POSTED: Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 4:00am
UPDATED: Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 4:04am
Baton Rouge, La — Former State Fire Marshal Henry Hillary Fry passed away on Friday March 8, at his home in Covington LA. Marshal Fry served as State Fire Marshal under the Governor Blanco administration from 2004 until 2007.
During his tenure at the State Fire Marshal’s Office he served as the Assistant Fire Marshal until his appointment in 2004. Under his leadership he commanded the state’s fire service response to the effects of Hurricane Katrina and Rita. He then directed the enormous task of the rebuilding efforts. He developed an aggressive plan review and fire inspection program to quickly reconstruct hurricane damaged buildings in the state.
State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning stated, “I am proud of the contributions that Henry has given to this office, we are better today because of his passion and dedication. I will never forget his desire for fire safety and will always remind our personnel of his purpose”.
Funeral arrangements are set for today at Jesuit High School in New Orleans. Visitation is at 1:00 p.m. and a Catholic Mass will be held at 2:00 p.m.