Delaware Online: Remembrances for Wilmington fire fighters killed
Lt. Christopher Leach, 41, and Senior Firefighter Jerry Fickes, 51, were killed in Canby Park fire.The fire that killed two Wilmington firefighters early Saturday has deprived the city of men who knew the risk, loved their jobs and wanted to help their community, friends and family said.
Wilmington Fire Department Lt. Christopher Leach, 41, and Senior Firefighter Jerry Fickes, 51, died fighting a rowhouse fire in the 1900 block of Lakeview Road.
More than 100 mourners gathered outside Wilmington's Salesianum School, where Leach was a 1994 graduate, to remember the two men. A vigil also was held at Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Co. in Newark, the station where Fickes started his career.
"They are beyond heroes," said Tim Taggart, vice president of the Wilmington Fire Fighters Association. "They are super heroes and they loved the community."
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