WITHIN NEW ENGLAND
Retired- Cambridge, MA Retired Fire Chief Thomas V. Scott passed away.
Retired- Bill Armstrong, the founder of Massachusetts based Armstrong Ambulance, passed away this week at the age of 89.
Retired- Brentwood, NH Retired Fire Chief James S. "Jim" Fralic, 73, passed away on March 1st.
Active- Cushing, ME Assistant Chief Joseph Yamello passed away last week at the age of 75.
Retired- Lincoln, ME Retired Fire Chief David W. Smart, 69, passed away on February 19th.
Retired- Plainfield, NH Retired Fire Chief Peter A. Berry, 70, passed away on February 21st.
Retired- Smithfield, RI Retired Fire Chief Robert F. Thurber, 78, passed away on February 16th.
Retired- Fort Kent, ME Retired Fire Chief Philip S. Bouchard, 85, passed away on February 15th.
Retired- Milford, CT Retired Assistant Chief David J. Whitham, 87, passed away on February 14th.
Retired- Manchester, NH Retired Fire Chief John Lydon, 84, passed away on February 6th.
Retired- Stratford, CT Retired Assistant Chief Peter E. Jastermsky, 85, passed away on February 9th.
Retired- Coventry, RI Retired Washington Fire Dept Chief Leo Grenier, 93, passed away on February 6th.
Retired- Paul Morrill, Bridgewater, NH's first Fire Chief and founder of the fire department, perished in fire at his home. CLICK FOR OFFSITE ARTICLE.
Retired- Warwick, RI Retired Fire Chief Robert J. "Hutch" Hutchinson, 90, passed away on February 10th.
Retired- Bristol, RI Retired Fire Chief Charles Andrade, 90, passed away on January 30th.
Active- Beverly, MA Emergency Management Captain Michael F. Bookman, 64, passed away on February 3rd.
Retired- Meriden, CT Retired Lieutenant Frederick I. Erasmus, 89, passed away on February 1st.
Retired- Medford, MA Retired Deputy Chief John A. Mirley Sr passed away on January 31st.
LODD- Firefighter Francis X. Flynn of Boston Engine 33 passed away on January 22nd from occupational cancer.
LODD- Firefighter Joseph Mullen of the Boston Fire Department passed away on January 21st from occupational cancer.
LODD- Meriden, CT Firefighter Greg Polanski, 52, passed away from occupational cancer.
LODD- Firefighter Firefighter Jaime Polite of the New Haven, CT Fire Department passed away after battling brain cancer.
Retired- Beacon Hose Company, CT former Fire Chief Roger Brennan passed away last week.
Retired- Marion, MA Retired Deputy Chief Nathan B. Nye, Sr. passed away at the age of 81 on January 18th.
Active- Barrington, RI Firefighter David F. Frederick, 46, passed away on January 16th.
Retired- Jamestown, RI Lieutenant Vincent J. Vessella, 67, passed away on January 19th.
Active- Firefighter William "Billy" C. Trapnell IV of the South Berwick, ME Fire Department passed away on December 30, 2013 at the age of 28. William was also a member of the York Volunteer Fire Department, a paramedic with the York Ambulance Association and an active petty officer with the U.S. Coast Guard. He also was an Army veteran.
Active- Albert F. LeBlanc, Jr., the Master Mechanic for Arlington, MA FD and PD, passed away on January 7th.
Retired- Hanover, MA Retired Captain James Purcell passed away on January 14th.
Retired- Naugatuck, CT Retired Deputy Chief Daniel J. Renzoni Sr., 82, passed away on January 11th.
Retired- Brockton, MA Retired Fire Chief Edward "Sonny" Burrell, 99, passed away on January 15th. He was the last surviving member that worked the Strand Theater Fire in 1941.
Retired- North Smithfield, RI Retired Deputy Chief Andre J. Remillard 89, passed away on January 14th.
Retired- Cranston, RI Retired Lieutenant Albert E. Suter, 82, passed away on January 14th.
