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 > Little League Online > Media > Little League News Archive > 2011 > September-December > Little League International Mourns the Passing of Bill Henry, Little League Baseball World Series Security Committee Member

Little League International Mourns the Passing of Bill Henry, Little League Baseball World Series Security Committee Member

Little League International Mourns the Passing of Bill Henry, Little League Baseball World Series Security Committee Member

Bill Henry

William E. Henry, an original member of the Little League Baseball World Series Security Committee, passed away on October 27. He was 56.

“Bill was there when the Little League Baseball World Series Security Committee was organized more than 10 years ago,” James Ferguson, Director of Security for annual Little League Baseball World Series in South Williamsport, said. “With a wealth of knowledge and experience, Bill was essential to the committee’s development of various strategies that have helped to make the World Series a safe and secure family-friendly event. He was truly an asset in our community, and he will be sadly missed.”

A native of Williamsport, Pa., Mr. Henry graduated from Williamsport Area High School in 1973. In 1979, he was a member of the first Paramedic class to graduate from the Williamsport Hospital School of Paramedic Training.

Mr. Henry began his career as a medical attendant at Williamsport Hospital. After completing paramedic training, he became the hospital’s first Paramedic Supervisor and instructed the first Advance Cardiac Life Support Class.

Mr. Henry was a Nationally Registered Paramedic for more than 30 years. He helped develop the first Regional Hazardous Materials Decontamination Center at Williamsport Hospital in 1989, was a member of the Susquehanna Health Stroke Committee, along with the Emergency Preparedness, North Central Task Force EMS, and Susquehanna Regional EMS Operations Committees.

Joining the First Ward Fire Company in 1969, Mr. Henry was a State Fire Instructor from 1986 until 1998, and Fire Chief from 1985 to 1989. He began serving as the South Williamsport Borough Fire Chief from 1995, and continued in that role until his passing. He also was a Pennsylvania State Fire Academy Instructor from 1987 to 2006, as well as an EMT Instructor, Vehicle Rescue, and a Certified Hazardous Materials Technician.

Along with his participation on the Little League World Series Security Committee, he also was a member of the Lycoming County Emergency Planning Committee, Lycoming County EMS Council, Lycoming County Fire Advisory Board, and President of Central Area Fire chief Association (2002 to 2003).

Mr. Henry is survived by his fiancé, Kelle Johnson; son, Matthew Henry; daughter, Linda Patrick; brother, James Henry; sister, Beatrice Hertel, and two granddaughters, Courtney and Hailey Patrick. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann M. Schweikart Henry.