Line of Duty Deaths Database

Edward E. Briggs
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Name
Edward E. Briggs
Local
L0255, Calgary
Gender
Male
Age
63
District
06
Occupation
Captain
Type of Duty
Fatal Injury Cause
Contact/Exposure - Contact/Exposure: Insuffient Info
Nature of Fatal Injury
Cancer - Leukemia
Date of Death
1/23/2004
Year Placed On Wall
2004
Multiple Line of Duty Incident
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No information available
Name
City/State
Date
Summary
Website Comments
Monday, January 26, 2004 It is with deepest regret and sorrow that we have to report to you the line-of-duty death of Captain Edward Briggs of IAFF Local 255 - Calgary, Alberta. Brother Briggs died Friday, January 23, 2004 from leukemia. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the Grace Presbyterian Church, 1009-15 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, (403-244-8561).
Biographical Comments
Captain Edward Briggs succumbed to the effects of leukemia following a distinguished 33-year career with the Calgary Fire Department. His death was among the first in Alberta recognized as a compensable line of duty death. The Province of Alberta recently passed a law recognizing the fact that fire fighters, while in the line of duty, are exposed to toxins which may not appear until many years after exposure. Under this new law, they would now be compensated and recognized as a line-of-duty death, thus their families would be eligible for certain, previously unavailable, benefits. Rest in peace Edward, you are missed!
(Submitted by the Briggs Family for the 2004 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial)
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