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U.S. Fire Administration Firefighter Fatality Notification - Batesville, AR

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

Name: Henry Sandy

Rank: Firefighter

Age: 52

Gender: Male

Status: Volunteer

Years of Service: 9

Date of Incident: 01/26/2010

Time of Incident: 1159hrs

Date of Death: 01/26/2010

Fire Department: Northside Volunteer Fire Department

Address: PO Box 2521, 3455 N ST Louis ST, Batesville, AR  72503-2521

Fire Department Chief: Karrel Fleetwood

Incident Description: Firefighter Sandy was working water supply and pumper operations at the scene of a residential structure fire when he collapsed from an apparent heart attack moments after refueling one of the motors.  Firefighters and other responders worked to resuscitate Firefighter Sandy, but he succumbed to his injury.

Incident Location: 2516 E Main ST, Batesville, AR  72503

Funeral Arrangements: Pending

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: In honor of Firefighter Henry Sandy, c/o Northside Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 2521, Batesville, AR  72503-2521

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Henry Sandy at

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


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