Thread: Iowa LODD
10-22-2003, 01:30 AM #1
Rest in peace brother! May the Lord comfort the family and friends of Jim Richards.
(Oran-AP) -- A volunteer firefighter has died while fighting a
field fire near Oran (OHR'-uhn) in northeast Iowa.
Officials say 49-year-old Assistant Chief Jim Richards of Oran
died yesterday while operating the pumper truck that supplied the
Preliminary tests indicate he died of a heart attack.
Fire chief Larry Wedemeier says they'd been fighting the fire
for about 45 minutes when Richards collapsed.
The fire started about two miles west of Oran and worked its way
a-half mile through a field, burning 60-to-80 acres corn fodder and
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10-22-2003, 01:50 AM #2
Rest in Peace, Brother. Your family and friends will be in our prayers."Illigitimi Non Carborundum"
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10-22-2003, 09:31 AM #3
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- New Jersey
Rest in Peace, Chief.
"I'm gonna drill a hole in your skull and pump out all the stupidity"
"Never underestimate the Power of Stupid People in Large Groups"
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10-22-2003, 10:38 AM #4
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May God welcome you home and comfort your friends and family, Chief.Chris Minick, P.E., Firefighter II
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10-22-2003, 10:52 AM #5
Rest in peace Jim.
My condolences go out to his family and the members of his dept.To the world you might be one person, but to one person you just might be the world.
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10-22-2003, 10:55 AM #6
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Rest in Peace, Jim. My condolences to the Richards family and the fire departmentSeptember 11th - Never Forget
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10-22-2003, 09:36 PM #7
My condolences to his family and friends.Firefighter/ EMT-Basic
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All Gave Some
Some Gave All
Never Forget the Sacrifices Made
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