2003
San Francisco Fire Department
January 13, 2003
Goulais River Fire Department in Ontario, Canada
October 20, 2002
McLeansville, North Carolina, Fire Department
September 23, 2002
U.S. Forest Service, Redding, California
July 28, 2002
Grayback Forestry, Inc., La Grande, OR
June 21, 2002
Herring, North Carolina, Volunteer Fire Department
June 13, 2002
Bon Secour, Alabama Fire & Rescue Department
April 7, 2002
Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
March 18, 2002
White Pine Volunteer Fire Department
December 12, 2001
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, Florida
September 18, 2001
Clayton Fire Department
July 10, 2001
U.S. Forest Service, Washington
July 10, 2001
Willow Creek, California, Volunteer Fire Department
March 31, 2001
Centerville, North Carolina, Fire and Rescue Association
January 3, 2001
Overisel, Michigan, Fire Department
November 2, 2000
Engelhard, North Carolina, Fire & Rescue Department
August 9, 2000
Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service
June 8, 2000
Houston Fire Department
February 14, 2000
Junction City Volunteer Fire Department
October 17, 1999
McCulloch Volunteer Fire Department
September 15, 1999
Carriere Volunteer Fire Department, Mississippi
April 16, 1998
Crooksville Fire Department, Ohio
October 26, 1997
Stroh Volunteer Fire Department, Indiana
December 21, 1996
West Etowah Volunteer Fire Department; Altoona, Alabama
November 8, 1996
Donna Thoemmes
Chloride Volunteer Fire Department, Arizona
July 25, 1996
Michelle Fay Smith
U.S. Forest Service Hotshots; Globe, Arizona
June 9, 1996
Avon Fire Brigade, England
February 4, 1996
Trinidad and Tobago
September 17, 1995
Lisa Netsch
Aero Union Corporation; Chico, California
June 22, 1995
June Fitzpatrick
Rocky Point Fire District, New York
June 16, 1995
Dania Stivers
North Pulaski Fire Rescue; Jacksonville, Arkansas
May 12, 1995
Judith L. Luster-Stauss
Castella Volunteer Fire Department, California
April 17, 1995
Pittsburgh Fire Department, Pennsylvania
February 14, 1995
Lisa Batten
Gilmer County EMS and Fire Department, Georgia
February 13, 1995
Willard Fire Department, New Mexico
February 2, 1995
Mary Jo Brown
U.S. Forest Service, Gainesville, Georgia
November 20, 1994
Kathi Beck
Tami Bickett
Terri Ann Hagen
Bonnie Jean Holtby
U.S. Forest Service Hotshots; Prineville, Oregon
July 6, 1994
Ann F. Sheppard
Venus Volunteer Fire Department, Florida
February 20, 1994
Marilyn K. Williams
Keystone Volunteer Fire Department; Sand Springs, Oklahoma
February 1, 1994
Sylvie Sarrey
Volx Centre de Secours, Alpes de Haute Provence, France
May 13, 1993
Rebecca Ann LeClaire
Brazos County Precinct 4 Volunteer Fire Department; Bryan, Texas
December 1, 1992
Heather Dzioba
Milwaukee Fire Department, Wisconsin
September 1, 1992
Julie Ann Young
U.S. Forest Service, Boise, Idaho
July 30, 1992
Christine J. Pennington
Ester Fire Department, Alaska
June 15, 1991
Jennifer L. Kibbey
Hilliard Township/Centerburg Volunteer Fire Department, Ohio
April 6, 1991
Lydia A. Sexton
Spillway Fire Department; Azle, Texas
October 24, 1990
Toni J. Godsil
Grand Coulee Fire Department, Washington
August 6, 1990
Sandra J. Bachman
Arizona Department of Corrections
June 26, 1990
Port Washington Fire Department Medic Company
February 19, 1990
Jeanette Dozier
Snohomish County Fire Protection Distrct #14, Washington
January 16, 1989
Cheryl Old Horn Deputee
Hardin Volunteer Fire Department, Montana
August 10, 1988
Barbara (Doris) Hale
Harmony Volunteer Fire Department; San Antonio, Texas
March 18, 1988
Marsha Baczynski
Milford Fire Department, Michigan
October 25, 1987
Helen Burke
Central Florida Fire Academy; Orlando, Florida
October 1, 1987
Faye Bolton
Gap of the Mountain Volunteer Fire Department; Clanton, Alabama
March 23, 1987
Maggie M. Durham
Searchlight Fire Department, Nevada
January 23, 1987
Winona Lee Crum
Walkersville Volunteer Fire Department, Maryland
January 1, 1987
Katherine M. Hippensteel
New Oxford Volunteer Fire Company, Pennsylvania
December 18, 1985
Debra R. Swanson
Dalbo Fire Department, Minnesota
November 18, 1985
Mary L. Francis
Crow Valley Rural Fire Department, Oregon
January 1, 1985
Barbara Ann Booth
Oregon Department of Forestry
July 9, 1984
Patricia Beran
Crofton Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, Nebraska
July 8, 1984
Mary (Molly) Matthews
Seattle Fire Department
January 13, 1984
Lisa Long
Seattle Fire Department
July 7, 1983
Sherry K. Garner
Indian Ford Volunteer Fire Department, Bessemer, Alabama
November 1981
Rhoda Ashcroft Hilda Dupree Doris Lay
Lilian Baker Alice Gifford Beatrice Long
Joan Bartlett Hilda Hall Josephine Miller
Dorothy Carrington Elsie Hawtin Violet Pengelly
Pearl Chitty Ruby Howard Winifred Peters
Marjorie Davies Frances Huxley Queenie Pickett
Hilda Day Daisy Kerley Sybil Laura Young
Doreen Duncan Joan Kidd
Auxiliary Fire Service, Great Britain

Other Deaths

B.C. Ambulance Service
May 17, 2006
Lehi, Utah, Fire Department
February 17, 2006
Lebanon Fire Division, Ohio
January 7, 2005
Sitka Fire Department
November 30, 2004
WFS member, Los Angeles
September 15, 2004
Metropolitan Ambulance Service Trust, Kansas/Missouri
April 3, 2004
New York City Fire Department EMS
January 22, 2003
EMT, MetroCare Ambulance, New York City
September 11, 2001
New York City Fire Department (retired)
May 24, 2001
Lincoln Fire Department
February 22, 2001
Campbellsport, Wisconsin, Volunteer Fire Department
January 6, 2001
North Central EMS, Bellevue, Ohio
November 7, 2000

A memorial roster of EMS personnel who have died in the line of duty -- approximately a quarter of whom are women -- can be found at




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