Two Philly Firefighters Die In Line Of Duty

A terrible day for this city.

Two Philadelphia firefighters were killed this morning while battling a warehouse fire in Kensington. Three other firefighters were injured.

A posting on the Facebook page for Engine 7, Ladder 10 has identified the firefighters who lost their lives:

“It is with deep regret that Fire Commissioner Ayers announces the death of Lt. Robert Neary and FF Daniel Sweeney, both from Ladder 10, who were killed in the line of duty. Lt Neary and FF Sweeney died on Box 361 Front an York Sts, which was dispatched at 0313 on April 9th, 2012.”

This story hits close to home because the firefighters were from Captain America’s station. They were his guys. Naturally, he is taking is extraordinarily hard, so please keep him and the firefighter’s families in your prayers.

10 thoughts on “Two Philly Firefighters Die In Line Of Duty

  1. bob (either orr)

    When I first heard about it, I thought about Cap’n A. So sorry to hear that it was his station that lost men. Prayers for all… and lots of ‘em.

  2. Ingineer66

    When I first read the news, I thought that was his station’s area. Prayers all around.

  3. Black Orchid

    It’s horrible. HORRIBLE

    I am so deeply angry at the management of this city. L&I has blood on their lazy fat hands over this

  4. Wyatt Earp Post author

    It’s a terrible situation, but a situation that I hope that will make the media re-address the fire station brownouts that Mayor Nutter implemented.

  5. Robert B.

    Prayers sent for them, their families, and friends. Sorry to hear of these heros making the ultimate sacrifice.

  6. Jon Brooks

    Just read the story in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, my condolences for the lose of your friends Captain. Prayers for the families.

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