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U.S. Fire Administration Firefighter Fatality Notification - Pulaski, VA

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The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:


Name: Jeffrey H. Reed

Rank: Firefighter

Age: 39

Gender: Male

Status: Career

Years of Service: 7

Date of Incident: 06/05/2009

Time of Incident: 2156hrs

Date of Death: 06/08/2009


Fire Department: Pulaski Fire Department

Address: 117 N Jefferson AVE, Pulaski, VA 24301

Fire Department Chief: Bill Webb


Incident Description: Incident Description: Firefighter Reed was operating a fire engine at the scene of a residential structure fire, when on June 6th at 0049hrs, as the department was mopping up the incident, Reed began to experience a medical issue. He was transported to the Pulaski Community Hospital and subsequently transferred to UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville, VA, where he passed away. The nature of the fatal injury is still to be determined and reported. The cause of the fire in the vacant residence is under investigation.


Incident Location: No house number. Cross Street:  Hogans Pl. and Mount Olivet Road.


Funeral Arrangements: Viewing on 06/11/2009, from 1800-2000hrs; Funeral, 06/12/2009 @ 1100hrs, both at Stevens Funeral Home. Apparatus placement will be on the streets around Stevens Funeral Home (815 Randolph Ave., Pulaski, VA 24301). After the funeral service, the procession will be going back down Randolph Ave. (South), apparatus should be turned around and facing South. The burial will take place at the family cemetery at the end of Valley Rd. This is not a through road, it ends, and parking is very limited. Any apparatus and personnel attending the burial,  park on both sides of Valley Rd. between Commerce and First Streets SW (across tracks) and be shuttled to the burial site by school buses staged at First St SW. Due to the parking limitations, Pulaski FD apparatus will be the only fire/EMS apparatus allowed past First Street SW. Those not attending the burial may participate in the precession and exit left at West Main Street traffic light or Commerce Street intersection at RR tracks. Any questions please contact the Pulaski FD at 540-994-8662.  


Memorial Fund Contact and Address: In honor of Firefighter Jeffrey H. Reed, c/o Pulaski Fire Department, 117 N Jefferson AVE, Pulaski, VA 24301


Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Jeffrey H. Reed at


To date, 45 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2009; 44 from incidents that occurred in 2009 and one from a previous year incident.  Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @


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