Two Firefighters Killed in Separate Car Crashes in Georgia
GEORGIA – According to an online news article posted to wgxa.tv, two firefighters were tragically killed in separate car crashes on the same night in Georgia. One of the firefighters was with the DeKalb County Fire Department, and the other was with the Rockdale Fire Department.*
A DeKalb County firefighter was involved in an off-duty vehicle accident in Gwinnett County, Georgia. He was reportedly assigned to Station 20/A and had just graduated with Class 110 last month, according to WGXA.
Following the accident, the DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department posted a message on social media from Chief Darnell D. Fullum, saying, “It is with great sorrow that I must inform you of the tragic and untimely passing of [a firefighter] who was killed in an off-duty motor vehicle collision at approximately 2350 [February 21] in Gwinnett County. [The firefighter] graduated with Class 110 during the recent ceremony held in January … I ask you all to have the … family in your prayers and thoughts along with [his] class members and friends.”
On the same evening, at approximately 11:30 p.m., another firefighter was killed in a vehicle accident. WGXA reported that this firefighter, who worked for the Rockdale County Fire Department, was on his way to work when the accident occurred.
In a message on social media after the accident, Rockdale Fire Rescue said, “In bringing the news, which weighs heavy on our fire family at RCFR, Rockdale County Fire Rescue mourns the passing of [a firefighter]. [He] was an asset to our department and a natural leader, he will be missed by us all. Please keep RCFR and the family … in your thoughts and prayers.”
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