It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 49th Line Of Duty Deaths in 2012 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter/Photographer Jim Reardon has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and members of the Fire Academy of North Dakota.
Years of Service: 4
Date of Incident: 08/04/2012
Time of Incident: 1630hrs
Date of Death: 08/04/2012
Fire Department: Fire Academy of North Dakota
Address: 104 3rd AVE NW, Suite 202, Mandan, ND 58554
Fire Department Chief: Darrell Graf
Incident Description: While participating in an exploratory dive in preparation for an upcoming North Dakota Fire Academy SCUBA exercise, Firefighter Reardon passed away from a cause still to be determined.
Incident Location: Lake Seven (Scalp Lake), Frazee, MN
Funeral Arrangements: Wake, 08/10/2012, 1600-2000hrs at St. Michael Catholic Church, 9251 Highway 25, Buckman, MN; Funeral, 08/11/2012, 1100hrs at St. Michael Catholic Church.
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter/Photographer Jim Reardon at http://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/fatalities/
To date, 49 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2012. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @ http://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/fatalities/statistics/ff_stats...