The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death Fire Police Officer Claudia Sokol, 55, of Diligence Fire Company No.1 on February 22, 2013.
Fire Police Officer Sokol suffered a medical emergency while on traffic control duties at the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Thursday and passed away Friday evening, February 22.
Wake services will take place at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 104 E. Abbott St in Lansford, on Tuesday evening from 5-8pm.
Funeral Services will be on Wednesday at the church with a call from 10-11am and service at 11am.
Tribute is being paid to Fire Police Officer Claudia Sokol at http://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/fatalities/
To date, 5 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2012. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at http://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/fatalities/statistics/ff_stats.shtm
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.
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