Southern Park County Fire Protection, Guffey, CO. Fire Chief
Don Felton, 71, died of a heart attack while at work in his fire
department office last week. He had just become Chief last April 1...he leaves
behind his wife of 49 years and their 3 daughters. Services have been
conducted. Our sincere condolences on the Chief Feltons passing. RIP.
CONNECTICUT FIRE LT LINE OF DUTY DEATH UPDATE AND
Fire Chief Jim Girardi regretfully informs the public of the
passing of LT Russell F. Neary, 55, President of the Easton Volunteer Fire
As you know, LT Neary tragically died in the Line of Duty on
Monday October 29, 2012, having served the department for 10 years.
LT Neary was clearing tree debris from a roadway when
another tree fell on him.
Memorial service: Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 11 AM
at the Notre Dame church in Easton
Connecticut. Lt Neary leaves behind his loving wife Maryanne and two beautiful
daughters Caitlin and Cara. He is also survived by his brother, Peter, the Fire
Marshal for Easton. Donations in Russell's memory can be made to
Russell Neary Memorial Trust Fund to benefit Joel Barlow High School’s Girls
Cross Country & Track and Field Teams and The American Red Cross. Donations
may be mailed to: Russell Neary Memorial Trust Fund, 30 Far Horizon Drive,
Easton, CT 06612 FUNERAL:
A service will be held at Notre Dame Church, 655 Morehouse
Road, Easton CT, Saturday November 3rd at 11 am. Firefighter’s who are planning
to attend should park at Samuel Staples Elementary School, 515 Morehouse Road,
Easton CT. Please do not bring fire apparatus to the service in order to
minimize the traffic in front of the church. Please use Banks road to access
Morehouse Road. Banks Road is off of CT route 59, accessible by exit 46 off of
the Merritt Parkway or Route 25 in Trumbull. Banks road originates in front of
the Easton EMS.
Please plan on Gathering no later than 10 AM. Buses will be provided to transport
guest from Samuel Staples to the Easton Country Day School directly across from
the Notre Dame Church. Once at the school fire fighters will be directed by the
CT Honor Guard as where to line up.
After the service there will be a reception downstairs at the
Easton Firehouse located at 1 Center road, Easton CT. Phone number is 203-268-2833.
If Samuels Staples Elementary School is full overflow parking will be provided
at Silverman’s Farm , 451 Sport Hill Road (CT RT 59) Easton, CT
NEW YORK CITY'S VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS - A DIRECT
HIT BY THE STORM:
As Hurricane Sandy turned the streets of their community
into raging rivers, one company of New York City volunteer Firefighters ditched
their rescue boats and sought refuge in the community center. Inside they found
another bunch of volunteer Firefighters, also stranded by rising water, who
asked, "Are you here to rescue us?"
That was BEFORE 70-mph winds blew
embers the size of baseballs through the heart of this close-knit community on
the Rockaway Peninsula in New York City's Queens borough, creating a literal