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    Pennsylvania Firefighter Dies after Blaze

    Pennsylvania Firefighter Dies after Blaze

    Updated: 12-27-2006 04:28:50 PM

    LISA SNOWDEN
    Firehouse.Com News


    The Merion Fire Company of Ardmore, Pa. is mourning the death of firefighter Thomas Hays. Hays died in his sleep Dec. 8, after battling a restaurant fire. He was 25.

    Hays and the rest of his company reported to the scene of the Dec. 7 fire at 8:30 p.m. The fire was inside the restaurant's walls and Hays helped open the walls to extinguish the fire. The blaze was under control by 10 p.m. Hays went home and went to bed where he died overnight.

    Hays had been an active volunteer with the company for seven years and was deeply was dedicated.

    "He gave a lot of time to work and fill in shifts and help out when he could," said Merion Fire Company Assistant Chief Jim Teel.

    Visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 14 at McConaghy Funeral Home, 328 W. Lancaster Ave, Ardmore, Penn.

    A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, Dec. 15 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Margeret Church on North Narberth Ave., Narberth, Penn.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial donation can be made to the Merion Fire Company of Ardmore, P.O. Box 102, Ardmore, Penn. 19003.


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    Hays, Thomas Joseph

    Age: 25
    Cause of Death: Unknown
    Rank: Firefighter
    Nature of Death: Unknown
    Classification: Volunteer
    Emergency Duty: Yes

    Incident Date: 12/07/2006
    Duty Type: After
    Incident Time: 20:28
    Activity Type: Unknown
    Death Date: 12/08/2006
    Fixed Prop. Use: Residential

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Lower Merion Fire Department / Narberth Fire Company
    75 E. Lancaster Avenue
    Ardmore , Pennsylvania 19003
    Chief: Charles J. McGarvey

    Initial Summary:
    Firefighter Hays had responded to an alarm on December 7, 2006 at approximately 2028 hours. The fire department had two other responses later over the course of the next several hours, and firefighter Hays had not responded to either of these. This prompted his fellow firefighters to check on his wellbeing, and they discovered he had died sometime over the night. The cause of death is unknown and an autopsy is being performed.

    Memorial Fund Info:
    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in honor of Tom to the Merion Fire Company of Ardmore, PO Box 102, Ardmore, PA 19003


    http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/applications...eath_year=2006

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