Wednesday, January 13

Notice of Firefighter Fatality - Tioga Center, NY

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

Name:  Leroy Kemp
Rank:  Firefighter/Past Chief
Age: 85
Gender: Male
Status:  Volunteer
Years of Service: 60
Date of Incident: 01/13/2010
Time of Incident: 0600
Date of Death: 01/13/2010

Fire Department: Tioga Center Fire Department
Address: 60 Fifth AVE, Tioga Center, NY 13845
Fire Department Chief: Milton Kemp (son of deceased)
Fire Department POC: Milton Kemp

Incident Description: Firefighter Leroy Kemp was responding to a mutual aid call when he was involved in a multiple vehicle crash. He was killed upon impact.

Incident Location: Pending

Funeral Arrangements: Pending

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Donations to Tioga Center Fire Department in honor of Firefighter Kemp to Tioga Center Fire Department, 60 Fifth Avenue, Tioga Center, New York 13845, (607) 687-4102.

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Kemp at

To date, two firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2010; one from an incident that occurred in 2010 and one from a previous year incident. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @



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