It is with deep regret that we pass on to you that
the Pattonsburg Fire and Rescue Protection District (Missouri) announces
the Line of Duty Death of Fire Chief Eddy Meador. Fire Chief Meador died of an
apparent heart attack, having run several emergency calls in the prior 24
Visitation will be held 6P – 8P Wednesday December 12, 2012 at the Roberson Funeral
Home, 1016 Main Street, Pattonsburg Mo. A Firefighters Walk Through will occur
Funeral Services will be held 2PM Thursday December 13, 2012 at First Baptist
Church, Pattonsburg. Burial will follow
Full Firefighter Honors will be provided. Honor Guards are requested and should
contact Angela Jones at 660-334-0382. Due to logistical circumstances, only
smaller (single axle) apparatus is requested to participate in the funeral
services. A block of rooms has been held at the Super 8 Motel in Bethany
Missouri at a rate of $60. Call 660-425-8881 for reservations.
Updates and full completed arrangements will be posted to our funeral team
website at www.mofirefuneral.org
STRIKES AND KILLS CITIZEN IN KENTUCKY
That Lexington fire truck was not en route to an
emergency call when it hit and killed a woman walking in downtown Lexington
late Saturday. It struck and killed Lauren Roady, 27, of Washington,
DC. The cause of death was multiple blunt force trauma. Roady died after being
struck by the Lexington Division of Fire's Engine 9 at the corner of Broadway
and Main Street about 2215 hours. The apparatus "non-Signal
9" when the wreck occurred, meaning its lights and sirens were not
activated. They were driving with traffic, heading to the hospital to pick
up their crew. A newlywed of just 2 months, she was an attorney for the U.S.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission and was in Louisville to compete
in a cross-country running competition.
JACK PELTIER PASSES
Chief Jack Peltier of Marlborough, Massachusetts , one of
the great fire instructors of all time, passed away yesterday, Sunday
December 9, 2012. A veteran on nearly sixty years in the fire service, Jack was
retired as an Assistant Chief of the Marlborough FD. At the time of his
passing, he was serving as the Safety Officer for the Berlin Fire Department.
As a matter of fact, he was still responding to incidents as recently as a
couple of weeks prior to his passing. Here are some words from Jacks best
friend, Dr Harry Carter:
Jack was a Life Member and Past President of the International Society of Fire
Service Instructors. One of his greatest achievements was serving as
Quartermaster of the practical firefighting drills at FDIC when it was located
in Cincinnati. Unless you passed the Peltier test for skills and abilities, you
never made it to the drill floor at the convention. Jack was an active
member of the teaching staff at the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy for many
decades. Many are the folks who claim with great pride that Jack taught them
all they needed to know to succeed in the fire service. His knowledge of pump
operations was with peer. Chief Peltier was an ardent supporter of the FIRE Act
grant program, serving as a volunteer on the grant review committees since
their inception. His knowledge of the grant system was outstanding and many
were the folks who turned to Jack in search of the answers to their
Jack is survived by his wife Sue, his daughters Ann Marie and Melissa Irish,
his son Lt. Jim Peltier of the Southborough FD, and his grandchildren, Jason
Irish, and Sarah, Steven, Shawn, and Seth Peltier and thousands of Firefighting
friends and family across the world. Here at TSL & FFCC, we will deeply
miss his kindness, wisdom and humor. He was easily one of our biggest fans.
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