Probationary Firefighter Killed in Head on Car Accident

Updated 23 weeks ago Edited from Multiple Sources
West Virginia Building will be lit in our special red and white “siren” pattern in memory of Probationary Huntington Firefighter John Lambert,
West Virginia Building will be lit in our special red and white “siren” pattern in memory of Probationary Huntington Firefighter John Lambert,

John Lambert, 27, of Ranger, West Virginia, a probationary firefighter with the Huntington Fire Department, died Thursday morning from injuries he sustained in a vehicle accident.

Lambert was not working at the time of the accident. He had been with the Fire Department since September 2017.

Mayor Steve Williams provided the following statement:

“The hearts of the City of Huntington family are aching for the loss of firefighter John Lambert. We ask our community to please hold his family in your hearts and prayers.”

Fire Chief Jan Rader and Ray Canafax, president of International Association of Firefighters Local 289, provided the following joint statement:

John Lambert
John Lambert
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“The Huntington Fire Department and International Association of Firefighters Local 289 are deeply saddened by the passing of our brother, John Lambert. He was a well-respected member with a bright future. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family during this time of sorrow.”

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