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Civic funeral to be held today for Montreal firefighter

July 20, 2012, Montreal – A funeral will be held today for a Montreal firefighter who died after being struck by a fire truck at the scene of a blaze.

July 20, 2012
By The Canadian Press

July 20, 2012, Montreal – A funeral will be held later today for a Montreal firefighter who died after being struck by a fire truck at the scene of a blaze.

The service for Thierry Godfrind will be held at the Notre-Dame Basilica in Old Montreal.

The 39-year-old Godfrind died a week ago today after being hit by the same vehicle that brought him to the fire.

He joined the Montreal fire department in 2010.

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Godfrind was the first Montreal firefighter to die in action since 2006.