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U.S. Fire Administration Firefighter Fatality Notification - Tucson, AZ

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The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:
Name: Dennis Robinson
Rank: Captain
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 26
Date of Incident: 03/30/2010
Time of Incident: 1500hrs
Date of Death: 03/31/2010
Fire Department: Three Points Fire District
Address: 11200 S Sierrita Mtn RD, B328, Tucson, AZ 85736-1434
Fire Department Chief: John Williams
Fire Department Website:
Incident Description: A few hours after participating in roof ventilation training on the fire department’s portable burn trailer, Captain Robinson fell ill at Three Point’s Station 92.  He was transported to Saint Mary’s Hospital, but succumbed to his injury the following day. The nature of the fatal injury is still under investigation.
Incident Location: 11777 W Camino Lucido, Tucson, AZ 85735
Funeral Arrangements: Visitation Friday, April 2, 2010, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 3, 2010, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., with Services 2:30 p.m. at EVERGREEN MORTUARY & CEMETERY, N. Oracle Rd & W. Miracle Mile,
Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Memorials may be made to the Three Points Fire Department, 11200 S. Sierrita Mountain Rd., PMB 328, Tucson, AZ 85736 to the attention of Chief John Williams.
Tribute is being paid to Captain Dennis Robinson at
To date, 21 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2010; 20 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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