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The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has released notice of the following line of duty firefighter fatality.

It is with deep regret that I post the following from the United States Fire Administration concerning the line of duty death of fellow brother in arms:

Donald G. Mellott,

Age: 62
Cause of Death: Struck By
Rank: Fire Police Captain
Nature of Death: Trauma
Classification: Volunteer
Emergency Duty: Yes
Incident Date: 02/12/2010
Duty Type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Incident Time: 13:30
Activity Type: Scene Safety
Death Date: 02/12/2010
Fixed Prop. Use: Street/Road
Fire Dept. Info:
Woolrich Volunteer Fire Company No. 1
PO Box 22, 26 Cemetery ST
Woolrich , Pennsylvania 17779

Initial Summary: Incident Description: After establishing and working traffic control and scene protection for more than an hour at the scene of a motor vehicle accident, Fire Police Captain Mellott was struck and killed by an approaching civilian vehicle. The fatal incident is still under investigation by both local and state authorities. Incident Location: Lusk Run Road & Fairpoint Road, Bald Eagle Twp.

Memorial Fund Info: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Donald G. Mellott Memorial Fund through the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home Inc. 231 High St., Flemington, PA 17745.

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Donald G. Mellott; at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/


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