It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 79th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Fire Marshall Samir P. "Sam" Ashmar 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 Upper Macungie Township Station 56, Inc.
Samir P. “Sam” Ashmar
Rank: Fire Marshal
Years of Service: 30+
Date of Incident: 11/20/2014
Time of Incident: 1230hrs
Date of Death: 11/20/2014
Fire Department: Upper Macungie Township Station 56, Inc.
Address: 6510 Schantz Road, Allentown, PA 18104
Fire Department Chief: Leroy Gross
Incident Description: Several hours after responding to a medical call, Fire Marshal Ashmar was found in cardiac arrest at his residence. Ashmar was treated and transported by fellow responders to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest where he succumbed to his injury.
Tribute is being paid to Fire Marshal Samir P. “Sam” Ashmar at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 79 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...