It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Captain David Hughes, IAFF 4th District Local 68, Norfolk, VA. Brother Hughes passed away on August 14, 2019 from cancer.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Norfolk Fire-Rescue Training Center, 7120 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23505 (757) 441-5252. A procession will leave at 1:30 p.m. from Fire Station 13, 176 Maple Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23505. The line for the procession will start at 1:00 p.m. on Maple Street.

Expressions of sympathy or condolences for the family or the Local can be sent to IAFF Local 68, 5691 East Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23502-2427.

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WHEREAS, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel play essential roles in saving lives and protecting property in communities throughout Virginia; and

WHEREAS, the safety and well-being of Virginians is important to the prosperity of Virginia’s families and communities; and

WHEREAS, Virginians value the courage and devotion of our Commonwealth’s fire and emergency medical services professionals who put their lives in danger in order to safeguard the lives and property of Virginians; and

WHEREAS, on the first Saturday of June, a statewide memorial service is held to pay tribute to firefighters and emergency medical services personnel who have paid the ultimate sacrifice; and

WHEREAS, seven valiant individuals who gave their lives to protect the people of the Commonwealth in 2018 will be recognized at the 2019 Virginia Fallen Firefighters and Emergency Medical Services Memorial Service; and

WHEREAS, Fire and Emergency Medical Services Memorial Week is an opportunity for Virginians to stand with firefighters and emergency medical services personnel, honor their tremendous sacrifices, and continued devotion to serving the Commonwealth;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ralph S. Northam, do hereby recognize June 2-8, 2019, as FIRE AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES MEMORIAL WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.

 

It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Brother Paul V. Purcell, IAFF District 4 Local 3217, Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority. Brother Purcell, 59, passed away from cancer on February 1, 2019. The visitation will be on February 12, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 PM at Redland Baptist Church, 6922 Muncaster Road, Rockville, MD 20855. The funeral will be held at the same location on February 13, 2019 at 10:00 AM, interment to follow at Fort Lincoln Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy or condolences for the family or the Local can be sent to IAFF Local 3217, PO Box 16957 WASHINGTON, DC 20041-6957.

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It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Fire Fighter Dennis L. Brent, IAFF District 4 Local 2363, Charlottesville, VA. Brother Brent, 57, passed away from pancreatic cancer on December 1, 2018.

The visitation will take place from 1:00-3:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM on December 7, 2018 at the Palmyra Volunteer Firehouse, 14567 James Madison Parkway, Palmyra, VA 22963; phone (434)589-5777.

Funeral services will be held at Charlottesville Fire Department’s Ridge Street Fire Station, 203 Ridge Street, Palmyra, VA 22963 at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 8, 2018. Interment to immediately follow at Salem United Methodist Church, 840 Salem Church Road in Palmyra. A reception will be held at the Palmyra Volunteer Firehouse following interment.

Expressions of sympathy or condolences for the family or the Local can be sent to IAFF Local 2363, 5519 Covesville Lane, Covesville, VA 22931-1932.

It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Lieutenant Bradford Clark, Local 4202, Hanover, VA. Brother Clark, 43, passed on October 11, 2018 away after an accident involving an apparatus and a tractor trailer at a crash scene. Expressions of sympathy or condolences for the family or the Local can be sent to IAFF Local 4202, PO Box 308, Hanover, VA 23069-0308.

Visitation – October 15 (Monday) and October 16 (Tuesday) from 1400-1600 and 1800-2000 (both days) at Woody Funeral Home (North Parham location)

Memorial Service – October 17 (Wednesday) at 1400 | Farm Bureau Center – Meadow Event Park (Doswell,Virginia)

 

Donations for Brother Clark’s family can be made to the Hanover CREW Foundation

 

This website contains resources created by burn organizations and fire departments from across the nation to assist users in their outreach efforts. It brings together, in one central library, tools to make burn injury awareness, prevention education, and outreach easier and more effective. This project was funded by a DHS Fire Prevention and Safety Grant to the International Association of Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund.