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    Alabama Firefighter Killed Responding

    Alabama Firefighter Killed Responding

    LON SLEPICKA
    Firehouse.Com News

    A Bon Secour firefighter lost her life Sunday in an apparatus traffic accident on the way to a wildland brush fire.

    The Alabama Highway Patrol Division said Edna Faye Bishop, 29, was a passenger in the vehicle traveling four miles west of Foley at 4:30 p.m.

    James Hinton, Chief of Foley Fire Rescue, said three volunteers from Bon Secour Fire and Rescue were responding in a 2002 International four-door pumper when the driver lost control in an S curve. The vehicle rolled at least twice and landed on the driver's side.

    Hinton said Foley and the Magnolia Springs Fire Department had a lengthy extrication process in removing Bishop and transporting her to South Baldwin Regional Medical Center in Foley where she was pronounced dead at 5:45 p.m.

    A second firefighter was still in the Medical Center Monday after surgery. A third firefighter was treated and released Sunday.

    Bishop had just completed her Firefighter 1 course in February. Her husband is a volunteer with the Foley Department, a combination department. They have two young children, a boy and a girl.

    Bon Secour is located near the Gulf coast south of Mobile.

    Funeral Arrangements

    Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at Pine Rest Funeral Home on Highway 98 in Foley, Wednesday, April 10. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 11 at the First Baptist Churchof Foley on South Alston Street. Full Fire Service Honors.

    Departments attending are asked to contact Chief Joby Smith at (251) 965-3633.


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    Bishop, Edna Faye

    Age: 29
    Rank: Firefighter
    Status: Volunteer
    Incident Date: 04/07/2002
    Incident Time: 16:30
    Death Date: 04/07/2002

    Cause of Death: Struck By/Contact with Object
    Nature of Death: Internal Trauma
    Emergency Duty: Yes
    Duty Type: Responding/Returning from Alarm
    Activity Type: Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
    Fixed Prop. Use: Street/Road

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Bon Secour Volunteer Fire Department
    Bon Secour Volunteer Fire Department
    Bon Secour, Alabama 36511
    Chief: Karl Bingert

    Initial Summary:
    Firefighter Bishop was died from injuries sustained when while riding in fire apparatus and responding to a brush fire, the vehicle left the roadway and rolled over several times.


    http://www.usfa.fema.gov/application....cfm?p_id=1269

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