Firefighter Injured In Canby Park Rowhome Fire Returns To Work

Wilmington – The Wilmington Fire Department released a Facebook post yesterday announcing that Brad Speakman has returned to to service after almost a year. Speakman was injured in a last year Canby Park rowhome fire that took the lives of three other Wilmington firefighters.

It is with great pleasure Wilmington Fire Department announce the return of Brad Speakman after 347 days recovering from injuries sustained on 9/24/2016. Brad you exemplify the meaning of determination and perseverance beyond any means imaginable. It absolutely outstanding seeing you back in that WFD uniform. Great days ahead.


Image Credits: Wilmington Fire Department Facebook

About Staff Writer

First State Update's Delaware editorial team covers New Castle County, Kent County and Sussex County breaking news, political news, and general news stories. We bring the reader the latest news from the Wilmington, Newark, Dover, Rehoboth Beach and all point in between. If you have news to share, email us at

View all posts by Staff Writer →