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

It is with deep regret that I post the following USFA official line of duty death announcement of fellow brother Firefighter Kurt Meusel. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Scales Mound Fire Protection District.

Kurt Meusel

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 10

Date of Incident: 05/22/2010
Time of Incident: 2114hrs
Date of Death: 05/22/2010

Fire Department:
Scales Mound Fire Protection District
Address: 130 N Franklin ST, Scales Mound, IL 61075
Fire Department Chief: Carl Winters

Incident Description: Firefighter Meusel died from injuries sustained in a single motor vehicle accident while responding to a search and rescue incident.

Incident Location: North Mill Creek Road, south of East Brandt Road.

Funeral Arrangements: Pending

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Kurt Meusel at

To date, 30 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2010; 28 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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