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

I was enjoying in not having to post for quite awhile anymore LODD's especially since we are less than a month away from remembering our fallen brothers and sisters from last year who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Stay safe!

It is with deep sadness and regret that I post a firefighter fatality Line of duty death from the USFA. Fellow brother Chief Larry Suiter. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Green Garden FD.

Larry Suiter

Rank: Fire Chief
Age: 66
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 40
Date of Incident: 09/03/2010
Time of Incident: Pending
Date of Death: 09/04/2010

Fire Department:
Lorraine Green Garden Fire Department
Address: PO Box 81, Lorraine, KS 67459-0081
Fire Department Chief: Pending

Incident Description: Fire Chief Suiter responded to an anhydrous ammonia leak at a grain elevator. After returning home from the incident, Chief Suiter passed away from a cause still to be reported.
Incident Location: Pending

Funeral Arrangements: Pending

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Fire Chief Larry Suiter at

To date, 54 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2010; 52 from incidents that occurred in 2010 and 2 from previous year incidents. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @

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Thoughts and prayers going out to his family, friends, crew, and community. Thank you Chief Suiter for your service. Rest in peace good sir.


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