Anthony “Tony” Lynn Grider

Captain Grider and another firefighter were in the platform of a ladder truck participating in an ice bucket challenge event with a local marching band. Power from nearby electrical lines arced to the platform. Both firefighters in the platform were injured as well as 2 other firefighters.

Captain Grider was transported to the hospital for treatment. He did not recover and died of his injuries on September 20, 2014.

Incident Location: Chandler Avenue and Spring Street (U.S. National Grid: 16S FG 4599 3407)

Department Information

Campbellsville Fire-Rescue Department
100 W Broadway St
U.S. National Grid: 16S FG 4649 3398
Campbellsville, Kentucky 42718

Chief: Kyle Smith

Anthony “Tony” Lynn Grider was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 41 
Rank: Captain 
Classification: Career 
Incident Date: Aug 21, 2014 11:30
Date of Death: Sep 20, 2014 
Cause of Death: Contact With 
Nature of Death: Electrocution 
Activity Type: Not On Scene 
Emergency Duty: No
Duty Type: Other On-Duty 
Fixed Property Use: