On Thursday 12/13/2012 two Avondale Volunteers were recognized for graduating from the Firefighter 1 course at a graduation ceremony held at the Wagontown Fire Company. Two members, Firefighter Tim Gates and Firefighter Darren O’Connor both successfully completed the PA Firefighter 1 National Certification. (more…)
We deeply regret to advise you that Captain Chris Good, of the Good Will Fire Company, West Chester (Chester County) PA died in the Line of Duty earlier today. Captain Good had been operating at a working house fire late yesterday afternoon (see below re: that fire) in West Goshen. Following the fire, he went to work at his nearby career Firefighter job. This morning he returned to West Chester to participate in some fire department pre-plan duties and then went home. While home, his wife found him down and in cardiac arrest. CPR was started and EMS responded but their efforts were unsuccessful.
CAPTAIN GOOD was looking forward to this weekend especially, as he and other Firefighters were heading to NJ, to assist fire companies there who are still dealing with the storm damages.
Our condolences to his family, wife Jessica and his 3 kids, an 8 year old step daughter and 2 sons, ages 3 and 1 years old along with his company and department. Captain Good was very well known and beloved in the county and PA, and was a friend of FFCC and TSL. RIP.
Tim passed away early this morning from the traumatic injuries he sustained while teaching at the National Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg Maryland.
Tim was well known in Chester County for his many accomplishments; most notably to us was his position as Director of Emergency Services for Chester County from September 1978 to July 1997. He was also a Life member of the Malvern Fire Company, holding the highest rank of Deputy Fire Chief during his volunteer career.
DAGSBORO , Del.- The Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Department in Sussex County is mourning its first line-of-duty death.
Justin Townsend , 17, of Dagsboro, died in a crash Thursday afternoon while en route to the fire station for a call, according to Delaware State Police.
Troopers said Townsend was a passenger in a pickup truck driven by John Morton Jr., 18, of Dagsboro. Morton was transporting Townsend, a volunteer junior firefighter, to the fire station for a brush fire alarm just after 5 p.m., police said.