We regret to pass on that a Firefighter from the Sproat Lake Volunteer Fire Department (Vancouver Island, Canada) has died in the Line of Duty after operating at a barn fire at McCoy Lake Road west of Port Alberni on July 16, 2020. Sproat Lake VFD has identified the fallen member as Lt. Ron Suits, who had been with the department for four and a half years. He collapsed from a medical emergency while on scene. Despite efforts to save his life, he passed away. “Ron will be missed by all who knew him,” Dashwood Fire Chief Nick Acciavatti wrote on a Facebook post. Lt. Suits also served on the Dashwood fire department board from 2005-08.
This is the second firefighter death from their team in as many years that Sproat Lake volunteer firefighters have had to endure. Firefighter Carla Kulczycki died on Jan. 2, 2019 from work-related cancer. Our condolences to all those affected by this recent loss. Rest In Peace.
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.
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