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  • In honor of those that have served

     

     

     

     

                            North Shore Professional Firefighters Local 1440 Memorial
                                                  "Tá na guthanna tostach ach níl siad dearmadta"
                                                            "Voices silent but not forgotten"

    Brothers and sisters that have passed in the Line of duty or while on active duty

    Harold R. Elwell  May 28th 1973

    Firefighter City of Glendale 2 1/2 years of service Died in the Line of Duty during a swift water rescue operation at the waterfall area of Kletzsch Park on the Milwaukee River
    Member Local 1440 Glendale Fire Dept.

    Richard Ziemer March 29th 1987
    Captain City of Glendale 30 Years of service died due to injuries received while responding to a fire
    Member AFSME 2958 Glendale Fire Dept.
    Link to Captain Ziemer's listing in the National Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg Maryland
    http://www.firehero.org/index1.aspx?BD=17213&lobid=20363&id=22996

    Post Consolidated Dept. 1/1/95:

    Benjamin DeStefanis
    July 9th 2001  
    Heavy Equipment Operator North Shore Fire Department 14 Years of service
    Died as a result of fire service duty related cancer
    Former service with the Village of Shorewood Fire Dept & Village of Bayside Dept of Public Safety 
    Member Local 1440 North Shore Firefighters

    Kirby L. Vick April 20th 2004
    Paid On Call Firefighter North Shore Fire Department 25 Years of service
    Died while on active duty as a result injuries from and industrial accident off duty
    Former service with Village of River Hills & City of Glendale Fire Dept's. 
    Non-union position

    John A. Harrington May 27th 2004 
    Firefighter North Shore Fire Department 8 Years of service as a Cadet & Firefighter
    Died while on active duty due to injuries from an auto accident en-route to duty
    Member Local 1440 North Shore Firefighters

    Retirees that have passed from our lives
    "Once one, Always one"


    James S Miller December 29, 2007
    Firefighter/Driver, EMT Village of Whitefish Bay Fire Dept
    Retired 1990

    Jack "Jake" Eisenman June 18, 2007
    Firefighter Village of Shorewood Fire Dept
    39 years of service

    William "Bill" Stampfl November 13th 2005
    Assistant Chief City of Glendale Fire Department 30 years of service
    Also served with the Town of Milwaukee Fire Department

    Bernhardt "Benny" Grunwaldt September 3, 2005
    Paid On Call Lieutenant City of Glendale Fire Department

    Tom "Schmitty" Schmitz May 26, 2003
    Firefighter with North Shore Fire Department, 21 years service
    Former service with the Village of Shorewood Fire Department
    Member of local 1440 North Shore Firefighers

    Edward "Eddie" Davis
    Lieutenant City of Glendale Fire Department

    Claude Bechtal
    Captain Village of Brown Deer Fire Department

    Don Hagen
    Firefighter Village of Fox Point Fire Department

    Dan Fransse
    Motor Pump Operator Village of Shorewood Fire Department

    Tom Kunkel
    Motor Pump Operator Village of Shorewood Fire Department

    Don Crawford
    Captian Village of Shorewood Fire Department

    Lester Hofferman
    Village of Shorewood Fire Department

    Ralph Moeller
    Captian Village of Brown Deer Fire Department

    Bill Kiehnau November 1980
    Captain City of Glendale Fire Department 33 years of service

    Brothers & Sisters that have passed from other organizations
    Arnie Wolff
    Leiutenant City of Green Bay Fire Department 17 years of service
    Lt. Wolff was killed in the line of duty when the floor of a burning home dropped out from beneath him.
    Member IAFF Local 141 Green Bay Firefighters

    JUNE 18, 2007
    Greater alarm commercial fire with collapse Charleston South Carolina
    http://www.local61.com/
    William "Billy" Hutchinson
    Captain City of Charleston South Carolina 30 years of service.
    Capt. Hutchinson was killed when the roof of a commercial structure collapsed during interior fire fighthing operations.

    Mike Benke
    Captian City of Charlestion South Carolina 29 years of service
    Capt. Benke was killed when the roof of a commercial structure collapsed during interior
    firefighting operations.

    Louis Mulkey
    Captain City of Charleston South Carolina 11 1/2 years of service
    Capt. Mulkey was killed when the roof of a commercial structure collapsed during interior firefighting operations.

    Mark Kelsey
    Engineer City of Charleston South Carolina 12 1/2 years of service
    Engineer Kelsey was killed when the roof of a commercial structure collapsed during interior firefighting operations.

    Bradford "Brad" Baity
    Engineer City of Charlestion South Carolina 9 years of service
    Engineer Baity was killed when the roof of a commercial structure collapsed during interior firefighting operations.

    Michael French
    Assistant Engineer City of Charleston South Carolina 1 1.2 years of service
    Assistant Engineer French was killed when the roof of a commercial structure collapsed during interior firefighting operations.

    James "Earl" Drayton
    Firefighter City of Charleston South Carolina 32 years of service
    Firefighter Drayton was killed when the roof of a commrcial structure collapsed during interior firefighting operations.

    Brandon Thompson
    Firefighter City of Charleston South Carolina 4 years of service
    Firefighter Thompson was killed when the roof of a commercial structure collapsed during interior firefighting operations.

    Melven Champaign
    Firefighter City of Charleston South Carolina 2 years of service
    Firefighter Champaign was killed when the roof of a commercial structure collapsed during interior firefighting operations.

    October 26, 2007
    Bob Phillips
    Firefigher Athelstane WI Fire Dept
    Heart attack at the scene of a chimney fire
    http://www.jsonline.com/watch/?watch=1&date=10/26/2007&id=31006


    "If Prometheus was worthy of the wrath of heaven for kindling the first fire upon the earth, how ought the Gods to honor me who make it their professional business to put it out"
    Author unknown

    Anyone that has information on Line of Duty, Active Duty or Retirees that have passed from any of the North Shore predecessor departments of Bayside, Brown Deer, Fox Point, Glendale, River Hills, Shorewood & Whitefish Bay please direct comments, questions, corrections and information to:
    Scott Ziegler
    North Shore Professional Firefighters Honor Guard
    sziegler@local1440.org
    or
    Lt. Scott Ziegler
    C/O North Shore Fire Department
    4401 West River Lane Brown Deer, WI 53223
    414-332-4228




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