Lieutenant Richard Jenks collapsed while fighting a residential chimney fire. Other responders performed CPR on Lieutenant Jenks and transported him to Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket, RI, where he was pronounced deceased. The nature and cause of fatal injury are still to be determined.

Incident Location: 2044 Hill Rd, Pascoag, RI 02859 (U.S. National Grid: 19T BG 7430 5438)

Department Information

Pascoag Fire Department
105 Main Street
U.S. National Grid: 19T BG 7614 4854
Pascoag, Rhode Island 02859-3104

Chief: Chief Harold “Butch” Carter

Engineer Jason Dickey died from injuries sustained in a structural collapse while operating at the scene of a residential structure fire. Two other firefighters were injured in the collapse and taken to the hospital.

The fire started in a two-story residence along Lakeview Drive at around 1630hrs. According to media reports, crews transmitted a “Mayday Emergency” near 2000hrs when the three firefighters became trapped as the result of a collapse.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by authorities.

Incident Location: Lakeview DR (vicinity of 500 block Hood Lakes Rd)), Lawrenceburg, TN 38464 (U.S. National Grid: 16S DD 6989 9628

On January 27, 2018 the Lyndon Fire & Rescue Chief’s Commendation Medal was awarded to Louisville Metro EMS Paramedic Robert Schaffer.  On behalf of LMEMS Paramedic Schaffer has been providing medical in-service training to the Metro Suburban Fire Service for several years.  His dedication to this effort has been unmatched.  His trainings are innovative, thought provoking, and presented with a knowledge base that has been become the most respected by our personnel.  He has gone above, and well beyond, what is required in order to provide the highest caliber medical education and training to our firefighters, thus giving them the tools and knowledge they need to protect themselves and the citizens we all serve.  In recognition of his selfless service to this organization he was awarded this medal.  His dedication and devotion to duty are credit to himself, his organization, and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the American Fire Service!  Thank You Bob and Congratulations!

Shortly after driving a tanker to the scene of a structure fire, Firefighter/Driver-Operator Dwayne “Yogi” Thomas assisted with forced entry of the burning building. Firefighter Thomas then returned to his apparatus as other fire engines arrived on scene to set up water supply. Soon thereafter, Firefighter Thomas was found unresponsive by fellow responders. Thomas was attended to immediately, but succumbed to his injury, a reported heart attack, while being transported to the hospital.

Incident Location: Marley Housing Community, Vicinity of 2 Brothers Rd, Frederiksted, St Croix 00840, VI (U.S. National Grid: 20Q LE 0036 5861)

Firefighter Derrick Ryan Webb fell ill while preparing a training drill at the fire station. Webb was found unresponsive in the apparatus bay beside his turn-out gear and SCBA. The PASS device on the SCBA was still sounding. CPR was initiated but firefighter Webb was pronounced deceased at the hospital from a nature and cause of fatal injury still to be reported.

Incident Location: 2275 Standing Stone HWY, Cookville, TN 38506-7808 (U.S. National Grid: 16S FF 3999 2035)

2018 Awards Season

This time of the year is “Awards Program” season on television and it is for the Lyndon Fire Department also!  The 2018 Lyndon Fire Department Awards Dinner was held on January 27, 2018.  Members of the organization were recognized for their length of service with the organization and for their efforts during the previous calendar year.  The various work groups and committees were all recognized for their efforts!  Individual award recipients this year were:

2018 Fire Chief’s Award – FF/ENG Timothy J. Southard

Lyndon Fire & Rescue Chief’s Commendation Medal – Paramedic Robert Schaffer, Louisville Metro EMS

Lyndon Fire & Rescue Unit Citation – Quint 1654 1st Platoon – CAPT Rich Bliven, SGT Ryan Helton, FF/ENG Stephen Dunlany, and FF Matthew Newman

Length of Service Awards:

5 Years – FF/ENG Tim Brandon and FF/ENG Ryan Fletcher

10 Years – FF/ENG Derrick Clarkson, FF/ENG Byron Richardson and CAPT Nemanja Stamenkovic

15 Years – Fire Corps Member Vicki Beldon

35 Years – Major David Joels

We congratulate all recipients on their accomplishments and appreciate all the continued great work that they do for the fire department and the citizens that we serve!

View pictures of this year’s presentations in our photo gallery!

Lieutenant Matthew LeTourneau of Philadelphia Fire Department Engine 45 succumbed to injuries suffered from a structural collapse while fighting a row house fire.

Incident Location: 2240 N Colorado St, Philadelphia, PA 19132 (U.S. National Grid: U.S. National Grid: 18S VK 86216 26420)

Department Information

Philadelphia Fire Department
240 Spring Garden ST
U.S. National Grid: 18S VK 8778 2339
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123-2991

Chief: Fire Commissioner Adam K. Thiel

At 0450hrs, January 1, 2018, the Wamego Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire. Upon completion of the call and after returning to the station, Firefighter John Randle sustained a life threatening injury from a fall while returning fire apparatus to service. Firefighter Randle, was air lifted from Wamego Health Center to Stormont Vail Hospital where on January 2, 2018, Firefighter Randle succumbed to his injuries.

Incident Location: 514 Plum St POB 86, Wamego, KS 66547-0086 (U.S. National Grid: 14S QJ 3345 4280)

Thank you citizens of our community! 100 % for the kids!‬
The “‪On-Air” total from the citizens of the Lyndon Fire District, for the 64th WHAS Crusade for Children, was $29,445.80! ‬


A bit of history which hangs in our firehouse that ties to this particular week each year! Since this department’s early years we have collected over $1.76 million of your dollars for the WHAS Crusade for Children! Please help us in our efforts to help the special children of our community.  Your donations for the kids are accepted 365 days of the year!