TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- A firefighter in northwest Ohio has died while on duty.

Toledo Fire Battalion Chief Mark Klein says the firefighter, who also worked as a paramedic, died Friday afternoon.


Authorities have not released the firefighter's name or the cause of death. Fire officials are planning to release more details at a news conference on Saturday.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Views: 259

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Rest in Peace Brother , our prayers to all of you out there
My prayers and thoughts are with his friends and family
That Sucks! My prayers go out to his family and the Toledo Fire Dept family.
this is from the Toledo Ohio Blade newspaper.\

Article published March 01, 2009
Toledo firefighter dies on duty at No. 14 station house

A 25-year veteran Toledo firefighter and paramedic died Friday afternoon while on duty at one of the department's stations, Chief Michael Wolever said yesterday.

Michael J. Darrington, 45, was found dead in the crew's quarters on the second floor of No. 14 station after failing to respond to an emergency call, the chief said.

The cause of his death is under investigation.

The chief said that firefighters working with Mr. Darrington on Friday said he had expressed "feeling ill" after the unit's last emergency run.

"When Mike failed to turn out for [a fire call], crew members found him unresponsive and immediately alerted the fire dispatch center that they needed assistance," Chief Wolever said in a statement.

"Efforts by his fellow firefighters to revive him, as well as those of the department's medical director, were unsuccessful."

Mr. Darrington was hired on May 11, 1984, and became a paramedic on April 4, 1994. He is survived by his wife, Tracey, and two daughters. Funeral arrangements are pending.

It is a sad thing . I was born in Toledo raised in Findlay and Have a spot in my heart for ALL Emergency service workers.
My prayers go out to the family.
This is a very sad thing for me. Being from the city of Toledo, Ohio I respect the fire and ems and police personal on the city. As I am in Iraq and serving the country, they are there keeping my family safe. My prayers and thoughts go out to the Toledo Fire Department and the Darrington family through these hard times. You will not be forgotten brother and I know your family will be taken care of by the great city of Toledo Fire Department.
This is a very sad thing for me. Being from the city of Toledo, Ohio I respect the fire and ems and police personal on the city. As I am in Iraq and serving the country, they are there keeping my family safe. My prayers and thoughts go out to the Toledo Fire Department and the Darrington family through these hard times. You will not be forgotten brother and I know your family will be taken care of by the great city of Toledo Fire Department.
Visitation: House of Day Funeral Home
2550 Nebraska Ave.
Toledo, Oh 43607
5-8 Thursday, March 5, 2009
Last Alarm: Thursday, March 5, 2009 7-8

Funeral Services: Friday, March 6, 2009 11:00 a.m.
Friendship Baptist Church
5301 Nebraska Ave.
Toledo, OH 43607
R.I.P Michael My prayers go out to the family and friends and to the Toledo firefighters.
My thoughts & prayers go out to the family & friends
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Toledo Fire Department and Micheal Darringtons Family...

Reply to Discussion

RSS

FireRescue Magazine

Find Members Fast


Or Name, Dept, Keyword
Invite Your Friends
Not a Member? Join Now

© 2014   Created by Firefighter Nation WebChief.   Powered by

Badges  |  Contact Firefighter Nation  |  Terms of Service