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    LODD Connecticut Firefighter Dies From Injuries in Collision

    Connecticut Firefighter Dies From Injuries in Collision

    Updated: 05-22-2007 04:45:55 PM

    Waterbury Fire Department - IAFF Local 1339


    Captain John Keane



    WATERBURY, Conn. --

    A firefighter who was critically injured when two fire trucks collided while racing to a house fire died Tuesday morning, officials with the mayor's office said.

    Capt. John Keane was married and had two children, ages 8 and 10.

    "He was the kind of guy you would always want standing by your side. If you faced a tough issue, he was always there with the information you needed to make a good decision," Fire Chief Michael Maglione said.

    A second firefighter injured in the crash, Joseph Fischetti, remained in critical condition at Waterbury Hospital.

    The two were thrown from an engine truck when it collided with a ladder truck Saturday morning. Keane suffered head and internal injuries, and Fischetti, who was driving, sustained internal injuries, fire officials said.

    Six other firefighters were injured and are expected to recover, authorities said.

    Fire Chief Michael Maglione said an investigation will include a review of the trucks' repair records.

    The fire Saturday had started on a stove and was quickly extinguished, fire officials said.


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    Funeral information below.
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    Funeral Information for Captain Keane

    Funeral Information
    Waterbury Fire Department - IAFF Local 1339
    Visitation for Captain Keane will be held Thursday, May 24.

    Funeral services will be held Friday, May 25th.

    THE CALLING HOURS for John will be held on Thursday May 24, 2007 4-8PM at City Hall, 235 Grand Street, Waterbury. Parking has been made available at:

    Municipal Ramp Garage: I-84 West to Exit 21, right off ramp, entrance on right / I-84 East to Exit 21, right off ramp, right at 2nd light, straight at stop sign, entrance on right.

    St. Mary

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