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

It is in sadness and with great honor that we as a Brotherhood post a Line Of Duty Death for 2011 from the USFA. Fellow brother Firefighter and Captain William (Bill) Hopman has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Quincy Volunteer Fire Department.

William (Bill) Floyd Hopman

Rank: Captain
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 20
Date of Incident: 01/10/2011
Time of Incident: 2108hrs
Date of Death: 01/11/2011
Fire Department: Quincy Volunteer Fire Department
Address: 505 Lawrence ST, Quincy, CA 95971
Fire Department Chief: Robert Cassou
Fire Department POC: Yvonne Bush

Incident Description: On 01/10/11, Captain Hopman had responded to a structure fire in the downtown Quincy area. After the fire had been extinguished, Captain Hopman returned to the fire station and then went home. Sometime in the early morning hours of 01/11/11, he was found in his bed where he had passed away. The cause of death is under investigation.

Funeral Arrangements: The funeral will be held at the Qansner Airport, Highway 70, Quincy, CA on Wednesday, January 19, 2010, at 1300hrs. Captain Hopman had a hangar at this airport.

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending.

Tribute is being paid to Captain Hopman at

To date, five firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2011; four from incidents that occurred in 2011 and one from a previous year incident. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @

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