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Judy Spencer


On Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, while at the scene of a field fire, Firefighter Judy Spencer, who was acting as a spotter for the Barker Fire Department rescue truck, was hit when the truck was backing up.  She was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Department information

Hartland Volunteer Fire Company
8945 Ridge RD
Gasport, New York 14067

Chief: Bryan Ames

Age: 65
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: August 24, 2021 8:30 p.m.
Date of death: August 24, 2021
Cause of death: Struck By
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Support
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property

Last updated: September 08, 2021