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

It is with deep regret that I post the following USFA official line of duty death announcement of fellow brother firefighter David Sullivan. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Otis FD.

David Sullivan

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 70
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 20+
Date of Incident: 07/24/2010
Time of Incident: 1500hrs
Date of Death: 07/25/2010

Fire Department:
Otis Fire Department
Address: PO Box 157, 15 South Main Road, Otis, MA 01253
Fire Department Chief: Sandy Pinkham

Incident Description: Firefighter Sullivan worked at the scene of a structure fire on July 24th at approximately 1500hrs, clearing the scene and returning home several hours later. The following day near his home, Sullivan complained to others that he was not feeling well and retired to his residence where he was later discovered having passed away from a cause still to be determined.

Incident Location: 1304 New Boston Road, Tolland, MA

Funeral Arrangements: Pending

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending

Tribute is being paid to David Sullivan at

To date, 47 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2010; 45 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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