Sunday, July 24, 2016

McKean County firefighter killed in the line of duty

OFFICIAL RELEASE: The Hilltop Volunteer Fire Department along with the McKean County Department of Emergency Services regrets to announce the passing of Firefighter Donald Ishman.
Ishman, 60, of Cyclone was one of several firefighters assisting with a Public Service detail on Saturday, July 23rd when he was struck by an apparatus backing into the fire station. He was pronounced dead at the scene by McKean County Coroner Mike Cahill. Ishman was a 40 year member of the Volunteer Fire Department and had served in several leadership roles over the years, including Fire Chief.
Members of the Fire Service community across the County will remember Don as a dedicated and valuable member of the Fire Department and he will be missed by many.
The McKean County Department of Emergency Services extends its most heartfelt and sincere condolences to the family, friends and brother and sister firefighters of Firefighter Donald Ishman.