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William “Tony” Anthony Baumgartner


On Monday, Feb. 5, 2024, Captain William “Tony” Anthony Baumgartner was returning to the station from a residential structure fire when the apparatus he was driving left the roadway. He was pronounced deceased at the scene from the injuries he sustained in the accident.

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

Department information

Lawrence Mill Volunteer Fire Department
490 Highway 129
Fayette, Alabama 35555

Chief: Bunky Hayes

Age: 70
Rank: Captain
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: February 5, 2024 5:50 a.m.
Date of death: February 5, 2024
Cause of fatal injury: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
Nature of fatal injury: Trauma
Activity type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Returning
Fixed property use: Residential

Last updated: February 06, 2024