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

It appears that this Line Of Duty Death was overlooked on my part and I wanted to be sure it got posted so we can honor our brothers service and sacrifice to his community and Nation.

It is with deep regret that I post the following from the United States Fire Administration concerning the departure of a fellow brother in arms.

Name: Joseph Mack McCafferty
Age: 59
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
Rank: Lieutenant
Nature of Death: Cerebrovascular Accident
Classification: Career
Emergency Duty: Yes
Incident Date: 01/02/2010
Duty Type: On-Scene Fire
Incident Time: 17:30
Activity Type: Incident Command
Death Date: 01/16/2010
Fixed Prop. Use: Residential

Fire Dept. Info: Lancaster Fire Department
1596 East Main Street
Lancaster , Ohio 43130
Chief: Chief Steven Sells

Initial Summary: 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.
Memorial Fund Info: Local 291 Memorial Fund 1596 East Main Street Lancaster, Ohio 43130 ATTEN. Dana Hiles


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

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