04-15-2003, 10:17 AM #1
Georgia FF dies in motorcycle shop fire
God bless him and his family...
Firefighter dies in blaze at motorcycle shop
By MIKE MORRIS
of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The second fire in less than 24 hours at a Gwinnett County motorcycle repair shop turned deadly Monday night when a firefighter died while battling the blaze.
The firefighter, who has not been identified, collapsed while cutting a hole in the roof of the Holy Rollers cycle repair shop on Arcado Road.
"He was removed from the roof and transported to Eastside Medical Center, where they tried to work with him," said Gwinnett Fire Capt. David Dusik.
The fire broke out about 8:15 p.m., about 17 hours after an early morning blaze damaged the shop, which is in a strip shopping center near Lilburn.
Both fires remain under investigation.
Dusik said state authorities, as well as the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, would be assisting in determining the cause.
04-15-2003, 04:49 PM #2
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- Apr 2003
I send all respects to his family.
Let us remember that we're not invincible.
04-15-2003, 04:53 PM #3
Lt. Bobby Patrick
Lt. Patrick was full of life. One of the kind of guys that people liked being around.
It was first dispatched early Monday morning. Units were again dispatched about 15 hours later. While on the roof conducting ventilation a mayday was issued. Immediate ALS was administered. They removed Lt. Patrick from the roof and had a rhythm before leaving the scene I am told. Also told ED staff worked with him for nearly two hours.
We have been extremely lucky. The last firefighter we lost was in December 1996 in a four story condo fire in a neighboring county.
Thanks for the thoughts and prayers!!
More info to follow.
Last edited by SCOOBY14B; 01-30-2004 at 06:14 PM.
04-15-2003, 06:22 PM #4
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- Oct 2002
- Walton County Georgia
This is a horrible thing to have to read about, we lost another brother, My prayers go out to his family and his fellow brothers. My fiance lives in the next county over, so this kinda struck home to me...
04-15-2003, 07:28 PM #5
April 15, 2003
Bobby Patrick, age 54 of Buford, died Monday, April 14, 2003 while fighting a fire in Gwinnett County. Memorial services will be held on Friday, April 18, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Buford. A Gwinnett County Firefighter since 1987, Mr. Patrick was a 1966 graduate of Tallulah Falls High School, a 1971 graduate of Berry College and the owner of B.P. Custom Homes. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Mary Patrick, Buford; mother in law and father in law, Len and Evelyn Camp, Waynesville, NC; brother in law and sister in law, Mark P. and Beth Camp and children, Concord, GA; aunt, Kathleen Sosbee, Hartwell; cousins, Mike and Sally O’Barr, Lavonia, Hap Sims, Monroe, Ted Sims, Winder. The Patrick family will receive friends at Tapp Funeral Home on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation, Inc., 2575 Chantilly Drive, Atlanta, GA 30324. Tapp Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford (770) 945-9345 or www.tappfuneralhome.com
04-18-2003, 03:22 AM #6
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- Apr 2003
God bless our fallen brother.
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