Claudia J. Sokol

Fire Police Officer Sokol responded to the scene of a motor vehicle crash in her personal vehicle. She arrived on the scene and was donning her reflective vest when she suddenly collapsed. She was transported by ambulance to a local hospital and then transferred by helicopter to a regional hospital.

Fire Police Officer Sokol did not recover from her illness and died the next day. The cause of death was listed as a heart attack.

Department Information

Diligence Fire Company No.1
114 W Ludlow ST POB 114
USNG: 18T VL 26361 19644
Summit Hill, Pennsylvania 18250-0114

Chief: Shawn Hoben

Claudia J. Sokol 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: Fire Police Officer 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident date: Feb 21, 2013 11:55
Date of death: Feb 22, 2013 
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of death: Heart Attack 
Activity type: Scene Safety 
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire 
Fixed property use:  

Memorial fund information

Memorials in honor of Fire Police Officer Claudia Sokol may be made to the Diligence Fire Company No.1, 114 W Ludlow ST POB 114, Summit Hill, PA 18250-0114.