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U.S. Fire Administration Firefighter Fatality Notification - Douglassville, PA

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


Name:  Robert Stone   


Rank:  Firefighter


Age:  47


Gender:  Male


Status:  Volunteer


Years of Service:  2


Date of Incident:  11/3/2009


Time of Incident:  1655hrs


Date of Death:  11/4/2009


Fire Department:  Amity Fire and Rescue


Address: 47 Pine Fords Road, Douglassville, PA 19518


Fire Department Chief:  Matt Richter


Incident Description:  Upon returning to the station after responding to a residential carbon monoxide alarm on November 3, 2009, Firefighter Stone began complaining of chest pains and was subsequently transported to Reading Hospital.  After undergoing surgery at the hospital, Firefighter Stone went into cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead at approximately 0730hrs the following morning.


Funeral Arrangements:  Pending


Memorial Fund Contact and Address:  Pending


Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Robert Stone at


To date, 79 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2009; 77 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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