Rodney Paul Miller

Chief Miller and the members of his fire department were dispatched to close down a local interstate highway to allow the establishment of a landing zone for a medical helicopter. The helicopter was landing to evacuate the victim of an earlier vehicle crash on the same interstate.

Chief Miller arrived on the scene first in his personal vehicle and began to shut down the interstate. He parked his pickup truck across the lanes of the highway with the red lights mounted to his vehicle in operation. As Chief Miller crossed the road, he was struck by a vehicle. Chief Miller sustained fatal injuries. The cause of death was listed as multiple blunt force trauma.

The driver of the vehicle that struck Chief Miller was charged with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence and other charges.

Incident Location: Southbound I-83 near Exit 8 (USNG: 18S UK 5581 1010)

Department Information

Loganville Fire Company
PO Box 141, 16 Mill ST
USNG: 18S UK 5359 1233
Loganville, Pennsylvania 17342-0141

Chief: First Assistant Fire Chief Bryan Ream

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Rodney Paul Miller 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: 45 
Rank: Fire Chief 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident date: Apr 27, 2013 00:36
Date of death: Apr 27, 2013 
Cause of death: Struck By 
Nature of death: Trauma 
Activity type: Incident Command 
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire 
Fixed property use: Street/Road 

Memorial fund information

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations in honor of Fire Chief Rodney Paul Miller be made to the fire department of one’s choice.