Adam Longo Memorial Plaque Dedication

 
By K2 News Desk, info@k2tv.com 
 
On Monday, firefighters remembered one of their own. Both Casper and Natrona County fire crews dedicated a plaque in honor of firefighter Adam Longo who died in the line of duty last year. 
 
At the ceremony, a fire bell was rung three times in honor of Longo. Traditionally, a bell is rung three times after a fire is out to signal that the job is over. On Monday, that same bell represented the life and legacy of Longo. 
 
"He always brought out the best in anyone that knew him, and the world will never be the same without him," said one fellow firefighter of Longo. 
 
"We really are a family," said Casper Fire Chief Mark Young of the camaraderie experienced by firefighters. "What makes us a brotherhood is just the core values that we all hold. That is service to others."
 
Longo suffered a stroke while responding to a wild-land fire in April 2012. He was 31 years old and worked at the Natrona County Fire Protection District. Longo was also employed by the Wyoming Medical Center as an emergency medical technician. Prior to working as a firefighter, he was an eight-year veteran of the Wyoming Highway Patrol. 
 
Longo's plaque joins three others in place on the Casper fallen firefighter memorial wall at Fire Station #1.