Scott Osenenko suffered a fatal heart attack on Saturday‚ December 3‚ 2011‚ while helping to rescue a family of five from a residential structure fire. Scott was a dedicated volunteer firefighter for Livingston Parish Fire Protection District No. 4‚ where he paid the ultimate sacrifice while protecting his community. He was the first volunteer firefighter to die in the line of duty in the department’s 35-year history.
Scott was a loving father‚ son‚ brother‚ nephew and friend. His family‚ friends and the many men and women he served with will miss him dearly. He is survived by his son‚ Kyle Osenenko and his mother‚ Kathleen Osenenko; daughter‚ Olivia Osenenko and her mother‚ Tara Burgess Osenenko; stepchildren‚ Devin Lambert and Mackenzie Richard; parents‚ Al and Pam Osenenko; brothers‚ Todd Osenenko and wife‚ Randy‚ and Rodd Osenenko; maternal grandmother‚ Joyce Read; and numerous aunts‚ uncles and cousins in the U.S. and in England.
Friends and fellow firefighters said Osenenko was the model volunteer. He never said an unkind word and was always ready to learn more.