It is with deep regret that I post the following USFA official line of duty death announcement of fellow brother Firefighter John Polimine. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Scalp Level & Paint Volunteer Fire Company.
Years of Service: 2
Date of Incident: 05/01/2010
Time of Incident: 1230hrs
Date of Death: 05/01/2010
Scalp Level & Paint Volunteer Fire Company
Address: PO Box 363, 807 Main ST, Windber, PA 15963
Fire Department Chief: Michael Alexander
Incident Description: Firefighter Polimine suffered a heart attack and collapsed after finishing a fire-suppression session at the Cambria County Fire School. Polimine and others were in a basic essentials class for firefighters, with multiple stations and tasks, including interior firefighting operations. Firefighter Polimine was treated at the scene and then transported to the Miners Medical Center where he passed away.
Incident Location: Cambria County Fire School, 211 Ott Road, Patton, PA.
Funeral Arrangements: Pending
Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter John Polimine at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/
To date, 27 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2010; 26 from incidents that occurred in 2010 and 1 from a previous year incident. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @ http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/statistics/ff_stats....