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William Norman Franck, Jr.


Firefighter Franck was providing scene safety on the scene of a motor vehicle crash as firefighters worked.  He suffered a CVA and collapsed.  He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital but succumbed to his illness.

photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
William Norman Franck, Jr. 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.

Department information

Willow Street Fire Company
2901 Willow Street Pike
PO Box 495
Willow Street, Pennsylvania 17584

Chief: Craig Rhineer, Jr

Age: 81
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: May 12, 2019 15:08
Date of death: May 12, 2019
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Cerebrovascular Accident
Activity type: Scene Safety
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Street/Road

Last updated: July 08, 2020

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