Zachary Paris and Marvin Gruber Death – Obituary: Assistant Fire Chief Zachary Paris, 36, and Marvin Gruber, 59, both of the Community Fire Company New Tripoli, were the two firemen that perished, according to the Pennsylvania State Police.
The Frederick County, Maryland Career Firefighters Association Local 3666 issued the following statement: “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we relay the news of Frederick County Firefighter Zachary Paris’ passing. Tragically, Firefighter Paris, along with his brothers and sisters from the New Tripoli Fire Company, perished this evening while putting out a house fire in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.
On February 28, 2022, Firefighter Paris enlisted in the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Service as a member of Recruit Class 32. On September 10, 2022, he received his diploma and was hired as a member of C Shift at the Green Valley Fire Station.
The family of the firefighter Paris includes his wife and two small girls. Please remember Firefighter Paris’s family in your prayers and thoughts as they go through this tough time.
Brother, take it easy. We’ll handle the rest.
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Firefighter Paris was assigned to the Green Valley Fire Station #25 and is a volunteer firefighter with the New Market District Volunteer Fire Company.
The most recent instance of this was last month in November 2022 when the New Market District Volunteer Fire Department filled in at the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department during their installation and the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department during training exercises.
On Wednesday, August 11, 2021, a year ago today, New Market District VFD Battalion Chief Josh Laird fell through the floor and into the basement while responding to a home fire.
Laird was transported by air to a local trauma facility, where he subsequently passed away from his wounds. The Hollywood, Dunkirk, and Falmouth Volunteer Fire Departments all supplied coverage to their station throughout the funeral and services.