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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 www.firehero.org.

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

Mich. captain dies of apparent heart problem [Pentwater, Michigan]
Mich. captain dies of apparent heart problem
Capt. David Tatum [White Oak, North Carolina]
NC fire Capt. dies after responding to vehicle fire
Sgt. Dain Venne [Port Henry, New York]
Firefighter among 3 soldiers killed in Afghanistan
Yann Simeoni [Dignes-Les-Bains, France]
2 firefighters killed in house fire, 1 only 16 years old
Herbert Johnson [Chicago, Illinois]
Chicago Fire Capt. dies in apparent flashover
Wendy Bearfoot [Albany, Australia ]
Australian firefighter badly burned battling wildfires dies
Chief Don Felton [Guffey, Colorado]
Colo. fire chief dies of apparent heart attack
Lt. Russell Neary [Easton, Connecticut]
Conn. firefighter dies from Sandy-related injury
Chief Rob Van Wormer [Santa Cruz, California]
Calif. battalion chief dies while on duty
Captain Neal Smith [Humble, Texas, Texas]
Firefighter dies after smoke-diver class
Rick Schaefer [Hopkinton, New Hampshire]
N.H. fire chief dies on duty
Anne Veseth [Moscow, Idaho]
Falling tree kills Idaho firefighter
Vance Baldwin [Boise, Idaho]
Firefighter dies in ATV accident on way to EMS station
Antonio Rodrigues [Yonkers, New York]
NY firefighter injured during training dies
David Raymond Chew, Jr. [Bloxom, Virginia]
Firefighter ejected, killed in fire truck rollover in Va.
Dr. John L. Echternach Jr. [Boones Mill, Virginia]
Va. firefighter dies of injuries sustained while responding
Rocky E. Dunkin [Niles Township, Ohio]
Ohio volunteer firefighter dies while working crash scene
Ronald Keddie [Sheridan, New York]
Former commissioner dies in NY firehouse
Charles Wilson [Louisa County, Virginia]
Va. firefighter dies in car crash on way to station
George Davis [Hollis, Maine]
Maine fire chief dies after call

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