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

It is with deep sadness and regret that I post a firefighter fatality Line of duty death from the USFA. Fellow brother firefighter Ronald W.Stephen. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Lynn Volunteer FD.

Ronald W. Stephan

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 20
Date of Incident: 09/24/2010
Time of Incident: 1436hrs
Date of Death: 09/25/2010

Fire Department:
Lynn Volunteer Fire Department
Address: P.O. Box 65, 101 E Church ST, Lynn, IN 47355
Fire Department Chief: Charles Nicholson

Incident Description: Firefighter Stephan suffered an apparent fatal heart attack the morning following his participation in a mutual-aid response to a large brush fire in Ohio.

Incident Location: 9849 Fourman Road, Laura, OH

Funeral Arrangements: Arrangements are pending at Thomas Memorial Chapel of Lynn, IN.

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: In honor of Firefighter Ronald W. Stephan, c/o Lynn Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 65, Lynn, IN 47355

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Ronald W. Stephan at
To date, 63 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2010; 61 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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