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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 31
Year of Death: 2005

Todd A. Blanchard

Submitted by his ex-wife

Todd had the look in his eye that you see with every firefighter. It was his passion and simply put‚ he knew that being a firefighter was who he was. He had been working with the Eastern Wake Fire Department for 2 years at the time of his death and had previously worked in Garner‚ NC and Gill‚ MA.

Todd was a huge Red Sox fan and he also liked the 49ers‚ Stars‚ and Bobby Labonte. He is survived by his mom (Marie)‚ dad (Allan)‚ sister (Charlene)‚ three brothers (Allan‚ Mike‚ Norman)‚ his daughters (Jessika & Ryan)‚ their mother (Ami)‚ and his best friend (Matthew).

Todd was extremely outgoing and you always knew where you stood with him. He spoke his mind freely and rarely worried about the consequences. He had a terrific sense of humor and couldn’t resist pulling a good prank or telling a colorful joke. Todd loved his family and friends as much as he loved being a firefighter. We all understand now what he meant when he said he would sacrifice anything to be a firefighter. I asked him what he would have done 9/11 if he had been working in NY. Without hesistation‚ he said‚ I would have gone into those buildings with my brothers. He’s with them now.

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  1. I was disturbed to hear of the loss. I graduated High School with Todd and I always enjoyed his easy going attitude. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and I keep him in my mind often while I serve as a Firefighter in my town.

    – Nathan Broughan
  2. It was a hard time but I know he’s happier where he’s at now. I love him and miss him very much.

    – Jessika Blanchard
  3. Todd and I were best friends for the better part of 20+ years. We always made the best of a bad situation. So with that I’m still Close to Ami, Jessika and Ryan. I still miss him and think of him often.

    – Matt Pelis