11-year veteran of Lawrenceburg Fire Department killed in fire

LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. (WKRN) – One firefighter was killed and four other firefighters were injured while battling a house fire Monday evening in Lawrenceburg.

Multiple fire departments from across the region began fighting the fire around 4:30 p.m. at a home in the 500 block of Hood Lakes Road.

The home collapsed and a county-wide mayday protocol was established, meaning a firefighter is in danger or injured, just before 8 p.m.

Three firefighters were trapped inside the collapsed home and air was fed into the structure until they were rescued at 8:09 p.m.

The fallen firefighter was identified as 11-year veteran of the department, 38-year-old Jason Dickey.

The two trapped firefighters and two others were taken to Southern Regional Medical Center. Two have been released, one is expected to be released later Tuesday and a Captain remains in critical condition.

Neighboring fire departments have released condolences for Jason Dickey.

Lawrenceburg Fire Department Chaplain Chad Moore said Dickey loved his job and loved what he did.

“This department is hurting and we thank you for your thoughts and prayers,” said Moore.

“We lost a hero, we lost a man who saved countless lives in his 11 years with the department,” added Moore.

Dickey is survived by his wife Jennifer, who is expecting a child in a few weeks, two daughters and a son.

The cause of the fire remains unknown and is under investigation.

Additional information was not released.


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