We regret to pass on that an autopsy shows that a Scranton (PA) Firefighter died from multiple pulmonary embolisms attributed to COVID-19. The young career Firefighter was just a few weeks away from completing his first year at the department when he passed away suddenly on the morning of December 29.
Scranton Firefighter Stephen Sunday was under quarantine at home when he became seriously ill. He was taken to the hospital where he died. Firefighter Sunday was sworn in in January, one of Mayor Paige Cognetti’s first official acts after she took office. He was a member of a large rookie class of city firefighters; Firefighter Sunday is being remembered for his service.
Before signing on to be a Scranton firefighter, Sunday served with Commonwealth Health Ambulance. Our condolences to all those affected. Rest In Peace.
WEBSTER MASSACHUSETTS MAYDAY AT COMMERCIAL BUILDING FIRE
Firefighters called a mayday overnight after one of their own was injured while fighting a fire in an auto body shop in Webster (near Worcester). The fire at 137 Gore Road was reported around 2200 hours. While the fire department was working to suppress the fire, one of their members was injured. At that time, Firefighters were involved in rescuing that Firefighter who made the mayday call, and a third alarm was struck to call for additional manpower.
“There was a drum that kicked out the ladder and he fell down, probably about five or six feet inside the building,” said Webster Deputy Fire Chief Chris Jolda. “He was able to be removed from the building with the crew that was with him.” The injured firefighter, who was not identified, was taken to a Worcester hospital for treatment. His injuries are not considered to be life-threatening.
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass it On.
The Secret List 12/31/2020-1258 hours