Edward J Roddy

On November 5, 2014 at 1653hrs, Firefighter Roddy and the members of his fire department responded to an exterior fire that involved trash and leaves. On the scene, Firefighter Roddy assisted with operations and the advancement of a hose line.

Firefighter Roddy became ill and complained of chest pains. The EMS service was called and Firefighter Roddy was transported to the hospital. Firefighter Roddy died on February 22, 2015 as a result of complications of his heart attack.

Department Information

Somerset Volunteer Fire Department
340 W Union ST
Somerset, Pennsylvania 15501

Chief: Michael Livengood

Edward J Roddy was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 48 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident date: Nov 5, 2014 17:15
Date of death: Feb 22, 2015 
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of death: Heart Attack 
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland) 
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire 
Fixed property use: