Earl J Shoemaker

Firefighter Shoemaker was responding to the scene of a house fire on the 500 block of Pumping Station Road when he became ill. The mobile air unit apparatus he was operating left the roadway (Brunswick DR) and came to a stop several hundred feet away. Shoemaker, alone in the apparatus at the time, was rescued by local residents and fellow first responders. He was then transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased from a cardiac related injury.

Incident Location: Fire Incident: 500 block of Pumping Station Road (U.S. National Grid: 18S UK 3352 0411); Apparatus final resting position: Off of Brunswick DR, York County (U.S. National Grid: 18S UK 3243 0335)

Department Information

Eagle Fire Company #2 – Hanover Fire Department
201 N Franklin ST
U.S. National Grid: 18S UK 2989 0769
Hanover, Pennsylvania 17331-2442

Chief: Jan Cromer

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 68 
Rank: Firefighter/Safety Officer 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident Date: Mar 12, 2016 09:30
Date of Death: Mar 12, 2016 
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of Death: Heart Attack 
Activity Type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus 
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: Responding 
Fixed Property Use: Residential