Jon Shondelmayer

ShondelmayerOn the morning of December 18, 2013, Firefighter Schondelmayer was working with Swift Creek Fire Department as a firefighter when he begin to feel ill. He communicated to his crew at approximately 1130hrs that he was going to go home to get some medicine and return to the station. His crew became concerned when he left and called him on his cell phone to check to see how he was doing. At the same time, a Swift Creek firefighter was sent to his residence. While on the telephone, Schondelmayer communicated that he did not feel well and needed assistance. When the other Swift Creek firefighter arrived at the residence, he found Firefighter Schondelmayer unresponsive. Schondelmayer’s fellow responder began rendering medical aid and contacted his company at Swift Creek for assistance. Emergency responders worked for 50 minutes to try to revive Firefighter Schondelmayer but he passed away from a nature and cause of injury still to be determined and reported. Firefighter Schondelmayer was also a Fire Captain with the Cary Fire Department, North Carolina, and had just come off of a busy shift with Cary that included several emergency response runs before beginning duty that day with the Swift Creek Rural Fire Department. Incident Location: 2739 Campbell Road, Raleigh, NC 27606 (USNG: 17S QV 0471 5764)

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Herman S Jones

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Larry W Fanning

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Todd A Blanchard

Eastern Wake firefighter Todd Blanchard, 31, died Thursday, July 14, 2005 around 1 AM from injuries suffered at a fire at Turnipseed Road and Major Slade Road in the unincorporated Knightdale area. › Continue reading

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Patrick J Dougherty

Firefighter Patrick J. “Pat” Dougherty, 37, died of a heart attack during salvage operations at a house fire at 516 Poplar Drive on April 7, 1993. At approximately 11:45 p.m., he complained of feeling week.   › Continue reading

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Norwood C Massengill

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Paul A Mimms

Driver Paul A. “Pallie” Mimms, 41, died of an apparent heart attack while operating a pumper at  1908 Hillsboro Street on April 20, 1965. He fainted at the pump panel and was pronounced dead on arrival at Rex Hospital. The fire at Norden Laboratories Incorporated was discovered about 12:15 a.m.; Mimms was the driver of Engine 5. Funeral services were held on April 22 at Overby Mortuary Chapel in Raleigh, with buried at Montlawn Memorial Park the same day.  Paul Mimms joined the Raleigh Fire Department on July 16, 1951.

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Vernon J Smith

Driver Vernon J. Smith, 44, died at Rex Hospital, succumbing to injuries occurred November 14, 1952 while operating Engine 6. The 1926 American LaFrance pumper, being operated as a reserve unit, overturned while returning from a call at the sharp curve.

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Vernon L Thompson

Firefighter Vernon Lee Thompson, 28, was killed and Firefighter Willis Edward (Billy) Henderson, 32, was injured when their 4,200-gallon, tractor-drawn tanker overturned near Meredith College on June 16, 1960. The accident occurred about 10:00 a.m., while they were turning from US 1 onto a service road that ran between college property and the State College animal husbandry farm. Both were thrown from the open-cab vehicle. › Continue reading

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