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    Penrose, Colorado Firefighter Killed

    Penrose, Colorado Firefighter Killed


    KATHRYN ALFISI and BRIAN TAYLOR
    Courtesy of Canon City Daily Record

    Penrose firefighter Mike Lynch died Tuesday night after being struck by a vehicle while directing traffic near the intersection of U.S. 50 and Colo. 115.

    Lynch, 32, was taken to St. Thomas More Hospital after the accident occurred at 4:54 p.m. He was pronounced dead around 7 p.m.

    Lynch was directing traffic for a previous crash, which was blocking the right lane of Colo. 50.

    Trooper Richard Breece of the Colorado State Patrol was at the scene of the accident and was also directing traffic at the time of the incident.

    "Basically, what happened is there were two cars in the eastbound lane on U.S. 50 at the junction with Colo.115," Breece said. "The car on the right made a sudden change into the path of the car in the left lane and rolled across the median and into the right-hand westbound lane."

    The sheriffs and fire department was tending to the previous accident when Lynch was hit by a vehicle driven by a Ca

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    Colorado Firefighter Struck, Killed At Accident Scene

    Colorado Firefighter Struck, Killed At Accident Scene


    HEATHER CASPI
    Firehouse.Com News

    A Colorado firefighter was struck and killed by a car Monday night while directing traffic at the scene of a motor vehicle accident.

    Firefighter Michael Lynch, 32, had served the Penrose Fire District for eight months.

    Firefighers were responding to a two vehicle MVA on Highway 115 when the accident occurred. Fire Chief Leland Jenkins said it appears that a car slowed down while passing the original accident scene. Another car behind it was going too fast, swerved to avoid hitting the first car, and struck Lynch.

    Lynch's fellow firefighters transported him by ambulance to Saint Thomas Moore Hospital in Canyon City, where hospital staff worked on him for about an hour, Jenkins said. Lynch was pronounced dead at about 7:30 p.m.

    Lynch is survived by his wife and two children, a daughter in seventh grade and a son in fifth grade. He made a living doing civil service work at nearby Fort Carson, including painting and drywall.

    "I never saw him when he wasn't smiling," Jenkins said. "He really loved life, being in the fire department, and helping people. You could always count on him being there."

    Jenkins said this is the first line of duty death for the small, tight-knit department. Members of the local emergency services will attend a critical incident stress debriefing Wednesday evening. Memorial plans for Lynch were being arranged.

    The Penrose Fire District is an all-volunteer department with 18 members, serving a population of about 6,000 in a rural area of 100 square miles. The funeral service will be held, Monday, Febuary 9, at 2:00pm., at the Florence High School Gymnasium. A memorial fund for the family has been set up. Donations can be sent to: Penrose Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 194, Penrose, CO 81240.



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    Penrose, Colorado Fire Department Mourns Death Of Firefighter

    Penrose, Colorado Fire Department Mourns Death Of Firefighter



    Courtesy of KDRO

    The Penrose Volunteer Fire Department mourns the loss of one of their own.

    Tuesday night's accident on HWY 115 killed Michael Lynch, 32. He is the first to die in the line of duty in the history of this all-volunteer fire department.

    Lynch was directing traffic at a minor accident when he was hit and killed by a passing car.

    "Its definitely, definitely a traumatic incident to the department like I said we're losing a man and we're losing an awful good one." Says Penrose Fire Department Captain Calvin Sunderman.

    Sunderman goes on to say Lynch was doing everything right, including wearing a reflective vest.

    Lynch had been with the fire department just eight months. He loved going to the local elementary school to teach children about fire safety.

    When he wasn't on duty with the fire department Lynch worked at Fort Carson. He leaves behind a wife and two children.

    "He was an outstanding person great fire fighter good family man. To sum it up he was one of our best and he will be greatly missed for sure." Sunderman says.

    The Colorado State Patrol is investigating the accident.


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    Lynch, Michael

    Age: 32
    Cause of Death: Struck By/Contact with Object
    Rank: Firefighter
    Nature of Death: Internal Trauma
    Status: Volunteer
    Emergency Duty: Yes

    Incident Date: 02/03/2004
    Duty Type: Non-Fire Emergencies
    Incident Time:
    Activity Type: Other
    Death Date: 02/03/2004
    Fixed Prop. Use: Street/Road

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Penrose Volunteer Fire Department
    PO Box 194
    Penrose , Colorado 81240
    Chief: Leland Jenkins

    Initial Summary:
    On February 3, 2004 at 1742hrs, the Penrose Volunteer Fire Department was working the scene of a roll-over motor vehicle crash with injuries on Highway 50 near Highway 115. While directing traffic at the scene, Firefighter Lynch was struck by an automobile. While enroute to St. Thomas Moore Hospital in Canon City, Firefighter Lynch died from the injuries he sustained.


    http://www.usfa.fema.gov/application...eath_year=2004

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