Tuesday, February 13, 2018

I've Lost One Of My Boys; Lawrenceburg Remembers Fallen Firefighter

LAWRENCEBURG, TN- A visibly emotional chaplin and fire chief addressed the media and spoke of a fallen firefighter on Tuesday morning that was killed after a structure collapsed on him and other firefighters

Fire Cheif Jay Moore's voice broke a few time when he spoke of the loss of Jason Dickey, 38, who had been a firefighter for 11 years in Lawrenceburg.

Moore said of Dickey "He was like one of my own, they are my boys, boys I've never had, I've lost one of my boys"

Dickey, died after being trapped in a collapse at a fire he and others were fighting on Hood Lake Road on Monday night. Four others were injured when the structure collapsed.

Kendall Sherrell, John Brewer, Wade Marsten and Brian Green were also injured. Sherrell remains hospitalized in intensive care at a hospital in Lawrenceburg.

Chaplain Chad Moore choked up when he announced the death of  Dickey who he said served as an Engineer with the Lawrenceburg Fire Department.

LFD responded to a structural fire at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Monday evening on Hood Lake Road, they quickly called for the assistance of other fire departments.

At 7:57 p.m. a countywide "Mayday" call went out when the structure collapsed, trapping a group of firefighters who conducting an interior operational overhaul.

By 8:09 p.m. all the trapped firefighters had been extricated by a Rapid Intervention Team using hydraulic devices. Medical care and resuscitation attempts were underway.
Tragically, Dickey succumbed to his injuries.

Fire Chief Jay Moore fought back tears as he said "We lost a hero. We lost a man. He saved several lives in his 11-year career."

"We are going to get through this with God's grace and mercy" Chief Moore said.

Engineer Dickey is survived by his wife Jennifer Kelley Dickey, who is expecting a child in the coming weeks, 2 daughters and 1 son.

Lawrenceburg Fire and other agencies say they plan to escort Dickey's body back to Lawrenceburg.