25-Year Veteran Firefighter Dies After Found Unresponsive inside Fire Station
HERNANDO – Hernando County Fire Rescue Officials are reporting the death of one of their own, after a 25-year veteran Firefighter died last night while working at Station 9 in Brooksville.
According to Fire Officials, Firefighter Paramedic Steven Terry was found unresponsive at the station and was rushed to Bayfront Health Brooksville, where he was pronounced deceased, from what source say was cardiac arrest.
Officials say Terry served in the Florida Army National Guard and worked with Pasco County Fire Rescue before coming to Hernando in 2001.
Long-time friend and former co-worker, Retired Battalion Chief Bill Eagle says, “Steven served with honor and dedications, and loved his family, the military and God.” Bill says Steven was a 22-year veteran of the Army and was a First Sergeant over the 111th Aviation Regiment in Jacksonville, where he was the senior enlisted commander over 16 Black Hawk Helicopters.
Bill says he unknowingly worked shoulder to shoulder with Steven during their time in the military, years before working as a firefighters together in Hernando County.
Bills says Steven will be sorely missed…
Terry is survived by his wife Jennifer, sons Anthony, Jason, Zachery, and Kevin, daughter Olivia and his mother Judy Binzel.
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