Robert O. Binkley

Robert Odell Binkley, born November 18, 1952. He was hired at the Nashville Fire Department on June 2, 1975 and was assigned as an Engineer to Engine 12 B shift on the Hazardous Materials Response engine and High Rise Rescue. During a water rescue training on January 15, 1987, he suffered a heart attack.

Robert K. Bell

On March, 28 1986, Robert Kenneth Bell died of a massive myocardial infarction while plowing fireline.

James L. Craig Jr.

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Jimmy R. Kennedy

Lieutenant Kennedy was assigned to Engine 17, collapsed with an apparent heart attack while fighting a fire at Quon’s Supermarket at 1470 Wells Station Road shortly before 1:00 a.m. on February 15, 1984. He was transported to Baptist Hospital East, where he died, Kennedy, 43. had been with the department for fifteen years, He was married and the father of one son.

Milton A. Densford

Milton was assigned to Emergency Unit 8, but detailed to Emergency Unit 4, was killed when Unit 4 was involved in a traffic accident at Poplar Avenue and East Parkway North at 12:01 p.m. on June 26, 1984. The unit was responding to a patient with difficulty breathing at 737 Buntyn Street. Milton Densford, 41, was the first MFD Paramedic to die in the line of duty. He had been with the department for seventeen years. He was married and the father of three daughters.

Willis D. Fry

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Thomas Girdley

Crossville Fire Chief Tommy Girdley grew up in the fire hall with father, Rooney Girdley and mother, Dispatcher Eileen Girdley. He joined the department on July 28, 1967 and was named Chief in 1970. On March 24, 1983. Tommy gave his life serving the citizens of Crossville. He is sadly missed by family and friends. He is remembered by his hard work and dedication to the community whom he proudly served. He was also a veteran in the Army along with many brave soldiers in Vietnam.

Tommy loved to work with his crew and would never ask them to do anything he would not do himself.

Stephanie Hale was Tommy’s wife and they had one daughter Melissa Jo Girdley. Melissa grew up in the fire hall with her mother and father.

Charles Vinson

Private Vinson was assigned to Engine 34, collapsed with an apparent heart attack while fighting a fire at the Slaughter Brothers Lumber Company at 4341 Old Lamar Avenue at 9:55 p.m. on December 19. 1982. The engine company had been working at the fire scene for more than six hours. Charles Vinson, 41, had been with the department for five years. He was married and the father of two children.

Ricky L. Hitchcox

Firefighter Rickey Hitchcox was killed in the line of duty while battling a commercial fire. Firefighter Hitchcox was part of an interior crew working to extinguish the blaze, when a wall collapsed.

J. Wendell Organ

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