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The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: KS

It is with deep regret that I post the following USFA official line of duty death announcement of fellow brother Firefighter John Glaser. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Shawnee Kansas Fire Department.

John Glaser

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 6
Date of Incident: 05/22/2010
Time of Incident: 2055hrs
Date of Death: 05/22/2010

Fire Department:
Shawnee Fire Department
Address: 6501 Quivira RD, Shawnee, KS 66216
Fire Department Chief: Jeff Hudson

Incident Description: While performing search and rescue operations at a residential structure fire, Firefighter Glaser became separated from his crew and reported that he was in trouble. A crew member requested a Mayday and immediately began searching for Firefighter Glaser. Additional firefighters then entered to locate Glaser, and on locating him, Glaser was removed from the structure and provided medical care by paramedics on the scene. Firefighter Glaser was transported to the Shawnee Mission Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Eastern Kansas Task Force.
Incident Location: 13408 W. 75th Court

Funeral Arrangements: Visitation will be Wednesday (05/26/2010) from 1600-2000hrs at the Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Row Ave, Leawood, KS. Thursday morning (05/27/2010), a fire apparatus procession will begin at the Amos Family Funeral Home, 10901 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, and will pass by the Shawnee Fire Department Station #71 then proceed to the Church of the Resurrection for a 1030hrs memorial service.

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending and when completed will be posted at

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter John Glaser at

To date, 32 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2010; 30 from incidents that occurred in 2010 and 2 from previous year incidents. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @

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Comment by Ian Beyer on May 26, 2010 at 5:55pm

Wanted to let you know that we'll be making John's memorial service available via web stream tomorrow morning at for those who can't make it to Kansas City.

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