Arlie “Pooh” Hill, III

Lieutenant Hill and another firefighter saw a fire in a residence near their home and within their fire district. The firefighters reported the incident and responded to the scene. The firefighters believed the residence was occupied so they initiated a search of the home without protective clothing.

The fire progressed rapidly and Lieutenant Hill received significant burns. He was transported to the hospital but died as a result of his injuries on October 27, 2013.

Incident Location: Water Plant Road (USNG: 16S GF 273 631)

Department Information

Whitley City Fire Department
PO Box 485, N 27 LN
USNG: 16S GF 2613 6726
Whitley City, Kentucky 42653

Chief: Tony Miller

Arlie “Pooh” Hill, III was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland and was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 37 
Rank: Lieutenant 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident Date: Aug 30, 2013 22:30
Date of Death: Oct 27, 2013 
Cause of Death: Caught or Trapped 
Nature of Death: Burns 
Activity Type: Search and Rescue 
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: On-Scene Fire 
Fixed Property Use: Residential 
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Memorial Fund Information

The Bank of McCreary County has a funds account that has been set up by the Whitley City Fire Department for Lt. Arlie "Pooh" Hill and his family. If you would like to make a donation you can contact the bank by the following information: Telephone: 606-376-5031 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 160, Whitley City, KY 42653