Retired Wrentham, MA Fire Chief Wendell J. McNamara passed away on March 4th at the age of 86.

Retired Seekonk, MA Fire Chief David E. Bowden passed away on March 4th at the age of 79.

Winchester, Mass Police/Fire Chief Dispatcher Keith Wallenstein passed suddenly on March 5th.

Former Stoneham, MA Auxiliary Fire Captain Jim McTaggart passed away on March 1st.

Former Litchfield, NH Volunteer Firefighter Timothy L. Lamper passed away at the age of 55 after battling ALS. Timothy was also a veteran of both the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army.

LODD- Morrisville, VT Vol Lieutenant Casey S. Kuhns, 30, was found dead at home on February 28th after he had responded to a call and participated in department training.

Worcester, MA Retired District Fire Chief Joseph A. DiLiddo passed away at the age of 97 on February 27th.

Retired Quincy, MA Firefighter passed away on February 23rd at the age of 61.

Retired Dunstable, MA Fire Chief George W. Bacon passed away on February 20th at the age of 85.

Retired Medford, MA Firefighter J. Joseph Small passed away. He was also a past District Vice President with the PFFM.

Retired Dover, NH Lieutenant Charles J. Mone passed away on February 19th.

Former Canterbury, CT Assistant Chief Doug Smith passed away at the age of 63 on February 15th.

LODD- Pascoag Fire Dist (Burrillville, RI) Vol Lieutenant Richard Jenks, 72, died after collapsing while fighting a fire on February 14th.

Active Duty Winchester, MA Lieutenant David W. Hall passed away on February 12th at the age of 64.

Loudon, NH Firefighter Charles L. Byrne, 78, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. A proud Army veteran, he was a 40 year member of the NH Army National Guard, a 30 year member of the Pembroke NH Fire Department, and a 21 year member of the Loudon Fire Department. Charlie was very active with the Loudon FD, and will be sorely missed.

Torrington, CT Retired Deputy Chief Joseph R. "Bob" Bozenski, 97, passed away on February 2nd. He also served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

Retired Millbury, MA Captain Michael P. Krumsiek passed away at the age of 72.

Shirley, Mass Deputy Chief Joseph Hawthorne passed away at the age of 69 on January 23rd.

Retired Hopkinton, Mass Fire Chief Richard Macmillan passed away at the age of 71.

LODD- Weymouth, MA Lieutenant Eugene Campbell passed away from occupational cancer.

Retired East Greenwich, RI Firefighter Joseph Eugenio passed away on Jan 15, 2018 at the age of 103.

Fairhaven, Mass Firefighter/EMT Frank Cruz passed away on January 8th after a lengthy illness. FF Cruz served for over 30 years.


LODD- New London, TX Vol Firefighter M.V. Hudson, 86, passed away from injuries received in a tanker rollover on February 28th.

LODD- Cobb County, GA Firefighter Stacey L. Boulware, 44, passed away after collapsing at the fire station.

LODD- Lavale, MD Assistant Chief Christopher Pryor, 45, fell ill after responding to a vehicle accident and passed away.

LODD- Hinesville, GA Captain Earnest McDuffie, 51, passed away after suffering a medical emergency during physical fitness training.

LODD- Lawrenceburg, TN Firefighter Jason Dickey, 38, was killed at a house fire when the structure collapsed.

LODD- West Felicianam CA Deputy Fire Chief Russell Achord, 48, was struck and killed while working at a motor vehicle crash.

LODD- Wamego, KS Firefighter John Randle, 67, passed away after falling off a piece of fire apparatus.

LODD- Philadelphia, PA Lieutenant Matthew LeTourneau, 42, was killed after he was trapped by debris from by structural collapse.

Thomas "Tim" J. McCue Jr. of New Kent, VA passed away on December 27, 2017. He was the Fire Chief at the Military Ocean Terminal in Bayonne, NJ and was know for his modeling column in Fire Apparatus Journal.