Funeral Details for Firefighter Who Died From Ice Bucket Challenge Injuries

Funeral details have been released for the central Kentucky firefighter who died as a result of injuries he sustained during the filming of an “Ice Bucket Challenge” video last month.

Campbellsville Fire Captain Tony Grider, 41, died Saturday from injuries he sustained when he and several other firefighters were injured after the aerial ladder they were in got too close to a power line.

Firefighters Injured During ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ in Kentucky

Funeral/memorial details courtesy Billy Goldfeder’s Secret List.

Tuesday September 23, 2014 Visitation begins at 1:00PM CENTRAL STANDARD TIME

Wednesday September 24, 2014 Funeral will begin at 11:00AM CENTRAL STANDARD TIME


Columbia Christian Church

206 Campbellsvile St.

Columbia, KY 42728

Burial will be at:

Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church

Hwy 92

Russell Springs, KY 42642

Located in Russell County, KY

According to the U.S. Fire Administration Firefighter Fatality report, Captain Anthony “Tony” Lynn Grider  succumbed to injuries sustained 30 days earlier when he received a high-voltage electric shock during an “ALS ice water challenge” at Campbellsville University. Grider and a second firefighter, who has since been released from the hospital and is recovering from his injuries, were both injured in the bucket of an aerial ladder truck when, according to reports, energy from a nearby power line arced to the bucket.

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