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

It is with deep regret that I post the following USFA official line of duty death announcement of fellow brother Captain Harold Reed Sr. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Peru Fire District #3.

Harold Reed, Sr

Rank: Captain
Age: 74
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 47
Date of Incident: 04/11/2010
Time of Incident: 1555hrs
Date of Death: 04/11/2010

Fire Department:
Peru Fire District #3
Address: PO Box 70, Peru, KS 67360
Fire Department Chief: Rick Peel
Fire Department POC: Rick Peel

Incident Description: While assisting at a rural brush fire, Captain Reed was overcome by smoke. He was treated and subsequently transported to the Sedan City Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Incident Location: Road 22, South of 166, Peru, Kansas

Funeral Arrangements: Pending

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Donations may be sent to the First National Bank, 101 West Main Street, Sedan, Kansas 67361.

Tribute is being paid to Captain Reed at

To date, 25 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2010; 24 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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