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Line of Duty Deaths
In Loving Memory of
Fire Police Captain
Roslyn Fire Company
Died in the Line of Duty - Feb. 16, 2009
In Loving Memory of

Age: 48
Rank: Firefighter
Nature of Death: Heart Attack

Classification: Volunteer
Date of Incident: Dec. 18, 2007
Time of Incident: 11:48 am
Fire Dept: Wissahickon Fire Co.
245 E. Race St., Ambler, PA 19002
Chief: John Leadbeater

Raymond Simonis 3rd responded to a mutual aid call for a structure fire at 11:48 AM on Tuesday 12/18/07. Upon arrival, he was staged outside until asked to assist on the 2nd floor to track down an odor of smoke. As part of a crew, he proceeded to the 2nd floor and successfully located the source of the fire. Companies were in service for approximately 30 to 40 minutes. Later that evening, he was having shortness of breath, a cough but no chest pains. His wife called 911 and Ray was transported by EMS to the trauma hospital. When being transferred from the ambulance stretcher to the ER table, he coded and was unsuccessfully revived by the ER Team.  

19-year Active Member
Wissahickon Fire Company
Died in the Line of Duty - Dec. 19, 2007
Memorial Donations in memory of Firefighter Simonis may be made to the
Gabriella Rose Simonis Scholarship Fund, c/o Citizens Bank, 874 Welsh Rd., Maple Glen, PA 19002
In Loving Memory of

Age: 70
Rank: Engineer
Nature of Death: Trauma from a fall

Classification: Volunteer
Date of Incident: Sept. 8, 2007
Time of Incident: 9:14 am
Fire Dept: Willow Grove Fire Co.
227 Davisville Rd.,Willow Grove, PA 19090
Chief: Lee Perlmutter

Engineer George Crotts was seriously injured when he fell and struck his head while loading an antique pumper onto a trailer to be taken to a parade. Engineer Crotts was transported to a local hospital, a level two trauma center, with massive head trauma. Engineer Crotts passed away from his injuries the following afternoon.

52-year Active Member
Willow Grove Fire Company
Died in the Line of Duty - Sept. 9, 2007
Memorial Donations in memory of Engineer Crotts may be made to the
Willow Grove Volunteer Fire Co., 227 Davisville Rd., Willow Grove, PA 19090
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