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

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:

Brian Rowe

Age: 66
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
Rank: Fire Chief
Nature of Death: Heart Attack
Classification: Volunteer
Emergency Duty: Yes
Incident Date: 03/05/2010
Duty Type: Responding
Incident Time: 22:15
Activity Type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
Death Date: 03/05/2010
Fixed Prop. Use: Street/Road

Fire Dept. Info:
West Fork Volunteer Fire Department
PO Box 14, RT 201
West Fork , Maine 04985
Chief: Pending

Initial Summary: Fire Chief Rowe suffered a heart attack and died while en route to a rescue call involving a fatal snowmobile accident. The West Forks Fire and Rescue emergency medical personnel who had been at the snowmobile accident came to Rowe's aid and performed lifesaving measures, but Rowe succumbed to his injury. Incident Location: Interconnecting Snowmobile Trail 87 near Moxie Pond.

Memorial Fund Info: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Fire Chief Brian Rowe at USFA Firefighter Fatalities

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