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Line of Duty Deaths

Below is a list of Line of Duty Deaths for the Allentown Fire Department since we incorporated in 1870.

  • Richard Shott 2014
  • Robert Spangenberg 1983
  • John McGinley 1976
  • William Berger 1976
  • Garfield Schafer 1969
  • Norman Seagreaves 1968
  • Thomas Clewell 1968
  • Arthur Howells 1967
  • Kermit Heil 1962
  • George Barndt 1959
  • John Schall 1946
  • Mark Good 1946
  • William Baum 1943
  • William Snyder 1941
  • Harvey Fahler 1927
  • Charles Weider 1920
  • Clayton Swoyer 1920
  • George Missmer 1909
  • George Klein 1893
  • Charles Miller 1884
  • David Clauss 1884

Fireman's Prayer: When I am called to duty, GOD, whenever flames may rage, Give me strength to save some life, whatever be it's age. Help me embrace a little child before it is too late, Or save an older person from the horror of that fate. Enable me to be alert and hear the weakest shout, And quickly and efficiently to put the fire out. I want to fulfill my calling and to give the best in me, To guard my every neighbor and protect his property. And if, according to my fate, I am to lose my life, Please bless with your protecting hand The special people in my Life.