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Another Firefighter Dies in the Line of Duty

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Yet another firefighter has died in the line of duty. Pennsylvania firefighter Barry Levin incurred a fatal heart attack while performing Fire Company Related acitivies.

According to Firehouse.com

Barry R. Levin, 58, was a charter member of the Glen Richie Fire Company in Lawrence Township. A present-day safety officer, he had previously volunteered as chief from 1978-2004, and was an active member of the Glen Richie Response Service since its inception in 1990.

“Very untimely; very unexpected,” lamented Chief Jas Catherman of Lawrence Township Fire Company #1. “It’s been a tragedy to the entire county.”

Firefighters, known to have a higher than average risk of suffering from heart and pulmonary problems, may be covered under their state workers’ compensation system for these tragic injuries.