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FREDERICK COUNTY
BETSON, J. William

On July 14, 1902 , an alarm rang out for a building fire at the Montevue Hospital for the Insane. Units from Junior, Independent,& United Fire Companies arrived to find heavy fire from the windows of the south wing of the hospital. All of the patients ...

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CARLTON, William B.

Was pulling the Junior hand pumper through the street to an alarm at the Court House Square when he collapsed on the street of an apparent heart attack.

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June of 1934 had been much hotter than usual in the Great State of Maryland. Much of the state,including Frederick County, was experiencing an unrelenting heat wave and heated related deaths were on the rise. The afternoon of Friday June 30th the outside ...

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CRIST, Charles D.

Firefighter Charles D. "Duffy" Crist was on duty at Ft.Detrick and had just completed an ambulance call when he was stricken with a fatal heart attack. Firefighter Crist, age 48, was a career firefighter for 20 years, a Junior Fire Co. No. 2 volunteer for ...

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CRUM, Winona L.

Riding the back step of fire engine that was responding to an automobile crash during a heavy rain. The engine skidded, struck a curb, and Firefighter Crum was thrown from the back step. Firefighter Winona Crum was the first female firefighter LODD in the ...

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DAMUTH, Stanley

Was riding on the Guardian Hose Engine responding to assist Vigilant Hose Company of Emmitsburg, when the engine was involved in an accident, killing Firefighter Damuth.

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DAVIS, William B.

Driver/Fireman William B. Davis was killed when an alarm of fire alerted the horses to prepare to respond. The horses reared up causing Driver Davis to fall off and under the steam engine. He was fatally injured when the horses pulled the steam engine ove ...

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On Saturday May 1, 1948, Fireman R. Earl Derr, a well-known resident of West Patrick Street in Frederick , was amongst colleagues at the Independence Hose Company when at approximately 18:15 hrs he suddenly collapsed and was dead. Fireman Derr was a lifel ...

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FINNEYFROCK, Douglas Wayne

Firefighter Douglas Wayne Finneyfrock was responding in his vehicle to the Guardian Hose Co. for a call. Rt. 77 was rain slick due to a thunderstorm when Doug lost control of his vehicle, struck a pole, and was fatally injured. Firefighter Douglas Wayne F ...

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FITZGERALD, James E.

Did a work detail at the station until approximately 2 PM. Returned home and suffered cardiac arrest. Transported to hospital but did not survive.Served multiple terms as President, Board of Director and chaired many committes. His passing will have lasti ...

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FRUSHOUR, Gaither R.

Was killed in automobile accident with the vehicle of another member westbound on Easterday Rd. near Myersville. Was responding to the scene of reported brush fire on Boonboro Mountain Rd. when his vehicle collided head on into vehicle of another member r ...

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HARP, John F.

Was killed in an automobile accident with the vehicle of another member eastbound on Easterday Rd. near Myersville while responding for a reported brush fire on Boonsboro Mountain Road. His vehicle collided head-on into vehicle of another member respondin ...

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JENKINS, Kevin W.

After being retired on the job for a related medical disability, Firefighter Jenkins lost his battle with cancer on October 19, 2013.

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KIDWILER, Samuel

On March 12, 1971 Firefighter Samuel Steven Kidwiler was riding the backstep of the fire engine and responding to a call. Suddenly,the safety strap he was holding onto broke, causing him to fall from the engine, and onto the roadway. Firefighter Kidwiler ...

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MCKISSICK, Eugene J.

While battling a barn fire on Motter Station Road near Rocky Ridge, Firefighter Eugene J. McKissick was stricken with an apparent heart attack. He was transported by ambulance to Annie Warner Hospital in Gettysburg where he died. Firefighter Eugene James ...

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MYERS, Terry L.

Was operating the pump of Engine 64 of Vigilant Hose Company at the scene of a brush fire when he collapsed and died of an apparent heart attack. His son and other firefighters attempted to revive him on the scene. Was transported to Gettysburg Hospital w ...

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POWERS, Michael R.

On June 29, 2019 at approximately 12:54 hrs units responded to vehicular crash with fatality due to a head-on collision between a tractor-trailer and car on Liberty Road At Unionville Road. Firefighter Mike Powers was driving one of the responding engines ...

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ROOT, Harry C.

Major fire destroyed Excelsior Mill in Thurmont. As the firefighting operations were concluding, a large boiler smokestack collapsed, killing Firefighter Root.

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SHANK, Walter K.

The Citizens Truck Company 100-foot American LaFrance open-cab tiller ladder truck was dispatched to a building fire in Frederick. Firefighter Shank climbed into the jump seat and somehow positioned himself between the tractor and trailer sections of the ...

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SHOPE, Charles B.

An alarm had been sounded at midnight Fireman Charles B. Shope responded to the fire pulling an Independent Hose Fire Co. No.1 man-drawn hose reel. Fireman John Francis Smith,from Junior Fire Co. No.2, saw that Fireman Shope was struggling and went to ass ...

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STAVELY III, James H.

Assistant Chief James H. Stavely, III,was conducting roof operations on the scene of a house struck by lightning near Middletown when he complained he was not feeling well. He was transported to Frederick Memorial Hospital by the Middletown VFC ambulance. ...

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STITELY, Gilmore L.

Had heart attack while fighting fire next to Frederick Fair Grounds.

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TAULTON, David M.

While on the scene of a house fire, 1st Assistant Chief David M. Taulton was carrying a ventilation fan into the structure when he suffered sudden cardiac arrest. Chief Taulton was transported to Frederick Memorial Hospital where all resuscitation efforts ...

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WAYBRIGHT, Andrew J.

Collapsed while performing physical training in a career firefighter recruit class. Was participating in a 3 mile run with other recruits when he collapsed. Advanced life support was initiated and he was transported to hospital where additional efforts to ...

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WILCOM, Michael J.

He died of an apparent heart attack at his residence after returning from a working building fire. Had responded to 2 other fire alarms the same day. After returning home, he began to drive himself to Green Valley Station 25 for medical attention but coll ...

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WILLARD, Kenneth H.

Kenneth H. Willard was assisting responding units from Walkersville VFC with traffic control at the intersection of Rt. 26 and Rt. 194 when he was stricken with a heart attack. He was transported to Frederick Hospital where attempts to revive him were uns ...

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WILT, Dora J.

Dora J. Wilt was a delegate to the Frederick County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association representing Urbana. As she was entering a fire department utility vehicle to ride to the county association meeting, she became ill and was transported to Frederi ...

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