Retired- Vincent M. Jarosz, 62, of Newmarket NH passed away on January 3, 2013. He was a former EMT and long time member and past president of the Newmarket Ambulance Corps. He was also a former member of the Newmarket Fire Department and was an assistant Civil Defense Director.
Retired- Danielson, CT retired Fire Chief Richard Levola passed away at the age of 73.
Active- East Litchfield, CT Volunteer Firefighter Christopher Watts, 22, passed away from injuries received in an automobile accident.
Retired- Killingworth, CT retired fire chief Raynor W. Clark, 76, passed away on January 4th.
Retired- Milford, CT retired Captain and Fire Commissioner Rev. Roland E. "Ron" Gray, 80, passed away on January 4th.
Retired- West Frankfort, ME retired fire chief Irving G. Stone, 90, passed away on January 4th.
OUT OF NEW ENGLAND
Honorable Mention- WWII Veteran Bill Guarnere passed away at the age of 90. Bill was one of the veterans portrayed in the book and HBO mini-series Band of Brothers. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.
LODD- Hellsgate, AZ Lieutenant Bobby Mollere, 61, passed away after suffering a medical emergency while doing a wildland pack test.
LODD- Ironwood, MI Fire Chief Jamie A. Peite, 43, suffered a fatal heart attack hours after conducting.
LODD- Wallington, NJ Firefighter Gregory Barnas, 57, died after falling off a roof in which he was working on.
LODD- Jerry Campbell, 61, of Tennessee Division of Forestry collapsed of an apparent heart attack as he prepared to deploy to a wildfire on February 28th.
LODD- Peekskill, NY Firefighter Kevin Bristol, 48, died of an apparent heart attack after falling ill at a fire on March 3rd.
Active- Inland Twp, MI Firefighter Dan Beechcraft, 41, passed away from injuries received in a car accident. CLICK FOR OFFSITE ARTICLE.
LODD- Lieutenant Bruce Britt of the Columbia, MO Fire Department was killed at a structural collapse.
LODD- Orange City, FL Firefighter Homer 'JR' Harrell, 46, passed away from a heart attack after going home from his shift.
LODD- Assistant Chief James C. Smith of the Franklin, NY Volunteer Fire Department passed away after suffering a heart attack responding to a call.
Active- Firefighter Carl Andriano, 24, of the Orange County, FL Fire Department passed away from a rare form of fast moving cancer.
LODD- Dallas, TX Firefighter William S. Tanksley, 40, was killed when he fell off an icy overpass.
LODD- Firefighter Dwight Hilton, 57, of the East Central Volunteer Fire Department in Mississippi passed away after going into cardiac arrest while fighting a fire.
LODD- Firefighter Michael Garrett of the Nutter Fort, WV Fire Department was killed when a cell tower collapsed on him and 2 contractors.
LODD- Four Oaks, NC Firefighter Thomas Gerald Lee, 67, passed away on February 1st, within 24 hours of a response.
LODD- 9 Firefighters in the country of Argentina were killed fighting a fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.
LODD- Lieutenant Bruce A. Stayner, 49, of the Scioto Township, OH Fire Department was found unresponsive in his home after an emergency response and was unable to be revived.
LODD- Toledo, OH Firefighters Stephen A. Machcinski, 42, and James Dickman, 31, were killed battling a structure fire on January 26th.
LODD- Trumann, AR Fire Chief Rick Winkles, 53, suffered a heart attack while fighting a fire and passed away.
Retired- Woonsocket, RI Retired Deputy Chief Ralph W. St. Germain passed away on January 26th at the age of 80.
LODD- Firefighter Greg Hennessey, 49, of the Orange County, CA Fire Department passed away at the station after suffering a heart attack.
LODD- Firefighter Christ Swan, 57, of the Lockeed Martin Aeronautical Fire Department in GA passed away after suffering a medical emergency while on duty.
LODD- Prince George's County, MD Firefighter James "Doc" Brooks, 62, passed away after collapsing at the fire station.
LODD- Cliffside Park, NJ Firefighter Cosmo Paris, 59, passed away after suffering a heart attack while returning home from duty.