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Edward P. Bookmyer

Chief Engineer

On January 24, 2021, Chief Engineer Edward P. Bookmyer was working on a piece of apparatus after returning from a fire call when he suffered a medical emergency.  He was immediately taken to the hospital where he passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2021. 

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

Department information

Craley Fire Department
73 New Bridgeville RD
Wrightsville, Pennsylvania 17368

Chief: Jesse Frantz

Age: 60
Rank: Chief Engineer
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: January 24, 2021 6:20 p.m.
Date of death: January 30, 2021
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office

Last updated: February 09, 2021

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