Two fallen midstate firefighters honored at national ceremony

Written by WITF staff report and The Associated Press | Oct 13, 2014 5:27 AM

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(Emmitsburg, Md.) -- Two midstate men are among the more than 100 names of firefighters who were killed in the line of duty that have been added to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Bruce Sensenig of Quentin, Lebanon County, Rodney Miller of Loganville, York County, and 105 other firefighters have been honored.

The 20-year-old Sensenig was a volunteer with the Quentin Fire Company. He was killed on July 22, 2013, when he collided with an oncoming vehicle while responding to a call during a heavy rainstorm. 

Miller served for 29 years with the Loganville Volunteer Fire Company, and was chief when he was killed on April 27, 2013 by an allegedly drunk driver. The 45-year-old  was directing traffic away from an accident near Exit 8 on southbound Interstate 83. He was posthumously named chief emeritus of the Loganville fire department

The list also includes 19 Arizona firefighters killed in a 2013 canyon fire and 10 first responders killed in a fertilizer plant explosion in Texas last year. 

Ninety-eight of the firefighters honored died in 2013, while nine died in previous years.

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