" Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friend"

John 15:13

Friday, November 6, 1998 Mar Mac, Thoroughfare and Arrington Fire Departments were dispatched to a structure fire at Wayne Auto Salvage. As units arrived heavy smoke was visible from the warehouse. Chief Jones led an attack crew into the maze of storage racks and heavy smoke. Once the seat of the fire was located, suppression activity began. Several members of the attack crew had to go outside to replenish their air supplies. Conditions inside quickly worsened, trapping Chief Jones and Assistant Chief Mike Aycock, Thoroughfare FD. Assistant Chief Aycock was located and pulled from the building unconscious. Chief Jones was not immediately found. Lt. Robbie Blizzard, Arrington FD, led efforts to rescue Chief Jones. Neither Chief Jones nor Lt. Blizzard emerged from the burning building. Chief Jones and Lt. Blizzard served their communities well. They were both great firefighters and wonderful people. They will never be forgotten….

Chief H. Sidney Jones                                Lt. Robbie Blizzard

Thoroughfare Vol. Fire Dept.                      Arrington Vol. Fire Dept.

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