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"If you're looking for a hero, a role model, you don't have to look very far.

You see, a hero isn't someone who hits home runs or scores touchdowns

in front of thousands of cheering fans.

A hero is an average citizen who does something extraordinary to help someone else in need.

A hero is a firefighter who runs into a burning building, never thinking of himself.

And if you want to find one of these heroes, all you have to do is look next-door

at your neighbor or your uncle. Or across the breakfast table at your own dad."

-The Honorable Raymond Mariano, Mayor of Worcester, Massachusetts

-Worcester Fallen Firefighters' Memorial Service, December 9, 1999

There have

been 445 Firefighter Deaths & 228 Police Officer Deaths

for the Year 2001.

Listed Below are the Emergency Services Personnel

in Commonwealth of Pa, Whom have given their

Lives for the Yrs 2000 & 2001.

Penna. Emergency Services Personnel Deaths of 2001

April 9th, 2001

Firefighter Richard C. Canouse Age 69

Pike County Firemen's Federation Fire Coordinator

Milford Fire Department

108 W. Catharine Street, Milford, PA 18337

On April 9th, 2001 Richard Canouse died of an apparent heart attack

upon arrival of what had been reported as a possible structure fire in

Milford Pa.

Richard will be sadly missed by the Members of Milford,
Surrounding Communitites, Family, Friends
& Pike Co. Firemen' Federation.

Firefighter/Diver Scott Wilson

Unionville Vol. Fire Department

Unionville, PA

Killed in the Line of Duty April 8, 2001

FF Wilson was engaged in rescue activities

at McConnell's Mill State Park in Slippery Rock, PA.

According to reports from the scene,

a rope which was being used to secure FF Wilson snapped,

sending him down the fast moving creek.

Firefighter/Diver Anthony Murdick

Unionville Vol. Fire Dept.

Unionville, PA

Killed in the Line of Duty April 8, 2001

FF Murdick was engaged in rescue activities at

McConnell's Mill State Park in Slippery Rock, PA.

According to reports from the scene,

a rope which was being used to secure FF Murdick snapped,

sending him down the fast moving creek.

Firefighter Arthur C. Griffiths

Spangler Fire Department

Northern Cambria, PA

Perished April 5, 2001

Firefighter Griffiths perished while on duty in the fire station kitchen.

He was participating in a weekly fundraiser when he collapsed.

Officer James Naim Age 31

Aliquippa Police Department,  Aliquippa,PA

Killed in the Line of Duty on March 15, 2001, while on Foot Patrol

James is survived by his wife.

James will be sadly missed by the Community of Aliquippa,

Family, Friends, & his colleagues of Aliquippa PD.

Firefighter Bob Winner

of Perrysville Volunteer Fire Company, Pgh Pa

Friday March 16, 2001, Died while battling a structure fire

in Ross Twp, Pa from a Cardiac Arrest.

Bob is survived by his wife Sally and son James. Bob will be sadly missed

by the Community, Family, Friends & Firefighters

A Memorial Fund has been set up by the Perrysville Volunteer Fire Company:


The Bob Winner Memorial Fund

c/o Fidelity Bank

1009 Perry Highway

Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Firefighter/LT. Andrew White age 27

Rocky Grove VFD, Sugar Creek Twp. Pa

13 YR Member of Rocky Grove VFD

Andrew died while battling a Double Wide Trailer Fire

on Jan. 11, 2001.

He will be sadly missed by his Family, Friends,

Firefighters & The Community.

Penna. Emergency Services Personnel of the Yr 2000

Firefighter Elwood Queen SR.

Irvona Vol. Fire Co. of Irvona, PA

Died Nov. 30, 2000 from injuries sustained in a MVA

while driving an Ambulance on a Emergency Call.

Elwood is sadly missed by all.

Fire Police Lt. Tom Hazaz  Nov. 20, 2000

Tunkhannock Twp Fire Dept. of Long Pond, PA

Tom passed away while directing traffic @ an Motor Vehicle Accident.

Tom is sadly missed by all.

 First Assistant Chief Grant F. Trick, Age: 49

of Canton Boro VFD Canton, Pa

First Assistant Chief Trick was preparing to participate in a controlled burn,

Died  on Aug. 13, 2000 of a Possible heart attack at the fire station.

