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

It is with deep regret that I post the following USFA official line of duty death announcement of fellow brother Firefighter Brian Carey. Our sincere condolences go out to the family and the members of the Homewood FD in Illinois.

Brian Carey,

Age: 28
Cause of Death: Caught or Trapped
Rank: Firefighter
Nature of Death: Burns
Classification: Career
Emergency Duty: Yes
Incident Date: 03/30/2010
Duty Type: On-Scene Fire
Incident Time: 21:00
Activity Type: Search and Rescue
Death Date: 03/30/2010
Fixed Prop. Use: Residential

Fire Dept. Info:
Homewood Fire Department
17950 Dixie HWY
Homewood , Illinois 60430-1732
Chief: Bob Grabowski

Initial Summary: Firefighter Carey and one other firefighter were seriously injured while rescuing a husband and wife from a burning residential structure. Firefighter Carey died from his injuries and the second firefighter remains hospitalized with first and second degree burns. In addition, the husband died after being removed from the structure, while the wife was transported to the hospital with serious burn injuries.

Incident Location: 17622 Lincoln Ave, Homewood

Memorial Fund Info: The Homewood Emergency Medical Fund, 17950 Dixie HWY, Homewood, IL 60430

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Brian Carey at

To date, 19 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2010; 18 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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