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Volunteer firefighter killed in crash on way to call

Feb. 18, 2014, New Germany, N.S. - A volunteer firefighter responding to a call of flooding in a Nova Scotia home was killed early Friday when his truck went over an embankment.

February 18, 2014
By The Canadian Press

Feb. 18, 2014, New Germany, N.S. – A volunteer firefighter responding to a call of flooding in a Nova Scotia home was killed early Friday when his truck went over an embankment.

Deputy chief Peter Bowers of the New Germany Volunteer Fire Department was one of the first at the crash, which claimed the life of Ritchie Jodrey.

He said it's every firefighter's nightmare to go through what his 45 volunteers are going through now.

Jodrey, 60, of Pinehurst, N.S., joined the fire service in 1991.

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Bowers said the department received a call at 4 a.m. to go to a home where a basement had flooded.

He said he was at that house when a second call came in about Jodrey's motor vehicle crash on Highway 10 in New Germany, just across from Guppy's Place Family Restaurant.