Pa. Firefighter Dies Weeks After Heart Attack

A Milmont volunteer firefighter died on July 12 from complications of a heart attack he suffered after a call on June 30, according to the fire company's Web site.Firefighter Charles Hornberger responded to the call shortly after 11:32 a.m. at a...


A Milmont volunteer firefighter died on July 12 from complications of a heart attack he suffered after a call on June 30, according to the fire company's Web site.

Firefighter Charles Hornberger responded to the call shortly after 11:32 a.m. at a commercial structure on MacDade and Milmont Avenue. Following the call, he collapsed and was transported to Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park.

Hornberger was a life member of the Milmont Fire Company and held the position of assistant engineer as well as past deputy chief.

He also was a dispatcher for 20 years in Ridley Township as well as Delaware County.

"Charlie touched a lot of lives throughout the fire service, and will be missed by all," the press released stated.

Funeral arrangements are currently pending.