It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 92nd Line Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & First Assistant Chief Russ Gow has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Factoryville Fire Department.
Russ “Rooster" Gow
Rank: First Assistant Fire Chief
Years of Service: 42
Date of Incident: 11/20/2013
Time of Incident: 2310hrs
Date of Death: 11/20/2013
Fire Department: Factoryville Fire Department
Address: PO Box 275, 120 College Avenue, Factoryville, PA 18419
Fire Department Chief: Brian Gow
Incident Description: While at the scene of a residential structure fire, First Assistant Chief Gow collapsed from a nature of illness still to be reported. Gow was treated on scene by fellow responders and transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injury.
Incident Location: 139 College AVE, Factoryville, PA
Tribute is being paid to First Assistant Fire Chief Russ “Rooster” Gow at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 92 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2013. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/fatalityData/stati...