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The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: ME

It is in sadness and with great honor that we as a Brotherhood post the first Line Of Duty Death for 2011 from the USFA. Fellow brother firefighter and Driver/operator David Remington Sr. has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Shapleigh Fire Department.

David Remington, Sr.

Rank: Driver/Operator
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 19
Date of Incident: 01/03/2011
Time of Incident: 2200hrs
Date of Death: 01/03/2011

Fire Department: Shapleigh Fire Department
Address: PO Box 14, 506 Shapleigh Corner Road, Shapleigh, ME 04076
Telephone: 207-636-2211
Fire Department Chief: Duane Romano
Fire Department Website:

Incident Description: Driver/Operator Remington was responding to a motor vehicle accident call on Owls Nest Road when for a cause still under investigation he lost control of his personally owned vehicle, a 2005 Chevrolet pickup truck, and crashed off of the roadway striking at tree. Remington was ejected from the vehicle and passed away from his injuries at the accident scene.

Incident Location: Vicinity of 176 Shapleigh Corner Road.

Funeral Arrangements: Pending, funeral arrangements will be made with Hobbs Funeral Home in South Portland ( At the request of David’s family, a full Firefighters funeral service will be held. More details will be forthcoming.

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: In honor of Driver/Operator David Remington, Sr., c/o Shapleigh Fire Department, PO Box 14, 506 Shapleigh Corner Road, Shapleigh, ME 04076.

Tribute is being paid to Driver/Operator David Remington, Sr., at

To date, one (1) firefighter fatality has been reported to USFA in 2011. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @

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