Charles V. Wallace

Firefighter Wallace lived across the street from the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Department fire station. Firefighter Wallace often directed traffic near the fire station during emergency incidents.

At 0745hrs on January 10, 2015, Firefighter Wallace was directing traffic in front of the fire station when he was struck by a van. The driver of the van was blinded by sunlight.

Firefighter Wallace was transported to the hospital and treated. On February 3, 2015, he died as the result of his injuries.

Incident Location: 136 Ward ST, Montgomery, NY 12549 (U.S. National Grid: 18T WL 6379 9753)

Department Information

Montgomery Volunteer Fire Department
136 Ward ST POB 8
U.S. National Grid: 18T WL 6380 9756
Montgomery, New York 12549

Chief: Robert Pressler

Charles V. Wallace 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: 73 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident date: Jan 10, 2015 07:45
Date of death: Feb 3, 2015 
Cause of death: Struck By 
Nature of death: Trauma 
Activity type: Scene Safety 
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Other On-Duty 
Fixed property use: Street/Road