Captain Tony Grider

Photo of Captain Tony Grider
Last Call: Sat, Sep 20th, 2014
Date of Incident: Thu, Aug 21st, 2014
Cause of Death: Electrocution (Accidental)
Service Time: 11 years
Age: 41

Survivors

His wife Gena and two sons.

Incident

Captain Grider and Firefighter Alex Quinn were injured from high-voltage electric shocks while assisting students of the Campbellsville University marching band participate in an "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge."

The two firefighters were in the extended bucket of the truck's ladder spraying water on the band members when a surge of electricity arced from nearby power lines and shocked them. Both men were rushed to University of Louisville Hospital -- Captain Grider in critical condition and Firefighter Quinn listed as "serious."

Captain Grider succumbed to his injuries 30 days later. Firefighter Quinn recovered and was released from the hospital 26 days after the incident.

Agency

Campbellsville Fire & Rescue
Campbellsville Fire & Rescue Patch
100 W. Broadway
Campbellsville, Kentucky 42718
(270) 465-4131
Chief Chris Taylor

Tributes

There are 35 tributes for Captain Tony Grider.

Left on Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Thoughts and prayers for his family and to Campbellsville Fire & Rescue.