Louis Alfred Rickards, President

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President Rickards was traveling in a fire department vehicle to attend an executive meeting of the Delmarva Volunteer Fireman’s Association. As President Rickards passed through Snow Hill, Maryland, he was involved in a crash.President Rickards’ vehicle was struck broadside by a vehicle that failed to stop at a traffic signal. President Rickards’ vehicle rolled over and he was ejected. President Rickards was wearing a seat belt. President Rickards was pronounced dead at the scene.

Department information

Lewes Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
P.O. 225
Lewes, Delaware 19958

Chief: Gorden Davis

Louis Alfred Rickards 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: 55
Rank: President
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: February 3, 2002 10:00
Date of death: February 3, 2002
Cause of death: Struck By
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Street/Road