William E. Bridges

April 11, 1994

Private assigned to Engine 7, was one of two firefighters who died while fighting an arson fire at the Regis Towers Apartments at 750 Adams Avenue at 2:10 a.m. on April 11, 1994. Bridges, while searching for a fellow firefighter, became entangled in fallen wiring in a ninth-floor hallway and was trapped. He was later found unconscious and transported to the Regional Medical Center, where he died. Billy Bridges, 27, had been with the department for four years. He was married and the father of two children.