Roanoke County Fire & Rescue is deeply saddened by the tragic line of duty deaths of Chief Dillon and Firefighter Altice of Rocky Mount.
Soon after the deadly accident, Roanoke County Fire & Rescue representatives have been providing the necessary guidance and support to the families and locality of the fallen firefighters to assist with the countless variables of a line of duty death funeral.
Roanoke County will be providing two fire engines with teams of four personnel on each to cover two Franklin County Fire Department stations during Friday’s funeral services. Also, the County has three specially trained representatives who will serve on the honor guard servicing both funerals. Additionally, a number of honor guard representatives from out of town will be staying overnight at two County stations.
Furthermore, apparatus and personnel from several Roanoke County Fire & Rescue volunteer organizations will attend the funeral representing the Roanoke County.
Submitted by Roanoke County Fire and Rescue