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Thursday, November 1, 2012

LODD: CT Firefighter killed by falling tree #Sandy


USA Firefighter Fatality Notification

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:

Name: Russell Neary
Rank: Lieutenant
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 13
Date of Incident: 10/29/2012
Time of Incident: 2030hrs
Date of Death: 10/29/2012

Fire Department: Easton Volunteer Fire Company No. 1
Address: 1 Center RD, Easton, CT 06612-1640
Fire Department Chief: James Girardi

Incident Description: Lieutenant Neary responded with his fire company to a structure fire alarm. While returning to the station, firefighters were removing part of a tree blown into the roadway by Hurricane Sandy when several other trees suddenly fell striking and killing Neary.
Incident Location: Near Judd Road (USNG: 18T XL 42 75)

Funeral Arrangements: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Lieutenant Russell Neary at http://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/fatalities/



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