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

It is with deep sadness and regret that I post a firefighter fatality Line of duty death from the USFA. Fellow brother Captain Jonathan Littleton. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Pine Level FD.

Jonathan Lewis “Johnny” Littleton

Rank: Captain
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 5
Date of Incident: 08/19/2010
Time of Incident: 2045hrs
Date of Death: 08/20/2010

Fire Department:
Pine Level Fire Department
Address: PO Box 609, 110 W Main ST, Pine Level, NC 27568
Fire Department Chief: Stephen Holloman

Incident Description: Captain Littleton was participating in fire department training when he started feeling ill and departed early for his residence. Captain Littleton was discovered the following day at his residence having passed away from a cause still to be determined.

Incident Location: 223 Davis Mill RD, Pine Level.

Funeral Arrangements: 08/24/2010

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Pine Level Police Department, P. O. Box 128, Pine Level, NC 27568 or the Pine Level Fire Department, P. O. Box 609, Pine Level, NC 27568 for their respective benevolence funds.

Tribute is being paid to Captain Jonathan Lewis “Johnny” Littleton at

To date, 56 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2010; 54 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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