It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 5thLine Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Sister Firefighter & Fire Police Lieutenant made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to her family, friends and members of the Diligence Fire Company #1.
Rank: Fire Police Officer
Years of Service: 6
Date of Incident: 02/21/2013
Time of Incident: 1155hrs
Date of Death: 02/22/2013
Fire Department: Diligence Fire Company No.1
Address: 114 W Ludlow ST, PO Box 114, Summit Hill, PA 18250-0114
Fire Department Chief: Shawn Hoben
Incident Description: Fire Police Officer Sokol suffered a medical emergency while on traffic control duties at the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Thursday and passed away Friday evening, February 22.
Incident Location: Route 902 and N. Chestnut ST
Funeral Arrangements: Wake services will take place at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 104 E. Abbott St in Lansford, on Tuesday evening from 5-8pm.
Funeral Services will be on Wednesday at the church with a call from 10-11am and service at 11am.
Tribute is being paid to Fire Police Officer Claudia Sokol at http://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/fatalities/
To date, 5 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2012. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @ http://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/fatalities/statistics/ff_stats...