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U.S. Fire Administration Firefighter Fatality Notification - Linn Valley, KS

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

Name: Stanley L. Giles

Rank: Fire Chief

Age: 69

Gender: Male

Status: Volunteer

Years of Service: 15

Date of Incident: 02/10/2010

Time of Incident: 1545hrs

Date of Death: 02/10/2010

Fire Department: Linn Valley Lakes Fire Department

Address: 1794 Lakeview Lane, Linn Valley, KS 66040

Fire Department Chief: Todd Stone

Incident Description: Fire Chief Giles passed away from injuries sustained when he was pinned between a fire apparatus backing into the station after returning from a fire call and another fire department vehicle.

Incident Location: 1794 Lakeview Lane, Linn Valley, KS 66040

Funeral Arrangements: 02/26/2010 – Private family service at Ft. Leavenworth, KS.

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of  Fire Chief Stanley L. Giles may be made to the Linn Valley Lakes Fire Department Auxiliary, c/o Linn Valley Lakes Fire Department, 1794 Lakeview Lane, Linn Valley, KS 66040.

Tribute is being paid to Fire Chief Stanley L. Giles at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/

To date, 9 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2010; 8 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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