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

It is with deep sadness and regret that I post a firefighter fatality Line of duty death from the USFA. Fellow brother firefighter Assistant Chief Thomas Innes. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Hindsboro Community Fire Protection District.

Thomas Innes

Rank: Assistant Fire Chief

Age: 61

Gender: Male

Status: Volunteer

Years of Service: Pending

Date of Incident: 10/02/2010

Time of Incident: 2245hrs

Date of Death: 10/03/2010

Fire Department:
Hindsboro Community Fire Protection District
Address: PO Box 37, Hindsboro, IL 61930
Fire Department Chief: Steve Beaty

Incident Description: Assistant Fire Chief Innes responded to a medical call in the town of Hindsboro. After the call was completed and the patient was transported, Innes went back to the station, readied the equipment, and then returned home. Shortly after returning home, Chief Innes became ill and was taken to a hospital where he passed away from a cause still to be reported.

Incident Location: Pending

Funeral Arrangements: Pending

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Assistant Fire Chief Thomas Innes at

To date, 65 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2010; 63 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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