Late Wyomissing fire captain honored for his service

  • Source: WFMZ-TV 69 Allentown
  • Published: 05/18/2024 09:23 AM

VIDEO/PHOTOS: First responders saluted Wyomissing Fire Captain Derrick Nester one last time at St. Paul's Church in Amity Township on Saturday. "He tragically passed away about two weeks ago, so we are here today to pay our final respects to him and to his family," said Wyomissing Police Chief John Phillips. The U.S. Fire Administration said Captain Nester died from an apparent heart attack following an overtime shift, where he responded to numerous calls. The administration said he is one of 25 firefighters in the U.S. to die while on duty so far this year. "Captain Nester, he was the type of person who was willing to help," said Chief Phillips. Fire Departments, Police and EMS from across the area came to pay their respects.


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