We’ve lost another.
The U.S. Fire Administration has now announced the official line of duty death of firefighter Robert Stone, 47, of the Amity (PA) Fire and Rescue on November 4, 2009. He is our nation’s 79th to perish in the line of duty this year.
Upon returning to the station after responding to a residential carbon monoxide alarm on November 3, 2009, Firefighter Stone began complaining of chest pains and was subsequently transported to Reading Hospital. After recovering from surgery for an aortic separation at the hospital, Firefighter Stone went into cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead at approximately 0730hrs the following morning.
His love of photography drew him into the fire service where he captured thousands of photographs.
Information on arrangements can be found at his department’s website. The viewing for Bob Stone will be Wednesday, November 11 from 0900 to 1100 at Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, 955 North Charlotte Street, Pottstown, PA 19464. A funeral service will follow immediately after the viewing. Anyone needing information can contact Station 49 at (610) 689-5218 or Chief Richter at (484) 256-7145.
As always, our prayers and thoughts of pour out over his family and friends, as well as those in his second family at Amity Fire and Rescue.