Philip S Young, Firefighter

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Incident Description:Firefighter Young had responded to multiple incidents on April 2, 3005. He remained in the fire station due to the approach of a storm. At approximately 2045hrs, he was preparing to descend from the second to the first floor by fire pole when he slipped.Firefighter Young fell 12 feet to the floor below and sustained serious leg injuries. The wound failed to heal in a timely manner, and Firefighter Young was discovered at home with CVA-like symptoms on August 20. He was transported to the hospital, where he was diagnosed as suffering from a CVA. He died on August 22, 2005.Firefighter Young was an administrator at the Delaware State Fire School for over 20 years, retiring in 2002.

Department information

Dover Fire Department
103 South Governors Avenue
Dover, Delaware 19904

Chief: Brian F. Bashista

Philip S Young was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 59
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: April 2, 2005 20:45
Date of death: August 22, 2005
Cause of death: Fall
Nature of death: Cerebrovascular Accident
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office

Memorial fund information

Memorial donations may be made to the Delaware Volunteer Fireman's Association Scholarship Fund.