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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 Firefighter Leo Powell. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Morgan Township VFD.

Leo Powell


Age: 74
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
Rank: Firefighter
Nature of Death: Heart Attack
Classification: Volunteer
Emergency Duty: No
Incident Date: 04/03/2010
Duty Type: After
Incident Time: 12:03
Activity Type: Unknown
Death Date: 04/03/2010
Fixed Prop. Use: Outdoor Property

Fire Dept. Info:
Morgan Township Volunteer Fire Department
7106 Bear Creek RD
Lucasville , Ohio 45648
Chief: Tim Phipps

Initial Summary: At approximately 1200hrs on 04/03/2010, Firefighter Powell responded to a brush fire with the fire department. After clearing the scene, Powell collapsed at his residence at approximately 1500hrs from an apparent heart attack and could not be revived. Incident Location: Pending
Memorial Fund Info: Memorial contributions in honor of Firefighter and former Fire Chief Leo Powell may be made to the Morgan Township Volunteer Fire Department, 7106 Big Bear Creek Road, Lucasville, OH 45648.

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Powell at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/applications/ffmem/ffmem_detail.jsp?p_id=3795

To date, 22 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2010; 21 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 @ http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/statistics/ff_stats....

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