Ohio Firefighter Dies Fighting Bond Hill Blaze

A Cincinnati firefighter who died in the line of duty is being remembered as a hero



Funeral/Memorial Information

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 26, 2003, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Visitation at Zion Baptist Church, 630 Glenwood Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45229 (Avondale)

Funeral Services for Brother Oscar Armstrong will begin at 10:00 AM at St. Xavier 607 Sycamore St. (corner of 6th and Sycamore - Downtown)

ALL NON-CINCINNATI Fire Dept. Uniformed Personnel Muster in front of St. Xavier Church at 6th and Sycamore at 9:00 AM.

**NOTE - Parking in and around Downtown is Very Limited. Parking Garage available at 5th and Scott Street in COVINGTON, KENTUCKY. TANK Shuttle Service is available from the garage to muster area from 0745 to 0915. Take I-71/I-75 South to Exit 192 (5th St. Exit). Go east, Garage is less than 1 mile down road.

Following the service, METRO shuttles will provide transportation to Spring Grove Cemetery for graveside services. Upon completion, METRO shuttles will provide transportation to Music Hall for the Wake. (Corner of 12th and Elm St. - Downtown) Wake is scheduled to begin at 2:00 PM.

TANK Shuttle Service is available from Music Hall back to 5th and Scott St. Garage between the hours of 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM.

Other Events

Tuesday March 25, 2003, 8:00 PM Rock Bottom Brewery on Fountain Square (5th and Vine), Tapping of Fire Chief Ale - Proceeds from sales of Fire Chief Ale to benefit the Family of Brother Armstrong

Additional specifics will be posted as soon as available, and may be found at the Local 48 Web site by clicking here.

Contact Hotels (Government rate for LODD Service - $69.00):

  • Westin Hotel (Host Hotel): 513-621-7700
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel: 513-381-4000
  • Hyatt Hotel: 513-579-1234

Color Guards attending should notify Local 48 at 513-241-3541.

A memorial fund has been established for Oscar's children and donations can be made to:

  • Oscar Armstrong III
    Cincinnati Firefighter
    Engine 9 Memorial Fund
    213 West 9th Street
    Cincinnati, OH 45202

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