Firefighter Switala was participating in his third night dive training exercise for PADI recertification when he suffered an unknown medical emergency. He was rendered unconscious. His dive buddy found him unresponsive and brought him to the surface. Care was initiated and he was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on August 28, 2005.
Lower Burrell Volunteer Fire Department
3255 Leechburg Road
Lower Burrell , Pennsylvania 15068
Chief: Mark Marmo