Official fund setup for fallen Wilmington firefighters

- Lieutenant Chris Leach,41, and Senior Firefighter Jerry Fickes,51, were killed in in a rowhouse fire last weekend. Four other firefighters were injured in a blaze now alleged to be arson. 

Funeral services for Lt. Christopher Leach were held Friday morning.  A service for Jerry Fickes was held Thursday evening.

READ MORE: First of services for fallen Wilmington firefighters held

Leach, who joined the fire department in 2002, leaves behind three children – Brendan (16), Abby (14) Megan (12).  Fickes was a Wilmington firefighter since 2003. He was married to Laura – his wife of 26 years – and leaves two boys, Benjamin (18) and Joshua (16). 

There has been a fund setup for the children of Lt. Leach and Sr. FF Fickes. This is the only recognized, official fund that will benefit the families. Online donations may be made to:


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