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    Firefighters Pay Tribute To Two Killed in Ohio Silo Explosion

    Firefighters Pay Tribute To Two Killed in Ohio Silo Explosion

    KIM BATES
    Reprinted with permission of the Toledo Blade


    NEW KNOXVILLE, Ohio - Hundreds of firefighters will gather tonight to remember two volunteers who died while battling a silo fire Wednesday.

    The special firefighter memorial will be held at 6 p.m. at Holy Redeemer Church in New Bremen in honor of Kenneth Jutte, 44. A second service for firefighter John Garman, 42, whose father and brother were also firefighters, will be held at the same place and time on Sunday.

    New Bremen Chief Bob Kuck said he received an outpouring of support from fire officials across Ohio and Indiana, who want to help or just attend the memorials.

    "We always knew we were a great brotherhood," the chief said yesterday. "We come together in times of need."

    Mr. Jutte and Mr. Garman died when the roof of a concrete silo at Hoge Lumber, about 90 miles southwest of Toledo in Auglaize County, exploded below them as they were fighting a fire in a silo full of sawdust. The explosion sent the men 75 feet to the ground.

    Seven more firefighters and two owners of the company, Jack and John Hoge, were injured in the blast.

    The cause of the fire and explosion remain under investigation by the state fire marshal

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    Garman, John

    Age: 40
    Cause of Death:
    Rank: Firefighter
    Nature of Death: Internal Trauma
    Status: Volunteer
    Emergency Duty: Yes

    Incident Date: 10/01/2003
    Duty Type: Fireground Operations
    Incident Time: 07:00
    Activity Type: Advancing Hose Lines/Fire Attack
    Death Date: 10/01/2003
    Fixed Prop. Use: Manufacturing

    Fire Dept. Info:
    New Bremen German Township Fire Department
    214 N Washington St.
    New Bremen , Ohio 45869
    Chief: Robert Kuck

    Initial Summary: Firefighters Jutte and Garman were killed when while hosing down dust in a lumber company silo in an effort to avoid an explosion, one occurred, killing them and injuring others.

    Memorial Fund Info:
    C/o New Bremen German Township Fire Department, 214 N Washington St., New Bremen, OH 45869


    http://www.usfa.fema.gov/application....cfm?p_id=1455

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    Jutte, Kenneth

    Age: 44
    Cause of Death:
    Rank: Firefighter
    Nature of Death: Internal Trauma
    Status: Volunteer
    Emergency Duty: Yes

    Incident Date: 10/01/2003
    Duty Type: Fireground Operations
    Incident Time: 07:00
    Activity Type: Advancing Hose Lines/Fire Attack
    Death Date: 10/01/2003
    Fixed Prop. Use: Manufacturing

    Fire Dept. Info:
    New Bremen German Township Fire Department
    214 N Washington St.
    New Bremen , Ohio 45869
    Chief: Robert Kuck

    Initial Summary:
    Firefighters Jutte and Garman were killed when while hosing down dust in a lumber company silo in an effort to avoid an explosion, one occurred, killing them and injuring others.

    Memorial Fund Info:
    C/o New Bremen German Township Fire Department, 214 N Washington St., New Bremen, OH 45869


    http://www.usfa.fema.gov/application....cfm?p_id=1454

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    2 Ohio Firemen Die In Silo Blast

    2 Ohio Firemen Die In Silo Blast

    ERICA BLAKE
    Courtesy of The Blade

    NEW KNOXVILLE, Ohio -Two volunteer firefighters died yesterday when the roof of the concrete silo below them exploded as they were fighting a fire, hurling the men 75 feet to the ground.

    Seven more firefighters and two owners of the company were injured in the blast.

    Ken Jutte, 44, and John Garman, 42, had come four miles from nearby New Bremen to help firefighters from New Knoxville and other departments fight the sawdust fire at Hoge Lumber. They died soon after the explosion.

    They were the first volunteers of the New Bremen fire department to die since 1896.

    Two volunteer fireman were killed and nine other people injured when a silo in New Knoxville, Ohio exploded yesterday.

    "It

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    Ohio Funeral Information

    Ohio Funeral Information

    MONTE DIEGEL


    For Firefighter Kenneth Jutte

    Viewing will be Friday, October 3 at Holy Redeemer Church in New Bremen from 2-8 p.m.

    Firefighter Memorial Service will be Friday at 6 p.m. Please meet at the church hall at 5:45 p.m.

    Funeral Mass will be Saturday, October 4 at Holy Redeemer Church at 10:30 a.m.

    Note: If bringing a truck for the procession on Saturday, have the truck ready for line placement at 10:00 a.m. All trucks need to come in on St Rt. 66 and turn on Plum Street.

    http://cms.firehouse.com/content/art...8&sectionId=39

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    Highway To Be Named In Honor Of Fallen Firefighters

    Highway To Be Named In Honor Of Fallen Firefighters

    Story by whiotv.com

    NEW BREMEN, Ohio -- It's been less than three weeks since a deadly silo explosion killed two New Bremen firefighters. However, efforts are underway to name a portion of a highway in memory of Ken Jutte and John Garman.

    State Rep. Seaver, Faber and Gilb have introduced legislation to name a two-mile stretch of State Route 66 the Kenneth Jutte-John Garman Memorial Highway

    The highway to be named in their honor would run from State Route 274 in New Bremen to State Route 119 near Minster.

    Jutte and Garman were killed when a silo full of sawdust exploded at the Hoge Lumber Co. on October 1.

    The state Fire Marshal's office has not released the cause of the fire and explosion.

    http://cms.firehouse.com/content/art...2&sectionId=39

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