Jeremy C. LaBella

Jeremy C. LaBella

Submitted by his Family

Jeremy died when an outside roof collapsed on him while fighting a structure fire.

Jeremy joined the Canton Township Volunteer Fire Department as a junior firefighter. He attended as many fire schools as he could and was elected lieutenant in 1999. He quickly moved up to captain under his Uncle Dave‚ the department chief‚ and his dad‚ who was the assistant chief. In 1998‚ he was elected secretary‚ a position in which he served until his death.

On August 13‚ 2007‚ Jeremy started with the City of Washington‚ Pennsylvania‚ as a career firefighter. His Uncle Jeff was a 19-year veteran of the department. Jeremy completed his Firefighter I certification in October 2007 and had just passed his Emergency Medical Technician a few weeks before his death.

Jeremy loved NASCAR and had gone to a few races. He especially liked going to Charlotte‚ North Carolina. He liked going out with people from neighboring fire departments. He would help anyone. He helped Johnny from Canton VFD tear down his house and George from the city fire department move into his new one.

Jeremy is greatly missed by his friends‚ family‚ and members of both departments‚ and especially by his mom‚ Pamela; dad‚ Chuck; sister‚ Jill; and his two nieces‚ Megan and Haley.