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U.S. Fire Administration Firefighter Fatality Notification - Sparta, GA

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

Name: Gary D. Street

Rank: Firefighter

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Status: Volunteer

Years of Service: 5

Date of Incident: 10/17/2009

Time of Incident: 1333hrs

Date of Death: 10/17/2009

Fire Department: East Lake Sinclair Volunteer Fire Department

Address: 4029 Lake Sinclair Drive, Sparta, GA 31087

Fire Department Chief: James J. McClure

Fire Department Website:

Incident Description: Firefighter Street was operating at the scene of an emergency medical call. After moving a fire department squad so that a responding ambulance could be brought forward to transport the patient, Street collapsed and subsequently passed away from an apparent heart attack.

Incident Location: 182 Deer Park, Sparta, GA

Funeral Arrangements: Pending

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: In honor of Firefighter Gary D. Street, c/o East Lake Sinclair Volunteer Fire Department, 4029 Lake Sinclair Drive, Sparta, GA 31087.

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Gary D. Street at

To date, 75 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2009; 73 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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