Official fundraiser for WFD LODD's

$120,801 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 1,078 people in 35 months
GB
Gabe Bukowski
on behalf of Wilmington Firefighters Association
 WILMINGTON, DE
In Our Hearts and Prayers

The tragic loss of Lieutenant Chris Leach and Senior Fire Fighter Jerry Fickes – along with injuries to Senior Firefighter Ardyth Hope and Firefighter Brad Speakman, all members of Wilmington, DE Local 1590 – in a row house fire early on Saturday, September 24, 2016, is being mourned throughout their community and across the IAFF.

Leach and Fickes were killed when the floor of the row house collapsed. Theirs are the first line-of-duty deaths in the Wilmington Fire Department in 18 years.

Leach, 41, who joined the fire department in 2002, leaves behind three children – Brendan (16), Abby (14) Megan (12).

 Fickes, 51 and a Wilmington fire fighter since 2003, was married to Laura – his wife of 26 years – and leaves two boys, Benjamin (18) and Joshua (16).

Their loss is a reminder of the sacrifice all of our first responders risk every day they – not knowing if they'll come home at the end of their shift.

Hope, a Senior Firefighter assigned to E-5C, and Speakman, a fire fighter assigned to E1-C, were operating inside the burning when they became trapped. 

Wilmington Local 1590 is accepting donations for the families during this very difficult time.  Please consider even a small donation – every little bit helps and all donations collected will go to the families.  The Wilmington Firefighters Association plans to devide and give the funds to the intended beneficiaries.  All funds will be proccessed through the Wilmington Police and Fire Federal Credit Union and distributed to the families via bank check. 

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Linda Horton Bacon
35 months ago

I want to donate, but I also want to know if there is a fund for the two firefighters that are in Crozier.

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$120,801 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 1,078 people in 35 months
Created September 26, 2016
GB
Gabe Bukowski
on behalf of Wilmington Firefighters Association
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Anonymous
26 months ago
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$100
Saiquan Aiken
31 months ago

Saiquan Aiken and his crew from Anne Arundel County Fire Department Station 31 C shift would like to make a donation in memory of the fallen Wilmington Firefighters that made the ultimate sacrifice.

SL
$250
Sharon Lechowicz
32 months ago

We will never forget! The Mid-Eastern Chapter of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officers, Intl.

$50
Julie Caputo
32 months ago
$145
Anonymous
32 months ago
AS
$75
Ashley Sabo
32 months ago
AD
$50
Anne Derbyshire DeCaire
32 months ago

From my family and the UD Nursing Family

TM
$100
Tess McMenamin
32 months ago
$1,000
Joseph Krieger
32 months ago
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The Delaware Chapter of ASCET has raised $1000 for the 3 Firefighters who lost their lives protecting and serving their community. Our group is comprised of Certified Engineering Technicians and others in the Fire Protection Industry. As President, I am proud to make this donation on behalf of our Members and Organization, and offer our condolences to the families and brotherhood of the Wilmington Fire Department.

JP
$300
Jennifer Perey
32 months ago
Linda Horton Bacon
35 months ago

I want to donate, but I also want to know if there is a fund for the two firefighters that are in Crozier.

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