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Firefighter Line of Duty Deaths

Line-Of-Duty Deaths
In recognizing the sacrifice of fallen firefighters, this section will serve as a constant memorial to those who have given their lives protecting and ensuring the safety of the communities they serve. The significance of their contributions cannot be minimized, and while they will be dearly missed, their legacy lives on in the spirit of those who continue to serve.

For more information on how to honor the memory of a lost firefighter, visit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation at

Submit news articles and information about firefighter line-of-duty deaths or close calls here.

Matt Burton and Scott Desmond [Contra Costa County, California]
4 die in Calif. fire, including 2 firefighters
Gary Telfer [Dumfries, Scotland]
Tributes paid to dead British firefighter
Simphiwe Michael Ndovel, Krinesh Moodley, Sibusiso Alex Ngcobo [Port Shepstone, South Africa]
Names released of those killed in South Africa collision between bus and fire engine
Stephen R. Dembski [Ridgefield Park, New Jersey]
N.J. firefighter dies after fighting blaze
Mike Douthitt [Broward County, Florida]
Veteran Fla. firefighter mourned, celebrated
James McRae III [Washington D.C.]
D.C. firefighter dies of heart attack
Michael J. Penovich [Saratoga Springs, Utah]
Utah fire chief killed in reservoir crash
Eric Lyons [Kennewick, Washington]
Wash. firefighter dies after suffering seizure
Dennise M. Leslie [Coal City, Indiana]
Ind. firefighter dies in crash on way to call
Ron Wiley [Contra Costa County, California]
Calif. firefighter killed in crash had big personality
Samuel W. Downing [Mobile, Alabama]
Alabama fire captain dies after shift
Edward Summers [Patchogue, New York]
N.Y. firefighter dies at station
Tim Sanborn [Clinton County, Michigan]
Mich. firefighter dies of heart attack during house fire
Daniel Pujdak [New York]
Firefighter dies from head injuries in fall at N.Y. blaze
William "Billy" Hutchinson; Mike Benke; Louis Mulkey; Mark Kelsey; Bradford "Brad" Baity; Michael French; James "Earl" Drayton; Brandon Thompson; Melven Champaign [Charleston, South Carolina]
S.C. fire chief: I lost nine of my best friends
Joseph Murawski [South Amboy, New Jersey]
N.J. firefighter/paramedic dies while attending to crash victim
David Rufer [Monroe, Wisconsin]
Wis. fire department mourns loss of firefighter during training
Mark Carter [Phoenix, Arizona]
Ariz. firefighters mourn comrade's death
David A. Middleton [Boston, Massachusetts]
Boston firefighter dies after battling two blazes
Felix Roberts [Fulton County, Georgia]
Firefighter dies, three injured in Ga. house fire

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