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U.S. Fire Administration Firefighter Fatality Notification - Dante, VA

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

Name: Bobby Joe Mullins

Rank: Assistant Fire Chief

Age: 52

Gender: Male

Status: Volunteer

Years of Service: 10

Date of Incident: 12/20/2009

Time of Incident: Pending

Date of Death: 12/20/2009


Fire Department: Dante Volunteer Fire Department

Address: PO Box 86, ST RT 63 N, Dante, VA 24237 (USNG: 17S LA 8450 9325)

Fire Department Chief: Ricky Neece

Incident Description: While working a vehicle fire, Assistant Chief Mullins became ill. He was treated and transported to the emergency room. Mullins was then transferred to a trauma center but passed away soon after arriving of sudden cardiac arrest.

Incident Location: Pending

Funeral Arrangements: Pending

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Assistant Fire Chief Bobby Joe Mullins at

To date, 88 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2009; 85 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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