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   F/F Tracey Champion
Friday, February 3, 2006 
The Executive Board of Local 22 regrets to announce the death of Local 22 Brother, and member of the Philadelphia Fire Department, Tracy Champion. On Saturday January 28, 2006 at 02:31, Fire Fighter Tracy Champion and the members of Engine 54 responded on Box 1233 (55th Street and Lancaster Avenue). Once on location at 1721 North 55th Street they reported that they had a working fire. A few minutes later the incident commander arrived on location and placed all hands in service. The fire was placed under control at 03:04. Around 04:30 Fire Fighter Champion collapsed on the fire ground and a medic unit was requested to the scene. Brother Champion was transported by paramedics to Lankenau Hospital where he passed away at 05:25. Fire Fighter Tracy "Champ" Champion was 49 years old and a 21-year veteran of the Philadelphia Fire Department. He leaves behind a wife and two sons. Brother Champion is the 285th member of the Department to make the ultimate sacrifice since the founding of the PFD in 1871.   Funeral Information for Tracey Champion Date: Saturday, February 4, 2006   Viewing: 09:00 to 11:00 at Sharon Baptist Church, 3955 Conshohocken Ave, Philadelphia, PA   Service: 11:00 at Sharon Baptist Church   Interment: Fernwood Cemetery, 6501 Baltimore Ave, Lansdowne, PA   Story courtesy of the Philadelphia Fire Department Local 22 web site. www.local22iaff.org