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The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatalities in NC.

It is with deep regret that I post the following USFA official line of duty death announcement of fellow brother Firefighters Jeremy Bolick and Tommy Wright. Our sincere condolences go out to the family and the members of the Blowing Rock FD in North Carolina.

Jeremy Bolick,


Age: 23
Cause of Death: Vehicle Collision
Rank: Firefighter
Nature of Death: Trauma
Classification: Volunteer
Emergency Duty: No
Incident Date: 03/21/2010
Duty Type: Training
Incident Time:
Activity Type: Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle
Death Date: 03/21/2010
Fixed Prop. Use: Street/Road


Tommy Wright

Age: 20
Cause of Death: Vehicle Collision
Rank: Firefighter
Nature of Death: Trauma
Classification: Volunteer
Emergency Duty: No
Incident Date: 03/21/2010
Duty Type: Training
Incident Time:
Activity Type: Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle
Death Date: 03/21/2010
Fixed Prop. Use: Street/Road

Fire Dept. Info:
Blowing Rock Fire Department
PO Box 570, 189 Park AVE
Blowing Rock , North Carolina 28605
Chief: Dennis Bolick

Initial Summary: Firefighters Bolick and Wright were returning home from fire department mandated training when the vehicle in which they were traveling was involved in a two vehicle collision. Both Bolick and Wright were killed and the cause of the accident is under investigation by the North Carolina State Police. Incident Location: Pending

Funeral arrangements: Pending but through a reliable source comes the following information: Tommy's memorial service will be on Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at Boone United Methodist Church at 5:00pm in the sanctuary. A time of visitation with family members plus a reception with photos of Tommy and light refreshments will follow the memorial service at Boone UMC. Wednesday is also the day that Jeremys viewing will take place at 5-8? but with Jeremys funeral being held on Thursday at 11 o'clock at First Baptist Church Blowing Rock.

Memorial Fund Info: Pending

If you would like to send a card to the Wrights, you can mail it to: Tom, Dayna, and Lindsay Wright, P.O. Box 2542, Blowing Rock, NC 28605.


Tribute is being paid to Firefighters Tommy Wright & Jeremy Bolick at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/

To date, 17 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2010; 16 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....

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