Allen R. Frye‚ 31‚ volunteer captain‚ Roslyn Rescue Hook & Ladder Company‚ No. 1‚ died March 25‚ 2002‚ when a vehicle struck him as he participated in a training drill. He served with the department for seven years and enjoyed taking younger firemen under his wing. Frye was chosen 1998 Firefighter of the Year for the Fifth Battalion for saving a woman from her burning home. Very involved in community relations‚ he organized the department’s annual open house and its children’s Christmas party and coordinated fire prevention classes at area elementary schools. He worked as a plumber and enjoyed playing football‚ basketball‚ and softball. He was known in the department as a leader‚ a teacher‚ and a true gentleman.
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