Pennsylvania Fireman Stricken While Driving Parade Route

The Maytown-East Donegal Township Fire Department in Maytown, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, lost one of their veteran firefighters while driving in the town parade Monday.

Fire Police Sergeant David Carbonneau Sr., 49, was driving the department fire police unit, a converted ambulance, with his daughter Helen, also a fire policeman, when he suffered cardiac arrest, according to Deputy Chief Craig Martin. Helen Carbonneau secured the vehicle and department members rushed to his side to perform CPR and use an AED. He was transported to Lancaster General Hospital Susquehanna Division where he was pronounced dead.

Carbonneau, retired, had been with the department for 23 years and about the last 10 as a fire policeman. According to Martin, it was quite a shock to the town and those attending the Memorial Day Parade. Besides his daughter, he is survived by his son David Jr. and wife Patricia.

Viewings will be held Thursday, May 29, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Sheetz Funeral Home, 16 East Main Street, Mount Joy, PA, and on Friday, May 30, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Mary, Mother of the Church Parish, 625 Union School Road, Mount Joy, PA

Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the Mary, Mother of the Church Parish.

Memorial Fund: Contributions may be made to the Maytown East Donegal Township Fire Department, 160 East High Street, PO Box 68, Maytown, PA 17550

Maytown-East Donegal Township Fire Department