LODD- Firefighter Robert Stone, 47, Amity (PA) Fire and Rescue

Weíve 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 nationís 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 departmentís 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.

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Rob
Packing heat with our halligan and a Glock by our gloves?
I was a volunteer for almost twenty years. When our members were police officers, they could carry on duty, concealed. I remember one night when I was the operator (driver) and responding to a house fire, three of the four firefighters on the truck were PD. I was handed three sidearms to take care of!…
2014-01-27 22:54:00
bhill
Packing heat with our halligan and a Glock by our gloves?
"lockbox on the truck" Does he carry his weapon in a lock box while on duty as a Deputy? I'm thinkin' not. Am I willing to use deadly force, and then turn around and try to save their life after I shoot them? Ain't happening. "individuals with police/weapons training" - the training teaches shoot to…
2014-01-27 19:33:00
Ken Nelson
Packing heat with our halligan and a Glock by our gloves?
I believe individuals with police/weapons training should carry fire arms. In our station's situation, our assistant chief is also a sheriff's deputy. I have suggested that he have his firearm with him in a lockbox on the truck in case a need arises. In addition some personnel are current military (Reserve, National Guard) who could…
2014-01-27 18:20:00
Marianna Randazzo
We Should Be Hearing All About Mike Behette Today, Rather Than Knowing So Much About the Navy Yard Shooter.
Thank you for this wonderful tribute to my dear friend Mike. I am in the process of writing a biography/anthology of Michael's life. I would be very grateful for your input. Please contact me on FB, Marianna Randazzo or Given Away, A SIiclian Upbringing. Respectfully yours, Marianna
2013-12-07 02:51:00
Fire Daily
WARNING: This video is graphic and depicts a man being rescued from his burning home.
Yes, Becky, I saw that too. As I was told by an ER doc many moons ago, "a patient without an airway is a dead patient." Not all firefighters are EMT's, and some may not have basic first aid skills- instead relying on a concurrent response from an emergency EMS agency. Not sure in this…
2013-11-27 11:27:00

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