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Name: Kenneth Frizzell Jr.
Years of Service: 34
Date of Incident: 08/30/2009
Time of Incident: 1311hrs
Date of Death: 08/30/2009
Fire Department: Charleston Volunteer Fire Department
Address: PO Box 106, 7113 VT RT 105, East Charleston, VT 05833-0106
Fire Department Chief: Duane Moulton
Incident Description: While returning from a structure fire incident and coming down and near the bottom of a very steep hill, the tanker apparatus Firefighter Frizzell was operating struck a telephone pole and crashed off of the roadway. Firefighter Frizzell, the only occupant of the truck, was reportedly ejected and died from injuries sustained during the crash.
Incident Location: Dane Hill Road
Funeral Arrangements: Pending
Memorial Fund Contact and Address: In honor of Firefighter Kenneth Frizzell Jr., c/o Charleston Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 106, East Charleston, VT 05833-0106.
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Kenneth Frizzell Jr. at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/
To date, 67 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2009; 65 from incidents that occurred in 2009 and two from previous year incidents. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @ http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/statistics/ff_stats.shtm
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