Russell “Rooster” David Gow, III

Assistant Chief Gow was operating the pump at a structure fire when he collapsed due to a heart attack. He was treated by firefighters and EMS responders and transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Incident Location: 139 College AVE, Factoryville, PA (USNG: 18T VM 3439 0207)

Department Information

Factoryville Fire Department
PO Box 275, 120 College Avenue
USNG: 18T VM 3471 0174
Factoryville, Pennsylvania 18419

Chief: Brian Gow

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Russell “Rooster” David Gow, III 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: 58 
Rank: First Assistant Fire Chief  
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident date: Nov 20, 2013 23:10
Date of death: Nov 21, 2013 
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of death: Heart Attack 
Activity type: Water Supply 
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire 
Fixed property use: