The fire company received good news this week. The U.S. Department of Justice made final determination that Chief Engineer Charles P. Hornberger will be listed as a Public Safety Officer Line of Duty Death and his family will be entitled to the benefits as such. Charlie responded to a fire call on June 30 2010 and was not feeling well. He returned home and was preparing for work at the 911 center when he collapsed and was transported to the hospital. As a result of the incident and medical emergency Charlie passed in Hospice on July 7 2010. Last night after the board meeting the entire Board of Directors paraded over on the apparatus to Charlies daughters Mary Anne Tom house and presented her with the letter of determination. She was not only surprised but grateful to the fire company for all its support to Charlie and his family.