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

It is with deep regret that I post the following USFA official line of duty death announcement of fellow brother firefighter Engineer Charles Hornberger. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Milmont Park Fire Company Station #49.

Charles Hornberger

Rank: Engineer
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 30
Date of Incident: 06/30/10
Time of Incident: 1140hrs
Date of Death: 07/12/10

Fire Department:
Milmont Park Fire Company Station #49
Address: 714 Belmont Avenue, Milmont Park, PA 19033
Fire Department Chief: Terry Burke, Sr.
Fire Department POC: Deputy Chief Jay Volpone

Incident Description: On Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at approximately 1140hrs, Engineer Hornberger responded to the fire station for an alarm of a commercial building fire. He arrived at the station but missed the truck. He stayed at the station until his company returned and then went home. While leaving his house a short while later, he collapsed. He was immediately given CPR and rushed to the Taylor Hospital. He remained in the hospital where he passed away from irreversible damage to the heart.

Funeral Arrangements: Visitation will be Sunday, July 18, 2010, 1700hrs-2000hrs and Monday, July 19, 2010, from 0830hrs-0945hrs at the Milmont Park Fire Company. At 1000hrs, there will be a procession from the fire house to St. Peter and Paul Cemetery where Engineer Hornberger will be laid to rest with full honors. Engineer Hornberger was the Past Deputy Chief of the Milmont Park Fire Company and had spent many years as a member of numerous other departments.

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Engineer Hornberger at
To date, 43 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2010; 41 from incidents that occurred in 2010 and two from previous year incidents. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @

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