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

It is with deep regret that I post the following USFA official line of duty death announcement of fellow brother firefighter Captain David Irr. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Yuma Rural/Metro Fire Department.

David IRR

Rank: Fire Captain
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 15
Date of Incident: 05/22/2010
Time of Incident: 0730hrs
Date of Death: 05/22/2010

Fire Department:
Yuma Rural/Metro Fire Department
Address: 2029 S Arizona AVE, Yuma, AZ 85364
Fire Department Chief: Fire Marshal Curt Foster

Incident Description: Captain IRR passed away in his sleep on duty and was discovered at shift change.
Incident Location: Yuma Rural/Metro Fire Department Station Two, 11741 Fortuna Rd.

Funeral Arrangements: A vigil will be held this 05/27/2010 1700-2100hrs at Desert Valley Mortuary 15877 S. Ave B in Somerton. A procession will be held on 05/25/2010 at 0900hrs starting at Desert Valley Mortuary, 15877 S. Ave B., Traveling to St Francis of Assisi Church 1815 S. 8th Ave Yuma AZ. Services will held at 1000hrs.

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: In honor of Captain David IRR, c/o the Rural/Metro Firefighters Fund, 2029 S Arizona AVE, Yuma, AZ 85364.

Tribute is being paid to Captain David IRR at

To date, 33 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2010; 31 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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