It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 25th Line Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter and Fire Chief Rodney Paul Miller has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for his fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and members of the Loganville Fire Company.
Rodney Paul Miller
Rank: Fire Chief
Incident Date: Apr 27, 2013 00:36
Date of Death: Apr 27, 2013
Cause of Death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
Nature of Death: Trauma
Activity Type: Scene Safety
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed Property Use: Street/Road
Loganville Fire Company
PO Box 141, 16 Mill ST
Loganville, Pennsylvania 17342-0141
Chief: First Assistant Fire Chief Bryan Ream
While directing traffic near the scene of a motor vehicle accident (MVA) on southbound Interstate 83, Fire Chief Miller was struck and killed by a motorist attempting to drive around the traffic control point and Miller’s fire department vehicle which was well marked with emergency lights operating at the time. The driver of the vehicle did not stop his vehicle after striking the chief. After being caught further down the Interstate in the backed traffic from the original MVA, the driver was arrested and subsequently charged with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence along with several other violations. Incident Location: Southbound I-83 near Exit 8
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations in honor of Fire Chief Rodney Paul Miller be made to the fire department of one’s choice.
Tribute is being paid to Fire Chief Rodney Paul Miller at http://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/fatalities/
To date, 25 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2013. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @ http://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/fatalities/statistics/ff_stats...