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    Michigan Firefighter Dies From On-Duty Injuries

    Michigan Firefighter Dies From On-Duty Injuries

    ERIC BROOKS
    Firehouse.com News

    A Michigan firefighter has succumbed to injuries incurred from being struck by a truck. She passed away in the hospital the morning of January 13.

    Ann Arbor Fire Chief, Sam Hopkins, has confirmed that Amy Pennywitt, 34, arrived at the scene of a series of car crashes on January 9. Once there, an out-of-control pickup truck struck Pennywitt from behind. She later passed away from injuries

    Hopkins said the New Hampshire native's funeral arrangements have not been made but that her family is currently addressing the matter.

    Pennywitt is only the second firefighter in Ann Arbor's history to die in the line of duty.


    http://cms.firehouse.com/content/art...Id=39&id=46901

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    Schnearle-Pennywitt, Amy L.

    Age: 34
    Cause of Death: Struck By
    Rank: Firefighter
    Nature of Death: Trauma
    Classification: Career
    Emergency Duty: Yes

    Incident Date: 01/07/2006
    Duty Type: On-Scene Non-Fire
    Incident Time: 07:15
    Activity Type: EMS/Patient Care
    Death Date: 01/13/2006
    Fixed Prop. Use: Street/Road

    Fire Dept. Info:
    City of Ann Arbor Fire Department
    111 N. 5th Avenue
    Ann Arbor , Michigan 48104
    Chief: Sam Hopkins

    Initial Summary:
    Firefighter Amy Schnearle-Pennywitt had arrived at the scene of a series of weather related motor vehicle accidents on 01/08/06. As she and another firefighter were making their way to assess patients, an out of control vehicle struck a median wall and parked vehicle prior to striking her from behind. She was transported to the local medical center where she remained hospitalized until her death on 01/13/06.

    Memorial Fund Info:
    Memorial Contributions may be made to the Firefighter Amy Schnearle-Pennywitt Fund at any Michigan TCF Bank. Contributions will benefit the U of M Trauma Burn Camp and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.



    http://www.usfa.fema.gov/application...eath_year=2006

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