It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 100th Line Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Fire Police Lieutenant David Lidke 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 Hightstown Engine Company #1.
Rank: Fire Police Lieutenant
Years of Service: 8
Date of Incident: 12/23/2013
Time of Incident: 1430hrs
Date of Death: 12/23/2013
Fire Department: Hightstown Engine Company #1
Address: 140 N Main ST, Hightstown, NJ 08520
Fire Department Chief: Lawrence Van Kirk
Incident Description: Having just returned to the station from working scene safety at two residential structure fires, Fire Police Lieutenant Lidke suffered a medical emergency and collapsed while directing traffic to assist apparatus back into quarters. The nature and cause of Lidke’s fatal injury is still to be determined.
Incident Location: 140 N Main ST, Hightstown, NJ 08520
Tribute is being paid to Fire Police Lieutenant David Lidke at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 100 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...