Harrisburg firefighter Dennis DeVoe's badge number is retired

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 11, 2017 8:29 AM

Photo by Ben Allen/WITF

FILE PHOTO: The procession for Harrisburg Fire Lt. Dennis DeVoe passes under a flag on Harrisburg's State Street Bridge.

(Harrisburg) -- A Harrisburg firefighter killed in a crash while rushing to a fatal hoverboard fire has had his badge number retired and name listed at the Pennsylvania National Fire Museum.

City Fire Lieutenant Dennis DeVoe's badge No. 401 has been retired in a ceremony.

DeVoe died March 11, a day after a vehicle driven by a woman allegedly high on PCP crashed into his as he drove to a fire station to pick up his gear.

The fire blamed on a recharging hoverboard killed two girls.

DeVoe was a 45-year-old father of four when he died.

His name is also listed with those of other fallen firefighters on the Memorial Wall at the fire museum.


Eureka firefighter Denny Devoe, rear, helps probationary firefighter Keith Amberman use a chainsaw to cut through a garage roof in November 2014. DeVoe died Saturday due to injuries sustained in a car crash while he was heading to battle a fire in Harrisburg.(Photo: Jason Plotkin, York Daily Record)

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