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Phillip Craig Ginter

Firefighter

While working a four-alarm fire at a local farm, Firefighter Phillip Craig Ginter became ill as he helped to pump water at a designated fill site. Ginter became unresponsive and had no pulse before EMS arrived. As a result, responders on scene administered CPR on Ginter. Once EMS arrived, Ginter was transported to Geisinger Lewistown Hospital where he passed away. 

Incident Location: 589 Pathemer Road, West Beaver Township, Snyder County, PA 

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

Department information

Beavertown Rescue Hose Company
222 South Sassafras Street
Beavertown, Pennsylvania 17813

Chief: Brad Rheam

Age: 57
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: February 20, 2021 10:30 p.m.
Date of death: February 21, 2021
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Water Supply
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property

Last updated: February 22, 2021

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