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U.S. Fire Administration Firefighter Fatality Notification - Louisville, KY

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

Name: Terry Cannon

Rank: Major

Age: 52

Gender: Male

Status: Volunteer

Years of Service: 33

Date of Incident: 01/17/2010

Time of Incident: Pending

Date of Death: 01/17/2010

Fire Department: Buechel Fire Protection District

Address: 4101 Bardstown RD, Louisville, KY 40218

Fire Department Chief: Jonathon Yuodis

Fire Department Website: http://www.buechelfire.com

Incident Description: Major Cannon passed away from an apparent heart attack shortly after responding to a residential fire alarm.

Incident Location: Southeast YMCA, 5930 Six Mile Lane, Louisville, KY 40218

Funeral Arrangements: Visitation will be 01/20/2010 from 1600-2000hrs and 01/21/2010 from 1300-2000hrs at Ratterman and Sons Funeral Home. Services will be held 01/22/2010 at 1000hrs at Saint Bartholomew Catholic Church.

Memorial Fund Contact and Address:  In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to be made to WHAS Crusade for Children, PO Box 1100, Louisville, KY 40201

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Major Terry Cannon at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/

To date, five firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2010; four from incidents that occurred in 2010 and one from a previous year incident.  Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @ http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/statistics/ff_stats.shtm

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