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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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  • Any news on when the service will be?

    Thursday, 19 October 2017, 8:18 am
  • You wont find a better family anywhere. My prayers are with you Jen.

    Thursday, 19 October 2017, 6:57 am
  • RIP Sgt. Terry. Prayers for your family. I can imagine how proud they are of you and terribly missed you will be. Thank you Sir for your service and duty to our country.

    Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 4:04 am
  • RIP sir and thank you for you serving our country and our county i will flag the American flag on my truck though the county in your honor Allen Regis will be waiting for you

    Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 8:57 pm
  • I remember Steve when he was with Pasco Fire ….such a nice man! So sorry to his family and brothers and sisters of the fire dept. RIP Steve

    Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 7:24 pm
  • Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you for your services. Condolences to the family and the Job.

    Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 6:13 pm

    Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 5:06 pm
  • RIP soldier and firefighter. Prayers for family and friends.

    Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 4:47 pm

    Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 4:42 pm
  • We love you Terry family! 💔

    Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 3:35 pm
  • So sad R.I.P. soldier thanks for serving.🚁

    Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 2:25 pm
  • Thank you for your service Sir. Rest in Peace. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

    Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 2:05 pm
  • So sorry to his family and fellow FF. It’s your turn to rest in peace

    Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 1:33 pm
  • How very sad. R.I.P., sir.

    Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 1:29 pm
  • R.I.P. sir…thank you for your unwavering service.

    Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 1:27 pm
  • My tboughts and prayers to the family and his fellow firefighters. May he RIP

    Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 1:13 pm
  • RIP Dear man thank you for your service. Prayers going out to your family!

    Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 12:57 pm
  • RIP brother you will be missed.🙁

    Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 12:56 pm
  • RIP sir and thank you for all your service.

    Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 12:55 pm
  • Sad. Seems to be a bad year for the F.D

    Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 12:53 pm
  • Condolences and prayers for the family R.I.P. Steven.

    Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 12:50 pm
  • So sorry for the loss of a local hero, many blessing and prayers to his family and friends, and thank you for a life time of servitude. Rest in peace

    Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 12:47 pm

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