It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 31st Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Edwin J. "Lance" Wentzel has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Youngwood Volunteer Fire Department.
Edwin J. "Lance" Wentzel
Years of Service: 35
Date of Incident: 03/22/2014
Time of Incident: 1746hrs
Date of Death: 03/22/2014
Fire Department: Youngwood Volunteer Fire Department
Address: PO Box 237, Chestnut & 2nd ST, Youngwood, PA 15697-0237
Fire Department Chief: Lloyd Crago
Incident Description: While participating in a search operation along railroad tracks for a missing woman, Firefighter Wentzel was struck and killed by a train. Investigation by authorities continues into the fatal incident.
Incident Location: North Versailles under the Westinghouse Bridge
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Edwin J. "Lance" Wentzel at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 31 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2014. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/fatalityData/stati...