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U.S. Fire Administration Firefighter Fatality Notification - Homewood, IL

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The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:
Name: Brian Carey
Rank: Firefighter
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: <1
Date of Incident: 03/30/2010
Time of Incident: 2100hrs
Date of Death: 03/30/2010
Fire Department: Homewood Fire Department
Address: 17950 Dixie HWY, Homewood, IL  60430-1732
Fire Department Chief: Bob Grabowski
Incident Description: Firefighter Carey and one other firefighter were seriously injured while rescuing a husband and wife from a burning residential structure. Firefighter Carey died from his injuries and the second firefighter remains hospitalized with first and second degree burns.  In addition, the husband died after being removed from the structure, while the wife was transported to the hospital with serious burn injuries.

Incident Location: 17622 Lincoln Ave, Homewood.
Funeral Arrangements: Pending
Memorial Fund Contact and Address: The Homewood Emergency Medical Fund, 17950 Dixie HWY, Homewood, IL  60430
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Brian Carey at
To date, 18 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2010; 17 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 @

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