Friday, November 26, 2010 2 FIREFIGHTER MEDICALLY RELATED DEATHS:
1-MASSACHUSETTS FIREFIGHTER CARDIAC IN THE FIREHOUSE
1-FDNY FIREFIGHTER FOUND UNCONCIOUS-SUCCUMBS
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It is with deep regret that we advise you of the following Firefighter deaths:
FDNY FIREFIGHTER FOUND UNCONCIOUS IN THE FIREHOUSE-SUCCUMBS
While not yet declared an FDNY "5-5-5-5" (LODD) per FDNY, it is with deep regret that we advise you that Firefighter Gerry Valantino, a Firefighter with Engine Co 43, who was detailed as the aide to the 7th Division Chief, was found unconscious in the firehouse (Engine 72's quarters, where the 7th Div is temporarily located) bunkroom. Initial reports are that he stated he was not feeling well and went to rest, later being found by the Firefighters and emergency care was initiated.
NOTE: To be clear, our determination of posting an official LODD is based upon the statement or procedures of the reporting FD. As of right now, according to the FDNY, this tragic loss is an on duty death but not yet technically declared as an FDNY LODD, that's why we are posting it this way.
As always, our sincere condolences.
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MASSACHUSETTS FIREFIGHTER LINE OF DUTY DEATH WHILE RESPONDING
It is with deep regret that we advise you that a 3rd generation Rehoboth (MA) Firefighter died last night after suffering a heart attack while responding on a fire call. FF Kenneth Marshall Jr., was riding on Engine Company 2 enroute to a report of a kitchen fire, when his Firefighters noticed that Marshall was in sudden cardiac arrest, around 2130. The members immediately stopped Engine 2 and started providing emergency care, including CPR and then FF Marshall was rushed by Rehoboth Ambulance to the hospital. FF Marshall was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival.
FF Marshall was married and the father of two children, ages 6 and 3. He had been a member of the department for 15 years. FF Marshall was the son of Kenneth Marshall Sr., a retired Rehoboth Firefighter, and the grandson of George "Rab'' Wetherall, who served 30 years on the department before retiring as a Deputy Chief. Marshall's brother, John, has been a Rehoboth Firefighter for a decade. As always, our sincere condolences.
Take Care-BE CAREFUL,
The Secret List 11-26-10 / 1204 Hours