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U.S. Fire Administration Firefighter Fatality Notification - Woolrich, PA

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

Name: Donald G. Mellott

Rank: Fire Police Captain

Age: 62

Gender: Male

Status: Volunteer

Years of Service: 44

Date of Incident: 02/12/2010

Time of Incident: 1330hrs

Date of Death: 02/12/2010

Fire Department: Woolrich Volunteer Fire Company No. 1

Address: PO Box 22, 26 Cemetery ST, Woolrich, PA 17779

Fire Department Chief: Brandon Coleman

Incident Description: After establishing and working traffic control and scene protection for more than an hour at the scene of a motor vehicle accident, Fire Police Captain Mellott was struck and killed by an approaching civilian vehicle. The fatal incident is still under investigation by both local and state authorities.

Incident Location: Lusk Run Road & Fairpoint Road, Bald Eagle Twp.

Funeral Arrangements: The Funeral Services will be held at the Castanea Fire Company Picnic Grounds, 859 Lower Creek Road, Lock Haven, PA on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at 11:30 am. The Rev. Fred Fields will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under direction of the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home Inc. 231 High St., Flemington, PA 17745.

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Donald G. Mellott Memorial Fund through the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home Inc. 231 High St., Flemington, PA 17745.

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Fire Police Captain Donald G. Mellott at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/

To date, 7 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2010; 6 from incidents that occurred in 2010 and 1 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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