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

It is with deep regret that I post the following USFA official line of duty death announcement of fellow brother firefighter Steven Scott Crannell. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Guthrie Center Fire Department.

Steven Scott Crannell

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 20
Date of Incident: 04/21/2010
Time of Incident: 0005hrs
Date of Death: 04/22/2010

Fire Department:
Guthrie Center Fire Department
Address: 101 State Street. Guthrie Center, IA 50115
Fire Department Chief: Doug Kent
Fire Department POC: Chief Doug Kent

Incident Description: Firefighter Steven Crannell participated in a fire department training drill on the evening of 04/21/2010. He went home after assisting with cleanup from the drill. EMS was dispatched to his home at 12:05 am on 4/22/2010. He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:20 am from an apparent heart attack.

Funeral Arrangements: Memorial Services were held Saturday, 04/24/2010 at 16:00hrs, at the Guthrie Center High School gymnasium. Visitation was held from 1300hrs until service time at the school.

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Memorial contributions may be made to the Guthrie Center Fire Department, 101 State Street, Guthrie Center, IA 50115.

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Crannell at
To date, 38 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2010; 36 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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