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

It is with the deepest sadness and sympathy that I post the following Line Of Duty Death from the USFA. Fellow brother firefighter and Paramedic Chad Null has made the ultimate sacrifice. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Sullivan Fire Department.

Chad Null

Rank: Firefighter/Paramedic

Age: 33 Gender: Male

Status: Career

Years of Service: 5

Date of Incident: 12/16/2010 Time of Incident: 1130hrs

Date of Death: 12/16/2010

Fire Department: Sullivan Fire Department

Address: 32 N Court ST, Sullivan, IN 47882-1508

Fire Department Chief: Rob Robertson Fire Department POC: Rob Robertson

Incident Description: After returning from two emergency medical services calls, Firefighter/Paramedic Null was at the fire station when he was found unresponsive on the floor by colleagues. They immediately performed CPR, and Firefighter/Paramedic Null was rushed to the hospital where he died from an apparent heart attack.

Incident Location: 32 N Court ST, Sullivan, IN 47882-1508 Funeral Arrangements: There will be a Memorial Service, Monday, December 20, 2010 at 1600hrs, Sullivan High School, Sullivan, IN.

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: In honor of Firefighter/Paramedic Chad Null, memorial contributions/flowers may be sent to the Holmes Memorial Chapel, Sullivan, IN.

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter/Paramedic Chad Null at To date, 83 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2010; 81 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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