William R. Favinger, Sr., Fire Police

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On January 5th, 1996, William R. Favinger, Sr., a volunteer for the West End Fire Company, suffered a fatal heart attack while returning from an automatic alarm. He collapsed in the station while filling out the roster. CPR was immediately started and paramedics were called.

Department information

West End Fire Company 1
521 Lemon Street
Stowe, Pennsylvania 19464

Chief: George Hums

William R. Favinger, Sr. 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
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: January 5, 1996
Date of death: January 5, 1996
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Responding
Fixed property use: N/A