Loyalist Township Emergency Services Fire Fighter succumbs to injuries sustained while battling fire

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Loyalist Township released information about tragic events on July 16th.

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce this evening, Loyalist Township Emergency Services lost one of own, Fire Fighter Patrick Pidgeon. He succumbed to injuries sustained while battling a working structure fire at 339 Amherst Drive in Amherstview earlier today.

Patrick was a decorated and honoured Canadian Forces veteran who served in many oversees conflicts including two tours in Afghanistan. Patrick’s service to the residents of Loyalist Township was his passion, calling and a true testament to his character.

We extend our deepest sympathy to Patrick’s wife and son. They are in our thoughts and prayers and we stand by them in this difficult time.

Fred Stephenson
Fire Chief, Loyalist Township