'This Is Hard On Our Community!' Town Mourns The Tragic Death Of A Firefighter Who Lost His Life On Duty

February 14, 2018 15:18

We consider them some of our biggest heroes, but unfortunately, being a firefighter is one of the most dangerous professions in the world. Many incidents of injuries or even deaths while on duty have been recorded.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are also some other long-term job-related effects, including behavioral health issues, cancer, and heart disease.

The death of Jason Dickey

Around 4:00 pm on Monday, a fire broke out at a home belonging to 91-year-old Lloyd Carrol and his wife in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. The couple called the fire department, and it wasn't long before a team was on the scene fighting the blaze.

A few firefighters rushed into the building, but unfortunately, a roof fell on them. The other firemen began pulling each person out one by one.

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Firefighter Jason Dickey was one of the men who was trapped underneath the fallen roof. He was pulled out like the rest, and there was an attempt to resuscitate him before he was transported to the nearest hospital.

Unfortunately, among those who were rescued, Dickey was the only one who did not survive.

Residents of Lawrenceburg mourn the passing of one of their own. During a news conference on Tuesday, February 13, the Fire Chief, Jay Moore, was visibly sad about the heartbreaking incident.

He was like one of my own. These kids that I call kids, cause I’m the oldest one here, are my boys, the boys that I never had. And I’ve lost one of my boys.

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Dickey, who was 38-years-old, left behind his wife, Jennifer, and three children. Jennifer is also pregnant and due very soon.

Condolence messages

The news came as a big shock to residents, and some of them have taken to social media to express their condolences to the family.