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The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality in OH.

It is with deep regret that I post the following USFA official line of duty death announcement of fellow brother Lieutenant Edward Teare. Our sincere condolences go out to the family and the members of the Independence Fire Department.

Edward Teare,

Age: 53
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
Rank: Lieutenant
Nature of Death: Heart Attack
Classification: Career
Emergency Duty: No
Incident Date: 03/31/2010
Duty Type: Training
Incident Time: 14:00
Activity Type: Other
Death Date: 03/31/2010
Fixed Prop. Use: Storage

Fire Dept. Info:
Independence Fire Department
6305 Selig DR
Independence , Ohio 44131-4926
Chief: Peter Nelson

Initial Summary: 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

Memorial Fund Info: 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 incident in 2009. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @

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