The United States Fire Administration has received notice of the following 5 Firefighter fatalities in the month of November:
Name: Brian Serdynski Rank: Firefighter
Date of Incident: 10/19/2019
Fire Department: Union Grove-Yorkville VFD Age: 38
Years of Service: 5
Date of Death: 11/02/2019
Incident Description: On 10/19/2019, Firefighter Brian Serdynski suffered a heart attack while at the scene of a motor vehicle accident. He was transported to a hospital where he was treated and then released on 10/21/2019. In the very early morning hours on 11/02/2019, Serdynski was having difficulty breathing. First responders from Union Grove-Yorkville and Kansasville fire departments responded to Serdynski’s home and immediately administered medical care. Despite their efforts, Serdynski was pronounced deceased at his home.
On November 2, 38 y/o Firefighter Brian Serdynski of the Union Grove-Yorkville VFD located in
Wisconsin, died in the LOD
Name: Dwain S. Bradshaw Rank: Assistant District Chief Status: Volunteer
Date of Incident: 11/06/2019
Fire Department: Escambia County Fire Rescue Age: 41
Years of Service: 21
Incident Description: On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at approximately 0350hrs, Assistant District Chief Dwain S. Bradshaw of the Beulah Fire Station of Escambia County Fire Rescue responded to a fatal motorcycle accident. While at the scene, he was struck by an 18-wheeler log truck. Chief Bradshaw was immediately airlifted to the Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Florida, where he passed away. Chief Bradshaw also served as the District Chief of the Escambia County Fire Rescue Station #1 in the community of Bellview.
Rank: Chief Age: 67
Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 48 Date of Incident: 11/11/2019
On November 6, 41 y/o Assistant District Chief Dwain Bradshaw of the Escambia County VFD
located in Florida, died in the LOD
Name: John Sing Fire Department: Boys Town Fire & Rescue
Incident Description: On Monday, November 11, 2019, at approximately 0200hrs, Chief John Sing responded to an EMS call. When he returned to the station, he collapsed and was immediately taken to the hospital where he passed away from an apparent heart attack.
On November 11, 67 y/o Fire Chief John Sing of the Boys Town VFD located in Nebraska, died in
Name: Jason Menard
Date of Incident: 11/13/2019
Fire Department: Worcester Fire Department
Years of Service: 9
Incident Description: In the early morning hours of Wednesday, November 13, 2019, Lieutenant Jason Menard and his crew responded to a multi-residential structure fire, with heavy smoke coming from the building. The fire grew to four alarms and, at one point, firefighters issued a mayday call from the third floor. Lieutenant Menard and other firefighters became trapped by heavy fire conditions. He helped two firefighters escape the blaze, but the fire quickly worsened and Lieutenant Menard was unable to flee and succumbed to his injuries. Three other firefighters were taken to the hospital. Two of the firefighters have been released and the third is in serious condition.
On November 13, 39 y/o Lieutenant Jason Menard of the Worcester FD located in Massachusetts,
died in the LOD
Name: Darryl Rollins
Fire Department: North Amityville Volunteer Fire Dept
Date of Incident: 11/19/2019
Years of Service: 11
Date of Death: 11/20/2019
Incident Description: On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at approximately 1900hrs., Chief Darryl Rollins responded to a possible residential fire. He returned home and was found unresponsive early the next morning. He was immediately taken to the hospital where he passed away from a cardiac arrest.
On November 20, 42 y/o Fire Chief Darryl Rollins of the North Amityville VFD located in New
York, died in the LOD
To date 52 Firefighter fatalities have been reported to The United States Fire
Administration in 2019, May They Rest In Peace.