Firefighters die in a “catastrophic accident” while teaching torrent rescue in North Carolina

A Virginia firefighter and two mothers died on Saturday, June 25, while leading a torrent rescue class in North Carolina.

Alicia A. Monaghan (41 years old) “Veteran for over 11 years” in Chesterfield County Firefighting and EMS, the department wrote in a Facebook post. She leaves two sons and a fiancé.

“Our hearts and prayers are directed at Alicia’s family, friends, and colleagues during this very difficult time,” the department writes. “Details regarding arrangements and family needs will be provided as they become available.”

The Virginia Search and Rescue Dog Association, which Monahan also participates in, said:I had a catastrophic accident. ” While teaching a torrent rescue class in North Carolina. The group does not state the cause of the accident and does not provide details.

Authorities did not identify where in North Carolina the accident occurred. McClatchy News has contacted the Virginia Search and Rescue Dog Association for an explanation.

The association described Monahan as “a wonderful and caring person.”

“Alicia was more than a teammate and a lot of our personal friends. This loss is unimaginable,” he said.

Chesterfield Professional Firefighters Association Post about her death“Our thoughts and prayers are directed at Alicia’s fiancée and her two sons, friends, family, and colleagues.”

“The next few days, weeks, and months will be a great effort for everyone who knows Alicia,” he writes. “Don’t hesitate to contact peer support to survive this difficult time. More information will be released and it will be communicated.”

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