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The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has released notice of the following firefighter fatalities:

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatalities:
Name: Jerry Thompson
Rank: Firefighter
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 10
Date of Incident: 01/14/2010
Time of Incident: 1315hrs
Date of Death: 01/14/2010
Fire Department: Linwood Volunteer Fire Department
Address: 10060 Road 248, Union, MS 39365 (USNG: 16S CB 0199 1369)
Fire Department Chief: Gerald Spears

Incident Description: While at the scene of a structure fire, Firefighter Thompson collapsed. CPR efforts were started immediately by firefighters on-scene and Firefighter Thompson was transported by LifeCare EMS to Laird Hospital where he succumbed to an apparent heart attack.
Incident Location: Road 262 in Neshoba County (USNG: 16S CB 0433 0745).
Funeral Arrangements: Sunday, January 17, 200.
Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Jerry Thompson at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/


Name: Joseph Mack McCafferty
Rank: Lieutenant
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 37
Date of Incident: 01/02/2010
Time of Incident: 1730hrs
Date of Death: 01/16/2010
Fire Department: Lancaster Fire Department
Address: 1596 East Main Street, Lancaster, OH 43130 (USNG: 17S LD 6550 9723)
Fire Department Chief: Steven Sells

Incident Description: Lieutenant McCafferty was incident commander at the scene of a residential structure fire when he collapsed on the fireground and later succumbed to an apparent stroke.

Funeral Arrangements: Showing 01/21/2010, 2pm - 4pn, 6pm - 8pm
Faith Memorial Church, 2160 West Fair Ave
Lancaster, OH 43130. Funeral 10:00 AM Friday January 22, 2010,
Faith Memorial Church, 2160 West Fair Ave., Lancaster, OH 43130
Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Local 291 Memorial Fund, 1596 East Main Street, Lancaster, Ohio 43130 ATTN: Dana Hiles

Tribute is being paid to Lieutenant Joseph Mack McCafferty at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/

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