The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:
Name: John Thurman
Years of Service: 21
Date of Incident: 10/21/2009
Time of Incident: 1700hrs
Date of Death: 10/21/2009
Fire Department Chief: Barry Burnside
Fire Department POC: Jeff Blackledge
Incident Description: Captain Thurman passed away from a cause still to be determined while on-duty performing fitness activities in a park adjacent to his fire station.
Funeral Arrangements: Pending
Memorial Fund Contact and Address: In honor of Captain John Thurman, c/o
Tribute is being paid to Captain John Thurman at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/
To date, 76 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2009; 74 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 @ http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/statistics/ff_stats.shtm
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