It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 19th Line Of Duty Death for 2015 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Fire Apparatus Operator Daryl Gordon 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 Cincinnati Fire Department.
Rank: Fire Apparatus Operator
Years of Service: 29
Date of Incident: 03/26/2015
Time of Incident: 0000hrs
Date of Death: 03/26/2015
Fire Department: Cincinnati Fire Department
Address: 430 Central AVE, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Fire Department Chief: Richard Braun
Incident Description: Fire Apparatus Operator Gordon, assigned to Cincinnati Fire Department’s Heavy Rescue 14, died from injuries he sustained in a fall down an elevator shaft while working with fire crews to rescue the residents and extinguish a fire in a Madisonville neighborhood apartment building. Some of the residents were reported to have suffered smoke inhalation and one other firefighter was injured with second-degree burns in the fire. Investigation into the fatal incident continues by authorities.
Incident Location: 6020 Dahlgren ST, Cincinnati, OH
Tribute is being paid to Fire Apparatus Operator Daryl Gordon at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 19 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2015. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/fatalityData/stati...