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Virginia Professional Fire Fighters

We extend our sympathy and condolences to Brother O'Connell's family, friends, and members of Henrico Professional Firefighters Association IAFF 1568It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Fire Fighter Kevin P. O'Connell, IAFF District 4 Local 1568, Henrico County, VA. Brother O'Connell, 38, passed away on November 6, 2018.

The visitation will be on Monday, November 12, 2018 at Morrissett Funeral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Road, Richmond, VA 23234, from 8:30 -10:30 AM; phone 804-275-7828.

The funeral will also be held on November 12, 2018 at 4:00 PM at the West End Assembly of God Church, 401 N. Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23229; phone: 804-740-7042.

Expressions of sympathy or condolences for the family or the Local can be sent to IAFF Local 1568, PO Box 28223, Richmond, VA 23228.

Please keep the O’Connell family and the members of the Henrico Professional Firefighters Association IAFF 1568 in your continued thoughts during this difficult time.
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We extend our sympathy and condolences to Brother OConnells family, friends, and members of Henrico Professional Firefighters Association IAFF 1568

 

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RIP Brother

Prayers for the family and friends, RIP

Prayers for the family and friends. Rest In Peace!

RIP brother. The rest have it from here. Prayers and condolences to all families affected.

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Chartered in 1955, the Virginia Professional Fire Fighters (VPFF) is an association of local unions representing over 8, 000 International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) members across the Commonwealth of Virginia.

VPFF members provide fire protection and emergency medical services to 70% of Virginia’s population.  As well, VPFF members provide these and other specialized services at several of Virginia’s major airports and military installations.  VPFF members are fire fighters, fire officers, fire inspectors, fire investigators, hazardous materials specialists, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, training instructors, water rescue specialists, and 911 dispatchers.