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U.S. Fire Administration Firefighter Fatality Notification - Rockford, IL

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

Name: Terrance Freeman

Rank: Firefighter

Age: 36

Gender: Male

Status: Career

Years of Service: 4

Date of Incident: 11/22/2009

Time of Incident: 1200hrs

Date of Death: 11/22/2009

Fire Department: Rockford Fire Department

Address: 204 S First ST, Rockford, IL 61104-2033

Fire Department Chief: Derek Bergsten

Incident Description: Firefighter Freeman passed away from a cause still to be determined several hours after coming off of his shift during which he had responded to multiple emergency calls.

Incident Location: Pending

Funeral Arrangements: A visitation will be held from 1400-1600hrs on 11/28/2009 (Saturday), followed by a memorial service at 1600hrs at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, 1860 S. Mulford Road, Rockford, IL 61108.

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Terrance Freeman at

To date, 82 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2009; 79 from incidents that occurred in 2009 and three from previous year incidents.  Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @


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