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

It is with deep regret that I post the following USFA official line of duty death announcement of fellow brother firefighter Chief Jay C. Brown. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Gresston Volunteer Fire Department .

Jay C. Brown

Rank: Fire Chief
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 24
Date of Incident: 06/27/2010
Time of Incident: 1800hrs
Date of Death: 06/27/2010

Fire Department:
Gresston Volunteer Fire Department
Address: Gresston, GA
Fire Department Chief: Pending

Incident Description: Fire Chief Brown passed away from an apparent heart attack while working with his fire department to clear away trees that were knocked down during severe storms in the area.

Incident Location: Friendship UMC Road.

Funeral Arrangements: Pending

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Fire Chief Jay C. Brown at

To date, 37 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2010; 35 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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