York City Department of Fire/Rescue Services
It is with deep regret and profound sadness that the department announces the Line of Duty Death of two of our members. Firefighter Ivan Flanscha and Firefighter Zachary Anthony were killed in a building collapse at a fire at the Weaver Piano Building at 127 N. Broad St. on March 22nd, 2018.
Firefighter Flanscha began his career with the department on February 8th 1999. He received the 2004 Firefighter of the year award and was awarded with the Commendations in 2000 and 2014 for bravery. Ivan was assigned to Engine 99-1 on B Platoon. Ivan was 50 years old. He leaves behind his wife Casey and five children.
Firefighter Zachary Anthony began his career with the department on August, 9th 2010. Zach was assigned to Engine 99-1 on D Platoon. He was a well respected member of the department and was a caring and dedicated firefighter. Zach was 29 years old. He leaves behind his wife Brooke and immediate family.
Assistant Chief Greg Altland and Firefighter Erik Swanson were injured during the collapse and taken to York Hospital. Both are currently in stable condition and continue to recover from their injuries.
The department is overwhelmed with the support received during this trying time and appreciate all who have reached out to us. Please continue to keep our members and their families in your thoughts and prayers.