An Illinois firefighter with the Western Springs Fire Department died in a
training accident Monday evening.
Willard Christoffer, 54, a paid-on-call probationary firefighter with the
department only six months, fell approximately 65 feet from an aerial ladder
during department training taking place in a shopping center parking lot.
Feel free to post condolences below.
The full story which will be updated as more information becomes available is online at http://www.firehouse.com/lodd/2001/il_may15.html
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05-15-2001, 02:28 PM #1webteamaFirehouse.com Guest
LODD 5/15 - Training Accident Takes IL FF
05-15-2001, 03:08 PM #2resqeng182Firehouse.com Guest
We send our deepest regrets in the passing of one of our brothers. All of our Prayers and thoughts are with his Wife and 2 children
FF Cris Burch
05-15-2001, 05:13 PM #3medtranzFirehouse.com Guest
His family is in our prayers.
Duck River Basin Fire & Rescue Squad.
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05-15-2001, 05:19 PM #4PattiFirehouse.com Guest
We are sending our deepest sympathy to the family and all the members of the Westerm Springs Fire Department, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, God Bless
Patti Heenan (widow of Jim Heenan)
and the Verga Fire Department, Station 62
West Deptford, New Jersey
05-15-2001, 06:50 PM #5hippiechick219Firehouse.com Guest
This mustbe a very dificult time for all of you. My deepest condolences to you all.
Cary (IL) Fire Dept.
05-15-2001, 07:44 PM #6glenrosefdFirehouse.com Guest
The Glen Rose Fire & Rescue would like to send out deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the Illinois firefighter with the Western Springs Fire Department. You will be in our thought and prayer during this time of sorrow.
The Glen Rose Fire Dept.
Serving Hot Spring County since 1979
05-15-2001, 08:09 PM #7GPFRS127Firehouse.com Guest
My condolences to the family and firefighters for their loss.
Firefighter Green Pond Fire & Rescue Service
Vice President District 3 Alabama Firefighters Association
05-15-2001, 08:23 PM #8sneezy248Firehouse.com Guest
The members of the Caseyville IL. Fire Dept extend their sympathy at the loss of your brother.
05-15-2001, 10:38 PM #9ycfd4momFirehouse.com Guest
Nothing is more tragic than a loss like this. May God give you all the strength to endure the trials that lay ahead in dealing with your loss. My prayers are with the family and the brothers of this brave soul.
05-16-2001, 05:24 AM #10FBCFR-Res2queFirehouse.com Guest
My heart felt sympothy to the family and my Illinois brothers and sisters for your loss.
05-16-2001, 11:04 AM #11FD103Firehouse.com Guest
I send my deepest regrets. I also send my condolences to the family, but as a training officer I have to have one question answered. Was the safety belt on?? When that is answered I will then send my smypathy to the dept. We all want to be Brothers and Sisters in the Fire Dept., lets take care of our Brothers and Sisters!
05-16-2001, 10:42 PM #12CHAPLAIN 09Firehouse.com Guest
ON BEHALF OF THE FLINT HILL FIRE DEPT.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH MRS. CHRISTOFFER AND THE CHILDREN.ALSO WITH OUR BROTHERS AT THE WESTERN SPRINGS FIRE DEPT.MAY GOD COMFORT YOUR HEARTS IN THIS TIME OF PAIN IN JESUS NAME WE PRAY.
CHAPLAIN MICHAEL F. DAVIS
05-16-2001, 10:44 PM #13trottierFirehouse.com Guest
Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is with deep regret that I write to you on the trainning death of our fellow brother. From all the members of the 2001 New Hampshire Fire Academy Recruit School our prayers are with you.
05-16-2001, 11:24 PM #14fire081699Firehouse.com Guest
The Pingree Grove FPD send our deepest sympathy to his wife and 2 children.
05-16-2001, 11:33 PM #15Don GrantFirehouse.com Guest
We send our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family and all the members of the Western Springs Fire Department. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God give you the strength that you need during this loss and beyond.
Chaplain Don Grant
Lyncourt Fire Department
05-17-2001, 04:08 PM #16Bleve613Firehouse.com Guest
My deepest condolences to the family of Williard Christoffer and the Western Springs Fire Department. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
FF/PMD Terry Eutis
Mendota Fire Department
05-19-2001, 11:52 AM #17FD103Firehouse.com Guest
The Western Springs Fire Dept. has my sincere condolences my god give each and everyone of you extra strength in this time of need. The Heavenly Fire Dept. must of had a promotion and needed another firefighter.
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