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U.S. Fire Administration Firefighter Fatality Notification - Independence, OH

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The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:
Name: Edward Teare
Rank: Lieutenant
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 30
Date of Incident: 03/31/2010
Time of Incident: 1400hrs
Date of Death: 03/31/2010
Fire Department: Independence Fire Department
Address: 6305 Selig DR, Independence, OH 44131-4926
Fire Department Chief: Peter Nelson
Fire Department Website:
Incident Description: Lieutenant Teare complained of not feeling well after a training session, lied down and was found by crew members in cardiac arrest a short time later.
Incident Location: 6305 Selig DR, Independence, OH
Funeral Arrangements: Pending, updates at
Memorial Fund Contact and Address: In honor of Lieutenant Edward Teare, c/o Independence Fire Department, 6305 Selig DR, Independence, OH 44131-4926.
Tribute is being paid to Lieutenant Edward Teare at
To date, 20 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2010; 19 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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