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

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 Paramedic Harold Frey has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Sandown Fire and Rescue Department.

Harold Frey

Rank: Firefighter/Paramedic
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 3
Date of Incident: 01/16/2011
Time of Incident: 1100hrs
Date of Death: 01/16/2011

Fire Department: Sandown Fire and Rescue Department
Address: 316 Main ST, Sandown, NH 03873
Fire Department Chief: Wilfred Tapley

Incident Description: Firefighter Frey passed away from an apparent heart attack while participating in an ice rescue training exercise.

Incident Location: Fremont Road and Philips Road, Sandown, NH.

Funeral Arrangements: Calling hours, 01/20/2011 from 4-8pm, Peabody Funeral Home, 15 Birch ST, Dairy, NH. An interment service is open to the public and will be held on 01/21/2011, 1100am, at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen, NH. The Sea of Blue and Honor Guards will form at 1000hrs at the cemetery.

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of Firefighter/Paramedic Harold Frey to the Sandown Volunteer Fireman’s Association, PO Box 1756, Sandown, NH 03873.

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter/Paramedic Harold Frey at

To date, seven firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2011; six 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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