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Spokane Fire Department honoring firefighter who died in 1909

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The 4th Line of Duty Death for the Spokane Fire Department was Fireman Henry Maynard on July 25, 1909. The 4th Line of Duty Death for the Spokane Fire Department was Fireman Henry Maynard on July 25, 1909.
SPOKANE, Wash. - On Friday night, the Spokane Fire Department will honor Henry Maynard in the 4th Spokane Firefighters Memorial Project ceremony. 


Maynard died in the line of duty on July 25, 1909. While responding from Station 5 to an alarm at the Gandy Hotel on Sprague, Hose Wagon 5 fell behind Hook & Ladder 1 coming from their Station at Sprague and Washington. At the corner of First and Lincoln, the horses on Hook & Ladder 1, slipped and fell. Maynard was riding on the side of Hose Wagon 5. The driver tried to swerve, but struck the back of Ladder 1. Maynard was smashed against the ladders and suffered a large gash in his side and a crushed pelvis. He died 90 minutes later at the hospital. He was conscious until the end, and newspaper articles said Maynard called out his wife's name until he died. 


Maynard has only been with the Department for 3 months. His wife Mary was pregnant with their first child at the time of his death. 


The Spokane Fire Department is still in the process of locating family of Maynard. His granddaughter now lives in Arizona, but he had several brothers and sisters and the Spokane Fire Department is still working on the family tree. 


A ceremony will be held to honor Maynard Friday at 6:00pm in downtown Spokane at 1st and Lincoln. A plaque will be placed in his honor. 


The Spokane Firefighters Memorial Project is the first of its kind in the nation. Over the next year, a permanent plaque will be placed at the site of each line of duty death in the Spokane area. 


For more on the project, CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/spokanefirefightersmemorialproject



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