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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

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David Schnepp [Carters Valley, Tennessee]
Tenn. firefighter dies after responding to brush fire
Claudia Sokol [Summit Hill, Pennsylvania]
LODD: Fire Police officer suffers medical emergency on traffic detail
Eric Wallace [Bryan, Texas]
2 firefighters dead, 2 hurt in Texas lodge fire
Gregory Pickard [Bryan, Texas]
2 firefighters dead, 2 hurt in Texas lodge fire
Matthew Porcari [Owego, New York]
1 Firefighter dead, another severely burned at NY house fire
Michael Chiapperini [Webster, New York]
Audio: Dispatch traffic shows police, fire response to N.Y. killer
Tomasz Kaczowka [Webster, New York]
4 firefighters shot, 2 fatally, in western NY
Jeffrey Hudson [St. Louis, Missouri]
Firefighter dies at station after responding to call
Jalen Smith [Jackson Heights, Texas]
Texas vol. firefighter dies from roll-over injuries
Capt. Chris Good [West Goshen Township, Pennsylvania]
36-year-old Capt. dies of apparent heart attack
Walter M. Summerville III [Kernersville, North Carolina]
NC fire chief dies of apparent heart attack
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

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