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Incident Name: grass fire off Salt Creek Highway, near Casper WY
Date: incident date, 4/12/2012; death date, 4/18/2012
Personnel: Adam Longo
Age: 31
Agency/Organization:  Natrona County Fire Protection District, Casper WY
Position: firefighter

Summary: On Thursday April 12, Firefighter Adam Longo was driving a squad truck back to the fire station after fighting a grass fire when he suffered a major stroke. Other firefighters traveling  with him brought the vehicle under control and stopped it. They gave him first aid. Adam was transported to the hospital and underwent surgery. He died at 11:30 on the morning of April 18.

Image Credit: CK Mechanical, Mills WY

Adam Longo, while working at CK Mechanical Adam Longo, while working at CK Mechanical

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grass fire near Andrea Street just west of Salt Creek Highway (USNG: 13T CH 9559 4440)

 

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  • Officials: Casper firefighter suffered stroke

    Billings Gazette | 4/13/2012 | Online Article

    The Natrona County firefighter hospitalized during a grass fire Thursday afternoon suffered a massive stroke, county Fire Investigator Dave Baker said Friday. Firefighter Adam Longo was driving a squad truck to the fire station to pick up a brush truck when he suffered the stroke, Baker said in a media release. Other firefighters in the truck were able to get control of the vehicle and bring it to a safe stop, he said. (more at the link)

  • Natrona County Firefighter Dies Following Stroke

    k2radio | 4/18/2012 | Online Article

    A Natrona County firefighter who suffered a stroke while on duty last week has died. Adam Longo passed away this morning, while undergoing treatment at Wyoming Medical Center. (more at the link)

  • Services will be held Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at the Casper Events Center at 11:00 a.m.
  • Obituary: Adam J Longo, 1981-2012 Adam leaves behind his wife Jennifer, his dogs Trooper and Hunter, a very large and loving family and many friends who will miss him very much.
  • Fallen Firefighter Laid To Rest plus photos

    k2radio.com | 4/24/2012 | Online Article

    ...The funeral was held at the Casper Event Center, where many of Longo’s family, friends, and fellow firefighters eulogized the veteran fireman. Natrona County Fire District Inspector Dave Baker said “Adam, you will truly be missed, and always, always remembered.”

    Hundreds of emergency vehicles from Casper, Natrona County and around the state took part in the procession from the Events Center to Highland Park Cemetery, and the streets were lined with people paying their last respects... (more, plus a procession photo and 27 other photos at the link)

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Anyone wishing to contribute to his family to help cover expenses, can send those donations to:
  • Adam Longo Memorial Fund

    P.O. Box 911

    Casper, WY 82602

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Contributors to this article: photo compliments of CK Mechanical, Mills WY; Liam Cain


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