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    Long Island Firefighter Killed

    Long Island firefighter Alan Frye, 30 was killed and firefighter Chris Baffa, 26 was treated and released from the hospital Monday night when a driver later charged with driving impaired, plowed her car into their training drill, Nassau County police said.

    Police spokesman Thomas Brussell said the Roslyn Rescue Fire Company was performing an exercise drill on Glen Cove Road in Greenvale, where they had cordoned off the right hand southbound lane with barrels, cones and flares.

    As firefighters were wrapping up the drill at 9 p.m., the two were reeling up five-inch hose when a southbound vehicle crossed the barriers and struck them.

    Both were transported to North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, where Frye was pronounced dead at 9:43 p.m. Baffa was treated for multiple contusions and abrasions.

    Frye joined the Roslyn Rescue Fire Company on September 11, 1995 and was quickly identified as a leader, according to department officials. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1997 and to Captain in 2001.

    In November 1998 he won the coveted Firefighter of the Year Award for his heroic efforts at a fatal fire in Roslyn Harbor in April of the same year.

    "Captain Frye was a gentle man, adored by the probationary firefighters as a teacher and respected by his peers as a leader," officials wrote on the department's website.

    Frye is survived by his wife, Lucia, 30, and three children, Ashley, 5, Al Jr. (A.J), 3, and Taylor Paige, 6 months.

    According to the Nassau County Police Department, the woman who struck the firefighters was brought into custody and charged with Driving While Ability Impaired and will face arraignment Tuesday.

    Two members of Roslyn Rescue Fire Company, brothers Tommy and Peter Langone were lost at the World Trade Center, Sept. 11. Tommy, 39, was with Emergency Service Unit Truck 10 of the NYPD and Peter, 41,was a member of Engine Company 252 in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

    The body will be at McLaughlin, Kramer, Megiel Funeral Home, 220 Glen Street, Glen Cove, NY. Visiting Hours, Wednesday, March 27th, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Thursday, March 28th, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Firematic services will be held at the same location on Thursday, March 28th at 8:00 pm.

    Funeral Services will take place at St. Hyacinth

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    New Charges in Death of Mineola/Long Island Firefighter

    New Charges in Death of Mineola/Long Island Firefighter

    Courtesy of 1010 WINS News

    Mineola, Long Island - Charges have been upgraded to manslaughter against a woman who was arrested after an car accident that killed a firefighter putting away fire hoses.

    Nassau County police say the accident occurred on March 25th in Greenvale, where members of the Roslyn Rescue company were finishing a training exercise.

    Police say while two firefighters were rolling up hoses, a car went through the barricades and cones and hit them.

    One firefighter - 30-year-old Alan Frye - was pronounced dead at North Shore University Hospital. The other firefighter - 26-year-old Christopher Baffa - was treated and released. Police say 41-year-old Elizabeth Bartfield of Forest Hills, Queens was at first charged with driving while ability was impaired. New charges of second degree vehicular manslaugter were filed against her today




    http://www.firehouse.com/lodd/2002/ny_mar25b.html

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    Frye, Allen

    Age: 31
    Rank: Captain
    Status: Volunteer
    Incident Date: 03/25/2002
    Incident Time: 21:05
    Death Date: 03/25/2002

    Cause of Death: Struck By/Contact with Object
    Nature of Death: Internal Trauma
    Emergency Duty: No
    Duty Type: Training
    Activity Type: Other
    Fixed Prop. Use: Street/Road

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Roslyn Rescue Hook and Ladder Company #1
    155 Mineola Ave
    Roslyn Heights, New York 11577
    Chief: Peter Liotta

    Initial Summary:
    Captain Frye was killed and another firefighter injured at a training drill when a private vehicle crossed through road barriers and struck them as they were stowing equipment. Calling Hours: Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Thursday, March 28 at 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the McLaughlin, Kramer, Megiel Funeral Home, 220 Glen Street, Glen Cove, NY (516) 676-8600. Firematic services will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, March 28 at 8:00 p.m. Funeral: Funeral service will be on Friday, March 29 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Hyacinth

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