Phillip Wayne Snell-Dean

Phillip Wayne Snell-Dean‚ 29‚ a member of the River Oaks Volunteer Fire Department‚ died on February 15‚ 1999‚ while fighting a church fire. He was also a six-year veteran of the Fort Worth Fire Department. He joined the River Oaks Department at age 16 and became an EMT. He served many years as a Sunday school teacher and youth leader. Two other firefighters also died in this incident.

Brian W. Collins

Brian W. Collins

Brian W. Collins‚ 35‚ Assistant Chief of the River Oaks Volunteer Fire Department‚ died on February 15‚ 1999‚ while fighting a church fire. Two other firefighters died in the incident. Collins was also a 15-year veteran of the Fort Worth Fire Department where he founded the department’s fire prevention clown troupe. He served 19 years as a volunteer with River Oaks and was also the local Emergency Management Coordinator.