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U.S. Fire Administration Firefighter Fatality Notification - Ste. Genevieve, MO

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

Name: David Grass Jr.

Rank: Firefighter

Age: 34

Gender: Male

Status: Volunteer

Years of Service: <1

Date of Incident: 07/07/2009

Time of Incident: 1545hrs

Date of Death: 07/08/2009

Fire Department: Ste. Genevieve Fire Department

Address: 165 South Fourth Street, Ste. Genevieve, MO  63670

Fire Department Chief: G. Mick Schwent

Incident Description: Firefighter Grass was at the fire station and participating in department sponsored physical fitness training when he experienced a medical emergency. Grass was flown to St. Louis University Medical Center by air ambulance where he succumbed to an apparent brain injury.

Incident Location: 165 South Fourth Street, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670

Funeral Arrangements: Pending

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter David Grass Jr. at

To date, 57 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2009; 55 from incidents that occurred in 2009 and two from previous year incidents.  Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @


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