Canton Boro Volunteer Fire Department

P.O. Box 72

Canton, Pennsylvania 17724

Grant is sadly missed by all.

Firefighter Jack Elias Gazalie Age: 46

Adamsburg & Community Volunteer F.D.  of Adamsburg, PA

Died on Aug. 3rd, 2000

in a House fire at his home after rescuing his daughter and mother.

Jack was doing a  Search and Rescue when He became Caught or Trapped

and was succumbed to  Asphyxiation.

Adamsburg & Community Volunteer F.D.

P.O. Box 92

Adamsburg, Pennsylvania 15611

Police Officer Kim Johnson

Officer of Lawerence Park PD,  of Lawerence Park Pa

Died on July 19, 2000 from Injuries sustained in a MVA.

 Kim was also a Past member of Harborcreek FD,  Harborcreek Pa.

Kim is sadly missed by His Family, Friends, The Community, and the

Officers of Lawerence Park Police Dept.

Kim is survived by his Wife.

 Firefighter Nathan Pescatore,  Age: 17

of Lloydsville VFD, Latrobe, Pennsylvania

On July 2nd, 2000 Nathan died from Internal Trauma Injuries sustained when his vehicle

collided with a tractor while enroute to the fire station to respond to an alarm.

Nathan is sadly missed by all.

Lloydsville Volunteer Fire Department

RD 7

Latrobe, Pennsylvania 15650

Fire Police Officer Kenneth Jesse, Age: 80

of Harford VFC, Harford, Pa.

Died May 8th, 2000

Kenneth died from a Heart Attack after returning to HVFC, after performing his duties as

a Fire Police Officer at the scene of a vehicle fire.

Harford Volunteer Fire Company

P.O. Box 211

Harford, Pennsylvania 18823

Sadly missed by all.

Firefighter Jay Mulligan Age 20

of Pleasant Hills VFC, Pleasant Hills, Pa.

On May 3rd, 2000 Jay lost his life due to a Drunk Driver,

while he was assisting The Pa State Police.

Jay will be very sadly missed by his Family, Friends, and Fellow Firefighters.

**WebMaster Note**

March, 2001

The Drunk Driver that Jay's Life was recently convicted

of Drunk Driving. He was sentenced 3-6 years in Prison.

Paramedic Keith Brown

of Emergycare Inc.  Erie, Pa & also a Swat Medic for Erie PD.

on April 30th, 2000 Keith died due to Injuries sustained from an MVA.

Keith will be sadly missed by his Family, Friends, Members of Emergycare,

& Erie Police Dept.

Firefighter/EMT James Travisano

Wilmerding Vol. Fire Dept. of Wilmerding, PA

James Passed away April 23, 2000

James was a Past Chief of Wilmerding Vol. Fire Dept &

a Lifetime Member of Wilmerding EMS.

James is sadly missed by Family, Friends, Members of WVFD, WEMS,

& all the Westinghouse Valley Ems/Fire Services.

Firefighter Ernest Young Age 52

Big Knob Vol. Fire Dept., Station #26

Rochester, Pennsylvania

On Jan 17th, 2000 Firefighter Young Died from head injuries

sustained from a fall.

Pa State Trooper Matthew Bond

of  Pa State Police Troop "E" Barracks Erie Co. Pa.

Whom died Jan.14th 2000  in the line of duty from

injuries sustained from MVA, he was investigating on I-90 in Harborcreek Pa

Matt was awarded the State Police Medal of Honor by

Commissioner Paul J. Evanko during a ceremony on August 27, 1999,

for his role in attempting to rescue a woman and her young daughter

who were trapped in their burning home in Harborcreek Township, Erie County,

on December 5, 1998.

Matt will be sadly missed by all.

Visit "The Last Alarm" for Tributes to ALL the Firefighters, whom have given their lives,

while helping others.

Stop & Visit "The Officer Down Memorial Site"  for Tributes to ALL Police Officers

whom have Died in the Line of Duty.

To all the Firefighters, Emts, Medics & Police Officers

Whom have given their lives to protect the citizens of

their State, City, County, & Local Town.

You will always be in our Hearts & Souls forever.